It was a wonderful afternoon at the Mercury Bay Bowling Club for all the home brewers in the Mercury Bay Area. Twenty-eight entries were received for the beer section. The criteria for judging is basically taste and appearance (this includes smell). the judges each get a small cup of every beer – interchanging with a glass of water. They have a break in teen each group of tastings. This is the 44th year of the Home Brewing Competition” says Neil who has been in the President’s role for about six years. “Thinking about our one-point loss in the Rugby World Cup, it wasn’t all bad having the home brew tasting this weekend.”
First - Cameron Thomas
Second - Warren Clark
Joint Third place - Scot McLeery and Boyd Kaska
Spirits Section: First - John Reader
Wine and liquor: First - Grant Adams
From left to right
Grant Adam’s, (1st Wine and Liquor), Scot McLeery (3rd Beer) Boyd Kaska (3rd Beer), Neil Rose (Judge), Stu McFarlane (Judge), John Reader (1st Spirits), Andy Santos (Vice- Chairman), Cameron Thomas(1st Beer), John McQuillon (Judge), Warren Clark (2nd Beer).