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

Not exactly.  Duels are the club’s 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 members of the club will offer feedback on both beverages.  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

DuelistWinsLossesDuelsForfeits
Seth Clearwater3000
Josh Weikert2010
Conrad Cowan1000
Mike Todd1000
Pam Sarracino1000
Shaun Brasseau1000
Tony Sarracino1000
Jeff Washeleski1100
John Putnam1100
Christine McMahon0100
Kirk Redmond0100
Matt DeMontaigne0100
Mike Hermann0101
Mike Long0100
Ray Zaborowski0100
Robert Madden0100
Zach Bauer0100
Aaron Skutch
Bob Witt
Brian Gorney
Chintoo Patel
Geoff Paffett
Kevin Vargo
Mike Bury
Pat Breslin
Stephanie Coggins
TBD

Duel Schedule

Duel-IDDateStyleDuelistOutcome
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 BreslinNot Yet Fought
2018-D1012-Jul-2018Malt LiquorBrian GorneyNot Yet Fought
2018-D1112-Jul-2018Trappist SingleJosh WeikertNot Yet Fought
2018-D1112-Jul-2018Trappist SingleKevin VargoNot Yet Fought
2018-D2112-Jul-2018KolschKirk RedmondNot Yet Fought
2018-D2112-Jul-2018KolschStephanie CogginsNot Yet Fought
2018-D149-Aug-2018Russian ImperialBrian GorneyNot Yet Fought
2018-D149-Aug-2018Russian ImperialBob WittNot Yet Fought
2018-D199-Aug-2018LeichtbierSeth ClearwaterNot Yet Fought
2018-D199-Aug-2018LeichtbierJohn PutnamNot Yet Fought
2018-D121-Sep-2018English BarleywineKevin VargoNot Yet Fought
2018-D121-Sep-2018English BarleywineChintoo PatelNot Yet Fought
2018-D161-Sep-2018100% ExtractZach BauerNot Yet Fought
2018-D161-Sep-2018100% ExtractMike ToddNot Yet Fought
2018-D161-Sep-2018100% ExtractAaron SkutchNot Yet Fought
2018-D161-Oct-2018AltbierJohn PutnamNot Yet Fought
2018-D161-Oct-2018AltbierGeoff PaffettNot Yet Fought
2018-D171-Nov-20183-way Blended DuelTBDNot Yet Fought
2018-D171-Nov-20183-way Blended DuelTBDNot Yet Fought
2018-D171-Nov-20183-way Blended DuelTBDNot Yet Fought
2018-D181-Nov-2018DubbelJohn PutnamNot Yet Fought
2018-D181-Nov-2018DubbelMike BuryNot Yet Fought