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Specialty Beer Brings Home the Blue

After his first taste of competition at Frederick Beer Week this past spring, the Hubster decided to enter two of his brews into the Frederick County Fair.  Mind you, the Frederick County Fair sounds like small potatoes, but Frederick actually has a well established homebrew community, and our Frederick’s Original Ale Maker’s (FOAM)  homebrew club includes a large membership and some highly regarded beer judges and brewers.  So the entries for this event were numerous and competitive, ranging in all types and styles of beer.

I can attest that the Hubster makes some darn good brews, and for this round, he entered his fresh hopped IPA in the IPA category (the largest with 24 entries), and his pumpkin ale in the specialty beer category (second largest with 20 entries).  Results were posted late Sunday eve and we awoke to victory – a first place win in the specialty beer category with his pumpkin ale!   Very exciting!  And let me tell you, award winning beer tastes so much sweeter.


Cheers Beers!

  1. September 25, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Congratulations to your hubster! Hopefully the beer victory cheered him up from last night’s football defeat.

  2. September 25, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    That’s great and Frederick isn’t small potatoes!

  3. September 26, 2011 at 12:51 pm


  4. September 26, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Congratulations on winning with the pumpkin ale!

  5. September 27, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Congrats on the victory; your brew looks delicious!

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