This year was my third visit (out of four) for John Ball Park’s annual Summer Craft Beer Fest
, and also my first time to participate as a judge in the blind taste test challenge. With ten categories, and being my first beer judging experience, I was a little apprehensive I might be chosen to judge a style that wasn’t my favorite, or at least not my personal area of expertise. However, my fears were not justified as the first category bestowed upon my group (which also included fellow beer blogger Bryan Esler
) was the coveted top spot for IPA (India Pale Ale)....