Thanks to all who participated in the Winterbrew 2019.

There were 265 entries judged and 285 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
1stRyan WalkerSam's Saison25B: Saison

Winning Entries

Table 1: German Wheat (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTom Saldana Liebe Hefeweissbier10A: Weissbier
2ndEric CarmanVicked Veizenbock10C: Weizenbock
3rdKevin Bencz
Co-Brewer: Brad Logsdon, Patrick Donovan
P-I10A: Weissbier

Table 2: British Beers (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stChristopher Van EyndeGet On With It11C: Strong Bitter
2ndJesse LottC.R.E.A.M.11C: Strong Bitter
3rdNicholas Berlingieri
Co-Brewer: Chelsea Berlingieri
Cool Chris' Tepid Ale11B: Best Bitter

Table 3: Irish Beers (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stSean Gagnon
Co-Brewer: Lauren Gagnon
Mrs. G's No Pout Stout15B: Irish Stout
2ndJim Vondracek
Co-Brewer: Hugh Vondracek
Dark Heart15B: Irish Stout
3rdBrian Case
Co-Brewer: Jesse Case, Jon White
Not So Red Ale15A: Irish Red Ale

Table 4: Dark British Beers (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stBrandon KesslerTropical Lo Rez16C: Tropical Stout
2ndAlex Dropkin
Co-Brewer: Kevin Wilhelm
Paradise Lost16D: Foreign Extra Stout
3rdKristofer Brann
Co-Brewer: Corey Korzenecki
Milk Stout16A: Sweet Stout

Table 5: Blonde Ale (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stBrandon Jones
Co-Brewer: Keith Marvicsin
Aussie Collab12B: Australian Sparkling Ale
2ndJeff BaldwinBlonde Ale18A: Blonde Ale
3rdLebron HaggardBlonde Ale18A: Blonde Ale

Table 6: American Pale (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stKristofer Brann
Co-Brewer: Corey Korzenecki
Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale
2ndBrandon KesslerAmerican Rye18B: American Pale Ale
3rdGregory ZurawiczHeady Murphy18B: American Pale Ale

Table 7: American Amber & Brown (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJacob HustonCoffee Brown19C: American Brown Ale
2ndJeff LandersDank Redx19A: American Amber Ale
3rdJohn ColemanBrown Frown19C: American Brown Ale

Table 8: American Light (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stLebron HaggardAmerican Light Lager1A: American Light Lager
2ndShelby BrazierAmerican Lager1B: American Lager
3rdJeff LandersBrad Ramsey Thinks This Beer Smells Like Feet!!!1A: American Light Lager

Table 9: American Porter & Stout (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJeffrey WhelpleyRis20C: Imperial Stout
2ndRobert ParksRobostout20B: American Stout
3rdAl NicholsThe Swartz20C: Imperial Stout

Table 10: Standard American IPA (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stKevin WilhelmChungus IPA21A: American IPA
2ndEvan RuachDolores O'Riordan's Grave21A: American IPA
3rdPatrick SteffensAmerican IPA21A: American IPA
HMKyle BrazierAmerican IPA21A: American IPA

Table 11: Specialty IPA (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDavid MajewskiFrozen Mountain Black IPA21B2: Black IPA
2ndBrian Case
Co-Brewer: Jesse Case, Jon White
Rye Oughtta Smack You21B5: Rye IPA
3rdJesse LottRusy's Ol English Ale12C: English IPA
HMRenee Weinberger
Co-Brewer: John D. Blythin
Whatever (Brut Ipa)21B: Specialty IPA

Table 12: Hazy IPA (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stRyan HarriganOh Great Another Neipa!21B7: New England IPA
2ndDavid DuffLevel Up IPA21B7: New England IPA
3rdBrandon KesslerI Am Jon's Apprentice 21B7: New England IPA

Table 13: Strong American Ale (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stRenee Weinberger
Co-Brewer: John D. Blythin
American Strong Ale22B: American Strong Ale
2ndBrandon JonesOld Dog22C: American Barleywine
3rdJim Vondracek
Co-Brewer: Hugh Vondracek
Barleywine22C: American Barleywine

