They can also be mashed like potatoes.
This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.
I posted this wondering if there were other beer forum people at the event. You were the only one so far. Prost!
I think Amanda should expect her region to fill up quickly next year if they decide to do it again.
I went to the Heritage Beer festival in St. Louis last year and a local homebrew club had a similar issue. They had kegs ready and were informed about some state law although it apparently was never enforced in the past. They ended up serving soda pop. If there's anyone on the forum from the St. Louis Brews homebrew club they could probably give more details on the situation they encountered.
The solution is simple. It's a BOS style competition . Let's say you're judging Dry Stout. You set the 11 1st place entries from the 11 Round 1 judge centers out on the table and pour them for a table of 4 well qualified judges. That's almost a 3 oz sample per judge which is plenty. Out of those 11, they pick the one that best represents the style. That is first place overall, 1st BOS Dry Stout. The 2nd place beer from the same Round 1 judging center is then moved up onto the table b/c there is a chance that it might be the next best dry stout at the competition. It is poured and tasted against the other 10. Of those 11, the best one is chosen and it is the 2nd BOS Dry Stout. Which ever one is chosen as 2nd BOS, you move the beer that was sent underneath it from the same Round 1 judge site up onto the table to make it 11 on the table again. Then you choose the best one from those 11. That's 3rd BOS Dry Stout.
You might find that the top 3 came from the same judge center. You might find that the top 3 came from all different judge centers, or any combination. But the root idea is, you don't re-judge all the beers. You have to trust the Round 1 judging centers to put them in the right order.
This way you could have a BOS style 2nd round for 11 judging centers, up to 30. 11 would be a piece of cake. I've been on BOS's with 30 beers on the table. It can be done. Then you could have 30 Round 1 judge centers.