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Thanks to all who participated in the Homebrew Alley XVIII.

There were 468 entries judged and 215 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
2ndJim ClappWharf Dwarf7B: AltbierKeystone Hops
3rdAndy CoxMeanbrews Cream Ale1C: Cream AleUnderground Brewers of Connecticut
HMBrian WestOld Ass Stout16C: Tropical StoutUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn

Best of Show – Mead

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stDan AchesonA Witty Reference To Monty PythonM2B: PymentUrban Knaves of Grain

Best of Show

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stDan AchesonA Witty Reference To Monty PythonM2B: PymentUrban Knaves of Grain
2ndJim ClappWharf Dwarf7B: AltbierKeystone Hops
3rdAndy CoxMeanbrews Cream Ale1C: Cream AleUnderground Brewers of Connecticut
4thBrian WestOld Ass Stout16C: Tropical StoutUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn

Most Brewingest Brewer (158 Participating Brewers)

1stRoss Stuart32018.03 Arizona Society of Homebrewers

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: American & Hazy IPA (25 entries)

1stRoss Stuart MHPHazy IPA21C: Hazy IPAArizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndDarren PriceCelebratory IPA21A: American IPABrewminaries
3rdKevin McKennaStraight C Student21A: American IPAHandgrenades Homebrew and Craft Beer Club
4thDavid Kerr MHPAmerican Hopper Story21A: American IPAOcean County Home Brewers

Table 2: Strong European Beer (11 entries)

1stDaniel Kukuk MHPFrosty Goat9B: EisbockMotor City Mashers
2ndEric BlaineHammer of Arcularius9C: Baltic PorterMorris Area Society of Homebrewers
3rdLawrence Bolton MHPDoppelbock9A: Doppelbock Boneyard Union of Zymurgical Zealots (BUZZ)

Table 3: Strong British Ale (11 entries)

1stGerad Miller MHPWeeee17C: Wee HeavyDayton Regional Amateur Fermentation Technologists
2ndFritz Schanz MHPStearman's English Barleywine17D: English Barley WineDenton County Homebrewers Guild
3rdOmar Al-Nidawi MHPBatch #20317C: Wee HeavyDC Homebrewers

Table 4: American Porter and Stout (24 entries)

1stJim ClappPatriot Porter20A: American PorterKeystone Hops
2ndMichael HelzerImperial Stout20C: Imperial StoutSquare Kegs
3rdSue Messina
Co-Brewer: John Dillon
Nocturnal Nectar20B: American StoutGarden State Homebrewers

Table 5: British and Irish Stouts (17 entries)

1stBrian WestOld Ass Stout16C: Tropical StoutUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
2ndVladimir KowalykSweet Stout16A: Sweet StoutWestchester Homebrewers Organization (WHO)
3rdDaniel Kukuk MHPOld Man Finnegan15B: Irish StoutMotor City Mashers

Table 7: Wood Aged & Smoked beer (19 entries)

1stMark Pennick MHPSmoke and Mirrors32B: Specialty Smoked Beer Brew Crew [CO]
2ndJason Galea
Co-Brewer: Dom Gallo
The Darkness Within33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Albany Brew Crafters (ABC)
3rdEric BlaineBlend #333B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Morris Area Society of Homebrewers

Table 8: Spiced and Specialty Mead (17 entries)

1stBill Boyer MHPMiod Pitny Koniczynowy AmburanaM4C: Experimental Mead North Georgia Malt Monkeys
2ndCasey ReardonCure WoundsM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead
3rdArthur Franke MHPThe Very Last Recipe In Steve Piatz's BookM4C: Experimental Mead Bergen County Brew Crew

Table 9: Fruit Mead (16 entries)

1stDan Acheson MHPA Witty Reference To Monty PythonM2B: PymentUrban Knaves of Grain
2ndMichael HelzerMontmorency Cherry MeadM2D: Stone Fruit Mead Square Kegs
3rdMark Pennick MHPMarion BerryM2C: Berry Mead Brew Crew [CO]
HMArthur Franke MHPNot Your Grandma's Red MoscatoM2B: PymentBergen County Brew Crew

Table 10: Traditional Mead (8 entries)

