Thanks To All Who Participated in the Minnesota State Fair Home Brew Competiton

There were 728 entries judged and 329 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

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Thank you for your interest in the Minnesota State Fair Home Brew Competiton organized by Primary Fermenters Brewers And Vintners. Be sure to read the competition rules.

Thanks To All Who Participated in the Minnesota State Fair Home Brew Competiton

Best of Show Winners

Winning Entries

Category 1: Light Lager (21 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stWayne DoucettePremium Lager1C: Premium American LagerRiver City Brewers
2ndTom Berg
Co-Brewer: Emily Monn
Little M1A: Lite American LagerPrimary Fermenters
3rdAdrian EastwickLite Lager1A: Lite American Lager

Category 2: Pilsner (26 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stKyle SchmidtGerman Pils2A: German Pilsner (Pils)Northern Brewer Fermentation Brigade
2ndJohn ClausingLagertine2B: Bohemian Pilsener
3rdPetr BachanHLUCAN2B: Bohemian PilsenerSPHBC

Category 3: European Amber Lager (11 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMatt Knutson
Co-Brewer: Ryan Sypherd
Vienna Lager3A: Vienna LagerMHBA
2ndAaron OrwickSchulztoberfest3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen
3rdJohn ClausingJohn’s Oktoberfest3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen

Category 4: Dark Lager (8 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stWayne DoucetteDunkel4B: Munich DunkelRiver City Brewers
2ndJosh MahoneyDunkel4B: Munich DunkelMinnesota Homebrewers Association
3rdKyle SiscoSean’s Schwarzbier4C: SchwarzbierPrimary Fermenters
HMBrad GregoryBlack Forest4C: SchwarzbierSPHBC

Category 5: Bock (27 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stGreg LauingerEisicle5D: Eisbock
2ndBrad SegallDoppelganger5C: DoppelbockNorthern Brewer Fermentation Brigade
3rdJohn EischenDoppelbogey Bock5C: DoppelbockRAZE
HMMatt Knutson
Co-Brewer: Ryan Sypherd
Think TwEis5D: EisbockMHBA

Category 6: Light Hybrid Beer (42 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stScott NorquistKager Kolsch6C: Kolsch3M Homebrew Club
2ndTom Berg
Co-Brewer: Dan Hart
Backbreaker Kolsch6C: KolschPrimary Fermenters
3rdStephen CookTitania Ale 6D: American Wheat or Rye BeerCloudy Town Brews/MHBA

Category 7: Amber Hybrid Beer (6 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stDanny Walter
Co-Brewer: Longfellow Homebrew Clum
California Common7B: California Common BeerLongfellow Homebrew Club
2ndJoseph AltendahlAltendahlBier7A: Northern German AltbierMinnesota Homebrewers Association
3rdWayne DoucetteAlt Bier7A: Northern German AltbierRiver City Brewers

Category 8: English Pale Ale (19 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJohn KellyBritish Bitter8A: Standard/Ordinary Bitter
2ndCole Bonnema
Co-Brewer: Jordan Miceli
Fuggley Otter8A: Standard/Ordinary BitterChop and Brew
3rdTom Berg
Co-Brewer: Kyle Sisco
Not Zima8B: Special/Best/Premium BitterPrimary Fermenters

Category 9: Scottish and Irish Ale (13 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stSean KampshoffSean’s Scotch Ale9E: Strong Scotch AleMHBA
2ndAdrian Eastwick80 Schilling9C: Scottish Export 80/-
3rdSteve TschidaErik’s Red9D: Irish Red Ale

Category 10: American Ale (60 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJeff TaylorFoxy Falcon10A: American Pale Ale
2ndJim DeVosThrashers Pale Ale10A: American Pale AleThe Brewing Network
3rdAric DaulRequiem10B: American Amber AleSt Paul Homebrewers Club

Category 11: English Brown Ale (10 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMark Kaufman
Co-Brewer: Andy Martinson
Palmer’s Elevenses11A: MildThe Brewing Network
2ndJames EwenPride Of Hampshire11A: Mild
3rdBen AdairCountry Mild11A: Mild
HMMatt KovalGuttersnipe11C: Northern English Brown Ale

Category 12: Porter (19 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMarc Makarem
Co-Brewer: Jack Henkemeyer
Porter12A: Brown Porter
2ndJames ScheuPorter12B: Robust Porter
3rdBrady StewartBrown Fur12C: Baltic Porter

Category 13: Stout (52 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stEric WentlingOlde Meconium13F: Imperial StoutJack Of All Brews
2ndRobert FeltmanI’m No Genius13A: Dry Stout
3rdDavid GrilliAberrant13F: Imperial StoutPrimary Fermenters
HMLori ErtlChocolate Creme Stout13D: Foreign Extra Stout

Category 14: India Pale Ale (IPA) (67 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stKeith BradyChester Hopperpot14B: American IPAJack of All Brews
2ndJames DidierIPA14B: American IPAChop and Brew
3rdHeather TaylorHouse Citra14B: American IPA

