Originally Posted by TomHanx
I guess I'd have to brag about this too but... what a bragger.
Sorry about that. I didn't mean it to come across like bragging. The contest just started up a few years ago so I think my chances were vastly improved by the lack of awareness; which is part of the reason I am mentioning it here. Most people I talk to, even in the homebrew community, have not heard of Sierra Nevada Beer Camp.
I strongly encourage you to enter next year if you are interested.
Make no mistake: I count myself very fortunate to be selected and I view it as a generous gift, not something I earned. My goals in mentioning it here were to (1) notify local homebrewers about a chance to try a unique recipe with a local connection and (2) to raise awareness about Beer Camp. SN wants more people enter the contest and to spread the word about all the things they are doing that makes the company so special.
Ultimately, it's about the beer. It's not about me and I do apologize if it came across that way.