There were 673 entries judged and 280 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
2ndTom ThompsonSmoked Lager6B: Rauchbier

Best of Show – Cider

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJeremy OlsenIce CiderC2D: Ice CiderSt. Paul Homebrewers Club

Best of Show – Mead

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
3rdSteve FlettySlam ThisM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadSt. Paul Homebrewers Club

Winning Entries

Table 1: Light Lager (18 entries)

1stTom Berg
Co-Brewer: Justin Kleinman
Dortwonder5C: German Exportbier
2ndWayne DoucetteLynn’s Lager2A: International Pale Lager
3rdWayne DoucetteAmerican Lager1B: American Lager
HMTom Berg
Co-Brewer: Emily Monn
Little M1A: American Light Lager

Table 2: Pilsners (14 entries)

1stTom Berg
Co-Brewer: Emily Monn
Northern German Pils5D: German Pils
2ndBrice DeGrandHomeland Pilsner5D: German Pils
3rdAaron OrwickPolaris Pilsner3B: Czech Premimum Pale Lager

Table 3: European Amber Lager & Dark Lager (27 entries)

1stMatt Knutson
Co-Brewer: Ryan Sypherd
Vienna Lager7A: Vienna Lager
2ndSean KampshoffSean’s Lager3C: Czech Amber Lager
3rdRyan StackMunich Dunkel8A: Munich Dunkel

Table 4: Bock (13 entries)

1stSean KampshoffSean’s Bock9A: Doppelbock
2ndTom BergTom’s Bock9A: Doppelbock
3rdMatt Knutson
Co-Brewer: Ryan Sypherd
Doppelbock9A: Doppelbock

Table 5: Light Hybrid Beer (47 entries)

1stWayne DoucetteCream Ale1C: Cream Ale
2ndKevin Culver
Co-Brewer: Makaela Culver
Cream Ale1C: Cream Ale
3rdPaul AndersonBlonde Ale18A: Blonde Ale

Table 6: Amber Hybrid Beer (6 entries)

1stJason WaldowskiRecurrent Vapour19B: California Common
2ndChad SchwabAmber Lager 12B: International Amber Lager
3rdRandy Beeksma
Co-Brewer: Tim Kramasz
Anchors Away Lager19B: California Common

Table 7: English Pale Ale (15 entries)

1stRoss Winberg
Co-Brewer: Guillermo Marques
Cost Kick A Bow Bitter11A: Ordinary Bitter
2ndMatt KovalHogwash11C: Strong Bitter
3rdJustin BorekRusty’s Hooch11C: Strong Bitter

Table 8: Scottish & Irish Ale (10 entries)

1stKevin CulverIrish Redder15A: Irish Red Ale
2ndRoss Winberg
Co-Brewer: Guillermo Marques
Wee Cuddy14A: Scottish Light
3rdRobert FalinkErik’s Red15A: Irish Red Ale

Table 9: American Pale Ale (30 entries)

1stScott MatzkeSaber PA18B: American Pale Ale
2ndKeith BradyLittle Balz Shower Beer18B: American Pale Ale
3rdNicole Tommerdahl
Co-Brewer: Bennett Whelan
Mosaic Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale

Table 10: Other American Ale (16 entries)

1stMatthew JohnsonNaked Brown19C: American Brown Ale
2ndAaron Lagas
Co-Brewer: Nick Bailey
Nick Be Nimble19A: American Amber Ale
3rdLucas HarderMary’s Mckusick19A: American Amber Ale

Table 11: English Brown Ale (15 entries)

1stSean KampshoffSean’s Mild13A: Dark Mild
2ndMatt KovalGuttersnipe13B: English Brown Ale
3rdWayne DoucetteBrown Ale13B: English Brown Ale
HMKeith BradyThat’s Living The Mild Life13A: Dark Mild

Table 12: Porter (15 entries)

1stRick HelpsDeer Creek Porter13C: English Porter
2ndStephen CookSix Jolly Fellows13C: English Porter
3rdMarc Makarem
Co-Brewer: Jack Henkemeyer
BRB20A: American Porter

Table 13: Stout (23 entries)

1stTom Berg
Co-Brewer: Jordan Standish
Milk Stout16A: Sweet Stout
2ndAndrew Martinson
Co-Brewer: Mark Kaufman
Porter16B: Oatmeal Stout
3rdJeremy PainterCows Say Boo16A: Sweet Stout

Table 14: Strong Stout (24 entries)

1stDustin HaugBackyard Black Ale16D: Foreign Extra Stout
2ndBryce Larson
Co-Brewer: Mike Neaton
Rye Imperial Stout20C: Imperial Stout
3rdAnthony FratzkeOne Dark Night20C: Imperial Stout

Table 15: American IPA (34 entries)

1stTom Berg
Co-Brewer: Beau Hammel
I Also Entered This IPA So I Wouldn’t Have To Judge IPAs21A: American IPA
2ndKeith BradyChester Hopperpot21A: American IPA
3rdJoe EischenMango IPA21A: American IPA

Table 16: India Pale Ale (28 entries)

