The club's annual TRASH Homebrew Competition has yet again been a tremendous success. With 2 evenings of early juding and two larger sessions on the day of the event, we provided complete score sheets for 475 entries spread across 30 different flights. We also hosted another successful banquet the day after the competition — returning a significant number of results just 24 hours after the competition ended. Making this all come together required a significant effort our volunteer judges, their stewards, and a significant support staff; it took a great deal of effort, but we all came together to make it happen.
For anyone that missed the banquet, we have posted the summarized results here:
Score Sheet Return
Starting on Tuesday, May 28, you will be able to pick up your score sheets and medals at the homebrew shop that accepted your entries. If you mailed your entries to the registrar, then we will mail your score sheets back to you.
Planning for Next Year
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How are flight winners selected?
We group all entries into a series of flights made up of similar substyles. Those entries are scored by anywhere from 1 to 3 groups of judges. The best beers from each pool of judges are then sampled to assign ranks (1st place, 2nd place, and so on). Because different groups of judges may not be precisely calibrated in their scoring technique, it's possible for that the top ranking beers might not completely align with the top scoring beers.
How are the top awards selected?
The first place beer from each flight continues to a final best of show judging session, where all of the club's best judges sample from among the top beers and rank them accordingly. We assign our top awards to the highest ranking beer that matches the requirements of each award.