(THIS CONTEST HAS NOW CLOSED. JUDGING IS IN PROGRESS)
It’s time for the 2nd annual Beer Haiku Contest!
“There aren’t many parties like Sagebrush in the entire country, so the opportunity to sample the fare of some of the world’s top chefs in one place is rare.”
– Willamette Week
Eighteen chefs from as far as New York, DC and Paris, including local chefs Cory Schreiber, Vitaly Paley, and Scott Newman will participate. The proceeds for this event benefits Central Oregon children and families. I’m happy to support this good cause. These tickets have a value of $195.00 each!
The first-place winner will receive a pair of tickets to the Deschutes Brewery Sagebrush Classic Feast in Bend Oregon which will be held on July 17th. You can enter now by putting your haiku entries in a comment box below – PLEASE ONE PER COMMENT. The contest will close July 8th.
The entries will be judged by five people associated with this site, and one from Deschutes Brewery.
Remember, to be eligible, the haiku must follow the traditional form – 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables. They must make some reference to beer, though not specifically about Deschutes.
The rules are pretty simple. It must be in haiku format. The ancient art of haiku requires precision: a five syllable first line; seven syllable second line; and five syllable third line. The best haiku features a final line that works like a friendly elbow in the ribs. To be eligible, all haiku must make some reference to beer, though not specifically about Deschutes.
Here are the winners from last year:
Happy bubbles spring
Into summer beer joy hops
Fall into the clouds
Cheap yellow beer child,
I played Deschutes and ladders
ain’t been the same since
It is at two pints
that he feels himself transformed
from damp clay to god
The winner by one vote was:
Willamette hops taste
like summer: green flowers bright
and sharp as sunlight