SOQ1 = New England IPAs
And the winners are:
1st = Ian Carswell, Hazy Lady
2nd = Randy Guerrero, New England IPA
3rd = Nick Facciola, Pineapple Express
Special thanks to our remote judges, Robert Ayasse and Adam Bradley!
The first SOQ of 2021, get into some new brew science on a making juicy, hazy, smooth NEIPA.
See Jason Davis’ slideshow on his guidance for making a beer in this style according to BJCP guidelines and other best practices.
BJCP provisional style 21B lists the “official” observations to be found in this style here: https://dev.bjcp.org/beer-styles/21b-specialty-ipa-new-england-ipa/
Have fun making this style in Q1. If you feel like submitting the beer for our friendly, internal competition, please submit 2 bottles to Ian’s bottle box or OakBarrel by March 31, 2021.