12 episodes

Best of Show: The Competition Brewing Podcast hosted by John Black and Andy Scherzinger will entertain and educate those very special people that are passionate about homebrewing on a competitive level. Everything is on the table for discussion about competitive brewing. Expect interviews with the top individual competitive brewers as well as competition organizers. Let's celebrate the big winners of the top homebrew competitions around the country and provide updates on future competitions that you can enter. Subscribe and we'll help you go for the gold in your next homebrew competition!

Best of Show: The Competition Brewing Podcast Best of Show

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    • 4.6 • 15 Ratings

Best of Show: The Competition Brewing Podcast hosted by John Black and Andy Scherzinger will entertain and educate those very special people that are passionate about homebrewing on a competitive level. Everything is on the table for discussion about competitive brewing. Expect interviews with the top individual competitive brewers as well as competition organizers. Let's celebrate the big winners of the top homebrew competitions around the country and provide updates on future competitions that you can enter. Subscribe and we'll help you go for the gold in your next homebrew competition!

    NHC Opening Day with Julia Herz

    NHC Opening Day with Julia Herz

    In this episode, we were joined by Julia Herz, the Executive Director of the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) to discuss opening day of the National Homebrew Competition (NHC) 2023.  Aside from topics revolving around NHC, we received some great information and advice from Julia for homebrewers and competition organizers alike.  This is not an episode that you will want to miss.

    Here are the key dates to remember for NCH 2023:

    Registration Opens Jan 24 - 31

    Entry Edit Deadline Feb 10

    First Round Shipping  Mar 6-17

    First Round Judging  Mar 24 - Apr 23

    First Round Results  May 3

    Final Round Shipping  June 5-14

    Final Round Judging  June 21

    Awards Ceremony  June 24

    If you enjoy the podcast, be sure to subscribe and give us a review. We're always looking for content ideas and guests, so please feel free to email us with your suggestions at CompetitionBrewPod@gmail.com. You can also find us at Facebook.com/BestOfShowPodcast or follow BestOfShowPodcast on Instagram! Cheers y'all!

    --- National Homebrew Competition - https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/

    --- American Homebrewers Association - https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/

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    Music provided by Grifters & Shills - "255" off their Pretty Little Secrets album.


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    • 41 min
    On the Fritz! With Grandmaster V Brewer Fritz Schanz

    On the Fritz! With Grandmaster V Brewer Fritz Schanz

    In this episode, we take a quick look at four upcoming homebrew competitions including SNAFU Winterfest, Romancing the Beer, America's Finest Homebrew Competition, and the Peach State Brew Off.  Then we had a great conversation with the highly decorated Fritz Schanz of the Denton County Homebrewers Guild.  Fritz won the Circuit of America in 2022, has finished in the top 10 of the Lone Star Circuit 4 consecutive years, and shocked the competitive homebrewing community with a massive 15 medals at the Colorado State Fair in 2022.  You'll want to hear what Fritz has to say about competitive brewing.  We end the show with a recap of four competition's best of show winners that were announced in the last month.

    If you enjoy the podcast, be sure to subscribe and give us a review. We're always looking for content ideas and guests, so please feel free to email us with your suggestions at CompetitionBrewPod@gmail.com. You can also find us at Facebook.com/BestOfShowPodcast or follow BestOfShowPodcast on Instagram! Cheers y'all!

    --- Peach State Brew Off - https://comp.coverthops.com/PSBO/

    --- Romancing the Beer - https://romancingthebeer.com/

    --- America's Finest City Homebrew - https://quaff.org/AFC-2023/

    --- SNAFU Winterfest - https://snafu.brewcompetition.com/

    --- Circuit of America - https://www.masterhomebrewerprogram.com/2022-circuit-of-america

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    Music provided by Grifters & Shills - "255" off their Pretty Little Secrets album.


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    • 50 min
    Sweetheart's Revenge with Phil LaFleur

    Sweetheart's Revenge with Phil LaFleur

    In this episode, Andy Scherzinger is announced as a co-host and executive partner of the podcast.  Together we will recap 2022 by looking at the winners of various homebrew circuits around the country, including our own favorite competitions of the past year.  Then we met with Phil LaFleur of the Weizguys homebrew club to discuss their upcoming competition, Sweetheart's Revenge.  Tune in to find out everything you need to know about the largest homebrew competition in Colorado.

    If you enjoy the podcast, be sure to subscribe and give us a review. We're always looking for content ideas and guests, so please feel free to email us with your suggestions at CompetitionBrewPod@gmail.com. You can also find us at Facebook.com/BestOfShowPodcast or follow BestOfShowPodcast on Instagram! Cheers y'all!

    --- Sweetheart's Revenge - https://weizguys.com/revenge/

    --- Circuit of America - https://www.masterhomebrewerprogram.com/2022-circuit-of-america

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    Music provided by Grifters & Shills - "255" off their Pretty Little Secrets album.


