Month: March 2016

Episode 16: AWOG and BJCP Judging with Alex Placito

Amber Waves of Grain is Coming Up! Get your entries in by March 19th! The full info is here: http://awog.niagarabrewers.org/ Alex Placito is the head of judging at the 20th annual Amber Waves of Grain home brewing competition and I wanted to get into his head about the entire process of judging and becoming a judge. I want to get into judging because I really enjoy beer <–Spoiler alert. I’ve started by taking the BJCP Online exam and…FAILED! I figured I would based on my experience in styles. The questions were difficult, but totally pragmatic. I’m in the process of...

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Episode 15: Clay Keel of 42 North

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4199853/height/360/width/480/theme/standard/autoplay/no/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/” height=”360″ width=”480″] Have you been to 42 North yet? They’re in East Aurora and have only been open for a handful of months, but they’re already putting out some really impressive beers. You can check out their core beers here. When the 42 North team needed a brewer, they brought in Clay Keel; a Florida native,  Army Reservist, Husband, Father, and expert...

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