Nick and I decided that this year in our gearing up for NHC we want to get as much feedback about our beers as possible. We do well in our local competitions but tastes vary from one area of the country to another so we want to see if our beers not only appeal to us but to people in other parts of the country. We sent beers to the Indiana State Fair Brewers Cup and got first for Cankles, our British Dark Mild. Our other beers scored well but didn’t place and the feedback was pretty helpful at this competition. The more competitions we enter the greater focus we are able to put on the little ways we need to still tweak our recipes.