Days 162-164

Day 162 My team was on the craft side today. After mashing in a batch of Campus Ale, we were distributed to various other jobs in the brewery. I spent the day looking at the keg washer and getting much better at not getting sprayed with stale beer when attaching the hoses.   Day 163 First up was All About Pasteurizers in Packaging. Rob talked about the differences between a flash system (beer is pasteurized and then packaged) and a tunnel system (beer is packaged then pasteurized). I’m thinking that this is something I won’t have to worry about ever in …

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The good, the bad and the ugly of the OBA Gala

As I had helped out with the judging nights and sorting the BJCP sheets, I was offered a ticket to the Ontario Brewing Awards Gala on April 5th. I wasn’t sure if I had anything in my closet suitable for a gala (I’m a jeans and tshirt kind of girl), but a quick look at past pictures on the website reminded me that brewers are pretty much a jeans-and-tshirt kind of crowd. Phew. Off I went to my first beer award event, not sure what to expect. The Good Kudos to Roger of Thirst for Knowledge and Jen from Beerlicious …

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OBA Judging

One of the perks about being in the Prud’homme program was being offered the opportunity to help out at the Ontario Brewing Awards judging held at the Beer Academy. Yes, it was work, pouring and setting out the beers in order then clearing, but it was also interesting to see how a BJCP judging is done. It was also a lot of fun to hang out with beer aficionados and taste the left overs. Some of the leftovers even followed me home *grin.