THE THIRSTY GAMES 2020
The Thirsty Games is IMBC’s competition to find the best small and upcoming breweries operating in the UK today. This year will be the fifth year of The Thirsty Games.
From nationwide submissions we will pick the best three entrants to present as The Thirsty Games 2020 finalists. A public vote, alongside an industry panel, will decide the winner of The Thirsty Games 2020.
In previous years, The Thirsty Games bar has been a focal point of the physical festival at Victoria Baths. This year, with IMBC 2020 not happening in its usual guise due to COVID-19, public voting will assume a new normal form. In the next months we will look to provide you with options to sample The Thirsty Games finalists. Stay tuned for updates.
The winner of The Thirsty Games 2020 will receive prizes from Thirsty Games supporters Lallemand, Yakima Chief Hops, and Simpsons Malt. Basically all the ingredients you need to make great beer, from three of the greatest suppliers around. The winner will also become a featured brewery at IMBC 2021. A prize fund and further incentives will also be bestowed upon the crowned brewery.
Previous Thirsty Games winners are ÖL Brewery (now Ventile Brew Co, 2019), Liquid Light (2018), Burning Soul (2017), and Fivecloud Brew Co (2016). Thirsty Games alumni includes Donzoko, Yonder, Little Earth Project, Affinity Brew Co, Wilde Child, Maregade, Cellar Boys, and Vault City.
HOW TO ENTER THE THIRSTY GAMES 2020
The entrants should be 10bbl single brew length or under in size, or a brewery operating on a cuckoo basis in the UK.
The entrants should have been producing beer for less than 24 months.
The entrants should have their beer on general sale and be duty paid.
We want to sample your A-game beers. Send us your most interesting and creative samples.
Send a minimum of two cans / bottles per beer entered. Please send no more than three different beers.
All samples must reach Port Street Beer House, 39-41 Port Street, Manchester M1 2EQ by 1st September 2020.
The chosen three Thirsty Games finalists will be announced shortly afterwards.