There were 380 entries judged and 222 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stStuart HemesathWild Saison28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour BeerIowa Brewers Union

Winning Entries

Table 1: Stout (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stAndrew LaidlawBatch 6816A: Sweet Stout
2ndDavid SchumacherOde To Patrick McGrath15B: Irish Stout
3rdCourtney ServaesOatmeal Stout16B: Oatmeal Stout

Table 2: Porter and Stout (19 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stScot SchaarSomethings Brewn's Swan Song20C: Imperial Stout
2ndJustin Heisler
Co-Brewer: Mark Smith
Who Dat20A: American Porter
3rdGary BlackMy Baltic Lies Over The Ocean9C: Baltic Porter

Table 3: American Browns (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stCody Kleinhesselink
Co-Brewer: Chris Parsley Kelly Decorsy
Amber Auger19A: American Amber Ale
2ndZack RiceL.P Ale19A: American Amber Ale
3rdDavid SchumacherDrunken American On St Patrick Day19A: American Amber Ale

Table 4: English Brown (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMatthew WhiteTop Hat13C: English Porter
2ndJoshua BoldtBlind Pig13C: English Porter
3rdRandy DanielsDark Mild13A: Dark Mild
HMTim SquiresDark Mild13A: Dark Mild

Table 5: English Barleywine (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stScot SchaarJaberwocky17D: English Barleywine
2ndMarshall Van TuylScoti17C: Wee Heavy
3rdAaron ReifWee Heavy17C: Wee Heavy

Table 6: Meads (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stKurt SmelserBlack Raspberry BeretM2E: Melomel
2ndAndrew LaidlawBatch M25 - BO - STM4C: Experimental Mead
3rdScot SchaarFirst RecollectionM1B: Semi-Sweet Mead
HMTony SchubertTeadious PassionM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead

Table 7: Ciders (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMarshall Van TuylSweet Tart CiderC2B: Cider with Other Fruit
2ndTom MendickBelgian CidreC1A: New World Cider
3rdAaron ReifIowa Orchard Apples CiderC1B: English Cider

Table 8: Pale Lager (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stAaron ReifMunich Helles4A: Munich Helles
2ndNeal ConnellyEl Dortmondo5C: German Exportbier
3rdKevin Kearney19724A: Munich Helles
HMKevin KearneyRa5C: German Exportbier

Table 9: Pilsner (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDouglas FinkePremium Czech Pilsner3B: Czech Premium Pale Lager
2ndDavid ScheilMamau's Bohemian Pilsner3B: Czech Premium Pale Lager
3rdLarry HerrimanIf It Was Co-Brewed By Beyonce Will It Win Pils5D: German Pils

Table 10: Amber Lager (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stGary LockwoodShanna's Steamy Sauna19B: California Common
2ndRandy DanielsHog Wash6B: Rauchbier
3rdRoy Ventullo
Co-Brewer: Tom Blaser
Marzen Bonus6A: Marzen

Table 11: Bock/Dark Lager (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTony SchubertMy Giant Bock6C: Dunkels Bock
2ndMike & Stephanie ButlerWe Were BedonkaDunkeling Before BedonkaDunkel Was Cool!8A: Munich Dunkel
3rdNeal ConnellyMy Bock4C: Helles Bock

Table 12: Pale Ale 1 (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJustin GerharterKolsch5B: Kolsch
2ndJason SchwartzVaca Blanca1C: Cream Ale
3rdAndrew LaidlawBatch 655B: Kolsch

Table 13: Pale Ale 2 (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stAndrew LaidlawBatch 66 - CI18B: American Pale Ale
2ndRandy PrattChinook Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale
3rdNick CarlsonBeaverdale Hop Haze18B: American Pale Ale

Table 14: Pale Belgian (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMichael RollerBlack Water26B: Belgian Dubbel
2ndJoshua BoldtBob Ross Lives24C: Biere de Garde
3rdTony SchubertSnowy Ardennes24B: Belgian Pale Ale

