I do have my Barley Wine in the fermenter for next year....and hopefully the year after....I'm only entered into the mixed ferm category which I am sure could be considered a category that is often more of a crapshoot than others.
I wish I had realized that it was such a large competition I would have tried to have a couple more entries ready to go, there's always next year.
I grew up 10 minutes from there in saugerties. RIP started off pretty poor quality but quickly improved. (I think new ownership and brewer). I’ve enjoyed why I’ve had over the past yearI stopped into Rip Van Winkle Brewery on Sunday for a great flight and some good food.