Black Box Challenge

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by GCR » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:12 pm

Congrats all. No finals for us, sadly, but can't wait to get the feedback on our beer anyway.

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by GCR » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:20 pm

Unfortunately, neither I nor my brewing companion Richard Cormier can make it to Halifax tomorrow for this - any chance a benevolent soul could grab our feeback (on our submitted beer, Tina Louise) and send us an electronic/scanned copy (provided suggested feedback exists)?

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by GCR » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:32 pm

I sent an email to Henry as well... but figured I would ask here as well, just in case. Good luck with the presentations tomorrow... wish I could make it!

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by SFR709 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:37 pm

I asked about feedback and Henry said:

“Yes, I’ll send out all the judging sheets once the competition is over.”

So you might not need someone to pick it up. But I’m planning to go and if they are handling them out there I could snag it for you guys if you like? My experience had been that Henry writes back quite quickly so you may have a response tonight or tomorrow morning.


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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by henry » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:08 am

Hi guys - the judging sheets are all getting scanned and I'll email them out to everyone once the competition is over.

Great beers submitted this year - the range in scores was very narrow, and it was the most difficult judging session we've yet had. Very impressive.

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by GCR » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:19 am

Thanks again, Henry!

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by GCR » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:21 am

SFR709 wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:37 pm
I asked about feedback and Henry said:

“Yes, I’ll send out all the judging sheets once the competition is over.”

So you might not need someone to pick it up. But I’m planning to go and if they are handling them out there I could snag it for you guys if you like? My experience had been that Henry writes back quite quickly so you may have a response tonight or tomorrow morning.


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Thanks for the offer and the quick reply. Have a fun time today!

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by Bowserm » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:06 am

Congrats Woody and everyone who made top 6. Enjoy your afternoon.

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by LeafMan66_67 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:15 pm

Good luck to everyone who made it through!
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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by jacinthebox » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:51 pm

Congrats Aaron :rockin:
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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by amartin » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:19 pm

Yeah Aaron!


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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by Bowserm » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:27 pm

I hear first and second was 1/2 point difference. Congrats to Mumble and to Woody.

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by mumblecrunch » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:11 pm

What a tough afternoon. Seeing everyone's presentations and hearing about what everyone else did totally made me wonder about my beer and the decisions I'd made.

Props to everyone who entered; it takes gumption to throw $70 at a bag of stuff and believe you can make something special out of it. And congratulations to all the finalists. Everybody made a strong accounting of themselves today and as always it was awesome to see all the variation in the presentations.

Big shout out to Woody; all the judges raved about your beer and I'm really hoping I get a chance to try it. Half a point is a razor-thin margin and a stark reminder that things could have easily gone either way. Cheers!! :cheers2:

And big thanks to Henry and the rest of the Boxing Rock crew. I think this is one of the most interesting competitions in our region and I'm glad it continues to be an annual tradition.

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by Woody » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:52 am

Well said Mumble/Aaron and well deserved! It was a tough afternoon. Everyone brought their "A" game and it was allot of fun. Allot of home brew heavy weights in the house yesterday at Stillwell. Congrats again to Mumble and thanks to all competitors, judges, Boxing Rock and Stillwell for an awesome event! :rockin:

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by oceanic_brew » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:59 am

What an awesome crew. It was my first time presenting, and first time attending the event. Left over Peche day kicked my ass in a severe way.

Congrats to everyone!


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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by BBrianBoogie » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:08 am

Congrats Aaron, well done :rockin:

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by sgrhyno » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:09 am

That was a great afternoon...thanks to everyone at Boxing Rock for sponsoring such a great competition and to Stillwell for hosting. I never expected to make the final six and after seeing all the awesome beer and presentations I cant wait to give it a go again next year. Presentations were great and super imaginative....noce work everyone. Great to finally meet some of you as well! :cheers:

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by Celiacbrew » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:28 am

Congratulations Aaron and the other finalists. Well done!
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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by mckay75 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:30 am

Congrats to all the finalists and Aaron and Woody for the razor thin finish! Great work everyone.

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by oceanic_brew » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:08 pm

Two newfies on the final round! That was nice to see. Can’t remember the other guys name. Are you on here?


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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by Gates24 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:32 pm

Congrats to everyone, it was the exciting afternoon. Aaron Hebb and myself are stoked on the 3rd place finish. Oat of this world stout lived up to its name.

Can't wait for some of these beers to be available for tasting. Looking forward to next year comp and patio beer season.

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by chalmers » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:24 pm

oceanic_brew wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:08 pm
Two newfies on the final round! That was nice to see. Can’t remember the other guys name. Are you on here?


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The other Newfie is Shane, and he wasn’t familiar with the Brewnosers. So I schooled him on it, hopefully he signs up!

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by chalmers » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:29 pm

Congratulations to all of the entrants, finalists, and Mumble for the cup. Judging the beers last week, and then the presentations (and beer again) on Sunday wasn’t an easy task! Great quality beers (no surprise), with cool uses of ingredients, techniques, and presentations.
Great job to all of the finalists for getting up in front of a room full of strangers to share your story. Iran no small feat! And always great to see (and make) friends at these events. Makes it all worthwhile.

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by Buccaneer » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:49 pm

This year's challenge just opened up. I bit the bullet and entered for the first time.

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Re: Black Box Challenge

Post by GCR » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:39 pm

HELL YES. Registered.

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