Thanks to all who participated in the Nordeast Big River Homebrew Competition by the Nordeast Brewers Alliance.

There were 138 entries judged and 75 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stAdam MeyersLil’ Sumpin Mild13A: Dark MildChop and Brew
2ndWilliam RichartzFarmhouse 2014.2 Blend28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour BeerNordeast Brewers Alliance

Winning Entries

Table 1: Standard/Pale American (16 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stRicky PechacekNolans Blonde18A: Blonde Ale
2ndAaron Orwick9:36 Sunset Wheat1D: American Wheat Beer
3rdAdam MeyersHop Breeze18B: American Pale Ale

Table 2: Pale/Amber Euro Beer (8 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stAdam MeyersGerman Pilsner5D: German Pils
2ndErnie SmithDragonFly Amber7A: Vienna Lager
3rdJeff Merriman
Co-Brewer: Kyle Schmidt
Stellarbier7C: Kellerbier

Table 3: Dark/Strong/Wheat Euro Beer (4 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stIan CampbellDunkelfest8A: Munich Dunkel
2ndRobert FalinkThe Cauldron8B: Schwarzbier

Table 4: Malty Euro Beer (6 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stAdam MeyersHoneymoon Fest4B: Festbier
2ndIan CampbellQuadtoberfestbier IV4B: Festbier
3rdRichard PizarroOktoberfest6A: Marzen

Table 5: Pale/Brown English Beer (10 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stAdam MeyersLil’ Sumpin Mild13A: Dark Mild
2ndAdam MeyersWaverly EPA11C: Strong Bitter
3rdSteve SimonsonOrdinary Bitter11A: Ordinary Bitter

Table 6: Scot, Irish and Dark/Strong Brit Beers (7 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stGarrick Van BurenTXX17A: English Strong Ale
2ndRichard BrowerPotholder Foreign Extra Stout16D: Foreign Extra Stout
3rdMarc Makarem
Co-Brewer: Jack Henekemeyer
Scotch Ale17C: Wee Heavy

Table 7: Amber/Brown American Beer (8 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stIan CampbellSteamtemberfest19B: California Common
2ndMatt Bacon
Co-Brewer: Paul Scanlon, Nick Clark
American Amber19A: American Amber Ale
3rdJAMES HOENWHABA19C: American Brown Ale

Table 8: American Porter and Stout (7 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stNayan ShuklaArborview Pothole Cuppa Stout20B: American Stout
2ndScott KosloskiTzar Boris20C: Imperial Stout
3rdPaul AndersonAmerican Porter20A: American Porter

Table 9: American IPA and Strong Ale (22 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stBrad SmithAmerican Strong22B: American Strong Ale
2ndBill DillonSurf Report IPA22A: Double IPA
3rdBrian PhillipsCalifornia Dreaming21A: American IPA

Table 10: European Sour Ale (7 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stChad OesterreichOkly Dokly23B: Flanders Red Ale
2ndChad OesterreichSparkly Farm Kriek23F: Fruit Lambic
3rdAdrian SwansonFramboise Noir Et Rouge23F: Fruit Lambic

Table 11: Pale/Strong Belgian Ale (6 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stBrad SegallSaison25B: Saison
2ndErnie Smith2 Wit24A: Witbier

Table 12: Trappist Ale (7 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stRichard Pizarro
Co-Brewer: Mo Omer
Dippy Doppy Doopy Dubbel26B: Belgian Dubbel
2ndSteve SimonsonPater 426A: Trappist Single
3rdPaul AndersonBrother Jill26A: Trappist Single

Table 13: American Wild Ale (8 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stWilliam RichartzFarmhouse 2014.2 Blend28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
2ndTim StuemkeIf I Had A Reason28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
3rdAdrian SwansonDry-Hopped Sour28C: Wild Specialty Beer

Table 14: Fruit Beer (6 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stRobert FalinkWholly Watermelon29A: Fruit Beer
2ndJeremy OlsenBlood Orange Saison29A: Fruit Beer
3rdMike ReedChocolate Raspberry Porter29A: Fruit Beer

Table 15: Spiced Beer (6 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stTim StuemkeGoing To Tunbridge Wells30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndBill DillonMellow Pumpkin30B: Autumn Seasonal Beer
3rdCasey Mussman
Co-Brewer: Aimee Mussman
You Got The Right Stout Baby!30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 16: Wood/Smoked Beer (5 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stScott Kosloski
Co-Brewer: Grant Riewe
Vanilla Bourbon Barrel Porter33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndMatthew DennyInanimate Carbon Rod32B: Specialty Smoked Beer
3rdAaron De BoerFrench Oak Red Wine Barrel Aged Stout33A: Wood-Aged Beer

Table 17: Historical/Specialty Beer (5 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stAric Daul
Co-Brewer: Garrick Van Buren, Steve Fletty
Koyt27A: Historical Beer
2ndScott KosloskiPiwo27A: Historical Beer
3rdLane WanousChocolate Nut Roll34C: Experimental Beer