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First Pro Competition
« on: June 11, 2013, 03:13:34 PM »
In my state (Washington), a few folks have started the first "Washington Only" beer awards.  WE entered our flagship American Amber.  It's the same recipe that I won 1st place (category, not BOS) with in a few local and regional comps. 

The judging was last month, and the awards will be handed out this coming Saturday. 

I must say, I am going crazy waiting.  To think our little brewery's beer is in the same flight as those from Elysian, Fremont, Red Hook, Hales, Pyramid, and many others is both intimidating and exciting at the same time.  I guess I'm just hoping the Amber category wasn't well entered.  LOL.

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Re: First Pro Competition
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2013, 03:20:50 PM »
Break a leg!
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Re: First Pro Competition
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 04:37:33 PM »
Good luck!  We have a state-wide competition in Florida in the spring called Best Florida Beer Championships and have both a homebrew and a commercial competition, only for Florida brewers.  In 2013 we divided the pro competition into two divisions to accomodate the small batch brewers who only make a barrel or two at a time.  It's pretty cool when a brewer like you, only a start-up, gets a best of show trophy.  This year a former homebrewer, now brewing for a pizza parlor, won 1st and 2nd best of show Small Batch Brewer.
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Re: First Pro Competition
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2013, 06:15:54 PM »
Good luck, buddy!
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Re: First Pro Competition
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2013, 07:14:58 PM »
Good luck and keep us up to date w/ the results!
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Re: First Pro Competition
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2013, 08:42:27 PM »
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Re: First Pro Competition
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2013, 08:54:14 PM »
Mic, are you going to be pouring at WBF?

I will be there pouring with Twelve Bar Brews. Good luck, I will be cheering for you when they announce the awards!
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Re: First Pro Competition
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2013, 09:10:02 PM »
Good luck.  I was invited to go judge for that but had made too many trips over the mountains around that time for judging and other beer events.

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Re: First Pro Competition
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2013, 09:33:24 AM »
Mic, are you going to be pouring at WBF?

I will be there pouring with Twelve Bar Brews. Good luck, I will be cheering for you when they announce the awards!

Sadly no.  We have to be in town for some charity events.  The wife and and I get quite involved in local things, and once we started a brewery, the folks came knocking.  It's cool though, and get's our name out there.  We have fun with it. 

But, when they announce the Ambers, if you wanted to PM me, that would be cool.


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Re: First Pro Competition
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2013, 11:46:27 AM »
Best of luck to you Mic!  :)
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Re: First Pro Competition
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2013, 04:57:48 PM »
Mic, are you going to be pouring at WBF?

I will be there pouring with Twelve Bar Brews. Good luck, I will be cheering for you when they announce the awards!

Sadly no.  We have to be in town for some charity events.  The wife and and I get quite involved in local things, and once we started a brewery, the folks came knocking.  It's cool though, and get's our name out there.  We have fun with it. 

But, when they announce the Ambers, if you wanted to PM me, that would be cool.

I can send you a PM when I hear the results. TBB didn't enter, so I have nothing to listen for for them.
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Re: First Pro Competition
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2013, 06:08:26 AM »
Good luck, man!
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Re: First Pro Competition
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2013, 09:24:31 AM »
Thanks for all the good wishes everyone!  The results were announced yesterday, and we did not win any award.  I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed.   :-\

I am looking forward to the judging sheets.  It will be interesting the differences between what they send for a pro competition vs the BJCP sheets.  They did say they were judging to the BA standards. 

Hopefully we can do better next year.




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Re: First Pro Competition
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2013, 05:09:46 PM »
Bummer but hang in there. Keep at it. Thanks for sharing let us know what you learn from the sheets.

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Re: First Pro Competition
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2013, 01:13:23 PM »
Thanks Jim. 

Yea, we will keep at it for sure.  I'll try to figure out a way to post the judging sheets.  (as long as their not TOO bad, LOL)