Sustainable Water Challenge 2016


Steve Woods: Cream Ale

2nd: Warren Johnson: Kolsch

3rd: James Koty: Nut Brown

4th: Pat McIllece & Chuck Macaluso: Belgian Wit

5th: Jeff Roth: Belgian Wit

Round Two Advances

Mike Stoffregen Belgian Pale Ale

Jason Barker Czech Pilsner

Jon & Jodi Campbell Pale Ale

Nick Dahl Kölsch

Tim Gazdziak Pale Ale with Rye

Jordan Ritchie Pilsner

Jon Larson American Pale Ale

Michael Jackson Blonde Ale

Jeremie Landers German Pilsner

Will Minderhout Bohemian Pilsner

Spencer Kennedy Belgian Blonde

John Kyle Kölsch

Brian Haslip American Pale Ale

All of the above brewers will receive a $50 prize and Steve Woods receives an additional $50 for best of show.

Thanks to all the Brewers who participated.

Beers, judging forms and T-shirts will be available to all the brewers at the Sept 15th Meeting. If you are unable to make the meeting please, email to make other arrangements.

2016 “OBC’s Sustainable Water Challenge”aka Sustainable Water Challenge/Pure Water Brew Competition”

This highly popular competition is open to members of OBC only, brought to you by Clean Water Services, Carollo Engineers, and Black & Veatch.

1.     Each Entrant will be supplied with 10 Gallons of Ultra Pure Water supplied by Clean Water Services. The Entrant must use this water to brew a 5 gallon batch of beer that is kegged and submitted in a standard 5 gallon corny keg.

2.     Entries: There will be 40 entry spots available. Registration will take place online via the OBC website on Saturday July 9th @ 10:00 AM. Upon registration you will be asked to choose a strain of yeast and a style of beer. No changes can be made after Tuesday July 12th.

3.     Water Delivery Date (estimated) is Friday July 15th at F.H. Steinbart. Please pick up your water no later than July 17th. Volunteers will assist in loading your water.

4.     Imperial Organic Yeast is once again providing yeast for all entrants the year. You can choose from the following nine strains. These will be available for pick up at FHS along with your water.

 Ale: Flagship, Barbarian, House

 Lager: Global, Harvest, Deiter

 Belgian: Napoleon, White Out, Gnome

5.     Styles: The purpose of this competition if to focus of the water, therefore we don’t want beers that mask the water, I.E. CDAs, RISs, IPAs, Strong Belgians, etc.)

Because of this we would prefer beers to be ≤ 6.0 %

Acceptable styles: Kolsch, Pilsner, Helles, light hybrid, Witbeir, Weissbier, English Brown ale, American Brown ale, English Pale ale, American Pale Ale, Belgian Pale ale, Belgian Blonde ale. Blonde Ale. Keep in mind, your beer will not be judged to BJCP style requirements. Although there will be a BJCP judge participating, many of the judges  will be staff of CWS, volunteers, local celebrities and OBC members who will just be judging by taste and quality of the beer.

No Adjuncts like fruit flavorings, spices, wood, etc. can be added to your beer. If you have any questions if your beer choice will be acceptable, contact before you brew your beer.

6.     Reimbursement: In addition to free yeast and water, ALL PARTICIPANTS who brew an approved style of beer will be reimbursed $20 to offset their cost of ingredients.

7.     Canning and Deadline: All entrants must supply their beer for competition in a standard 5 gallon corny keg (Ball lock preferred). Your beer should be fully carbonated and dropped off at F.H. Steinbart (subject to change) No later than Friday, Sept 2nd .

8.     Judging: Judging will take place at on September 10th.

9.     Winners: It is anticipated (subject to the quality of entries) that a minimum of 10 beers will be selected to advance. CWS at their discretion may choose more than 10 brewers to advance. Winning Beers will then be shipped to one or more of the following events. The WateReuse Symposium in Tampa, FL, The Water Environment Federation Technical Education Conference in New Orleans, LA, and potentially the National League of Cities annual conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Beers shipped to New Orleans will also compete in an additional and Friendly Club Run-off competition vs. other communities including Tampa Bay Beers. Each brewer whose beer is selected to advance will receive an additional $50 and 4 cans of their beer. A onetime BOS winner will also be chosen at the competition and that brewer will receive another $50 ($100 total).

10.  Corny Kegs: Empty kegs will be returned to all brewers at some point after the canning is complete. Date and Location TBD.

11.  Cans: Brewers whose beer does not advance will receive all of their beer in 16 oz cans. (less any opened during the Competition.

12.  Fees: None

REGISTRATION BEGINS ONLINE at OREGONBREWCREW.ORG on Saturday July 9th @ 10 AM!!! These spots will go fast!

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