A few weeks ago I shared the news of our friend Greg's passing. Greg was a dedicated homebrewer who was recently awarded a Silver medal for his IPA in the National Homebrew Competition. The last time I spoke to him he was preparing to submit his entry for the final round of judging. The final results of the competition were published this weekend. Until I saw them I was unsure if he had submitted his entry before he died. He did. Greg's beer took First Place in the India Pale Ale category.
First place out of 584 entries! Seeing that listing brings bittersweet memories. It's also a fitting tribute to a good man. I am sure Greg is smiling. Although he brewed many styles, his Pike Ale IPA was his favorite. Requiescat in pace, brewer.
The complete National Homebrew Competition results are here.