Thanks To All Who Participated in the 21st Annual Boston Homebrew Competition

There were 326 entries judged and 159 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

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Thank you for your interest in the 21st Annual Boston Homebrew Competition organized by The Boston Worts. Be sure to read the competition rules.

Thanks To All Who Participated in the 21st Annual Boston Homebrew Competition

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMatthew Dirckx
Co-Brewer: Jessica Bauer
Sourdough Lichtenhainer27A: Historical BeerBoston Wort Processors
2ndAndrew SuttonFrom Russia With Love RIS33A: Wood-Aged Beer
3rdTodd Prokop
Co-Brewer: Bryan Bigda, Chris Papazian
Framboise23F: Fruit LambicBoston Wort Processors
4thMax HeineggThrough A Darkness, Sourly28C: Wild Specialty BeerBoston Wort Processors

Winning Entries

Table 1: Standard American/Czech Lager (Cat 1,2,3) (11 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJeremy AdamsLittle Bo3A: Czech Pale LagerMid Mass Malt Masters
2ndRandy PrattPenny For Your Thoughts1B: American LagerMASH (Missouri Association of Serious Homebrewers)
3rdChris VentimigliaClassified Vision1B: American LagerPortland Mashing Mainiacs

Table 2: Pale, Malty Euro Lager (Cat 4) (7 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stKarl Metzemaekers
Co-Brewer: T.J. Catalano, Matt Mullen
MetzLager4A: Munich HellesMVHBC
2ndSteven Landgren
Co-Brewer: Roger & Darlene Magrin And Peter Leas
Bock From Helles4C: Helles BockUpstate NY Homebrewers Association
3rdSteve SchemberGoat Straw4C: Helles BockBoston Wort Processors

Table 3: Pale, Bitter Euro Beer (Cat 5) (9 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMatthew BorderRolling The Dice5D: German PilsBoston Wort Processors
2ndMatthew BorderKaiser Kolsch5B: KolschBoston Wort Processors
3rdNicholas GrinerJagged Little Pils5D: German Pils

Table 4: Amber and Dark Euro Beer (Cat 6,7,8) (14 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stRandy PrattBob’s Your Uncle8A: Munich DunkelMASH (Missouri Association of Serious Homebrewers)
2ndJohn KrochuneAnton Dreher Lager7A: Vienna Lager
3rdDaniel PerezNoch Einen Bitte7B: Altbier
HMJacob Simon
Co-Brewer: Josie Dybe
Marzen 8336A: MarzenBraukline

Table 5: Strong Euro Lager (Cat 9) (6 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stRamsay HoguetThe Big Lebrauski9C: Baltic PorterWorts
2ndGiuliano Jones
Co-Brewer: Denise Landreth
Illicit Doppelbock9A: Doppelbock
3rdGarrett DickersonAttack Of The Clones9C: Baltic PorterBoston Wort Processors

Table 6: Bitters and Pale English Beer (Cat 11,12) (11 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stGiuliano Jones
Co-Brewer: None
Acrospire 11C: Strong Bitter
2ndJeremy AdamsBitter11C: Strong BitterMid Mass Malt Masters
3rdChristopher McLellan
Co-Brewer: Jared Melville
Czech Out That Blonde!12A: English Golden Ale

Table 7: Brown English/Scottish Ale (Cat 13,14) (10 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stDan MartichMild Mannered Beagle13A: Dark MildThe Brewing Network
2ndJohn Coloe
Co-Brewer: Sandy Coloe
McC Scottish 80/-14C: Scottish ExportN/A
3rdGary BlackQue Up Please13C: English PorterJefferson County Home Brewers

Table 8: Irish Beer (Cat 15) (9 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stSteven Landgren
Co-Brewer: Roger & Darlene Magrin, Kevin Leas And Ray Wartinger
My Big Sheleghly15A: Irish Red AleUpstate NY Homebrewers Association
2ndJames RauschValentine’s Irish15A: Irish Red Ale
3rdDan PrestonPale Rider15C: Irish Extra StoutWorts
HMPeter RobartsNo Surrender15B: Irish StoutSouth Shore Brew Club

Table 9: Dark British Beer (Cat 16) (12 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stAndrew SuttonLandlord Sweet Milk Stout16A: Sweet Stout
2ndJoseph Caramiello
Co-Brewer: Justin Caramiello
Craftershock16B: Oatmeal Stout
3rdJeffrey MortonVanilla Stout16A: Sweet Stout
HMJosh ClarkBPStout16D: Foreign Extra StoutBoston Wort Processors

Table 10: Strong British/American Ale (Cat 17,22) (11 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stPhil NerbosoGrandpa Juice17B: Old AleBoston Wort Processors
2ndClifford ParkerPretty Little Ditty Scotch Ale17C: Wee Heavy
3rdJosh ClarkBig BW17D: English BarleywineBoston Wort Processors

Table 11: Pale American Ale (Cat 18) (19 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stAnderson MurphyCharter Brewing House Pale18B: American Pale Ale
2ndNicholas ElkintonElk House Pale Ale W/ Azacca18B: American Pale AlePost Modern Brewers
3rdAlan VuongNimbus NE-APA18B: American Pale Ale

Table 12: Amber and Brown American Beer (Cat 19) (15 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJohn Coloe
Co-Brewer: Sandy Coloe
SB Steam Beer19B: California CommonN/A
2ndJeffrey Ruscio
Co-Brewer: Kevin Ready
Declaration19A: American Amber Ale
3rdJames RauschWaldo Lake Amber19A: American Amber Ale

