Planning is continuing for the 2019 ACB Clone Beer Challenge. This will take place at Lacons Brewery in Great Yarmouth. The date of the visit is yet to be finalised but we are looking at sometime in June.
We have been in touch with Will Wood, the Head Brewer at Lacons. Will has provided the following details about the recipe:
“Patriot has extra pale Maris Otter as base with just enough crystal 150 to give it a suntan>
Challenger early in boil with Mosaic and Cascade on the end
Afraid yeast is one of Lacons original strains from 1950s
O.G 1.0400 finish gravity 1.0085”
It was agreed at the meeting in Norwich that each region can arrange their own judging to determine which beers go forward for judging at the brewery. You will see the clone challenge in the regular monthly meeting schedule but this does not always work well due to the differing times between ACB first Saturday meeting and the brewery visit. Please liaise with your local regional chairperson on this point.
Unlike last year’s brewery visit, we will not be arranging a region wide minibus as the brewery is relatively easy to get to by public transport. I suggest we do however get collaborating when it comes to getting to and from the railway station in Great Yarmouth. Feel free to collaborate on sharing travel where appropriate though.
More details of the visit will appear here soon.
Links to other Homebrew clubs
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