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Thanks To All Who Participated in the Wizard of SAAZ

There were 349 entries and 140 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners 

BOS - Beer

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tom Beach
Co-Brewer: Chip Gerber
Jack the RIPA 23A Specialty Beer: Specialty Beer
2nd Scot Schaar Sasquatch 2013 19C Strong Ale: American Barleywine River's Edge Fermentation Society
3rd Michael Creveling Brown squishy Snob on my shoe 12A Porter: Brown Porter Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Winning Entries 

Table 1: Standard Meads (3 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Mike Ontolchik
Co-Brewer: Alan Schubert
My First Mead 24B: Semi-Sweet Mead Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Todd Donnelly We mead again? 24B: Semi-Sweet Mead Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
1st Daniel Fick Mesquite 24C: Sweet Mead C.R.A.F.T.

Table 2: Melomel (5 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Will Shiel
Co-Brewer: Rachel Shiel
Wedding Mead 25C: Other Fruit Melomel SODZ
2nd Daniel Fick Berry Hydromel 25C: Other Fruit Melomel C.R.A.F.T.
3rd Todd Donnelly Cyser upper 25A: Cyser Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 3: Other Meads (6 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd Kevin Paul Brandies Birthday Mead 26C: Open Category Mead C.R.A.F.T.
2nd Scot Schaar Guilty By Association 26C: Open Category Mead River's Edge Fermentation Society
1st Daniel Fick Blackberry Merlot Pyment 26C: Open Category Mead C.R.A.F.T.

Table 4: Fruit (14 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Todd Donnelly Cherry Saison 20A: Fruit Beer Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd David Worth Tropical Triumph 20A: Fruit Beer Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
HM Nicole Steward Raspberry Stout 20A: Fruit Beer
2nd Andy Weigel Berliner Weisse with Peaches NHC2014 20A: Fruit Beer T.R.A.S.H.

Table 5: Strong Ales (12 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Scot Schaar Sasquatch 2013 19C: American Barleywine River's Edge Fermentation Society
3rd Michael Ericksen Grandaddy Ale 19A: Old Ale Ann Arbor Brewers Guild
2nd Dan Chisholm Tropic Bomb 19C: American Barleywine Glass City Mashers

Table 6: Scottish and Irish Ale (18 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Jon Sicotte Ben’s Ale 9E: Strong Scotch Ale Glass City Mashers
1st Lou Laird BL Strong Scotch Ale 9E: Strong Scotch Ale Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd Nate Levengood Carlisle 80/- 9C: Scottish Export 80/- Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 7: English Pale Ale (15 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Mike Tarantino ESB 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
1st Marty Hassink To the Bitter End 8B: Special/Best/Premium Bitter Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd Michael Creveling Benny Hill’s Ghost 8B: Special/Best/Premium Bitter Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 15: German Wheat and Rye (14 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st David Worth Der Roggen 15D: Roggenbier (German Rye Beer) Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd Todd Donnelly King o’ the Wheats 15C: Weizenbock Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd Larry Reuter Hefe EL GS 15A: Weizen/Weissbier Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 16: Porter (18 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
HM Kevin Sponsler
Co-Brewer: Jeff Sponsler, Dan Knechtel
Riley’s Porter 12B: Robust Porter Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
2nd Larry Reuter Hey Porter ! 12B: Robust Porter Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
1st Michael Creveling Brown squishy Snob on my shoe 12A: Brown Porter Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd Mike Danks
Co-Brewer: Kevin Blakey
Polar Vortex Baltic Porter 12C: Baltic Porter Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 17: Sour (9 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd Steve Amey Evil Berry Queen 17F: Fruit Lambic Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
1st Donna Reuter Flemy 17B: Flanders Red Ale Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
2nd Todd Donnelly Uber Pucker Up! 17A: Berliner Weisse Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 18: Light Lagers (16 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
HM Kevin Sponsler
Co-Brewer: Jeff Sponsler, Dan Knechtel
The BT Lager 1C: Premium American Lager Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd Charlie Newell Light Lager 1C: Premium American Lager
2nd Larry Reuter Corny 1B: Standard American Lager Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
1st Tim Thomssen Hayseed Helles 1D: Munich Helles Lincoln Lagers!

Table 19: Pilsners (14 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
HM Larry Reuter GePils 2A: German Pilsner (Pils) Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd Greg Irving
Co-Brewer: Mike Yingling (Old Malty)
Little Bo Pils 2A: German Pilsner (Pils) Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
1st Paul Shick Prague Heights 2B: Bohemian Pilsener Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd Mike Yingling
Co-Brewer: Greg Irving
Erste Pils 2A: German Pilsner (Pils) Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 20: Amber Lagers (12 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Paul Shick Vienna Heights 3A: Vienna Lager Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Jamie Phillips Freud’s Elixir 3A: Vienna Lager Burns Park Brewing
2nd Tom Tucker
Co-Brewer: Jan Tucker
Marzen 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
HM David Watson Wies’n von Watson II 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen Chop & Brew

