Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tun homebrew challenge winner

The winner is: Belgian tripel.

Vince Masciandaro and Evan Fritz, both members of the Barley Legal Homebrewers club, took top prize in the Tun Tavern brewpub's homebrewer contest, winning a chance to scale up their recipe to a commercial-size batch.

(That's Vince in the middle and Evan at right, both talking with Iron Hill head brewer Chris LaPierre at last year's Big Brew/Homebrew Day at Iron Hill-Maple Shade.)

Vince and Evan's Tun-made brew will go on tap at the Tun and be served at the Atlantic City beer festival April 1-2.

The two edged out a double porter entered by Andrew Tobisen and Greg VanGilder (2nd place) and a double red ale brewed by Robert Ochs and Betsey Ford (3rd place).