KREBS – Choc Beer Company is excited to announce Dave and Michele Darity’s Smoked India Pale Ale is the winner of the second annual Brew at Choc’s Home Competition!
The Daritys’ brew was chosen from a field of many creative smoked beers. The Daritys and Choc plan to brew the recipe at the Choc brewery in the next few weeks. The brew will be available for purchase across Choc’s distribution network later this summer.
This year, entries were limited to smoke beers. The judging process was divided into two stages, preliminary and brewmaster’s judging table. During preliminary rounds the brews were divided into flights, and judged blind against the Beer Judge Certification Program style guidelines. After preliminary judging the best brews advanced to the brewmaster’s table. At this point recipe reproduction, creativity, and overall quality were used to determine the winner.
“The beers were great again this year,” Choc Brewmaster Michael Lalli said. “I am very happy with the creativity of all the brewers and am very excited to brew Dave and Michele’s beer.”
The Daritys are an accomplished homebrewing team. The couple has won awards at many homebrew competitions. Most recently the couple won five medals and third place in the best of show category at the Bluebonnet Brew-off in Irving, Texas.
Brew at Choc’s Home is an annual homebrew competition conducted by Choc. The winning brewer teams up with Choc to brew at the company’s Krebs brewery. The brew is sold throughout Choc’s distribution network. The brew is also entered in major commercial beer competitions including the Great American Beer Festival.