Table 13: American Porter/Stout (Cat 20) (16 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stSteve SchemberKeep Off The Moors20B: American StoutBoston Wort Processors
2ndKyle FrenetteDark Stanley Robust Porter20A: American Porter
3rdDan PrestonAm Stout20B: American StoutWorts
HMSteve SchemberHardly Knew Her20A: American PorterBoston Wort Processors

Table 14: IPA (Cat 21) (45 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stNick NadeauIzzyIPA21A: American IPA
2ndDan LangNortheast IPA21A: American IPA
3rdAlan VuongNimbus NE-IPA21A: American IPA
HMSteve SchemberChrome And Hot Leather21A: American IPABoston Wort Processors

Table 15: European Sour Ale (Cat 23) (11 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stTodd Prokop
Co-Brewer: Bryan Bigda, Chris Papazian
Framboise23F: Fruit LambicBoston Wort Processors
2ndDoug Schmidt
Co-Brewer: Holly Schmidt
Brett The Berliner23A: Berliner WeisseBoston Worts
3rdVincent MancusoLong Pond Berlinner23A: Berliner WeisseBoston Wort Processors
HMJosh ClarkBerliner23A: Berliner WeisseBoston Wort Processors

Table 16: Belgian Ale (Cat 24) (11 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stRandy PrattBiere De Garde24C: Biere de GardeMASH (Missouri Association of Serious Homebrewers)
2ndDavid BaumgartnerPemaquid Point White24A: Witbier
3rdEric EsnerBiere De Garde De Rag Rocher24C: Biere de GardeBoston Wort Processors
HMJoe Meadows2 Monks Belgian Pale Ale24B: Belgian Pale Ale

Table 17: Strong Belgian Ale (Cat 25) (8 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stSteve SchemberFur Of Lucy25C: Belgian Golden Strong AleBoston Wort Processors
2ndSteve SchemberClassy (Pale Standard)25B: SaisonBoston Wort Processors
3rdJonathan TirrellNightcap Chamomile Saison V.225B: Saison

Table 18: Trappist Ale (Cat 26) (17 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMark KeckTrappist Enkel26A: Trappist SingleBoston Wort Processors
2ndJoseph LindTripel26C: Belgian TripelBoston Wort Processors
3rdDan MartichSister Lucy26C: Belgian TripelThe Brewing Network
HMMax HeineggBelgian Tripel26C: Belgian TripelBoston Wort Processors

Table 19: Historical Beer (Cat 27) (8 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMatthew Dirckx
Co-Brewer: Jessica Bauer
Sourdough Lichtenhainer27A: Historical BeerBoston Wort Processors
2ndMichael Stinson4th Of July27A: Historical BeerSpecial Hoperations
3rdJacob Simon
Co-Brewer: Josie Dybe
Lightning Lager USA27A: Historical BeerBraukline

Table 20: American Wild Ale (Cat 28) (12 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMax HeineggThrough A Darkness, Sourly28C: Wild Specialty BeerBoston Wort Processors
2ndGarrett DickersonPHresh Squeeze28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour BeerBoston Wort Processors
3rdAlex DusenberyBrett Stout28A: Brett BeerBoston Wort Processors

Table 21: Fruit Beer (Cat 29) (10 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stTodd Prokop
Co-Brewer: Nate Little
Grapefruit Session29A: Fruit BeerBoston Wort Processors
2ndRandy PrattApricot Cream Ale29A: Fruit BeerMASH (Missouri Association of Serious Homebrewers)
3rdROBERT KUBARAThe Poet And The Painter29A: Fruit BeerPalestine United Brewers

Table 22: Spiced Beer (Cat 30) (11 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stGarrett DickersonCukulele30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerBoston Wort Processors
2ndDominique Burke
Co-Brewer: Tess Fallon
It’s A Wonderful Life30C: Winter Seasonal Beer
3rdTony LopezCoffee Stout30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 23: Alternative Grain/Specialty Beer (Cat 10,31,34) (11 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stDesmond YeungBritish Milk Tea Mild34C: Experimental Beer
2ndJeremy AdamsHinterhoff Hefe10A: WeissbierMid Mass Malt Masters
3rdJeremy KintighZombie Dude34A: Clone Beer

Table 24: Smoked/Wood Beer (Cat 32,33) (12 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stAndrew SuttonFrom Russia With Love RIS33A: Wood-Aged Beer
2ndNeil KadeCarpathian Rye Whiskey Barrel Russian Imperial Stout33A: Wood-Aged Beer
3rdMark Seely
Co-Brewer: Joe Seely
H Road33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
HMMark Seely
Co-Brewer: Joe Seely
Buck33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Table 25: Mead (7 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJohn KrochuneDry MeadM1A: Dry Mead
2ndJesse FergusonCherry Vanilla MeadM3A: Fruit and Spice MeadSouthcoast Homebrewers Association
3rdJesse FergusonBlueberry-Black Currant MeadM2C: Berry MeadSouthcoast Homebrewers Association
HMRobert ClinganMarks Magical Mystical MeadM2A: Cyser

Table 26: Cider (13 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMatthew BorderLeftover Wit YeastC1A: New World CiderBoston Wort Processors
2ndDoug Schmidt
Co-Brewer: Holly
Ames 2.0C2E: Cider with Herbs/SpicesBoston Worts
3rdMatthew BorderCiderC1A: New World CiderBoston Wort Processors