Homemade Pie Contest 2018

Registration is now open for our Inaugural Homemade Pie Contest! 

RULES + REGULATIONS

CONTEST LIMITED TO 60 PIES. RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! LIMIT 60.

  • Contest is open to all and no entry fee required.
  • Pies must be homemade (including the crust) and entered in the name of the person who baked it.  Frozen pies will not be accepted. 
  • Disposable pie pans are preferred. Non-disposable personal pie pans, plates, or dishes may be used, but must be clearly labeled with the contestant’s name. It is contestant’s responsibility to retrieve them after the contest.
  • You must bake 2 identical pies minimum to enter (1 will be used for professional judging and 1 will be used people's choice)  
  • Categories: Fruit, Nut, Cream, Other
  • The pies should be baked in 9″ pie pans or equivalent.
  • Pies must be checked in at at the brewery between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Saturday, August 11th. Pie judging will be held 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

JUDGING

  • Entries will be judged on appearance, texture and taste. Judges do not know the entrants’ names until after the judging is complete. 
  • The Homemade Pie Contest Awards Ceremony will be held at approximately 4 p.m. in the tap room.  

JUDges

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Lou Ginoccio

 

 

Lou Ginoccio is founder of O Pie O, the Walnut Hills Kitchen and Bar makes handcrafted pies that bring out the best of seasonal ingredients. Born and raised in Cincinnati. Lived in Paraguay and Alabama for six years each, where he was an educator, before moving back to Cincinnati to start O Pie O in 2014.

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Stephanie Meinberg

 

 

Writer and editor Stephanie Meinberg has considered herself an unofficial pie connoisseur since she was 12, when her grandmother baked homemade pies every summer (with ingredients picked fresh from the garden). More recently, Meinberg edited both the Senate and Orchids cookbooks, and has written feature articles about local breweries and craft beer for Cincinnati Magazine and this year’s Cincinnati Official Visitors Guide. She's also still trying to master the perfect from-scratch pie in her own kitchen (it’s all about the crust).

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Mark Landers

 

 

Mark is a Co-Owner of Brink who happens to know his way around a Pie! You might remember him for winning the Fibonacci Brewing 2018 Pi Day Pie Eating Contest. Couple that with his understanding of flavors as it relates to beer making, and he’s ready to judge!

  • Entries will be judged on appearance, texture and taste. Judges do not know the entrants’ names until after the judging is complete. 
  • The Homemade Pie Contest Awards Ceremony will be held at approximately 4 p.m. in the tap room.  
  • Judges to be announced at a later date!

PRIZES

  • 1st Place: 2 Crowler Fills (winner's choice), Brink T-shirt OR Hat, and a Brink Glass
  • 2nd Place: 1 Crowler Fill (winner's choice) and Brink Glass
  • 3rd Place: Brink T-shirt or Hat
  • People's Choice: 1 Crowler Fill and Brink Glass

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