Another year of a successful Land of the Muddy Waters homebrewing competition has passed. Thanks to all of the entrants, judges, stewards, and raffle downers who helped to make this years competition a success! We had a record 375 entries from 133 participants. Congratulations to all the winners listed here: LOTMW_Results_2013.
There are a handful of beer destinations on my bucket list and last week I was lucky enough to cross Ireland off that list. We spent most of the trip in the rural west coast, but also made sure to spend some time in the cities of Galway and Dublin. That juxtaposition of rural and urban, of traditional and modern, is what Ireland is all about and it carries all the way through their beer.