The Devil’s Peak Homebrewing Champions
The response to our Homebrewing Competition was incredible, and after we spent our weekend drinking, er, judging the 54 homebrews we were then tasked with choosing our winners.
First, it must be said, that the state of Cape Town craft is of the highest standard. It’s wonderful to see guys brewing their own, and taking such great pride in this artform. In the end there could only be 3 winners, and they are:
Justin Elliot with a robust Coconut Porter
Rob Ambler-Smith with a smoked malt, oak chips soaked in Islay whiskey Robust Porter
And then, drum roll, please…
Shawn Duthie and Greg Casey with a 6 month barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout.
Not only do Shawn and Greg take home that shiny trophy and the bragging rights that come with something like this, but they also win the opportunity to spend the day brewing with the Devil’s Peak brewers, where they’ll brew their award winning beer, learn methods and techniques and enjoy The Taproom’s hospitality. Of the 500L batch that they will brew on the Devil’s Peak system, 200 bottles will be theirs to take home, with the remainder being served at the Devil’s Peak Taproom.
Boobie/Bonus prizes went to the following:
Best Beer Name
Three Drunken Nephlim from Timo Tait.
Most Adjuncts Used
Markus Korhonen for his “coriander seed, chilli, lime leaves, ginger, lemongrass & toasted coconut”
Thanks to everyone who helped to make our inaugural Homebrewing Competition such a massive success and contributing to the culture of craft.