I should say WE won a silver medal.http://slam.liquidpoets.com/2011/results.html
Under the category of "Smoke Flavored and Wood Aged Beers"
Andy Hendreschke is the host to our 55 gallon Stranahan's Barrel
full of an imperial porter brewed by 7 brewers, 4 10-gallon batches
and two 5-gallon batches.
And if I may toot my own horn, I got a hold of 2 bottles. One I sampled
almost as soon as I got it home. The other I stored away in the fridge
and waited for a moment to share it with a fan of my hobby that was
being updated with everything since the purchase of the barrel.
The first bottle needed some time to mellow out, some strong flavors
left and right...the one I stashed away that sat for about a month
one of the smoothest tasting barrel aged beers. No harsh anything,
no strong anything. Just a balanced imperial porter with Stranahan's
notes in there. When I sampled it, I commented that it needs to go
into a comp. Little did I know it had! My comment was made on June
4th, the competition was a week later!
Full Credit to my fellow brewers: