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La Only Club Brew Contest 2010

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:30 pm
by Wombatpix
It's time to start coming up with our club's entry for the Louisiana Only Club Brew Contest for 2010. We will need to have the final choice for the brew by December. That means submissions need to come now, and voting will begin in November. A letter will be sent to the other Louisiana Brew clubs for their submission. This was a great and fun competition last year, there were over 80 brews submitted and judged, afterwards, we enjoyed a Crawfish boil with all the judges and club members that helped with the competition. The after party will be discussed at the December meeting. We will again do ribbons for all 1st thru 3rd place winners, and the top 3 beers with a best of show.
This year, for something completely different, we will have a "monster brew", something that fits in none of the BJCP guidelines. It will be a "Chop Suey" beer, 3 BJCP style beers, blended any way you want (chopsticks optional).
Last years competition was the second Saturday in May, I'm guessing we are working on a similar date for this competition. Yes, you must be a Club member to participate.
Let the suggestions BEGIN!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:57 pm
by aleguy
Kentucky Common! No, wait, that's not a recognized style. Ummm, IIPA!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:05 pm
by Wombatpix
My thoughts are Belgian Wit or Belgian Strong Ales....hmmm.... theme going there.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:00 pm
by thebuddrik
My vote is Belgian Strong Ale, partly because I have 12 gallons going as I type this :lol:

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:28 am
by yeastmeister
Hmmmm....maybe something that is traditionally drank during the hot months....May is wheat beers.....

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:17 am
by redtail28
My vote is for a Kolsch

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:48 pm
by aleguy
I think the same rules should apply as last year. No lagers. That way everyone can participate. I still like IIPA, but I'm willing to bow to the majority, as long as it isn't a 100% brown malt brown ale. :wink:

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:32 pm
by redtail28
Technically it's an Ale fermented with larger yeast then lagered. I have room to larger 2 or 3 carboys for any club members.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:30 am
by aleguy
I wasn't referring to your post. I know Kolsch is an ale. I just wanted to be sure no one suggested a lager style. 8)

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:08 pm
by BayouBrew
I'm working on getting my club's submission, if we're still invited. Also, do we want to try to get prizes donated for the winners? You may not know that all of our club's funds came from selling/raffling items that were donated to the club. I got over $3000 worth (retail value) of merch from various breweries, homebrew shops, etc. I could send a list of people that were receptive, or I could even do the leg work. Let me know.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:58 pm
by triple-oh_six
BayouBrew wrote:I'm working on getting my club's submission, if we're still invited. Also, do we want to try to get prizes donated for the winners? You may not know that all of our club's funds came from selling/raffling items that were donated to the club. I got over $3000 worth (retail value) of merch from various breweries, homebrew shops, etc. I could send a list of people that were receptive, or I could even do the leg work. Let me know.


Of course ya'll are still invited!
We had breifly talked about prizes last year, thanks for the offer, I'll bring this up at our next meeting.
Thanks brotha

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:12 am
by aleguy
We had prizes last year! I still have mine. If I would have thought about it, I would have given it to you guys so you could use it in Houston last weekend.
No one sells White Labs yeast here so I have no way to do anything with my prize from last year.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:52 am
by Mob_Barley
Are we going to have an official nomination thread or is this it? If it is, I vote on Belgian Dark Strong Ale.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:03 am
by Wombatpix
Was hoping to get a general list from this forum then put all the suggestions on a voting page.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:45 am
by BayouBrew
aleguy wrote:We had prizes last year! I still have mine. If I would have thought about it, I would have given it to you guys so you could use it in Houston last weekend.
No one sells White Labs yeast here so I have no way to do anything with my prize from last year.

Send all of those unused White Labs coupons up to me. I'd be happy to take care of redeeming that for you :) .
I was talking about bigger prizes. I can't guarantee what we could get, but my club got a ton of shirts and hats, a corny keg, carbonator caps, beer tube, tap handles, gift certs, extract kits, posters, beersmith keys, etc. I'm sure that we could get some interesting stuff on top of the bragging rights.