Brewing Bacon Bash VII – BRB w/BLT Edition

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April 16th, 2022  

9:00am – 8:00pm

Utica Volunteer Firehall, 

3860 Academy Street, Utica, PA

Traditions are a little out-of-sync as we return to our SCAdian lands. So in reverse order.

THE BASH

This will be our “traditional” Heavy Combat Random Weapons Bearpit at the Borderwatch Training Hall. You and your opponent will have to roll a D20 to determine with what weapon you will use in the list. You have to roll the dice with every fight! It might be a spear, a dagger, a sword, a chicken… We will also provide the rubber chicken if you happen to roll the unlucky “13”. You need to hit them in the face with the chicken if you want to win that fight. We will have a supply of pre-inspected weapons you can borrow if you roll a weapon you didn’t bring yourself.

THE BACON – BYOB –> BRB w/BLT

We are sorry to say with the ever changing conditions of the plague we did not PLAN to distribute the bacon this year. So it WAS “Bring-Your-Own-Bacon”. We were suggesting the money saved from the lower event cost should be used for you to buy a pound of good thick-cut bacon. We encouraged you to bring your basket of bacon and hoard it. Eat it aggressively as you stare into the eyes of the poorly prepared and see the lamentations of those who forgot their bacon.Well, we have a hard time seeing sad people. So we will Be-Right-Back with bacon via a Build-a-BLT sideboard. I am not going to raise the price again though. Welcome to Hunters’ Home hospitality.

THE BREWING

The sampling for the competition will be held in the outside shelter. This competition will be for beer/ale, cider, and wine/mead only. Judging will commence at 3PM, and will run in 15 minute increments for each entry. We will use the judging rubric currently posted on the brewers’ guild website. http://brewers.aethelmearc.org/competition.htmlBrewers should come prepared for active judging, meaning the brewer should be prepared to answer questions during the judging. Entries will be judged one at a time, and we will make every effort to judge multiple entries from a single brewer back-to-back. We can also attempt to schedule fighters later in the judging to give them maximum time to come off the lists. Documentation must be written, and should cover style, ingredients, and techniques/procedures for production. Where modern ingredients or techniques are used, the brewer should supply documentation for the period equivalent and an explanation of why the modern substitute was used (period ingredient is illegal in the USA, good vs. poor sanitation, etc.) Primary and secondary sources are preferred. We will not include presentation in the judging of Aesthetics, but all entries should be labeled with (as a minimum) the name of the brewer, the style of beverage, and whether or not sulfites have been added. For entries that require chilling, competitors should come prepared with their own cooler.Traditionally this competition decided the The Brewers’ Guild Region 2 champion (the entrant from Region 2 scoring highest in the competition) and included an additional prize for the overall winner regardless of region.

WHAT ELSE?

Well there are murmurings of more updates coming.
-Adding a Bardic Competition of Drinking Songs?
-Adding A&S Classes on sewing?
-Adding Thrown Weapons?
-Adding Yard Sale Tables?

Costs

Adult Event Registration is $10,Adult Member Discount Event Registration is $5,Children 11-17: $5,Children 10 and under: Free.Make checks payable to SCA-PA, Inc. – Shire of Hunters Home. Reservations may be sent to the Autocrat.
AUTOCRAT for this event will be Thorfinnr y Elsfiord (Tod Elford) PO Box 1, Utica, PA 16362, 814-720-9017, thorfinnr.elsfiord@gmail.com
CO-AUTOCRAT is Baroness Mistress Constance Waite (Lois Ament) constancew@zoominternet.net

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