Thanks to all who participated in the Romancing The Beer.

There were 335 entries judged and 154 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
1stTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant
English Brown13B: English Brown Ale

Best Belgian

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAlfredo RochaBotas Blancas24A: WitbierSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)

Best of Show

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
2ndBen SookyingWartime Joe27A7: Pre-Prohibition LagerCrown of the Valley Brewing Society
3rdKevin Holt
Co-Brewer: Brandon Holt
Smoke On the Water30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)

Most Medals (90 Participating Brewers)

PlaceBrewer1st2nd3rdHMScore
1stTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant
** Best of Show Participant **
411122.04

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.

Winningest Club (22 Participating Clubs)

PlaceClub1st2nd3rdHMScore
1stQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)986173.04

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: Standard American Beer (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTodd Slater
Co-Brewer: Matt Castellino
T.O. Cream1C: Cream Ale
2ndRon HaalandCitric Sophie1C: Cream Ale
3rdTom FontesRose Park - Yellow Snow For Drinking1A: American Light Lager

Table 2: International Lager (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJason CarsonCan of Worms Helles4A: Munich Helles
2ndAdam KeithleyKolsch5B: Kolsch
3rdThomas AtkinsonRachel3B: Czech Premium Pale Lager
HMAl BensonKiller Kolsch5B: Kolsch

Table 3: Amber and Dark European Beer (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stSteven SuiterBlack Lager8B: Schwarzbier
2ndThomas AtkinsonKelsey7B: Altbier
3rdBrian GregoryEunuch Uncle8A: Munich Dunkel

Table 4: Stout (27 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stSteven BernardStout16B: Oatmeal Stout
2ndKevin Holt
Co-Brewer: Brandon Holt
The Black Pearl Stout20C: Imperial Stout
3rdTodd HankelBig Stout20C: Imperial Stout

Table 5: Brown and Porter (19 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant
English Brown13B: English Brown Ale
2ndJerald PikeHarr-Dy Ale13B: English Brown Ale
3rdJerald PikeWarm the Cookies13C: English Porter
HMAlex Ceja
Co-Brewer: Rob Holder
Showdown Brown19C: American Brown Ale

Table 6: Strong British Ale (21 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant
Olde Ale17B: Old Ale
2ndOleg ShpyrkoAuld Lang Syne17C: Wee Heavy
3rdJames HilbingOld Ale17B: Old Ale

Table 7: British Beer (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stScott KoehmGreenleaf Bitter11A: Ordinary Bitter
2ndBrian GregoryPub Ale11B: Best Bitter
3rdJerald PikeUnder the Wire13A: Dark Mild
HMTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant
Dark Mild13A: Dark Mild

Table 8: IPA (28 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant, Brian Mitchell
Flavor-Back Reboot21A: American IPA
2ndCorey Magers
Co-Brewer: Elizabeth Magers
Mojay21B7: New England IPA
3rdJonas Geiss
Co-Brewer: Luiz Carlos Gaspar
Jon Safadão IPA21A: American IPA
HMSam Worley
Co-Brewer: Michael Vorgitch
Chaparral Red21B4: Red IPA

Table 9: Strong American Ale (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMike Neice Bw #30522C: American Barleywine
2ndTodd Slater
Co-Brewer: Matt Castellino
Toaked Strong22B: American Strong Ale
3rdKevin Holt
Co-Brewer: Brandon Holt
Sea Legs Barleywine22C: American Barleywine
HMMike NeithSwoi Iipa22A: Double IPA

Table 10: Wild and Sour Ale (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stAdam KeithleyBerliner23A: Berliner Weisse
2ndVal GuerreroPatchwork 28C: Wild Specialty Beer
3rdJonas Geiss
Co-Brewer: Luiz Carlos Gaspar
Jon Safadão Flanders Red23B: Flanders Red Ale
HMJohn WarnerMixed Saison28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer

Table 11: Belgian Ale (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stAlfredo RochaBotas Blancas24A: Witbier
2ndAdam KeithleyWhit24A: Witbier
3rdJames HilbingBiere de Garde #224C: Biere de Garde

