Competition Corner – July 2013

As July comes to an end and the hangover from the summer party fades from view, we have two more judging opportunities in rapid succession.   We will be holding a small local judging session for the Los Angeles County Fair Homebrew Competition this Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00 PM.  Because the Culver City shop is closing, fellow brewer Steve Cook will be hosting at his residence on 11730 Iowa Ave Apt #6 in Santa Monica. (On the corner of Iowa and Stoner, second floor).  If you can make it drop both Steve and me an e-mail. Steve is at [email protected]

Also please register for the main County Fair judging session at the Woodland Hills shop on Saturday, August 3rd at 9:00 AM.  The on-line registration link is here:  Check the “preliminary round” box is you can do Wednesday and the “day of” box if you can attend Saturday.

Looking ahead to September, the 2013 Pacific Brewers Cup is rapidly approaching.  Long Beach HomebrewersPacific Gravity and the Strand Brewers Club are proud to present the 17th annual Pacific Brewers Cup 2013. The competition is hosted on a rotating basis between the three clubs.

The competition will be held September 14, 2013 at Smog City Brewery in Torrance.  Registration is now open for beer entries, stewards, and judges. Register on-line for both entries and judge/steward registration.

This year’s the Best of Show winner will have the opportunity to brew their beer at Ohana Brewing Company.  We are looking for BJCP certified judges to help with the competition. Apprentice judges and stewards are also welcome to assist and need no formal qualifications. You can register to help out on-line by filling out our registration form, or by contacting the Judge Director, Mike Froehlich.

As a reminder, the club’s monthly tasting schedule is posted at:  All styles are welcome at any club meeting.  However, the best beer in the listed styles is eligible for the best beer of the evening award, which comes with a $25 gift certificate to Culver City Home Brewing Supply Co.  We are also looking for folks to lead the monthly style tasting for the club meetings.  If you are interested, drop Dean Sussman a line at [email protected].

2013 Brewer of the Year Competition Schedule
July                  Los Angeles County Fair
September       Pacific Brewers Cup
September COC – Cancelled
October           California State Homebrew Competition
October  COC– Cancelled