The Spirit of '76 Challenge is Texas' first homebrew competition to be devoted to lagers and ales of American origin. Sponsored by the Horsemen of the Hopocalypse, the competition seeks to celebrate beer styles that are uniquely American. Our proud country has developed a strong and diverse beer culture, and it deserves to be celebrated and recognized.

For the past two years, the So76 Challenge has been held in October in anticipation of Veteran's day. However, we will not be holding the competition in 2013. Starting in 2014 we plan to move this contest to June in order to align with Independence Day, as well as to hold it within the Lone Star Circuit window. Look for more information next spring!


Tentative Schedule of Events (subject to change):
May 12 - May 30: Entries accepted. Bottles must be received by Friday May 30, 2014.
June 14 - 15: Judging (9am Saturday, Sunday if needed), Location TBD
June 28: Awards Ceremony, Rabbit Hole Brewing, 2:00 PM

SHIP TO location:
Spirit of 76 Challenge
c/o Texas Brewing Inc.
5200 Airport Fwy # B
Haltom City, TX 76117

Drop off locations:
Tarrant County:
  • Texas Brewing Inc., 5200 Airport Fwy # B, Haltom City, TX 76117
Dallas County:
  • Homebrew Headquarters, 300 N. Coit Rd, Richardson, TX 75080
  • Dallas Home Brew, 1500 N. I-35E, STE 116, Carrollton, TX 75006