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Homebrew competitions are a great place to get judgmental
The Peach State Brew Off, organized by the Covert Hops Society, is Georgia's oldest and largest homebrew competition. We've competed in the comp a few times but this is the first time we've taken the show on the road to the event.
Georgia's got some weird homebrew laws and the event has struggled to find a home in recent years. Legislation was passed that was supposed to legitimize running these events, but it added some rules and hoops to jump through that made it more difficult with required permits and forbidden locations. No matter, the event has persevered.
As the sampling goes on we talk with Scott Lathrop about homebrewing, the event, and the club then we dive in a bit deeper with Covert Hops President Nate Watkins as we sample the Best of Show winners from the meads and ciders categories.
Phil Farrell joins us for a bit of a deep dive into judging beers and why a beer may get the score it does, even if the brewer (it's me) thinks it deserves a higher score. Farrell also shares some tips on what it takes to become a BJCP beer judge and what you can do to get there.
If you're a newer brewer then entering a beer into competition can help you get some honest feedback on how to take a good beer to a great beer, even if you don't take home a medal.
Note: We intended to list the winners here, even promised it at the end of the show, but we don't have that info yet. We apologize for being dirty liars.
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