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Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stDan AchesonFlanders Export23B: Flanders Red AleUrban Knaves of Grain
2ndZachary FrittsInquisition19A: American Amber AleMidnight Carboys
3rdMetts PotterAdventure Chicken18B: American Pale AleBloatarian Brewing League

Table 1: Fruit Beer (11 entries)

1stDan AchesonFlanders Export - Cherry Chocolate Edition29B: Fruit and Spice BeerUrban Knaves of Grain
2ndEric WoodMeyer's Lemon Saison (mls)29A: Fruit BeerBrixie's Brewers
3rdAlex DropkinThe Emperor's New Grove29A: Fruit BeerC.H.A.O.S. Brew Club

Table 2: Standard American Beer (9 entries)

1stJason CallicoatAmerican Wheat Beer1D: American Wheat Beer
2ndDan AchesonLovetail Lite1A: American Light LagerUrban Knaves of Grain
3rdNathan PetersonKorean Male1C: Cream Ale

Table 3: English, Scottish, and Irish Ales (11 entries)

1stEd BoveBroken Skull Session13A: Dark MildBrewers of South Suburbia (BOSS)
2ndDan AchesonLuck O' The Somethin'15A: Irish Red AleUrban Knaves of Grain
3rdRobert Lefley
Co-Brewer: Andy Nordstrom
Red Figures15A: Irish Red AleBrixie's Brewers

Table 4: Pale Malty European Lager (12 entries)

1stTimothy MarksBeer 4 Fests4B: Festbier
2ndBrad PaushaExistential Reckoning4B: FestbierSquare Kegs
3rdMatthew HerroldSymmetrical Book Stacking #meanbrews4C: Helles BockCane Island Alers (CIA)

Table 5: American and Double IPA (11 entries)

1stJames FairclothDank Star IPA21A: American IPAC.H.A.O.S. Brew Club
2ndStephen SchmittWest Coast IPA #421A: American IPAEvanston Homebrew Club
3rdAdam JoyceWest Coast IPA21A: American IPASun Prairie Worthogs

Table 6: American Pale Ale (9 entries)

1stMetts PotterAdventure Chicken18B: American Pale AleBloatarian Brewing League
2ndRoger MassonEstrella IPA18B: American Pale AleBrixie's Brewers
3rdArt KimWalker Dust18B: American Pale AleIlliana Beer Rackers Union (IBRU)

Table 7: Wheat and Rye (8 entries)

1stDan AchesonPiwo Winfieldiskie27A2: Piwo GrodziskieUrban Knaves of Grain
2ndAdam McConnellHefe the Paint 10A: WeissbierRed Earth Brewers
3rdMichael RensingBunny Lebowski10A: WeissbierCane Island Alers (CIA)

Table 8: Bitters and Commonwealth Beers (16 entries)

1stStephen SchmittStamford Bridge Pub Ale11B: Best BitterEvanston Homebrew Club
2ndArt KimOver The Wicket11B: Best BitterIlliana Beer Rackers Union (IBRU)
3rdGeorge TurnerGolden British Showers12A: British Golden AleKuhnhenn Guild of Brewers (KGB)

Table 9: Pale Bitter European Beer (12 entries)

1stMetts PotterCuz Big Dan Said So5D: German PilsBloatarian Brewing League
2ndColby ReinekeThe World's Softest Kolsch5B: KolschMinnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdJoe DauriaKarnival Koslch5B: KolschMetro South Homebrew League (MASH HOLES)

Table 10: Other European Lagers plus Alts (12 entries)

1stMichael RensingPrague Bock3D: Czech Dark LagerCane Island Alers (CIA)
2ndMetts PotterGot It!7A: Vienna LagerBloatarian Brewing League
3rdRaymond NonnieTmarve Pivo3D: Czech Dark LagerUrban Knaves of Grain

Table 11: Amber Malty European Lager (11 entries)

1stStephen SchmittMärzenbier6A: MarzenEvanston Homebrew Club
2ndRyan MacMacToberfest6A: MarzenThe Brü Club
3rdRichard Rawlings
Co-Brewer: Kain Knowles
Blocktoberfest6A: MarzenC.H.A.O.S. Brew Club

Table 12: Blond, Amber, Brown and Kentucky Common (11 entries)

1stZachary FrittsInquisition19A: American Amber AleMidnight Carboys
2ndMike ChinderleAmarillo Blonde18A: Blonde Ale
3rdNicholas Berlingieri
Co-Brewer: Chelsea Berlingieri
Big Al's Amber Ale19A: American Amber Ale

Table 13: Specialty IPA (11 entries)

1stColby ReinekeLupulin Hands IPA21B: Specialty IPAMinnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndMark NiemczewskiCold Hearted Snake34B: Mixed-Style BeerUrban Knaves of Grain
3rdColby ReinekeThe Alchemy Of Haze21B7: New England IPAMinnesota Home Brewers Association

Table 14: Strong Beer (7 entries)

1stEric WoodEwb202117D: English BarleywineBrixie's Brewers
2ndDan AchesonWinfield Ate Her9A: DoppelbockUrban Knaves of Grain
3rdMichael RensingDr Steve Brule's Wheat Berry Wine22D: WheatwineCane Island Alers (CIA)

Table 15: Belgian Ales (17 entries)

1stCarl TeacheyZaddysbier26A: Trappist SingleWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
2ndMatthew HerroldChouteau Summer #meanbrews25B: SaisonCane Island Alers (CIA)
3rdJosh ShentonKill Da Wabbit25B: Saison

Table 16: Sour Beer (12 entries)

1stDan AchesonFlanders Export23B: Flanders Red AleUrban Knaves of Grain
2ndColby ReinekeMargarita Sour28C: Wild Specialty BeerMinnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdCraig HairrellSummertime In Autumn28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer

Table 17: Pale Lagers and NZ Pils (11 entries)

1stCaleb MeinkeCisco Stick2A: International Pale LagerMadison Homebrewers & Tasters
2ndBrad RamseyCzech Pils3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerClub Wort
3rdCaleb MeinkeZealandiaPRX5: New Zealand PilsnerMadison Homebrewers & Tasters

Table 18: Spice, Herb, Vegetable and Winter Seasonal (13 entries)

1stRyan MacCider Mill Donut Brown30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerThe Brü Club
2ndJason Kelly
Co-Brewer: Michael Read
First Mate30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdAlex DropkinLa Crema30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerC.H.A.O.S. Brew Club

Table 19: Stouts and Porters (12 entries)

1stThomas Hannan
Co-Brewer: Ann Hannan
Ryan's Baltic Porter9C: Baltic PorterSTLBrewhogs
2ndCat WizgirdTiaras Over Tophats13C: English PorterAssociation of Bloomington-Normal Brewers
3rdThomas Hannan
Co-Brewer: Ann Hannan
Dark Ozark Forest Imperial Stout20C: Imperial StoutSTLBrewhogs

Table 20: Smoke and Wood Beer (14 entries)

1stDavid BasileMaple Crumpets33B: Specialty Wood-Aged BeerJoliet Brewers Guild
2ndLawrence BoltonBourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout33B: Specialty Wood-Aged BeerBoneyard Union of Zymurgical Zealots (BUZZ)
3rdAndy Nordstrom
Co-Brewer: Robert Lefley
Barrel-Aged Fiona33B: Specialty Wood-Aged BeerBrixie's Brewers