I posted about the Longshot judging back in June of this year, when I flew to Boston to help choose the winners in this year’s Longshot American Homebrew Contest. Of the 1300 entries this year, four advanced to the finals, and seven of us had the job of picking two. You can read more of the story at my post at Bottoms Up, but I thought I’d post more of the photos in another gallery, which is below.
After the finals are announced later this morning, I’ll post the winners here as soon as I can.
The seven of us, to break any ties, afterwards in the back garden picnic area. From left: Jason Alstrom (from Beer Advocate), Tony Forder (from Ale Street News), Bob Townsend (a food & drinks columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution), Jim Koch (founder of the Boston Beer Co.), yours truly (on assignment for Celebrator Beer News), Julie Johnson (from All About Beer magazine), and Todd Alstrom (also from Beer Advocate).
Below is a short slideshow of my trip to Boston and the Longshot judging. If you click on the button on the bottom right with the four arrows pointing outward on it, you can see the photos in glorious full screen.