Summer competition details

This is a quick note to give some details about the club’s annual summer competition will be judged on Saturday. March 21. The theme is Belgian. We know not everyone loves the style, but not everyone loves IPAs either. If you’ve never brewed a Belgian beer before, have a go, even if it’s just a mini-batch. They make great swap beers if you don’t love yours.

Styles are by BJCP 2015 CategoriesIf you add a particular adjunct like fruits, indicate that in your entry. So you can make a Belgian Strong with raspberries if you want.

Venue: TBC (Either the Irish Club, The Wheaty or The King’s Head).
Entries: $5
Help: Yes please. We need judges and stewards.
Winners: announced and awards as soon as judging is complete.
A Facebook event will be up soon for info and RSVPs.

  • 24A. Witbier
  • 24B. Belgian Pale Ale
  • 24C. Biere de Garde
  • 25 Strong Belgian Ale
  • 25A. Belgian Blond Ale
  • 25B. Saison
  • 25C. Belgian Golden Strong Ale
  • 26A. Trappist Single
  • 26B. Belgian Dubbel
  • 26C. Belgian Tripel
  • 26D. Belgian Dark Strong Ale
  • and
  • 21B. Specialty IPA
  • Specialty IPA: Belgian IPA

May the best Belgian win.

Forward dates:

The February meeting is Wednesday, Feb 19 and will be at Little Bang Brewing, Henry St Stepney. The kitchen is open for dinner. We hope to get a tour and a bit of insider knowledge from a gypsy brewer who uses the brewery.

February 19: Club meeting at Little Bang.
March 18: Club meeting (Wheaty) Off flavours using sensory kits.
March 21: Summer competition judging (venue TBC)
April 15: Club meeting (Wheaty) Member beer tasting and assessment
May 20: Club meeting (Wheaty)
June 17: Club meeting (Wheaty) TBC Barrel aging beers.

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