Winners - America's Finest City Homebrew Competition

Table 1: Standard American Beer (10 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stDoug BrownWatered Down Starter Beer For Some Real LagersAmerican Light LagerQUAFF
2ndRob JonesThe Wheat You Don't EatAmerican Wheat BeerQUAFF
3rdOleg ShpyrkoQuick And Hazy Cream AleCream AleQUAFF

Table 2: International Lager (9 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stBrian TroutTaste My Schwarzbier (An Old Bottle I Found In The Garage)International Dark LagerSD Craft Cider, QUAFF, Mash Heads, Society of Barley Engineers
2ndDerek SpringerBuild Bridges, Not WallsInternational Pale LagerSociety of Barley Engineers
3rdDoug BrownLet The Eagle Soar LagerInternational Pale LagerQUAFF

Table 3: Czech Lager (7 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stBill KutlesaAwesome AmberCzech Amber LagerThousand Oaks
2ndLaurel CananLaurelstein Morning After PilsCzech Premium Pale Lager 
3rdMark KeckCerne PivoCzech Dark LagerBoston Wort Processors

Table 4: Pale Malty European Lager (8 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stBrady JonesWolfsbaneHelles Bock 
2ndMetts PotterDurstkurMunich HellesBattleground Brewers Guild
3rdMichael GaggioliWunderkindFestbierSociety of Barley Engineers
HMTom KellyMunich HellesMunich HellesQUAFF

Table 5: Pale Bitter European Beer (7 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stBrady JonesAmortentiaKolsch 
2ndMetts PotterIceberg!KolschBattleground Brewers Guild
3rdGreg YoungKen's PilsGerman Pils 

Table 6: Amber Malty European Lager (10 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stScott RauvolaBog BodyRauchbierQUAFF
2ndDoug BrownGoats In A TreeDunkels BockQUAFF
3rdNick Corona#Cheers4Sarah MarzenMarzenQUAFF

Table 7: Amber Bitter European Beer (7 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMark KeckVienna V2017.10.22Vienna LagerBoston Wort Processors
2ndEvan ComeauxGB&DVienna LagerBluff City Brewers & Connoisseurs
3rdEli PalmaAlt Of The Girth AltbierQuaff
HMPhil CammaranoAntonVienna LagerBrowns Point Homebrew Club

Table 8: Dark European Lager (7 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stBrian TroutTaste My Schwarzbier (An Old Bottle I Found In The Garage)SchwarzbierSD Craft Cider, QUAFF, Mash Heads, Society of Barley Engineers
2ndNick Corona#cheers4Sarah - SchwarzbierSchwarzbierQUAFF
3rdMike NeithLola MontezMunich DunkelMash Heads

Table 9: Strong European Beer (13 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMatt GeraciDP Sexual ChocolateBaltic PorterMash Heads
2ndRobbie ProctorCough PleaseBaltic PorterDOZE
3rdTodd SlaterDoppel PlayDoppelbockthousand oaked homebrewers
HMDan BakerLvivsky PorterBaltic PorterQUAFF

Table 10: German Wheat Beer (10 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stNick Corona#cheers4Sarah - WeissbierWeissbierQUAFF
2ndTim WangWheaty's Big Dark OneDunkels Weissbier 
3rdDoug BrownAsk Me About My WeizenbockWeizenbockQUAFF
HMDoug BrownAegir's OmenDunkels WeissbierQUAFF

Table 11: British Bitter (9 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJim MccaskeyMacDaddy Dog AleStrong BitterQUAFF
3rdMatthew BixbyNorbury GatesStrong BitterMad Zymurgists

Table 12: Pale Commonwealth Beer (1 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
2ndDoug BrownSpry Chicken Golden AleEnglish Golden AleQUAFF

Table 13: Brown British Beer (21 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stKevin MasarykHarry PorterEnglish PorterQUAFF
2ndJason JustesonDark MildDark MildBrewing Borrachos
3rdMichael GaggioliPrancing PonyEnglish Brown AleSociety of Barley Engineers