Table 21: Dark Lagers (14 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Joseph Dierksheide Munich Dunkel 4B: Munich Dunkel Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd Nathan Levengood Das Dunkel, Ya? 4B: Munich Dunkel Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
2nd Mark Agostino Black Mamba 4C: Schwarzbier

Table 22: Specialty Beer (25 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tom Beach
Co-Brewer: Chip Gerber
Jack the RIPA 23A: Specialty Beer
2nd Chad Heuser Imperial Cream Ale 23A: Specialty Beer Lorain County Brew Club
3rd Keith McFarlane
Co-Brewer: MMBC
Imperial Coffee Stout 23A: Specialty Beer Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 23: Light Hybrid Beer (24 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd Scot Schaar Black Eagle Kolsch 6C: Kolsch River's Edge Fermentation Society
1st Greg Irving
Co-Brewer: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Cream Abdul-Jabbar 6A: Cream Ale Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd David Farmer Blondie 6B: Blonde Ale Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 24: Stouts (38 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Andrew Mitchell Barn Owl 13C: Oatmeal Stout Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd Cara Baker
Co-Brewer: Jim Jadwisiak, Mike Jadwisiak
Take The Reigns 13E: American Stout Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Bob and Kim Barrett Larry’s Imperial Stout 13F: Imperial Stout Ann Arbor Brewers Guild

Table 25: Standard Cider and Perry (10 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Rich Tomazin Kiraly’s Cider 27A: Common Cider Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
1st Michael Ericksen Bee’s Blossom 27A: Common Cider Ann Arbor Brewers Guild
3rd Todd Donnelly Uncommonly Common Cider 27A: Common Cider Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 26: IPA (35 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Jeff Hughes Slightly Improved IPA 14B: American IPA C.R.A.F.T.
3rd Kyle Roth
Co-Brewer: Ferndock
MetalHops Double IPA 14C: Imperial IPA Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
1st Justen Pelton Rocky Mountain High 14C: Imperial IPA Ann Arbor Brewers Guild

Table 28: Amber Hybrids (10 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Thomssen Parallel Universe 7A: Northern German Altbier Lincoln Lagers!
2nd Matt Bender Cleveland Steamer 7B: California Common Beer Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Rich Tomazin Altar Alt 7C: Dusseldorf Altbier Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 29: Bock (9 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Robert Moreland Laidbock Maibock 5A: Maibock/Helles Bock L.M.H.B.A.
2nd Daniel Fick Dopplebock 5C: Doppelbock C.R.A.F.T.
3rd Paul Shick Einbeck Heights 5D: Eisbock Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 30: American Ales (45 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd Larry Reuter Half Nelson 10A: American Pale Ale Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
2nd Greg Irving
Co-Brewer: Zack Morris
Tiffani Amber Thiessen 10B: American Amber Ale Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
1st Melissa Edmunds Rita Miller 10C: American Brown Ale

Table 31: English Brown Ale (14 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd John Primozic Colo Returned 11A: Mild
3rd Kevin Paul Whoopinstick Mild 11A: Mild C.R.A.F.T.
1st Greg Irving Reflektor 11C: Northern English Brown Ale Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 32: Belgian and French Ale (22 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Marty Hassink Second Chance Saison 16C: Saison Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
2nd Kyle Roth
Co-Brewer: Ferndock
Baden Gone Wild 16E: Belgian Specialty Ale Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Chris Hammer-Huber Double H Imperial Wit 16E: Belgian Specialty Ale Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 33: Belgian Strong Ale (25 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd Paul Shick Bruge Blond(e) 18A: Belgian Blond Ale Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
1st Michael Malinowski Trippin’ 18C: Belgian Tripel Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
2nd Kyle Roth
Co-Brewer: Ferndock
Frank 18E: Belgian Dark Strong Ale Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 34: Spice/Herb/Vegatable Beer (25 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Matthew Nycz Christmas Ale 21B: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer
HM Daniel Fick Xmas Ale 21B: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer C.R.A.F.T.
3rd Melissa Edmunds Lavy 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
1st Jim Satin Knaufs Pepper Ale 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Ann Arbor Brewers Guild

Table 35: Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer (21 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
HM Nathan Levengood
Co-Brewer: Matt Shurtz
Piss on Fire 22B: Other Smoked Beer Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd Bob and Kim Barrett Smoke ’em If You’ve Got ’em 22B: Other Smoked Beer Ann Arbor Brewers Guild
2nd Michael Malinowski Summer Lovin 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
1st Bob and Kim Barrett Old Woody 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Ann Arbor Brewers Guild

Table 36: Specialty Cider and Perry (10 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd Todd Donnelly Vermont Juice 28A: New England Cider Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
HM David Watson Cider? I ’ardly Know ’er! 28B: Fruit Cider Chop & Brew
2nd Todd Donnelly Cinnamon Stick Cider 28D: Other Specialty Cider or Perry Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
1st Todd Donnelly Geauga Gold 28D: Other Specialty Cider or Perry Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Sponsors

Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ) is proud to have the following sponsors for the Wizard of SAAZ:

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