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Noted nothing new your website Westgate Brewers....is this on this year?
 

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Noted nothing new your website Westgate Brewers....is this on this year?
yes it will definitely be on, will mention to the committee to get application forms up etc.

cheers
 

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yes it will definitely be on, will mention to the committee to get application forms up etc.

cheers
Good stuff, we (Corio Bay Brewers) have aligned our internal club competitions to lead other comps by a month or so giving our members a chance to enter their brews in other club comps the month after.

I can let our members know it is on and given I work in Melbourne, can drop off entries at Grain & Grape.
 

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Great to hear, got something bottle conditioning atm for my first competition entry it seems.
 

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It is indeed on...
For people that get our newsletter , it has been publicized for a while....
Committee meeting next week to sort finer details but it will be at The Local in port Melbourne on July 3rd... Entries close at 1pm and week before at usual points...
More details to follow
Ferg
 

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Good stuff, we (Corio Bay Brewers) have aligned our internal club competitions to lead other comps by a month or so giving our members a chance to enter their brews in other club comps the month after.

I can let our members know it is on and given I work in Melbourne, can drop off entries at Grain & Grape.
John...Excellent news...G&G will indeed be a drop off point as per usual....
Does Corio Bay have an email address we can send our monthly club newsletter to ?
Send us an email at westgatebrewers@yahoo.com.au
Cheers
Ferg
 

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In other breaking news concerning Stout Extravaganza,
There will be flyers about soon....
The comp will have some great prizes again.....
Emails have been sent asking for Judges to the usual suspects...however....
Should you wish to judge or steward, please send the club an email to westgatebrewers@yahoo.com.au stating your level of experince and what you would like to do or feel you can do to help out...
We can use all the help we can get....
There MAY be a very special keg of coffee chocolate porter on tap in the main bar on the day of the competition.This beer was brewed by Westgate members at Red Duck Brewery , as part of President John Kingston's Vicbrew prize...The Local in Port Melbourne have agreed to sell a different beer , as opposed to the usual suspects....
 

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Any Category for Smoked or Cherry Stouts/porters this year? checking calendar may be able to help steward.
 

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It is indeed on...
be at The Local in port Melbourne on July 3rdMore details to follow
Ferg
3 july is a tuesday. is the comp really on a tuesday?


Emails have been sent asking for Judges to the usual suspects...however....
you sure? I certainly havent had an email (or maybe you just dont want me there again ferg :p )
I have 2 entires so I'd be limited in the cats i could judge anyways. could possibly steward depending on date
 

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3 july is a tuesday. is the comp really on a tuesday?



you sure? I certainly havent had an email (or maybe you just dont want me there again ferg :p )
I have 2 entires so I'd be limited in the cats i could judge anyways. could possibly steward depending on date
My Bad....
Comp is on Sunday July 1st....
 

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Any Category for Smoked or Cherry Stouts/porters this year? checking calendar may be able to help steward.
Westgate have never run a specialty category at Stour Extravaganza....i will mention it at our commitee meeting on Wednesday night.....
 

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Any Category for Smoked or Cherry Stouts/porters this year? checking calendar may be able to help steward.
Mate,
It is confirmed...
Sorry but the commitee vetoed the idea for a specialty category...
We are already running 4 tables of judges and our Vicbrew rep/comp organiser argued successfully that the specialty category is so small that it doesn't warrant representation at Stout Extravaganza.
The Arguement was also that Vicbrew does struggle to have enough entries in the same category.....
I know you will be dissapointed , but please don't give up on putting it into Vicbrew...
Let us know if your interested in Stewarding...
If you are, please send an email to westgatebrewers@yahoo.com.au
Cheers
Sorry
Ferg
 

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The Arguement was also that Vicbrew does struggle to have enough entries in the same category.....
really?

They got 25 entries last year which was comparable to most other categories and bigger than some, including strong stout.

Not saying Westgate should incorporate it but it would be a shame to see Vicbrew opt out.
 

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really?

They got 25 entries last year which was comparable to most other categories and bigger than some, including strong stout.

Not saying Westgate should incorporate it but it would be a shame to see Vicbrew opt out.
Manticle...
I'm only repeating what our Vicbrew delegate said......
Vicbrew won't opt out...
I guess what they were also trying to say was that with the number of tables we need to run , we would struggle to run another table for what could be 4 or 5 entries , considering last year all our catergories averaged 15 plus entries....
Cheers
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Here is some more info....
Entry froms by the end of the week....
Categrories are as usual

Porter....Brown , robust & Baltic
Stout...dry , sweet and oatmeal
strong stout...imperial and australian/foreignn extra

Prizes to be confirmed by weeks end.....

The Competition is Sunday July 1st....
The Local
22 Bay St Port Melbourne

Entries will close on the day at Midday ( tbc otherwise it may be later )

Cheers
Ferg
 

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Manticle...
I'm only repeating what our Vicbrew delegate said......
Vicbrew won't opt out...
I guess what they were also trying to say was that with the number of tables we need to run , we would struggle to run another table for what could be 4 or 5 entries , considering last year all our catergories averaged 15 plus entries....
Cheers
Ferg
makes perfect sense that you guys wouldn't run one - you're specialising enough already with a stout/porter competition - just like the british ales comp, you don't want to start getting ridiculously specific and having only 1 beer per category.

I was surprised by the vicbrew comment though because specialty last year actually had a very similar number of entries to many other categories including APA, Belgian strong and IPA (all between 24 and 27 entries). Highest number of entries was 31 in Amber/Dark lager.

Anyway, enough derailing - I'm hoping to enter 3 beers and have offered to judge or steward if required.

Catch you there.
 

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Ladies and Gentleman,
Sorry for the delay...we are having a mojor problem securing our major sponsor this year......
Meanwhile , here are some entry forms...
Apologies for the lateness.....
We hope to have our prizes sorted by the end of the week....
I've had a bugger of a time getting this entry form off our newsletter..hope it works
Cheers
Ferg

View attachment stout2012entry.pdf
 

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I would really like to enter this comp but I have no way of getting my beer there. :(
 
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