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A past champion claims the top spot at the 10th Stout Challenge

Hey, it’s us, at the start of our 10th annual Stout Challenge! From left, Stoutmeister, Andrew, Maureen, Erin, and Brandon.

A dozen stouts, poured at random, and the first one poured ends up the champion. That was how it went Sunday afternoon, as the Brew Crew gathered for the 10th time to engage in a blind taste test of local dark elixirs for our annual Stout Challenge.

The winner? Oh, you will have to scroll down. Suffice to say, it was a past champion earning its second title, but it was not a repeat winner. Perhaps next year, but until then, let us recap the changes we went through in 2021.

Rather than have it at Franz Solo’s house, we moved it to our friend Dan’s house for Covid-related reasons. Dan served as our official pourer of the stouts, with a dozen entries (up from one as we reported Friday) served up to the five Crew members present as judges — myself (Stoutmeister), Brandon, Erin, Maureen, and Andrew. We voted on a zero-to-five-point scale for four categories

Source: NM Dark Side Brew Crew

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