November COC and 2022 Brewer Royale Winners!!!

We judged the final 2022 Club Only Competition last night. Thanks to John Sutton and Eric Morgan for judging. Special thanks to Eric for letting us judge at North Texas Homebrew Supply (17811 Davenport Rd Suite 11, Dallas, TX 75252).

We had a terrific year with the COC this year. The six competitions all had good turnout. The entries last night had outstanding quality.

Thanks to all that entered and judged this year.

The November COC winners were:

NamePlaceStyleBeer Name
Douglas Hicks1stBelgian Blond AleBlond Without the E
Jimmy Orkin2ndWeissbierMouth Breather
Terry Olinger3rdDoppelbockSaboteur
November 2022 COC Winners

Now to the 2022 Brewer Royale winners. The Brewer Royale rewards club members for judging and winner in the COC, winning 1st place in competitions in the Lone Star Circuit and winning in the National Homebrew Competition.

Brewer Royale winners receive a gift certificate to North Texas Homebrew Supply (17811 Davenport Rd Suite 11, Dallas, TX 75252). The first place winner also wins a travelling and keeper trophies presented at the club’s winter party.

Our 2022 Brewer Royale winners are:

Mark Rendon1st19
Douglas Hicks2nd18
Terry Olinger3rd11
2022 Brewer Royale Winners

All the points and styles reset for 2023. The next COC will be in January, due at the January club meeting.

The next external competitions are:

  • Operation Fermentation, entry closes December 16.
  • Bluebonnet Brew-off, entry closes January 30.

As always, I look forward to your feedback. If there is anything you want to change in the Brewer Royale for 2023, let the officers know.


Club Happenings This Week

Greetings, club members. We have a couple of events this week I wanted to remind you of.

  1. We have a club meeting on Tuesday at Odd Muse in Farmers Branch. They are located at 4488 Spring Valley Rd, Farmers Branch, TX 75244. We will arrive starting at 6:30 and get the meeting going sometime after 7:00. Food is not available at Odd Muse, so please plan accordingly. There is a BBQ place across the parking lot.

  2. Saturday, October 15 at 6:30PM is the Fall/Oktoberfest Party, hosted by yours truly and his frau, Julie. The address is 4100 Camino Dr, Plano, TX 75074. We will be serving bratwurst two ways: smoked and beer boiled w/onions, along with pretzels, German mustard, and beer cheese. Please bring a side, appetizer, or dessert. There will also be a Oktoberfest people’s choice beer competition. Details HERE, along with sign-up.

Hope to see you at the club events this week.


Oktoberfest Party Competition Sign-Up

Coming up on the 15th, we have the NTHBA Fall/Oktoberfest Party. Same as last year, we will be holding a peoples choice competition for German / Octoberfest style beers at the party. Everyone will vote for their favorite beers and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place with North Texas Homebrew Supply gift certificate awards of $50, $30, and $20 respectively. 

Styles allowed:

  • Munich Helles (4A)
  • Festbier (4B)
  • Kolsch (5B)
  • German Pils (5D)
  • Marzen (6A)
  • Altbier (7B)
  • Munich Dunkle (8A)
  • Weissbier (10A)
  • Dunkle Weisse (10B)

If you are entering a beer for the Oktoberfest/Fall Party, please fill out the form at the link below so we can add it to the taplist. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]. Good luck!

Oktoberfest Party Competition Sign-Up


September COC Results, Brewer Royale Statistics and Website Comments

The September COC was judged last night by John Sutton and Terry Olinger. Special thanks to our judges as they make the COC work. The Winners are:

PlaceNameBeer NameStyle
1stMarcio FazzaniNew TalentEnglish Brown Ale
2ndDouglas HicksKeep On Keepin’ OnBiere de Garde
3rdMark RendonMarktoberfestMarzen
September COC Winners

The Brewer Royale Spreadsheet has been updated and the overall standings can be viewed here: Overall Standings.

Website Comments Policy Change

We decided to open up the club website to allow comments to Blog posts. Blog posts will be open for comments for 2 weeks after a post is made. If the post generates significant comments, we suggest taking the topic to the club’s forums so we have the discussion in the system that makes searching and commenting better.

So comment away!

Our ACCF Winners

Congratulation to the our members that won in the Alamo City Cerveza Fest 2022! Winner are listed below:

TablePlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
Table 6: Some Like it Wild1stDouglas HicksMy Wife Says This Is The Winner23A: Berliner Weisse
Table 12: Belgian, Hammy and so Refreshing1stDouglas HicksBeepa Beepa Yeah24B: Belgian Pale Ale
Table 16: Lowish ABV Belgian2ndDouglas HicksSaison Grande25B: Saison
Table 20: ‘Amburger and Fries2ndTerry OlingerIrish Spouse15A: Irish Red Ale
Table 20: ‘Amburger and Fries3rdMark RendonAmerican Brown Ale19C: American Brown Ale
Table 21: Haze Bros Not Allowed2ndMark RendonBritish Golden Ale12A: British Golden Ale
ACCF 2022 Winners

Doug will get credit for his 2 1st place wins with 2 points in the Brewer Royale!

The Belgian Brew Brawl and the Dixie Cup will report winners later this year.

Limbo Challenge Awards Schedule

The Awards Ceremony for the 2022 Limbo Challenge is tomorrow, Saturday August 27.

  • 1pm Start arriving.
  • 2pm Awards Presentation.
  • 3pm In the Pool, sharing beer.
  • 4-5pm Meatapalooza.

If you are staying for dinner, please bring a side.

The Beyer’s address is:
2117 Rheims Dr

Come out and support the club!

Limbo Challenge Status

Here is an update on the Limbo Challenge.

All the medal category judging is complete. The BoS will occur tomorrow.

The Awards Ceremony will be on Saturday the 27th at the home of Melinda and Brian Beyer located at 2117 Rheims Dr, Carrollton, TX.

Folks will start gathering about 1pm and the Awards will occur at 2pm. The Beyer’s/NTHBA is providing BBQ. If you attend we ask you to bring a side and some beer. The pool will open after the awards so bring a swimsuit if you want to get into the pool.

The awards and medals are all in hand and ready for Saturday. Scoresheets will be released after the Awards Ceremony.

Our goal is to have all unclaimed awards and medals mailed the week after the ceremony. We will send some email verifying addresses and asking if we can combine shipments to help us minimize shipping costs.

Thanks for entering.

Eric Morgan
Limbo Director

Jimmy Orkin
Data Guy