The Wishbone Brewery & Northern Craft Brewers Homebrew Competition 2017
On Saturday 29th April a group of mostly northern homebrewers gathered with their beer bottles here at the brewery, the type of beer they all had to brew was a Fruit IPA, each brewer brought 3 bottles and in total we had 33 entries into the competition which gave our 5 beer judges a hard task.
We had a couple of homebrewers come all the way up from London and some came down from Newcastle for the day, while the beers were getting judged we ran a charity bar with all donations being split between The Stroke Association and Keighley Cat Care, 4 of the beers were donated homebrews and 2 of the beers were our own Wishbone brews.
We ended up raising £430 for our chosen charities so well done to all 🙂
Here are the results
First Place went to Lance Blackman for his Mango IPA
Second place went to Ricky Ball for his Mango, Orange & Grapefruit IPA
Third place went to Pete Nevison for his Pineapple IPA (who’s Prize was collected by Richard Page because Pete had to leave early)
There were two ‘Honorable Mentions’ for close joint 4th places Elliott Collett & Tom Yates, no prizes just that warm fuzzy feeling that beer gives 😉
Each winner got an Engraved Glass Tankard from us at the brewery and some amazingly generous Homebrew Vouchers from The Malt Miller homebrew shop.
We would like to thank the following people who kindly givae their time and services for free in the aid of charity and homebrewing:
Rob for the brilliant Malt Miller prizes.
Our beer judges, Oliver our second brewer, Dave Sanders who brews at Tapped in Leeds, Russ Clarke from BeerHawk, Gavin from the Triangle in Shipley and of course Andy Leman head Brewer at Timothy Taylors here in Keighley.
Thanks to our Homebrewers who brewed beer for the bar, Clarke Longbottom, Wayne Barnes, Paul Shore and Paul Taylor, its very much appreciated.
The Northern Craft Brewers organise group competitions and meetings for homebrewers in the north, you can check them out here.
You will have to wait and see what we can organise for the next Wishbone Brewery / NCB competition.