After all the score sheets were tallied and refreshing my browser countless times, the results of the competition were posted. For me, my goal in any comp is simply just not to get skunked, so it was very humbling to be awarded several medals. Two of my beers that placed, in fact, have been described in one or more posts here on Lug Wrenchand I though it would be fun to point out where they have been referenced.
- The Belgian Golden Strong (“Eagles Nest Revisited”) was original recipe I tried to shrink down when I posted about my attempts to create a sessionable Belgian Pale Ale with the same flavor profile. The Golden Strong recieved a bronze medal, while the Belgian Pale Ale, which was entered, did not place in its category.
- The German Pilsner ("Congdon Hill Pils") was recently posted about when a local brewpub brewer saved my brewday by donating a growler full of lager yeast after my yeast starter failed. The Pils ended up winning the Pilsner category and then went on to recieve an honorable mention in the Best of Show round - a feat that is a personal best for me.
"I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me."