SABC Winter Competition Judging

At the August member’s meeting last week we sat down to judge the Winter Competition (previously incorrectly referred to as the Spring Competition – not sure where that slipped in!). As a bit of a social experiment judging was open to all in attendance, and we were extremely pleased to see that just about everyone there had a go at judging. There were many first-timers, and from casual discussion later in the evening it seems that overall it was a positive experience, with a number of members saying that their interest in judging had been ignited.

For those not present on the day, here are the results:

Oktoberfest:
1st James Forrest
2nd Matt Kennedy
3rd Clint Fisher

Foreign Extra Stout:
1st Gary Waters
2nd Matt Kennedy
3rd Brendan Hennessy

Other:
1st Simon Rofe – Dry Stout
2nd Matt Kennedy – Scottish Ale
3rd Clint Fisher – American IPA

Beer Of Show: Matt Kennedy – Oktoberfest

Congratulations to all place-getters, and in particular to Matt Kennedy who not only placed in all categories, but took out the Beer Of Show gong. We are putting together some fabulous prize packs, to be presented along with the Brewer of the Year announcement at the next club event, which will be announced very soon.