Announcing Merri Mashers IPA Comp 2017

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Cerevisius

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The Merri Mashers IPA Comp is back for 2017!

This year, judging will take place at The Terminus Hotel, North Fitzroy on Sunday, 19th of March.

In addition to the six Specialty IPA styles covered by Section 21B of the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines (Black IPA, White IPA, Red IPA, Rye IPA, Belgian IPA and Brown IPA), the competition is now open to entries in the more traditional categories: 21A American IPA, 22A Double IPA and 12C English IPA.

What’s more, experimental brewers are encouraged to enter in the special category, “Specialty IPA Not Otherwise Described in Section 21B”. In this category, the entrant must describe the type of Specialty IPA and its key characteristics in comment form so judges will know what to expect. This could include Brett IPA, New England (“Juicy” or “Milkshake”) IPA, fruit additions or other concoctions that can still be identified as an IPA:

The term ‘IPA’ is used as a singular descriptor of a type of hoppy, bitter beer. It is not meant to be spelled out as ‘India Pale Ale’ when used in the context of a Specialty IPA. None of these beers ever historically went to India, and many aren’t pale. But the craft beer market knows what to expect in balance when a beer is described as an ‘IPA’ – so the modifiers used to differentiate them are based on that concept alone (BJCP, 2015).

All entries must be submitted online via Compmaster by 1pm on Saturday, 11th of March 2017.

The first entry will cost $10.00, with subsequent entries at $8.00 each.

Entries must comprise of a minimum 640ml bottle for consideration for the category prize. Two 330ml bottles may be entered but care must be taken to ensure these are clearly labelled as the same entry. Please note, to be considered for Champion Beer/Best of Show, two bottles 330-750ml must be entered.

Entries may be dropped at The Terminus Hotel, North Fitzroy by close of business on Saturday, 18th of March 2017.

Entries can also be dropped off at the following venues before 1pm, Saturday 11th of March:
Postal entries must be mailed to Home Make It, Reservoir at the above address, to arrive by Friday 10th of March.

Prizes will be awarded in each of the judging categories, and two lucky brewers will have the opportunity to have their beers brewed on a commercial scale courtesy of Craft & Co's and Clifton Hill Brew Pub's Choice Awards. Champion Brewer, Best Novice and Club of Show prizes are also up for grabs. Best of Show (or Champion Beer) will be awarded at the Chief Steward’s discretion.

More details on prizes and sponsors will be announced as they are confirmed.

For more information, go to the official Merri Mashers website.
 

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Bugger! I was hoping to come along this year but the new date clashes with Westgate Brewers club meeting.
 

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Tim, we have no restrictions on the number of categories or entries per category. The cost is $10 for the first entry, and $8 each entry thereafter.
 

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technobabble66 Glass is fine - 640-750ml preferred, but two well-labelled 330ml stubbies will be accepted. Two bottles needed for consideration for Brewer's Choice and Best of Show Awards. Best of luck.
 

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Cerevisius said:
technobabble66 Glass is fine - 640-750ml preferred, but two well-labelled 330ml stubbies will be accepted. Two bottles needed for consideration for Brewer's Choice and Best of Show Awards. Best of luck.
Is that 2 bottles if in 330mls - or two if in 750mls as well?
 

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GrumpyPaul said:
Is that 2 bottles if in 330mls - or two if in 750mls as well?
Ideally 2 bottle in total, 330ml or 750ml (or 500/600/660, etc). The second bottle is used for a best of show round of judging.
 

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cant find anything on the merrimashers.org website,

is there an email for contact details, Ive got someone who is interested in being involved judging for you guys.

shoot me a PM with contact details.

Cheers
 
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