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Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Marty Fischlin Framboise 17F: Fruit Lambic
2nd Mathew Bender Cheekie McGoo 14B: American IPA Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Paul Shick Vienna Heights 3A: Vienna Lager Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Best of Show – Cider

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Todd Donnelly Bill Belicheck’s Favorite New England Cider 28A: New England Cider Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Best of Show – Mead

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Todd Donnelly Odin’s Favorite Acerglyn 26C: Open Category Mead Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Winning Entries

Table 1: Light Lager (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Larry Reuter
Co-Brewer: Donna
Corny 1B: Standard American Lager Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
2nd Brian Bostaph
Co-Brewer: Mike Yingling
Pretty Persuasion 1D: Munich Helles Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd Shawn Adams
Co-Brewer: Josh Blubaugh
Baby Bier 1D: Munich Helles Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
HM Mike Yingling
Co-Brewer: Brian Bostaph
The Helles You Say! 1D: Munich Helles Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 2: Pilsner (12 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Greg Irving
Co-Brewer: Carl Winslow
Pilsner Steve Urkel 2B: Bohemian Pilsener Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd Mike Yingling
Co-Brewer: Brian Bostaph
Erste Pils 2A: German Pilsner (Pils) Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd Paul Shick Pride Of Cleveland Heights 2C: Classic American Pilsner Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 3: European Amber Lager (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Paul Shick Vienna Heights 3A: Vienna Lager Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd Paul Shick SNOBFest 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Matt Shurtz Shurtztoberfest 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
HM Rich Tomazin Vienna Lager 3A: Vienna Lager Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 4: Dark Lager (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Paul Shick Munich Heights 4B: Munich Dunkel Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd David Worth Back In Black 4C: Schwarzbier Madison Homebrewers & Tasters Guild
3rd David Watson
Co-Brewer: Michael McFarland
Accidentally Dumped 2 Gallons Dunkel 4B: Munich Dunkel Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 5: Bock (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Kevin Paul Annihilator 5C: Doppelbock C.R.A.F.T
2nd Mike Ontolchik
Co-Brewer: Andrew Mitchell
Collaborator 5C: Doppelbock Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Andrew Mitchell
Co-Brewer: Mike Ontolchik
Eisbock 5D: Eisbock Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
HM Mike Yingling
Co-Brewer: Brian Bostaph
Helles++ 5A: Maibock/Helles Bock Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 6: Light Hybrid Beer (14 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Greg Irving Cream Abdul Jabbar 6A: Cream Ale Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd Todd Donnelly Kolschy Kolsch 6C: Kolsch Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Henry Neilson Elemental Centennial Wheat 6D: American Wheat or Rye Beer

Table 7: Amber Hybrid Beer (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Joseph Dierksheide Dusseldorf Altbier 7C: Dusseldorf Altbier Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
2nd Bill Becker Shrewd 7B: California Common Beer S.O.B
3rd Matt Shurtz Alt Malzig 7C: Dusseldorf Altbier Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 8: English Pale Ale (16 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st David Heuser Exalted Ale 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) Lorain County Zymurgists
2nd Matt Shurtz Belt & Suspenders 8A: Standard/Ordinary Bitter Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd Jim Jadwisiak
Co-Brewer: Cara Baker, Mark Rames, Dean Morris
Lil’ Snapper 8A: Standard/Ordinary Bitter Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
HM Jeff Cassano Bitter Ex 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 9: Scottish and Irish Ale (15 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Christopher Schaeffer 60 Shilling 9A: Scottish Light 60/-
2nd Mike Yingling
Co-Brewer: Brian Bostaph
Nac Mac Feegle 9E: Strong Scotch Ale Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd Christopher Schaeffer Wee Heavy 9E: Strong Scotch Ale

Table 10: American Ale (19 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Shane Meyers Hop Topper 10A: American Pale Ale
2nd Joseph Dierksheide American Brown Ale 10C: American Brown Ale Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd Greg Irving
Co-Brewer: Screech Powers
Tiffani Amber Thiessen 10B: American Amber Ale Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 11: English Brown Ale (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Michael Swartzwelder
Co-Brewer: Nathan Levengood
1st Down Browns 11C: Northern English Brown Ale Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
2nd Greg Irving Southern Comfort 11B: Southern English Brown Ale Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd John Wicks Barely Beer 3.0 11A: Mild Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 12: Porter (15 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Mike Creveling SNOB.? Try Little Blue Pills. 12A: Brown Porter Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
2nd Paul Shick London Heights 12B: Robust Porter Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Nathan Levengood
Co-Brewer: Mike Swartzwelder
Comrade Porter 12C: Baltic Porter Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 13: Stout (22 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Andrew Mitchell Barn Owl 13C: Oatmeal Stout Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd Mike Mocarski Not Your Mother’s Milk Stout 13B: Sweet Stout Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd David Watson Fourth Time’s The Charm 13D: Foreign Extra Stout Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
HM Chad Heuser Cocoa B 13D: Foreign Extra Stout Lorain County Zymurgists

