This weekend we attended a little award ceremony of our own.
No gowns, red carpet, or celebrities, but instead beer, beer, and more beer.
As I've touched on before, the Mr. is a beer fanatic; he also has been homebrewing for three years. Since he's started, he's entered his brews into various competitions, both local and national. This weekend we attended a fest for one of these competitions, awards/winners were announced and samples were poured.
I am beyond PROUD to share the 2nd place BEST OF SHOW beer and 1st place in the IPA category: Citrus Street IPA, made by the Mr. himself. (This was out of over 400 and 30+ entries, respectively.)
This beer is 'an American IPA brewed with over a half pound of hops, well balanced with a big citrus aroma and a clean bitter finish.'
This beer was named after the street the Mr.'s grandma used to live on in Florida. She passed away last year and the Mr. wanted to use the name as a small tribute. He makes his own labels for select batches, as he shares/trades with other brewers and friends.
To my Mr.,
I am so proud of you.
I know sometimes I give you a hard time about your time-consuming hobby, but I am so happy to see your hard work rewarded. You are so talented, knowledgeable, and dedicated; your passion really is inspiring!!
If you couldn't tell before, I hope you know just how extremely proud and excited I am for you.