I <3 Pils Homebrew Competition

This year's partnered homebrew competition ran a little differently than usual, courtesy of COVID-19, but ultimately it was no less great. In fact, the overall quality of the beers was the highest we've had in any competition thus far.  This time around, we teamed up with the mega-talented Alex Menary of Square Brew in Goderich, ON to dig into all things European Lager. Escarpment Labs and BSG Canada signed on as our prize sponsors for each category, and the Best of Show winner will have the chance to recreate their brew on Square Brew's system. Big thanks to all of our judges, stewards, sponsors, and participants! 

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WINNERS

3. CZECH LAGER

THIRD: Paul Georgopoulous 
SECOND: Trevor Armstrong
FIRST: Jakub Rokos

4. PALE MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER

HONOURABLE MENTION: Trevor Armstrong
THIRD: Marcelo Paniza

SECOND: Brian Marmoreo
FIRST: Andrew Adams

5. PALE BITTER EUROPEAN BEER

THIRD: Brian Marmoreo
SECOND: Dan Brenner
FIRST: Gary Meyer

6. AMBER MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER

THIRD: Gary Meyer
SECOND: Jay Avrett
FIRST: Martin Williams

7. AMBER BITTER EUROPEAN BEER

THIRD: No Prize Awarded
SECOND: Brad Drost
FIRST: Chris Luederitz 

8. DARK EUROPEAN LAGER

THIRD: Gary Meyer
SECOND: Derek Allen
FIRST: Trevor Armstrong

BEST OF SHOW

RUNNER-UP: Martin Williams (Marzen)
WINNER: Chris Luederitz (Kellerbier) 

Feedback & Prizes

If you live in the area and would like to pick up your score sheets/prizes, please drop by our taproom during regular hours to grab them up starting next week (November 6). We're open noon-7 on Fridays & Saturdays, and noon-5 on Sundays. For those who are out of town, we will be popping everything in the mail early next week.

Keep in Touch

We always love hearing from you! Re-brewing your competition beer? Enjoying a bottle while you read through your feedback? Celebrating your victory? Share your stories with us through Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #iheartpils. Feel free to mention us directly: @shortfingerbrewing on Instagram and @shortfingerbeer on Twitter.