Ever wish you had a coach to help improve your homebrew? Better yet, someone you could call on at any time and who would provide truly useful feedback?
Enter Marty Nachel and The Beer Clinic.
His list of beer accolades goes on and on, from writing Beer and Homebrewing for Dummies, to judging the Great American Beer Festival and the Sam Adams Longshot Competition. Did I mention he's been a BJCP judge since 1986?
In this video I sit down and chat with Marty about his new service, The Beer Clinic. The premise of The Beer Clinic is simple: you send him your homebrew and he helps you improve it.
We chat about Marty's beer background, his new service, and then he judges MY beer!
I gotta say, having my beer evaluated right in front of me by a BJCP judge….it took some kahunas. Luckily I made out just fine. Marty told me what I did right and what I could improve on – exactly what I was looking for.
The scoresheet for my citra pale ale is below.
I know a lot of homebrewers submit their beer to competitions for the feedback and either a) the feedback sucks or b) they never get their beer to competitions in the first place because they are like me and always miss the deadlines.
So if you're a new brewer or an advanced one who wants useful feedback on making better beer, you can send your beer to Marty at any time and know that he is going to help you out.
I want to thank Marty for the interview. He's agreed to answer any questions down in the comments so feel free to ask.