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    • 45 min
    2023 Holiday Greeting

    2023 Holiday Greeting

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy Brew Year!  This is just a teaser episode with holiday greetings to let everyone know that the show will be returning very soon.


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    • 32 sec
    Jonathan Reasoner recaps Lunar Rendezbrew 28

    Jonathan Reasoner recaps Lunar Rendezbrew 28

    In this episode, we will recap several competitions including the Maltose Falcon's Mayfaire, Port City Plunder, and Lunar Rendezbrew 28.  We also discussed upcoming competitions for which you can still enter.  Those are the Boerne Beer Fest (Championship Belt is on the line), Clash of the Carboys, 25th Cascade Brewers Cup, and the Arizona Mead & Cider Festival. We'll also have special guest host Jonathan Reasoner of the Bay Area Mashtronauts on the show.  Jonathan is the Vice President of the Bay Area Mashtronatus, founder of the Dysfunctional Brewing Blog (dysfunctional.beer), decorated competitive homebrewer, and organizer Lunar Rendezbrew 28.  Jonathan will recap Lunar Rendezbrew on the show to provide insight into the event as well as lessons learned for competition organizers.

    If you enjoy the podcast, be sure to subscribe and give us a review. We're always looking for content ideas and guests, so please feel free to email us with your suggestions at CompetitionBrewPod@gmail.com. You can also find us at Facebook.com/BestOfShowPodcast or follow BestOfShowPodcast on Instagram! Cheers y'all!

    --- Dysfunctional Brewing Blog - Dysfunctional.beer

    --- Maltose Falcons Mayfaire - https://competitions.maltosefalcons.com/2022Mayfaire/

    --- Port City Plunder - http://beerscores.com/comp_details.aspx?id=1160

    --- Lunar Rendezbrew 28 - https://rendezbrew.brewcomp.com/

    --- Boerne Beer Fest - SouthTxHb.brewcompetition.com

    --- Clash of the Carboys - www.ClashOfTheCarboys.com

    --- 25th Cascade Brewers Cup - CascadeBrewersGuild.com

    --- Arizona Mead & Cider Festival - MeadFest.MountainTopMashers.net

    --- Lone Star Circuit - https://www.lonestarcircuit.com/

    --- Circuit of America - https://www.masterhomebrewerprogram.com/2022-circuit-of-america

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    • 58 min
    Spirit of 76 Competition with Jarrett Long

    Spirit of 76 Competition with Jarrett Long

    In this episode, we will recap several competitions including the Peach State Brew Off in Atlanta, SODZ British Beer Fest, Colonial Cup, and the KLCC Homebrew Competition.  We also discussed upcoming competitions for which you can still enter.  Those are the Sour Times Homebrew Competition, The Colorado State Fair, the Port City Plunder (wait till you hear what you can win), and the Big Batch Brew Bash single style competition.
    We'll also have special guest Jarrett Long of the Horsemen of the Hopocaplyse on the show.  Jarrett is the treasurer of his local homebrew club, newly appointed treasurer of the Master Homebrewer Program, 2021 Lone Star Circuit brewing team of the year winner, and organizer of the Spirit of 76 Homebrew Competition.  Jarret will share an update on this patriotic all American competition as well as his insights into his success as a competitive homebrewer.
    If you enjoy the podcast, be sure to subscribe and give us a review. We're always looking for content ideas and guests, so please feel free to email us with your suggestions at CompetitionBrewPod@gmail.com. You can also find us at Facebook.com/BestOfShowPodcast or follow BestOfShowPodcast on Instagram! Cheers y'all!
    --- Peach State Brew Off - https://comp.coverthops.com/PSBO/
    --- SODZ British Beer Fest - https://bbf.sodz.org/
    --- Colonial Cup - https://colonialcup.lowcountrylibations.com/
    --- KLCC Homebrew Competition - https://klcchomebrewcomp.com/bcoem/
    --- Sour Times - SourTimesNBA.com
    --- Colorado State Fair - Coloradostatefair.com
    --- Port City Plunder - http://beerscores.com/comp_details.aspx?id=1160
    --- Big Batch Brew Bash - https://www.thekgb.org/big-batch-brew-batch

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    Music provided by Grifters & Shills - "255" off their Pretty Little Secrets album.

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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Bo Grows ,

Central Ark. Fermenter’s love ya!

Love the show! Thanks for all the updates and excellent interviews!

MLPony365 ,

Homebrewing Community

Many thanks to you for supporting the Homebrewing Community! I love hearing what’s coming our way and happening in all the brewing competitions you cover. Your approach is modest but energized. Keep up the great work!

Cheers!

Shy Dog Brewing

The Barking Dog Garage ,

Got any more of them homebrew comps?

Great place to hear about competitions. Interesting to learn about how the competitions are created and ran. Will be helpful for other competitions to learn how scoresheets are provided in a timely manner after awards are presented. Even just hearing how other comps are organized will be educational.

Looking forward to hearing about how other homebrewers prepare or strategize for comps.

Great podcast by a great homebrewer!

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