Hophead: Homebrew Competition At Eno's Sunday

Whether you've got your own specialty beer you're dying to share with the world or you just like free mystery drinks, make sure you block out some time Sunday afternoon. From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 14, Eno's Tavern in the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff will hold the Bishop Arts Summerfest featuring a homebrew competition.

The restaurant has been accepting applications for several weeks. So far, a handful of amateur brewers have registered about a dozen different brews, says Eno's general manager Trent Smith. But if you've got bottles ready to go, the competition will accept applications (with a $25 entry fee) right up until the event.

Click for a larger version of the event poster
Click for a larger version of the event poster

Judges, including Franconia master brewer Dennis Wehrmann and Homebrew Headquarters owner Kelly Harris, will bestow awards for various categories. The competition also includes a People's Choice award. Anyone (well, anyone 21 and older with valid ID--spoilsports!) is welcome to come taste and vote on the entrants.

The event also includes music from Oak Cliff indie-poppers Happy Bullets and frequent Eno's performers City Folk. A portion of proceeds from the entry fees and food sales benefits Bike Friendly OC, a nonprofit headed by Jason Roberts (a Happy Bullets member) that seeks to make Oak Cliff easier on cyclists through the addition of bike racks and riding lanes.

Hophead won't be there, though, because of a slightly bigger event combining live music with intoxicants, covering the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, for DC9 and The Dallas Observer. Hopefully, there'll be a report next week from the "Broo-er's Festival," a biergarten featuring some 20 brewers including Sweetwater, Magic Hat, Sierra Nevada and more.

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