But I really believed in the concept of forcing brewers to rely on skill and technique to overcome a restrictive set of ingredients in the pursuit of brewing great beer - even if it took them out of their comfort zones to do so. I'll admit, I took a lot of pleasure in discovering that I was far from alone in finding this to be a fun concept; we ended up with sponsored prize donations of over four thousand, seven hundred dollars in retail value, and we exceeded our registration limit of three hundred beers in less than a month.
In fact, everything just seemed to keep coming up aces... right up until this past weekend, when the judging started.
Our good friend, Matthew Chrispen chronicled some of the trials and tribulations that he faced as the Site Director of our Balanced judging location in Austin, Texas. Aside from the enormous amount of organization and busywork that is simply inherent in...
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Whew, didn't know our name AND handle/email were going to be posted.
posted by suprchunk on 10/30/2015 at 12:14:48 PM
Most comps post winner names. If anyone wants to be recognized with just one or the other, please contact me - I'm happy to oblige.
posted by homebrewdad on 10/30/2015 at 12:18:58 PM
Must have been DQ'd , I was sure I had that kolsch locked down :)
posted by dahlberg123 on 10/30/2015 at 12:24:38 PM
No DQs among beers that would have otherwise placed. I'm not sure I ended up having to DQ anybody.
posted by homebrewdad on 10/30/2015 at 12:26:52 PM
This was my first BJCP contest... Excited to get my score!
posted by atom on 10/30/2015 at 12:33:16 PM
Okay folks - usernames dropped.
posted by homebrewdad on 10/30/2015 at 12:33:50 PM
I'm super pumped to have even placed! Thank you all very much for all of the work you have done on this. When do you think we will get to see the scores/feedback? Will we be able to see all of the scores or just our own?
posted by rdc4687 on 10/30/2015 at 12:34:53 PM
Awesome, wish I would have placed in the overall Division. Still stoked I placed, thank you putting this on and can't wait until next year. I like the limited ingredients it really makes you think about your recipe and how you brew it.
posted by mmiller1444 on 10/30/2015 at 12:39:42 PM
A big thank you to everyone involved in running the competition. This was only my second competition so i am super excited to have placed. I really liked the format and can't wait to see what you come up with for next year!
posted by jdsoccer88 on 10/30/2015 at 01:17:54 PM
Can't wait to see my scores. Felt I nailed the brown porter for what I had to do to brew to style. To have not scored at least a 30 is surprising to me.
posted by jkrochune on 10/30/2015 at 01:24:04 PM
Nice job everyone....I like the addition of the name of the beers. Note to self...should have entered a third beer. I knew the categories I choose would be tough to get to BOS, but stoked to get 2 first places.
posted by madcowbrewing on 10/30/2015 at 01:38:09 PM
Thanks a bunch everyone for all of the hard work it took to put on not only a competition, but a truly unique experience.
posted by drewsk on 10/30/2015 at 01:38:52 PM
Thanks to everybody for entering. Scores will be up soon, judging sheets next week. Don't be a stranger - come see us in the forums!
posted by homebrewdad on 10/30/2015 at 01:45:27 PM
When will we be able to review our score sheets?
posted by mscg4u on 10/30/2015 at 06:21:53 PM
I'd love to see other people's recipes. Any chance of that?
posted by Joppo43 on 10/31/2015 at 02:53:51 AM
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