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Sam Adams Longshot - not just category 23!
« on: April 09, 2010, 02:07:54 PM »
If anyone saw the Longshot announcement and decided not to enter because you didn't have a category 23 beer available - check the fine print in the rules and regulations

They are accepting categories 20,21,22 and 23 in category 23

Get those smoked, wood aged, SHV and fruit beers in.

http://www.samueladams.com/promotions/LongShot/WhatIs.aspx

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What if I brew a fruit, herb/vegetable or smoked beer? (Category 20, 21 & 22)
These types of beers will definitely be accepted as a Category 23 homebrew. Just remember to be creative when you choose your ingredients or the processes you use!
« Last Edit: April 09, 2010, 02:10:40 PM by marty »

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Re: Sam Adams Longshot - not just category 23!
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2010, 08:58:10 AM »
I'm more worried that the ale guidelines top out at 16.5°P. That cuts out a huge number of beers, especially in Cat 23.
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Re: Sam Adams Longshot - not just category 23!
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010, 10:50:37 AM »
I'm more worried that the ale guidelines top out at 16.5°P. That cuts out a huge number of beers, especially in Cat 23.

I wouldn't worry about that, it's always been on the rules, but has never applied before (going by the winners). This year Barleywine&Old Ale, last year Double IPA, another Old Ale 3 years ago. The winning ales have all been 9-10% ABV

they do list a higher OG for lagers, but it's still below the Weizenbocks and Trad. Bocks that have won in the past
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Re: Sam Adams Longshot - not just category 23!
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010, 11:02:15 AM »
I'm more worried that the ale guidelines top out at 16.5°P. That cuts out a huge number of beers, especially in Cat 23.

I wouldn't worry about that, it's always been on the rules, but has never applied before (going by the winners). This year Barleywine&Old Ale, last year Double IPA, another Old Ale 3 years ago. The winning ales have all been 9-10% ABV

they do list a higher OG for lagers, but it's still below the Weizenbocks and Trad. Bocks that have won in the past

I got all excited and thought I would give it a go this year until I saw that.  I just emailed to find out what the official take is on that.  I have a 12.4% maple Barley wine and a 9.7% Mayan Imperial stout I was hoping to enter.
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Re: Sam Adams Longshot - not just category 23!
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010, 07:55:39 AM »
I got all excited and thought I would give it a go this year until I saw that.  I just emailed to find out what the official take is on that.  I have a 12.4% maple Barley wine and a 9.7% Mayan Imperial stout I was hoping to enter.

I'd be interested to hear what they tell you

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Re: Sam Adams Longshot - not just category 23!
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2010, 05:27:16 AM »
I got all excited and thought I would give it a go this year until I saw that.  I just emailed to find out what the official take is on that.  I have a 12.4% maple Barley wine and a 9.7% Mayan Imperial stout I was hoping to enter.

I'd be interested to hear what they tell you

Me too.  Still no reply.

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Re: Sam Adams Longshot - not just category 23!
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2010, 12:56:56 PM »
If anyone saw the Longshot announcement and decided not to enter because you didn't have a category 23 beer available - check the fine print in the rules and regulations

They are accepting categories 20,21,22 and 23 in category 23

Get those smoked, wood aged, SHV and fruit beers in.

http://www.samueladams.com/promotions/LongShot/WhatIs.aspx

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What if I brew a fruit, herb/vegetable or smoked beer? (Category 20, 21 & 22)
These types of beers will definitely be accepted as a Category 23 homebrew. Just remember to be creative when you choose your ingredients or the processes you use!
This has not yet clearly being stated to the organizers, as I heard the "BJCP version" of Cat 23 in correspondence the last couple days... I asked about whether it was going to include fruit/SHV/and smoke, and was told it would be 23 only (so a smoked beer would only be Cat 23 if it was a "spiced 22" plus "smoked 21" making it a "specialty 23"). 
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