At the December meeting an informal evaluation of beers was conducted. In the old days this was a regular part of the club meetings. It is being reinstated and will start about half an hour after gathering time. We were pretty much on time and WZZers submitted 12 brews for the evaluation. The highest score was a tie between new member Andy Blanchard (Stone Ruination Clone) and Andy Tenbrink’s IPA, at 44 1/2. .
Badley/McNeil – Helles Bock (35 1/4)
Andy Blanchard – Stone Ruinition Clone (44 1/2)
Kirk Howell – Vienna Lager (36)
Jason Hobbs – Belgian Tripel (32)
Jason Hobbs – Robust Porter (40) – This was a 3-year old brew!
John Norman – Imperial Stout (38 1/2)
John Norman – Belgian Double (25) – Bottom of the keg – very yeasty!
Brian Logan – “Belgian Speciality” (no score) – Brian fessed that it was fermented cherries!
Mark Smith – German Pilsner (38 1/2)
Mark Smith – Black Cherry Ale (43)
Andy Tenbrink – IPA (44 1/2)
Andy Tenbrink – Coffee Stout (42)
Some brews with low carbonation were attributed to the LONG (its only 7 miles) drive to Mogul!
Everyone seemed to enjoy the discussion during the evaluation. Hope you’ll bring your latest (or oldest) brew to the next meeting.