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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by Lucas » Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:38 pm

I was not planning on entering this year but I got an idea today and I might have to try a one-gallon batch...
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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by gm- » Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:29 pm

Somebody should do a very sour IPA. Had a few from the Sur APA series from To Øl, and they were fantastic. A heavily hopped sour ale with just Amarillo was fantastic.

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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by chalmers » Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:00 pm

gm- wrote:Somebody should do a very sour IPA. Had a few from the Sur APA series from To Øl, and they were fantastic. A heavily hopped sour ale with just Amarillo was fantastic.
I would agree, except I was told they are expecting additions to an American IPA, and a sour one would be out of style.
The style they've chosen isn't as open as the name may suggest.

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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by John G » Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:12 pm

For some more guidance, this is from Garrison's website:
The 2016 style is Experimental American IPA, the American IPA character should come through in aroma and flavour; however there should be an experimental aspect use of herbs, teas, etc. It should not be a speciality IPA.
So, no specialty IPAs. From the 2015 BJCP guidelines, specialty IPA includes the following:

Belgian IPA
Black IPA
Brown IPA
Red IPA
Rye IPA
White IPA

Entries are due Feb 11th. This should be quite an interesting one to judge!

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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by gm- » Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:08 am

chalmers wrote:
gm- wrote:Somebody should do a very sour IPA. Had a few from the Sur APA series from To Øl, and they were fantastic. A heavily hopped sour ale with just Amarillo was fantastic.
I would agree, except I was told they are expecting additions to an American IPA, and a sour one would be out of style.
The style they've chosen isn't as open as the name may suggest.
I thought they were going with the 2015 guidelines?
Specialty - Type Beers involve some form of transformation of either a Classic Style or another base beer, either though adding additional ingredients, or handling the beer differently using an alternative process.
Isn't sour mashing an alternative process?

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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by CorneliusAlphonse » Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:37 am

To me a sour IPA sounds like it could fit (and I'd be super interested to try it) as long as it didn't totally strip out the malt character? But it sounds like maybe they're being super narrow with what hey want: an American IPA with something added. Which would be much less interesting imo
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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by chalmers » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:20 am

I stand corrected. I re-read an email exchange I had with Titus when I asked about yeast selection, and he said as long as it didn't end up like a Belgian IPA or White IPA, it's fine.
Carry on!

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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by Lucas » Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:02 pm

chalmers wrote:I stand corrected. I re-read an email exchange I had with Titus when I asked about yeast selection, and he said as long as it didn't end up like a Belgian IPA or White IPA, it's fine.
Carry on!
Really? A brett IPA or a sour IPA would be fair game? Somehow I find it hard to believe that they would go for that on their system.
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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by Albert » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:14 am

Wondering if use of fruit or spice/herbs is allowed? Or would that make it a cat.20/21?
Is the "experimentation" limited to hops, malts, yeast, process etc.??

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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by Keith » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:09 am

Albert wrote:Wondering if use of fruit or spice/herbs is allowed? Or would that make it a cat.20/21?
Is the "experimentation" limited to hops, malts, yeast, process etc.??

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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp - Due Feb 11, 2016

Post by chalmers » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:48 am

They've (recently?) updated the Brew-Off page: http://www.garrisonbrewing.com/show/home-brew-off/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Check the links at the bottom for information and registration forms.

"The 2016 style is Experimental American IPA, the American IPA character should come through in aroma and flavour; however there should be an experimental aspect use of herbs, teas, etc. It should not be a speciality IPA."

"Beers judged according to BJCP Style Guidelines of an American IPA 21A with an Experimental feature (i.e. herbs, fruit, tea etc.). The American IPA character should come through in aroma and flavour."

Fruit and herbs are mentioned specifically, so you're in the clear.

Don't forget, these beers are due Feb 11, two months from today!! $15 is a great deal for the feedback, growlito and fill, plus drinks all evening at the gala, so there's no good excuse not to enter.

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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by Albert » Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:10 am

Awesome, thanks!

Will continue tweaking my kale ipa!
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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by jacinthebox » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:14 pm

I forgot we need to send 6 bottles to this lol...so much beer

Also...is process considered experimental? or just ingredients? I can't remember if this has been asked?
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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by Keith » Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:04 pm

jacinthebox wrote:I forgot we need to send 6 bottles to this lol...so much beer

Also...is process considered experimental? or just ingredients? I can't remember if this has been asked?
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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by jacinthebox » Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:58 pm

I emailed Justin at Garrison. ..waiting to hear back


update from Garrison

"As long as it is experimental, something very different/innovative, which can include process and/or ingredients. You have to justify how it is experiment in that section on you registration form."
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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by josherArmstrong » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:36 am

Anyone know where we drop off our submission? Maybe I need more coffee, but I can't seem to find it anywhere.

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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by chalmers » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:36 am

josherArmstrong wrote:Anyone know where we drop off our submission? Maybe I need more coffee, but I can't seem to find it anywhere.
In years past, it could be dropped at any Noble Grape (yes, even the one in Fredericton), or at Garrison. I trust that's the same this year.

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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by LeafMan66_67 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:06 am

From an email from Garrison late last week:
We are getting down to the wire now with the 2016 Garrison Home Brew-Off!  Just a reminder that the deadline for entry is February 11th at either Noble Grape or at Garrison Brewery!

I can’t wait to get the judging started and to see all the awesome brewing talent that we have in our region.

If you have any questions drop me a line.

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Post by josherArmstrong » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:37 am

Thanks guys!

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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by I.P.EH » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:00 am

I know this is an ongoing discussion but would a different malt bill than a 21A American IPA be considered "experimental" and simply mentioned in the registration form? Or does the base beer need to strictly follow the BJCP standards for the malt bill ?

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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by jacinthebox » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:31 pm

anyone know when these will be judged?
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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by Tim Gregory » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:40 pm

The initial round is on the 20th. The final four usually happens on the day of the gala.

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Post by jacinthebox » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:28 pm

Tim Gregory wrote:The initial round is on the 20th. The final four usually happens on the day of the gala.
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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by jacinthebox » Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:25 pm

Are we expecting to hear about the final 4 today?
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Re: Garrison Homebrew Comp

Post by Jayme » Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:53 pm

Nope - we were supposed to put 1-2 forward and I think there were 5 tables.
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