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Thanks to all who participated in the Beer Trials .

There were 145 entries judged and 78 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stHaven SchultzEisbock9B: EisbockThe Brü Club
2ndEric HagenPermafrost American Stout20B: American StoutThe Brü Club

Wizard of the Lab (Best Brewer Award) (43 Participating Brewers)

1stBill Boyer121133.00 North Georgia Malt Monkeys
2ndWard Walkup112028.00 Yeastside Brewers
3rdJohn Sisson120026.00 Brew Haven

Scores and tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology. Numbers reflected are rounded to the hundredth place. Hover over or tap the question mark icon () for the actual calculated value.

Best Beer Club Award (26 Participating Clubs)

1stThe Brü Club512170.00
2ndBrew Haven131141.00

Scores and tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology. Numbers reflected are rounded to the hundredth place. Hover over or tap the question mark icon () for the actual calculated value.

Winning Entries

Table 1: Easy-Drinking Beers (5 entries)

1stBill BoyerMurder By Death2C: International Dark LagerNorth Georgia Malt Monkeys
2ndKyle BonuraBeer1A: American Light LagerBrew Haven
3rdDave McDowellOrange Lantern1C: Cream AleSolano Garage Brewers Brew Club

Table 2: Pale, Bitter Lagers (9 entries)

1stTrevor MackNew Zealand PilsnerLSX5: New Zealand PilsnerThe Brü Club
2ndRon BarnesHans Gruber5C: German Helles ExportbierKansas City Bier Meisters

Table 3: Pale, Not-Bitter Lagers (7 entries)

1stRenee BruzualMemories3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerSTLBrewhogs
2ndBill MarchMai B4C: Helles BockManiacal Association of Shoreline Homebrewers (MASH)
3rdHaven SchultzMunich Gold4A: Munich HellesThe Brü Club

Table 4: Amber Lagers (6 entries)

1stPaul Jones
Co-Brewer: Khal Weir
Ctl + Alt + Dabier7B: AltbierMorris Area Society of Homebrewers
2ndBill BoyerThe Governator7A: Vienna LagerNorth Georgia Malt Monkeys
3rdMark WintersRye Bock6C: Dunkels BockMiddlesex Malters

Table 5: Dark Lagers (6 entries)

1stJohn SissonSlam Dunk8A: Munich DunkelBrew Haven
2ndPeder JohnsenCzech Dark Lager3D: Czech Dark Lager
3rdMark WintersCzech Dark Lager3D: Czech Dark LagerMiddlesex Malters

Table 6: Pale and Amber Ales (16 entries)

1stAdam McConnellWeiss Up 10A: WeissbierRed Earth Brewers
2ndRenee BruzualNanored15A: Irish Red AleSTLBrewhogs
3rdAdam DesoThe Blatch10A: WeissbierThe Brü Club

Table 7: Dark Ales (7 entries)

1stEric HagenPermafrost American Stout20B: American StoutThe Brü Club
2ndWard WalkupMatrimonial Milk Stout16A: Sweet StoutYeastside Brewers
3rdWard WalkupMinimalist13A: Dark MildYeastside Brewers

Table 8: Strong Beers (8 entries)

1stHaven SchultzEisbock9B: EisbockThe Brü Club
2ndJohn SissonSolstice 22C: American BarleywineBrew Haven
3rdPaul ZoccoImperial Stout20C: Imperial StoutHop River Brewers
HMPaul ZoccoWed Heavy17C: Wee HeavyHop River Brewers

Table 9: IPAs (17 entries)

1stJohn ErsteCitra Island IPA12C: English IPALittle Mountain Homebrewers Association
2ndThomas McGloineLand Rover IPA12C: English IPASaratoga Thoroughbrews
3rdRon BarnesDuck Tails21A: American IPAKansas City Bier Meisters
HMAdam DesoDiet IPA21B: Specialty IPA The Brü Club

Table 10: Belgian and Trappist Ales (16 entries)

1stAdam McConnellFunk Up A Monk 26A: Belgian SingleRed Earth Brewers
2ndKeith Blanchard
Co-Brewer: Eric Blaine
Battle Of The Belge25B: Saison Morris Area Society of Homebrewers
3rdNick Hartley
Co-Brewer: Heather Hartley
Sodak Okie Connection25A: Belgian Blond AleRed Earth Brewers

Table 11: Fruit and/or Spice Beers (6 entries)

1stWard WalkupKit With Cinnamon & Vanilla Aged In Bourbon Barrels30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Yeastside Brewers
2ndJohn SissonCoco Nutz30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Brew Haven
3rdTimothy PrattLil Spruce 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Brew Haven
HMBill BoyerImperial Me - Coffee30D: Specialty Spice Beer North Georgia Malt Monkeys

Table 12: Smoke, Wood, and Specialty Beers (9 entries)

1stJordan LaFontainePiwo Grodziskie27A5: Piwo GrodziskieHolly Springs Brusaders
2ndMark WintersIndia Pale Lager34B: Mixed-Style Beer Middlesex Malters
3rdWard WalkupMaple Bourbon Ba Hogg's Wine33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Yeastside Brewers

Table 13: Sour Beers (7 entries)

1stTom TungMixed Berry Sour28C: Wild Specialty Beer Maniacal Association of Shoreline Homebrewers (MASH)
2ndRandy DailyTart Cherry Wheat28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer Bay Area Mashtronauts
3rdAdam McConnellMother Pucker 23A: Berliner WeisseRed Earth Brewers
HMTimothy PrattDit 2 28A: Brett Beer Brew Haven

Table 14: Cider (14 entries)

1stTodd Rupell2 Of A Kind C2B: Cider with Other Fruit The Brü Club
2ndBill BoyerBeing There - Liberty Bell VariantC1A: New World CiderNorth Georgia Malt Monkeys
3rdBill BoyerPhilly Sour CiderC2F: Specialty Cider/Perry North Georgia Malt Monkeys

Table 15: Mead (12 entries)

1stAndy CoxSummer Cherry VanillaM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Underground Brewers of Connecticut
2ndRyan VigneHickry (Monkey Pod Blossom)M4C: Experimental Mead
3rdRyan VigneUleiM1C: Sweet Mead