1stTom ThompsonDIPA22A: Double IPA
2ndDavid Wiessner
Co-Brewer: Kyle Duddleston
Wheat IPA21B: Specialty IPA
3rdHeather TaylorImps Delight22A: Double IPA

Table 17: German Wheat & Rye Beer (15 entries)

1stKevin MeintsmaHugh Hefeweizen10A: Weissbier
2ndBrian GnererHoney Bock10C: Weizenbock
3rdCharles PearsonHefeweizen10A: Weissbier

Table 18: Belgian & French Ale (37 entries)

1stSteve SimonsonPater 426A: Trappist Single
2ndTom ThompsonPatersbier26A: Trappist Single
3rdTim StuemkeOne Hit Wonder25B: Saison
4thChristopher SkottegardWishful Wit24A: Witbier

Table 19: Sour Ale (20 entries)

1stChuck Gosnell
Co-Brewer: Tom Berg, Emily Monn
Gueze23E: Gueuze
2ndGreg Lauinger
Co-Brewer: Erica Lauinger
Evan James23B: Flanders Red Ale
3rdGeoff Wold2014 Kriek23F: Fruit Lambic

Table 20: Belgian Strong Ale (28 entries)

1stBrad SegallNorthy 1226D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
2ndStephen CookEpiphany Tripel26C: Belgian Tripel
3rdAric DaulVlaamse Reus26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Table 21: Strong Ale (20 entries)

1stJosh StielerImperial Red Ale22B: American Strong Ale
2ndRobert FalinkWheatwiner22D: Wheatwine
3rdTim StuemkeFor All The Wrong Reasons17D: English Barleywine

Table 22: Fruit Beer (29 entries)

1stLori ErtlBlueberry Stout29A: Fruit Beer
2ndMatt KovalVelveteen Dragon29A: Fruit Beer
3rdJason HortonCherry Lime Wit29A: Fruit Beer
4thNathan SteigmanTrail Mix Ale29A: Fruit Beer

Table 23: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (32 entries)

1stSean KampshoffSean’s Berliner30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndMatthew TjosaasJust The Spruce IPA30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdLori ErtlWiehnachten Haus (Christmas House)30C: Winter Seasonal Beer

Table 24: Smoke Flavored & Wood aged Beer (8 entries)

1stTom ThompsonSmoked Lager6B: Rauchbier
2ndTravis Lott
Co-Brewer: Ryan Regan
Smoked Porter32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer
3rdJustin BorekSmokestack32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer

Table 25: Specialty Wood (22 entries)

1stSean KampshoffBarrel Aged Dead Hand Stout33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndSteve Towey
Co-Brewer: Erin Towey
Schmaker’s Schmark33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
3rdJosh Janos"BBA" Barleywine33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
HMAdrian EastwickImperial Stout33A: Wood-Aged Beer

Table 26: Specialty Beer (31 entries)

1stMatthew JohnsonFingers Crossed Vanilla Imperial Stout34C: Experimental Beer
2ndDan Erickson
Co-Brewer: Jess Erickson
Recently Hugged34A: Clone Beer
3rdLori ErtlAll Day Long29B: Fruit and Spice Beer

Table 27: Brett, Mixed, Wild Fermentation Beers (18 entries)

1stBenjamin Stroebel
Co-Brewer: Anna Fowler
Plum Sour28C: Wild Specialty Beer
2ndGeoff WoldBrandy Barrel Lambic28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
3rdGeoff WoldFarmhouse Brett28A: Brett Beer

Table 28: Traditional Mead (12 entries)

1stSteve FlettySlam ThisM1B: Semi-Sweet Mead
2ndJoseph GerteisLe Pomme No. 1M1C: Sweet Mead
3rdThomas CoburnApertif De MielM1C: Sweet Mead

Table 29: Cyser & Pyment (5 entries)

1stAmanda Neisch
Co-Brewer: Guillermo Marques
Appley DelightM2A: Cyser
2ndPatrick McNeely
Co-Brewer: Hank McNeely
Sauv Blanc PymentM2B: Pyment
3rdKevin Siepker JrApple MeadM2A: Cyser

Table 30: Melomel (22 entries)

1stSteve FlettyMelon PatchM2E: Melomel
2ndJosh HolbrookPineappleyM2E: Melomel
3rdChristopher SkottegardStrawberry Rhubarb MeadM2E: Melomel

Table 31: Spice & Specialty Mead (16 entries)

1stMatthew WeideGinger MeadM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
2ndPatrick McNeely
Co-Brewer: Hank McNeely
Blueberry ChipotleM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead
3rdSteve FlettyCherry Oh BabyM4C: Experimental Mead

Table 32: Standard Cider & Perry (8 entries)

1stKevin RobertsBelt With SuspendersC1A: New World Cider
2ndJosh MahoneyFirst PressC1A: New World Cider
3rdJosh LandyCiderC1A: New World Cider

Table 33: Specialty Cider & Perry (10 entries)

1stJeremy OlsenIce CiderC2D: Ice Cider
2ndScott RyanSugarbush CiderC2F: Specialty Cider/Perry
3rdJosh LandyCherry CiderC2B: Cider with Other Fruit

Table 34: Historical Beer (5 entries)

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