1stPia SenWednesday's BargainM1A: Dry MeadBrewminaries
2ndDaniel Kukuk MHPSky FireM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadMotor City Mashers
3rdGarrett Freeman MHPSweet Clover TraditionalM1C: Sweet Mead

Table 11: Cider & Perry (15 entries)

1stBill Boyer MHPBeing There - #meanbrews YeastC1B: English CiderNorth Georgia Malt Monkeys
2ndDan Acheson MHPIt's Kinda ChillyC2D: Ice Cider Urban Knaves of Grain
3rdAdam JohnsonRaishland Cider 2022C1C: French CiderBrewminaries

Table 12: Pale American Ale (14 entries)

1stRoss Stuart MHPElla Blonde18A: Blonde AleArizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndBob CharboneauClassicali18B: American Pale AleUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
3rdOmar Al-Nidawi MHPGet Schwifty18B: American Pale AleDC Homebrewers

Table 13: Standard American Beer (17 entries)

1stAndy Cox MHPMeanbrews Cream Ale1C: Cream AleUnderground Brewers of Connecticut
2ndDwight Wilson MHPAlternatively Alternative1C: Cream AleO-Town Hop Heads
3rdStephen Schmitt MHPNot Spotted Cow1C: Cream AleEvanston Homebrew Club

Table 14: Wheat beer (12 entries)

1stMichael Rensing MHPJust Here For the Zipline10C: Weizenbock Cider, Homebrew, And Mead Production Specialists (CHAMPS)
2ndKeith BlanchardMiami Weisse10B: Dunkels WeissbierMorris Area Society of Homebrewers
3rdJason GaleaMagic Potion10C: Weizenbock Albany Brew Crafters (ABC)

Table 15: International Lager (11 entries)

1stRoss Stuart MHPMexican Lager2A: International Pale LagerArizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndEvan BrillLittle Lost Slone2A: International Pale LagerLouisville Area Grain and Extract Research Society, LTD
3rdDave StordahlBaja Dreamin' Cerveza2A: International Pale Lager Rimrock Brewers Guild
HMJeff Case MHPMaybe It Was the Name2B: International Amber LagerQUAFF

Table 16: Dark Lager (13 entries)

1stRobert ViscaBwat's Dunkel8A: Munich DunkelUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
2ndDeborah And Marc Prichard MHPDick Hammerbush3D: Czech Dark LagerRed Earth Brewers
3rdThomas McGloine MHPCzech In Black3D: Czech Dark LagerSaratoga Thoroughbrews
HMDean DotyCheck Mate3D: Czech Dark LagerBrewers East End Revival (BEER)

Table 17: Other IPAs (16 entries)

1stStephen Schmitt MHPGoodison Park12C: English IPAEvanston Homebrew Club
2ndPaul Jones MHP
Co-Brewer: Khal Weir
Back In the Black21B2: Black IPA Morris Area Society of Homebrewers

Table 18: Specialty & Historical Beer (11 entries)

1stFritz Schanz MHPStearman's Experimental Barleywine34C: Experimental Beer Denton County Homebrewers Guild
2ndBeth Pisarsky MHPFather Is Home For Christmas34B: Mixed-Style Beer Middlesex Malters
3rdMichael SellYgritte27A: Historical Beer Westchester Homebrewers Organization (WHO)

Table 19: Vienna Lager (11 entries)

1stLarry BentleySymphonic7A: Vienna LagerGarden State Homebrewers
2ndChad Medford MHPAustrian Sunset7A: Vienna LagerRed Earth Brewers
3rdBrian Stephens MHPToasty Bread Water7A: Vienna LagerKeepers of Craft

Table 21: Schwarzbier (11 entries)

1stJeff Hill
Co-Brewer: Jeff Hill
The Raven8B: SchwarzbierRed Earth Brewers
2ndRoss Stuart MHPSchwarzbier8B: SchwarzbierArizona Society of Homebrewers
3rdGraham ReynoldsInky Black Stare8B: Schwarzbier

Table 22: Belgian Ales (18 entries)

1stJonathan AjelloWhat the Wit24A: WitbierBrewstoria
2ndBen JankowskiGracie24C: Bière de Garde
3rdCharlie HoxieThe Bulgin' Belgian25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Table 23: Monastic Ale (15 entries)

