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2015 Category Question
« on: September 03, 2015, 05:59:37 PM »
Trying to find a place in the 2015 guidelines for a Stingo that's spent some time in a Oak Whiskey barrel. This was a fresh barrel, so the whiskey is prominent, but not overbearing. I'm thinking 33B, Specialty Wood-Aged Beer?
« Last Edit: September 03, 2015, 06:04:22 PM by tesgüino »

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Re: 2015 Category Question
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2015, 09:16:36 PM »
Exactly right.  33B
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Re: 2015 Category Question
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2015, 02:57:01 AM »
Yep 33B but be sure to explain what stingo is in your description.
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Re: 2015 Category Question
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2015, 02:28:55 PM »
Yep 33B but be sure to explain what stingo is in your description.
That could be the challenge. It took a few paragraphs for the article in Zymurgy to do that and it still wasn’t clear cut.

The barrel aging gives this beer a good place in the 2015 guidelines, but a straight up Stingo would be hard to pin down in the 50 character that a lot of competitions give you for description. Possibly something in Historical Beers?

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Re: 2015 Category Question
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2015, 02:39:02 PM »
You would want to be a little vague with the description. If it's too specific a lot of judges will doing you if you don't match exactly. I would just say strong historical English-style ale with Brett and lacto. A judge should be able to determine if it's englishy with Brett and lacto in it.
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Re: 2015 Category Question
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2015, 03:31:27 PM »
judges understand character limits on entry forms, and almost everyone has a smart phone.  You could attach a more thorough description of the beer to the bottles.  However I've seen those sometimes passed on to judges and sometimes removed so at a minimum I'd also explain the situation to the organizer if going that route.

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Re: 2015 Category Question
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2015, 10:17:15 PM »
Sorry in advance... shift change, no sleep

I would simply say "taste extra bottle I sent, thats what I was shooting for"


Disregard, I think thats what I'd say when submitting a Clone of my own one-off under 34a
« Last Edit: September 04, 2015, 10:19:13 PM by klickitat jim »