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Thanks to all who participated in the 7th Annual Pennsylvania Homebrew Open Competition.

There were 92 entries judged and 207 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stNick SmithCircles Under Street Lights21B7: New England IPAB.A.S.H. (Butler Area Society of Homebrewers)
2ndDave TaylorBlonder Than Yesterday25A: Belgian Blond AleKeystone Hops
3rdRichard RomankoDamn The Torpedoes - Full Speed Ahead5D: German PilsThree Rivers Underground Brewers (TRUB)

Winning Entries

Table 1: Pale & Mild (10 entries)

1stPaul Ward
Co-Brewer: Vic Orlando Jr
El Hefe10A: WeissbierMalter Ego Homebrew Club
2ndJoe Smaldone
Co-Brewer: Frank
Hes Not Beer18A: Blonde AleFrnk And Co. Brewing
3rdJohnathan JessenHellertown Helles4A: Munich HellesLehigh Valley Home Brewers

Table 2: Pale Bitter beers (7 entries)

1stRichard RomankoDamn The Torpedoes - Full Speed Ahead5D: German PilsThree Rivers Underground Brewers (TRUB)
2ndMatt KingCzech 123B: Czech Premium Pale LagerKeystone Hops
3rdRon BarnesCzech Your Head3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerKansas City Bier Meisters

Table 3: Malty lagers (5 entries)

1stDJ Gerena
Co-Brewer: Matt Sirkot
Schwartzy8B: SchwarzbierThree Rivers Alliance of Serious Homebrewers (TRASH)
2ndAbel Pina
Co-Brewer: Greg Fitzgerald
The Benedictine Monk8A: Munich DunkelSouthern Nevada Ale Fermenters Union (SNAFU)
3rdMatthew FreedTreat Yo Self3D: Czech Dark Lager

Table 4: Malty Ales (7 entries)

1stBritton HeimOgt-5 American Amber Ale19A: American Amber Ale

Table 5: Porters and Stouts (6 entries)

1stSteve Badman1910 Fuller's Porter27A8: Pre-Prohibition PorterLehigh Valley Home Brewers
2ndChris RadiNot-So Pre-Pro Porter27A8: Pre-Prohibition PorterThree Rivers Underground Brewers (TRUB)
3rdJeffrey RockerSurry Stout15B: Irish Stout

Table 6: American IPA (9 entries)

1stMike BradyG-Thang IPA21A: American IPAMorris Area Society of Homebrewers
2ndAbel Pina
Co-Brewer: Greg Fitzgerald
My Name Is Tropical21A: American IPASouthern Nevada Ale Fermenters Union (SNAFU)
3rdJosh Grissom
Co-Brewer: Jereme Grissom
Galactic Constipation 21A: American IPACircle City Zymurgy

Table 7: Specialty IPA (10 entries)

1stNick SmithCircles Under Street Lights21B7: New England IPA B.A.S.H. (Butler Area Society of Homebrewers)
2ndJustin LeppekMorning Fog21B7: New England IPA
3rdJereme Grissom
Co-Brewer: Josh Grissom
She Talks To Angels21B: Specialty IPA Circle City Zymurgy

Table 8: Spice, Herb, etc (11 entries)

1stErik LewisE Lews Winter Warmer30C: Winter Seasonal Beer
2ndMichael AstfalkBackyard Saison34C: Experimental Beer
3rdMike BradyLos Locos30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Morris Area Society of Homebrewers

Table 9: Strong Beers (6 entries)

1stPhil GowlingHighlander17C: Wee HeavyState College Homebrew Club
2ndRon BarnesCelebrating Goat9A: Doppelbock Kansas City Bier Meisters
3rdRichard RomankoTo Helles and Bock4C: Helles BockThree Rivers Underground Brewers (TRUB)

Table 10: Big Belgians (7 entries)

1stPhil GowlingTricolor26C: Belgian TripelState College Homebrew Club
2ndDave TaylorCruella Dubel26B: Belgian DubbelKeystone Hops

Table 11: Wild and Sour (4 entries)

1stRobert GibbonsCranberry Sour Ale28C: Wild Specialty Beer Brew Haven
2ndJonathan RollinsSour2th Panther28C: Wild Specialty Beer Cap and Hare Homebrew Club
3rdCarmelo Medina GarciaGose27A1: GoseThree Rivers Alliance of Serious Homebrewers (TRASH)

Table 12: Smoke and Wood (5 entries)

1stJacob MooreJasper6B: RauchbierRegional Harrisburg Area Brewers
2ndJohnathan JessenBourbon Barrel Doppelbock33A: Wood-Aged Beer Lehigh Valley Home Brewers
3rdTom Pierce
Co-Brewer: Dean Pierce
Pappy's Smoke Shack 32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer

Table 13: Belgian ales (5 entries)

1stDave TaylorBlonder Than Yesterday25A: Belgian Blond AleKeystone Hops
2ndMichael AstfalkAmor Dei, Pt 225B: Saison
3rdRobert SchodorfOmg What A Witte!24A: WitbierBirmingham Brewmasters