Table 15: Saison (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stSteve FryWell Digger's25B: Saison
2ndEric SmithSaison 201725B: Saison
3rdChad ZschernySaison DuLot25B: Saison

Table 16: IPA 1 (20 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stRyan JonesLakewood IPA21A: American IPA
2ndJeff DowningEast Coast Sunshine21A: American IPA
3rdJeffrey BakerB4721A: American IPA
HMDerek Snakenberg
Co-Brewer: Stu Hemesath
IPA 21A: American IPA

Table 17: IPA 2 (22 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stStuart Hemesath
Co-Brewer: Derek Snakenberg
Craze For Haze (NE IPA)21B: Specialty IPA
2ndClark CheneyKickback And Relax22A: Double IPA
3rdKevin KearneyOops I Citra My Pants21B: Specialty IPA
HMDrew TempletonHoppin Through The Snow22A: Double IPA

Table 18: Amber Ale (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJoshua BoldtBob's Your Uncle11C: Strong Bitter
2ndJonathan HibbsLord Darnsbury Of Queensberg11C: Strong Bitter
3rdKevin KearneyThe Barkeep11B: Best Bitter

Table 19: Scottish (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stRobert RysScotch Ale14C: Scottish Export
2ndMichael AnhornMichael Anhorn 15A: Irish Red Ale
3rdAaron ReifScottish Heavy14B: Scottish Heavy

Table 20: American Strong Ale (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stChristopher Masek Barley Wine22C: American Barleywine
2ndRobert SchneiderVessi Hoot22B: American Strong Ale
3rdDavid SchumacherGo Big Or Go Home22C: American Barleywine
HMDavid Burrows
Co-Brewer: Michal Burrows, Bri Burrows
American Strong Arm22B: American Strong Ale

Table 21: Belgian Strongs (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTim HayesTwo Pack Tripel26C: Belgian Tripel
2ndMike & Stephanie ButlerThe Belchin' Belgian26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
3rdKurt SmelserCardinal #826C: Belgian Tripel

Table 22: Wheat 1 (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTimothy ElderWheat Schnitzel10A: Weissbier
2ndNick KoukourakisKofel10A: Weissbier
3rdGary LockwoodHefe-Weiz Day10A: Weissbier

Table 23: Wheat 2 (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTony SchubertThe White Stuff24A: Witbier
2ndJoshua BoldtZaphod Beeblebock10C: Weizenbock
3rdDustin BorrorPulp Friction1D: American Wheat Beer

Table 24: Sours (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stStuart HemesathWild Saison28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
2ndDerek DayBarrel Blended Belgian-Stout-Like28C: Wild Specialty Beer
3rdMatthew WhiteBrett Sesh28A: Brett Beer
HMTony SchubertSour Grapes28C: Wild Specialty Beer

Table 25: Fruit Beers (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTim VawterStrawbarb Ale29A: Fruit Beer
2ndMatthew WhiteBlackberry Weisse29A: Fruit Beer
3rdJason WhittAmerican Woman (Coconut Version)29B: Fruit and Spice Beer
HMChad ZschernyBlood Brothers29A: Fruit Beer

Table 26: Woody (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stChad ZschernyWhiskey Nights33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndSteve FryMarley's Barleywine33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
3rdAmey PatwardhanBlack Jupiter 33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Table 27: Specialty (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stFrederick TolericoHoney Lager31B: Alternative Sugar Beer
2ndMikey StanekArnold Palmer 34C: Experimental Beer
3rdJosh BrandenburgSquirrel Nuts34C: Experimental Beer
HMGrant Jordan
Co-Brewer: Jessica Jordan
Pegasus Porter31A: Alternative Grain Beer

Table 28: Spiced/Smoke (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTony SchubertBelgian Waffles32B: Specialty Smoked Beer
2ndKellan StecHellfire (Mesquite)32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer
3rdMikey StanekPUMPKIN ALE30B: Autumn Seasonal Beer

Table 29: Spice, Herb, Vegetable (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stRandy PrattDandy30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndRobert RysJalapeno Ale30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdJason SchwartzFlick The Bean30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer