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LA County Fair entry

Postby Traveling Fred on Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:45 pm

Hi Guys,

Got a quick question. I have a Rye Whiskey aged Russian Imperial Stout I would like to submit to the LA County Fair. I added vanilla beans and cacao nibs to this beer during the aging process in the barrel. In looking at the categories, I'm trying to determine if I should enter it as a wood aged beer, whiskey or as an experimental beer due to the additions I made. Any thoughts?

Thanks,

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Re: LA County Fair entry

Postby lexuschris on Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:43 pm

Hi Fred,,

With the cocao nibs and vanilla, it sounds like a solid 'Specialty beer' to me (2008 BJCP cat 23, 2015 BJCP cat 34C). I'm not a judge, but that's my early read on it. Those additions may take it out of contention with the 'wood beer' group (2015 Cat 33B), but will help in the experimental category.

Good luck!
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Re: LA County Fair entry

Postby lexuschris on Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:44 pm

But to be sure.. please bring some to Tuesday's meeting, so we can all taste and let you know what we think!
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Re: LA County Fair entry

Postby Traveling Fred on Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:39 pm

Ended up submitting under Wood aged beer, Whiskey and placed 2nd :D Will definitely try to make the next meeting and bring a couple of bottles.
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Re: LA County Fair entry

Postby Justin H on Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:08 pm

Congratulations! I hope we can try it at the meeting.
With a name like Captain Drago it sounds like a heavy hitting beer.
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Re: LA County Fair entry

Postby Megastout on Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:39 pm

Good job. Look forward to tasting
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Re: LA County Fair entry

Postby bwarbiany on Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:57 pm

Congrats!
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