As the result of first round judging, Okey is going to receive two gold certificates for his two “Excellent” beers that he submitted to the National Hombrew Competition Although both beers (Strong Scotch Ale and Boch) received the same scores, his Strong Scotch Ale placed first in category and will receive a blue ribbon. This beer will advance to the final judging in San Diego, California.
One judge noted that the Strong Scotch Ale will only improve with age. So although it did not receive an “Outstanding” (or world class) nomination, there is hope that it will receive better scores at the next judging round which takes place mid-June.
Another judge wrote “This is excellent. Hard to knock. […] Can I have a case?” He even left us his e-mail address. Perhaps we should make contact.