Saturday, February 14, 2015

CMI All-American Beer Judging 2015

So after a long and most likely unforgivable hiatus, I’m back. In addition to my own personal disappearance, it has been a couple of years since I last participated in the All-American. But it is a new year and all that other malarkey, so here we go. 

I rode down to Cincinnati on the solo because all the people I used to judge beer with from Dayton have either become professional brewers or are lame. That last part probably sounds really mean.

For the morning flight, I got to judge English Browns, followed by Specialty in the afternoon. The English Browns were so-so, while the Specialty category was rather nice. The winning Gose from Specialty ended up taking Best in Show as well, so a shout out to Luke Shropshire for a well-made beer. The rest of the results can also be found here.

I also got to participate in my first BOS, which was fun. While I was away, I horns-waggled my way into being a National judge. Which really only means that I’m on the hook for more potential work. But since that work most likely involves beer, I can live with that.


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