//update: The competition has ended and we’ve written a quick recap that can be found here. Please look forward to our future competitions or our monthly meetings.
We had a hard time deciding on our October homebrew competition beer so we put it to a democratic vote. You’ve decided that our October homebrew competition assignment is Porter!
Porter is a dark style of beer developed in London from well-hopped beers made from brown malt. The name was first recorded in the 18th century, and is thought to come from its popularity with street and river porters, who carried objects for others.
We have chosen for this assignment to be narrowly defined. So what does that mean?
First, the style should fall into a category defined by the BJCP (https://www.bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Beer.pdf)
– 9C. Baltic Porter
– 13C. English Porter
– 20A. American Porter
– 27. Historical Beer (Pre-Prohibition Porter)
You should enter your beer in one of these categories – and it will be judged as such.
I know this will come as a disappointment for those wanted to make an Imperial Pastry Peanutbutter BA Porter Milkshake, but these competitions are narrow to show off brewing skills and not creative skills
The homebrew competition will take place at Foeders on Tuesday 8 October 2019
Our FOEBAR competition rules apply and can be found here.
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