There seem to be a decent amount of contests going on here in Washington State and this is no exception. This past Saturday, Brouwer’s Cafe hosted Seattle Weekly’s Homebrew Contest. Beer was poured, tasted, judged and ultimately a difficult decision was made.
Nate Muller took home the title of best homebrew for his Belgian Dubbel, called “Ommeknate”. Not only will Nate’s Dubbel be on tap at Brouwer’s for the month of November, he gets to brew this recipe on Big Al’s system. Lucky guy. So head down to Brouwer’s and get a taste of victory. However, others were rewarded for their innovation and skill as 5 home brewers received recognition for producing the best beer of their category.
Below is a complete list of all the best of this year’s home brewing competition–>
Best Stout/Porter: John Herman, for his Baltic Porter, called “Smokey Smoke”
Best Pale Ale/IPA: Mike Ritzer, for his IPA, called “Pucker Up”
Best Belgian: Ted Stone, for his Belgium Specialty Ale, called “Black Betty”
Best Wheat Beer: Mark Guth, for his Dunkelweisen, called “Summer Dunkel”
Best of the “Other” Category: DJ Moxley, for his American Brown Ale, called “BMW Brewing: Cardinal Ale”
So congrats to Nate and the other winners for your dedication to craft brewing. Keep up the hard work! If you attended this event at Brouwer’s and you have an opinion about which home brewer tickled your tastebuds, then leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!