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Thanks to all who participated in the WNY Homebrew Competition: Amber Waves of Grain.

There were 373 entries judged and 102 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBrian MillevilleCreamy Blend1C: Cream AleNiagara Association of Homebrewers
2ndSam Tischler
Co-Brewer: Bob Charboneau
Black Button Beast33A: Wood-Aged BeerUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
3rdBob Charboneau
Co-Brewer: Deron Weet
Jack And Joe's Sour Cherry 228C: Wild Specialty BeerUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
HMBrian MillevilleKelly's Sour (She Is The Best!)29A: Fruit BeerNiagara Association of Homebrewers

Best of Show – Mead/Cider

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMark ZambronBear Market BochetM4C: Experimental MeadNiagara Association of Homebrewers
2ndBrian MillevilleBubba's New World CiderC1A: New World CiderNiagara Association of Homebrewers
3rdMark ZambronHey Buckwheat!M1C: Sweet MeadNiagara Association of Homebrewers

Winning Entries

Table 1: American & Lite Lager (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBrian MillevilleCreamy Blend1C: Cream AleNiagara Association of Homebrewers
2ndRoss Stuart MHPMexican Lager2A: International Pale Lager Arizona Society of Homebrewers
3rdHermen DiazModelo Nada2A: International Pale Lager

Table 2: Doppel & Eis Bock, Red Mrozek Award (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stTimothy CollinsDoppelbock 19 BC9A: Doppelbock Brewbonic Plague
2ndJohn Crossett
Co-Brewer: Ken DeMarre
Kenator Delight9A: Doppelbock Niagara Association of Homebrewers
3rdJohn Crossett
Co-Brewer: Ken DeMarre
Dessert Kenator9A: Doppelbock Niagara Association of Homebrewers

Table 3: Pale Malty European Lager (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJohn Crossett
Co-Brewer: Peter Frandina Tim Collins
Hello Timmy4A: Munich HellesNiagara Association of Homebrewers
2ndBrian MillevilleHelles Beer (Bock)4A: Munich HellesNiagara Association of Homebrewers
3rdMark ZambronMaybe Later4C: Helles BockNiagara Association of Homebrewers
HMBrian MillevilleHelles Beer (Bayern)4A: Munich HellesNiagara Association of Homebrewers

Table 4: Pale Bitter European Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stKurt GreenHana Leichtbier5A: German LeichtbierBrewtubers
2ndTimothy Wicklund MHPDort It Up5C: German Helles ExportbierKeepers of Craft
3rdRyan Vigne MHPEZ Sippin5B: K├Âlsch Pittsburgh Mead Makers And Homebrewers

Table 5: AMBER EUROPEAN BEER (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJohn Crossett
Co-Brewer: Mark Zambron
Free Beer7B: AltbierNiagara Association of Homebrewers
2ndBrian MillevilleFirst Crack Amber3C: Czech Amber LagerNiagara Association of Homebrewers
3rdMark Scibilia
Co-Brewer: John Crossett
Probably Too Malty7A: Vienna LagerNiagara Association of Homebrewers
HMRoss Stuart MHPMexican Amber2B: International Amber LagerArizona Society of Homebrewers

Table 6: DARK LAGER (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRobert ViscaGeburtstag Dunkles Bock6C: Dunkels BockUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
2ndThomas McGloine MHPCzech In Black3D: Czech Dark LagerSaratoga Thoroughbrews
3rdRobert ViscaBwat's Dunkel8A: Munich DunkelUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn

Table 7: BITTERS (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stEddie Belter MHPEd's Special Bitter11C: Strong BitterSTLBrewhogs
2ndBill Serowski MHPWild Man ESB11C: Strong BitterCrooked Lamp Post Brewing Club
3rdAlex AveryAmerican Bitter11B: Best Bitter Upstate NY Homebrewers Assn

Table 8: WHEAT BEER (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJohn Crossett
Co-Brewer: Mark Zambron
Eat Your Wheaties22D: WheatwineNiagara Association of Homebrewers
2ndAdam Millar
Co-Brewer: Kevin Wise
Yellow Snow10A: Weissbier
3rdJohn Crossett
Co-Brewer: Mark Zambron
Santa's Bocks10C: Weizenbock Niagara Association of Homebrewers
HMRoss Stuart MHPWeizenbock10C: Weizenbock Arizona Society of Homebrewers

Table 9: PORTER (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRoss Stuart MHPAmerican Porter20A: American PorterArizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndTimothy CollinsMildly Dark13C: English PorterBrewbonic Plague
3rdDan GestwickAdvent Porter 202220A: American PorterNiagara Association of Homebrewers

