Homebrew Club competition “a really good day”

04 May 2021

Despite duck shooting season impacting on the number of people who participated in last Saturday’s Mercury Bay Homebrew Club competition, the judges still had the opportunity to taste 20 beers and eight entries in the Wine, Spirits and Liqueurs Category.

As usual, the competition was held at the Mercury Bay Bowling Club in Whitianga.

“Unfortunately, the only time the Bowling Club was available for us coincided with the opening of duck shooting season,” says Neil Reynolds, club president. “We’ve had to combine the light and dark beer categories, but overall we’re still happy with the number of entries. It was a really good day, everyone enjoyed themselves.”

In the Beer Category, Jacob Campbell came out on top. It was a good day for Jacob as his second beer entry finished second equal with the entry of Brian Sexton. Michael Hollister finished in third place. 

In the Wine, Spirits and Liqueurs Category, Chris Batey’s whiskey was judged the best among the spirits entered, while Wayne Hill’s Drambuie was judged the best liqueur.

The club holds two competitions every year. This year’s second competition will take place in approximately six months’ time.

Pictured: Neil Reynolds (on the left) with some of Saturday’s placegetters. From left to right - Brian Sexton (next to Neil), Jacob Campbell, Michael Hollister and Chris Batey.