The Competition was held on Saturday the 1st of September with entries down a little on previous years to just 56 bottles. Our guest Judges commented on the high calibre of the beer entries with the winning beer achieving an almost perfect score of 29.3 out of a possible 30! This entry was a Russian Imperial Stout enter by Clark from our neighbours in Central Hawke’s Bay.
To our guest Beer Judges Hamish and Matthew from Hawke’s Bay Independent Brewery.
To our Sponsor: Coopers Breweries for sponsoring the Best Beer Award with a Full Brew kit including Fermenter etc. A great Prize!
To our Sponsor: For a lovely triple pack of sparking wine for the Wine of the Show.
To our sponsor: for a tasty Brew Kit -awarded for best liqueur.
Wine of the Show: Joe -2009 Merlot
Beer of the Show: Clark – Russian Imperial Stout
Liqueur of the Show: Robyn – Amaretto
for 31 Medals over all -a great effort.
Following the competition a “Pot Luck Dinner” was hosted with many scrumptious dishes to be enjoyed along with an enjoyable tipple or two of the fine competition entries.
Again a big thank you top our Sponsors, Judges, and all the entrants for having a go!
Brian – (President HBAWBC)