Sunday, June 9, 2013

Winner - 3 Rivers Festival Brewer's Competition

I entered 2 meads into the smaller Three Rivers Festival brewer's competition this week. One was the same Cranberry Spice Mead that won 3rd place at Wellspring 2 weeks ago, the other was a sweet naked mead (plain honey) that I just bottled.

This competition was not as fancy as the Wellspring judging, it was straight popular choice. ~40 people tasted each of the 6 meads entered, and voted for their favourite.

My naked mead, dubbed "Sunshine in a bottle" by some of my friends there, won.
Drum's Lemon Balm and Rosemary mead and Jay's Orange Blossom Mead came in second and third place.

It was a good weekend. I got to try Auz's Yarrow Strong Ale, which to me would fit in nicely with the Scottish Heather Ale collection.