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 Fruit & Honey COC (September 25, 2021):

Brewer(s) Point(s)
Doug Brown
36
Ryan Fowler
19
Brian Trout
18
Jeff Case
17
Robert Bridenbecker
11
Jim Connor
11
Eli Palma
11
Chris van Hamersveld
11
Ed Bergen
9
Ben Frymark
8
Ronson Stermer
8
John Bell
7
Hayden Charter
7
Roy Leyrer
7
Nic Rakovec
6
Rich Webber
6
Peter Howson
4
Cyrus Baluyot
3
Louie Ilievski
3
Scott Rauvola
3
Dan Stoneman
3
Will Gallaspy
2
Bryce Hunter
2
Bob Mac Kay
2
Mike Page
2
Christos Renner
2
Dan Baker
1
Kylie Bee
1
Elijah Bonde
1
AJ Hubner
1
Lawrence Lagud
1
Patrick Leon
1
Lucas Orr
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
24
Chris van Hamersveld
13
Ed Bergen
10
Roy Leyrer
9
Peter Howson
7
Will Gallaspy
3
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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