Because we were shy of judges, we ended up judging Stouts and IPAs yesterdays from 1 to 4. We had four tables, and it was very low key. Today we had 14 tables, so it was a bit more hectic for the first few rounds. Then we eased into a good rhythm, and before we knew it, lunch was being served. Sierra Nevada put out a great taco bar spread, and opened up the taps. Then we had a quick tour of the facilities, including a trip to the hop room, where we were given 1 gallon bags to shove whole hops into. I grabbed just a tad more than a pound of Citra hops, and a little bit of crystal.
A few pics:
|Don't be distracted by the gun show|
|My table, one of two judging IPAs|
|Susan cleaning and organizing empty bottles. Just like at home!|