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Best of Show [Nov. 11th, 2007|10:46 pm]
Barleywine Gutenbiere D'Greenman
This weekend one of my homebrews won
"Best of Show" for the California State Homebrew

This is the best award I've received so far
in my homebrewing career.

The last best win was Best of Show at the
Bay-Area-Brew-Off/Alameda County fair a few years ago.

But this is a better win, since it is a much more
competitive competition: there are about 200 entries,
and a lot of top homebrewers in the state are
entering this competition, because it counts toward
the Sierra Nevada "Homebrewer of the Year" Competition.

The beer I entered that won, was a German style Pilsner,
which I knew was very good, but you never know if
the judges are going to think it is very good also.

Happily, it was unanimous, and I did win it!

I guess my next goal is to win "Best of Show" at
the California State Fair, and the "World Cup",
the other two "big" California homebrew competitions.
And then maybe I'll graduate to the "National Homebrew

However, what I really need to do to target that
competition is to enter a lot: I think my friend
Jamil how won it last year put in 34 entries, or
something like that.

But, at this point, I'm pretty confident that my
homebrews are world class and as good as any commercial
brewery makes.

The main problem I have is that I don't have enough
space to refrigerate all the beer I make, which is
required if you make lagers.

Maybe someday.

[User Picture]From: name_redacted
2007-11-12 05:05 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! To win best-in-show, and with a pilsner no less, is pretty darned impressive.

Can I ask you when/how the winners are announced? I sent 2 beers in this year (first time at this competition), and am eager to find out how I did.
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[User Picture]From: alembicresearch
2007-11-12 08:07 pm (UTC)

I'm not sure when they'll get around to posting the results
on their website.

You should e-mail the organizers and ask:
Mike Riddle, Competition Organizer
He's pretty good at responding to e-mails?

The more people asking, the faster they'll get around
to do it.

Since they announced the winners at the after-competition party,
there is no need for them to wait.
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[User Picture]From: alembicresearch
2007-11-12 08:23 pm (UTC)
Oops, there should be no question mark after
"He's pretty good at responding ...".

And the website I'd expect to see the results
posted at is:

Or on the link.

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[User Picture]From: name_redacted
2007-11-13 05:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'll keep an eye out there. And, congrats again!
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[User Picture]From: ilanarama
2007-11-13 01:34 am (UTC)
Yay you!
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