Entries are due no later than Friday, October 4th for the last competition of the brewing year, the California State Homebrew Competition. Registration is up and running at http://www.nchfinfo.org/state-comp . This year we need to ship the entries up to the bay area, so all entries must be packed for shipping. Make sure the boxes you use are free of alcohol labeling so they don’t get rejected by UPS. And, of course, use plenty of bubble wrap so they don’t break in transit. Since the Culver City shop is still out of commission, you can drop of entries at my place: 3621 Redwood Ave LA 90066. Anytime between 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM works for me.
Cost is $8.00 per entry and 3 bottles are required. This is one of the big competitions used to determine the Anchor Club of the Year Award, with the big prize being a banquet dinner at Anchor Brewing for the winning club. If you miss the Friday deadline, you can ship them off yourself to the address listed on the website as long as they arrive by October 12.
I want to thank everybody who turned out for the the 2013 Pacific Brewers Cup. This year, Long Beach Homebrewers, had about 480 entries, a new record. I had the honor of judging Best of Show where we picked a wonderflu Flanders red, made by Kevin Margulieux of Breluminati. Complete results are posted at:
Thanks to Jon Porter at Smog City Brewing for hosting the judging venue, and thanks to the hard work of all the Long Beach folks.
Here are the winners from Pacific Gravity. Congrats guys!
|1st||Craig Corley||Helles #1||Munich Helles||Pacific Gravity|
|2nd||Brian Holter||C-City Lager||Vienna Lager||Pacific Gravity|
|3rd||Brian Holter||Traditional Bock||Traditional Bock||Pacific Gravity|
|2nd||Craig Corley||Alt #14||Dusseldorf Altbier||Pacific Gravity|
|3rd||Carl Townsend||Dusseldorf Altbier||Dusseldorf Altbier||Pacific Gravity|
|3rd||Michael Patterson||Berliner Weisse||Berliner Weisse||Pacific Gravity|
|2nd||Brian Holter||Trinity||Belgian Tripel||Pacific Gravity|
|1st||Michael Patterson||Raspberry Berliner||Fruit Beer||Pacific Gravity|