Year Winning Name Contest Winner
2016 Brew'd Awakening Marion High
Rentoberfest
Claire Clarke
Marzen Luther
Timothy James
Wobbly Dragon
David Wile

Brew King/Queen

The 2017 Brew King/Queen contest is just around the corner. Stand by for more informatino on how you could win!

          Year Winning Name Contest Winner Label
          2016 Brew'd Awakening Marion Highfill wobbly dragon label
          Rentoberfest
          Claire Clarke
          wobbly dragon label
          Marzen Luther
          Timothy James
          wobbly dragon label
          Wobbly Dragon
          David Wile
          wobbly dragon label

 

Beginning in 2013 The Texas Renaissance Festival, Deep South Barrels and Brigadoon Brewery teamed up to conduct a contest to allow one lucky patron to be crowned The Brew King/Queen for the season. This tradition continues today.

Picture of stage at TRF with King and Brewmaster

The selection ususlaly begins in January but due to some renovations at the brewery we have moved the contest to fall for the 2016 season. At that time patrons can submit possible names for the Märzen-Oktoberfest beer which will be tapped on opening weekend during Oktoberfest.  The top five names are selected by the brewery staff and then patrons are allowed to vote on the winner.  The beer name with the most votes is the winner and the patron who submitted the name is crowned The Brew King or Queen for the season. 


As part of the prize package the winner assist in brewing the beer and then will be present in October on opening day to help tap the cask of beer.  No experience is required and the Brew King or Queen can participate as much or as little as they see fit.  The brewing session is includes a classroom and tasting session along with a meal.


The beer brewed is a Märzen-Oktoberfest style.  The style is characterized by a medium to full body, a malty flavour, and a clean dry finish.   In spite of their name, Oktoberfest beers are not brewed in the fall. They are actually an outgrowth of the traditional, strong spring brews, called March beers or Märzen, that were put aside in ice-filled caves or cellars for summer consumption. The left-over Märzen was usually finished off... in Okotober, when the fresh beers made with the grain and hops from the new harvest season needed to be put into casks. Oktoberfestbiers, therefore, are always well-aged, sometimes for three to four months. They are usually deep amber in color and have an alcohol content of 5 to 6.2%.   The particular beer brewed by Brigadoon Brewery  is amber color.

If you have never seen the Texas Renaissance Festival tapping it is truely a grand event.

Video of the 2012 Tapping

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