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Friday, December 17, 2010

Amsterdam Bottles Smoked Porter - Winning Entry From Toronto Beer Week Homebrew Competition

The first ever Toronto Beer Week (TBW - held back in September) held a Homebrew Competition that attracted homebrewers from across Canada.

Kyle Teichert, from Egmondville, ON, wowed the judges with his Smoked Porter recipe, going on to win the judging.

Toronto's Amsterdam Brewing Co. offered to brew the winning entry on a commercial scale, and yesterday, December 16, 2010, the Smoked Porter was bottled and will be available for purchase from the brewery very shortly. There are only a couple of kegs floating around - 1 is heading to Toronto's Burger Bar in Kensington and 1 to Chancey Smith's in London, ON

Teichert, who isn't big on words, had this to say about winning the first annual competition. "It was unexpected because I had just started homebrewing. It was great to see my beer brewed here at Amsterdam and I think it's great for homebrewers. Also, it's neat to know people will be drinking my Smoked Porter. Thanks to Amsterdam and the TBW organizers."

Amsterdam's Blake van Delft said, "It's been a fun experience doing this beer and I think people are really going to enjoy it (Smoked Porter)."

Here are some pictures that were taken yesterday during bottling.

Smoked Porter - Winning entry submitted by Kyle Teichert of Egmondville, ON

Jamie Mistry (Amsterdam Brewmaster) & Teichert - about to enjoy a taste
Bottles about to be filled with the Smoked Porter

The Smoked Porter gets capped

After capping the Smoked Porter receives a cold shower

Coming off the bottling line and into boxes

One of Amsterdam's barrel projects - Brown Royale. There is also a barrel of the Smoked Porter kicking around the brewery

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