German Leichtbier Takes Top Home Brew Honors
A German Leichtbier brewed by John Crossett of North Tonawanda, Brian Milleville of Sanborn and Mark Zambron of West Seneca took top honors. Judging for the Fair’s competition, now in its sixth year, took place on Saturday, April 27th at the Fairgrounds. A panel of judges and master judges evaluated the submissions according to nationally recognized Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) protocols.
According to BJCP’s
published style guidelines, German Leichtbier (pronounced “LYESHT-beer) is a
pale, light-bodied German lager with lower alcohol and calories than
normal-strength beers. It is moderately bitter with noticeable malt and hop flavors and judges
remarked that the winning entry had “impressive flavor and aroma” for a light
bodied beer and was “crisp and refreshing.”
Once crowned “Best In Show,” the winner submitted the beer’s recipe to the professional brew staff at Flying Bison Brewery. Kegged product will be offered by Try-It Distributing to Western New York establishments for public purchase prior to the Fair. During the Erie County Fair a limited number of on premise beer garden locations will feature the award winning beer.
Click here for a full list of the 2019 results.