Tuesday, March 18, 2008

2008 Shamrock Open

Saturday was the first homebrew competition of the 2008 season.

This was the Shamrock Open, held in Raleigh NC by the CARBOY homebrew club http://hbd.org/carboy/

They attracted 424 beers, and our club The Battleground Brewers Guild sent a group of Judges , Stewards and helpers to help them out.

The BBG showed extremely well with 9 of our members taking awards. Full results are posted here : Shamrock 2008 Results

My own haul was great, I had 5 beers entered and all 5 won ribbons, with my Springbok Traditional Bock in Category 5B winning a gold. Overall two thirds, two seconds and a first.

Springbok was brewed from an old Randy Mosher recipe that I tweaked and played with, having brewed it now 3 times. Beer has been lagering for 3 months and will be served at the BBG's March Bockfest on March 19th.

St Patrick's day was celebrated with two Guinness pints at McCoul's downtown Irish pub, with dancing girls, bagpipes and far too many drunk Leprechauns , sadly kid taxi was in force and I had to leave at 5:15pm.

Oh well , at least the 18th was started with a clear head.

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