Pacific Brewer’s Cup Entries Due Now!!
Entries for Pacific Brewers Cup will be due at the shop on September 4th. This year the competition is hosted by the Strand Brewers’ Club. Judging will be held on September 19, at the Courtyard Los Angeles LAX/El Segundo. The hotel is located at 2000 East Mariposa Avenue in El Segundo, about 1 mile south of LAX. We’ll want to have a good turnout for this one, both from an entry standpoint and from a judging/stewarding standpoint. More details of the competition can be found at: http://www.strandbrewers.org/pbc/index.htm.
The AHA has announced the rest of the Club-only competitions for 2009 and beyond, so you can plan these well in advance. The next competition is for European Amber Lagers, BJCP category 3. We will judge these at the September Club meeting on September 17th. Please bring 3 bottles for each entry, and please fill out the entry forms which you can download from the AHA website at: http://www.beertown.org/homebrewing/pdf/entry_recipe.pdf. The club picks up the entry fees and shipping for this one, so it is free to you.
Winners of the California State and Los Angeles County Fairs have now been announced! Congratulations to everyone listed below. Chris Simental was the big winner for State, picking up 3 first place ribbons and 2 second place ribbons. Neil Saund stole the show in the County fair, garnering 7 ribbons; 2 of them firsts, 2 seconds and 3 thirds. Carl Townsend and Chris Simental each picked up 4 ribbons. With these ribbons tallied in, Chris takes a commanding lead in the 2009 Brewer of the Year Award.
Get those brewkettles going and don’t stop until the 2009 Brewer of the Year has been announced. If you need still more competitions, you can find the whole list at http://www.beertown.org/homebrewing/calendar/events.aspx.
State Fair Winners
1st Place Chris Simental German Wheat
1st Place Chris Simental Light Lagers
1st Place Chris Simental Porter
2nd Place Chris Simental American Amber Ale
2nd Place Chris Simental English Pale Ale
2nd Place Craig Corley Belgian StrongAle
3rd Place Craig Corley Amber Beers
3rd Place Craig Corley Biere De Garde
2nd Place Jeff Koehler Stout
3rd Place Jeff Koehler Belgian Strong Ale
1st Place Carl Townsend Belgian Pale Ale
Los Angeles County Fair Winners
1st Place Carl Townsend American Pale Ale
1st Place Carl Townsend Export
1st Place Carl Townsend Schwarzbier
2nd Place Carl Townsend English-Style Strong Ale
1st Place Chris Simental Munich Helles
3rd Place Chris Simental American Wheat Ale
2nd Place Chris Simental Strong Bitter and ESB
3rd Place Chris Simental English-Style Porter
1st Place Craig Corley Altbier
3rd Place Craig Corley Kölsch-Style Ale
3rd Place David Lasdon Specialty Ale, Other
1st Place Eric Moreau American Brown Ale
2nd Place Jonathan Porter English-Style Barleywine
3rd Place Jonathan Porter Export and Oatmeal Stout
3rd Place Jonathan Porter Abbey Dubbel Ale
3rd Place Neil Saund Vienna Lager
3rd Place Neil Saund Imperial Stout
1st Place Neil Saund Traditional Bock
2nd Place Neil Saund Maibock/Helles Bock
3rd Place Neil Saund Bavarian Hefeweizen
1st Place Neil Saund Abbey Tripel Ale
2nd Place Neil Saund Saison (Spring/Summer)
3rd Place Peggy Robinson Curry Porter
Remaining 2009 Competitions
September 4th Pacific Brewers Cup Entries due at the shop.
October California State Homebrew Competition
(Entries must be packed for shipping)
2009 Club-Only Competitions
September 17th, 2009 European Amber Lagers, BJCP Cat. 3.
November 19th, 2009 Belgian Strong Ale, BJCP Cat. 18.
Brewer of the Year Point Totals
Brewer Points Ribbons
Chris Simental 33 15
Craig Corley 17 10
Carl Townsend 14 5
Neil Saund 13 7
Jon Porter 12 6
Jeff Koehler 12 5
Zach Bradshaw 6 2
Eric Moreau 5 3
Jason Levin 3 2
Pete Morris 2 1
Dave Lasdon 1 1
Peggy Robinson 1 1
Lee Bakofsky 1 1
Ian Fraser 1 0