> This past summer our Scottish Amber Ale took third place at
> Cincinnatti's Beer and Sweat competition. That batch was our third
>I forgot to say how truly impressed I was at this. I know these things
>are competitive. Cincy? Ain't that a LONG way from Rochester?
Yeah you could call it competative...... there were 79 winners and
honorable mentions with something like 300+ beers presented for judging
this year. Even more impressive is that this is a keg-only competition.
The judges had a alot of nice things to say about our beer which was
really cool. The judges weren't just all other home brew guys either,
these were real brewmasters from all over - some of which work(ed) for
Anheuser-Busch, Carlsberg, Coors, etc. The Scottish Ales were Flight 6
of the competition. Bob Stephenson is our brewmaster.
shows the event results and even more
cool web sites/links.
Its almost 500 miles one way from where I am to where they are. So
far I've been to Cinci four times this year and I'll be back there for
New Years. I've been known to drive there just to hang out and watch
Bills games with them then turn around and head home. I typically make
the trip 2 times a year but since we've been brewing I've stepped it up