GABF brewers' diaries
Flossmoor Station - May 15
The call for entries for the GABF has arrived and we have to look into
oour crystal ball and look for a host of things. What will my beers
taste like, what my colleagues have up their sleeves, how many entries in
categories I've entered just to name a few. Since 1998 I've brewed
something in late January or early February aged it in wood for the
purpose of sending it to the GABF.
So for me planning is nearly a year round project. To say it consumes
me would be an understatement. This year we will send seven beers to be
judged. What Bill Ryan my assistant and I decided to send will now
haunt us as we grovel over category choices, borderline color
parameters, multiple enties within a category and a lot more. All we
can do now is sit around and second guess ourselves.
Next, the confirmation letter.