Bluebonnet beer judging

Here’s the schedule for beer judging. You do not need to be certified or an experienced beer judge to help judge beer for the Bluebonnet competition. They will pair you with an experienced judge.Judging Info
Dallas Makerspace
1825 Monetary Lane
Suite 104
Carrollton, TX 75006

Dates & Times
02/10/2017 Flight Times 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM
02/11/2017 Flight Times: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM
02/17/2017 Flight Times 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM
02/18/2017 Flight times: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM
02/24/2017 Flight Times 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM
02/25/2017 Flight times: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM
03/03/2017 Flight Times 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM
03/04/2017 Flight times: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM
03/10/2017 Flight Times 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM
03/11/2017 Flight times: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM

The Bluebonnet Brew-off is a sanctioned BJCP and AHA Competition that takes pride in the judging process. All beer judges are welcome. First priority is given to official BJCP Judges and experienced non-BJCP judges.

The Bluebonnet Brew-Off is also an educational organization that conducts formal and informal judge training. We welcome prospective judges with no experience; please identify yourself as a novice judge so that you can be paired with an official BJCP Judge.
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Minutes 01/14/17

Here are the minutes of our monthly 2nd Saturday meeting at Audacity.

9 current members, 3 guests, and 1 cute puppy dog were in attendance.

A special welcome to our guests, Neil, Jared, and Eual!

Some of the quality home-brews sampled at this meeting included:

  • DCHG brewed Imperial Stout aged on bourbon soaked coffee beans
  • DCHG brewed Summer wheat aged for 2 years!
  • Tron’s Windsor Ale / English Bitter
  • Tony’s Lemon Lime Hefe-Weizen
  • T Michael’s Dusty Bottoms Triple
  • Steve’s Imperial Stout

Thanks to everyone for sharing their brews!

On to business…

Bluebonnet Brew-off 2017

2017 Key Dates:

  • Jan 15, Online Entry Registration and Event Registration opens
  • Jan 29, Online Entry Registration closes (or total of 1525 entries)
  • Feb 2, Deadline for physical receipt of entries
  • March 17, Online Event Registration closes for reduced admission
  • March 24 & 25, Bluebonnet Conference

We will be meeting Saturday 01/21/17 at the Bearded Monk to discuss further details for Bluebonnet. If you plan on attending the homebrew competition this year please try to make it to this meeting.

We discussed plans to do an Off Flavor Tasting class as a club. We also discussed doing a yeast presentation as well as a hop flavor tasting in the near future. Date / Location TBD.

We made plans to start meeting up at Baron’s Brewwerks on the Final Friday of each month to share brews, talk recipes, and show support for the local homebrew shop in Denton. Next meet up at Baron’s will be Friday 01/27/17

Bluebonnet Beer Judging

If you plan on judging with us at the Bluebonnet Brewoff this year please sign up for one of the classes below. It will be a great learning experience and surely fun to be had by all!

Intro to Beer Judging

We will have 3 introduction to beer judging classes at the Dallas Makerspace. This course is designed to give a basic understanding of judging beer and is a great opportunity to learn a little about judging in order to be prepared for judging Bluebonnet if you have never judged before.

Dates and links:

Jan 16 7:00pm

Jan 26 7:00pm

Jan 29 2:00pm