Well, it appears I am the loser in our internal race to bring you the highlights of this weekend’s Brewers’ Cup competition. So I’ll ask you to check out Greg’s summary of winners in the next blog post or by clicking here. The only additional item I have to add is that the Homebrew Club of the Year went to the Foam Blowers of Indiana – led by Homebrewer of the Year Tom Wallbank. Worth noting on the professional side is that Upland Brewing has earned back-to-back Best of Show awards with their Persimmon Lambic in 2011 and Flanders Red (commercially known as Gligamesh) this year. It is also the second consecutive Brewery of the Year award for Bier Brewery. Since I had the opportunity to work with the wonderful Brewers’ Cup staff this year, I was able to snap a few pictures that hopefully will give you an interesting “behind-the-scenes” look at a competition of this scale.
The full results including all homebrew and professional award winners will be posted at the Brewers’ Cup website in the near future. Congrats to all of the winners for taking home awards in a very difficult competition! And a big thanks to the staff, judges, and stewards who work very hard to make a competition of this size run so smoothly. Cheers, Nathan