Thanks to all who participated in the 23rd Annual Boston Homebrew Competition.

There were 477 entries judged and 264 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
1stMaurice DaltonGeese23E: Gueuze
2ndMatthew BorderRolling The Dice #35D: German Pils
4thBrett SmithChocolate Raspberry Milk Stout29A: Fruit Beer
HMPeter BowersMidnight Oil33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Best of Show – Cider

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
3rdTom BellBlack Rocks Baldwin 2016C1A: New World Cider

Best of Show – Best Entry Name

Best entry name as chosen by competition staff

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stIan AndersonMay The Schwarzbier With Me8B: SchwarzbierBoston Wort Processors

Winningest Brewer (151 Participating Brewers)

PlaceBrewer1st2nd3rdScore
1stMatthew Border
** Best of Show Participant **
23113
2ndNathan Hall2039
3rdIan Anderson1218

Tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology.

Club dominance (43 Participating Clubs)

PlaceClub1st2nd3rdScore
1stBoston Wort Processors87644
2ndMid Mass Malt Masters1003
Rhode Island Brewing Society 1003
Scranton Brewers Guild1003
Brew Free or Die0113

Tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology.

Winning Entries

Table 1: Standard American & International Beers (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJason SapienzaThis Isn't Your Dad's American Lager1B: American Lager
2ndMark KeckThis Category Is Ripe1D: American Wheat Beer
3rdRoss DruckenmillerDillution1A: American Light Lager
HMJim PareceBz Lager1B: American Lager

Table 3: Czech lager (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stEric PrilesonCherry Slick3C: Czech Amber Lager
2ndPatrick LyonsEvy's Brew3B: Czech Premium Pale Lager
3rdJason SapienzaThis Isn't A Czech Dark Lager3D: Czech Dark Lager

Table 4: Pale Malty European Lager (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJason SapienzaWhy Don't We Call All Standard Beers Imperial-Session?4A: Munich Helles
2ndMatthew BorderHelle That's Good4A: Munich Helles
3rdIan AndersonLiberty Helles4A: Munich Helles
HMRoss DruckenmillerDrucktoberfest4C: Helles Bock

Table 5: Pale Bitter European Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMatthew BorderRolling The Dice #35D: German Pils
2ndMatthew BorderThe Kaiser Has Fallen5B: Kolsch
3rdRoss DruckenmillerSemi-Dillution5A: German Leichtbier

Table 6: Amber Malty European Lager (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJeremy AdamsOktobah6A: Marzen
2ndClifford ParkerIntel Inside Bock6C: Dunkels Bock
3rdScott Casko
Co-Brewer: Neil Gilchrist
Wagner Meadows Marzen6A: Marzen

Table 7: Amber Bitter European Beer (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stIan AndersonOver The Counter7C: Kellerbier
2ndDavid BaumgartnerDusseldorf Altbier7B: Altbier
3rdEric PrilesonZ - Altbier7B: Altbier

Table 8: Dark & Strong European Lager (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMark KeckStudy Group Made Me8A: Munich Dunkel
2ndIan AndersonMay The Schwarzbier With Me8B: Schwarzbier
3rdMatthew BorderBring Back Dunkaroos!8A: Munich Dunkel

Table 10: European Wheat (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJonathan SuttonRye Did I Make This?27A4: Roggenbier
2ndTyson ShroyerWeizenbock10C: Weizenbock
3rdTimothy BlackmanKatarina24A: Witbier

Table 11: Anglophone Pale (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMatthew BorderWho Doesn't Love A Blonde?18A: Blonde Ale
2ndMatthew BruletOrdinary Bitter11A: Ordinary Bitter
3rdJosh ClarkThe Rain Is Shining12A: English Golden Ale

Table 13: Brown British Beer (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stRoss DruckenmillerSteve's President's Pour13B: English Brown Ale
2ndIan AndersonGuinnish13C: English Porter
3rdDavid BrauneggBrown-Eyed Ale13B: English Brown Ale

Table 15: Irish & Scottish (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMartin KeelerSawdust Visions15A: Irish Red Ale
2ndSteve SchemberTapper15B: Irish Stout
3rdMatt PriaulxPaint The Town15A: Irish Red Ale

Table 16: Dark British Beer (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJoe Rigby
Co-Brewer: Chris Welden
Lug Nut16D: Foreign Extra Stout
2ndKeegan ColemanKc Milk Stout16A: Sweet Stout
3rdTanner Cobb
Co-Brewer: Katie Cobb
Buzzinga16A: Sweet Stout
HMLeanne SmithPeace Stout16A: Sweet Stout

Table 17: Strong British Ale (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stNathan HallAge Is Just A Number17B: Old Ale
2ndChris BurkeDon't Be Hasty17D: English Barleywine
3rdNathan HallGetting Older17B: Old Ale

Table 18: APA (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stNate BourgaultHappy Hour Hero18B: American Pale Ale
2ndJoshua FoggGalactic Sanctuary18B: American Pale Ale
3rdJacob LindholmJake's Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale

