Ladies and gentlemen,
A tip of the hat to you all! When we asked for your finest home brews, we were not expecting the inundation of creativity and deliciousness you sent in! 24 entries were dropped off to Gravel Bottom Brewing (their largest home brew competition to date!) for a blind tasting that spanned two days, with 10 judges including Angela Steil, the world’s youngest cicerone!
“We were very impressed by the creativity of all the submissions. With beers inspired by all sorts of great books, from Lord of the Rings to 50 Shades of Grey and everything in between, judging was a very entertaining experience, of course it doesn’t hurt that the beer quality was great as well. We are very thankful for all who participated, both as brewers, but also as judges. With such strong competition this year, I can’t wait to see what next year brings!” commented KDaLe organizer Joshua Bernstein.
Beers were judged on their aroma, appearance, flavor, mouth feel and inspiration. It was a tough couple of days but someone had to be declared the winner. With perfect scores across the board, we are pleased to announce that David Beerens and Nick Rodammer’s James and the Giant Peach Gose won first place and will be brewed at Gravel Bottom Brewing!
James and the Giant Peach Gose will be released at the KDaLe Wrap-Up Party on February 24th at Gravel Bottom Brewing. We invite you all to come and try the winning beer and celebrate the success of another KDaLe season with food, music and of course, great beers.
1st Place – James and the Giant Peach Gose brewed by David Beerens and Nick Rodammer
2nd Place – Winnie the Brew “Hunny” Saison brewed by John Britt
“Nailed the theme, beautiful looking beer.”
3rd Place – Mort, Short for Mortimer Stout brewed by Jacob Peacock
“A well-written description paired with a solid brew. Pleasant nose!”
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who entered! We look forward to seeing you on the 24th.
Posted by: Andrea