Thanks To All Who Participated in the Suwanee Beer Fest Home Brew Competition (Permit #S2014-01)

There were 361 entries judged and 167 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

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Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Paul Bushell
Co-Brewer: Mike Branam
Doomsday Barleywine 19C: American Barleywine New London Brew Club

Winning Entries

Table 1: Light Lager & Pilsner (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Gene Denny-Lybbert Han’s Pilsner 2A: German Pilsner (Pils)
2nd Tim Stone Dr. Evil’s American Lager 1B: Standard American Lager New London Brew Club
3rd Brandon Mines German Pilsner 2A: German Pilsner (Pils)

Table 2: Amber Hybrid & Irish Red (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Mark Pannell Na-Na Hey-Hey Goodbye Beer 7B: California Common Beer Chicken City Ale Raisers
2nd Isaac Ramsey Irish Red 9D: Irish Red Ale Brewing network
3rd Guy Beck Nearly Prefect German Altbier 7A: Northern German Altbier Brewmasters of Alpharetta

Table 3: Strong Scotch Ale (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Guy Beck Nearly Perfect Wee Heavy 9E: Strong Scotch Ale Brewmasters of Alpharetta
2nd Julie Bergess Strong Scotch 9E: Strong Scotch Ale
3rd Benjamin Halter Wee Beary 9E: Strong Scotch Ale Brewmasters of Alpharetta

Table 4: Cream Ale, Blonde Ale & Kolsch (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ryan Malloy Malloy’s Blonde Ale 6B: Blonde Ale Final Gravity
2nd Ed Babineau Alpha Dog Kolsch 6C: Kolsch Brewmasters of Alpharetta
3rd Donald Glenn Abernathy Beer Time 6A: Cream Ale

Table 5: American Wheat or Rye (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Guy Beck Nearly Perfect American Rye Ale 6D: American Wheat or Rye Beer Brewmasters of Alpharetta
2nd Jim Shell Big Moon American Hybrid V 6D: American Wheat or Rye Beer
3rd Mitch Price Rye Pale Ale 6D: American Wheat or Rye Beer

Table 6: English & American IPA (34 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Theron Neese Toad Slayer 14B: American IPA Brewmasters of Alpharetta
2nd Keith Wilson
Co-Brewer: Michael Nunn
Shankapotomus IPA 14B: American IPA Swing Lube Brewing
3rd Chris Nama
Co-Brewer: Beaver Dawg Brews
Cloudy With A Chance Of Hops 14B: American IPA

Table 7: Imperial IPA (17 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Brian Britt Zythos Warrior Double IPA 14C: Imperial IPA
2nd Ryan Brown Hop Hammer 14C: Imperial IPA
3rd Jeffrey DeWeese Another IIPA 14C: Imperial IPA

Table 8: Saison (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jeffrey DeWeese
Co-Brewer: Those Damn Cats.
Zoo House Saison 16C: Saison
2nd Mauro Tarone Fat Tony’s Farmhouse Ale 16C: Saison
3rd Jason Young Nelson Sauvin Saison 16C: Saison

Table 9: Spice,Herb, Vegetable (21 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Charlie Blackwood Fire On The Mountain 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Middle Georgia Hops Society
2nd Keith Grone Winter Cheer 21B: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer
3rd Paul Skinner
Co-Brewer: Mark Johnson
Vanilla Coffee Stout 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
HM Matthew Smith Kona Coffee Porter 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Middle Georgia Hops Society

Table 10: Specialty Beers (30 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Matthew Curling Imperial Oatmeal Monster 23A: Specialty Beer
2nd Kris Johansson
Co-Brewer: Matt Schaefer
Starkol I 23A: Specialty Beer Hop Booya
3rd Tim Lewis Breakfast Porter 23A: Specialty Beer Brewmasters of Alpharetta
HM Carl McAllister
Co-Brewer: Cameron McAllister
Raider Red Rye IPA 23A: Specialty Beer

Table 11: American Pale Ale (17 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Isaac Ramsey Evereman Ale 10A: American Pale Ale Brewing network
2nd Mike Whitley
Co-Brewer: James Brannan
Golden Pawn Pale Ale 10A: American Pale Ale Pawnville Brewing
3rd Paul Bushell Hat Trick Pale 10A: American Pale Ale New London Brew Club

Table 12: American Amber Ale (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Andy Park Brown Bomber 10B: American Amber Ale Brewmasters of Alpharetta
2nd Pat Rains Copperhead Ale 10B: American Amber Ale GCB
3rd Guy Beck Nearly Perfect American Amber Ale 10B: American Amber Ale Brewmasters of Alpharetta

Table 13: American Brown Ale (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Alan Brune Lost Weekend 10C: American Brown Ale
2nd Ryan Boling Brown’d Zero 10C: American Brown Ale Brewmasters of Alpharetta
3rd Evan Harris Ernie Ale (Smoked Maple Brown) 10C: American Brown Ale Edgewood

Table 14: Fruit Beer (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Julie Bergess Robust Raspberry Porter 20A: Fruit Beer
2nd Benjamin Halter Beary Mango Ale 20A: Fruit Beer Brewmasters of Alpharetta
3rd Donald Glenn Abernathy Shipbuilder 20A: Fruit Beer

Table 15: Robust Porter (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st John Ledoux Snowpocalypse Porter 12B: Robust Porter Athens League of Extraordinary Zymurgists
2nd Guy Beck Nearly Perfect Robust Porter 12B: Robust Porter Brewmasters of Alpharetta
3rd Dan Bell Peat Porter 12B: Robust Porter Covert Hops

