Happy Holidays Homebrew Competition (HHHC) - December 8, 2018

606 Entries

BOS Winners


Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1stAndrew LaidlawBatch 75 - 2124SchwarzbierSt. Louis Brews
2ndTrey LovelaceDunkels BockDunkels BockCarolina Brewmasters
3rdEric SmithSourMixed Fermentation Sour BeerSt. Louis Brews

Mead / Cider

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1stTim HayesLacroix SurpriseSweet MeadGarage Brewers Society [MO]
2ndKevin WagnerSubmit Your Blahster For InspectionFrench CiderKansas City Bier Meisters
3rdKevin Wojdak, Eileen Uchima Bobby BochetExperimental MeadUrban Knaves of Grain

Honey Beer

Best use of honey in a beer.
PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1Matt FitzgeraldMesquite Sticke AltbierHoney BeerSTL Hops Homebrew Club

Alpha Ramp-Up

Best Sour or Wild Ale, chosen for ramp up at Alpha Brewing Company
PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1Ryan CrumpBerliner WeisseBerliner WeisseSt. Louis Brews

Stubborn German Ramp-Up

Best German stye beer, chosen for ramp up at Stubborn German Brewery
PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1Trey LovelaceDunkels BockDunkels BockCarolina Brewmasters

Category Winners

Table 1: Pale Lager (30 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMatt FitzgeraldJan LightAmerican Light LagerSTL Hops Homebrew Club
2ndJames FairclothOh, Helles Yes!Munich HellesChicago Home Brewers Group
3rdKeith RedingGerman LagerGerman ExportbierSt. Louis Brews

Table 2: Pilsner (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBrady SmithRepublic PilsCzech Pale LagerCircle City Zymurgy
2ndMark UnickMotueka PilsGerman PilsEast Side Brewers [IL]
3rdRob TegelCzech-PilsCzech Pale Lager

Table 3: Amber Hybrid And Lager (26 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTrey LovelaceAltbierAltbierCarolina Brewmasters
2ndRyan CrumpTwo StepVienna LagerSt. Louis Brews
3rdMatt FitzgeraldAmber KellerbierAmber KellerbierSTL Hops Homebrew Club

Table 4: Dark Lager and Kentucky Common (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAndrew LaidlawBatch 75 - 2124SchwarzbierSt. Louis Brews
2ndMark HulseySchwartzkreigSchwarzbier
3rdMichael CaylorBlack Bear LagerMunich DunkelTennessee Valley Homebrewers

Table 5: English Pale And Commonwealth Ales (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stFritz SchanzStearman's Australian Sparkling AleAustralian Sparkling AleDenton County Homebrewers Guild
2ndBob ErnstQueen's ChampionEnglish IPABeerKnobbers
3rdAndrew LaidlawBatch 74Ordinary BitterSt. Louis Brews

Table 6: Scottish and Irish Ales (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBen SookyingHappy St. PappyIrish Red AleCrown of the Valley Brewing Society
2ndMike & Stephanie ButlerPaddy Lie BackScottish HeavyKansas City Bier Meisters
3rdFrancisco TalleyScottish KiltScottish ExportSouthern Nevada Ale Fermenters Union (SNAFU)

Table 7: American Pale Ale (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAndrew LaidlawBatch 66 - CiAmerican Pale AleSt. Louis Brews
2ndRichard ReedEl-Mo's Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale
3rdJeff PreussnerPretty Good Pale Ale I GuessAmerican Pale AleBoston Wort Processors

Table 8: Light Ales (29 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stDarien WillsJames BlondeBlonde AleGarage Brewers Society [MO]
2ndAndrew LaidlawBatch 65KolschSt. Louis Brews
3rdNicholas McCoyMe Loral You Long TimeAmerican Wheat BeerDraft Punk

Table 9: American Amber and Brown (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stKyle KielyCandied Pecan BrownAmerican Brown Ale
2ndDarren PapekBrown BettyAmerican Brown AleMissouri Mashers
3rdNicholas SlayThe Not So Common CommonCalifornia CommonSt. Louis Brews

