Whether you want to drink lat year’s winners or enter a few of your own now is the time to check out this press release for details on the 2012 Boston Brewing Company Longshot American Homebrew Contest.
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In a case of what can best be described as Double Reverse Sexism an Australian woman had her beer rejected from a homebrew contest because it was Bruces Only. How is this a result of reverse sexism, and how then doubled? For the last 97 years the Lake Haye’s A&P show had been heavy with female entries in their standard event like baking and top produce feeling this was (reverse) sexist they decided to add something for the boys. Thus they added a homebrew event for gents only – like a biazzaro title 9 event.
This year the aptly named Rachel Beer attempted to enter Beer’s Beer but was told to bottle up those hopes until next year, now people are frothing over about the sexism she has been the victim of. Although the organizers have announced they will be adding a a mixed-sex category they would not change the rules for this year. Not to worry, the Australian Human Rights Commission has declared that the contest is not in violation of the Human Rights Act.
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