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Thanks to all who participated in the Brixtoberfest 2023.

There were 231 entries judged and 218 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJoe SkilesThe Colonel's Side Hustle27A2: Kentucky CommonUrban Knaves of Grain
2ndMatthew KuneshSchwarzbier8B: SchwarzbierBrixie's Brewers
3rdDoug WalkerDarth Maltious10C: WeizenbockThe Brü Club

Best Brewer (82 Participating Brewers)

1stDan Acheson22014.04 Urban Knaves of Grain
2ndEric Martin11313.05 Kansas City Bier Meisters
3rdJoe Skiles
** Best of Show Participant **
20110.03 Urban Knaves of Grain

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 Club (30 Participating Clubs)

1stUrban Knaves of Grain42226.08
2ndBrixie's Brewers32120.06
3rdKansas City Bier Meisters11415.06

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: Cream and Wheat Ales (12 entries)

1stRobert Lefley
Co-Brewer: Andy Nordstrom
Breakfast Ball1C: Cream AleBrixie's Brewers
2ndJason CallicoatAmerican Wheat Beer1D: American Wheat Beer
3rdEdward O`NeillPetey Wheatstraw1D: American Wheat BeerSTL Brewminati

Table 2: Light Lagers (12 entries)

1stMike NevilleFrank's2A: International Pale LagerMotor City Mashers
2ndNicholas BenoitCross Czech Pale Lager3A: Czech Pale Lager
3rdScott SteenburgEl Dorado American Lager 1B: American LagerFoam Blowers of Indiana (FBI)

Table 3: Dark Lagers (17 entries)

1stMatthew KuneshSchwarzbier8B: SchwarzbierBrixie's Brewers
2ndDan AchesonHanseatic Porter9C: Baltic PorterUrban Knaves of Grain
3rdKevin OlsonTemny3D: Czech Dark LagerZZHops Homebrewing Club

Table 4: Pale Malty European Lagers (14 entries)

1stEric MartinNo One Is Invited4B: FestbierKansas City Bier Meisters
2ndSteve PowellHellesfest 20234B: FestbierBig Sioux Brewing Society
3rdSteve PowellScarlet Oak Helles4A: Munich HellesBig Sioux Brewing Society

Table 5: Pale Bitter Beer (14 entries)

1stSteve PowellCar Ramrod5D: German PilsBig Sioux Brewing Society
2ndMike NevilleDortmunder5C: German Helles ExportbierMotor City Mashers
3rdStephen SchmittBundesliga Pils5D: German PilsEvanston Homebrew Club

Table 6: Amber Lagers (17 entries)

1stDan AchesonOde To Bamburg32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer Urban Knaves of Grain
2ndDaniel Yount Jr
Co-Brewer: Adam Harrod
Two Fools Oktoberfest6A: MarzenGlass City Mashers
3rdJosh ShentonNackter Laufer6A: Marzen

Table 7: Amber Bitter European Lagers (14 entries)

1stScott SteenburgVienna #17A: Vienna LagerFoam Blowers of Indiana (FBI)
2ndStephen SchmittZum Schlussel7B: AltbierEvanston Homebrew Club
3rdBill Gavin Roy VentulloVienna Zwei7A: Vienna LagerCRAZE

Table 8: German Wheat and Rye Beer (8 entries)

1stDoug WalkerDarth Maltious10C: Weizenbock The Brü Club
2ndHolland AndrewHat Face Hefeweizen10A: Weissbier
3rdArt KimOccam's Razor27A8: RoggenbierIlliana Beer Rackers Union (IBRU)

Table 9: British, Scottish and Irish Beer (12 entries)

1stJack CantleLanarkshire Light14A: Scottish LightNorth Urban Brewing Society (NUBS)
2ndDexter GarnerBramble13B: British Brown Ale
3rdEric MartinOat Brown13B: British Brown AleKansas City Bier Meisters

Table 10: Beer Miscellanea 31A, 33B and 34B (8 entries)

1stRobert Parks
Co-Brewer: Ben Parks
Ben's Rye Stout31A: Alternative Grain Beer Oak Park Homebrewers
2ndEric MartinUnderworld31A: Alternative Grain Beer Kansas City Bier Meisters
3rdEric MartinNelson + Blanc34B: Mixed-Style Beer Kansas City Bier Meisters

Table 11: Strong Beer (7 entries)

1stJoseph BelevenderOught To Be Respected17A: British Strong AlePontiac Brewing Tribe
2ndAndrew WilesGinger Beard Wee Heavy17C: Wee HeavyRed Earth Brewers
3rdEric MartinDystopia17B: Old AleKansas City Bier Meisters

Table 12: Pale American Ale (10 entries)

1stAdam McConnell3,4, Hit The Floor 18A: Blonde AleRed Earth Brewers
2ndAndrew RiopellDave 5-018B: American Pale AleBrixie's Brewers
3rdEric WoodPlayoff Weekend Pale18B: American Pale AleBrixie's Brewers

Table 13: Amber and Brown American Beer (9 entries)

1stJoe SkilesThe Colonel's Side Hustle27A2: Kentucky CommonUrban Knaves of Grain
2ndJeremiah BaerKentucky Ambaer Ale27A2: Kentucky Common
3rdKevin WojdakSteam Punk19B: California CommonUrban Knaves of Grain

Table 14: Porters and Stouts (13 entries)

1stDexter GarnerShadows20A: American Porter
2ndRyan ShupeThing Under The Mountain16B: Oatmeal StoutOak Park Homebrewers
3rdArt KimSiberian Antifreeze20C: Imperial StoutIlliana Beer Rackers Union (IBRU)

Table 15: IPA (15 entries)

1stMark WestmeyerHoppenheimer21A: American IPABrewers of South Suburbia (BOSS)
2ndJeremy AndersonHazy Toledo21C: Hazy IPA
3rdJoe SkilesSimtra IPA21A: American IPAUrban Knaves of Grain

Table 16: Sour Ale (8 entries)

1stRoger MassonBlock Party Berliner Weiss23A: Berliner WeisseBrixie's Brewers
2ndKevin OlsonDusty Old Barn23D: LambicZZHops Homebrewing Club
3rdAlex DropkinMelon Collie & the Infinite Sadness23F: Fruit Lambic C.H.A.O.S. Brew Club

Table 17: Belgian Ale (12 entries)

1stDaniel Yount Jr
Co-Brewer: Adam Harrod
Two Fools Belgian Pale Ale24B: Belgian Pale AleGlass City Mashers
2ndSteve RistauStau-Haus Bierelzebub25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
3rdMichael Fagan
Co-Brewer: Connie Fagan
Long Day25B: Saison Kansas City Bier Meisters

Table 18: Monastic Ale (11 entries)

1stStephen SchmittThick Bottles26A: Belgian SingleEvanston Homebrew Club
2ndDan AchesonGive It A Year... #meanbrews26B: Belgian DubbelUrban Knaves of Grain
3rdAndrew WilesDream Crusher Belgian Dark Strong Ale26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleRed Earth Brewers

Table 19: Fruit Beer (7 entries)

1stRoy VentulloDragonfruit Gose29A: Fruit Beer CRAZE
2ndJason RohloffApricot Sour 129A: Fruit Beer Beer Barons of Milwaukee
3rdJosh ShentonHonest George Cherry Wheat Ale29A: Fruit Beer

Table 20: Spice, Herb, Vegetable Beer (11 entries)

1stDan AchesonSchwarzes Chokolade30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Urban Knaves of Grain
2ndJeremiah BaerCoconut Porter Baer30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdJeremy AndersonLavender Daze30D: Specialty Spice Beer