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I want to give a big thank you to Jeff from Bikes, Beer, and Adventures (Oxford comma, really Jeff??) for inviting me to be one of a few lucky tasters at his Brett tasting session at KnB Wine Cellars a few weeks back. Jeff put some serious time into brewing and cataloging a bunch of new Brett strains and I felt honored to be included. Looking back I realize that the quality of my tasting observations deteriorated pretty significantly after the first six or seven tasters-sorry-I'm just happy to have been a part of it. You can (and should) read more about it here.
This past week I signed up for San Diego's biggest homebrew competition (the America's Finest City or AFC). I'll be judging and entering both competitions. My Nordic Porter is the only beer I have in bottles worth submitting and I'll be entering the same beer to the National Homebrew Competition early next month. I'm hoping for success with a beer that I put a lot of thought into and took some serious time to brew. It came out clean and dark with almost no real yeast character and a nice even helping of dark roasty goodness. The hops are muted properly, the ABV is right on and it drinks way too well. Hopefully the judges agree.