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Thanks to all who participated in the Romancing The Beer.

There were 154 entries judged and 84 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTodd SlaterTodd Lite1A: American Light LagerThousand Oaked Homebrewers
2ndBrew MuttHatch Chile Cream Ale 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerBrew Knights [CA]
3rdMatt CastellinoPale18B: American Pale AleThousand Oaked Homebrewers

Most Medals (47 Participating Brewers)

PlaceBrewer1st2nd3rdScoreClub
1stMatt Castellino
** Best of Show Participant **
30114.04 Thousand Oaked 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.

Winningest Club (12 Participating Clubs)

PlaceClub1st2nd3rdScore
1stQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)46544.04

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: Pale American Beer (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stTodd SlaterTodd Lite1A: American Light LagerThousand Oaked Homebrewers
2ndChris Van HamersveldFirst Mate18A: Blonde AleQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdJeff CaseTurf Chop1C: Cream AleQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
HMTom FontesRose Park Blonde 18A: Blonde AleLong Beach Homebrewers

Table 2: Pale Malty European Beer (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatt CastellinoIncognito2A: International Pale LagerThousand Oaked Homebrewers
2ndJoe St. JohnTo Helles and Bock4C: Helles BockYeastside Brewers [CA]
3rdPatrick LeonHelles Real4A: Munich HellesQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)

Table 3: Dark European Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stViolet Kaplan
Co-Brewer: Steven Kaplan
Light and Dark8B: SchwarzbierSanta Barbara Brewing Society
2ndJohn BellPenguin Juice9B: EisbockQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdDoug BrownGoats In A Tree Bock6C: Dunkels BockQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)

Table 4: British Beer (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDoug BrownMild Af (3.0% Abv, Not A Cheater Mild!)13A: Dark MildQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
2ndBen SookyingBear Market Brown13B: English Brown Ale
3rdLuc FlanneryBitter Strong English11C: Strong BitterSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
HMGeorge ComptonCheckout Bitter11B: Best BitterMaltose Falcons

Table 5: Stouts and Porters (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDan Stoneman
Co-Brewer: Doug Brown
Quaker Stout16B: Oatmeal StoutQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
2ndSteve Kaplan
Co-Brewer: Violet Kaplan
Crzkap Dry Stout15B: Irish StoutSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
3rdScott RauvolaSons of Liberty Porter20A: American PorterQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)

Table 6: Pale Hoppy (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatt CastellinoPale18B: American Pale AleThousand Oaked Homebrewers
2ndBrew Mutt
Co-Brewer: Michael Hernandez
Pele's Pale Ale 18B: American Pale AleBrew Knights [CA]
3rdBrian YoungNed Kelly's Pale18B: American Pale Ale

Table 7: Belgians (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJosh BrewerChanging Saisons25B: Saison Long Beach Homebrewers
2ndSean GardinierMonastic Mission26C: Belgian TripelQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdScott RauvolaTripel Secret Probation26C: Belgian TripelQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
HMTyler SadlerNobility25B: Saison SoCal Cerveceros (SCC)

Table 8: IPA (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJeff MathiowetzHazebuddy 21B7: New England IPA
2ndJoe St. JohnCastaway IPA21A: American IPAYeastside Brewers [CA]
3rdTom Fontes
Co-Brewer: Josh Brewer
Rose Park - Brown Bay IPA21B3: Brown IPA Long Beach Homebrewers
HMJosh BrewerHop To It Brown 21B3: Brown IPA Long Beach Homebrewers

Table 9: Strong Beer (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stEric DennisDregs of Soma22A: Double IPALong Beach Homebrewers
2ndNicholas BlackwellMany Gods And Many Voices22A: Double IPAThousand Oaked Homebrewers
3rdJosh BrewerLong Run IPA22A: Double IPALong Beach Homebrewers

Table 10: Sour Beer (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMasahiro KitanoPom!PRX4: Catharina Sour SoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
2ndKyle HuffordThe Lemon Picker28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer Santa Barbara Brewing Society
3rdKyle HuffordVieille23E: GueuzeSanta Barbara Brewing Society

Table 11: Fruit, Spiced, Vegetable (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBrew MuttHatch Chile Cream Ale 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Brew Knights [CA]
2ndScott RauvolaIrascible Elf30C: Winter Seasonal Beer QUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdMasahiro KitanoGuava Gose29A: Fruit Beer SoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
HMJim DelperdangWine Grape Tripel29A: Fruit Beer Inland Empire Brewers [CA]

Table 12: Mead and Cider (4 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJon SilvertoothCiderC2F: Specialty Cider/Perry Long Beach Homebrewers
2ndJeff CaseP.O.G. CiderC2B: Cider with Other Fruit QUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdJacob AragonSunrise CiderC2F: Specialty Cider/Perry Crown of the Valley Brewing Society

Table 13: Pale Bitter Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatt CastellinoNoch Eins!5D: German PilsThousand Oaked Homebrewers
2ndMike NeiceMy-Pils3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerBarley Bandits
3rdJoe St. JohnK Pils5D: German PilsYeastside Brewers [CA]

Table 14: Dark Bitter Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMike PageRaise The Anchor19B: California CommonQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
2ndTodd SlaterBeer 219A: American Amber AleThousand Oaked Homebrewers
3rdBen SookyingHodl My Beer Bro7A: Vienna Lager

Table 15: Irish Red (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stSteve Kaplan
Co-Brewer: Violet Kaplan
Noho Irish Red15A: Irish Red AleSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
2ndPatrick LeonRowdy Dow Dow15A: Irish Red AleQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdNeil Ian HorowitzBrew Buddy15A: Irish Red AleLong Beach Homebrewers

Table 16: Historical Specialty Wood (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJason Justeson
Co-Brewer: Ralph Carrasquillo
Blaxxxout33A: Wood-Aged Beer Brewing Borrachos
2ndRick MoralesJanet's Brown 34A: Clone Beer SoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
3rdTodd PetersonGone Roggin27A4: RoggenbierCrown of the Valley Brewing Society

Table 17: Imperial Stouts (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAllan PolkLarge Marge20C: Imperial StoutQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
2ndTom FontesRose Park Old Ris20C: Imperial StoutLong Beach Homebrewers
3rdEric DennisOstanaco's Song20C: Imperial StoutLong Beach Homebrewers
HMJosh BrewerDesignated Survivor Imperial Stout 20C: Imperial StoutLong Beach Homebrewers