THIRSTY Classic

THIRSTY Classic

Postby brewess99 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:46 pm

THIRSTY Classic
The first THIRSTY homebrew competition was held Spring of 1994 with 104 entries. In 2003 the name was changed to the THIRSTY Classic and has endured until 2016. Regretfully, the THIRSTY Classic has been retired.

Through the years the Classic has been supported by Millstream Brewing and their staff. Millstream was the receiver for the entries and the site of the competition itself. Millstream Brewery was a perfect venue for our competition. Since 2003 I have been the competition coordinator. I have handled each bottle entered (~1500 entries), managed the data entry of entrant information, and mailed ribbons and score sheets. Through this process I feel like I know many of you. Over the years I began to recognize familiar names of people who supported the competition by entering their beer, mead or cider year after year. I had the good fortune to sample your entries after the judging finishedl. I have formed great friendships with judges who came year after year to help make the THIRSTY competition successful. You judges deserve a hand, as judging at the Classic wasn’t always a smooth process.

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Susan Walsh
THIRSTY Classic Coordinator
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Re: THIRSTY Classic

Postby daryl » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:02 am

That's too bad.

I wonder if Thirsty has any thing new planned to replace this activity for its members.
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Re: THIRSTY Classic

Postby tony b » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:42 pm

This leaves a big gap, as it was one of the Big 3 competitions for Iowa Homebrewer of the Year.
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Re: THIRSTY Classic

Postby daryl » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:32 pm

Maybe we up our game and fill that gap!

It would potentially require a $1400-$1680 budget (LOTMW Competition limited to 240 entries @$6-7/each). Is this a fund raiser for them? I am not sure what expenses are incurred to pull something like this off. The biggest challenges would be beer cold storage and the recruitment of qualified judges.

LOTMW is not listed on the Midwest Homebrewer of the Year Award Circuit:
http://midwesthomebrewer.com/Circuit.aspx

But it is on the High Plains
http://www.kcbiermeisters.org/competiti ... award.html
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Re: THIRSTY Classic

Postby twiggy2164 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:51 am

daryl wrote:Maybe we up our game and fill that gap!

It would potentially require a $1400-$1680 budget (LOTMW Competition limited to 240 entries @$6-7/each). Is this a fund raiser for them? I am not sure what expenses are incurred to pull something like this off. The biggest challenges would be beer cold storage and the recruitment of qualified judges.

LOTMW is not listed on the Midwest Homebrewer of the Year Award Circuit:
http://midwesthomebrewer.com/Circuit.aspx

But it is on the High Plains
http://www.kcbiermeisters.org/competiti ... award.html


Could be a good way to get the clubs new name and logo recognized once that happens. I think hosting an event like this could be highly beneficial for us.


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Re: THIRSTY Classic

Postby tony b » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:15 pm

The challenge is getting enough certified judges. And, as noted, cold storage for all the entries.
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Re: THIRSTY Classic

Postby Matt F » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:03 pm

Do not underestimate how much work and resources it takes to run a comp. Someone would need to log a lot of hours.
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