Front Street Brewery now accepting entries for competition

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Home brewing has become popular among Wilmington beer enthusiasts lately, and now, locals are getting a chance to have their homemade brews sold on tap.

As part of the fourth annual Lower Cape Fear Homebrew Competition is coming up, Front Street Brewery starting accepting entries Wednesday.

Each entry will be sampled and rated by a panel of beer brewing experts.

The winning home brewer will be allowed to recreate their brew to be sold at Front Street Brewery. Organizers are excited because they say local home brewers do a lot for them.

"The home brewers are what makes us," said Kevin Kozak of Front Street. "This is where the craft industry got started with people making beer at home. So, we like to throw it back to the home brewers, the people making beer at home and give them a chance to get some feedback on their beer and just have a great time."

The registration fee is $20 per entry, and participants must register before Feb. 10

Copyright 2012 WECT. All rights reserved.