2022 Club Competition-Janet’s Brown

So for the first 2022 Club Competition we all had a chance to do Mike “Tasty” McDole’s Janet’s Brown

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The competition was a Best of Show BOS / People’s Choice type of judging to select: 1st, 2nd and 3rd. – So overall impression and personal preference.

Stylistically, Janet’s Brown should be under 10C. – American Brown Ale but due to the OG, IBU and ABV (and for the people who brewed this know it’s a big beer) should be considered as under 21B – Speciality IPA. So combining the best of both categories we should get an excellent beer!

The BJCP overall impression they describes Brown IPA as the following:
Overall Impression
Hoppy, bitter, and moderately strong like an American IPA, but with dark caramel, chocolate, toffee, or dark fruit character as in an American Brown Ale. Retaining the dryish finish and lean body that makes IPAs so drinkable, a Brown IPA is a little more flavorful and malty than an American IPA without being sweet or heavy.

And for American Brown
Overall Impression
Can be considered a bigger, maltier, hoppier interpretation of Northern English brown ale or a hoppier, less malty Brown Porter, often including the citrus-accented hop presence that is characteristic of American hop varieties.

And Janet’s Brown should be the best combination of an American Brown and an IPA – Thus the subcategory Specialty – Brown IPA for Janet’s Brown

Link to Recipe to make you own Janet’s Brown
Or the AHA 2021 Big Brew Recipe AHA Link
Or purchase from MoreBeer – Pre-Made Kit All Grain or Extract [PDF Recipe]
(More Beer donates 100% of the proceeds to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)

And the outcome from the (6) Entries of Janet’s Brown

  • 1st Place – Brent Wilkerson
  • 2nd Plate – Brian Lesperance
  • 3rd Place – Andy Willadsen

All (6) brew were EXCELLENTLY brewed beers. With all being the same recipe there were slight variations. Still amazes me in the differences, especially with multiple people utilizing the MoreBeer kits!

If you ever looking for the “what” to brew next … I highly recommend looking into making this beer!

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