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The Sower’s Cup

October 14th & 15th, 2016

Meals and Banquet Information:


The Sower’s Cup provides meals during each judging session in order to reward our judges, stewards, and volunteers for their efforts. We submitted the judge & volunteer head count for meals on Monday 10/10. 

To sign up to judge, steward, or volunteer, refer to these instructions:
Judge & Steward Sign-Up | Volunteer Sign-Up


Friday Night – Sandwich Boxed Lunches from Ploughshare Brewing Co.

Dinner is served and Judge Check-In open from 5:30pm to 6:00pm.

Sponsored by Sixpoint Brewery

Saturday Morning – Brewer’s Hot Breakfast from Ploughshare Brewing Co.

Breakfast is served and Judge Check-In open from 7:30 to 8:00am.
Guest Speaker presentation starts at 8:00am.

Sponsored by Presage Analytics
Coffee service donated by The Mill Coffee & Tea
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Saturday Lunch – Sandwiches from Goodcents’ Subs and Assorted Sides

Lunch served from 11:45am to 12:30pm – Judge Check-In from 12:00 to 12:30pm.
Guest Speaker presentation starts at 12:30pm.

Sponsored by Scratchtown Brewing Co.

Saturday Afternoon Beer and Cookie Pairing

Enjoy tasty temptations from Kitchen Sink Cookie Co., each paired with a Nebraska beer!
Held from 3:45 to 4:30pm in the Loft – for Sower’s Cup Judges/Stewards/Volunteers only.

Sponsored by Kitchen Sink Cookie Co.

Saturday Beer Pairing Banquet Dinner
Sponsored by American Beer Equipment and Blue Blood Brewing Co.
Dinner Menu by Ploughshare Brewing Co.

Saturday, October 15th
5:30pm to 7:00pm – Hosted in the Brewery

The 2016 Sower’s Cup Beer Pairing Banquet is sold out!

The Banquet Dinner will be held on Saturday evening, after our Best Of Show Judging, and prior to the Awards Ceremony.
This is a private, ticketed event.

Tickets are $35 each. Judges traveling more than 90 miles get $15 off of their ticket cost.
ALL judges, stewards, and volunteers will receive a $5 off coupon for each round they help with, earning them up to a $15 discount.

Thank you to Blue Blood Brewing Co. and American Beer Equipment for sponsoring these banquet discounts for our hard-working participants!

Beer Pairing Banquet Dinner Menu:

Welcome Appetizer – Mingle from 5:30pm-6:00pm – 3 standing stations including:

Mini Crab Cakes and Wasabi Aioli, with
Blue Blood Brewing Co.’s “Wicked Snout Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Farmhouse Ale

Bruschetta with Roasted Local Tomatoes, Herbs, and Citrus Oil,
with White Elm Brewing Co.’s IPA 

Pumpkin Hummus with Plantain Chips,
with Zipline Brewing Co.’s Kolsch 

Entree Course:

Char Sui Pork Tenderloin and Beer BBQ Sauce
with sides of edamame, corn, and chili relish, long grain rice and turmeric pilaf, and roasted vegetables in a fermented black bean and garlic sauce
(Vegetarian entree option is available by advance request, all sides are vegetarian)

Paired with Ploughshare Brewing Co.’s “Orville Mixed-Fermentation Belgian Amber Ale

Dessert Course:

Devil’s Food and Toffee Layer Cake
topped with a MacDoagie and Salted Caramel Drizzle

Paired with Ploughshare Brewing Co.’s “MacDoagie Scottish Wee Heavy

Banquet Check-In:

From the Taproom, please proceed down the hallway to the Brewery area – The check-in table will be inside the brewery doors.

You can pay for dinner tickets, minus your volunteering discounts, at the door with your choice of cash, checks made out to Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club, or using your credit/debit card via PayPal Here (a fee applies).

The brewery area will be closed from 4:00-5:00pm for Best Of Show Judging.
Our raffle ticket sales table will open at or just after 5:00pm, and then check-in will begin at 5:15pm.
Appetizers and mingling beer service will begin at 5:30pm.


Parking is available nearby at:
Ploughshare’s parking lot accessible via the alley on NE Side of bldg. (17th St.) – Free
On-street parking in front of Ploughshare – Meters enforced 8am-6pm – Free after 6pm
City of Lincoln parking garages at 14th & P St. or 13th & Q St.
University of Nebraska parking garage at 17th & Q St.
If you have a University “A” tag, you can take advantage of your permit by parking across 16th St. in the Anderson Hall/College of Journalism lot.

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