HBOY is now HOBS, or Homebrewer of the Season

The format has been changed this year to increase participation and allow more people to enter beers. Members of SAAZ brew a lot of beer, but its not always to a particular style, or a style that followed the HBOY schedule. By changing the format, more members will be able to try more brews from other members. This will hopefully lead to more interaction and feedback, which can be more helpful than a scoresheet.

Here's how it works:
We will be having 4 judging's... One per season. We are starting with fall on Nov 11th, then winter (January meeting), spring (march) and summer (May).

Final HBOY of the year - March and May Categories

Date:
Tue, 05/13/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

 

Location:
St. Thomas

 

Notes:
This is the final HBOY of 2014. Nate Levingood is currently in 1st with 18 points. Joe Dierksheide is in 2nd with 15 points, and it's to close to call for 3rd. Please provide 2 - 12oz bottles labeled with your name, category and month. Remember, you can drop entries at the Grape.

 

Styles Judged:
MARCH - 9A Scottish Light 60 9B Scottish Heavy 70 9C Scottish Export 80 9D Irish Red Ale 10C American Brown Ale 11A Mild 11B Southern English Brown 11C Northern English Brown
MAY - 1A Light American Lager 1B Standard American Lager 1C Premium American Lager 1D Munich Helles 1E Dortmunder Export 2A German Pilsner 2B Bohemian Pilsner 2C Classic American Pilsner 6A Cream Ale 6B American Blonde 6C Kolsch

April HBOY - hoppy

Date:
Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

 

Location:
St. Thomas

 

Notes:
April - Hoppy Ales 7B California Common 8A Ordinary Bitter 8B Special/Best Bitter 8C Strong Bitter / English Pale Ale 10A American Pale 10B American Amber 14A English IPA 14B American IPA. As a reminder, please let me know ( Chris.surak@gmail.com ) if you have entries. Also, you can take them to the Grape disguised to not look like beer, up til the afternoon of HBOY, and we will make sure to pick them up.

 

Styles Judged:
7b, 8a, 8b, 8c, 10a, 10b, 14a, 14b

February HBOY - BIG BEERS!

Date:
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

 

Location:
St. Thomas

 

Notes:
February - Big Beers, yep bigguns! 5C Doppelbock 5D Eisbock 9E Strong Scotch Ale 12C Baltic Porter 13F Russian Imperial Stout 14C Imperial IPA 15C Weizenbock 19A Old Ale 19B English Barleywine 19C American Barleywine 23a Specialty Beer (base style greater than 8% ABV)

 

Styles Judged:
5C, D
9E
12C
13F
14C
15C
19 A, B, C
23 A (base beer ABV 8% +)

First HBOY of 2014!

Date:
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

 

Location:
Saint Thomas

 

Notes:
Please email me if you have an entry or would like to judge. chris.surak@gmail.com

 

Styles Judged:
16B Belgian Pale 16C Saison 16D Biere de Garde 16E Belgian Specialty 17B Flanders Red 17C Flanders Brown Ale / Oud Bruin 17D Straight (unblended) Lambic 17E Gueuze 17F Fruit Lambic 18B Dubbel 18C Tripel 18D Belgian Strong Golden 18E Belgian Strong Dark

December HBOY

Date:
Tue, 12/10/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

 

Location:
Saint Thomas

 

Notes:
Please let me know if you have an entry or plan on judging. 20A Fruit Beer 21A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable 21B Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced 22A Classic Rauchbier 22B Other Smoked Beer 22C Wood Aged 23A Specialty Beer (base style less than 8% ABV)

 

Styles Judged:
20A
21A
21B
22A
22B
22C
23A

HBOY November

Date:
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Location:
St. Thomas Eastern Orthodox Church 555 South Cleveland-Massillon Road Fairlawn, OH 44333

 

Notes:
Stouts and porters. Categories 12-13. Mike Danks will be in charge for this months HBOY.

 

Styles Judged:
12a
12b
13a
13b
13c
13d
13e

October HBOY

Date:
Tue, 10/08/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Location:
St. Thomas Eastern Orthodox Church.

 

Notes:
If you can participate, please show up to the normal meeting location by 6, so we can be finished in time to start the meeting. Let me know if you have an entry or are able to judge.

 

Styles Judged:
Vienna lager
Oktoberfest
Dark American lager
Munich dunkel
Schwarzbier
Maibock hellesbock
Traditional bock
Northern German alt
Dusseldorf alt

SAAZ October HBOY

Date:
Tue, 10/08/2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 

Location:
St. Thomas Eastern Orthodox Church
555 South Cleveland-Massillon Road
Fairlawn, OH 44333

 

Notes:
Email Chris Surak (chris.surak@gmail.com) if they plan to attend and bring entries

 

Styles Judged:
Vienna Lager
Oktoberfest
Dark American Lager
Munich Dunkel
Schwarzbier
Maibock/Hellesbock
Traditional Bock
Northern German Alt
Dusseldorf Alt

HBOY

Date:
Tue, 09/03/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

 

Location:
Chris Surak's house
2290 Bent Branch Ct
Akron, OH 44333
Phone: 4405546742

 

Notes:

 

Styles Judged:
Wheat beers
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