Table 14: Scottish Ale (8 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJames MurrayHandsome SpanielScottish Heavy 
2ndScott RauvolaThe HavererScottish ExportQUAFF
3rdDoug BrownFine Wrinkle In Time (FWiT)Scottish LightQUAFF

Table 15: Irish Beer (7 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJared RowleyDublin Dry Irish StoutIrish StoutQUAFF
2ndNick Corona#cheers4Sarah - Irish RedIrish Red AleQUAFF
3rdJared RowleySmaug's Irish Red AleIrish Red AleQUAFF

Table 16: Dark British Beer (15 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stScott VoakTropical StormTropical StoutQUAFF
2ndLaurel CananLaurelstein Dark Ages StoutSweet Stout 
3rdJim MccaskeyMilk The Dog SnoutSweet StoutQUAFF
HMOleg ShpyrkoSweet StoutSweet StoutQUAFF

Table 17: Strong British Ale (17 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stTodd SlaterOldest OneOld Alethousand oaked homebrewers
2ndScott RauvolaHavering HagWee HeavyQUAFF
3rdFred BrophyDavid BowieWee HeavyMash Heads

Table 18: Pale American Ale (22 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMetts PotterEvil TwinBlonde AleBattleground Brewers Guild
2ndDevin KnezSpontaneous LonerAmerican Pale AleQuaff
3rdBjorn Erik Enki GjesdalBjorn The PaleAmerican Pale Ale 

Table 19: Amber and Brown American Beer (14 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMichael GaggioliAva's ConstitutionalAmerican Brown AleSociety of Barley Engineers
2ndPhilip DiehlShark Bite Red Clone (1.9)American Amber AleThe Brewing Network
3rdTodd SlaterReally CommonCalifornia Commonthousand oaked homebrewers

Table 20: American Porter and Stout (23 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stScott RauvolaChampions Of Breakfast RISImperial StoutQUAFF
2ndJared RowleyStar Destroyer Imperial StoutImperial StoutQUAFF
3rdNathan LevengoodBrown FrownAmerican PorterSociety of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
HMRobert KnipperRob's RussianImperial StoutSociety of Barley Engineers

Table 21: IPA (37 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stBjorn Erik Enki GjesdalThe Bjorn Identity: CitraAmerican IPA 
2ndSolomon CantwellNE IPASpecialty IPAQUAFF
3rdEsdras ValdezBlack ForestBlack IPAMexicali Home Brewers
HMNick Corona#cheers4Sarah - IPAAmerican IPAQUAFF

Table 22: Strong American Ale (16 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stNick Corona#cheers4Sarah - Double IPADouble IPAQUAFF
2ndMatthew BaroneHysteriaDouble IPAPhiladelphia Homebrew Club
3rdJim MccaskeyBad BitchAmerican Strong AleQUAFF

Table 23: European Sour Ale (19 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMichael FryNed FlandersFlanders Red AleBuffalo Brew Club
2ndTodd BarrettDirty RaspberriesFruit LambicSociety of Barley Engineers
3rdDoug BrownLife Is A Guava - Winter 2018Fruit LambicQUAFF
HMJason JustesonOud Borracho Batch 2Oud BruinBrewing Borrachos

Table 24: Belgian Ale (8 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stNick Corona#cheers4sarah Biere De GardeBiere de GardeQUAFF
2ndJonathan PattersonShorty's Belgian Pale AleBelgian Pale Ale 
3rdDoug BrownOui FrereBiere de GardeQUAFF
HMEric RobinsonBdFGBiere de GardeQUAFF

Table 25: Strong Belgian Ale (24 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stLaurel CananLaurelstein Dumbe BlondeBelgian Blond Ale 
2ndJeffrey PierceBelgian Golden StrongBelgian Golden Strong Ale 
3rdDoug BrownMordecai's FlightBelgian Blond AleQUAFF

Table 26: Trappist Ale (34 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJason JustesonEl DobleBelgian DubbelBrewing Borrachos
2ndPaul DuddlesAnnaTrappist SingleMash Heads
3rdJeffrey PierceTripelBelgian Tripel 

Table 27: Historical Beer (7 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stScott RauvolaZungen BrecherHistorical BeerQUAFF
2ndAlvin DixonGRODZISKIPiwo GrodziskieQuaff
3rdCary ChitwoodChivo GueyGoseinland empire brewers

