This is so cool! A Roman Catholic priest was one of the winners of this year’s Ninkasi Award from the National Homebrewer Competition! From Wikipedia:
The Ninkasi Award is the prize given by American Homebrewers Association for the brewer who gains the most points in the final round of the National Homebrew Competition, judged at the National Homebrewers Conference. Points are gained from the brewer’s winning entries in the 23 categories of beer and several categories of mead and cider. At least 2 points (1 bronze placement) must come from a beer entry.
I wonder if he was at HomebrewCon… I don’t recall if one,two or no people picked up the award at the award ceremonies. I wish I could have met both of them! They have it going on (obviously) and would have been great to interview…
Learn more about the team of Rev. Jeff Poirot and Nick McCoy by going here: http://www.star-telegram.com/entertainment/restaurants/brew/article159284719.html
Cheers gentlemen and God Bless! Hope to join you on that list some day of Ninkasi Award winners!