The Harpoon Employee Brew Competition is in Full Swing
By: Julia Falk, Digital Marketing Published:
We all love beer here at Harpoon, but we’re not all brewers. That changes when the Kettle Cup, our annual employee brewing competition, rolls around. Over the last few weeks, small teams of employees from all over the brewery have been working with a brewer to perfect a recipe and brew what they ALL believe to be the winner. Everyone’s dream starts on our 20 gallon pilot system.
The stakes are high – the winning team is crowned the Kettle Cup champion and the winning beer will be featured as part of the 2015 100 Barrel Series (our small batch, limited edition beers). Over the next few weeks, we’ll be tasting and voting to select a handful of beers to move on to the final round. Before a team gets their profiles sketched on the back label and reaches superstar fame (dream big!), a team must beat out more than 20 other hungry teams competing. The big day comes on September 15th where the winner is crowned at our annual company outing at our Windsor, VT brewery.
For now, recipes and names are kept hush, hush. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of trash talk buzzing around the brewery. We’ll keep you in the loop after the winner has been crowned. After all, you’ll be the one eventually enjoying the fruits of the winning teams’ labor!