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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 NameStyleClub
1stTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant
English Brown13B: English Brown AleMash Heads

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)

PlaceBrewer1st2nd3rdHMScoreClub
1stTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant
** Best of Show Participant **
411122.04 Mash Heads

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)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stTodd Slater
Co-Brewer: Matt Castellino
T.O. Cream1C: Cream AleThousand Oaked Homebrewers
2ndRon HaalandCitric Sophie1C: Cream AleThousand Oaked Homebrewers
3rdTom FontesRose Park - Yellow Snow For Drinking1A: American Light LagerLong Beach Homebrewers

Table 2: International Lager (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJason CarsonCan of Worms Helles4A: Munich HellesMaltose Falcons
2ndAdam KeithleyKolsch5B: KolschQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdThomas AtkinsonRachel3B: Czech Premium Pale Lager
HMAl BensonKiller Kolsch5B: KolschSouthern Nevada Ale Fermenters Union (SNAFU)

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

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stSteven SuiterBlack Lager8B: SchwarzbierQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
2ndThomas AtkinsonKelsey7B: Altbier
3rdBrian GregoryEunuch Uncle8A: Munich DunkelValley Brewers[CA]

Table 4: Stout (27 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stSteven BernardStout16B: Oatmeal Stout
2ndKevin Holt
Co-Brewer: Brandon Holt
The Black Pearl Stout20C: Imperial StoutQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdTodd HankelBig Stout20C: Imperial Stout

Table 5: Brown and Porter (19 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant
English Brown13B: English Brown AleMash Heads
2ndJerald PikeHarr-Dy Ale13B: English Brown AleThousand Oaked Homebrewers
3rdJerald PikeWarm the Cookies13C: English PorterThousand Oaked Homebrewers
HMAlex Ceja
Co-Brewer: Rob Holder
Showdown Brown19C: American Brown Ale

Table 6: Strong British Ale (21 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant
Olde Ale17B: Old AleMash Heads
2ndOleg ShpyrkoAuld Lang Syne17C: Wee HeavyQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdJames HilbingOld Ale17B: Old Ale

Table 7: British Beer (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stScott KoehmGreenleaf Bitter11A: Ordinary BitterBrewCommune
2ndBrian GregoryPub Ale11B: Best BitterValley Brewers[CA]
3rdJerald PikeUnder the Wire13A: Dark MildThousand Oaked Homebrewers
HMTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant
Dark Mild13A: Dark MildMash Heads

Table 8: IPA (28 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant, Brian Mitchell
Flavor-Back Reboot21A: American IPAMash Heads
2ndCorey Magers
Co-Brewer: Elizabeth Magers
Mojay21B7: New England IPA QUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
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)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMike Neice Bw #30522C: American BarleywinePhantom Homebrew
2ndTodd Slater
Co-Brewer: Matt Castellino
Toaked Strong22B: American Strong AleThousand Oaked Homebrewers
3rdKevin Holt
Co-Brewer: Brandon Holt
Sea Legs Barleywine22C: American BarleywineQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
HMMike NeithSwoi Iipa22A: Double IPAMash Heads

Table 10: Wild and Sour Ale (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAdam KeithleyBerliner23A: Berliner WeisseQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
2ndVal GuerreroPatchwork 28C: Wild Specialty Beer Long Beach Homebrewers
3rdJonas Geiss
Co-Brewer: Luiz Carlos Gaspar
Jon Safadão Flanders Red23B: Flanders Red Ale
HMJohn WarnerMixed Saison28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer San Francisco Homebrewer's Guild

Table 11: Belgian Ale (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAlfredo RochaBotas Blancas24A: WitbierSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
2ndAdam KeithleyWhit24A: WitbierQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdJames HilbingBiere de Garde #224C: Biere de Garde

Table 12: Fruit Beer (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJason DunnKick the Keg29A: Fruit Beer Inland Empire Brewers [CA]
2ndAlfredo RochaEl Hijo de la Guayaba IPA29A: Fruit Beer SoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
3rdCary Chitwood
Co-Brewer: Steve Chitwood & Luis Jauergui
Gauva O Riley29A: Fruit Beer Inland Empire Brewers [CA]

