Awards? We don’t need no stinking awards. We got beer.
Awards are about making a beer that fits someone elses definition of what it’s supposed to be. It’s not about deliciousness, awesomeness or interestingliness (yea, that’s right, I said interestingliness!).
In 2012 Pabst Blue Ribbon won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival. Sure, the judges followed the rules and chose the best beer based on their guidelines. I have no interest in trying to conform to someone elses rules. I make my own rules and my own beer. Leave your style guidelines at the door, please