Table 12: Fruit Beer (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJason DunnKick The Keg29A: Fruit Beer
2ndAlfredo RochaEl Hijo De La Guayaba IPA29A: Fruit Beer
3rdCary Chitwood
Co-Brewer: Steve Chitwood & Luis Jauergui
Gauva O Riley29A: Fruit Beer

Table 13: Specialty Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stOleg ShpyrkoBlueberry Fields Forever PRX4: Catharina Sour
2ndJonas Geiss
Co-Brewer: Luiz Carlos Gaspar
Jon Safadão Ice Ris34C: Experimental Beer
3rdNoel Michel
Co-Brewer: Amy Michel
Tamarind Dubbel34C: Experimental Beer

Table 14: Trappist Ale (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stChristos RennerMane Man #126C: Belgian Tripel
2ndJonas Geiss
Co-Brewer: Luiz Carlos Gaspar
Jon Safadao Bdsa26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
3rdJason DunnTwo By Two26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Table 15: Strong Belgian Ale (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stKevin Holt
Co-Brewer: Brandon Holt
Sirens Whisper Saison25B: Saison
2ndJared Rowley
Co-Brewer: Nick Corona
Devil's Hand25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
3rdJames HilbingBelgian Golden Ale #525C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Table 16: Spiced Beer (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stKevin Holt
Co-Brewer: Brandon Holt
Smoke On the Water30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndCary Chitwood
Co-Brewer: Steve Chitwood & Luis Jauergui
El Cucuy30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdRick MoralesHolidays In the Sun30C: Winter Seasonal Beer
HMTodd Slater
Co-Brewer: Kelsey Slater
Really Peanut Butter Stout 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 17: Historical Beer (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stBen SookyingWartime Joe27A7: Pre-Prohibition Lager
2ndNeil Ian HorowitzDark Rye27A4: Roggenbier

Table 18: Cider (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stLawrence LagudPink PandaC2B: Cider with Other Fruit
2ndLawrence LagudTortoise With SinsC1A: New World Cider
3rdTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant, Jenny Durose, Eric Durose
Luce's BrunchC1A: New World Cider

Table 19: Mead (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJared Ayo
Co-Brewer: Sean Callahan
MapleM4C: Experimental Mead
2ndJared Ayo
Co-Brewer: Sean Callahan
Pumpkin PieM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
3rdOleg ShpyrkoCherry MeadM2E: Melomel

Table 20: Wood and Smoked Beer (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMike Neice Bbw #30533B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant
Ba Olde Ale33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
3rdKevin Holt
Co-Brewer: Brandon Holt
Black Beard Bourbon Oaked Stout33A: Wood-Aged Beer
HMMark BeldingStiff Woody33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Table 21: Alternative Fermentables Beer (4 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJerald PikeFig Maple Bar31B: Alternative Sugar Beer
2ndTodd Fisher
Co-Brewer: Christina Fisher
Tater Todd 31A: Alternative Grain Beer
3rdJared Rowley
Co-Brewer: Eric Robinson
God Save the Queen Bee31B: Alternative Sugar Beer

Table 22: Pale American Ale (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stRandy Gardenhire
Co-Brewer: Rebecca Gardenhire
Prancer Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale
2ndThomas AtkinsonKyle18B: American Pale Ale
3rdBrian YoungCamarillo Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale

Table 23: Amber American Beer (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMike Neice Red Rat Bastard 19A: American Amber Ale
2ndRussell GeisnerGeminio19A: American Amber Ale
3rdAdam KeithleyAmber19A: American Amber Ale

Table 24: Wheat Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stKevin Holt
Co-Brewer: Scott Rauvola And Brandon Holt
Amber Waves of Grain Wheatwine22D: Wheatwine
2ndTodd Slater
Co-Brewer: Matt Castellino
Morning Wheat 1D: American Wheat Beer
3rdPaul DeblerUncle Al's Double Dark Dunkelweizen10B: Dunkels Weissbier
HMAdam KeithleyDas Wheat10A: Weissbier

Table 25: Scottish and Irish Beer (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stBen SookyingHappy St Pappy15A: Irish Red Ale
2ndAndrew KoikeIrish Red15A: Irish Red Ale