Thanks to all who participated in the America's Finest City Homebrew Competition.

There were 553 entries judged and 225 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

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Winning Entries

Table 1: 01 - Standard American Beer (8 entries)

1stDoug BrownCold Crush Cream Ale 8= D~~1C: Cream Ale
2ndFrank Van KeurenHoney Wheat 20181D: American Wheat Beer
3rdErick Oropeza24/7 Lager1B: American Lager

Table 2: 02 - International Lager (4 entries)

1stErick OropezaLuckys Favorite Lager2A: International Pale Lager
2ndDoug BrownCold Crush Cream Ale 8= D~~2A: International Pale Lager
3rdDoug BrownAin't No Sunshine Schwarzbier2C: International Dark Lager

Table 3: 03 - Czech Lager (10 entries)

1stDoug Brown
Co-Brewer: Eric Robinson
Původní Zdroj3B: Czech Premium Pale Lager
2ndScott RauvolaTmava 3D: Czech Dark Lager
3rdOleg ShpyrkoTwo Wild And Crazy Guys3B: Czech Premium Pale Lager
HMFrank OsborneCodog3C: Czech Amber Lager

Table 4: 04 - Pale Malty European Lager (8 entries)

1stJason CarsonCan of Worms Helles4A: Munich Helles
2ndDerek SpringerM A L T Y B O Y E4C: Helles Bock
3rdScott VoakFest This!4B: Festbier
HMMatt Davis
Co-Brewer: Diana Burk
Festmas4B: Festbier

Table 5: 05 - Pale Bitter European Beer (11 entries)

1stOleg Shpyrko99 Luftballons5D: German Pils
2ndRyan ReschanWhat Comes Around Is All Around5B: Kolsch
3rdCraig Corley264 - Kolsch #155B: Kolsch

Table 6: 06 - Amber Malty European Lager (9 entries)

1stDoug Brown
Co-Brewer: Eric Robinson
Naše První6A: Marzen
2ndGilbert SalasDunkels Delight6C: Dunkels Bock
3rdMatt SladeSmoking Gun6B: Rauchbier

Table 7: 07 - Amber Bitter European Beer (11 entries)

1stCorey MagersMünchies7C: Kellerbier
2ndAdam KeithleyAlt7B: Altbier
3rdDoug Brown
Co-Brewer: Eric Robinson
Naše První7A: Vienna Lager

Table 8: 08 - Dark European Lager (10 entries)

1stScott RauvolaDunkel München8A: Munich Dunkel
2ndJames Slattery
Co-Brewer: Jonathan White
Crazy Rich Dunkel8A: Munich Dunkel
3rdDoug BrownAin't No Sunshine Schwarzbier8B: Schwarzbier
HMIan AndersonMay the Schwarzbier With Me8B: Schwarzbier

Table 9: 09 - Strong European Beer (16 entries)

1stBrent KrohnScandalator9A: Doppelbock
2ndRobbie ProctorRamius9C: Baltic Porter
3rdScott VoakBaltic Avenue9C: Baltic Porter

Table 10: 10 - German Wheat Beer (9 entries)

1stChad HamiltonBienenweizen10A: Weissbier
2ndJim Connor
Co-Brewer: Jaime Connor
Banana Weizenbock10C: Weizenbock
3rdDoug BrownVery Legal & Very Cool10C: Weizenbock

Table 11: 11 - British Bitter (12 entries)

1stJim Connor
Co-Brewer: Jaime Connor
Esb11C: Strong Bitter
2ndPatrick Leon
Co-Brewer: Nick Corona
Craictastic11A: Ordinary Bitter
3rdPatrick LeonResting Bitter Face11B: Best Bitter

Table 12: 12 - Pale Commonwealth Beer (6 entries)

1stSol CantwellBritish Golden Ale12A: English Golden Ale
2ndChristos RennerRedneck Ingenuity12C: English IPA
3rdFritz SchanzStearman's Australian Sparkling Ale12B: Australian Sparkling Ale

Table 13: 13 - Brown British Beer (7 entries)

1stTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant
Dark Mild13A: Dark Mild
2ndJared Rowley
Co-Brewer: Bob Mac Kay
Dapper Dog13A: Dark Mild

Table 14: 14 - Scottish Ale (4 entries)

