World Cup of Beer 1st and 2nd Place Win!

World Cup of Beer 2013

Ian, Heather and Robert with ribbons from World Cup of Beer 2013


We spent last saturday at the 2013 World Cup of Beer Awards celebration over at Linden Street Brewery in Oakland. The annual homebrew competition is hosted by Bay Area Mashers and this year took in over 600 submissions.

Earlier in the year we had submitted seven different beers for judging against some pretty impressive competition and we’re pretty pleased with the results.  We took home a 2nd place award in the spiced beer category with our New Mexican Green Chile Pilsner and we received 1st place in the dark lager category with our Schwarzbier!

It was a great day for us and we had a great time hanging out with so many other talented homebrewers and friends. Cheers!

Our First Ribbon!

After years of brewing for ourselves, friends and family, festivals and charity events, we finally decided to enter our beer into competition.  So, in early October we shipped off four of our beers to be judged in the 34th annual California State Homebrew Competition.

beer entries
The competition was held by the Northern California Homebrewers Organization and the awards ceremony was hosted at Anchor Brewing Company in the Potrero district of San Francisco.  Rounding out the end of the homebrew competitive season,  The California State Homebrew Competition is one of the oldest in the state.

This year’s competition consisted of 14 categories and had 386 beer entries.  We submitted beers to the Mixed Style, Dark Lager, Brown and Specialty categories.  After all the judging was done  we ended up with a great surprise.  We had won our first award,  a second place ribbon in the mixed style category for our California Rye Common beer.

We were definitely excited for this win. It was also a great chance for us to get comments on all the beers that we submitted. Since we probably are our biggest critics, we are always looking to make better beer. This was a great experience for us, and it was an honor to be recognized among such a talented group of homebrewers.

For a full list of winners go here: 34th Annual California State Homebrew Competition Winners.