January Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who was able to attend our January meeting at Zen Bee Meadery in Worthington!

We had a double club competition this month, so be sure to congratulate our winners. The usual January competition was Beermageddon (high ABV beers). There were 12 entries.

1st place - Matt Stuck, Belgian Tripel 2nd place - Victor Aume, Wee Heavy 3rd place - Bill Koeppen, Kontra Vinci Imperial Red

Unique to this meeting, we also had a mead competition! There were 13 entries.

1st place - Alex Nutter, Pomegranate Mead 2nd place - Eric Saas, Orange Blossom Mead 3rd place - Dan George, Buckwheat Mead Honorable mention - Jason Wing, Dark Honey Mead

Coming events:

February 20: SODZ February meeting at Barley's underground. The club competition is British styles. So don't forget the next event on this list!

April 22: British Beer Fest at Olentangy River Brewing Company. The website is open and we are accepting registrations. You can also now sign up to volunteer as a judge or steward. The competition is open to all British styles, as well as cider and mead. The Lucci Cup style this year is the Irish Red. We will be using the 2021 BJCP style guidelines, and judges will be able to opt into an electronic scoring option this year. More information on that will be forthcoming with competition information.

December Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out and helped SODZ celebrate our annual holiday party! We had a wonderful time and were so grateful to Combustion Clintonville for hosting our crew.

Our club competition for the month was holiday beers. Now for the results!

Total entries: 11

1st place - Bill Koeppen - "Eyes Gleaming" Belgian Quad

2nd place - Victor Aume - Latvian Gingersnap

3rd place - Christopher Lepper - Westy XII Clone

At next month's meeting we'll have two separate competitions: Beermagedon (8% or higher ABV) and meads.

As we close out 2022, here are the Brewer of the Year standings: 1). Victor Aume - 10 2). Bill Koeppen - 8 3). Christopher Lepper - 4 4). Jim Suddith - 2

Still plenty of time to add those numbers and throw your hat in the ring!

Looking forward to our January meeting yet? We are! For the first time, we will be meeting at Zen Bee Meadery in Columbus. In addition to our typical January contest (Beermageddon, high ABV beers), there will be a side contest specifically for meads! Join us January 16, 2023 at Zen Bee!

Lastly, don't forget to mark your calendars for British Beer Fest, which will be April 22, 2023. More details on that will be forthcoming as we head into the new year.

Cheers from all of us at SODZ!