1stFritz SchanzStearman's Scottish Heavy14B: Scottish Heavy
2ndScott RauvolaThe Haverer14C: Scottish Export
3rdFritz SchanzStearman's Scottish Export14C: Scottish Export

Table 15: 15 - Irish Beer (6 entries)

2ndJared LutzJared Irish Red15A: Irish Red Ale
3rdFrank Van KeurenOld Man Collins 201815A: Irish Red Ale

Table 16: 16 - Dark British Beer (15 entries)

1stMike NeithDrogon Stout16C: Tropical Stout
2ndBrandon Holt
Co-Brewer: Kevin Holt
The Abyss Sweet Stout16A: Sweet Stout
3rdScott VoakFat Cookie16B: Oatmeal Stout

Table 17: 17 - Strong British Ale (26 entries)

1stScott Rauvola
Co-Brewer: John Schneider
Old Man's Dilemma17B: Old Ale
2ndOleg ShpyrkoAuld Lang Syne17C: Wee Heavy
3rdTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant
Olde British Strong Ale17A: English Strong Ale

Table 18: 18 - Pale American Ale (16 entries)

1stAndrew HowellIdaho 7 and Chill18B: American Pale Ale
2ndBjørn Erik Enki GjesdalHighbjørn18B: American Pale Ale
3rdJason Justeson
Co-Brewer: Gabe Pailla, Ralph Carrasquillo, Vic Carrasquillo
Vic's Secret Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale

Table 19: 19 - Amber and Brown American Beer (9 entries)

1stJim McCaskeyBru's No Nuts Brown19C: American Brown Ale
2ndBen SookyingHappy In Common19B: California Common
3rdChristos RennerRedneck Ingenuity19A: American Amber Ale

Table 20: 20 - American Porter and Stout (25 entries)

1stJared Rowley
Co-Brewer: Chris Swanson
Star Destroyer20C: Imperial Stout
2ndBrandon Holt
Co-Brewer: Kevin Holt
Black Beard Stout20B: American Stout
3rdKevin Holt
Co-Brewer: Brandon Holt
The Deep Abyss Stout20C: Imperial Stout

Table 21: 21 - IPA (49 entries)

1stTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant, Brian Mitchell
Pariah Flavor-Black21B2: Black IPA
2ndJason JustesonFki Variation 121A: American IPA
3rdRalph Carrasquillo
Co-Brewer: Gabe Padilla
More IPA21A: American IPA

Table 22: 22 - Strong American Ale (16 entries)

1stJason JustesonBigger Fki22A: Double IPA
2ndScott Rauvola
Co-Brewer: Kevin And Brandon Holt
Amber Waves Of Grain22D: Wheatwine
3rdGabe PadillaThe Sermon22A: Double IPA
HMFrancis CasolaHobo's Classic Barleywine 201522C: American Barleywine

Table 23: 23 - European Sour Ale (20 entries)

1stBrian Trout
Co-Brewer: Ryan Reschan
North By Northwest - 201523E: Gueuze
2ndKarl KahleckHurtin' For A Squirtin'23B: Flanders Red Ale
3rdBrett HighamLambic W/ Cab Franc23F: Fruit Lambic

Table 24: 24 - Belgian Ale (11 entries)

1stChristos RennerMane Man24B: Belgian Pale Ale
2ndScott RauvolaUnarmed Battle of Wit24A: Witbier
3rdScott Ficarra2018 Père Fouettard24C: Biere de Garde

Table 25: 25 - Strong Belgian Ale (31 entries)

1stChristos RennerMane Man25A: Belgian Blond Ale
2ndFritz SchanzStearman's Saison25B: Saison
3rdFritz SchanzStearman's Golden Strong Ale25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
HMJared Rowley
Co-Brewer: Nick Corona
Devil's Hand25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Table 26: 26 - Trappist Ale (26 entries)

1stBrian TroutCuvee Van De Craftsman Dark Strong - Winter 2017/201826D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
2ndScott RauvolaTripel Secret Probation26C: Belgian Tripel
3rdChristos RennerGypsie In the Woods26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Table 27: 27 - Historical Beer (6 entries)

1stRandy TenvoordeHighlander Heather Ale27A: Historical Beer
2ndAlvin DixonBelgian Grissette27A: Historical Beer
3rdAlvin DixonGrätzer27A2: Piwo Grodziskie
HMTodd BarrettGruit27A: Historical Beer

