Competition Corner – September 2019

The entry deadline for Pacific Brewers Cup is fast approaching!  Entries are due Saturday, September 14th. Registration is up and running at  Long Beach Homebrewers are running the operation this year, which rotates among Strand and Pacific Gravity as well.      Entries can be dropped off at any of the following locations:
Eagle Rock Home Brewing Supply 4981 Eagle Rock Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90041   323-258-2107

Home Beer Wine Cheesemaking Shop 22836-2 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91364  (818) 884-8586

Stein Fillers  4160 Norse Way, Long Beach, CA 90808  (562) 425-0588

The Long Beach organizing team would like as many folks as possible come out for judging and stewarding as well.  Judging will be on September 28th, at 9:00 AM,  at Long Beach Beer Lab,  518 W Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90806.  You can register as a judge or steward at the above link.

The final competition of the year for the is also fast approaching.  Registration for The California State Homebrew Competition is up and running at .  Since there are no local drop-offs for this competition, we are looking for a volunteer to deliver entries to the Bay area.  If you can make the trip, please contact me at c136 AT, preferably before the September club meeting.  The club will kick in up to $100 to cover gas money.  Entries need to be dropped off by October 11th at one of the two locations:

Oak Barrel Winecraft 1443 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley, CA 94702  (510) 849-0400
Ferment Drink Repeat 2636 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco, CA 94134 (415) 825-5657

If we do not get a driver, each entrant will be responsible for shipping off their entries.

We now have results from the Los Angeles County Fair.  Congratulations go to Craig Corley, who picked up three awards, and Carl Townsend, who picked up second place award:

1st Place Craig Corley 262 – B17 21.5: Belgian-Style Specialty Ale, Other
2nd Place Craig Corley 267 – Single #2 19.4: Abbey Ale, Other
3rd Place Craig Corley 269 – Bpa #42 21.2: Belgian-Style Pale Ale
2nd Place Carl Townsend Attack ‘a Azacca 7.2: American-Style India Pale Ale

With these victories, Craig has pulled into the lead for the 2019 Brewer of the Year Award:

Point Totals as of LA County Fair Points Ribbons
Craig Corley 14 8
Carl Townsend 12 7
Kingsley Toby 7 5
Reuben Shah 3 2
Rives Borland 3 1
Robert Dean/Betty Brew Dog 3 1
Parker Waechter 2 1

Upcoming events:
First Friday at The Daily Pint:  September 6th.
Pacific Brewers Cup Entry Deadline:  September 14th.
September Club Meeting at Neil Saund’s Duplex:  September 19th, 7:30 PM.
Pacific Brewers Cup Judging:  September 28th.
October First Saturday: Imperial Western and other downtown breweries: October 5th.
California State Homebrew Competition Entry Deadline:  October 11.
October Club Meeting:  October 17th, 7:30 PM.