Table 19: Amber and Brown American Beer (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMatthew BruletAmerican Brown19C: American Brown Ale
2ndNicholas Lantz
Co-Brewer: Fred Gold
Beer19B: California Common
3rdChristian MerchantCommon Ale #119B: California Common

Table 20: American Porter and Stout (24 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stEric HarrisInto the Abyss Imperial Stout20C: Imperial Stout
2ndMark Keck
Co-Brewer: Maurice Dalton
Maurice Showed Me How To Keep Having Fun Even When Trying To Win20C: Imperial Stout
3rdNathan HallMidnight20B: American Stout

Table 21: USA IPA (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stSteve SchemberGalaxian21A: American IPA
2ndJosh Gregoire
Co-Brewer: Jim Baran / Greg Tatnall
Coast To Coast IPA21A: American IPA
3rdAndrew SuttonHop Hop Hooray 21A: American IPA
HMBrian RichardsonPath Less Traveled IPA #121A: American IPA

Table 23: European Sour (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMaurice DaltonGeese23E: Gueuze
2ndChris VentimigliaKey Lime Gose27A1: Gose
3rdNicholas LantzBeer23D: Lambic

Table 25: Strong Belgian (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJonathan SuttonWrongcorny25A: Belgian Blond Ale
2ndAnthony BrantleyRustic Saison25B: Saison
3rdKavan Oconnor
Co-Brewer: Lisa Small
Psychedelic Kimono25B: Saison

Table 26: Trappist (19 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stPeter BowersEscaped Monk26C: Belgian Tripel
2ndMichael JorgensenHair of the Dogs26B: Belgian Dubbel
3rdLyn HowardBelgian Tripel #226C: Belgian Tripel

Table 28: American Wild (39 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stConnor Fitzmaurice
Co-Brewer: Bryan Kaufman
Unamiable Heresy 28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
2ndKeith HartwigPierre's Paean28A: Brett Beer
3rdVincent MancusoKing Of The Death Match28C: Wild Specialty Beer
HMBrendan KennedyTart Bier De Mars28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer

Table 29: Fruit beer (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stBrett SmithChocolate Raspberry Milk Stout29A: Fruit Beer
2ndVincent MancusoIwa Kawasaki Dream29A: Fruit Beer
3rdJamie KlopotoskiStrawberry Love29A: Fruit Beer
HMJoshua MularellaHazy Grapefruit IPA29A: Fruit Beer

Table 30: Spiced (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMichael O'ConnorMocha30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndRobert KubaraSimmer Down and Pucker Up30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdTodd ConsentinoLuchador Stout #130A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
HMNate Bourgault
Co-Brewer: Ryan Hannigan
Hibiscus Saison30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 32: Smoked (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stNicholas Enzmann
Co-Brewer: Sam Williams
Smoked Cream Ale32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer
2ndNate Bourgault
Co-Brewer: Ryan Hannigan
Cherry Smoked Chaga Porter32B: Specialty Smoked Beer
3rdGreg BurtIt's A Smokey Porter32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer

Table 33: Wood beer (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stPeter BowersMidnight Oil33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndChris MasciarelliLake Boon Barrel Aged Stout33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
3rdRobert BrooksBourbon Barrel Baltic Porter33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Table 34: Experimental (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stBrendan KennedyCedar Sour34C: Experimental Beer
2ndMike RegoNew Zealand India Pale Lager34B: Mixed-Style Beer
3rdNathan HallBelgian Stout34B: Mixed-Style Beer

Table 35: NEIPA (51 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stPete KenyonMaximum-Security Duck Prison35A: New England Style IPA
2ndSteven Morgante
Co-Brewer: Morgan Morgante
Keep It Like A Secret35A: New England Style IPA
3rdJoshua FoggRainforest Nectar35A: New England Style IPA
HMMatt PriaulxA Foggy Day In Boston35A: New England Style IPA

Table 36: Double NEIPA & American Strong ales (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stNathan HallAny Deepah36A: Double-strength New England Style IPA
2ndTyson ShroyerAmerican Strong Ale22B: American Strong Ale
3rdKevin DuquetteSpace Yeti36A: Double-strength New England Style IPA
HMJim PareceBz Barleywine22C: American Barleywine

Table 37: Specialty IPA (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stKevin DuquetteMurder Of Crows21B2: Black IPA
2ndMike SheaGrover's Lagbolt21B4: Red IPA
3rdDave Hughes
Co-Brewer: Steffen Johnson, Dan Dirienzo
Apollo 50821B2: Black IPA
HMTom McDonoughBase Camp IPA21B: Specialty IPA

Table 40: Mead (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stEdward WalkowskiBaxter's Black Currant MeadM2C: Berry Mead
2ndBert MayerBuck BarrelM4C: Experimental Mead
3rdChris VentimigliaCourtyard BraggotM4A: Braggot
HMPaul StoneSpiced CyserM2A: Cyser

Table 41: Cider (32 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTom BellBlack Rocks Baldwin 2016C1A: New World Cider
2ndNathan Williams2016 Ice CiderC2D: Ice Cider
3rdTayler PitkinThe CoveC2F: Specialty Cider/Perry