As we work through the dog days of summer, we have just now gotten the results of the Mayfaire competition. Congratulations go to Carl Townsend with a 3rd place for Märzen, and a 2nd place for Southern English Brown (using Dean’s virtual big brew recipe!) And, Craig Corley got a 2nd place for Bpa #43 Belgian-Style Pale Ale. We had a good judging session up at MacLeod Brewing Co on July 24th, though COVID limitations set this competition back by about 3 months from its normal schedule.
Next up is some just-released info on QUAFF’s America’s Finest City Beer Competition in 2021. Usually held in February, there is a new entry deadline of August 20th at 9:00 PM. Entries must be received by that date at Alesmith Brewing Company, 9990 AleSmith Ct, San Diego, CA 92126. Two bottles are required per entry. Please visit the site, and sign up at https://quaff.org/AFC-2021/ . Quaff is also looking for judges. Judging will be at Alesmith on Friday August 27 at 6:00 PM, and on Saturday August 28th at 9:00 AM. The competition staff requests that all judges have proof of vaccination.
Coming up in October is the California Homebrewers Association Fall Best of Show Fall 2021. Five styles will be judged in this competition, including
❏ 6C. Dunkles Bock
❏ 18A. Blonde Ale
❏ 22C. American Barleywine
❏ 26D. Belgian Dark Strong Ale
❏ 30A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
The club is allowed to have two entries, and entrants must be a paid member of CHA. If you have an entry, please let me know by early October. If we have 3 or more entries, we will do a mini taste-off to select the two entries.
And don’t lose sight of the long-delayed 2020 Pacific Brewers Cup. (No, 2020 is not a type – just like the Olympics.) We have set a judging date of November 6, 2021 at Tortugo Brewery (thanks Joe!) Details are still being worked out, and we hope that the current surge of COVID cases doesn’t mess up our plans. But in any case, you clearly need to get some beer ready to enter, so get those brew kettles going now.
August 19: VIRTUAL club meeting featuring Tortugo Brewing
September 3rd: First Friday at Richmond Grill (tentatively in person)
September 16th: Club meeting @ Tortugo Brewing (tentatively in person)
Summer Party – POSTPONED! Will be Oktoberfest, October 2, 2021