Thanks to all who participated in the Salt City Brew Club Annual Competition 2019.

There were 171 entries judged and 83 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
1stChristopher Scott
Co-Brewer: Douglas Scott
I Am Gruit27A: Historical Beer
2ndCraig SherwoodRazhaze Sour28C: Wild Specialty Beer
HMSteven LandgrenAmber Goodness25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Best of Show – Mead

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
3rdStephen WilsonCarrot Cake MeadM4C: Experimental Mead

Winning Entries

Table 1: Pale American Lagers (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stRob Sells My Genesee1C: Cream Ale
2ndGregory Strawser
Co-Brewer: Ryan Metzger
Ein Neues Bier1B: American Lager
3rdJohn SpinellaMexican Lager1A: American Light Lager

Table 2: International Pales (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stRob Sells Efficiency Boost Pils 5D: German Pils
2ndCraig SherwoodNorth Winton Kolsch5B: Kolsch
3rdStephen RusinkoGerman Pils5D: German Pils

Table 3: Festivals (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDavid BriestMagie Auf Der Festwiese6A: Marzen
2ndDavid BriestLove And Light4B: Festbier
3rdSteven Blank
Co-Brewer: Adrienne Jozefiak
Oktoberfest 2.06A: Marzen

Table 4: Dark & Strong Europeans (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJohn Crossett
Co-Brewer: Ken Demarree
Semi-Impregnator9A: Doppelbock
2ndRob Sells Big Scandinavia 9C: Baltic Porter
3rdJoshua BoldtTipsy Turkey8A: Munich Dunkel

Table 5: Wheats (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMark ScibiliaMeridian Wheat1D: American Wheat Beer
2ndFrank T Mitchell
Co-Brewer: Ryan Pfannenstiel
Taking A Dunkles10B: Dunkels Weissbier
3rdGreg Gawinski Merkw├╝rdigliebe10A: Weissbier
HMJohn Crossett
Co-Brewer: Greg Feather
A Wedding Wit24A: Witbier

Table 6: English (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stRobert ViscaMr. Patient 13A: Dark Mild
2ndJohn ErsteCitra Island IPA12C: English IPA
3rdJohn CrossettOh the Noises Mr. Brown13B: English Brown Ale

Table 7: Scottish & Irish (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stRob Sells McKnucklehead's Ale 14C: Scottish Export
2ndMichael Rejman
Co-Brewer: Damian Gomez
Irish Stout15B: Irish Stout
3rdJeffrey NorsBrew Lnu 01115C: Irish Extra Stout

Table 8: European Stouts & Strongs (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stRob Sells Sip, Stare, Repeat17D: English Barleywine
2ndSteven LandgrenTime To Reflect17D: English Barleywine
3rdJohn FairbrotherFreedom17C: Wee Heavy

Table 9: American Pale & Amber (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMike Eagan
Co-Brewer: Geoff Heusinger
Father/son Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale
2ndPaul MarquetteIf It Wins It Gets A Name18B: American Pale Ale
3rdVince NataliBlondes Have More Fun18A: Blonde Ale

Table 10: American Porters & Stouts (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJohn SpinellaRussian Imperial Stout20C: Imperial Stout
2ndGreg GawinskiLittle Backstory20A: American Porter
3rdMichael Rejman
Co-Brewer: Damian Gomez
Rye Porter20A: American Porter

Table 11: IPA's (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stPatrick DebarrHop Till You Drop21A: American IPA
2ndSteven HydeWay Out West21A: American IPA
3rdStephen RusinkoWest Coast IPA21A: American IPA

Table 12: Specialty & Strong IPA's (4 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stSteven LandgrenAndr├ę the Giant22A: Double IPA
2ndPatrick DebarrHarley Barleywyne22C: American Barleywine

Table 13: Sours (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stCraig SherwoodRazhaze Sour28C: Wild Specialty Beer
2ndRobert ViscaGa-Ga Gose28C: Wild Specialty Beer
3rdNick Gratch
Co-Brewer: Jon Roberts
Raspberry Kettle !28C: Wild Specialty Beer

Table 14: Belgians (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stSteven LandgrenAmber Goodness25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
2ndJustin Hansen
Co-Brewer: Mark Williams, Gregg Kelley
Cluster F*ck24C: Biere de Garde
3rdMike Eagan
Co-Brewer: Geoff Heusinger
St. Arnold's Saison25B: Saison

Table 15: Fruity (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJohn FairbrotherPeachie29A: Fruit Beer
2ndAndrew Weaver Guava Gose29A: Fruit Beer
3rdSteven Landgren
Co-Brewer: Peter Leas, Matthias West, Matt Killeen, Mark Hall, Greg Savich, Naomi Reutz, Trevor MacLoughlin, Bruce Baden, Dan Kingsley, Peter Fedunszyn And Dan Lippa
Ithaca Memories29A: Fruit Beer

Table 16: Spicey (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stAndrew Weaver Coconut Cream Pie Weisse 29B: Fruit and Spice Beer
2ndWayne Chase
Co-Brewer: Joe Gentile
Joe's Cafe Porter30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdJen HareS'more What? 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
HMCarl Woodward Mexican Milk Stout 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 17: Smoke & Wood (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJohn SpinellaBourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout33A: Wood-Aged Beer
2ndJohn ErsteGlenerste Scotch Ale33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
3rdStephen RusinkoSmoked Porter32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer

Table 18: Alternative, Historical, Experimental, & NY's (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stChristopher Scott
Co-Brewer: Douglas Scott
I Am Gruit27A: Historical Beer
2ndDonald LindhuberKilted Pearls34C: Experimental Beer
3rdCraig SherwoodSpruce N' Honey IPA34C: Experimental Beer

Table 19: New England IPA's (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJohn SpinellaHazy IPA36A: New England IPA
2ndBob CharboneauHazer Rays36A: New England IPA
3rdSteven Blank
Co-Brewer: Adrienne Jozefiak
Ahtanum Neipa 1.036A: New England IPA

Table 20: Standard & Specialty Cider (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stRob JenkinsVanguardC1A: New World Cider
2ndSteven HydeCider 181C1A: New World Cider
3rdCarl Woodward Cider For AlixC1A: New World Cider
HMStephen WilsonSomersetC1B: English Cider

Table 21: Experimental Cider & Meads (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stStephen WilsonCarrot Cake MeadM4C: Experimental Mead
2ndDavid BriestWhat Space Smells LikeM1B: Semi-Sweet Mead
3rdJohn ErsteGrandma's Wassail CiderC2F: Specialty Cider/Perry