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36 beers later : les résultats du 5ème Concours du Brasseur Amateur de Nice

The 5th and latest edition of Nice's very own Concours du Brasseur Amateur  was held on Saturday 19th of Novembre at the local Brewdog.  

This year's edition was our most successful yet... with 36 home-brewed beers submitted, the judges definitely had their work cut out for them !

Similarly to last year, home-brewers could submit their creations by category : 

bières de blé
bières pale
bières houblonnées
bières aromatisées
bières maltées et torréfiées

Last year the jury saw a majority of hoppy beers submitted, and the year before that there was an emphasis on saison and farmhouse beers.

All five categories where evenly distributed this year, with 6-7 beers in each category - with the exception of the 'houblonnées' category which had 10 beers. 

The jury was composed of craft beer professionals :

Rémi, brewer
Brasserie La Mentounasc

Guillaume, brewer
Brasserie des Ligures

Stephan, brewer
Brasserie Indépendante du Mangiabo

Luc, brewer
Noiseless Beers

Iaci, brewer
AM beers

Their in-depth knowledge and passion for beer & brewing were key for tasting, analysing and grading each home-brew according to the BJCP Beer Style Guidelines.  

 Prizes included a day of brewing in a professional brewery courtesy of the Brasserie des Ligures; a 10€ gift card to be spent at Allez Hops cave à bière; brewing and bottling equipment courtesy of local craft breweries; brewing ingredientsa bottle of artisanal gin crafted by Noiseless beers; t-shirts, packs of beer, bottle openers... all things beer!

This year's medal for the All Star winner of the competition was once again made by the incredibly talented Elsa of passedecomposedesign 🥇 

Elsa transforms cutlery and circuit boards into unique jewelry.

"...couverts, circuits imprimés et autres matériaux sont détournés de leur fonction initiale, retravaillés par notre atelier, pour leur donner une seconde vie en bijoux originaux"  

You can check out Elsa's work on her Etsy shop, or find her in her boutique, 1 rue Molière Nice 06100. 

⭐️ And the winners are... 

Jaap for his hefeweizen
(blé category)

Loïc for his saison au poivre de Timut
(pale category)

Jeremy for his Triple IPA
(houblonnées category)

Loïc for his gose kumquat citron
(aromatisées category)

Michel for his rhum BA imperial stout
(maltées/torréfiées category)

The judges exceptionally wished to reward and give a special mention to Guillaume for his cucumber and anis gose (entered in the "blé" category). 

Michel accepting his award ; Loïc accepting his medal ; home-brewer Colin 

Merci aux brasseurs et brasseuses pour votre participation, au membres du jury, au sponsors & partenaires.
Thank you to everyone who came out to Brewdog on Saturday to share this moment with us.

Stay tuned for next year's homebrewing competition!

Craft Beer of the Month : December 2022
Pink IPA, la bière niçoise engagée

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