Table 28: American Wild Ale (16 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJames PerezConical Batch #1Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer 
2ndBjorn Erik Enki GjesdalBjorn To Be WildMixed Fermentation Sour Beer 
3rdJohn WarnerMix Fermented SaisonMixed Fermentation Sour BeerSan Francisco Homebrewer's Guild
HMJohn WarnerSaison BrettBrett BeerSan Francisco Homebrewer's Guild

Table 29: Fruit Beer (11 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stEli PalmaDon PricklesFruit BeerQuaff
2ndWittaker MathotBlau'linerFruit and Spice Beer 
3rdBrandon HoltGin-N-JuiceFruit and Spice BeerQUAFF

Table 30: Spiced Beer (39 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stScott RauvolaMaster Luke Christmas AleWinter Seasonal BeerQUAFF
2ndJared RowleyJack Skellington's Christmas StoutWinter Seasonal BeerQUAFF
3rdJason NayiorGolden Spike - 'Zonnewende Kruiden' EditionSpice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerMaltose Falcons
HMOleg ShpyrkoFestivus "Airing Of Grievances"Winter Seasonal BeerQUAFF

Table 31: Alternative Fermentables Beer (1 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
N/A    

Table 32: Smoked Beer (5 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
2ndFred BrophyBug EngineSpecialty Smoked BeerMash Heads
3rdBrett HighamSponge Bob's GoseSpecialty Smoked BeerDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
HMBrett HighamTraditional Smoked English PorterClassic Style Smoked BeerDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)

Table 33: Wood Beer (21 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stKingsley TobySecond SleepSpecialty Wood-Aged BeerPacific Gravity
2ndBrian TroutLeather Bound Books & Rich Mahogany (W/ Extra Books) - 2016 Specialty Wood-Aged BeerSD Craft Cider, QUAFF, Mash Heads, Society of Barley Engineers
3rdTom KellySpecialty Wood Aged Belgian Dark StrongSpecialty Wood-Aged BeerQUAFF

Table 34: Specialty Beer (8 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stScott RauvolaOld AlienatorExperimental BeerQUAFF
2ndScott RauvolaCistercian HomebrewClone BeerQUAFF
3rdDoug BrownBlack EagleExperimental BeerQUAFF

Table 35: Standard Cider and Perry (9 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stSean ThompsonEnglish Weather New World Cider 
2ndSean ThompsonUr Moms Little House On The PerryTraditional Perry 
3rdScott VoakCiderNew World CiderQUAFF

Table 36: Specialty Cider and Perry (20 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stSean ThompsonSmooth Criminal BlendNew England Cider 
2ndKarl KahleckWarning, Do Drink!Cider with Other FruitFoam On The Brain
3rdPhyllis XuSagardoaSpecialty Cider/PerryEngineers and an extra screw

Table 37: Traditional Mead (8 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stDave MccauleyBuckwheat Honey MeadSemi-Sweet MeadQuaff
2ndLarry SteinLight My MeadDry MeadQuaff
3rdBrian TroutGarage Mead (Probably Pretty Old)Semi-Sweet MeadSD Craft Cider, QUAFF, Mash Heads, Society of Barley Engineers

Table 38: Fruit Mead (14 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJared AyoPomegranateMelomelQUAFF
2ndBob Mac KayApple Of My EyeCyserQUAFF
3rdMike HabratBeautiful AgonyPymentQuaff

Table 39: Spiced Mead (5 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stLarry SteinSpiced MeadSpice, Herb, or Vegetable MeadQuaff
2ndMichael FryPineapple ChipolteFruit and Spice MeadBuffalo Brew Club
3rdMichael FryHeart Of DarknessFruit and Spice MeadBuffalo Brew Club

Table 40: Specialty Mead (5 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stKarl KahleckSan Diego Alcoholics Anonymous (619) 265-8762Experimental MeadFoam On The Brain
2ndJustin FlemingViking NapalmHistorical MeadQUAFF
3rdJared AyoElectric LemonadeExperimental MeadQUAFF