[Namron] Titled Brewer of Namron
barat at cox.net
Mon Jun 14 11:08:49 PDT 2004
The best brewers in Ansteorra, and indeed the best brewers in the Known
World, are invited to prove the quality of their skills by competing
and, should they prove themselves most worthy, being selected and
acclaimed as the next Titled Brewer of the Barony of Namron.
As the next Beltain Games is nearly a year off (May, 2005) now is the
time to make preparations for this most challenging brewing event.
Should you have any questions concerning this competition please
contact me at your earliest convenience:
H.L. Barat FitzWalter Reynolds
Barony of Namron - Kingdom of Ansteorra
Premier Titled Brewer - Barony of Namron
Baroness’ Own Brewer - Barony of Namron
Premier Master Brewer - Vintner of Brad Leah
Founding Member - The Honorable Brotherhood of
Brewers, Mazers, and Vintners
barat at cox.net
M.K.A. Stephen Pursley
1908 Shelby Ct.
Norman, OK 73071
Please find below the rules as set forth by the Baron and Baroness of
Beltane Brewing Competition
1. There are three categories:
a. Beers and Ales. A fermented beverage where the primary fermentable
sugars are derived from grain.
b. Meads and Variants. A fermented beverage where the primary
fermentable sugars are derived from honey.
c. Wines (grapes and other fruits). A fermented beverage where the
primary fermentable sugars are derived from fruit juice, whether from
grapes or other fruits.
2. Each entrant may enter no more than one entry per category.
3. The entrant will decide in which category their entry should be
judged (for example, a braggot could be entered in either the Mead or
4. An entrant cannot enter one type of beverage in more than one
category. For example, if one bottle of braggot is entered as a Beer,
another bottle of braggot [even if from a different batch or style]
cannot be entered in the Mead Variations category.
5. All entries must be of a style corresponding to the time period of
6. All entries must be documented.
7. The documentation for each entry must include the following:
a. A complete list of ingredients.
b. The period recipe the entry is based upon.
c. The recipe use to produce the entry if it differs from the period
d. An explanation of any variations from the period recipe
(substitution of ingredients, any steps which were skipped, and so on).
8. Any variation from period ingredients must be satisfactorily
explained (such as for health reasons) in the documentation.
9. Use of period technique is not required.
10. Use of period equipment is not required.
11. Any entries not in a period style will not be judged.
12. Any entries without documentation will not be judged.
13. Entry of any beverage with toxic or otherwise dangerous ingredients
is strictly forbidden.
14. All entries must have been produced by simple fermentation, without
15. Two standard size bottles must be provided for each entry: 16 ounce
or larger for beers and ales, and 750 ml or larger for meads, mead
variations, and wines.
16. Each bottle entered must be labeled. The label must include:
a. The name of the brewer/mazer/vintner.
b. The name of the beverage.
c. The category the beverage is to be judged in.
a. All entries shall be judged by the Baron and Baroness of Namron, and
all others designated by the Baron and Baroness of Namron
b. Each entry will be judged and awarded points on the following basis:
i. Quality of documentation: 1-10 points (10 being better).
ii. Quality of the beverage (is the taste, smell, color, clarity,
alcohol level, appropriate to the style): 1-10 points (10 being
iii. The points for the quality of the documentation and quality of the
beverage will be added together to give a range from 0-20.
iv. The scores for each entrant for each of the three categories will
be added together. This will yield a maximum possible score of 20 for
an entrant who enters only one category, to a maximum possible score of
60 for an entrant who enters all three categories. This is done to
assure the winner of this competition has a wide and diverse skill set
in the brewing arts.
v. The entrant with the highest total score wins.
18. In the event of a tie, the Baron and Baroness of Namron shall use
whatever means they deem fit to select among the entrants who tied.
19. With the sole exception of the premier competition, each year’s
competition shall be organized and run by the previous year’s winner.
Should the previous year’s winner be unable or unwilling the organize
and run the competition the Premier Brewer and/or any other winner of a
previous competition shall organized and run the event at the Baron’s
and Baroness’ pleasure.
20. The rules of this competition may be changed only by the Baron and
Baroness of Namron.
21. The Baron and Baroness may choose to award the Baron’s Cup or
Baroness’ Cup to entrants of their choice. These entrants will be
acknowledged as the Baron’s Own Brewer or Baroness’ Own Brewer.
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