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Thanks to all who participated in the 26th Annual BEER & Mead Brew Off.

There were 150 entries judged and 84 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJohn HuberHokey Smokes Bullwinkle Rauchbier6B: Rauchbier
2ndJoe CaiolaDrink The Sea24C: Bière de GardeLong Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts
3rdCraig FrazierDenver English Barleywine17D: English Barley Wine
HMBrian MarmoreoAbbadon28C: Wild Specialty Beer

Winning Entries

Table 1: Table 1: Czech Lagers (6 entries)

1stJames BouldenCzech Me In3A: Czech Pale LagerThree Rivers Underground Brewers (TRUB)
2ndJames BouldenCzech Me Aht3D: Czech Dark LagerThree Rivers Underground Brewers (TRUB)
3rdBrian MarmoreoWakanda Forever 3D: Czech Dark Lager

Table 2: Table 2: German Lagers (6 entries)

1stJames BouldenIt's Gonna Be Maibock4C: Helles BockThree Rivers Underground Brewers (TRUB)
2ndBrian MarmoreoI Love Donald Trump5C: German Helles Exportbier
3rdJoseph GloriosoJetskiing On The Rhine5B: KölschLong Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts

Table 3: Table 3: Malty European Beers (7 entries)

1stCraig FrazierDenver English Barleywine17D: English Barley Wine
2ndRon BarnesCelebrating Goat9A: Doppelbock Kansas City Bier Meisters
3rdAndy CoxIce Ice Baby9B: EisbockUnderground Brewers of Connecticut

Table 4: Table 4: British/Irish/Scottish Ales (6 entries)

1stJose GomeraShort Kilt / Long Jacket14A: Scottish LightBrewers East End Revival (BEER)
2ndJose GomeraProper British Yorkie13B: British Brown AleBrewers East End Revival (BEER)
3rdBrendan McCannGreat Scott14C: Scottish ExportBrewers East End Revival (BEER)

Table 5: Table 5: Pale/Amber Lagers (10 entries)

1stAlex ZwerdlingThe Human Fund2B: International Amber LagerThe Brü Club
2ndDwain PannellSimple Sophistication 5A: German Leichtbier256 Brewers
3rdChad FaulstickMunich Helles Gone Wrong2A: International Pale LagerWheeling Alers

Table 6: Table 6: American/Irish/British/Stouts (10 entries)

1stSteve EvansPort Belly20A: American PorterBrewers East End Revival (BEER)
2ndEric GrimmDark Crystal20A: American PorterBrewers East End Revival (BEER)
3rdEvan BrillStout20B: American StoutLouisville Area Grain and Extract Research Society, LTD

Table 7: Table 7: Strong Belgian and Monastic Ale (9 entries)

1stPaul Jones
Co-Brewer: Khal Weir
Or Nothing26B: Belgian DubbelMorris Area Society of Homebrewers
2ndRyan BraswellEster25B: Saison Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts
3rdJosh ByeLocality: S D26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleShenandoah Imbibers Project

Table 8: Table 8: American and Hazy IPA (10 entries)

1stSteve EvansHey Napoleon, Gimme Some Of Your Hops21C: Hazy IPABrewers East End Revival (BEER)
2ndRick PietOld Par 421A: American IPA
3rdDwight WilsonBridezilla21A: American IPAO-Town Hop Heads

Table 9: Table 9: Specialty and Strong Hoppy American Ales (7 entries)

1stHerbert Gorfinkle
Co-Brewer: The_Brähery_>>>featuring_King_Gorf__Dr_Prof_Mayor__Andre_the_Dwarf__Hairy_Sasquatch_Durt
Bäd Ïnfluêñcē22C: American BarleywinePost Modern Brewers
2ndEric GrimmChatgpt West Coast Double IPA22A: Double IPABrewers East End Revival (BEER)
3rdGregg KelleyInternal Struggle21B1: Belgian IPA Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts

Table 10: Table 10: Strong & Wood Aged Beer (9 entries)

