Winners - 25th Spirit Of Free Beer Homebrew Competition

Table 1: Light American Beer (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTrey LovelaceThe Gold StandardAmerican LagerFNBC
2ndJohn GroegerBashful BlondeBlonde AleFredericksburg Brewing Insiders
3rdMatthew SorrentinoThe Mighty BlondieBlonde Ale
HMDavid MooreDunes 208American Light LagerGulf Coast Brewer's League

Table 2: Pale European Lager (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAndy AndersonA. J.'s PilsCzech Premium Pale LagerBURP
2ndTrey LovelaceTrey's HellesMunich HellesFNBC
3rdGreg LeiferCheck +Czech Pale LagerBURP
HMPeter SaundersMaiBockHelles Bock

Table 3: Pale Bitter European Lager (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stRob FarrellPresidential PilsGerman PilsCRABS
2ndRobert BurgerLawnmower Kolsch 2017KolschUnderground Brewers of Connecticut
3rdJason BryantKolschKolschWort Hogs

Table 4: Amber Malty European Lager (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stEdward BielausOaf FestMarzenBURP
2ndMichael MarinoQuickie BockDunkels BockThe Brewing Network
3rdMel ThompsonCarmelized SausageMarzenBURP

Table 5: Amber Bitter European Lager (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stPhil CammaranoAntonVienna LagerBrowns Point Homebrew Club
2ndZachary KeimCellar BabyKellerbierChesepeake Real Ale Brewer's Society (CRABS)
3rdGreg LeiferVienna LagerVienna LagerBURP

Table 6: Dark & Strong European Beer (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTim GerbrachtMunich DunkelMunich DunkelGRiST
2ndWendy AaronsonSchwarz WaldSchwarzbierBURP
3rdMel ThompsonFlatulatorEisbockBURP
HMBob RouseSlam DunkelsMunich DunkelBURP

Table 7: Pale British Beer (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAndy AndersonThis Ain't OrdinaryOrdinary BitterBURP
2ndBill RidgelyThree AmigosBest BitterBURP
3rdMichael MarinoA Summer In StainesEnglish Golden AleThe Brewing Network

Table 8: Scottish Ale & Irish Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBrian HaleMidnight DelightScottish ExportBrowns Point Homebrew Club
2ndWendy AaronsonAuld Rabbie BurnsScottish ExportBURP
3rdBrian GlassWCBM 680 Mornin' Show AleIrish Red Ale

Table 9: Stout (19 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTom CannonGaping Bunghole StoutIrish StoutBURP
2ndJason FiloonChocolate Coffee Stout American Stout
3rdAdam KoborTsar Imperial Russian StoutImperial StoutBURP

Table 10: American Pale & Amber Ale (35 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAlan YoungGet LuckyAmerican Pale Ale
2ndScott LamondaRambling Red Amber AleAmerican Amber Ale
3rdMatthew PyleFun With EkuanotAmerican Pale AleBURP

Table 11: Brown Ale (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMel ThompsonOops, I Crapped My PantsDark MildBURP
2ndAdam StineOaty McOatfaceDark MildBADASS
3rdDavid WhiteBusta' Nutty BrownEnglish Brown AleBURP

Table 12: Porter (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stEdward BielausPachydermus PorterAmerican PorterBURP
2ndOmar Al-nidawiDancing MiceEnglish PorterDC Homebrewers
3rdAndy AndersonBubbling MudAmerican PorterBURP

Table 13: IPA (40 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stDavid White'MuricaAmerican IPABURP
2ndMichael StuppySac Trois IPASpecialty IPAGRIST / DC Homebrewers
3rdMatthew PyleClone Wars 1American IPABURP

Table 14: Strong Ale (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJoe FedericoLord FatbottomAmerican BarleywineBURP / DC Homebrewers / 50 West
2ndChristine PerezNugget BombAmerican Strong AleGRIST
3rdSteve KranzOld WindsorOld AleMidnight Homebrewers' League

Table 15: Sour & Wild Ale (25 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJamey BarlowWaterlooBerliner WeisseCAMRA (Charlottesville Area Masters of Real Ale)
2ndJamey BarlowVinylMixed Fermentation Sour BeerCAMRA (Charlottesville Area Masters of Real Ale)
3rdMike ReinitzCuvée Mihály 2013Fruit LambicBrewers United for Real Potables (BURP)

Table 16: Belgian Ale & German Wheat (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAndreas TudykaLe Bel JinnBelgian Pale Ale
2ndMatthew PyleToo Strong For NewmanWeizenbockBURP
3rdAndreas TudykaDC Dark QuarkDunkels Weissbier

Table 17: Strong Belgian Ale & Trappist Ale (22 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJoe DardenWest End GirlsTrappist Single50 West Homebrew Club
2ndJohn GroegerBrilliant BlondBelgian Blond AleFredericksburg Brewing Insiders
3rdAndrew IppolitoFive Sisters GrisetteSaison

Table 18: Fruit Beer (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stSteve MarlerDenied EntryFruit BeerBURP
2ndJason BryantMango Tango IPAFruit BeerWort Hogs
3rdRobert AndresLet Them Eat CakeFruit BeerBURP

Table 19: Spiced Beer (21 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stZachary KeimFerMeant To BeSpice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerChesepeake Real Ale Brewer's Society (CRABS)
2ndAlex StoreyFruitcake AleWinter Seasonal BeerGRIST
3rdBrandon HustonSouth Of The Border - Horchata PorterSpice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerBrowns Point Homebrew Club
HMJeff FerraroBloody Chainsaw - Turd FergusonSpice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 20: Wood-Aged Beer (20 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJason BryantBarrel StoutSpecialty Wood-Aged BeerWort Hogs
2ndEd JaniakVortex Funky MosaicWood-Aged BeerSPBW
3rdJeff FerraroBloody Chainsaw - Size 12 BourbonWood-Aged Beer

Table 21: Specialty Beer (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMichael DriscollRupert's FavoriteClassic Style Smoked Beer
2ndThomas PaganoSour Christmas AleExperimental BeerKeep It Brewing
3rdTom CannonRandy Rudolphs RauchbierClassic Style Smoked BeerBURP
HMMel ThompsonMorning CrackExperimental BeerBURP

Table 22: Cider (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stChris LanningElderberry Infused Hard CiderCider with Other Fruit
2ndRobert BurgerMaple Bourbon CiderSpecialty Cider/PerryUnderground Brewers of Connecticut
3rdBrian HaleProhibition Dry HoppedCider with Herbs/SpicesBrowns Point Homebrew Club
HMBrian HaleAmerican PieNew World CiderBrowns Point Homebrew Club

Table 23: Mead (27 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stPeter LexBravo Six One Blueberry Mead Fruit and Spice Mead50 West Homebrew club
2ndStein LanglieHappy Happy Joy JoyDry MeadBURP
3rdJoe HurseyLiam's HammerBraggotGRIST
HMJamie LangliePrunella CyserCyserBURP