Kegerator.com sponsored an employee beer brewing competition over the month of November, and the winner was recently announced. There were four participating teams: Rainbow Ale, Brew Ha Ha’s, Holiday Five Pack, and Schlitz and Giggles.
All put up a good fight – but ultimately, the judges had to choose just one to be the winner. And how did they determine the best beer you ask?
We arranged for a panel of beer aficionados (the brew class instructor from Austin Homebrew and two unbiased company execs) to rank the brews. They came to an undisclosed location (AKA an upstairs conference room) for scoring each team’s batch based on the following four criteria:
- Aroma and head retention
- Overall perception
JB, our brew class instructor and actual beer expert, lead the tasting – giving Rick, our CEO, and Peter, one of our VPs, his insights throughout the process. Interestingly enough, the scores came out synonymously, which affirmed a true winner. Phrases used to describe the victor included, “excellent, almost-commercial, and a true first place.”
The winner was Schlitz & Giggles’ Meadow Muffin, a medium-bodied brown ale with hints of chocolate and malt. Out of a possible 120 points, Meadow Muffin came in at a not-too-shabby 102.
Kegerator.com congratulated its first ever beer brewing competition winners with a trophy of a home brew keg and tickets to a local beer tasting event.