Written by Dave Benfield
April 23rd, 2012
Today, our lives turn upside down as we begin a project that will have us toiling away for many hours, many days, and a few weeks. It will push us to the limits of human endurance. Maybe even break a few of us along the way.
Don’t pity us. We chose this life. We volunteered and now we must make the ultimate sacrifice by… tasting all of the entries for this year’s H.E.R.O. Homebrew Competition! Yes, it is a savage task, tasting and judging hundreds of amazing homebrews from around the state. But it’s got to be done. For the good of mankind.
So while you’re at your “normal” job today, safe from the dangers of too much delicious homebrew, find a quiet moment, look toward Abingdon, and whisper, “Thank you, DuClaw Brewing Company”. Because we do all of this for you.
Seriously, though, thank you to all of the homebrewers that entered this year’s H.E.R.O. competition. The deadline for entry has come and gone and now we begin the truly difficult task of narrowing down the field to find this year’s winner. Check back here for updates on our progress soon. The judging has begun!
Oh, and we heard the whispers. You’re welcome ;)