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Title: What are people doing to get their beer evaluated?
Post by: johnny_mo on August 04, 2020, 05:42:57 PM
Hey Everyone, it's John with your AHA. How're we all doing?

This will surely cause some debate, but I'm curious to know.

I'm looking to gather some testimony and feedback on what everyone's doing in a year where so many of us have time to brew but many competitions have either been canceled or postponed until further notice.

I found this thread which sparked my interest in bringing up some ideas again: https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=25104.0

If competitions in your area are canceled or postponed until sometime next year, would you pay to have your beer evaluated by a panel of judges and get full written feedback, just not in a competition?
I'd imagine the judging panel would need to comprise of at least 3 judges with a ranking of Grand Master or above. Open to discussion.

What if you had to ship the beer instead of dropping it off somewhere locally? Point noted that there are already inherent worries about shipping that plague this idea but interested to hear people's thoughts.

Would you use such a program?

Be well, take good care of yourself, and thank you
Title: Re: What are people doing to get their beer evaluated?
Post by: Cliffs on August 05, 2020, 04:43:42 PM
Id normally be very interested, but with the economic uncertainty im basically saving all the money I have right now in case I get laid off. I imagine others are in the same boat as me
Title: Re: What are people doing to get their beer evaluated?
Post by: Lazy Ant Brewing on August 11, 2020, 09:31:44 PM
I would pay a reasonable cost, but not sure what most would consider a reasonable amount.  I'm retired and my income is not affected by the virus.  I have been donating a modest amount to a couple of local charities to try to help those who need it.
Title: Re: What are people doing to get their beer evaluated?
Post by: corkybstewart on November 25, 2020, 04:04:12 PM
It would depend somewhat on the cost, but much more important would be the qualifications of the judges.
Title: Re: What are people doing to get their beer evaluated?
Post by: EnkAMania on November 25, 2020, 05:34:26 PM
Our homebrew club has a cooler on a porch where you take one, leave one.  Feed back is given via a Slack channel. 
Title: Re: What are people doing to get their beer evaluated?
Post by: crains on December 23, 2020, 03:59:22 PM
Just keep trying different beers.