I demand satisfaction!  Let's settle this with pistols at dawn!

Not exactly.  Duels are the clubs way to make us more proficient brewers.  As in the olden days, members challenge one another with beer, mead or cider as their weapon.  A common style is agreed upon and the date is set.  Then the two members take their paces and we see who "brewed" the superior beverage.  All members of the club vote for the beer they think was a better representation based on BJCP style guidelines.  After the dust settles, the votes are tallied and a winner is declared.

After the winner is declared, the member of the club will offer feedback in why they voted one for and/or against another.  Suggestions are offered in technique or recipe formulation.  If there were flaws or just not quite to style, you are bound to become a better brewer.

At the end of the year the  "Duel Master" is declared and gets the "Duel Master" trophy (to the right)

Duel Standings

Seth Clearwater3000
Brian Gorney2000
Josh Weikert2110
Conrad Cowan1000
Kevin Vargo1000
Mike Todd1000
Pam Sarracino1000
Shaun Brasseau1000
Tony Sarracino1000
Jeff Washeleski1100
John Putnam1100
Kirk Redmond1100
Bob Witt0100
Christine McMahon0100
Matt DeMontaigne0100
Mike Hermann0101
Mike Long0100
Pat Breslin0100
Ray Zaborowski0100
Robert Madden0100
Stephanie Coggins0100
Zach Bauer0100
Aaron Skutch
Chintoo Patel
Geoff Paffett
Mike Bury

Duel Schedule

2018-D018-Feb-2018ESBJosh WeikertVictorious
2018-D018-Feb-2018ESBMike LongDefeated
2018-D028-Feb-2018Black IPASeth ClearwaterVictorious
2018-D028-Feb-2018Black IPAKirk RedmondDefeated
2018-D088-Feb-2018California CommonMike HermannDefeated
2018-D088-Feb-2018California CommonJohn PutnamVictorious
2018-D038-Mar-2018NE IPAJosh WeikertDraw
2018-D038-Mar-2018NE IPAZach BauerDefeated
2018-D038-Mar-2018NE IPAConrad CowanVictorious
2018-D078-Mar-2018Milk StoutSeth ClearwaterVictorious
2018-D078-Mar-2018Milk StoutMike HermannDefeated
2018-D098-Mar-2018SaisonSeth ClearwaterVictorious
2018-D098-Mar-2018SaisonRay ZaborowskiDefeated
2018-D0512-Apr-2018Helles ExportJeff WasheleskiDefeated
2018-D0512-Apr-2018Helles ExportJosh WeikertVictorious
2018-D0612-Apr-2018Belgian WitPam SarracinoVictorious
2018-D0612-Apr-2018Belgian WitChristine McMahonDefeated
2018-FoundersDay19-May-2018Mild (People's Choice)Mike ToddVictorious
2018-D1314-Jun-2018Old AleJohn PutnamDefeated
2018-D1314-Jun-2018Old AleTony SarracinoVictorious
2018-D1514-Jun-2018MaibockMatt DeMontaigneDefeated
2018-D1514-Jun-2018MaibockJeff WasheleskiVictorious
2018-D2014-Jun-2018BochetShaun BrasseauVictorious
2018-D2014-Jun-2018BochetRobert MaddenDefeated
2018-D1012-Jul-2018Malt LiquorPat BreslinDefeated
2018-D1012-Jul-2018Malt LiquorBrian GorneyVictorious
2018-D2112-Jul-2018KolschKirk RedmondVictorious
2018-D2112-Jul-2018KolschStephanie CogginsDefeated
2018-D119-Aug-2018Trappist SingleJosh WeikertDefeated
2018-D119-Aug-2018Trappist SingleKevin VargoVictorious
2018-D149-Aug-2018Russian ImperialBrian GorneyVictorious
2018-D149-Aug-2018Russian ImperialBob WittDefeated
2018-D1913-Sep-2018LeichtbierSeth Clearwater
2018-D1913-Sep-2018LeichtbierJohn Putnam
2018-D1213-Sep-2018English BarleywineKevin Vargo
2018-D1213-Sep-2018English BarleywineChintoo Patel
2018-D1613-Sep-2018100% ExtractZach Bauer
2018-D1613-Sep-2018100% ExtractMike Todd
2018-D1613-Sep-2018100% ExtractAaron Skutch
2018-D1611-Oct-2018AltbierJohn Putnam
2018-D1611-Oct-2018AltbierGeoff Paffett
2018-D178-Nov-2018Black and TanPat Breslin
2018-D178-Nov-2018Black and TanBrian Gorney
2018-D178-Nov-2018Black and TanKevin Vargo
2018-D178-Nov-2018Black and TanBob Witt
2018-D178-Nov-2018Black and TanKirk Redmond
2018-D178-Nov-2018Black and TanLuke
2018-D188-Nov-2018DubbelJohn Putnam
2018-D188-Nov-2018DubbelMike Bury
2018-D228-Nov-2018American AmberMike Todd
2018-D228-Nov-2018American AmberShaun Brasseau