Our American Farmhouse ale, reviewed earlier has recently received some pretty cool accolades:
- First place at the 31st annual Oregon Homebrew Festival in the "Saison" subcategory (16C) of the BJCP "Belgian and French Ale" category. This qualifies us (for the third time) to send this beer to the Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing next spring.
- Second place in the 5th annual "Alechemist Challenge" specifically dedicated to the American Farmhouse style. First place would've had us brewing the beer at Block 15 Brewing here in town, but at least we got to take part in a kick-ass free party and a $50 gift certificate to Corvallis Brewing Supply for our efforts.
This is the first time we'd ever brewed this style, and came up with the recipe simply and quickly based on what we thought might be good. It turned out way better than we could've hoped and we'll be making a ton more of this beer in the future, it's super yummy and damn easy to drink. I wish I had one right now.
OK, bragging session over. Happy brewing!