Introduction to Beer Judging and IPA Mini-Competition

At the July Manchester Homebrew meeting I am going to be giving a brief introduction to judging beer in competitions like the UK National Homebrew Competition and the US NHC. I will be introducing how to judge beers using the Beer Judge Certification Program(BJCP)'s techniques and also running through what you need to do to become involved in judging beers at a national level. I will also talk a little about how to enter your beers into competitions and things to consider if you want to brew a high scoring beer. After this brief introduction we will be...