The SABC Winter Competition was announced at the February meeting, and for those not in attendance (or who suffer from poor short term memory), here are the details:
The competition will be judged along the lines of the last winter competition, with all members eligible to judge. We had good feedback from those who took part in the judging at the last competition, and it gives those with little or no experience a chance to have a go at judging along side more experienced judges.
The judging date is set for July 23rd, and entries will close one week prior to that.
There will be four broad categories based on the BJCP 2015 guidelines:
1- Pale Ales: 12A, 12B, 18, 24B
2- India Pale Ales: 12C, 21
3- Strong Ales: 14B, 14C, 17, 22, 25, 26C, 26D
4- Stouts: 15B, 15C, 16, 20B, 20C
This competition will attract double points towards Brewer of the Year, so start planning and get brewing. We want everyone to have as good a chance as possible to refine their beers prior to SABSOSA, which of course leads into AABC here in Adelaide later in the year. Carpet bombing is encouraged!