Homebrewer of the Year

QUAFF Homebrewer of the Year


The title of QUAFF Homebrewer of the Year is awarded annually to the club member who accumulates the most total points in QUAFF Club Only Competitions.  Each entry into a Club Only Competition earns 1 point for each participating brewer.  Additional points are awarded to each participating brewer as follows:

    • 1st place: 6 points
    • 2nd place: 4 points
    • 3rd place: 2 points

The QUAFF HomeBrewer of the Year is announced annually and awarded with a commemorative mash paddle at the QUAFF Holiday Party.

Standings through the New [Non-IPA] Styles COC (May 23, 2021):

Brewer(s) Point(s)
Ryan Fowler
13
Robert Bridenbecker
11
Jeff Case
11
Doug Brown
10
Jim Connor
9
Ronson Stermer
8
Chris van Hamersveld
8
Eli Palma
7
Brian Trout
6
Rich Webber
6
Hayden Charter
5
Roy Leyrer
5
Nick Rakovec
4
Cyrus Baluyot
3
Ed Bergen
3
Louie Ilievski
3
Dan Stoneman
3
John Bell
2
Bryce Hunter
2
Dan Baker
1
Kylie Bee
1
Elijah Bonde
1
Peter Howson
1
AJ Hubner
1
Patrick Leon
1
Lucas Orr
1
Mike Page
1
Allan Polk
1
Eric Robinson
1
Brandon Rodgers
1
Dan & Danika Ryan
1
Mitch Tastrom
1
Howie Weiss
1

QUAFF Rising Star Award


First awarded for 2020, the QUAFF Rising Star Award recognizes excellence among those new to homebrew competitions. The Rising Star Award will be presented to the club member with the highest cumulative point total across all of the year's Club Only Competitions, with points awarded to each eligible brewer for each entry as follows:

    • 40+ point score: 4 points
    • 35-39 point score: 3 points each
    • 30-34 point score: 2 points each
    • < 30 point score: 1 point each

Also known as the winner of the "Kräusen League," this award is open to any club member who, as of the time of the member's first entry in a 2021 Club Only Competition, has brewed 10 or fewer total batches of beer or who has entered 5 or fewer competitions.

Standings through the New [Non-IPA] Styles COC (May 23, 2021):

Brewer(s) Point(s)
Jeff Case
13
Chris van Hamersveld
6
Roy Leyrer
5
Ed Bergen
4
Peter Howson
2
AJ Hubner
2
Brandon Rodgers
1

Past QUAFF Homebrewers of the Year


    • 2020: Robert Bridenbecker
    • 2019: Ryan Fowler
    • 2018: Oleg Shpyrko & Matt Barrett
    • 2017: Patrick Martinez & Paul Bischeri
    • 2016: Brian Trout
    • 2015: Jeff Wiederkehr
    • 2014: Brian Trout
    • 2013: Travis Hammond
    • 2011-12: Brian Trout
    • 2010-11: Travis Hammond
    • 2009-10: Rick Stangel & Dan O'Brien

Past QUAFF Rising Stars


    • 2020: Jim Connor

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