Homebrew competition: Irish beer! (ended)

For our March meeting, the FOEBAR homebrew competition will be Irish beer! This competition will take place at the homebrew meeting on the 12th of March.

We have chosen to make this a restricted style competition. You can choose from a small range of beers to brew (see the list below) but instead of getting creative you are challenged to brew the best example of your chosen style as possible. Read the guide lines well and make sure your beer has the right colour, uses the right malts and hops, make sure you hit all the gravities, and the ABV is style appropriate. We will use the recently released BJCP beer style guidelines (BJCP 2021) to determine if a beer is a good example.

What is Irish beer?

The most famous one is of course Irish Dry Stout, Guinness, but there are 2 more styles: Irish Red Ale (Smithwick’s Red Ale, here known as Kilkenny) and the Irish Extra Stout.

The traditional beers of Ireland contained in this category are amber to dark, top-fermented beers of moderate to slightly strong strength, and are often widely misunderstood due to differences in export versions, or overly focusing on the specific attributes of beer produced by high-volume, well-known breweries. Each of the styles in this grouping has a wider range than is commonly believed.

List with accepted entries (check BJCP 2021 for style details)

15A – Irish Red Ale
15B – Irish Stout
15C – Irish Extra Stout

Everyone can enter this competition; just show up with enough beer to enter. Aim bring at least 1,5L in any vessel you like, so we don’t need to resort to shot glasses 😉 As always, you don’t need to submit an entry to take part in the judging or attend the meeting.

Link to our competition rules:

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