2017 – 2018 Iron Brewer Monthly Meeting Schedule

Iowa Brewers Union Iron Brewer Challenge

This challenge crowns the title of IBU Iron Brewer for 2018! The challenge is a monthly competition with an assigned style to determine 1 winner each month to move on to the Finals. Winners will be determined by a club vote in best of show style.

The winners of the monthly competitions will then compete in the final competition during the October meeting. The finals will be determined by BOS style, however BJCP judges who are Recognized and above will count for two points (unless their beer is in the Finals), and these judges will judge the beer to style as well. The Finals will take place at the October 2018 meeting.

  • October – IPA – (21) – American IPA and Specialty IPA
  • November – British Bitter (11) Pale Commonwealth (12) Brown British Bitter (13)
  • December – Spiced Beer, Wood Beer (30, 33) – SHV, Autumn Seasonal, Winter Seasonal, Wood-Aged, Specialty Wood-Aged
  • January – Stout (15, 16, 20) – Irish, Irish Extra, Sweet, Oatmeal, Tropical, Foreign Extra, American, Imperial
  • February – Pale Bitter European Beer (5) Amber Bitter European Beer (7)
  • March – Historical Beer (27) – Gose, Kentucky Common, Lichtenhainer, London Brown Ale, Piwo Grodziskie, Pre-Prohibition Lager, Pre-Prohibition Porter, Roggenbier, Sahti
  • April – Strong American Ale (22) – Double IPA, American Strong Ale, American Barley Wine, Wheat Wine
  • May – Pale Ale [<6%] – (18B) American Pale Ale
  • June – American Wild Ale/European Sour Ale – (28, 23)
  • July – Belgian Ale (24) – Witbier, Belgian Pale Ale, Biere de Garde
    • Strong Belgian Ale (25) Belgian Blonde Ale, Saison, Belgian Golden Strong
    • Trappist Ale (26) – Single, Dubbel, Tripel, Dark Strong Ale
  • August – Standard American Beer (1) – Light Lager, American Lager, Cream Ale, American Wheat
    • Czech Lager (3) – Czech Pale Lager, Czech Premium Pale Lager, Czech Amber Lager, Czech Dark Lager
    • Pale Malty European Lager (4) – Munich Helles, Festbier, Helles Bock


Iron Brewer Challenge