LIBME has a long-standing tradition where a member can challenge another member to a duel. The duel could be for a particular style of beer/cider/mead, using a certain ingredient, etc. Once the challenge is made and accepted, the libations are brought to a meeting and the winner is voted on by the membership. The winner gets his/her name etched on Brewcalibur (our club sword) for all of eternity.

The Gauntlet has Been Laid Down

  • Justin Hansen challenges Gregg Kelley to a British Brown Ale (Again)

To The Victor Go the Spoils

June 2015Cider ChallengeAnne Marie Becker
September 2015Bochet MeadChris Dolan
October 2016SMASH IPAChris Kelley
February 2017Chili BeerMike Napolitano
April 2017IPAChris Dolan
October 2017Ghetto vs. DeluxeBrian Bennett & Don Horning
November 2017Chopped Chop-OffChris Dolan
January 2018Smoked ShowdownJoe “Cappy” Cappellino
March 2018Royal Rumble of CidersJen & Tim Davis
August 2018Mead SmackdownTom Weber
August 2018Cider ThrowdownJen & Tim Davis
September 2018NEIPARick Rotsch
October 2018Pumpkin BeerRyan Cooke
November 2018British Brown AleChris Dolan
March 2019Oatmeal StoutJustin Hansen
March 2019Blonde AleChris Dolan
April 2019London Brown AleRyan Braswell
May 2019Coconut BeerSteve Chouinard
October 2019British Brown AleJustin Hansen
October 2019CiderJenn Kelley
February 2020Debittered Citra ChallengeAdam Weiss
January 2021Stein BrewRyan Braswell
February 2021Berliner WeisseMike Napolitano
April 2021Biere de GardeJustin Hansen
May 2021SchwartzbierGreg Bennett and Ryan Braswell
August 2021Idaho 7 ChallengeBranden McCann
August 2021SMASH BeerJoe Caiola
November 2021NEIPAJustin Hansen
August 2022Baltic PorterJustin Hansen
September 2022Session IPAGregg Kelley
April 2023Rye IPAMike Gallagher
May 2023American Pale AleChris Cerney
October 2023MarzenKevin McKenna