Thanks To All Who Participated in the Nordeast Big River Homebrew Competition

There were 121 entries judged and 82 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

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Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Adam Meyers Rauchbier 22A: Classic Rauchbier Chop and Brew
2nd Adam Meyers Hop Breeze 10A: American Pale Ale Chop and Brew
3rd John Eischen Beer Of Duty: Black Hops 23A: Specialty Beer RAZE

Winning Entries

Table 1: 1, 2, 3: Lagers and Pilsners (4 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Adam Meyers Oktoberfest 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen Chop and Brew
2nd Kyle Schmidt
Co-Brewer: Allegra Smisek
Muncher Helles 1D: Munich Helles

Table 2: 5: Bock (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Casey Mussman Doppelnahtor 5C: Doppelbock IA/MN Society of Brewers (IAMNSOB)
2nd Adam Meyers Salivator 5C: Doppelbock Chop and Brew
3rd Ryan Lindquist
Co-Brewer: Damon Schuler
Gatlin 5A: Maibock/Helles Bock

Table 3: 6, 7: Hybrid Beers (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Brian Alexander Steam Weaver 7B: California Common Beer
2nd Richard Brower Mountabank Alt 7A: Northern German Altbier Nordeast Brewers Alliance
3rd Scott Norquist Kager Kolsch 6C: Kolsch 3M HBC

Table 4: 8, 9, 11: English, Irish, Scottish (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Adam Meyers Little Sumpin Mild 11A: Mild Chop and Brew
2nd Joel Ellingson "the Vicar" English Pale Ale 8B: Special/Best/Premium Bitter MHBA
3rd Richard Brower Eldin’s Return 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) Nordeast Brewers Alliance

Table 5: 10: American Ale (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Adam Meyers Hop Breeze 10A: American Pale Ale Chop and Brew
2nd Pete Baker
Co-Brewer: Mitch Baker, John Harmon
Amber That Hussy 10B: American Amber Ale Reckless Twins
3rd Aaron Orwick Honey Of An Amber Ale 10B: American Amber Ale

Table 6: 12, 13: Porters and Stouts (14 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Stuemke 13c 13C: Oatmeal Stout Nba
2nd Joel Ellingson Penumbra Porter 12B: Robust Porter MHBA
3rd Tim Stuemke Untitled 12A: Brown Porter Nba
HM Cheryl Richartz
Co-Brewer: William Richartz
Lowertown Brown 12A: Brown Porter NBA and SPHBC

Table 8: 15, 16: German, French, Belgian (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st William Richartz Farmhouse 16E: Belgian Specialty Ale SPHBC & NBA
2nd Matt Bacon
Co-Brewer: Paul Scanlon, Nick Clark
Monsoon Saison 16C: Saison Grain Matter Brewing
3rd Mark Pankratz Lazy Sunday Saison 16C: Saison Mark Pankratz

Table 9: 17: Sours (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st William Richartz Reindeer Piss 17B: Flanders Red Ale SPHBC & NBA
2nd William Richartz Gueuze 17E: Gueuze SPHBC & NBA
3rd Adrian Swanson PLambic 1 17E: Gueuze Nordeast Brewers Alliance

Table 10: 18, 19: Belgian Strong and Strong Ales (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Garrick Van Buren Belgian Blond - Sully’s Belgian Blonde 18A: Belgian Blond Ale St Paul Homebrew Club
2nd Tammy Cummines
Co-Brewer: Derek Baldus
Belgian Tripel 18C: Belgian Tripel Northern Brewer Fermentation Brigade
3rd Mark Caron Big 4-0 Tripel 18C: Belgian Tripel Saint Paul Homebrewers Club

Table 12: 20, 21: Fruit, Spice, Herb, Vegetable (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Matt Bacon
Co-Brewer: Nick Clark, Paul Scanlon
Ginger Beer 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Grain Matter Brewing
2nd Tim Stuemke Wild Mild 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Nba
3rd Garry Puzach
Co-Brewer: Erik Puzach
Oaked Imperial Pumpkin Ale 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Sun Prairie Wort Hogs

Table 13: 22: Smoke and Wood-flavored (4 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Adam Meyers Rauchbier 22A: Classic Rauchbier Chop and Brew
2nd David Grilli
Co-Brewer: Mark Shotick
Smokin’ Axes 22B: Other Smoked Beer Primary Fermenters
3rd Aaron Bach Fire On The Mountain 22B: Other Smoked Beer Nordeast Brewers Alliance

Table 14: 23: Specialty (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st John Eischen Beer Of Duty: Black Hops 23A: Specialty Beer RAZE
2nd Tammy Cummines
Co-Brewer: Derek Baldus
Honey Kolsch 23A: Specialty Beer Northern Brewer Fermentation Brigade
3rd Ryan Lucey Bent Rye IPA 23A: Specialty Beer NBA
HM Ian Campbell Sticke Alt 23A: Specialty Beer

Table 15: 29: 100% Brett (3 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Chuck Gosnell Vinnie Chilurzo Is My Homeboy 29A: Special Category: 100% Brett Primary Fermenter
2nd Christian Breitbarth Brett Trois IPA 29A: Special Category: 100% Brett Northern Brewer Fermentation Brigade
3rd Aaron De Boer Brett Bier 29A: Special Category: 100% Brett Nordeast Brewers Alliance

Table 16: 30: American Wild Ale (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st William Richartz
Co-Brewer: Cheryl Richartz
Dark Sour 30A: Special Category: American Wild Ale SPHBC & NBA
2nd Adrian Swanson American Wild Ale 30A: Special Category: American Wild Ale Nordeast Brewers Alliance
3rd William Richartz Sour Brown 30A: Special Category: American Wild Ale SPHBC & NBA

Table 17: 14: IPAs (15 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Nate Wittenberg
Co-Brewer: John Wittenberg
Berry Dankster 14B: American IPA
2nd Adam Meyers Wet Breeze 14B: American IPA Chop and Brew
3rd Ian Gallaher IPA Compliant 14B: American IPA