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Thanks to all who participated in the 5th Annual Pennsylvania Homebrew Open Competition.

There were 113 entries judged and 86 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMichael Humes
Co-Brewer: Michelle Humes
Lucky 1313A: Dark MildBand of Media Brewers (The B.O.M.B.)

Winning Entries

Table 1: Pale Malty beers (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatthew Licht
Co-Brewer: Noel Guilford
Ferryman1A: American Light Lager
2ndScott SmithChris P. Boyce1B: American LagerLehigh Valley Home Brewers
3rdShane SansoneCream Ale1C: Cream AleSons of Alchemy

Table 2: Pale and Amber Lagers (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAndrew HowellDas Big Boi4A: Munich HellesClarksville Carboys
2ndPhilip JensenMarzen6A: MarzenState College Homebrew Club
3rdJim Burkitt
Co-Brewer: Melvin Romano
Oktoberfest6A: Marzen

Table 4: UK Pale and Amber ales (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMichael Humes
Co-Brewer: Michelle Humes
Lucky 1313A: Dark MildBand of Media Brewers (The B.O.M.B.)
2ndMichael Humes
Co-Brewer: Michelle Humes
Seeing Red15A: Irish Red AleBand of Media Brewers (The B.O.M.B.)
3rdRyan CeliaBob's Your Uncle.....13B: English Brown AleLehigh Valley Home Brewers

Table 5: Porters and other Stouts (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stShane SansoneCoconut Porter20A: American PorterSons of Alchemy
2ndSteve LandgrenProper Pint13C: English PorterUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn

Table 6: Pale Bitter Beers (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPaul Ward
Co-Brewer: Vic Orlando Jr
Citra Ass Down!18B: American Pale AleMalter Ego Homebrew Club
2ndJason FiloonVhs Roulette Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale
3rdAndrew HowellCarboi IPA18B: American Pale AleClarksville Carboys

Table 7: American Stouts (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRyan CeliaRush Hour20C: Imperial StoutLehigh Valley Home Brewers
2ndShane SansoneSumatra Coffee Stout20B: American StoutSons of Alchemy
3rdMichael Humes
Co-Brewer: Michelle Humes
Second Breakfast20B: American StoutBand of Media Brewers (The B.O.M.B.)

Table 8: American Amber Ales (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stGregg Diefenbach
Co-Brewer: Ann Diefenbach
2 For the Money Peppercorn/pistachio Ale19B: California CommonSaratoga Thoroughbrews
2ndRyan CeliaPennsylvania Uncommon27A6: Kentucky CommonLehigh Valley Home Brewers
3rdSean Etters
Co-Brewer: Michaela, Natalie And Colin Etters
Tm19C: American Brown Ale

Table 9: IPAs (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMichael WigginsCalypso's Melody21A: American IPACarolina Brewmasters

Table 10: NE IPA (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBrian KapustaNE IPA21B7: New England IPA Pusta Brewing
2ndIan Turner
Co-Brewer: William Turner
Phantom of the Hopera21B7: New England IPA
3rdAnthony TapiaHazed and Confused21B7: New England IPA

Table 11: Strong beers (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stFred MullnerRich Romanko Gets Away With This S**t All the Time9A: Doppelbock Three Rivers Alliance of Serious Homebrewers [PA]
2ndJacob MooreWorld Burner17D: English BarleywineRegional Harrisburg Area Brewers
3rdRichard RomankoNot Sure If I Can do It In Time6C: Dunkels BockThree Rivers Underground Brewers (TRUB) [PA]

Table 12: Belgian (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stEric BinderSaison25B: Saison
2ndRichard RomankoGrisette Or Saison? 25B: Saison Three Rivers Underground Brewers (TRUB) [PA]

Table 13: Fruit and Sours (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJim Burkitt
Co-Brewer: Melvin Romano
Paper Dragon23A: Berliner Weisse
2ndJonathan UnruhEast Ashley28C: Wild Specialty Beer
3rdSteve AndersonApple Pear Berliner Weisse29B: Fruit and Spice Beer Sons of Alchemy
HMMichael WigginsMangoverboard29A: Fruit Beer Carolina Brewmasters

Table 14: Spice, Herb or Vegetable beers (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatthew Proch
Co-Brewer: Jeffrey Robeano
Almost Like Christmas30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 15: Wood -aged or Smoke beer (4 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPhil GowlingBbw33A: Wood-Aged Beer State College Homebrew Club
2ndScott SmithSmoked Peezy32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer Lehigh Valley Home Brewers
3rdJacob Moore
Co-Brewer: Chris Barnabie
Hammer of God33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Regional Harrisburg Area Brewers