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Think you know beer? Take the BigBrewIQ Challenge

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Houston’s status as a craft beer leader continues to gain momentum. New breweries are opening, award winning taverns are tapping, and beer- themed events are scheduling on a regular basis, bringing more attention to a city with great potential to reign as a premier craft beer destination. A major event is planned for this fall and a local tavern is sponsoring a contest to encourage beer education. The event is Big Brew Houston and Hay Merchant wants to challenge you, the craft beer fan, to a test of beer knowledge in exchange for fun and prizes.

First, let’s refresh ourselves on the event, Big Brew Houston. Scheduled for October 20 through October 26, 2014, and produced by Food & Vine Time Productions, Big Brew Houston is a mega event, featuring more than 1,000 craft beers from Texas and the nation, culminating in the Grand Tasting Session on Saturday, October 25, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Events will be held throughout the city for the first three days, followed by larger festivities at George R. Brown from October 23 through October 25. Tickets are sold on a per- event basis and range in price from $45 to $100 each.

Click here to purchase tickets to Big Brew

Now, let’s talk about the contest. Hay Merchant, one of the Houston area’s finest places for great craft beer, is sponsoring a beer challenge and all are welcome to give it a try. Dubbed BigBrewIQ, it’s a means to test your craft beer knowledge and compete for prizes, including a private dinner for 6 at Hay Merchant. Those who achieve a perfect score in the BigBrewIQ challenge will be invited back for a second round and can win even more prizes.

Click here to play BigBrewIQ

Big Brew is the largest event of its kind in the Houston area and it promises to thrill craft beer fans anxious to find new libations and meet new beer lovers from the Houston area and beyond. BigBrewIQ is a great way to test your own knowledge of craft beer and who knows? With some skill and a little luck, you could be the recipient of one of several prizes. Visit BigBrewIQ.com today and see how much you know about the world’s greatest beverage.

Good luck!

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