Periodically, the club with have a "club only competition" where club members have the opportunity to brew a beer and then have it judged against other club member brews - both by the club and the public. The club competitions tend to focus on styles, new or interesting malts, hops and yeast - or whatever strikes our fancy. Its and opportunity to brew, create something new, and learn something in process. Plus, a club member might win some bling.
September 2019: Local Malt, Hops and Yeast Comp
The LAGERS worked with local maltser Malteruop (Tom Stiner), the Wisconsin Hop Exchange (Bill & Debbie Barnes) and Omega Yeast (Lance Shaner) to showcase their ingredients into different beer styles. On competition day, the event was open to the club and public to sample, compare and vote on their favorites. It was a great opportunity to evaluate the ingredients and perhaps try a style one had never tried.
In addition, representatives of each company were on hand to give a short lecture and answer questions. They were generous enough to supply their product free to the club to evaluate, but their time was a huge bonus. Very informative with some great discussion. Many thanks for their time and support - it was appreciated!
1st: Rod Swerman Style: Kolsch Name: Too Kolsch for Comfort
2nd: Ryan Roesler Style: IPA Name: 7 Rivers IPA
3rd: Chris Hofland Style: Extra Special Bitter Name: London Calling