Table 14: European Sour (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDavid Byer
Co-Brewer: Justin Breitzke
I'm Sticking With You23E: Gueuze
2ndDaniel MoralesTart For Tart's Sake, Part Deux23B: Flanders Red Ale
3rdBrad SayersKinda Sorta Like A Thing23E: Gueuze

Table 15: Belgian Ales (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stRyan WalkerSam's Saison25B: Saison
2ndJames FairclothOld Irving Park Saison25B: Saison
3rdEric CarmanBelgian Sunrise25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Table 16: Trappist Ale (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stKevin BenczT-J-C-E26C: Belgian Tripel
2ndKevin BenczD-H26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
3rdJoshua GrubbsJack Jack Attack26C: Belgian Tripel

Table 17: Historical Beer (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stBryan DixonOld School Porter27A8: Pre-Prohibition Porter
2ndJim BoersmaKentucky Sun Tea27A6: Kentucky Common
3rdScott NashKeptinis27A: Historical Beer

Table 18: Wild Beer (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stChristopher Van EyndeStrange AttractionPRX4: Catharina Sour
2ndDaniel MoralesDry Hopped Brett Saison, Eh?28A: Brett Beer
3rdShane RaffertyLee Carvallo's Putting Challenge28C: Wild Specialty Beer

Table 19: Fruit Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTom SnyderPaul Dicrosta Should Run For Mayor29A: Fruit Beer
2ndRobin ColeBasil & Lime29B: Fruit and Spice Beer
3rdJohn BradyRaspberry Hibiscus Pale Ale29C: Speciality Fruit Beer

Table 20: European Lager (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDavid ByerI Only Said2A: International Pale Lager
2ndBrandon KesslerKyle Loves Lagers4B: Festbier
3rdBrad PaushaWelcome To The Other Side2B: International Amber Lager

Table 21: Spice Herb Veg (21 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJohn BradySpruce Tip Ale30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndStephen Schmitt
Co-Brewer: Dave Shafer
Xmas Ale Clone30C: Winter Seasonal Beer
3rdBrian Ruswinkle
Co-Brewer: Jimmy Noble
Under the Covers30C: Winter Seasonal Beer

Table 22: Smoke And Wood (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJoshua GrubbsBba Your What Hurts?33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndLee MahonyOld Provision33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
3rdDana PellerinSmokey The Beer32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer

Table 23: Pale, Bitter European (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stKyle BrazierKolsch5B: Kolsch
2ndAdam YoungSummer In Winter5B: Kolsch

Table 24: Amber European (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJeff LandersPancho Vienna7A: Vienna Lager
2ndJoshua GrubbsCharlie Bear's Hoppy Lager7C: Kellerbier
3rdRobert WahrFestie Kid6A: Marzen

Table 25: Dark European (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stBrad PaushaGood Night Munich8A: Munich Dunkel
2ndJohn Maloney
Co-Brewer: Alyssa Maloney
Interstellar Foam8B: Schwarzbier
3rdJeff LandersFancy Pants8A: Munich Dunkel

Table 26: Strong European (4 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDana DymekReno Porter9C: Baltic Porter
2ndEric CarmanBock Cubed9B: Eisbock

Table 27: Brown British Beer (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJohn CampbellMild Evenings13A: Dark Mild
2ndJohn CampbellThe Get Down13C: English Porter
3rdDouglas Hills
Co-Brewer: David Wachtel
Cap'm Iggy Porter13C: English Porter

Table 28: Strong British Ale (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDavid Byer
Co-Brewer: John O'Brien
Don't Swallow the Cap17D: English Barleywine
2ndStephen Schmitt
Co-Brewer: Dave Shafer
Wookiee Heavy17C: Wee Heavy
3rdMike KupkaSpirit of 9417B: Old Ale

Table 29: Scottish (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTom SnyderThe Sheep Shag, And I Touch Myself14C: Scottish Export
2ndPatrick SteffensWee Heavy14B: Scottish Heavy
3rdTom BeachFlannel Pajamas14C: Scottish Export