Fargo homebrewers Tom Roan and Nancy Bowser were invited to send in a homebrew to Willamette Weekly’s ‘President of Beer’ competition. This competition was created by this Portland Oregon website as a battle between the 50 flagship commercial beers from each state. Well North Dakota does not have a full brewery operating within the state at the time of the competition so they asked some homebrewers.
Well Tom and Nancy sent in some bottles of Beaverbear Barleywine and Willamette Weekly got a panel of judges together and did a blind tasting scoring all 50 beers and the one on top, was Tom and Nancy’s barleywine, beating out some very well known commercial beers from the other states. Minnesota’s representative was Summit EPA and it got 39th place.
Congratulations Tom and Nancy!
Also congratulations go to South Dakota’s Crow Peak brewery who got 3rd place with their Pile O’ Dirt Porter.