Table 10: English Brown Ales (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stFritz SchanzStearman's English Porter AltEnglish PorterDenton County Homebrewers Guild
2ndDaryl LampreyCheeky BrownEnglish Brown AleMadison Homebrewers & Tasters
3rdJoshua BoldtTo Honor & Riches & Girls With No BritchesDark MildJefferson County Home Brewers (JCHB)

Table 11: Porter (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stDavid StuckAmerican PorterAmerican PorterMissouri Mashers
2ndScott KurtzChilean PorterAmerican PorterSTL Brewminati/St. Louis Brews
3rdPhil TaylorAmerican AfAmerican Porter

Table 12: Small Stouts (20 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMark GregoryRoyal's Milk StoutSweet StoutBarley Mob Brewers
2ndKristofer BrannMilk StoutSweet Stout
3rdDoug SchmidtOatmeal Stout Wlp028Oatmeal StoutBoston Wort Processors

Table 13: Strong Stouts (21 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTim HillMill Em AllImperial StoutSTL Hops Homebrew Club
2ndNic PestelSounds of September American StoutZoo City Zymurgists
3rdJustin GuldalianForeign ExtraForeign Extra Stout

Table 14: American and Imperial IPA (34 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBjørn Erik Enki GjesdalThe Bjørn IdentityAmerican IPA
2ndJeff MuseHop SlobberDouble IPASt. Louis Brews
3rdBjørn Erik Enki GjesdalJason BjørnAmerican IPA

Table 15: German Wheat and Rye (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJeff MuseWorkdayWeizenbockSt. Louis Brews
2ndNicholas McCoyEl JefeWeissbierDraft Punk
3rdAndrew LaidlawBatch 67 - 3638WeissbierSt. Louis Brews

Table 16: Belgian and French Ales (32 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJeremiah BaerCitwaka Saison
2ndMatt BatesBière de BoscoSaisonSt. Louis Brews
3rdJeff MuseSlow WittedWitbierSt. Louis Brews
HMShane KammererDon't Get Rye With MeSaisonKansas City Bier Meisters

Table 17: Strong Belgian and Trappist Ales (32 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJustin GuldalianDubBelgian Dubbel
2ndJohn VeersBelgian BlondBelgian Blond AleBrewers of South Suburbia (BOSS)
3rdJacob VossLost In the DarkBelgian Dark Strong AleSt. Louis Brews
HMFritz SchanzStearman's Golden Strong AleBelgian Golden Strong AleDenton County Homebrewers Guild

Table 18: Specialty IPA (33 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJeremiah BaerBaer NecessitiesNew England IPA
2ndBjørn Erik Enki GjesdalBjørn To RyeRye IPA
3rdBjørn Erik Enki GjesdalPanderbjørnNew England IPA

Table 19: Strong Ales (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMike & Stephanie Butler"barley" LegalEnglish Strong AleKansas City Bier Meisters
2ndMichael StewartRed Wedding Wee HeavyWee HeavyGarage Brewers Society [MO]
3rdTyson ShroyerEnglish BarleywineEnglish BarleywineAssociation of Bloomington-Normal Brewers
HMDan StauderBarleywineAmerican Barleywine

Table 20: Fruit Beer (22 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMatt FitzgeraldCatharina's PassionCatharina SourSTL Hops Homebrew Club
2ndKyle KielyThe HowitzerFruit and Spice Beer
3rdJeremiah BaerRyes And ShineFruit Beer

Table 21: Smoke and Wood Aged Beer (21 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJames FairclothBarrel Aged Moonless MidnightSpecialty Wood-Aged BeerChicago Home Brewers Group
2ndJames FairclothGin Barreled SaisonSpecialty Wood-Aged BeerChicago Home Brewers Group
3rdStacy MyersJacked Up Big Ball BarleywineWood-Aged BeerHorsemen of the Hopocalypse

