There were 254 entries judged and 168 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
N/APatrick CoonanBest Dam Bitter11B: Best BitterGoshen Homebrew Club
1stAdam YoungMilan Kundera3A: Czech Pale LagerOak Park Homebrewers
2ndSean HannaDebut Lager5C: German ExportbierChicago Homebrew Club/SquareKegs

Winning Entries

Table 1: American Porter and Stout (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMike StevensonNight Walker 20A: American Porter
2ndErnie HasselbringStout20B: American Stout
3rdStuart BuchbinderSWMBO20A: American Porter

Table 2: Imperial Stout (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDavid FettyImperial Stout20C: Imperial Stout
2ndNoah MedinaDARK WAVE20C: Imperial Stout
3rdGeorge TurnerDeez Nuts20C: Imperial Stout

Table 3: American IPA (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stSean HannaCivic Duty21A: American IPA
2ndDavid CousinoMarblehead IPA21A: American IPA
3rdMichael Noel
Co-Brewer: Anthony Kosobucki Mitchel Bushner
Mushroom Cloud Boom Boom Submarine21A: American IPA
HMKYLE HUERKAMPTurbulance21A: American IPA

Table 4: Specialty IPA (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJim Williams420 Haze It21B: Specialty IPA
2ndTom SnyderEwok Jack21B: Specialty IPA
3rdDavid FettyRed IPA21B: Specialty IPA

Table 5: Strong American (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDavid FettyOl' 5722C: American Barleywine
2ndMichal Lisowyj
Co-Brewer: Linsey Lisowyj
Hoppy Wife22A: Double IPA
3rdJohn ColemanDIPA22A: Double IPA

Table 6: Strong Belgian (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stKevin BenczNNB25A: Belgian Blond Ale
2ndJason CallicoatFrench Saison25B: Saison
3rdJohn ColemanSaison25B: Saison
HMMark Pennick
Co-Brewer: Erin Ward
Hamilton's Golden Standard Strong25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Table 7: German Wheat (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stEric CarmanVicked Veizenbock10C: Weizenbock
2ndJustin Buchanan-LopezFranky Ale10A: Weissbier
3rdMark Pennick
Co-Brewer: Erin Ward
Orange Toddler Hefe10A: Weissbier

Table 8: British Bitter & Pale (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stPatrick CoonanBest Dam Bitter11B: Best Bitter
2ndKevin BenczBP11C: Strong Bitter
3rdKevin BenczVS12C: English IPA

Table 9: British Brown (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stBrad PaushaEnglish Knight13C: English Porter
2ndTom SnyderStupid Ducking Autocorrect13C: English Porter
3rdDavid DodgeEnglish Porter13C: English Porter

Table 10: Scottish Beer (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stBen ReschNed Stark14C: Scottish Export
2ndDavid MajewskiScarlet King Scottish Export14C: Scottish Export
3rdDavid Shafer
Co-Brewer: Steve Schmitt
Scottish Curse14C: Scottish Export

Table 11: Irish Beer (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stSean McTigheLeprechaun On The Lash15A: Irish Red Ale
2ndKristofer Brann
Co-Brewer: Corey Korzenecki
Stubby Shillelagh15A: Irish Red Ale

Table 12: British Dark (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDavid CousinoEast Harbor Milk Stout16A: Sweet Stout
2ndKristofer Brann
Co-Brewer: Corey Korzenecki
Coffee Milk Stout16A: Sweet Stout

Table 13: Strong British (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMike KupkaSpirit Of 9417B: Old Ale
2ndPatrick Steffens
Co-Brewer: Lost Barrel Brew Club
Scotch Ale17C: Wee Heavy
3rdEric CarmanKarman No. 1 Barley Wine17D: English Barleywine

Table 14: American Pale (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTom Fuentes
Co-Brewer: Lauren & Joe Fuentes
Sweet Pig Tears18B: American Pale Ale
2ndTom Fuentes
Co-Brewer: Lauren & Joe Fuentes
Blonde Ales Have More Fun18A: Blonde Ale
3rdDavid FettyDave's Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale

Table 15: American Amber & Brown (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stChris ProulxRising Phoenix19A: American Amber Ale
2ndDavid DodgeAmerican Brown19C: American Brown Ale
3rdJeff Landers
Co-Brewer: Shawn Katerberg And Jimmy Carlson
Shawn Likes Turtles 19C: American Brown Ale

Table 16: Belgian Ales (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stAndrew WyshnytzkyBiere De Garde24C: Biere de Garde
2ndBrandon KesslerBier Alterung Gnade24C: Biere de Garde

Table 17: Trappist Ale (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDavid DodgeBelgian Dubbel26B: Belgian Dubbel
2ndBrad PaushaBig Brother26C: Belgian Tripel
3rdErik IndaSingle Payer26A: Trappist Single

Table 18: Sour & Wild (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJay KashBrett IPA28A: Brett Beer
2ndJames FairclothIt's Gose Time!28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
3rdJay KashBerliner Weisee23A: Berliner Weisse

Table 19: Fruit Beer (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJosh AuneBlackberry Wheat29A: Fruit Beer
2ndTom Fuentes
Co-Brewer: Lauren & Joe Fuentes
Caution: Contains Coconut29B: Fruit and Spice Beer
3rdAndrew WyshnytzkyImperial Cherry Porter29C: Speciality Fruit Beer

Table 20: Spiced Beer (20 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stKevin BenczHVS30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndShane RaffertyDark Side30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdBrian Ruswinkle
Co-Brewer: Jimmy Noble
Morning Coffee30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
HMGeorge TurnerSantas Naughty Sleigh30C: Winter Seasonal Beer

Table 21: Smoke and Wood (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJames FairclothSmokin Da Wheat 32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer
2ndAdrian JonesBourbon Barrel Aged Chocolate Cordial Ninja33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
3rdMichal Lisowyj
Co-Brewer: Andrew Lisowyj
Agricole Stout33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
HMGeorge TurnerBatch 479333B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Table 22: Pale Lager (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stAdam YoungMilan Kundera3A: Czech Pale Lager
2ndErnie HasselbringCzech Pilsner3B: Czech Premium Pale Lager
3rdDavid FettyCzech Pilsner3B: Czech Premium Pale Lager

Table 23: Pale Malty Lager (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stBob Hart
Co-Brewer: Eerie Von
It's A Long Way Back From Helles4A: Munich Helles
2ndDEREK CREGERUggly Otter European Lager4C: Helles Bock

Table 24: Pale Bitter European Beer (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stSean HannaDebut Lager5C: German Exportbier
2ndAdam YoungWestseite5B: Kolsch
3rdPatrick WhislerBarke Pils5D: German Pils

Table 25: European Amber (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJim WilliamsMunich On Montrose6A: Marzen
2ndKevin BenczAlt7B: Altbier
3rdJames FairclothHoptacular 2017 Altbier7B: Altbier
HMJim WilliamsDussel Alt7B: Altbier

Table 26: European Dark (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJim WilliamsLone Starr Schwarz8B: Schwarzbier
2ndBrandon KesslerImmaculate Collaborationn8A: Munich Dunkel

Table 27: European Strong (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stBrad PaushaThe Abyss9C: Baltic Porter
2ndJeff LandersNEIPA's Are Gross9A: Doppelbock
3rdEric HammelBlondinator Doppelbock9A: Doppelbock