Friday, May 9, 2008

Local Winners in National Homebrew Competition

The Fredericksburg area is well-represented at the American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Competition. The first round results are in and local home brewers have made a good showing in the regional judging for the South. Congratulations folks!

Category 9 Scottish and Irish Ale:
Second (9E) - Aaron Zaccagnino of Fredericksburg, VA, Global Brew Tribe

Category 11 English Brown Ale:
Second (11B) - Joe Gherlone of Fredericksburg, VA, Brewers United for Real Potables (BURP)

Category 24 Traditional Mead:
Third (24C) - Lyle Brown of Fredericksburg, VA, Brewers United for Real Potables (BURP)

Category 25 Melomel: (Fruit Mead):
First (25B) - Aaron Zaccagnino, Barbra Zaccagnino, Fredericksburg, VA, Global Brew Tribe
Third (25C) - Lyle Brown of Fredericksburg, VA, Brewers United for Real Potables (BURP)

Maybe, just maybe, we'll get to taste some of these winning brews at an upcoming FABTS meeting. You can check out the complete results here.

Update, June 19: We did indeed get to try some of these beers at the June FABTS meeting.

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