Friday, July 21, 2006

Michigan State Fair 2006

I am submitting several beers to the 2006 Michigan State Fair Homebrewing Competition this year. Many of you will remember that I took Second Place in last year's competition in the American Wheat Beer category. I hope to top that this year with more awards. I submitted an American Wheat again this year-this one with lemongrass in it for a tangy, citrusy kick, an Irish Red Ale with rye in it, an American Amber Ale, a Belgian Pale Ale, and a Wheat beer in the Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer category-it has tamarind and lemongrass in it. I assisted my fellow brewer, Jeff, in making an Old Ale, a strong, garnet-colored ale that originated in England but has become somewhat popular in the US, lately (Third Coast Old Ale, by Bell's is an example. Try it!). He will submit this beer to the competition and I will be listed as the assistant brewer. I hope he wins a medal!

I will also be judging this competition on July 30th at King's Brewery in Pontiac. Of course I will not be involved in judging any of the categories in which I've entered beers.

If you make it out to the Michigan State Fair this year, try coming on August 26. The Best of Show judging will take place that day at 4 PM. You just might see the Beerme team collect at the winner's circle!


Heybeerman said...

Good luck!

I'm headed through Michigan in August, save some beer for me!!!

Send me directions!

Libby Gone™ said...

Did I mention I also am a Beer Judge? Please submit many many bottles for me to sample. I'll let you know where to drop the barrels off at. While I may not have a large monetary reward, you are guaranteed First Place! LOL.
Good Luck, sir!

Beerme said...

Thanks, guys!
I always have beer on hand for my friends : )


I'll be happy to meet with you during your trip, if you're coming near here. I'm in Lapeer, about thirty miles east of Flint...

Libby gone™,

I'll trade some beer for that CD you promised me! In fact, guitar lessons would also be a possibility : )

camojack said...

FWIW, I had a few beers with Bob and Erin. Bob posts as "boberin". Anyway, I had some Blue gusta cerveza mucho!

Beerme said...

Tho' Bob sometimes vexes me, I'd have a beer with him, too.
Beers across the aisle-I say!

MargeinMI said...

Good luck!

Libby Gone™ said...

A friend of mine at work recommended the Blue Moon, which I do like. He uses an orange slice much like a lime in a Corona.

Maggie said...


Well,we are waiting....did you win?

Beerme said...


Blue Moon is a white belgian ale. It's good!


The competition is Sunday but I won't get results until August 26th : (

Libby Gone™ said...

I agree. After looking all over this county to find it I discovered it in the thriving metropolis of Blaine. LOL.

Beerme said...


Have you ever tried Bell's Oberon?
Not a Belgian ale, but an American wheat ale. Very nice and made in Mitch-eee-gon!

Hawkeye® said...

Good luck on your entries sir. I'm rootin' for ya!

(:D) Regards...