You can't win if you don't participate, so at the urging of Nate, Erynn and I submitted our beers to the 2012 War of the Wort. The results were stunning! The beer I brewed in honor of Bernadette placed third in the category of English and Scottish ales. My smoked beer scored higher than the RHB but was in a tougher category. Good times, great encouragement to compete in the next competition.