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Jim Smith
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Dear Fellow Homebrewers,

Time is running out to get your entries into the 11th Annual Land of the Muddy Waters Homebrew Competition.

Judging for the competition will be held on November 19th, 2005, but entries for the competition must arrive no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2005. An entry form and bottle form may be found on our web page listed below. If you do not have web access, find the standard American Homebrewing Association (AHA) or Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) forms and just copy them. For more entry information please visit our website at

We are hosting the special Muddy Waters category again this year. The only requirements for this category are that the beers be of a shade of brown. Judging will be purely hedonistic, by drinking enjoyment only. It is a good category to enter those beers that are great tasting but donít quite fit into any target category. If entering this category using any other form besides the online registration please note on the form and label that the beer is intended for the Muddy Waters category.

We are bringing back our Label Competition from last year also. For those who have labels for your beers, you may now have them judged as well as the beers they represent. There is a catch though - only beers that are entered in the LOTMW competition may have their labels evaluated. As you fill out your entry form, you will notice a check box for 'Label ?'. Obviously this is where your entry will be noted. Write the name of the beer on the back of a hard copy of your label and include it/them with your beer entries. We ask that you only submit labels that are crafted and designed by you, the brewer. Please no professional labels. If you happen to be a graphics professional that also brews then that is fine. The labels will be judged the same day as the competition and notification will be sent out as well as listed on the MUGZ website. There is no fee to enter your labels.

We are offering 2 Drop off locations this year

Please ship your entries to:

2617 Pershing Ave
Davenport, Iowa 52803.

Or you can drop off your entries at

Bent River Brewing Company
1413 5th Ave
Moline, IL 61265.
For those in the Galesburg/Peoria area you can drop off your entries at

Somethings Brewn'
401 E. Main St.
Galesburg IL 61401.

Please remember that entries must arrive by November 12, 2005.

MUGZ will announce the winners at an awards ceremony after the competition, approximately 6 p.m. at The Bierstube. Winners unable to attend the awards ceremony will have their awards mailed to them. MUGZ will attempt to have the score sheets available at the awards ceremony; otherwise they will be mailed in a timely matter. We could still use some more judges for the event. If you are interested in judging, please contact MUGZ or sign up online through our website. We hope to get the judging started at about 9 a.m. on the 19th . Food will be provided to the participating judges . For additional information, contact me at 563-323-1996 or If you are on the web, you can visit our page at

Good Luck

Scot Schaar
LOTMW Competition Organizer
The 2005 Land of the Muddy
Waters Homebrew Competition
Sponsored by the MUGZ Homebrew Club
Quad Cities Iowa and Illinois
November 19th, 2005