Well, there it is - the big winner. I have to say the response to the photo contest was better than I have thought with thirteen contestants and exactly umpteen entries. Why this picture above over, say, some of the great pictures of hops or great beers being had in great pubs? First, it is a good picture with a front, middle and back. It is also about beer but it is also about beer making, the second most intimate relationship you have have with beer. Then it tells a story and asks questions like "what the hell are these people doing out in the middle of the woods in the middle of the stream." They are cooling their wort, the photo described as illustrating:
brewing in the Deschutes National Forest, drawing our brew water from the head of the Metolius River here in Oregon.So if Dave from Portland Oregon can forward me his mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org I will get his prize, a copy of the book Ambitious Brew, out to him along with the Christmas cards. You can read more about Dave and his pal's adventures with beer at B.S. Brewing dot Com.