Table 13: Specialty Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stOleg ShpyrkoBlueberry Fields Forever PRX4: Catharina Sour QUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
2ndJonas Geiss
Co-Brewer: Luiz Carlos Gaspar
Jon Safadão Ice Ris34C: Experimental Beer
3rdNoel Michel
Co-Brewer: Amy Michel
Tamarind Dubbel34C: Experimental Beer Thousand Oaked Homebrewers

Table 14: Trappist Ale (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stChristos RennerMane Man #126C: Belgian TripelQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
2ndJonas Geiss
Co-Brewer: Luiz Carlos Gaspar
Jon Safadao Bdsa26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
3rdJason DunnTwo By Two26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleInland Empire Brewers [CA]

Table 15: Strong Belgian Ale (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stKevin Holt
Co-Brewer: Brandon Holt
Sirens Whisper Saison25B: Saison QUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
2ndJared Rowley
Co-Brewer: Nick Corona
Devil's Hand25C: Belgian Golden Strong AleQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdJames HilbingBelgian Golden Ale #525C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Table 16: Spiced Beer (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stKevin Holt
Co-Brewer: Brandon Holt
Smoke On the Water30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer QUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
2ndCary Chitwood
Co-Brewer: Steve Chitwood & Luis Jauergui
El Cucuy30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Inland Empire Brewers [CA]
3rdRick MoralesHolidays In the Sun30C: Winter Seasonal Beer Maltose Falcons
HMTodd Slater
Co-Brewer: Kelsey Slater
Really Peanut Butter Stout 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Thousand Oaked Homebrewers

Table 17: Historical Beer (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBen SookyingWartime Joe27A7: Pre-Prohibition LagerCrown of the Valley Brewing Society
2ndNeil Ian HorowitzDark Rye27A4: RoggenbierLong Beach Homebrewers

Table 18: Cider (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stLawrence LagudPink PandaC2B: Cider with Other Fruit QUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
2ndLawrence LagudTortoise With SinsC1A: New World CiderQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant, Jenny Durose, Eric Durose
Luce's BrunchC1A: New World CiderMash Heads

Table 19: Mead (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJared Ayo
Co-Brewer: Sean Callahan
MapleM4C: Experimental Mead QUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
2ndJared Ayo
Co-Brewer: Sean Callahan
Pumpkin PieM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead QUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdOleg ShpyrkoCherry MeadM2E: Melomel QUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)

Table 20: Wood and Smoked Beer (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMike Neice Bbw #30533B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Phantom Homebrew
2ndTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant
Ba Olde Ale33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Mash Heads
3rdKevin Holt
Co-Brewer: Brandon Holt
Black Beard Bourbon Oaked Stout33A: Wood-Aged Beer QUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
HMMark BeldingStiff Woody33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Table 21: Alternative Fermentables Beer (4 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJerald PikeFig Maple Bar31B: Alternative Sugar Beer Thousand Oaked Homebrewers
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 QUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)

Table 22: Pale American Ale (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRandy Gardenhire
Co-Brewer: Rebecca Gardenhire
Prancer Pale Ale18B: American Pale AleValley Brewers[CA]
2ndThomas AtkinsonKyle18B: American Pale Ale
3rdBrian YoungCamarillo Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale

Table 23: Amber American Beer (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMike Neice Red Rat Bastard 19A: American Amber AlePhantom Homebrew
2ndRussell GeisnerGeminio19A: American Amber AleInland Empire Brewers [CA]
3rdAdam KeithleyAmber19A: American Amber AleQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)

Table 24: Wheat Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stKevin Holt
Co-Brewer: Scott Rauvola and Brandon Holt
Amber Waves of Grain Wheatwine22D: WheatwineQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
2ndTodd Slater
Co-Brewer: Matt Castellino
Morning Wheat 1D: American Wheat BeerThousand Oaked Homebrewers
3rdPaul DeblerUncle Al's Double Dark Dunkelweizen10B: Dunkels WeissbierOther
HMAdam KeithleyDas Wheat10A: WeissbierQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)

Table 25: Scottish and Irish Beer (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBen SookyingHappy St Pappy15A: Irish Red AleCrown of the Valley Brewing Society
2ndAndrew KoikeIrish Red15A: Irish Red Ale