Honey Beer Competition for the Win?

The National Honey Board’s BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) sanctioned Honey Beer Competition registration is due by July 17. Are you competing this year? Briess has two new malts that you’ll want to check out!

For your base, try MaltGems™ — custom milled in small batches to reduce bitter, astringent flavors. MaltGems is crafted to efficiently lauter without reintroducing husks. This innovative base malt should be used when you want an exceptionally clean taste that allows flavors of other specialty ingredients to come though…like honey!

Then, add our new American Honey Malt to the grain bill to complement the natural honey flavor with some sweet bakery notes such as graham cracker and biscuit. We recommend about 15% inclusion to achieve these sensory results.

American Honey Malt

Your local apiarist could provide some wonderful honey varieties including clover or lavender options. Many states have organizations that can provide you with more information including where to buy. Here’s Wisconsin’s as an example: https://www.wihoney.org/

To enter the competition, you’ll need three bottles or cans 12 oz or larger, of one or more brews. More than one of your brews can be entered per category; each beer must only be entered in only one category, however. Honey must be included in the process and beer(s) must be commercially available in the U.S. Check out the list of categories below and click here for more information from the National Honey Board.

About Melissa Mosher

Melissa MosherMelissa has more than 15 years of Marketing and Communications Experience acquired from a variety of for-profit and nonprofit roles. Prior to Briess, Melissa worked for Kohler Co. as a Marketing Analyst managing affinity programs, vendor relationships, Sales and Marketing websites, and distributor newsletters. She also held a Marketing Specialist position at HSA Bank where she represented marketing in cross-functional communication groups and managed marketing campaigns. Prior to HSA Bank, she was Director of Admissions at a nonprofit artists’ community where she managed the residency program and application process, recruited applicants, managed grants, supervised chefs, and participated in strategic planning. At Briess, Melissa views marketing as a collaboration with the team and customers to find optimal solutions. She manages social media as well as the blog and creates multifaceted marketing collateral and communications.

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