The Wootown Brewers and Barley Legal organizers are currently seeking judges for Barley Legal 2, to be held on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. in Abingdon, MD.
Judging is open to all ranks of judges, from Novice to Grand Master. It is not required that you be a member of the BJCP, however, BJCP members will be given judging preference over non-members. The Mid-Atlantic region contains some of the most qualified and highly-ranked judges in the BJCP. We simply ask that you adhere to the BJCP's and Wootown's core principles while judging.
The Wootown Brewers and Barley Legal organizers are also currently seeking stewards and volunteers for Barley Legal 2. The job of a steward is to help the judges. While the head judge is the person responsible for all activities for the judging flight, the steward assists as needed. Whenever possible, one steward should be assigned to each flight. Most flights have between two and four judges assigned; three is considered optimal. Stewards ensure that the judges have all of the judging materials they need including judging forms, pencils, cups, bottle openers, water, and bread or crackers. Stewards often bring the competition entries to the judges in the order specified by the head judge. Stewards should NOT open the competition entries unless specifically directed by the head judge. During the judging, stewards double-check all of the competition forms, including the cover sheets, to be sure they have been properly completed and that the math has been done correctly. Stewards may calculate the final assigned score if the head judge directs the steward to use a simple average score (i.e., arithmetic mean). Judging is an intensive process, and the stewards play a key role in making sure all goes smoothly. Serving as a steward is an excellent means of learning about beer evaluation and is usually the first step in becoming a beer judge.
If you're interested in judging, stewarding, or even helping to organize, please contact the organizers at email@example.com.