Competition Corner – April 2017

Friday April 7th is the last day to enter the 2017 Mayfaire competition. Entries can be dropped off at the Culver City shop. 2 bottles per entry are needed. The Falcons will need help with judges and stewards as well. There will be two main sessions: Friday evening April 21, and Saturday morning, April 22. Both will be at St Martin in the Fields Church 7136 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka CA, 91306. Registration for all of the above can be found at . In addition, we will be trying to set up a preliminary round several days earlier at the Culver City shop. Check back here for details.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 3rd annual Belgian Brew Challenge.  Awards will be handed out at the club meeting April 20th at Los Angeles Ale Works.  Top honors within the Club goes to Parker Waechter with his L’Estivale, a Belgian Specialty Ale, which took 4th place in the Best of Show round!  Way to go Parker!     Overall, Pacific Gravity earned the most ribbons.   A complete list of winners can be found at   Best of show this year was a Belgian Dubbel, brewed by Joe St. John of Yeastside brewers.  His beer will be brewed at Los Angeles Ale Works.

I would like to thank the dozens of folks who helped make this the smoothest LABBC ever.  Brian did an outstanding job as head organizer, Kip stepped up with the facilities of LAAle Works, Michael collected a bunch of sponsors and arranged the tee shirts.  Dean made sure all the beers were cold, and Tim kept track of all the entries and scores.  Finally, keeping with the Belgian theme, Ian kept us fueled with an awesome batch of Beef Carbonnades.

Speaking of volunteering, we will be running Pacific Brewers Cup this September and will need everyone’s support.  The balance of the official list of competitions for accumulating Brewer of the Year is listed below.  Check back frequently as exact dues dates become known.

If you are hard-core competition junkie, there are a bazillion other contests to enter.  The AHA has their master list at

2017 Pacific Gravity Brewer of the Year Competition Schedule

Now:                   Entries due for Mayfaire competition, Culver City shop
April, TBD:          Preliminary judging round at Culver City shop
April 20                Awards Ceremony for Los Angeles Belgian Brew Challenge at LA Ale Works
April 21, 22         Mayfaire Judging, Winnetka up in the Valley
July                       Los Angeles County Fair
September          Pacific Brewers Cup
October               California State Homebrew Competition