Table 16: German Wheat & Rye (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Adam Richter Royal Monkey Weizen 15A: Weizen/Weissbier
2nd Keith Grone Perpetrator WeisenDopplebock 15C: Weizenbock
3rd Jordan Morgan Hefe 15A: Weizen/Weissbier Brewmasters of Alpharetta
HM Chris Bryson Alpine Glory 15A: Weizen/Weissbier Middle Georgia Hops Society

Table 17: Belgian and French Ale (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Mike Branam Wild Wit 16A: Witbier New London Brew Club
2nd Mitchel Whitington Whit’s Belgian Wit 16A: Witbier Meisters of Brew
3rd Matt Porritt Ermahgerd 16E: Belgian Specialty Ale

Table 18: Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Julie Bergess Allagash Curieux Clone 22C: Wood-Aged Beer
2nd Robert Miller Kentucky Oatmeal 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Brewmasters of Alpharetta
3rd Douglas Crabtree
Co-Brewer: Doug Crabtree, Jr.
Doug’s "Rum Barrel" Old Ale 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Brerwmasters of Alpharetta

Table 19: English Brown Ale (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st John Indorf Indorf’s Brown Ale 11B: Southern English Brown Ale
2nd Robert Miller BB Brown Ale 11C: Northern English Brown Ale Brewmasters of Alpharetta
3rd Mark Pannell Cool Cat Mild Ale 11A: Mild Chicken City Ale Raisers
HM Scott Lathrop Mildly Retarded 11A: Mild Covert Hops Society

Table 20: Sour Ale (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ryan Petrello Sauer Weisse 17A: Berliner Weisse
2nd Sam Hood Oud Bruin 17C: Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin Brewmasters of Alpharetta
3rd Ryan Stansbury Gueze 17E: Gueuze Brewmasters of Alpharetta

Table 21: Belgian Blond Ale (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st George Downs POG Blond Ale 18A: Belgian Blond Ale Brewmaster of Alpharetta
2nd Scott Reding
Co-Brewer: Chris Torrens
Feisty Blonde 18A: Belgian Blond Ale Bottoms Up Brewing
3rd Mitch Price Oconee River Whitefish 18A: Belgian Blond Ale

Table 22: Sweet & Oatmeal Stouts (18 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Nick Bagnasco Starbucks Stout 13B: Sweet Stout
2nd Dan Bell
Co-Brewer: Rick Eckles
Overkill 13C: Oatmeal Stout Covert Hops
3rd Jason Young Milk Stout 13B: Sweet Stout
HM Paul Bushell Got Milk Stout 13B: Sweet Stout New London Brew Club

Table 23: Dry, Foreign Extra & American Stouts (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Adam Vaiden American Stout 13E: American Stout Athens League of Extraordinary Zymurgists
2nd Jim Shell Little River Irish Stout 13A: Dry Stout
3rd Tim Lewis Am. Stout 13E: American Stout Brewmasters of Alpharetta

Table 24: English Pale Ales (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jonathan Ryder Esb 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
2nd Donald Glenn Abernathy Rain Drop 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
3rd Alan Brune King George’s Bitter 8A: Standard/Ordinary Bitter
HM Tom Hunter
Co-Brewer: Derik Smith
The Three Stooges 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

Table 25: Imperial Stout (14 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Stone Dr. Evil’s Russian Imperial Stout 13F: Imperial Stout New London Brew Club
2nd Andy Park Love Potion #1 13F: Imperial Stout Brewmasters of Alpharetta
3rd Chris Payne
Co-Brewer: None
Vladimir I Of Kiev 13F: Imperial Stout

Table 26: Belgian Dubbel & Tripel (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Paul Bushell Hat Trick Tripel 18C: Belgian Tripel New London Brew Club
2nd Scott Lathrop Frothy Rectal Juice 18B: Belgian Dubbel Covert Hops Society
3rd Mike Branam Tripel Karmeliet Clone 18C: Belgian Tripel New London Brew Club

Table 27: Strong Ales (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Paul Bushell
Co-Brewer: Mike Branam
Doomsday Barleywine 19C: American Barleywine New London Brew Club
2nd Bob Monte BarleyBOBwine 19C: American Barleywine Jeddog Brewing
3rd Sam Hood Old Ale 19A: Old Ale Brewmasters of Alpharetta

Table 28: Oktoberfest/Marzen/Munich Dunkel (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Brandon Mines Munich Dunkel 4B: Munich Dunkel
2nd Steve King Kingfest 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen
3rd Adam Vaiden Marzen 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen Athens League of Extraordinary Zymurgists

Table 29: Bock & Schwarzbier (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Robert Miller Schwarz Be With You 4C: Schwarzbier Brewmasters of Alpharetta
2nd Robert Miller Bock-N-Roll 5A: Maibock/Helles Bock Brewmasters of Alpharetta
3rd Andy Park Bock Off My Beer 5C: Doppelbock Brewmasters of Alpharetta

Table 30: Brown & Baltic Porter (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Brandon Mines Baltic Porter 12C: Baltic Porter
2nd Brian Whitley Leroy Brown 12A: Brown Porter Middle Georgia Hops Society
3rd Dean Ross Track 9 12C: Baltic Porter Brewmasters of Alpharetta

Table 31: Belgian Golden & Dark Strong (12 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Rhett Guyer Dark Strong Ale 18E: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
2nd Scott Lathrop Rectal Bleeding 18E: Belgian Dark Strong Ale Covert Hops Society
3rd Dean Ross Grandsons Strong 18E: Belgian Dark Strong Ale Brewmasters of Alpharetta
HM Mike Branam Belgian Dark 18E: Belgian Dark Strong Ale New London Brew Club