So yesterday was the Triumph Comp. I have to say, compared to what was said about last year's event, this year's was great. It was very well organized. They broke it down into 6 categories with 3 rounds of judging. The first round was peer-judging, where every participant rates all the beers in one category. The category you judged was different from the category you were competing in. Every beer was numbered and you simply rated each beer on a scale of 1 to 10. The two best beers from each category then went on to round 2. Round 2 then eliminated one of the two beers for each category. Then in the final round one winner was selected overall.
I ended up advancing to round 2 which was very cool. That earned me a $50 gift card which I used for lunch for my wife and I. I also got to sample a lot of decent home brews and meet a lot of cool people. I will def. do this event again next year.
IPAs ARE my lawn mower beer. MOD EDIT: Sig size reduced.
Primary: Black IPA, Hop Smash DIPA
Secondary: Lagunitas IPA Clone, Apfelwein, Cider
Kegged: Russian Breakfast Stout, Super Galena DIPA
Bottled: Dark Water RIS, 2010 Cider
2011 Gallons: 120 Gone but not forgotten: I Was a Teenage Ponger, High 5 IPA, Last Minute IPA, Skull Paint IPA, Dreadnaught clone, Calypso, Seconds Be Fast, Impaler, Double Impaler, Saint Sinister IPA, Gobbler IPA