Lilies XXIII brewing competition: Sweets IV

Michael L Wilson reports that this summer's Lilies War XXIII will feature another brewing competition: Sweets for the Sweet IV.

He writes:

Brewers, start your carboys! Announcing the return of...
Sweets for the Sweet IV

Three 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 prize: One hand-made 14th c. english table knife, courtesy Lord Francis Bean, bladesmith. The knife will come with documentation.

The competition is already on the schedule for 1pm, second Saturday.