For the second year in a row, The MOB has taken the Best Of Show at the Siciliano's Home Brew Contest. In 2011, Ross Ziegenthaler (Ziggy, The Hauler) won the honors with his Extra Special/Strong Bitter. This year the top honors were won by Russ Smith (The Masher) with his Northern German Altbier.
Russ's winning entry not only entitled him to have his name etched on the prestigious Siciliano's Cup, it also granted him an all-expense-paid trip to a future Sierra Nevada Beer Camp in Chico, California.
As usual Jimmie Stagger and his band rocked, the dinner prepared by Three Men and a Grill was great, and all the happy party goers went home with armloads of wonderful gifts.
The game is on now for sure. The MOB is making a big splash in the West Michigan Craft Brew community. I think we can pull off three in a row.
A huge thank you to Siciliano's Market for helping foster this craft brew community and for providing all of the home brewers in the area with the best possible supplies.
Russ with Jim Macielak, the rep from Sierra Nevada