I brewed a brown ale, english style, aged in french oak, and decided to enter it in the local Harvest Fair competition. There were 142 total entries and I entered in the Mild English Brown Ale category.
The beer turned out to be more of a copper color but still qualified according to the style guidelines, so..........
On saturday I found out I got a white ribbon for Third Place, I was happy considering one of our old timers entered six or seven different classes and didn't get a single thing.
One category, the first time, and I manage a ribbon?
Now I am afraid I could be just setting myself up for future disappointment.
I am excited none the less, now I have something to hang on the wall.