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Bacon and Brewing Bash 6

April 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Hosted By: Shire of Hunter’s Home
alcohol allowed no pets allowed contained flames only weapons allowed

Bacon and Brewing Bash 6
Sponsored by the Shire of Hunter’s Home
April 20th, 2019 9:00am – 8:00pm
Troll at Utica Volunteer Firehall, 3860 Academy Street, Utica, PA

Come and enjoy the efforts of our winter BREWING, enjoy the succulent boar flesh known as BACON and randomly BASH our friends in joyful combat with whatever the gods of chance wish. We always endeavor to combine these three noble pursuits into one epic day.

Adult Event Registration is $15, Adult Member Discount Event Registration is $10, Children 6-17: $5, Children 5 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

Heavy Weapons Schedule: TBA but will include the traditional Random Weapons Bearpit Bash.

Thrown Weapons Schedule: TBA but usually includes a “Beer Axe” competition after after the formal competition depending on canned skunked beer donations. (You throw at the beer, you can’t and don’t want to drink it)

Flea Market / Bardertown:
There is table space available if you wish to sell your wares and do a bit of trading. You must man your own table, but there is no additional registration to reserve space. Professional merchants, hobby crafters, flea market peddlers… all are welcome. Please notify the Autocrat so preparations are made for you. No surprises please.

The Brewing Competition:
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. Brewers 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. The Brewers’ Guild Region 2 champion will be the entrant from Region 2 scoring highest in the competition, with an additional prize for the overall winner regardless of region.

There will be a bacon-infused sideboard during the day from the heavenly scented smoking fires of the Baco-forge (Kitchen) by our experienced Baconsmiths (Cooks) who will never leave you feeling hungry. Dinner will be a potluck if wish to spend the evening meal with us. Bring a bacon inspired dish so we can all enjoy the evening together and give our cooks a break.


April 20, 2019
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Thorfinnr y Elsfiord


Utica Volunteer Fire Hall
3860 Academy Street
Utica, PA 16362 United States
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