Announcing the Winner of the 2016 Bill Moe Award

The BURP Club is pleased to announce that a selection has been made for this year’s Spirit of Free Beer Competition Bill Moe Award. This annual award is named for the late BURP member Bill Moe and is given to the participant who achieves the highest scoring beer at the competition with a malt extract-based beer (i.e., at least 50% of the fermentables must be based on malt extract). Bill Moe won several awards at the Spirit of Free Beer with his extract-based beers before sadly passing away from cancer in Oct 2001 at the too young age of 30.

This year’s Bill Moe winner is Adam Kobor from Bethesda, MD, a member of the BURP Club. Adam took 2nd place in the Strong Ale medal category with his extract-based American Barleywine. His beer achieved a score of 38 from the judges, which gives it an overall rating of “excellent”. His recipe used Munich and Amber LME along with a small steep of rye malt and golden naked oats.

The Bill Moe award, along with awards and prizes for all other SOFB winners, will be presented at the BURP Club meeting this Saturday, April 16 in Rockville, MD. All of the leftover beers from the competition will also be made available for the drinking pleasure of all who attend the meeting.

Congratulations to Adam and hope to see many BURP members and competition winners at the awards ceremony on Saturday!


Bill Ridgely
SOFB 2016 Organizer