Category 15: German Wheat and Rye Beer (19 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stPaul DienhartGerman Hefeweizen15A: Weizen/WeissbierMHBA
2ndNorman MyhreWalter Wheat Weizenbock15C: WeizenbockRum River Wort Hogs
3rdMike SporesHefe15A: Weizen/WeissbierSaint Paul homebrew club

Category 16: Belgian and French Ale (64 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stChuck Gosnell
Co-Brewer: Tom Berg
People Really Like Or Hate This Beer16E: Belgian Specialty AlePrimary Fermenters
2ndTom Berg
Co-Brewer: Chuck Gosnell
Avant Garde16D: Biere de GardePrimary Fermenters
3rdEvan FiggPacific Jade16C: Saison

Category 17: Sour Ale (32 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stBrandon BoatColonel Flanders17B: Flanders Red Ale
2ndSean KampshoffSean’s Flanders17C: Flanders Brown Ale/Oud BruinMHBA
3rdBen KielyBK’s Berliner17A: Berliner Weisse

Category 18: Belgian Strong Ale (31 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stTom Berg
Co-Brewer: Scott Picco
Hit Liquor18D: Belgian Golden Strong AlePrimary Fermenters
2ndEric WentlingOubliette18E: Belgian Dark Strong AleJack Of All Brews
3rdMatt KovalAevitas XLV18E: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
HMAlexey Korovinskiy
Co-Brewer: Jabaar Harris
Belgian Dubbel18B: Belgian DubbelMinnesota Home Brewers Association

Category 19: Strong Ale (24 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stEric Wentling40 Isn’t Old Ale19A: Old AleJack Of All Brews
2ndBryce LarsonAmerican Barleywine19C: American BarleywineNordeast Brewers Alliance
3rdKenton Rauwerdink
Co-Brewer: Glen Rauwerdink
HMS Stealth English Barleywine19B: English BarleywineSheboygan Sudzzers

Category 20: Fruit Beer (28 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stKyle SiscoSean’s Girly Beer20A: Fruit BeerPrimary Fermenters
2ndAdrian EastwickBlackberry Sour20A: Fruit Beer
3rdDavid GrilliKaiser’s Breakfast20A: Fruit BeerPrimary Fermenters

Category 21: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (27 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stPat McNeelyCocoa Coconut Stout21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerMinnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndMike SporesGose21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerSaint Paul homebrew club
3rdPaul DienhartLemon Verbena Saisan21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerMHBA

Category 22: Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer (19 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stWalt Pittack
Co-Brewer: Northern Ale Stars
Barrel-Of-Fun22C: Wood-Aged BeerNorthern Ale Stars
2ndStephen CookLong Winters Nap - Oaked Reserved 22C: Wood-Aged BeerCloudy Town Brews/MHBA
3rdGarrett CaldwellUp In Smoke22B: Other Smoked BeerThe Brewing Network
HMTom Berg
Co-Brewer: Bob Roepke
Bacon Fire22A: Classic RauchbierPrimary Fermenters

Category 23: Specialty Beer (36 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stTom Berg
Co-Brewer: Justin Kleinman
There Gose Tony’s Mom23A: Specialty BeerPrimary Fermenters
2ndSean KampshoffEmily23A: Specialty BeerMHBA
3rdEric Wentling
Co-Brewer: Mike Lebben
Coffee And Meconium23A: Specialty BeerJack Of All Brews

Category 24: Traditional Mead (11 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stPat McNeely
Co-Brewer: Hank McNeely
OB Mead24C: Sweet MeadMinnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndPat McNeely
Co-Brewer: Hank McNeely
Guajillo Mead24B: Semi-Sweet MeadMinnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdLori BergmarkLiquid Gold Wildflower Mead24B: Semi-Sweet Mead

Category 25: Melomel (Fruit Mead) (13 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJosh LandySteve’s Cherry Melo25C: Other Fruit MelomelPrimary Fermenters
2ndPaul DienhartBlack Mead25C: Other Fruit MelomelMHBA
3rdWayne Doucette
Co-Brewer: Nicholas Doucette
Wild Berry Melomel25C: Other Fruit MelomelRiver City Brewers

Category 26: Other Mead (11 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMatthew WeideMy Try At Not Mary Ann26A: MetheglinMinnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndPat McNeely
Co-Brewer: Hank McNeely
Tart Cherry Cyser26C: Open Category MeadMinnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdJosh LandyWho’s Cherry Tree Is That Anyway?26C: Open Category MeadPrimary Fermenters

Category 27: Standard Cider and Perry (14 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJosh LandyBatch 1827A: Common CiderPrimary Fermenters
2ndKevin RobertsCC’s Fave27A: Common Cider
3rdJeremy PainterBreezy Hill27B: English Cider

Category 28: Specialty Cider and Perry (18 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stTim BurmanRaspberry Cider28B: Fruit CiderMHBA
2ndJeremy OlsenIce Ice Cider 28D: Other Specialty Cider or PerrySt Paul Homebrew Club
3rdTim BurmanPommeau Style Cider28C: ApplewineMHBA