The War of the Worts XV Homebrew Competition is being held this Saturday February 20th, 2010 at the Iron Hill Brewery in North Wales PA. This is one of the biggest if not the biggest homebrew competitions in the Tri-State area. This year the competition has over 800 entries. Like many homebrew competitions this one follows the BJCP Guidelines and all judges are BJCP certified. I'm not a certified judge but I signed up to help steward this event. I'm interested in finding out what goes into running one of these competitions and will try to provide a summary here in case anyone is interested.
Judging starts at 9am and is closed to the public. The public is invited to the awards ceremony which is scheduled to begin at the Iron Hill North Wales location around 5pm. So if you are in the area and feel like hanging out come on over and I'll buy you a beer while we wait for the awards to be presented.
I have a total of 6 beers entered (one was entered in two categories). Here they are:
Death Metal Imperial Stout – 13F Russian Imperial Stout
Pop's Winter Wit – 16A Witbier
Belgian Chocolate Stout – 16E Belgian Speciality Ale
Belgian Cherry Chocolate Stout – 16E Belgian Speciality Ale
Belgian Single – 16E Belgian Speciality and also entered it in 18D Belgian Golden Strong Ale
Double IPA – 14C Imperial IPA