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…………………Parker W. (2/9 wins)

2018 Champion…………………You?

Month Commercial Style of the Month*** Homebrew Styles of the Month Leader of Commercial Tasting
January 2019 Brown British Beer
(BJCP category #13)
British Bitter and Brown British Beer
(BJCP categories #11 and #13)
Dean Sussman
February 2019 Cider and Perry
(BJCP guidelines #C1 and #C2)
Cider and Perry
(BJCP guidelines #C1 and #C2)
Tyler Schwartz
March 2019 Irish Beer and Dark British Beer
(BJCP categories #15 and #16)
Irish Beer and Dark British Beer
(BJCP categories #15 and #16)
Elijah Barone
April 2019 Trappist Ale
(BJCP category #26)
Belgian Beers
(BJCP categories #24, #25, and #26)
(bring your LABBC competition beers)
Brian Watson
May 2019 Czech Lager
(BJCP category #3)
Pale Lager
(BJCP categories #1A, #1B, #2A, #3A, #3B, and #4)
Craig Corley
June 2019 Strong American Ale
(BJCP category #22)
Strong British Ale and Strong American Ale
(BJCP categories #17 and #22)
Larry Powell
July 2019* N/A N/A N/A
August 2019 Fruit Beer
(BJCP category #29)
Fruit Beer
(BJCP category #29)
Dominic Reiss and Jun Gao
September 2019 India Pale Ale
(BJCP category #21)
India Pale Ale
(BJCP category #21)
Michael and Tania Musgrave
October 2019 Smoked Beer and Wood Beer
(BJCP categories #32 and #33)
Smoked Beer and Wood Beer
(BJCP categories #32 and #33)
Derek Marshall
November 2019 European Sour Ale and Mead
(BJCP categories #23, #M1, #M2,
#M3, and #M4)
Sour Ale, Wild Ale, and Mead
(BJCP categories #23, #28, #M1, #M2,
#M3, and #M4)
Peter Moran and Robert Wilkiinson
December 2019** N/A N/A N/A

*The club’s summer party will be held in July 2019.  No styles of the month will be designated.

**The club’s holiday party will be held in December 2019.  No styles of the month will be designated.

***Volunteers for commercial tastings are encouraged to interpret the categories broadly.  For example, for the “Czech Lager” category, the beers need not be produced in the Czech Republic; an American-made “Czech-style pilsner” beer would be an excellent choice.  In addition, the club strongly encourages volunteers for commercial tastings to offer samples from (and support!) our local breweries.