Wales & West Amateur Wine and Beer Makers Festival

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Wales & West Amateur Wine and Beer Makers Festival

Post by brooDad » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:46 pm

The Wales & West is extending its beer classes for the 2017 Festival to be held over the May Day Bank Holiday 28th April - 1st May 2017. Allthough for many years, and still, run on National Guild guidelines the beer classes were extended in 2015 and 2016 to encompass BJCP styles.

For 2017 five new classes are to be added, which ones are still under discussion but should appear on the website soon. www.walesandwest.org.uk

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Re: Wales & West Amateur Wine and Beer Makers Festival

Post by brooDad » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:01 am

So here are the classes:

And before anyone starts wondering what the difference is between beer classes and craft ale classes its just to distinguish between our traditional National Guild of Wine and Beer Judges classifications and the new Beer Judges Certification Programme inspired classes.

Full information and a link to get a brochure can be found on our website at walesandwest.org.uk

BEER CLASSES
43 Light Lager, O.G. 35-40
44 Strong Lager, O.G. 50-65
45 Light Ale, O.G. 30-35
46 Pale Ale (Bitter), O.G. 40-45
47 Brown Ale, O.G. 45-55 (Newcastle type)
48 Dry Stout, O.G. 45-50
49 Sweet Stout, O.G. 40-45
50 Barley Wine, O.G. 90 upwards
51 Porter, O.G. 60-70
52 Three bottle class; Strong Lager, O.G. 50-65; English IPA, O.G. 50-60;
Barley Wine, O.G. 90 upwards
CRAFT ALE CLASSES
53 German Style Wheat Beer, O.G. 45-60
54 Dark Mild O.G. 40-50
55 Black Lager [Schwarzbier; Dunkel] O.G. 45-55
56 Saison [Pale] O.G. 50-65
57 Irish Red Ale O.G. 40-50
58 American Double IPA, O.G. 65-85
59 Belgian Strong Ale, O.G. 70-95
60 Russian Imperial Stout O.G. 75 upwards

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Re: Wales & West Amateur Wine and Beer Makers Festival

Post by windrider » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:27 am

Interested in this as the event is based in my home town. Will save the date for 2017 :D

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Re: Wales & West Amateur Wine and Beer Makers Festival

Post by brooDad » Wed May 03, 2017 4:25 pm

Hi Windrider, did you get there?

Just come back, the new classes well supported roughly 15 to 20 bottles in each class, came away with 2 first 3 second 2 third and 1 fifth and 4 sixth. Pretty pleased really

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Re: Wales & West Amateur Wine and Beer Makers Festival

Post by brooDad » Wed May 03, 2017 4:28 pm

What a great weekend - and so long !!

1024 entries of beer wine and cookery

Fabulous tasting of Continental Saison, Bock, Kolsch and Schwartzbier plus a wine tasting for those enthusiasts on the Sunday

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Re: Wales & West Amateur Wine and Beer Makers Festival

Post by brooDad » Fri May 05, 2017 2:54 pm

Here's the beer tasting list:

Fruh Kolsch;
Saison Dupont;
Hofbrau Munchen Schwarze Weisse;
Pyraser Schwarzbier;
Weihenstephaner Vitus;
Schneider Weisse;
Nordbrau Ingolstadt Eisbock

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Re: Wales & West Amateur Wine and Beer Makers Festival

Post by windrider » Fri May 05, 2017 3:48 pm

brooDad wrote:Hi Windrider, did you get there?

Just come back, the new classes well supported roughly 15 to 20 bottles in each class, came away with 2 first 3 second 2 third and 1 fifth and 4 sixth. Pretty pleased really
Tbh I completely forgot… #-o

Although had some cracking beers at Tuckers Maltings beer festival instead =D>

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