Table 22: Spice, Herb, and Vegetable (48 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stRichard LawrenceChocolate Coconut PorterSpice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndJohn MaloneyMonsters In SpaceSpice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdJoel McGormleyGordian KnotAutumn Seasonal Beer

Table 23: Wild Ales (24 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stEric SmithSourMixed Fermentation Sour BeerSt. Louis Brews
2ndDoug SchmidtMixed Lacto, Mixed Brett And Some Us-05 For The Hell Of It & Not Hops Unless I Need At Least One Hop To Call It Beer, The Lets Say There Is One Hop IMixed Fermentation Sour BeerBoston Wort Processors
3rdMichael ZukovskyJamWild Specialty Beer

Table 24: Fruit Mead (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stDustin DiesherHall Of The DeadBerry MeadLincoln Lagers
2ndJeremy GoehringOde To MarekStone Fruit MeadLincoln Lagers
3rdAndrew LaidlawBatch M27 - SpCyserSt. Louis Brews
HMDustin DiesherMr. Andersons Giddy Up Buck A RooCyserLincoln Lagers

Table 25: Traditional Meads (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTim HayesLacroix SurpriseSweet MeadGarage Brewers Society [MO]
2ndJeff MuseMarshmallow MeadSweet MeadSt. Louis Brews
3rdMark LaskHunter's ValhallaSemi-Sweet Mead

Table 26: Spiced Meads (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stShane KammererGive'em The Heater, RickySpice, Herb, or Vegetable MeadKansas City Bier Meisters
2ndPatrick SheehanSpiced Hibiscus MeadSpice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
3rdTom HayoshDoesn't Smell Like An Old LadySpice, Herb, or Vegetable MeadUrban Knaves of Grain

Table 27: Honey Beer (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMatt FitzgeraldMesquite Sticke AltbierHoney BeerSTL Hops Homebrew Club
2ndMark UnickBee's BrewHoney BeerEast Side Brewers [IL]
3rdMichael JablonskiPurple PerfumeHoney BeerHancock County Home Brewers Assoc.

Table 28: Standard Cider and Perry (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stKevin WagnerSubmit Your Blahster For InspectionFrench CiderKansas City Bier Meisters
2ndAndrew LaidlawBatch C20New World CiderSt. Louis Brews
3rdEric SmithCiderNew World CiderSt. Louis Brews

Table 29: Specialty Cider and Perry (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAndrew LaidlawBatch C17Specialty Cider/PerrySt. Louis Brews
2ndNathan Williams2017 Cider Hill IceIce CiderBoston Wort Processors
3rdMark UnickBerry Good MooseCider with Other FruitEast Side Brewers [IL]

Table 30: Euro Sours (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stDoug SchmidtMy Brett Brings All the Girls At the ClubBerliner WeisseBoston Wort Processors
2ndJason ChangBarnyard FunkFlanders Red Ale
3rdRyan CrumpOld & SourFlanders Red AleSt. Louis Brews

Table 31: Specialty Meads (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stKevin WojdakBobby BochetExperimental MeadUrban Knaves of Grain
2ndAndrew LaidlawBatch M25 - Bo - StBraggotSt. Louis Brews
3rdScott KurtzBarrel-Aged MeadExperimental MeadSTL Brewminati/St. Louis Brews

Table 32: Bocks and Other Strong Euro Beers (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTrey LovelaceDunkels BockDunkels BockCarolina Brewmasters
2ndDoug SchmidtLots Of Time And Effort But Worth It To Say I Did ItEisbockBoston Wort Processors
3rdTim CochranBaltic PorterBaltic PorterSt. Louis Brews

Table 33: Specialty Beers (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAmey PatwardhanI Am The WinnerClone BeerLincoln Lagers
2ndRob TegelKolsch-LgtAlternative Sugar Beer
3rdJoel McGormleyMidtown Mixed-Style Beer