BREW OR CRY: Brewers Challenge 2019
This year we’re continuing with the format set forth in 2017, giving brewers a few styles from which to choose. We’ve made a few minor tweaks to ensure tables aren’t stuck judging 15 beers, nor a 3rd of 3 entry scoring the same as 3rd of 15. Please read the updated rules below.
• There will be 3 regular rounds of competition, with 3 styles in each.
• Limit TWO entries per team, per category, per round.
(5 teams X 2 entries = 10 maximum entries to be judged)
• Each team will be responsible for at least one entry into each category, for rounds 1-3.
• The 4th and final round will be for the winning team and winners of the Mini Best in Show*
• Collaboration brews:
-You must declare the head brewer, only they will receive individual points for this beer
-Co-brewers cannot judge in a category in which they brewed/assisted
-You must declare if you were involved in brewing any collaborations
-If a team has only one entry in a category, but all individual brewers have submissions,
the team can submit a team-collaboration brew, which will receive TEAM points scored only.
• Styles are based on the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.
• Brewers must submit 32-36oz. of beer for competition nights to ensure enough for judging process. Bring extra if you want to share with everyone.
Ideal packaging for your entries will be in non-distinct bottles, growlers (ie. no stainless steel, branded etc..)
– TWO 22oz generic brown glass bomber, THREE 12oz generic brown glass bottles, ONE 32oz swingtop brown glass bottle or ONE 32oz growler
**The Brew or Cry Challenge is, and always has been voluntary. We hope that you want to have some fun, and that this new format is something that interests all members enough to participate.
You will be seated with others who brewed the same style as you. If you collaborated, please make board members aware if there is a potential that a brew you were directly involved in, might be judged by you. We will reassign you to a non-conflicting category for judging night as you are not permitted to judge in a category you brewed in.
The board has chosen these 9 common styles for the 2019 competition. This provides a fair amount of choice to all competitors, in each round. The selection of styles increase in difficulty each round, while still leaving options for brewers of all skill levels.
|ROUND 1 – March 28th|
|1C – Cream Ale||Basic|
|10A – Weissbier||Basic|
|13C – English Porter||Basic|
|ROUND 2 – May|
|21B – NEIPA||Medium|
|24B – Belgian Plae Ale||Medium|
|21E – Brown IPA||Medium|
|ROUND 3 – September|
|8A – Munich Dunkel||Advanced|
|1A – American Light Lager||Advanced|
|4C – Helles Bock||Advanced|
*Additional beer styles may be added if club membership increases enough to necessitate expansion.
**The board reserves the right to reevaluate scoring system.
Volunteers were placed in the role as team captains. Club members that wanted to participated were then drafted by the captains for team participation.
|MATT BOYD||ADAM JOYCE||ANDY ATWOOD||ZAK HOLMES|
|Nate Hughes||Tyler Fregine||Jeff Scanlan||Jason Mayerl|
|Chris Erickson||Alex and Cassi Benedict||Jason Boyton||Tony Kapugi|
|Alan Oakland||Greg Schultz||Steve Thompson||Gary Puzach|
|James Albrecht||Bert Cook||Alan Ledrowski||Hannah Stoffs|
The Final Round
The winning team after 3 rounds will disband to compete against each other for the grand prize and bragging rights as the 2019 Brewer of the Year for the SPWH! Mini Best in Show winners will also invited to final round of the BOC.
*If a brewer on the winning team failed to enter a single beer in 2017 competition, they will be excluded from the final round.
Team points are calculated based on the average of the top three scores for each team. The team with the highest total through the first three rounds will be moved onto the fourth round to compete against each other and the mini best of show winner from each round.
|Name||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Total|
|Alex & Cassi||12||8||20|
Round 1 Results
|Hefeweizen||English Porter||Cream Ale|
|Letter||Name||Avg Score||Points||Letter||Name||Avg Score||Points||Letter||Name||Avg Score||Points|
|G||Jim Albrect||43.3||16||E||Hannah Stoffs||39.6||16||A||Matt Boyd||38.8||16|
|B||Jeff Scanlan||38||14||A||Bert Cook||35.8||14||E||Alan Ledrowski||35.2||14|
|A||Zak Holmes||35||12||F||Andy Attwood||30.6||12||B||Alex & Cassi||26||12|
|E||Jason Mayerl||30.6||10||B||Garry Puzach||25.5||10||D||Karl Siekert||25.6||10|
|D||Adam Joyce||27||8||D||Alan Oakland||20.6||8||C||Tony Kapugi||20.2||8|
|C||Tyler Fregine||26||6||G||Jason Boyton||18.5||6||F||Nate Hughes||16.8||6|
|F||Steve Thompson||20.6||4||C||Tony Kapugi||17.8||NA|
Round 2 Results
|Brown IPA||NEIPA||Belgian Pale Ale|
|Entry||Name||Avg Score||Points||Entry||Name||Avg Score||Points||Entry||Name||Avg Score||Points|
|3||Jason M.||35.25||14||2||Alex & Cassi||15.33||8||2||Chris E.||25.25||8|
|5||Matt B.||35.25||16||3||Adam J||39.16||14||3||Karl||24.5||6|
|4||Alan O.||11.83||6||4||Jason B.||28.25||10|
|6||Tony K.||35.16||12||6||Jim A.||33.5||14|
Round 3 Results
Coming in September
Round 4 Results
Coming in 2020