during March Women’s HERstory Month



Sycamore Bar + Flower Shop is thrilled to host the first Brooklyn Women Homebrew Competition (and in New York state) during Women’s History Month. Come celebrate and taste over 15 one-of-a-kind beers made by local women brewers and vote for your favorite homebrew for the People’s Choice Award.

Our esteemed panel of judges will also be tasting and selecting the Judges’ Choice Award for the best taste beer with a winning prize over $500 cash and gift certificates. And, one lucky winner (Brewer’s Choice Award) will get to brew the selected beer by Brewer Mary Izett at Fifth Hammer Brewing with a release party!!

Good luck to all the contestant homebrewers. And a big thank you to all the sponsors.

Let the beer battle and festivities begin!
Sycamore Bar + Flower Shop


DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 30th @ 2-5pm
LOCATION: Sycamore Bar + Flower Shop
(1118 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn)
TASTING TICKETS: $15 online / $20 at door
(includes over 15 tastings, free tasting glass and raffle ticket for prizes by sponsors)

Click HERE to purchase tickets.
Online tix sales available until 3/29 @ 7pm.

Panel of Judges:

Katarina Martinez, Owner and Head Brewer, Lineup Brewing

Mary Izett, Co-owner & Brewer, Fifth Hammer Brewing

Erica Shea, Co-owner and Founder, Brooklyn Brew Shop


Judge’s Choice Award — winner selected by the panel of judges for over $300 cash and gift certificates, and mega basket prize.
People’s Choice Award — winner selected by popular vote of all ticket holders for over $250 cash and gift certificates, and basket prize.
Brewer’s Choice Award — winning beer selected by Mary Izett from Fifth Hammer Brewing will be brewed on Fifth Hammer Brewing 15-bbl system by Brewer’s Choice winner and Mary Izett, Co-owner and Brewer of Fifth Hammer Brewing, and will have a release party in Fifth Hammer Brewing tasting room.

Competition Info:
Brooklyn Women Homebrew Competition will take place at Sycamore Bar + Flower Shop (1118 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn) on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 2-5pm.  The winner of awards will be based on best overall beer taste.  There will be no style guidelines.  Contestants will compete for Judges’ Choice, People’s Choice and Brewer’s Choice Awards.

A BIG Thank you to our SPONSORS!

Bitter & Esters, Brooklyn Brew Shop, Dogfish Head Brewery, Fifth Hammer Brewing, Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC), Lineup Brewing, Mikkeller NYC, Zero Gravity Brewery, and The Farm on Adderley.

The Blue Light Speak Cheesy will be popping up just for the first annual Brooklyn Women Homebrew Competition serving amazing grilled cheese to enjoy with the unique, delicious homebrews.

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