The crab soup contest at EMBC was once again a huge success this year. This year’s event was in an effort to raise money for 27forOldEC, a relief efforts from the derailment of trains in Ellicott City, MD. Overall there were 7 entrants that were mostly either a standard Maryland crab soup or a cream of crab soup. The Judges were given samples to taste in a predetermined order and then graded the soups on such items as appearance and taste.
When the contest was done, everyone at the bar was allowed to sample as much as they wanted of the remaining soup. I made sure to get a sample of all that was available while enjoying some of the great beers the brew on premises. Jonathan Postma (third from the right in group shot) won the overall contest with the prize being a wine rack with 4 bottles of wine.