Mellow Mushroom Charleston and Holy City Brewing are teaming up to host “Iron Brew,” an Iron Chef-style home brewing competition where homebrewers will have just over a month of time to brew a beer using a secret ingredient.

The secret ingredient will be announced at a Mellow Mushroom Avondale Happy Hour launch party on Thursday, June 14.

After a period of six to eight weeks, the “brew”-testant’s beers will be sampled by a judging panel of Holy City Brewery owners, Mellow Mushroom Beer Club members, and select special guests. The winner of the competition will receive a Mellow-Holy City prize pack and the winning beer will be put into limited production, which will then be tapped and sold exclusively at Mellow Mushroom Avondale and Mellow Mushroom King St. The winning entry, runners-up, and “People”s Choice Award” will be announced the night of judging.

Registration opens Sat., May 12 and can be done in person at the Holy City Brewery, Mellow Mushroom Avondale and Mellow Mushroom King Street, or online on the Mellow Mushroom Avondale Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/mellowavondale

The unveiling of the winning beer will take place in mid-September at Mellow Mushroom Avondale, which will include a Holy City Brewery tap takeover.

Iron Brew is free to compete and open to the public. Teams are limited to no more than two members, and there’s only one entry per group allowed. Participants can buy ingredients at Holy City Brewing in North Charleston.

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