Table 10: DARK ENGLISH ALE (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stEddie Belter MHPDM Me13A: Dark MildSTLBrewhogs
2ndTimothy Collins
Co-Brewer: Peter Frandina John Crossett
Darkly Mild13A: Dark MildBrewbonic Plague
3rdJohn Crossett
Co-Brewer: Ken DeMarre
Ken's Mild13A: Dark MildNiagara Association of Homebrewers

Table 11: SCOTTISH & IRISH ALE (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stThomas McGloine MHPOld Tolbooth14C: Scottish ExportSaratoga Thoroughbrews
2ndJohn CrossettUncle Johnnies Big Wee Wee Heavy17C: Wee HeavyNiagara Association of Homebrewers
3rdBrian Milleville70 Schilling (With It)14B: Scottish HeavyNiagara Association of Homebrewers

Table 12: STOUTS (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBrian WestOld Ass Stout16C: Tropical StoutUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
2ndDaniel MuffolettoTropical Adventure Stout MkII16C: Tropical StoutNiagara Association of Homebrewers
3rdMark ScibiliaGroats Disease16B: Oatmeal StoutNiagara Association of Homebrewers
HMJohn CrossettChristina's Lumberjack Man15B: Irish StoutNiagara Association of Homebrewers

Table 13: STRONG ALE (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPatrick CareyBaby's First Barleywine22C: American BarleywineUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
2ndAndrew UrbanAmerican Barleywine22C: American BarleywineSultans Of Swig
3rdMark SchnuppDIPA22A: Double IPA

Table 14: PALE AMERICAN ALE (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stTimothy CollinsSabro Pale18B: American Pale AleBrewbonic Plague
2ndBob Charboneau MHPClassicali18B: American Pale AleUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
3rdTom SirgeyPale Rider18B: American Pale AleNiagara Association of Homebrewers

Table 15: AMERICAN AMBER & BROWN BEER (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPatrick CareyGone Aweigh19B: California CommonUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
2ndTim ChewensAmerican Brown Ale19C: American Brown Ale
3rdBill Serowski MHPBethlehem PA27A2: Kentucky CommonCrooked Lamp Post Brewing Club

Table 16: IMPERIAL STOUT (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAndy GraysonBear Of Abruzzo20C: Imperial StoutUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
2ndTimothy CollinsImperial Stout And Steak - Fest20C: Imperial StoutBrewbonic Plague
3rdAndrew UrbanImperial Rye Stout20C: Imperial StoutSultans Of Swig

Table 17: AMERICAN IPA (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stKurt GreenKokua21B: Specialty IPA Brewtubers
2ndBen Gaylord MHPTorn Asunder21A: American IPA
3rdRobert ViscaPaddy Llama's Cold Cold Cold IPA21B: Specialty IPA Upstate NY Homebrewers Assn
HMLloyd SmithCold Blood IPA21A: American IPA

Table 18: SPECIALTY IPA (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRoss Stuart MHPHazy IPA21C: Hazy IPAArizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndSam TischlerBlind Vision21C: Hazy IPAUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
3rdBen Gaylord MHPWydaho Red21B4: Red IPA
HMAndrew MillerIndian Pale Lager V221C: Hazy IPA Square Kegs

Table 19: LOW GRAVITY BELGIAN ALE (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBrian MillevilleTrappy Single26A: Belgian SingleNiagara Association of Homebrewers
2ndBrian MillevilleBPA 124B: Belgian Pale AleNiagara Association of Homebrewers
3rdBrian MillevilleSomebody's Single26A: Belgian SingleNiagara Association of Homebrewers
HMBob Charboneau MHP
Co-Brewer: Sam Tischler
Witbier Is Cool24A: WitbierUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn

Table 20: PILS (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRoss Stuart MHPGoes Down Slow And NZLSX5: New Zealand PilsnerArizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndBrian MillevilleDas Haus5D: German PilsNiagara Association of Homebrewers
3rdRick FelserBattlefield Cross Pils5D: German PilsCrooked Lamp Post Brewing Club

Table 21: SOURS (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stKenneth DeMarreeBeer To Drink While Relaxing On The Porch Swing On A Hot Summer Day28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer Niagara Association of Homebrewers
2ndMark ZambronGood Ol' Charlie Brown23C: Oud BruinNiagara Association of Homebrewers
3rdTimothy CollinsA Belgian Brewer Would Never Use Strawberries And Bananas23F: Fruit Lambic Brewbonic Plague
HMRyan Vigne MHPPresentism Is A Trap23D: LambicPittsburgh Mead Makers And Homebrewers

