Sunday, August 27, 2006

"Blue Ribbon" Beer

As promised, I will now reveal the results of Beerme's entries into the Michigan State Fair Homebrewing Competition. The Blue Ribbon for the best Irish Red Ale at the 2006 competition goes to-drumroll, please-Beerme!

Only one of the five beers entered placed (oh, well!), but that one won the first place award. The beer was called "Rye-rish Red Ale" and was an Irish Red Ale, brewed with thrity percent rye malt. It won in the Irish Red Ale category. I picked up my award yesterday at the awards ceremony.

The beer received 44 points out of a possible 50. As a First Place winner, it was entered in the Best of Show judging but a Vienna Lager took those honors. Some favorable judges' comments were, "Creamy, malty, smooth tofee-like, fruity Irish Red", "Rich & creamy (again w/the high carbonation), medium body w/nice width/depth" and "Just enough bitter to nearly balance the sweet malt. Could be stronger but not necessary". The last two quotes were from a National ranked BJCP judge!

The other beers were treated respectably, with two of them scoring more than 32 points, so all-in-all it wasn't a bad showing. It does make me anxious to start brewing again!

I'll post the link to the website when the results are posted, there.


MargeinMI said...

Hooray!!! Whistles!!! Hoots!!! Hollers!!! Bravo!!! Congrats!!! and YAY!!!!!!!!!!

camojack said...

Sounds right tasty t'me.

Libby Gone™ said...

Congrats my friend!

Beerme said...

Thanks, folks. It was fun both winning an award and judging in the contest. I intend to do more of it the future.

Nylecoj said...


Beerme said...

Thanks, nylecoj!