~1000 beers that were registered and paid for at $15 each.I judged in Zainesville (which was the largest per the results posted thus far) and I didn't have particularly big flights or feel rushed... I realize some of the other sites may have had a less judges per entry turn out etc... but I only had a flight of 9 in Pilsners and 8 in Belgian Strong Ales.
average is improving; currently if it holds we'd be at 8079 entries. That'd be a new record, though well short of 9000.
So..... Were there simply 1000 beers that people registered to enter, and then never sent in?? That is really unfortunate if people were registering beers that took spots that others would have gladly used. I had a lot of trouble deciding which 4 I would send it..... would have been a lot less trouble if I had 5 or 6 entries. I am sure there were plenty of others in the same boat.