Table 28: 28 - American Wild Ale (17 entries)

1stJohn WarnerBrett Saison28A: Brett Beer
2ndJohn WarnerMixed Saison28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
3rdDerek SpringerCitrus Caviar28C: Wild Specialty Beer

Table 29: 29 - Fruit Beer (14 entries)

1stJason DunnRaspberry29A: Fruit Beer
2ndTim WangBlonde... Jane's Blonde - An Apricot Ale29A: Fruit Beer
3rdJohn WarnerGrape Pun29A: Fruit Beer
HMKingsley TobyQuandary-Lux29C: Speciality Fruit Beer

Table 30: 30 - Spiced Beer (33 entries)

1stBrandon Holt
Co-Brewer: Kevin Holt
Smoke On the Water Chocolate Chipotle Stout 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndRyan FowlerWith The Coco30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdTim Wang
Co-Brewer: Michael McCauley
Big Mac's Coffee Stout30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 31: 31 - Alternative Fermentables Beer (4 entries)

1stDerek SpringerLongest Rye-Ght Porter31A: Alternative Grain Beer
2ndJared Rowley
Co-Brewer: Eric Robinson
God Save the Queen Bee31B: Alternative Sugar Beer
3rdPavel AnisimovTripel Blossom31B: Alternative Sugar Beer

Table 32: 32 - Smoked Beer (5 entries)

1stTodd BarrettSmoke If You Got 'em32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer
2ndGary LashombSmoked Porter32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer
3rdDoug Brown
Co-Brewer: Brian Trout
Mai Smoke, Maibock32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer

Table 33: 33 - Wood Beer (19 entries)

1stTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant
Ba Olde Ale33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndRobbie ProctorHootegranny33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
3rdCarlos Appel
Co-Brewer: Oscar Rayle , Eric Johnson
Slow Heavy Low33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Table 34: 34 - Specialty Beer (11 entries)

1stScott RauvolaOld Alienator34C: Experimental Beer
2ndScott RauvolaCistercian Homebrew34A: Clone Beer
3rdRyan ReschanWorse Case Ontario34C: Experimental Beer
HMPaul BoeQuad W/ Chocolate, Rum, And Raisin34C: Experimental Beer

Table 35: C1 - Standard Cider and Perry (12 entries)

1stJacob Rivette
Co-Brewer: Paul Rubens
Julian Harbor CiderC1A: New World Cider
2ndSol CantwellDry English CiderC1B: English Cider
3rdSean Thompson
Co-Brewer: Lisa Thompson
Le Voleur De PommesC1C: French Cider
HMSean Thompson
Co-Brewer: Lisa Thompson
Pear Lives MatterC1E: Traditional Perry

Table 36: C2 - Specialty Cider and Perry (22 entries)

1stSean Thompson
Co-Brewer: Lisa Thompson
Wicked PissahC2A: New England Cider
2ndSean Thompson
Co-Brewer: Lisa Thompson
Spicy LadyC2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices
3rdGilbert SalasSpiced Hard CiderC2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices

Table 37: M1 - Traditional Mead (9 entries)

1stEric HoldenWhy Do I Always Have To Name My Meads?M1B: Semi-Sweet Mead
2ndScott VoakFirst MeadM1B: Semi-Sweet Mead
3rdOleg ShpyrkoDon't Leave Me DryM1A: Dry Mead

Table 38: M2- Fruit Mead (11 entries)

1stEric HoldenGeneric Mead 1a.234cM2D: Stone Fruit Mead
2ndEric HoldenSir Robin, The Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-LancelotM2A: Cyser
3rdJared Ayo
Co-Brewer: Sean Callahan
CranberryM2C: Berry Mead

Table 39: M3 - Spiced Mead (8 entries)

1stPavel AnisimovAll-Nigher PartyM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
2ndJared Ayo
Co-Brewer: Sean Callahan
StrawbejilloM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead
3rdScott VoakPepper MeadM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead

Table 40: M4 - Specialty Mead (5 entries)

1stPavel AnisimovSay Hello To CanadaM4C: Experimental Mead
2ndKarl KahleckTree BloodM4C: Experimental Mead
3rdPavel AnisimovOver-DozeM4A: Braggot

Table 41: PRX - Provisional Styles (2 entries)

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