Each year, in June, we Underground Brewers engage in a fierce competition among ourselves for “Best Brewer” honors. We bring our best homebrews to John and Tracy Watson’s house, judge them for real, and give prizes to the brewers of the top three.
We’ve been doing this for as long as anyone can remember. And John’s been winning the contest for almost as long.
This year was no different. In fact, it is believed that John’s winning entry was from the same batch that he won with last year. I’d complain, but it is consolation enough to get to sample some of John’s beers while judging. And the potluck dinner is always amazing.
The winning entries:
Best in show: Helles, John Watson
First runner-up: Piwo Grodziske, Krzysztof Lasocki
Second runner-up: Berliner Weisse, Andy Tipler
Honorable mention: IPA with Tangerines, John Watson
And the scoresheets: