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LA County Fair entry

Postby Traveling Fred on Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:45 pm

Hi Guys,

Got a quick question. I have a Rye Whiskey aged Russian Imperial Stout I would like to submit to the LA County Fair. I added vanilla beans and cacao nibs to this beer during the aging process in the barrel. In looking at the categories, I'm trying to determine if I should enter it as a wood aged beer, whiskey or as an experimental beer due to the additions I made. Any thoughts?

Thanks,

Fred
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Re: LA County Fair entry

Postby lexuschris on Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:43 pm

Hi Fred,,

With the cocao nibs and vanilla, it sounds like a solid 'Specialty beer' to me (2008 BJCP cat 23, 2015 BJCP cat 34C). I'm not a judge, but that's my early read on it. Those additions may take it out of contention with the 'wood beer' group (2015 Cat 33B), but will help in the experimental category.

Good luck!
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Re: LA County Fair entry

Postby lexuschris on Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:44 pm

But to be sure.. please bring some to Tuesday's meeting, so we can all taste and let you know what we think!
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