Well, after many long hours, and countless glasses of beer, the winners of Grape & Grain’s first ever beer competition are in. There were forty-two entries in twelve different categories which ranged from witbiers to porters, browns to bocks, and even a few alternative grain beers.
While all of the beers entered were judged for their merits, we had a desire to try to add something darker to our line of Scotty’s Beer Kits. Extra consideration was given to porters, browns, and stouts.
Given that over half of all entries of among these three styles, you wanted some darker beers in the line as well!
So without any further ado, let’s get to the results and see what is going to be the “Next Scotty’s Beer Kit”
Grand Prize – Winner receives one of each Scotty’s Beer Kit (including the new winning one) – 12 total
Irish (I had another) Dry Stout – Graham Gerrie
Note: There were a number of additional recipes entered with this entry. The instruction variations will be included in the final kit so that any of these can be made.
- Base Recipe
- Pirate Stout – Base recipe plus 7g of crushed coriander pods soaked in 24 oz. of Caruba Rum for 3 days.
- Galaxy Stout – Base recipe plus 3.5 oz. Galaxy hops dry hopped for 3 days.
- “Stout and Stocky” – Base recipe plus 450g of crystal 77
- Vanilla Stout – Base recipe plus 450g of crystal 77 and vanilla extract to taste at bottling.
- Raspberry Chocolate Stout – Base recipe plus 450 g of crystal 77 and 8 oz. cocoa nibs which had been soaked in raspberry vodka for 3 days.
Due to the nature of this, we will be naming the Scotty’s Beer Kit – Six Stouts to represent the options that make this beer different.
Runner-up Prizes – Winner receives 3 Scotty’s Beer Kits of their choice (including the new one)
Oh Leiterbock – German Bock (dunklebock) – by Sasha LaTour
Kate the Great – Russian Imperial Stout – by Andrew Stokes
Thank you to all who entered! It is great to see such a thriving homebrew community in our area and look forward to perhaps hosting more events like this in the future.