1stJohn HuberJim's Fave33A: Wood-Aged Beer
2ndDwight WilsonBlack Beauty20C: Imperial StoutO-Town Hop Heads
3rdCynthia LindnerWarm Me Up22D: WheatwineBrewers East End Revival (BEER)
HMLen ModelewskiBig Papa33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Salt City Brew Club

Table 11: Table 11: American/Belgian Ales (8 entries)

1stJoe CaiolaDrink The Sea24C: Bière de Garde Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts
2ndJoel Katzman
Co-Brewer: Ray Fischer
Pennsyltucky American Brown Ale19C: American Brown AleNew York City Homebrewers Guild
3rdJack SantangeloFor Amber Waves Of Grain19A: American Amber AleMorris Area Society of Homebrewers

Table 12: Table 12: German Amber/Dark Lagers (9 entries)

1stEvan BrillVienna Lager7A: Vienna LagerLouisville Area Grain and Extract Research Society, LTD
2ndDavid GreenI Am The Wooden Doors6A: MärzenBrewtubers
3rdOmar Al-NidawiBatch #1878A: Munich DunkelDC Homebrewers

Table 13: Table 13: Sour Ale (6 entries)

1stBrian MarmoreoAbbadon28C: Wild Specialty Beer
2ndHaven SchultzExcelsior28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer The Brü Club
3rdNick Hartley
Co-Brewer: Heather Hartley
Thank You Pritchards :)23G: GoseRed Earth Brewers

Table 14: Table 14: British Bitters and Milds (9 entries)

1stHaven SchultzNightshade13A: Dark MildThe Brü Club
2ndHaven SchultzOtter Nary Bitter11A: Ordinary BitterThe Brü Club
3rdJoe D'AuriaLillibet's Bitter11B: Best BitterMetro South Homebrew League (MASH HOLES)

Table 15: Table 15: Pale American Ales (9 entries)

1stBrian Bennett
Co-Brewer: Donald Horning
All Ryed, All Ryed, All Ryed!18B: American Pale AleLong Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts
2ndJoe DalyFried Boloney18A: Blonde Ale
3rdJeff Case
Co-Brewer: Ben Frymark
Hop Safari18B: American Pale AleQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)

Table 16: Table 16: Fruit Beer (6 entries)

1stJoe DalyEiffel Tower Sour29A: Fruit Beer
2ndJoel Katzman
Co-Brewer: Andrew Katzman
Point Taken - Prickly Pear Wheat IPA29A: Fruit Beer New York City Homebrewers Guild
3rdDwight WilsonViva Colunga29B: Fruit and Spice Beer O-Town Hop Heads

Table 17: Table 17: Weissbier (7 entries)

1stJohn HuberProduct10B: Dunkels Weissbier
2ndThomas McGloineFruhlingsweizen10A: WeissbierSaratoga Thoroughbrews
3rdPaul Jones
Co-Brewer: Khal Weir
Consumption Smoothing10A: WeissbierMorris Area Society of Homebrewers

Table 18: Table 18: Spiced Beer (7 entries)

1stPaul Jones
Co-Brewer: Khal Weir
Dark Pools30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Morris Area Society of Homebrewers
2ndDennis PetersenIrish Rolo Ale30D: Specialty Spice Beer Brewers United for Real Potables (BURP)
3rdKevin McKennaOne Foot Out The Door30C: Winter Seasonal Beer Handgrenades Homebrew and Craft Beer Club

Table 19: Table 19: Smoked/Specialty/Historic (6 entries)

1stJohn HuberHokey Smokes Bullwinkle Rauchbier6B: Rauchbier
2ndJeff CaseLouisville Chugger27A2: Kentucky CommonQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdEvan BrillItalian Pilsner34B: Mixed-Style Beer Louisville Area Grain and Extract Research Society, LTD

Table 20: Mead (3 entries)

1stAndy CoxSummer CherryM2D: Stone Fruit Mead Underground Brewers of Connecticut
2ndCynthia LindnerEverything NiceM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Brewers East End Revival (BEER)
3rdStephen Chouinard
Co-Brewer: Justin Cramer
Blood Of My EnemiesM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts