That was a great idea putting out the left over bottles. Are you the first to do that or does that happen every year?
Having the scoresheets available was pretty awesome too. I'm sure it is a pretty massive undertaking to get them ready by that time, but think of the postage savings!
The ability to have the score sheets available immediately after the Awards Ceremony is completely dependent on the local organizer having a system with experienced volunteers in place during the competition. As the entries are judged, the scores are entered into the competition database, and the score sheets are given to the collating crew to assemble the packages for the brewers.
There isn't really any savings on postage, since I mail out a letter with the score sheets to every Final Round entrant. If there are no score sheets, I still mail out the letter. The winning entrants get their score sheets, and a letter, plus a press release for each winning entry, in addition to the medal and prizes if they didn't collect those at the awards ceremony. It's still great for the entrants to get their score sheets quickly, rather than having to wait for 2 to 3 weeks for the shipment back to the Brewers Association, the printing, and finally the packaging to happen.