“Crooked Creek Hop Off”

“Crooked Creek Hop Off”

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Hoppy Beer Competition


Come join the newest and best hoppy beer competition and hops evaluation in NYS. Check out the fun tradition of hop farming in New York State and be part of history in this country style brew festival. This is a two part event: one for hop farms and one for breweries. Farms get to compete for acknowledgment of having the best hops in New York. Cascade hops will be the only judged variety. The breweries get to compete in four categories,  Pale Ale, IPA, Double IPA and new this year Hoppy NYS Ale. Guidelines for each category are based off of The Brewers Association rules, with the exception of the Hoppy NYS Ale. These guidelines will include a minimum of 90% NYS ingredients , 5-6% ABV and using an ale style yeast. You can be as creative as you would like as long it meets these requirements please.

Judging for the brewers side of the event will be held at The Brewery of Broken Dreamst, Friday evening from 5-9 PM. Scott Bickham, one of the nation’s top cicerone judges will be the head judge for this event. The hop judging side will take place during the Harvest Brew Festival Saturday afternoon. Hops will be judged by participating breweries at the event. Both award ceremonies will take place at the Festival at 5 PM.


Brewers Competition Fee– $15 per beer. Need at least a 32 oz growler/crowler, 22 ounce bottle or two 12 ounce bottles.


Judging– Will be led by Scott Bickham a Corning native that is one of the top cicerone judges in the country. Beers will be judged per brewers association official guidelines. This is also an accredited event through the Brewers Association. Judging will be done the night before the Harvest Brew Fest at Hands On Glass in Corning, NY.


Awards– Custom glass blown tap handles for Gold, Silver, and Bronze in each category by Hands On Glass in Corning, NY

Submissions must be made by 5 PM Sept 22nd at The Brewery Of Broken Dreams in Hammondsport, NY. Pick up points will be scheduled so please contact Chris for any questions regarding pick up. Award ceremony will be at the CCHF Harvest Brew Fest on Saturday September, 23.

This event is hosted by hop lovers for hop lovers!


Contact:  Chris Holden                                            Crooked Creek Hops Farm

Cell:         6073770393                                            6700 Holden Road

Email:      Cpholden2@yahoo.com                          Addison, NY 14801