So yesterday was the 2nd Annual Union Jack's Home Brewing Competition. We had two beers in the running, a Russian Imperial Stout we brewed back in January, and our Matt bitter.
We got some awesome feedback, and the RIS won the award for people's choice! The Bitter got lots of compliments as well - both from the public as well as the other brewers (which meant a lot!). Also fun to hear that the feedback we were getting was pretty much in line with our own feelings about the beers. Great when you run out of your beer too, personally I take that as a good sign!
It was a fun event, and we got to meet some great local brewers (and drink their beer). It's nice to meet people who love beer (and drinking each other's beer), as well as drinking it while conversing about brewing.
Congratulations to the other winners, and we hope to see you all again soon! (and hopefully compete again next year)
On a side note, I still think the Mad Goat Imperial Stout should have won the day, that was one helluva good beer!
(Cool gifts too, I got a nice can of Ranger IPA, and some 1 step!)
The RIS is gonna be some awesome beer in about 4 months I think. I am going to hide some in my fridge in a corner....
The Bitter was tasty, but needs a little more hop aroma, and a bit more hop bite on the tail end and I would be extremely happy with it. As is, it's already a great beer. Easy to drink, and not so strong it will knock you off your keester if you have 3 or 4. I think the next batch will be even better!