With 30 entries there was some stiff competition in the Timbers Army Homebrew Competition held today at Lompoc Sidebar. In its third year the Timbers Army Homebrew Competition is a fundraiser for the 107ist Tifo Fund.
There were two overarching categories Pride of Cascadia (India Pale Ale, Imperial India Pale Ale, Cascadian Dark Ale, and Northwest Red), and Full 90/Summer Ales and Lagers. Entries were judged blind by panels of judges ranging from novice to National ranked BJCP judge, and professional brewers. Special thanks to Van Havig of Gigantic Brewing, Ben Dobler, Joe Casey, Doug Rehberg of Widmer Brothers Brewing for lending their judging expertise.
The Pride of Cascadia winner was “Tribute to Kelso” Cascadian Dark Ale brewed by Jeremie Landers and Jenn McPoland of the Oregon Brew Crew homebrew club. Lompoc will brew the CDA in the coming months.
The winner of the Full 90/Summer Ales and Lagers category was Kö Kölsch brewed by Abram Goldman-Armstrong, also a member of the Oregon Brew Crew. Widmer Brothers Brewing Company will produce the Kölsch for release in time for the 2013 Timbers season opener.
The competition was organized by 107ist members Austin Southard and Abram Goldman-Armstrong. Big thanks to Lompoc owner Jerry Fechter and the Lompoc staff for hosting. Both Fechter and Widmer’s Ben Dobler played for their respective brewery teams in yesterday’s Timbers Corporate Cup at Jeld-Wen Field.