Congratulations to members who have won People’s Choice competitions. These competitions are typically held once per quarter during one of our regular meetings. The style is typically announced 3-4 months in advance. Preference for participation is given to current members.
People’s Choice competitions are typically announced on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JoCoBS/
|02/23/2017||Eric Brueckner||Omega British Ale Yeast – freestyle||Eric won with a fantastic American IPA with a averaged score of 7.22/10. The nine entries were rated 1-10 by all members, after which the two highest scoring beers went on to be judged by our guests Mark and Danielle from Omega Yeast Labs.
Aaron Hill’s brown ale came in at a close second.
|06/23/2016||Brian Hann||American Pale Ale (creativity allowed)||Brian won with a very well made, classic example of an APA. After winning a solid 42% of the popular vote, his beer was selected as the winning beer by guest judge Chris Roberts from Red Crow Brewing Company.
Honorable mention goes to Tim Ryan who tied Brian in the popular vote with another classic APA.
|3/24/2016||Kevin Thuringer||Saison||Kevin received an overwhelming number of attendee votes, and went on to be selected as the Best of Show winner by guest judge Michael Crane of Crane Brewing. It was regarded as a classic example of the style and reminiscent of Tank 7.|
|10/22/2015||Dave Bednarczyk||Porter||Dave won with a “Vanilla Baltic Porter.” His beer was one of the top two selected by attendees, then was selected as the winner by our special guest judge Eric Martens from Border Brewing Company.
Honorable mention goes to Ryan Pfannenstiel who won the popular vote with an excellent Robust Porter.
|6/25/2015||Ryan Pfannenstiel||Session IPA||Ryan’s recipe was a SMASH made with Maris Otter and Citra, but with pineapple added at flameout. Honorable mention goes to Jay Paxton who tied with Ryan prior to a tie break vote.|
|3/26/2015||Kevin Thuringer||Irish Ale Exbeeriment – Irish Red||Received 6 of 28 votes. There were 9 entries. Everyone used the same recipe, tweaked as needed for their system.|
|3/26/2015||Ken Schmidt||Irish Ale Exbeeriment – Dry Stout||Received 14 of 28 votes. There were five entries. Everyone used the same recipe, tweaked as needed for their system|