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Michael Heniff

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Beer Judge

Mike brewed his first few homebrew batches in college in 1994 and began regularly brewing in 1997.  Since then, he has brewed over 150 batches of beer, mead, and cider.  He has won over 200 medals and numerous major awards in competitions across the country.  His highest accomplishments include winning the Templeton Award (most points) of the Dixie Cup (one of the largest single-site homebrew competitions in the world) a record four times, Gulf Coast Homebrewer of the Year, and Lone Star Circuit Homebrewer of the Year.  He has had his recipes brewed at commercial breweries seven times.

Mike particularly enjoys traveling to find new beers.  He has made numerous travels abroad to find great beer, most frequently to Belgium and Germany.  He has logged over 6800 beers in his tasting journal, including over 620 beers from Belgium alone.  Mike has had brewing and beer travel articles published by Brew Your Own and Zymurgy magazines.

Mike is a current member of the Houston Foam Rangers Homebrew Club where he has held numerous officer positions.  He was also the founding President of the Lone Star Circuit and a former long time officer. He currently ranks as a Grand Master III BJCP judge.  He has judged in over 70 competitions across the United States, frequently serving on Best of Show panels.



My reviews

Small Stash Reserve - Horner Beer

Small Stash Reserve - Horner Beer

United States
Small Stash Reserve - Horner Beer, Seedstock Brewery

The horner beer is brewed exclusively from oat malt and is a hazy pale yellow-green color as a result. Cream of tartar is added to the wort to get a slightly sour and refreshing flavor.

Beverage Profile



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Judges Rating:
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Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Small Stash Reserve - Horner Beer by Seedstock Brewery is a Horner bier and is being evaluated as a Historical Beer (category 27 in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). The historical beer category is a catch-all category for styles that have all but died out in... Read More