Thursday, 5 November 2009

Here Comes the Judge!


Tomorrow I'm off for a little light judging in the Society of Independent Brewers (North) Beer Competition 2009 to be held at Hawkshead Brewery in the Lake District.

The categories to be judged at this half of the event (it is now too big to do it all in one venue) are:

Bitters and Pale Ales (Up to 4.0% ABV)

Strong Ales (Over 5.6% ABV)

Bottled Beers (in 4 categories)

It promises to be an interesting day out and one which I looking forward to.  I'll report back.

16 comments:

Cooking Lager said...

Does this involve wearing a wig and having a hammer?

Tandleman said...

No Cookie. Free lout - I mean craft beer - and getting hammered (possibly).

RedNev said...

I see that the remaining categories will be judged at the Scarisbrick Hotel in Southport in January. Are you involved in that as well?

Jeffrey said...

Judging the IBC beer awards was one of the worst experiences of my life (I've lived a charmed one, admittedly), so I can't help but pity even you, Peter.

Tandleman said...

Why thank you Jeff. Even me eh? I'm touched.

Wurst/Whorst- Brewing Arts Instructor, CEO APRK said...

Emotional. Both of you need to record some tracks.

Cooking Lager said...

Free grog? Nice, do they need a cooking lager connoisseur?

Tandleman said...

Sausage that's your exclusive domain.

Wurst/Whorst- Brewing Arts Instructor, CEO APRK said...

Did you steal "Here comes the judge" from Laugh In?

Tandleman said...

What's Laugh In then? So no!

Wurst/Whorst- Brewing Arts Instructor, CEO APRK said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laugh-In

About a quarter way down it mentions the judge.

Paul Garrard said...

Have fun, I hope it is a good gig!

Tandleman said...

Bloody Hell Sausage. It ended in 1973! And it was Yankee.

Wurst/Whorst- Brewing Arts Instructor, CEO APRK said...

I thought maybe it was broadcast to the island.

Tandleman said...

I think it was. but at that time and for many years after, I was too busy chasing girls.

Wurst/Whorst- Brewing Arts Instructor, CEO APRK said...

Chasing girls??? I knew you were into the arts!!