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Thanks to all who participated in the UNYHA'S 44th Annual Homebrew Competition!.

There were 156 entries judged and 97 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stRobert ViscaLipstick On A Pig LSX4: Catharina SourUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
2ndLen ModelewskiFree Ballin' Hops21C: Hazy IPASalt City Brew Club
3rdHermen DíazModelo Nada2A: International Pale Lager
HMGabe TanyiSmoke Malt Catharsis 27A5: Piwo Grodziskie

Winning Entries

Table 1: Light Lagers (10 entries)

1stHermen DíazModelo Nada2A: International Pale Lager
2ndSami LeonEl Leon1B: American LagerUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
3rdKen Johnson
Co-Brewer: Jeff Roberge
Jinx's Cream Ale1C: Cream Ale

Table 2: Ciders & Meads! (18 entries)

1stStephen WilsonCatawba PymentM2B: Pyment
2ndStephen WilsonFrench CyserM2A: Cyser
3rdJosh AuneApple PieC2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices St. Louis Brews

Table 3: Fruit Beers (8 entries)

1stBob Charboneau
Co-Brewer: Deron Weet
Yuzu Yakuza29A: Fruit Beer Upstate NY Homebrewers Assn
2ndFritz SchanzStearman's Peach Helles29A: Fruit Beer Denton County Homebrewers Guild
3rdJoe SmaldoneFrnkful Dead Hazy Reaper IPA29B: Fruit and Spice Beer Frnk And Co. Brewing

Table 4: Pale, German. (10 entries)

1stStephen RusinkoGerman Helles4A: Munich HellesSalt City Brew Club
2ndLen ModelewskiPilsner5D: German PilsSalt City Brew Club
3rdDavid Nazzaro
Co-Brewer: Ron Nazzaro
Bizzbrau5C: German Helles Exportbier

Table 5: In Theory, non-hazy IPA's. (7 entries)

1stMatt Pray
Co-Brewer: Jeff McPhee
Obsidian IPA21B2: Black IPA Upstate NY Homebrewers Assn
2ndLen ModelewskiFrosty Dip IPA21B: Specialty IPA Salt City Brew Club
3rdJoe RizzoBerzerker21B4: Red IPA

Table 6: Hazy IPA's (5 entries)

1stLen ModelewskiFree Ballin' Hops21C: Hazy IPASalt City Brew Club
2ndJason Filoon
Co-Brewer: Tim Smith
Perils Of Self Betterment 21C: Hazy IPA
3rdSean EagenToo Dumb For Words21C: Hazy IPABrewtubers

Table 7: American Pale Ale (8 entries)

1stHermen DíazWrath18B: American Pale Ale
2ndJonathan GerenskiNz Pale18B: American Pale AleUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
3rdAndy Grayson
Co-Brewer: Claire DeFelice
Young Lion Of The West18B: American Pale AleUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn

Table 8: American Amber and Dark ales (8 entries)

1stKevin MackCoffee, Stout, Or Something Else20B: American Stout
2ndSami LeonNot So Common19B: California CommonUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
3rdJason GaleaSmoldering In Darkness20A: American PorterAlbany Brew Crafters (ABC)

Table 9: Brown and Black British Isles Ales (11 entries)

1stWayne ChaseV-Day Esb11B: Best BitterSalt City Brew Club
2ndJoe JachlewskiColor Rush Irish Red Ale15A: Irish Red AleUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
3rdWayne ChaseScottish 216014C: Scottish ExportSalt City Brew Club

Table 10: Hoppy Light Americans (6 entries)

1stRobert ViscaBackyard Oasis 18A: Blonde AleUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
2ndTrey MartinStrength and Wheatness 1D: American Wheat BeerCentral Alabama Brewers Society
3rdMark ScibiliaBlonde18A: Blonde AleNiagara Association of Homebrewers

Table 11: Strong Beers (9 entries)

1stAndy Grayson
Co-Brewer: Ryan Humphris
Little Sasquatch22C: American BarleywineUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
2ndAdam OdegardOld Man17B: Old AleUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
3rdAdam OdegardWiez Guy10C: Weizenbock Upstate NY Homebrewers Assn

Table 12: Amber and Dark Lagers (10 entries)

1stKen Johnson
Co-Brewer: Jeff Roberge
Beer Barn Marzen6A: Märzen
2ndLen ModelewskiVienna7A: Vienna LagerSalt City Brew Club
3rdRobert ViscaEin Prinzit Oktoberfest 6A: MärzenUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn

Table 13: Wit to the Weiess (8 entries)

1stMohammed ManzoorZwittgenstein24A: WitbierBig Tim’s Club
2ndGabe TanyiHeffleweizen10A: Weissbier
3rdBenjamin GabrielThe Vvitch24A: WitbierUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn

Table 14: Monastic Ales (8 entries)

1stAdam OdegardBells326C: Belgian TripelUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
2ndJonathan GerenskiDubbel Dribble26B: Belgian DubbelUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
3rdFritz SchanzStearman's Belgian Dark Strong Ale26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleDenton County Homebrewers Guild

Table 15: Belgian, Non-Monastic (7 entries)

1stFritz SchanzStearman's Bier de Garde24C: Bière de Garde Denton County Homebrewers Guild
2ndJonathan GerenskiBelgian Smash24B: Belgian Pale AleUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
3rdBob Charboneau
Co-Brewer: Sam Tischler
Spelterweight Saison- Round 225B: Saison Upstate NY Homebrewers Assn

Table 16: Sour/Funky (9 entries)

1stRobert ViscaLipstick On A Pig LSX4: Catharina Sour Upstate NY Homebrewers Assn
2ndAndy Grayson
Co-Brewer: Claire DeFelice
Hügelkultur28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer Upstate NY Homebrewers Assn
3rdSam TischlerRazzle Me This?28C: Wild Specialty Beer Upstate NY Homebrewers Assn

Table 17: Smoke/Wood Aged (6 entries)

1stGabe TanyiSmoke Malt Catharsis 27A5: Piwo Grodziskie
2ndSam Tischler
Co-Brewer: Bob Charboneau
Wine Barrel Aged Saison33A: Wood-Aged Beer Upstate NY Homebrewers Assn
3rdThomas McGloineNordmenn Rød øl32B: Specialty Smoked Beer Saratoga Thoroughbrews

Table 18: Specialty Beers! (8 entries)

1stCorey Dudish Hare
Co-Brewer: Jennifer Hare
Jenny's Cream Ale34B: Mixed-Style Beer
2ndSam Tischler
Co-Brewer: Bob Charboneau
Blended Dark Strong 34B: Mixed-Style Beer Upstate NY Homebrewers Assn
3rdSam Tischler
Co-Brewer: Bob Charboneau
The Beast-Coconut 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Upstate NY Homebrewers Assn