Yesterday Redstick Brewmasters hosted the Louisiana Homebrew Club Competition. As my Benedict Arnold Milk Stout won first place in stouts and went on to win Best of Show I obviously had a wonderful time. Redstick did a fantastic job lining up Mockler Beverage to host the competition, lining up sponsors, running the competition judging and hosting the judges. Lots of great beer, food and company to spend a Saturday.
The prizes for first place in stouts included a medal, $20 gift card to LA Homebrew, gift card and T-Shirt from the Cove and the wonderful New Belgium Ranger sign below. Best of Show prizes were insane as Blichmann sent quick connects and a therminator, LA Homebrew donated $120 worth of gift gards, $50 donated from the Pelican House, $30 from the Cove and an awesome custom carved tap handle trophy. Honestly I’ve never won so much stuff in my life. This was an insanely wonderful surprise.
A closer look at the awesome tap handle trophy: