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.

Starting in 2011, the So76 Challenge has been held in October in anticipation of Veteran's day. However, the contest was not held 2013. Starting in 2014 we have moved this contest to June in order to align with Independence Day, as well as to hold it within the Lone Star Circuit window. Details can be found below!

Tentative Schedule of Events (subject to change):
May 1 - May 29: Entries accepted. Bottles must be received by Friday May 29, 2015.
June 13 - 14: Judging (9am Saturday, Sunday if needed), Location TBD
July 4: 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