BREAKING NEWS (and unoffical news until it's postedon the CBOY Site) - LEE HILL IS THE 2014 CAROLINA BREWER OF THE YEAR!! I don't recall, at least from the last 10 years, anyone that has done this back to back. Words escape me at this point, because "Well Done" and "Congrats" don't seem to be appropriate for such dedication and sheer brewing talent. I do know one thing, I think this was Lee's "drop the mic" moment as he has packed up and moved back to his native Asheville recently. I guess that means MALT will be a force to be reckoned with next year.
HOPS had another stellar showing at PSBO this year. We earned many awards and our name was called a lot! Based on the point standings going into PSBO, I believe that we are solidly the 2nd place Brew Club of the Year, behind a powerful CBM.
Official results are posted here: http://www.sagecat.com/psbo16results.htm
1st Place - Bock - Traditional Bock
1st Place - Light Lager - Munich Helles
2nd Place - Light Lager - Standard American Lager
3rd Place - Light Lager - Lite American Lager
3rd Place - English Brown - Mild
3rd Place - Light Hybrid - Blonde Ale
2nd Place Best Of Show - Traditional Bock
1st Place - Scottish and Irish Ale - Strong Scotch Ale
1st Place - English Brown Ale - Mutts Nutts - Southern English Brown
William Horlacher IV
1st PLace Smoke and Wood Flavored Beer - fsbsmoke - Classic Rauchbier