Table 14: India Pale Ale (IPA) (35 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Mathew Bender Cheekie McGoo 14B: American IPA Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd Greg Snowden Citra IPA 14B: American IPA Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd Mike Creveling Bit O Snob In My Knickers 14A: English IPA Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
HM Michael Martini IPA 14B: American IPA

Table 15: German Wheat and Rye Beer (12 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Michael Swartzwelder
Co-Brewer: Nathan Levengood
Ctrl + Alt + DeWheat 15A: Weizen/Weissbier Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
2nd Mark Rames Hefeweizen 15A: Weizen/Weissbier Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Mike Marcella
Co-Brewer: Kelly Pearson
Maveryan Hefeweizen 15A: Weizen/Weissbier

Table 16: Belgian and French Ale (19 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Marty Hassink Rye Knott 16C: Saison Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
2nd Steve Amey Elemental 16D: Biere de Garde Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd Andrew Mitchell Honey Rye Saison 16C: Saison Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
HM Adam Davidson Manty Saison 16C: Saison

Table 17: Sour Ale (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Marty Fischlin Framboise 17F: Fruit Lambic
2nd Cara Baker
Co-Brewer: Mike Ontolchik
The Lambic Lies Down On Cherries 17F: Fruit Lambic Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Mike Ontolchik
Co-Brewer: Matt Grroening
Stupid Sexy Flanders 17B: Flanders Red Ale Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 18: Belgian Strong Ale (21 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st William Molyneux
Co-Brewer: Derek Soukup
Boot Licker 18E: Belgian Dark Strong Ale The Brookings BrewKings
2nd Paul Shick Monastery Blond(E) 18A: Belgian Blond Ale Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Keith Rush
Co-Brewer: R
Belgian Dark NY Nights 18E: Belgian Dark Strong Ale Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
HM John Wicks 24K Belgian Gold 18D: Belgian Golden Strong Ale Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 19: Strong Ale (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Shawn Adams
Co-Brewer: Blubaugh
English Honey 19B: English Barleywine Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
2nd Michael Malinowski Old Glen 19A: Old Ale Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd Christopher Pfeiffer Cold Winter 19A: Old Ale Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 20: Fruit Beer (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st William Molyneux
Co-Brewer: Derek Soukup
Prairie Peche 20A: Fruit Beer The Brookings BrewKings
2nd Mark Sheppa Golden Gate Raspberry Porter 20A: Fruit Beer Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Nathan Levengood Paw Paw Cream Ale 20A: Fruit Beer Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 21: Spice/Herb/Vegatable Beer (27 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Nathan Levengood
Co-Brewer: Mike Swartzwelder
Almond Joy 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
2nd Adam Davidson Grants Jalapeno Porter 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rd Nathan Levengood
Co-Brewer: Mike Swartzwelder
Dangling Jingle Bells 21B: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
HM Andrew Mitchell Barn Owl On Coffee 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 22: Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Anthony Cowley Cuyahoga Chrome 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd Mike Mocarski Whiskey Barrel Imperial Rye Stout 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Michael Malinowski Triple Port 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 23: Specialty Beer (19 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Shane Meyers Simplicity 23A: Specialty Beer
2nd Greg Irving We Used To Wait 23A: Specialty Beer Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Larry Reuter
Co-Brewer: Donna
Saaz Rock Bock 23A: Specialty Beer Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
HM Goose Steingass Catcher In The Rye IPA 23A: Specialty Beer Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 24: Traditional Mead (4 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Carl McMillin Old Orange Blossom 24C: Sweet Mead Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
2nd Todd Donnelly Honeymoon Semi Sweet Mead 24B: Semi-Sweet Mead Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Mike Ontolchik
Co-Brewer: Alan Schubert
My First Mead 24B: Semi-Sweet Mead Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 25: Melomel (Fruit Mead) (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st David Worth Berry Berry Good 25C: Other Fruit Melomel Madison Homebrewers & Tasters Guild
2nd Todd Donnelly Cherry Melomel 25C: Other Fruit Melomel Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Carl McMillin SAAZ Apple Pressed Cyser 25A: Cyser Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
HM Carl McMillin Cranberry Melomel 25C: Other Fruit Melomel Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 26: Other Mead (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Todd Donnelly Odin’s Favorite Acerglyn 26C: Open Category Mead Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd Kevin Paul Whoopinstick Braggot 26B: Braggot C.R.A.F.T
3rd David Worth Hi Honey! 26C: Open Category Mead Madison Homebrewers & Tasters Guild

Table 27: Standard Cider and Perry (12 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jeremy French Common Cider 27A: Common Cider Ann Arbor Brewers Guild
2nd Nathan Levengood
Co-Brewer: Mike Swartzwelder
Soaked In Cider 27A: Common Cider Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd Mike Piazza 4 Mile 27A: Common Cider Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 28: Specialty Cider and Perry (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Todd Donnelly Bill Belicheck’s Favorite New England Cider 28A: New England Cider Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd Mike Yingling
Co-Brewer: Heather Risher
Ask Heather 28B: Fruit Cider Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd David Watson Cherry Bomb 28B: Fruit Cider Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)