Greetings, Brewers of Lochac!
As tasting coordinator for the Guild Tastings at Canterbury Faire 2019*, I am pleased to announce a few changes to the norm, and the categories, of which some are new for this event.
Firstly, we will be trailing a new feedback system. This will aim for a speedier and better experience for both tasters and creators.
Second; in respect to pacing, we’ve decided to split across two tastings, with spirits as a separate event.
Third, and more excitingly: I’m aiming to get a (small) prize for the best item in each of the categories. To which, I am still seeking a few sponsors for this (a sponsor being willing to: attend the event, contribute to a prize (negotiable), and help out with the tallying process)
Fourth, pre-registration of entries is available as an electronic form. This won’t be a requirement, and you can still brew at the event and/or enter on the day.
Finally the categories are:
-Fermented soft drinks (Being ~.5-2% alcohol)
-Ales and Beers
-Meads and Melomels etcetera
-Spirit infusions (from purchased spirits*2)
-Zero Alcohol Drinks: refreshing but non alcoholic pre-1600 drinks.
-Accompaniments: Snacks to pad the stomach of the most imbibed imiber.
I’m informed by my guildmasters that there is to be another competition on the theme of “From Honey”, This will take place at the a&s display on Tuesday 22nd at 2pm at Canterbury Faire next.
Hopefully this will inspire you all to get started on brews – only 116 days to go…
– Kotek Torzhokskoi
In Southron Gaard, Lochac
*book now, you know you want to: http://sg.sca.org.nz/cf/
*2 this is to enable those without a still, but want to try spirit infusing, and for international visitors who are not permitted to distill by law in their lands.