IRON BREWER V
ALEiens Only Competition
Starts July 29, 2014 - Finished April 28, 2015
21 Teams - Three Rounds - One winner!
$10 Entry per team
Iron Brewer is our in-house, ALEiens only competition. Your chance to show off, secure some prizes, and (most importantly) gain bragging rights as one of the best brewers in the Club! 100% of the entry fee goes towards prizes, along with yearly dues meeting we will use to pick up some swanky prizes for First, Second, and Third prize!
This can be a team competition, giving you the opportunity to pair up with one or more of your fellow ALEiens, if you want to. Single person teams are allowed. We are looking for at least 16 teams, and a bracket system will be used as you advance through each round of the competition.
July 29, 2014
Pick Round 1 ingredients
You will pick 1 of 4 regions: India, Southeast Asia, Mediterranean, or Latin America. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to create a beer inspired by the ingredients that define that region. You have a lot of room to be creative here, but the link to a particular region should be clear. There are no style restrictions otherwise. Have fun!
DUE OCTOBER 28th!
1. Eivind Sandstrand- 1st Place
2. Jeff Lewis- 2nd Place
3. Joe & Natalie DeChico
4. Glenn & Keith Locke & Stephen Brescia
5. Tom Cassidy & Alex Mustico
1. Denise & Kurt Schiller- 1st Place
2. Justin & Amber Dyjak
3. Bryon Howe
4. Scott Mangold- 2nd Place
5. Jake Gardner & Chris Chantry
6. Jim Coates
1. Jess Streeter
2. Dave Drass- Wild Card
3. Tim Roche & Eric Landolfi- 2nd Place
4. Justin Hutton & Dave
5. Blaise Fougere- 1st Place
1. Lothar Knuttel- 2nd Place
2. Chris Speece
3. Sean Sliwinski & Steve McCollick
4. Mike Grippi- 1st Place
5. Meredith Rebar & Garrett Willams
October 28, 2014
Round 1 entries DUE & judging
Pick Round 2 ingredients
Round 2 Specs: Let's get SMASH'd Due 1/27/15
Maris Otter and Nelson Sauvin
1. Mike Grippi
2. Tim R & Eric L
3. Jeff Lewis
Munich and Moteuka
1. Matt Knuttel
2. Eivind & Nathan
3. Dave Drass
Pale/Rye (Minimum 40% Rye) & Topaz
1. Kurt & Denise S
2. Scott Mangold
3. Blaise F
Don't worry extract brewers: There are LME versions of Maris and Munich, and Rye (which is partially rye like wheat extract is only partially wheat, thus the 40% minimum for all-grain users)
January 27, 2015
Round 2 winners ANNOUNCED:
Moteuka and Munich: Eivind and Nathan
Marris Otter and Nelson Sauvin: Mike Grippi
Rye Topaz: Scot Mangold
Round 3 Assignment finally revealed:
Your mission, should you choose to accept it:
Enclosed, you will find a s’mores. Not just any s’mores. A DiBruno Bros S’more, made with dark chocolate and soft almond torrone stacked on a slab of Scharfe Maxx cheese, to be served at room temperature.
The Scharfe Maxx cheese is a raw cow’s milk cheese from Switzerland. Crafted at Studer Dairy near the Swiss-German border, this cheesy knockout hits first with its smell –sweet barnyard air—and swings second with its flavor—sautéed onions, beefy pungency, and a nutty bite. This stinky alpine cheese is richly complex with the taste of milk, herbs, and onions, with a smooth, almost fudgy texture.
Eat this bite of food. Savor it. Now make a beer that pairs with it. That’s right, no style restrictions, no ingredient limitations. Your only challenge is to make a beer that pairs well with the s’mores. The best pairing wins. The judges (club officers, our friends at dibrunos, our friends at NCBC, and an overall club vote) will rank each of the finalists to determine who has created the best pairing.
Which means everyone in the club will be eating smores for that meeting. YAY CHEESE!
April 21, 2015
Round 3 entries DUE & judged by "all star panel"
April 28, 2015
Round 3: S'MORE BEER PLEASE!
Judging (officers, guest judges, and the club vote) will commence, cheese will be eaten,
Iron Brewer Winners Announced
IRON BREWER V WINNER:
MIKE GRIPPI with English Brown Ale
Congrats to our reigning champ!