1stDarren PriceMountain Philosopher26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleBrewminaries
2ndKen DaltonSwingles26A: Belgian SingleHandgrenades Homebrew and Craft Beer Club
3rdEric BlaineNeuhaus26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleMorris Area Society of Homebrewers
4thThomas McGloine MHPGoebelbrau Tripel26C: Belgian TripelSaratoga Thoroughbrews

Table 25: Scottish and Irish Beer (9 entries)

1stBrian ZuraLifeline Irish Red15A: Irish Red Ale
2ndBrandon PflipsenRedheaded Banshee15A: Irish Red AleMinnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdT-Michael Miller MHPScottish Export14C: Scottish ExportDenton County Homebrewers Guild

Table 26: Pale Malty European Lager (19 entries)

1stBobby MierzejwskiHeisenberg6A: MärzenGarden State Homebrewers
2ndAlex KalafMarzen6A: MärzenBrewminaries
3rdVladimir KowalykHelles Spring 20234A: Munich HellesWestchester Homebrewers Organization (WHO)

Table 27: Brown British Beer (19 entries)

1stJim Williamson MHPDarby Day13B: British Brown Ale
2ndCole Christian MHP
Co-Brewer: Paulette Palacios
Porter Alfredson13C: English PorterDC Homebrewers
3rdRoss Druckenmiller MHPBjcp Study Group13A: Dark MildBoston Wort Processors

Table 28: Strong American Ale (6 entries)

1stLloyd SmithFranklin Ave Ale22A: Double IPABrewminaries
2ndDom GalloProtect Ya Neck22A: Double IPAAlbany Brew Crafters (ABC)
3rdFritz Schanz MHPStearman's American Barleywine22C: American BarleywineDenton County Homebrewers Guild

Table 29: Pale Bitter Euro Beer (17 entries)

1stLarry BentleyPolyphonic Pils5D: German PilsGarden State Homebrewers
2ndKurt GreenHana Leichtbier5A: German LeichtbierBrewtubers
3rdByron Bird MHPHelles Smuggler5C: German Helles ExportbierHigh Plains Drafters [TX]
4thDaniel PerriganAll Summer In A Day5D: German PilsMorris Area Society of Homebrewers
HMCole Christian MHP
Co-Brewer: Paulette Palacios
Premium Pup3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerDC Homebrewers

Table 30: Sour Ale (15 entries)

1stAnupam SinghalPineapple Passion FruitLSX4: Catharina Sour North Texas Homebrewers Association
2ndMichael SellPaniting of A Panic Attack28C: Wild Specialty Beer Westchester Homebrewers Organization (WHO)
3rdMatt FricovskyHootin N' Hollerin28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer Brewminaries

Table 31: Fruit Beer (11 entries)

1stJoe CaiolaIt's A Gum, It' A Candy29A: Fruit Beer Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts
2ndAlex KalafBlood Orange Berliner Weisse29A: Fruit Beer Brewminaries
3rdMark Pennick MHPMandarin Candidate29A: Fruit Beer Brew Crew [CO]

Table 32: Spiced & Alternative Fermentable Beer (22 entries)

1stJason Willard
Co-Brewer: Nancy Willard
Big Ole Fezzifig Holiday Ale30C: Winter Seasonal Beer Jersey City Brew Club
2ndRoss Stuart MHPExtra Coconut30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Arizona Society of Homebrewers
3rdJames RobinsonDecadent Pumpkin30B: Autumn Seasonal Beer Brewminaries

Table 33: Amber and Brown American Beer (16 entries)

1stJim Williamson MHPWill's Brown Ale19C: American Brown Ale
2ndBrian Schwartz MHPGerman Grit27A2: Kentucky CommonMiddlesex Malters
3rdLarry BentleySilent Meow19A: American Amber AleGarden State Homebrewers

Table 34: Pale and Amber European Beer (22 entries)

1stJim ClappWharf Dwarf7B: AltbierKeystone Hops
2ndJim Williamson MHPLook Who's Bock6C: Dunkels Bock
3rdAndy Cox MHPMeanbrews Golden Ale12A: British Golden AleUnderground Brewers of Connecticut
HMTimothy Pratt MHPCzechin' It!3C: Czech Amber LagerBrew Haven