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August: Schenkerla Clone Competition at MASHOUT

(BOTY = Brewer of the Year qualifying competition)

BURP News

August 2005

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Now, let me tell you, experience points aren’t all about judging beer. While over two-thirds of Tom’s points are from judging and organizing competitions (as Organizer, Judge Coordinator, Beer Registrar, and more), probably the hardest earned points are from grading exams. At 1/10 point for each exam, he has graded 200 exams to get his 20 grading points. That alone is about 200 hours of service. Add to that points earned from proctoring exams (4 times) plus his work on the Exam Committee and one year as Exam Director, and what it all adds up to is the equivalent of a part-time job in volunteer service to the homebrew community.

And now you have to ask yourself “why do they do this?” Is it for the honor, the glory of seeing your name in boldface print in the BURP News? For the right to have Certified judges like me poke fun at your Grand Masterdom? The answer is simple my friends. It is for the love of beer. Mmmm, sweet beer.

Have a fun time at MASHOUT, campers, and be safe!

Cheers, Colleen

Competition Schedule

August - Clone Beer Competition at Mashout (Schenkerla Clone) – Not for BOTY Septembeer – ALTercation Civil War (Alts and Koelsch)

  • Kegs only - Not for BOTY

Octobeer – Baltic Porter - BJCP Cat 12C - BOTY – 2 bottles Novembeer – Real Ale Fest – November 11th and 12th

  • Kegs only - BOTY

Decembeer – Holidays Beers - not for BOTY January 2006- American Ale and India Pale Ale - Cat 10 and 14 - BOTY February 2006 - Barleywines – BOTY

Cellar Notes From The Two Drunk Monks

By Bud Hensgen & Mark Hogenmiller, Co-Ministers of Culture

Schenkerla, considered by many to be the premier smoked beer of Bamberg, Bavaria in Germany is fundamentally a maerzen–style beer using a high proportion of smoked malt in the grain bill. This year’s competition at Rocky Gap will be hotly contested by members of several regional homebrew clubs. Bottles (2), kegs and growlers will be accepted and must be delivered to Bud Hensgen at the covered pavilion by 10:00 AM on Saturday morning.

German Wheat and Rye Beer

Congratulations go out to all the brewers and judges who participated in the German Wheat Beer and Roggenbier Competition - BJCP Cat 15 - held July 23rd. The winners are:

As of publication of this newsletter, Bud is still looking for two more judges. If you can judge, please contact him at bhensgen1@verizon.net.

Septembeer: Oktobeerfest Civil War – ALTercation

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Place – A. J. DeLange - Weizen Place – Mel Thompson - Weizen

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Place – Mel Thompson - Roggenbier

Brewer of the Year Standings (Top Ten)

Team brew Maryland/DC versus Virginia. BJCP Category 6C Kölsch, 7A Northern German Altbier, or 7C Düsseldorf Altbier. We have the perpetual trophy that is passed annually to the winning team of the winning state. The defending Champion is the Maryland/DC Brew Crew consisting of Pete Ryba and Mel Thompson. To refresh brewers on the Civil War competition rules:

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