Social meeting competition schedule

We run a series of friendly competitions at several of the social meetings throughout the year. All homebrew (including non-beer such as cider or mead) is eligible for the competitions, with the exception of the reinheitsgebot competition where only beer is allowed.

The competition schedule is as follows:

Month Theme Results
February Strangebrew (bizarre ingredients and flavors)
  • First: Dan Roth—Green tea peach blonde
  • Second: Dave Csernak—Carrot cake ale
  • Third: Brad Maupin—Imperial stout with pumpkin, pecan, and maple syrup
  • HM: Oggie Ogden—Dr. Og's pick-me-up; cures what ails ya'! (Dr. Pepper beer)
March Wood-aged
  • First: Ryan Davies—Russian imperial stout aged in rye barrel
  • Second: Brad Maupin—Breakfast stout with oak
  • Third: Alan Burdick—Rye porter with blackberries and & whiskey chips
  • HM: (Tied for third; fewer first-place votes) Oggie Ogden—Oaked English porter
June Session (4% ABV and below)
November Reinheitsgebot (only allowed ingredients are barley, hops, water, and yeast!)

The top three places plus honorable mention in each competition win prizes. We welcome any donation for prizes. If you have any beer paraphernalia, unopened brewing ingredients, etc., please consider bringing it to a competition to be given away as a prize.

At the end of the year, we will crown a West Sound Brewer of the year. A brewer placing in one of the above competitions earns three points for first place, two points for second place, and one point for third place.

Current standings (Updated: 16 March 2020)

Place Brewer Points
First Ryan Davies & Dan Roth (tie) 3
Third Brad Maupin 3

Ryan Davies and Dan Roth both have one first-place win. Brad Maupin has one second-place and one third-place win.