The results are in for my first competition of the year. I entered 3 brews into the First Annual Etown
Beans and Brews Competition and they scored quite well on the whole, though they didn’t place individual categories so I only know how well I did via the scoresheets. I’m looking forward to seeing how some of them do at the Mount Hope Brewfest coming up in May.
Second Breakfast Oatmeal Stout
I think this is the 3rd or 4th time I’ve made this particular recipe and it has definitely been dialed in the way I like it. I scored a 38 and 41 (out of 50) on this one which is one of the highest scores I’ve ever received!
Shot in the Dark – Coffee Porter
This is the first time I’ve brewed this one and am quite happy with the results. It scored two 40s which I think is the best I have every received! I’m not a big fan of coffee myself, though everybody that has tried it has really liked it so there isn’t too much to change for future renditions.
The Fox Says… Yum – Belgian Pale Ale
This was my favorite of the lot, though I believe due to the way the submissions were worked out it didn’t score as well. This recipe was designed to be similar to Ommegang “Rare Vos” (hence the name), and although it is one of the commercial examples in the BPA category, the competition didn’t have a place to mention any more about the beers other than the category and names. I only got a 30 and a 33 for this one which still isn’t too bad, but I’m hoping the next one will be better.
I was only able to submit 2 to the Mount Hope Brewfest which will have both Second Breakfast and The Fox Says. I’m hoping the extra information that I was able to attach to the Belgian Pale Ale will help it be more to style, though if I get a score similar to the one did again for the oatmeal stout then I will be one happy guy. Cheers!