Intraclub Brew Challenge

SAAZ has starting a quarterly Intraclub Brew Challenge. We would like to encourage more brewing in the club and provide more feedback to our brewers. Each quarter the club will announce the challenge ingredient/style and requirements.

RULES:

1) Must be a current SAAZ Member with dues paid.

2) Sign-up for the challenge at a meeting – General or Officer. The supplies for each challenge are limited and to keep things fair for all we will not accept sign-ups at any other time.

3) Must pick up special ingredient at a SAAZ Meeting (General or Officer), we will not make special arrangements to deliver items.

4) Bring 6 – 12 oz bottles or a 64 oz growler of your beer to the designated meeting for judging.

5) SAAZ will provide a prize for the winner of the challenge. We also encourage you to enter into upcoming homebrew competitions to win even more!

6) If you fail to participate in a challenge it will affect your ability to partake in future challenges.

2017 Brew Challenges

CHALLENGE #1 – HOP SALAD

Winner: California Common brewed with 2 oz US Brewers Gold and 1 oz Cascade hops by Billy Dawson

CHALLENGE #2 – IRISH you were Beer!      

Winner: Irish Extra Stout brewed with Kent Goldings hops by Dan Shirah

CHALLENGE #3 – Fruit Challenge

Winner: Lime Wheat Beer brewed by Eric Essenwein

CHALLENGE #4 – Operation Festbier      

Starting at the July meeting interested club members can pick up some noble hops (limited supply) to be used in a German style beer.  Entries will be judged at SAAZtoberfest.

2016 Brew Challenges

CHALLENGE #1 – HOPPY NEW YEAR! 

This challenge featured the Dr. Rudi hops. Dan Markey won the competition.

CHALLENGE #2 – BEAN Me Up Scotty

Andrew Carpenter wowed everyone at the Spring Party with his Coffee Mead.

CHALLENGE #3 – SPRING FLING

Sean Gregg won Best of Show with his Hunahpu Clone

Challenge #4 – Extreme Brew Challenge

Dan Markey wowed the judges with his Strawberry Shortcake Lager

CHALLENGE #5 – HEAVY MEDA

This challenge honors the brewer with the most wins at Commander SAAZ. Laurie Giovelli won this year!

2015 Brew Challenges

CHALLENGE #1 – HOPPY NEW YEAR! hoppy guy

This challenge featured the new Mandarina Bavaria hops. Stephan Martinello was selected as the winner for his entry.

honey beeCHALLENGE #2 – SWEET AS HONEY

For the challenge each brewer received 1lb of Webb’s World Famous Honey and brewed any style they wanted. Sean Gregg won with his Honey Cider.

CHALLENGE #3 – SPRING FLING COMPETITIONfling

SAAZ was practicing for Commander SAAZ and held an Intraclub Competition. Congrats to Keith Allen for his Saison.

schweetCHALLENGE #4 – Sch-WHEAT on Homebrew

This challenge featured WHEAT BEERS, perfect for summer time drinking. SAAZ members judged the entries at the summer party and Dan Markey won the competition.

CHALLENGE #5 – HEAVY MEDALmedals

This challenge honors the brewer with the most wins at Commander SAAZ. Sean Gregg won and will be brewing a special beer at Playalinda Brewing.

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