Table 22: PALE BELGIAN ALE (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJohn SullivanStagione Piccante25B: Saison Upstate NY Homebrewers Assn
2ndDaniel Muffoletto"Special B" Saison25B: Saison Niagara Association of Homebrewers
3rdMark ZambronCanada's On Fire Again...26C: Belgian TripelNiagara Association of Homebrewers

Table 23: DARK BELGIAN ALE (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJohn Crossett
Co-Brewer: Brian Milleville
First Try Dubble26B: Belgian DubbelNiagara Association of Homebrewers
2ndBrian MillevilleJuicy Fruit26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleNiagara Association of Homebrewers
3rdBrian Milleville
Co-Brewer: John Crossett
A Good Day26B: Belgian DubbelNiagara Association of Homebrewers

Table 24: WILD ALE (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBob Charboneau MHP
Co-Brewer: Deron Weet
Jack And Joe's Sour Cherry 228C: Wild Specialty Beer Upstate NY Homebrewers Assn
2ndSteve ZollerSour By Fruit28C: Wild Specialty Beer
3rdJesse ParrishBut The Second T Is Silent28A: Brett Beer Niagara Association of Homebrewers

Table 25: FRUIT BEER (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBrian MillevilleKelly's Sour (She Is The Best!)29A: Fruit Beer Niagara Association of Homebrewers
2ndBill Serowski MHPCowabunga IPA29A: Fruit Beer Crooked Lamp Post Brewing Club
3rdTimothy CollinsLemon Ginger Almost Beer29B: Fruit and Spice Beer Brewbonic Plague

Table 26: SPICE BEER (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDan CassettaMarley's Ghost30C: Winter Seasonal Beer Niagara Association of Homebrewers
2ndRyan Vigne MHPJust The Tips V330A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Pittsburgh Mead Makers And Homebrewers
3rdRick Felser
Co-Brewer: Ryan Stubley Bill Serowski
Liquid Breakfast30D: Specialty Spice Beer Crooked Lamp Post Brewing Club

Table 27: SMOKED BEER (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAdam Millar
Co-Brewer: Dylan Betti
Rauch N Roll6B: Rauchbier
2ndEddie Belter MHPSoul Shadow32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer STLBrewhogs
3rdKeith CurtachioNaughty List32B: Specialty Smoked Beer Niagara Association of Homebrewers

Table 28: WOOD-AGED BEER (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stSam Tischler
Co-Brewer: Bob Charboneau
Black Button Beast33A: Wood-Aged Beer Upstate NY Homebrewers Assn
2ndBrian MillevilleWoody Uruk33A: Wood-Aged Beer Niagara Association of Homebrewers
3rdJohn Crossett
Co-Brewer: Mark Zambron
The Barrel Project Step 333A: Wood-Aged Beer Niagara Association of Homebrewers

Table 29: NEW WORLD CIDER (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBrian MillevilleBubba's New World CiderC1A: New World CiderNiagara Association of Homebrewers
2ndBrian West
Co-Brewer: Simone West
'23 NYCiderC1A: New World CiderUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
3rdAlex HardingSYRderC1A: New World Cider

Table 30: SPECIALTY CIDER & PERRY (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJake BertrandTropical CiderC2B: Cider with Other Fruit
2ndJesse ParrishOde To LeburyC1B: English CiderNiagara Association of Homebrewers
3rdBrian MillevilleBubba's New England CiderC2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices Niagara Association of Homebrewers

Table 31: TRADITIONAL MEAD (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMark ZambronHey Buckwheat!M1C: Sweet MeadNiagara Association of Homebrewers
2ndMark ZambronMy FirewoodM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadNiagara Association of Homebrewers
3rdKeith CurtachioMeadfernoM1C: Sweet MeadNiagara Association of Homebrewers

Table 32: FRUIT, SPICE, HERB & VEGETABLE MEAD (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stKeith CurtachioBeequilaM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead Niagara Association of Homebrewers
2ndBrian WestGreen CyserM2A: CyserUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
3rdTimothy CollinsBlack Currant And Blueberry MeadM2C: Berry Mead Brewbonic Plague

Table 33: SPECIALTY MEAD (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMark ZambronBear Market BochetM4C: Experimental Mead Niagara Association of Homebrewers
2ndMark Zambron2016 PoltorakM4C: Experimental Mead Niagara Association of Homebrewers
3rdMark ZambronBarrel Of FunM4C: Experimental Mead Niagara Association of Homebrewers