Today I judged a beer festival in San Leandro at Drakes Brewing’s 1st annual Beer Festival & Washoes Tournament. It was an unusual festival because all nineteen beers were made with the same hop — Summit — but each brewery was free to use whatever malt, yeast and water they wanted. Essentially, these were all single hop beers. It was great fun to see what different brewers did with the same recipe and the same hop.
Rodger Davis, head brewer at Drake’s enjoys a pint of his own.
Dave Keene and me.