Thursday, June 7, 2012

Muddy Huddy is going to the GABF!!!

I entered a home brew competition this past weekend with a handful of my beers. Out of that handful, I won 2 gold medals and a silver medal! Muddy Huddy (American Stout) and Mug (English Barleywine) won gold and Pops' Old Ale (English Old Ale) won silver! Very exciting stuff and it will give me some more decorations for the tap room. There was another tidbit of good news from the competition....

Muddy Huddy is headed to the Great American Beer Festival! 

Out of the almost 600 entries and subsequent gold medal winners, Odell Brewing Co. from Fort Collins, CO chose Muddy Huddy to brew at commercial scale and enter it into the Great American Beer Festival as a ProAm entry! Huge news. I'm extremely excited.  It is still undecided when I'll head up there to brew the beer at their brewery. I believe the beer will also be on tap at the brewery until it runs out as well as being served at the GABF. This is one of my favorite breweries in the state and I like everything they do there...from the brewery to the beers that come out of it. If I could have chosen one brewery to brew with in Colorado, they would be it...funny how it worked out.

Some information on the ProAm Competition:

GABF Pro-Am entries are brewed by professional craft brewers based on award-winning homebrew recipes from American Homebrewers Association (AHA) members. Homebrew recipes are scaled up and brewed at a craft brewery for submission into the competition.

Check out the's kind of a big deal:

I'll keep you posted, but this is hands-down the coolest thing that has ever happened to me with my brewing! Should be a great ride...really, really cool


Anonymous said...

I know I am a little behind times but this is AMAZING!!! Congratulations! Wish I was there to have one at Odell with you...or the GABF...I will drink it when it is bottled and sold in NH :) you should be so proud! ~Jenna and Jack

mrs chux said...

so awesome andrew! def keep us posted on your brewing schedule. xoox lisa