Winners have been posted under Byggvir Winners! Thanks to everyone who entered and who volunteered to help. Scoresheets (and hopefully prizes and medals) will be sent out this week.

Best of Show Beer which will be brewed at Town HallTravis Lott32A Classic Style Smoked BeerSmoked Dragon's Blood
1st Runner Up Beer Jordan Standish29A - Fruit BeerBlueberry Milk Stout
Best of Show Mead/Cider Josh LandyC1A - New World CiderIt's a Shame I'm Out and Don't   have Any to Share  with Gera
Fruit,Spice   or Specialty Beer which will be brewed at Roets Jordan Brewery Joshua Secaur29A - Fruit BeerPassionate Blasphemy

Al Grams was the volunteer who won the drawing for the 10 gallon Spike kettle. Happy brewing!




Byggvir's Big Beer Cup will be accepting entries of historic, English, and European beer, mead, and cider styles from August 26 through September 19, 2016 at 4 pm at Northern Brewer, Midwest Supplies, and Brew and Grow.

Judging will be on-site at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 2016.

We at Byggvir's Big Beer Cup are very excited to announce that Mike Hoops from Minneapolis Town Hall has been generous enough to offer to brew the best beer of Byggvir's at Town Hall Brewery!  Rules for this prize:

  • Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery reserves the right to select "Brewers Choice" from the Best of Show round of judging. Brewers Choice may or may not be the Best of Show Winner. No meads, ciders, or sour beers will be considered.
  • Brewers Choice will be brewed at Town Hall Brewery within the next calendar year. It will be served on tap at Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery the following August.
  • The award winning brewer is welcome and encouraged to join the brew session with Head Brewer Mike Hoops at Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery at his/her own expense.
  • Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery plans to enter the beer in the GABF PRO-AM Competition. Town Hall Brewery will pay the entry fee and provide 2 Passes to the GABF. The winning brewer will be responsible for travel expenses to Denver (airfare, hotel, food, etc.)


Byggvir's is also excited to announce that Tim Roets from Roets Jordan Brewery will also offer to brew one of the Best of Show Fruit Beers or Spice/Herb Veggie Beers.

  • Tim Roets will select the entry from the Best of Show round of judging. It may or may not be the Best of Show Winner.
  • The recipe will be scaled up within the next calendar year. It will be served at Roets Jordan Brewery, and may also be available in bottles, depending on ingredients, and production level.
  • The brewer selected is welcome and encouraged to join in with the process with Tim Roets at Roets Jordan Brewery at his/her own expense.
  • The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony at Minneapolis Town Hall.