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I'd like to announce the return of:
Sweets for the Sweet IX
Eight years of sweet, syrupy alcohol just isn't enough for the sweet ladies of Calontir.
Once again, the collected brewers of the Knowne World have the opportunity to win the hearts (and palates) of the lovely ladies who compare stout to motor oil, porter to swamp muck, and dry wine to harsh vinegar. Too long have these poor ladies sat in miserable sobriety! This must be cured!
All sweet alcohols are eligible -- cider, wine, mead, beer, even cordials and liqueurs. (As usual, cordials and liqueurs should be based on a neutral store-bought spirit.) Any beverage you have personally produced may be entered.
Judging will be by a panel of sweet ladies of Calontir, with at least one experienced brewer for the more technical aspects. The judges will be looking for the following, in order:
1. Taste. Aim for the sweet spot.
2. Period ingredients.
3. Period brewing techniques.
Minimum documentation: an ingredient list, in case of allergies among the judges. More documentation is always better.
The competition is tentatively scheduled for the second Saturday, check the Lilies schedule for the definite time.
Please help me carry on this wonderful tradition, and help some sweet ladies get sweeter!
HL Elynor of Glastonbury