Executive Brewer Bill Madden Judges at the Great American Beer Festival

Bill posted a blog entry today on the MaddBrewer’s Blog on judging at the Great American Beer Festival. Bill has not done a blog post since June 18 due the demands of selling 330 barrels (660 kegs) of beer in our first four weeks of opening, while having to brew his GABF entries. It took a brewer’s holiday to get him out of the brewery – he’s worked every day since July 5.

Bill is one of 150 judges that have been invited from 9 countries to judge 3,600+ beers brewed in the US for the Great American Beer Festival competition. These beers compete for 240 medals in 79 categories plus ProAm. Mad Fox is proud to have our International Man of Beer working this event. It really is work – with three-man judging teams, that is 144 beers judged per judge over three days. Due to category sizes, some judges may judge more. After that, Bill gets to work the festival in the evening. Eighteen hours per day of the best beer in the US? No rest for the wicked.

Mad Fox has ten beers entered in ten different categories:

  • 22(b). Kellerbier/Zwickelbier, Unfiltered German-Style Ale (Kölsch)
  • 41. German-Style Kölsch
  • 42. English-Style Summer Ale
  • 48. Imperial India Pale Ale (Molotov Hoptail)
  • 54(c). Scottish-Style Ale, Scottish-Style Export Ale (80 Shilling)
  • 59. German-Style Altbier
  • 64. French- and Belgian-Style Saison
  • 68(a). Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale, Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale (Devil’s Due)
  • 70. Robust Porter
  • 77(a). Scotch Ale, Traditional Scotch Ale (Wee Heavy)

Good luck Bill!!


~ by madfoxbrewing on September 15, 2010.

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