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Title: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: SlugTrap on December 09, 2019, 02:21:53 pm
Not all BJCP styles are readily available in Ireland.
Commercial beers in certain styles are often not authentic, stale, or just never get imported.
It's important for both brewers + judges to know what a typical example of a style tastes like.

The NHC therefore is hosting its first tasting session to calibrate against commercial beers.
There will be 4 or 5 hard-to-find styles sampled - no homebrew! - with notes and discussion of each.
Judges will have time to score each beer if they so choose.
Styles will be announced closer to the time.

The session will take place on Thursday, December 19, at T O'Brennan's, Dublin at 6.30pm.
There is no fee for attending, but numbers are strictly capped and restricted to full NHC members + Nationals judges due to the amount of beer available.

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If this is successful + people are interested, we'd hope to run future sessions outside Dublin.

Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: Jonnycheech on December 09, 2019, 02:23:35 pm
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Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: Water_Wolf on December 09, 2019, 02:33:54 pm
For BJCP judges only, I presume?
Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: Beermonger on December 09, 2019, 02:47:03 pm
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Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: The Mandalorian1 on December 09, 2019, 03:00:01 pm
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Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: DoubleG on December 09, 2019, 06:02:54 pm
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Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: Water_Wolf on December 09, 2019, 06:25:06 pm
QuoteIt's important for both brewers + judges to know what a typical example of a style tastes like.

After a reread, I see it may not just be for the qualified judges... I'll put my name down anyway.

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Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: aaronm13 on December 10, 2019, 08:13:33 am
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Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: Nico02 on December 10, 2019, 10:42:40 am
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Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: Boycott on December 10, 2019, 02:16:18 pm
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Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: nigel_c on December 10, 2019, 10:58:52 pm
Priority given to full NHC members looking to attend ?
Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: SlugTrap on December 11, 2019, 03:22:09 pm
Quote from: nigel_c on December 10, 2019, 10:58:52 pm
Priority given to full NHC members looking to attend ?


Requirement!

Since the Club is paying for the beers, it's Club members only - no guests/friends/+1s.
The only exception is past Nationals judges who plan to judge again this year.
Just not fair on dues-paying members to do it any other way.
Sorry if that's an inconvenience to anyone.

I've amended the OP to say so...
Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: Ohnidog on December 11, 2019, 04:43:40 pm
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Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: Boycott on December 11, 2019, 10:14:20 pm

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Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: Andrew on December 13, 2019, 10:52:09 am
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Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: Richy on December 13, 2019, 04:04:30 pm
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Note: I've applied for and paid for membership just waiting for my profile to be updated!
Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: aaronm13 on December 17, 2019, 05:23:30 pm
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Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: Manu on December 19, 2019, 01:28:34 pm
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Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: Water_Wolf on December 19, 2019, 06:13:28 pm
I'm on the way, but looks like I'll be about 20mins late.
Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: Ohnidog on December 19, 2019, 06:17:18 pm
Same here. Traffic is atrocious
Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: SlugTrap on December 20, 2019, 04:58:34 pm
Thanks to everyone for attending.

For the record, we tasted:

7A. Vienna Lager - Von Trapp Vienna Lager; Vermont, USA
3C. Czech Amber Lager - Staropramen Granat; Prague, CZE
11A. Ordinary Bitter - Shortts Farm Strummer; Suffolk, ENG
13A. Dark Mild - Shortts Farm Two Tone; Suffolk, ENG
13B. British Brown Ale - Samuel Smith Nut Brown; Yorkshire, ENG v. Wychwood Hobgoblin, Oxfordshire, ENG
17D. English Barleywine - Five Points 2016 Old Greg's; London, ENG


Hope to do something similar again soon.
Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: Water_Wolf on December 20, 2019, 09:08:56 pm
Thanks for organising, it was very instructive!
Title: Re: Commercial Calibration Tasting Session #1 - Dec. 19, T O'Brennan's, Dublin
Post by: pob on December 20, 2019, 09:30:33 pm
They look a great selection. Thanks for organising.