Brew Dudes

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LongShot Submission

Last night, I got my stuff together for the Sam Adams LongShot submission. I followed the instructions that they emailed me including printing out the labels and attaching them to each bottle using a rubber band. I took a few pictures of the bottles and the traveling case I am using for transport:

Contest Bottles              Contest Case

So if you see a guy on the subways of Boston with a case like this, he may not have a laptop in it…

I am submitting the APA that I just brewed along with the Maple Porter I made late last year.  I am going to be dropping them off at the brewery today.

Now I don’t have any delusions that I am going to win or even do well in this competition…just interested in the whole process.
I have learned that life is about experiences and trying things like this blog…so let’s see what happens.


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Sterling Hops


  1. You’re brave.

    Good luck.

    Try not to drink any on the subway.

  2. It was tempting. I brought them into work first and went there on my lunch break. I wanted to drink one in my office…but I didn’t bring any extra.

    When I got to the brewery, the guy who is featured in their television commercials with the long beard greeted me. Not sure if those are national spots, but I told my wife about him and she was impressed.

  3. I’ve seen him in commercials airing in Minnesota. So, it probably is national. At least I know who you are talking about.

  4. Awesome! Good luck! My goal is to be good enough some day to enter, but alas, I’m still a novice…

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