As many of you know, on Saturday, April 13th, 2013, the Greenbelt Brewers Association, along with Elk Grove Brewers Guild, put on a Pro Am homebrew competition hosted by Berryessa Brewing Company in Winters.  The competition went excellently:  we had 170 entries, all of which were judged by an excellent group of judges (most of whom were BJCP certified!), and had all our scores entered, packets with scoresheets ready to go, and ribbons handed out to those onsite, all by 6pm!  So, now, you know why you are really here:  you’re looking for results!  Here are the results from the comp:  If you have beers entered, and were not onsite yesterday, we expect to get those scoresheets in the mail to you early this week.

Our Best of Show winner, Dwight Mulcahy, will be brewing his winning beer with Chris Miller at Berryessa Brewing and that beer will go on to GABF, as a Pro Am beer!  Again, we congratulate all our winners, and thank you all again for submitting your beers and making this a great comp.

While this comp went extremely smoothly, we couldn’t of managed such a great competition without the following people.  First off, we want to thank Chris and his crew at Berryessa Brewing Company.  They went out of their way to allow us the space, the time, and the beer storage to make logistics much easier to run this comp, and also rewarded the judges and staff with a pint of their great beer on the house!  If you haven’t had a chance to run out there and sample their beers, make sure you do so!

We also want to give thanks to our two food vendors.  In the morning, we supplied our judges and staff with bagels, cream cheese and coffee from a great local place, Sacramento Bagels.  The staff there are great, the bagels are great, and if you haven’t tried them, make sure you do!!  For lunch, we supplied our judges and staff with sandwiches made by Preserve, a great public house in downtown Winters that makes absolutely great food!!  When you run out to Berryessa, make sure that you stop by and grab a bite to eat at Preserve:  you won’t be disappointed!

Now, if you missed it this year, don’t worry…..there’s always next year!