John Brandt and I are planning on making the trek again this year. Dave Roesch was talking about it too. I don't know about Larry. It was a great time last year. This year, I'm keeping an eye on the entry deadline so I can get some beers into the competition as well. The deadline is a full month before the event, so it can fool you. I am also going to try to talk a couple of the local commercial brewers into getting an entry in. I know the O'Fallon Brewing guys were interested, and I think Florian at A-B might be a go too.
We would be more than happy to accept any medals and bring them back with us.
I'm not happy about the increase to three bottles this year either. The $8 entry fee isn't great, but it looks downright cheap compared to the Microfest!
Also, it makes our HHHC look like a bargain.
Give a man a beer, and he wastes an hour. Teach a man to brew, and he wastes a lifetime.