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Socially Distanced Stout Competition

Started by Pheeel, September 07, 2020, 09:58:00 PM

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September 07, 2020, 09:58:00 PM Last Edit: September 12, 2020, 12:21:07 PM by Pheeel
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2020 and not a Homebrew competition to be found, until now! North County Brewers are running the "Socially Distanced Stout Competition" in late November!!

Given that we're in the new normal some things will be handled differently:
• Our judges will judge the same beer remotely via video conference (Zoom etc)
• Beers will need to be dropped off with us OR posted (We'll provide the address with the labels) OR if your club is in surrounding counties then we can arrange collection. Any questions please PM me!
• We are asking for 3 bottles of 500ml. We know this is more than is typical but this will help us accommodate BOS
• We're only accepting one entry per brewer

Let's be honest we've never done this before but who has?

Registration form
Fill out the Google Form here

• You will be sent an email straight away after registering. There's a good chance it will end up in your spam folder so please check
• We'll send you a follow up mail after registration closing date with the labels
• If you need to change your entry (up until the registration closing date) just resubmit via the form again. We'll remove any dupes

• Dates
• Registration closing date: 31st  Oct
• Collection closing date: 7th Nov
• Bottles must arrive with NCB either from collection point or via post no later than: 14th Nov
• Judging date: 28th Nov

• Open to all full NHC members (active subscription at the time of the comp)
• Entry Fees: €5.00/£5.00 per entry (to be attached to one of the bottles)
• Total entries per person: 1
• Maximum total entries: 25

Styles allowed:
• 15B. Irish Stout
• 15C. Irish Extra Stout
• 16A. Sweet Stout
• 16B. Oatmeal Stout
• 16C. Tropical Stout
• 16D. Foreign Extra Stout
• 20B. American Stout

The small print
• 3 x 500ml brown bottles per entry with entry labels attached
• Entry label only secured to bottle with elastic band, no tape or glue
• No marks or images on bottle caps
• Competition owner reserves the right to refuse entries for not complying with small print
• We'll award 1st, 2nd, 3rd for entries in BOS. Prizes to be announced
• We can only judge the intact bottles we receive. Bottles that are broken will not be judged
• NCB and NHC are not responsible for third parties not fulfilling prizes
• Alternative prizes may be awarded in a case where they cannot be fulfilled. The original or alternate prizes have no monetary equivalent
• No walkins!
• This will be BJCP certified
• While we'll be careful under the circumstances NCB and NHC aren't responsible for anyone submitting or judging if they get ill due to COVID or otherwise
• The specific judging date is subject to change

Privacy Policy
• Entry information will only be used for the competition and will be deleted within 30 days of the competition date
• If people entered information in the form and decide not to enter the competition, please contact me to have their information removed before that time
• Entry information will not be passed on for any other purposes or to any other third parties
Issues with your membership? PM me!


Nice one lads. I've signed up. Am here as a drop point too if you need it.
NHC President


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We're at 19 entries. The comp has a cap of 25 so spaces are running out!
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At the time of writing we've one place left!!
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And that's it. We're at 25 entries. The form has been stopped. I will follow up with each entrant in the next few weeks
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Everyone who entered has been sent their labels. If there are any issues let me know
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1st Place : Colm Quinn
2nd Place : Rafal Plesniak
3rd Place : Gearoid Beggan

Thanks to all the entrants and judges. Scoresheets will get emailed to you over the next few days. I will contact the winners shortly
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I'll also do a post mortem zoom call to go over the good, bad and ugly of the comp ;)
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