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Phantom Brewer Takes “Battle of the Bubbles” by Storm

Ok, well maybe he’s not a phantom, but my hubster certainly came from out of no where and took this year’s Battle of the Bubbles homebrew competition by storm!   Battle of the Bubbles is a local competition started last year, and continued this year as part of Frederick Beer Week.

I’m bragging you say?  You bet I am!

88 beers were entered in 21 different categories.  The hubster entered four of his homebrews – a Belgian IPA, a Southern English Brown, a Hellesbock and a Winterbock (my personal favorite).

Results were as follows…

  • Belgian IPA – 2nd place all around, 1st place in its category,
  • Southern English Brown – 1st place in its category
  • Hellesbock –  3rd place in its category
  • Winterbock – 2nd place in its category.

All went to the final round, with his Belgian IPA taking 2nd place all around.

We thought he’d come home with a few medals of honor, but when he collected his winnings, the stash included four huge ribbons; gift cards from local restaurants, Northern Brewer and White Labs (yeast); beer stickers; t-shirt; a tap handle; and a VIP tour of Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick for up to 10 people (don’t think I won’t be blogging about that!).

Holy cow!  We were two giddy kids sitting in the car, laughing and dumbfounded by all the goodies he’d won.

Rumor has it, my hubster is “the one to watch out for” next year.  That’s the best prize of all!

Cheers beers everyone!  

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  1. May 25, 2012 at 3:19 am

    That’s absolutely brilliant! Well done him for scooping all those goodies with what must be brilliant brews! Shame I don’t live close, so I could come and sample a few! Tell him best of luck for next year from me across the pond! 🙂

    • May 25, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      You are certainly welcome anytime! Beverages and torch time – works for me!

  2. May 25, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Wow!!! Congratulations!!!

    • May 25, 2012 at 4:47 pm

      Thanks! You know we are both fortunate ladies to have such talented hubsters 🙂

  3. May 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    That is AWESOME!! Wow, major congrats in order (and a celebratory brewsky too!)
    Congratulations!

    • May 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      Thanks! Celebratory brewsky? Well ok, twist my arm! 🙂

  4. May 27, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Wow! Congrats to the both of you! So when does he open up the brewery? 😉

    • May 29, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      Ah, you jest! They’re trying to pass a nano brewery law in Maryland right now. If that happens in the next year or two, I will personally send you and the boozies tickets for a VIP tour of our garage nano brewery 🙂

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