Competitions

Homebrew competitions provide homebrewers with valuable feedback on their brews from trained beer judges.
 

While some homebrewers enter competitions to win awards, others enter to get an unbiased, objective analysis of their entry. Let’s face it, you may think your beer tastes great, and your friends may say it tastes pretty good, but how would an unbiased judge describe it in a blind tasting?
 

Ultimately, entering competitions will make you a better brewer. Judges’ feedback can give you information about your sanitation procedures, ingredients, brewing process, and/or your recipe formulation. You may even take home some ribbons or medals!

excerpt from http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/

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2021

August:
  • Open Category Best of Show Competition 

  • Brewer of the Year points awarded for Fruit Beers (29A-C)

June:
  • Open Category Best of Show Competition 

  • Brewer of the Year points awarded for German Wheat (10A-C)

April:
  • Open Category Best of Show Competition 

  • Brewer of the Year points awarded for Extract Challenge > 51%

March:
  • Open Category Best of Show Competition 

  • Brewer of the Year points awarded for Scottish Ale (14A-C)

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December:
  • Best of Show Competition

November:
  • Open Category Best of Show Competition

  • Brewer of the Year points awarded for Winter Seasonal Beer (30C)

October:
  • Open Category Best of Show Competition

  • Brewer of the Year points awarded for Festbier (4B)

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August:
  • Open Category Best of Show Competition 

  • Brewer of the Year points awarded for Extract Challenge Open Category 51% Extract Recipes

 

July:
  • Open Category Best of Show Competition 

  • Brewer of the Year points awarded for High Gravity Challenge > 10% ABV (must Provide OG/FG)

 

June:
  • Open Category Best of Show Competition 

  • Brewer of the Year points awarded for Blonde Ale (18A) American Pale Ale (18B)

February:
  • Open Category Best of Show Competition

  • Brewer of the Year points awarded for Lambic (23D)​

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November
  • Brewer of the Year points awarded for English Barleywine (17D) & American Barleywine (22C)

  • Best of Show Competition

October:
  • Open Category Best of Show Competition

  • Brewer of the Year points awarded for Märzen (6A)

 

August:
  • Open Category Best of Show Competition 

  • Brewer of the Year points awarded for Extract Challenge Open Category 51% Extract Recipes

 

June:​
  • Brewer of the Year points awarded for  Low Gravity Challenge <5%ABV (must provide OG/FG)

  • Best of Show Competition 

April:
  • Open Category Best of Show Competition 

  • Brewer of the Year points awarded for American IPA (21A) & Specialty IPA (21B)

February:
  • Open Category Best of Show Competition

  • Brewer of the Year points awarded for Saison (25B)

Winners: 
August:
  • Paul Holder – Raspberry American Wheat (BJCP 29A/1D) 36.4/50

June:
  • Ron Merriman – American Blonde Ale (BJCP 18A) 36.9/50

April:
  • Wild Bill Lehfield – Tropical Stout (BJCP 16C) 38.0/50 

 
March:
  • Chris Ackman – Scottish Export (14C) 38.6/50 

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December:

       December AHA Sanctioned Competition winner

  • Wild Bill Lehfeld - Festbier (BJCP 4B) – 33.5/50

November:
  • Wild Bill Lehfeld – Christmas American Strong Ale (BJCP 30C/22B) 38.9/50

October:
  • Wild Bill Lehfeld – “Hans and Frantz” Festbier (BJCP 4B) 39.0/50

August:
  • James Fowler – Weissbier (BJCP 10A) 39.0/50

 
July:
  • Wild Bill Lehfeld – Baltic Porter (BJCP 9C) 44.0/50

June:
  • Mark Quade – Altbier (BJCP 7B) 38.0/50 

 
 
February:
  • Mark Quade – Weizenbock (BJCP 10C) 36.2/50 

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November:

  • Mark Quade – American Barleywine (BJCP 22C) 40.5/50 

       November AHA Sanctioned Competition winner

  • Wild Bill Lehfeld - Trappist Single ale (BJCP 26A) – 35.2/50

October

  • Wild Bill Lehfeld – Trappist Single Ale (BJCP 26A) 39.1/50

 

August:

  • Wild Bill Lehfeld – Extract Saison (BJCP 25B) 39.6/50 

June:
  • John Fulton – Ordinary Bitter (BJCP 11A) 37.0/50

       June AHA Sanctioned Competition winner

  • Jeff Spirko - Rye IPA (BJCP 21B) – 35.0/50

April:
  • Jeff Spirko – Rye IPA (BJCP 21B) 35.4/50 

February:
  • Wild Bill Lehfeld – saison “D”  36.0/50

2019

2020