Style of the Month

Below are the style of the month plans for club meetings including plans for each Best of Meeting competition.  If you would like to host a commercial tasting for any given month, contact Dean Sussman at [email protected] to volunteer.  Months that have club parties ( holiday and summer ) do not have a style of the month as there is no meeting.

2016 Champion…………………Parker W.  (3/9 wins)

2017 Champion…………………You?

MonthStyleHost
JanuaryCommercial Tasting Styles: English Bitters/Commonwealth Beers

Best Beer of the Meeting competition style: Any
WINNER Andrew W. – Spiced Holiday Ale

Bring the selected styles for “Best Beer of the Meeting” each month to share with the club for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Culver City Home Brew Supply!
Note: Keg/growler/or bottles can be entered, but its best to bring enough for everyone to try.

Michael M.
FebruaryCommercial Tasting Styles: Amber and Brown Ales
WINNER Parker W. – Peanut Porter

Best Beer of the Meeting competition styles: Amber, California Common, Reds, Brown, Mild, and Porter.

Prize: $25 gift certificate to Culver City Home Brew Supply

Andrew W.
MarchCommercial Tasting Styles: Irish and Stout Beers

Best Beer of the Meeting competition styles: Irish, Scottish, and Stout.
WINNERS Tim B. and Ian F. – Baltic Porter

Prize: $25 gift certificate to Culver City Home Brew Supply

The meeting is on St. Paddy’s Day March 17th, so get brewing those Irish ales!

Terry M.
AprilCommercial Tasting Style: Belgian

Best Beer of the Meeting competition style: Belgian
WINNER Jimmy L. – Brett Saison

Prize: $25 gift certificate to Culver City Home Brew Supply

Bring your LABBC entries to this meeting!

Barry W.
MayCommercial Tasting Style: Alternative Fermentables Beers

e.g. Traditional styles brewed with rye, oats, spelt, sorghum, molasses, agave nectar, honey, maple syrup, etc.

Best Beer of the Meeting competition style: Alternative Fermentables Beers
WINNER Carl T. – Belgian Golden Strong w/ Dextrose

Prize: $25 gift certificate to Culver City Home Brew Supply

Larry P.
JuneCommercial Tasting Styles: International and Czech Lagers

Best Beer of the Meeting competition style: All Lagers
WINNER Parker W. – Cucumber Kolsch

Prize: $25 gift certificate to Culver City Home Brew Supply

Brew those Lagers early in the year to be ready for this meeting!

Luis
JulySummer Party – No club meeting this month. n/a
AugustCommercial Tasting Style: Sour Ales
Best Beer or the Meeting competition styles: Sour Ales
WINNER Michael M. – Strawberry Berliner

Prize: $25 gift certificate to Culver City Home Brew Supply

Tim J.
SeptemberCommercial Tasting Style: India Pale Ales

Best Beer of the Meeting competition styles: Blond, Pale Ale, Extra Pale Ale, IPA, Specialty IPA’s, and IIPA
WINNER Michael P. – NEIPA

Prize: $25 gift certificate to Culver City Home Brew Supply

Keith E.
OctoberCommercial Tasting Style: British Strong Ales

Best Beer of the Meeting competition styles: British Strong Ale, American & English Old Ales, Wee Heavy, American & English Barleywines, and Wheatwine.
WINNER Parker W. – Wee Heavy

Prize: $25 gift certificate to Culver City Home Brew Supply

Elijah B.
NovemberCommercial Tasting Styles: Ciders and Meads

Best Beer of the Meeting competition styles:

– Ciders and Meads
– Smoked, Spiced, and Wood aged beers.

Prize: $25 gift certificate to Culver City Home Brew Supply

Rives B.
DecemberHoliday Party – No club meeting this month.n/a