Thanks to all who participated in the Arizona Fall Classic Homebrewing Competition.

There were 196 entries judged and 109 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
1stAndy Lutz
Co-Brewer: Stuart Siegel
What The Helles4A: Munich Helles
2ndMatt HinesThe Gold Standard25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
3rdMark PetersonWitty Dutchman24A: Witbier
HMJeff Skaggs
Co-Brewer: Adrian Soltero
Arizona Brinner Stout33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Best of Show – Mead

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
1stWarren EarleYirsa's Hairy BlossomsM1C: Sweet Mead
2ndWarren EarleCulmination of GratitudeM2C: Berry Mead

Winning Entries

Table 1: Standard Lagers and Ales (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stAnthony Clutter
Co-Brewer: Stephen Dzienis
Blotted Bovine Cream Ale1C: Cream Ale
2ndJeff Skaggs
Co-Brewer: Dennis Tsonis
Colaboracion Lager2A: International Pale Lager

Table 2: Amber American Beers (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stKenney PuccioTruancy Amber19A: American Amber Ale
2ndManuel DiazMinotauro19C: American Brown Ale
3rdJared Klemp
Co-Brewer: Tristan Zimmerman
Held In Common19B: California Common

Table 3: American Wheat Beer (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stBen SookyingDrink Wheat Me!1D: American Wheat Beer

Table 4: Kolsch (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMike Bush
Co-Brewer: Danielle Schanke
Dread Pirate Roberts5B: Kolsch
2ndJames OmphroyKiller Kolsch5B: Kolsch
3rdJeff SkaggsCompulsion Kolsch5B: Kolsch

Table 5: Pale European Beers (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stAndy Lutz
Co-Brewer: Stuart Siegel
What The Helles4A: Munich Helles
2ndBen SookyingHellaz Happy4A: Munich Helles
3rdMathias KaltenbergPilsner5D: German Pils

Table 6: English Ales (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stAndrew CooperColonial Brown13B: English Brown Ale
2ndJohn NealSweet Redemption Milk Stout16A: Sweet Stout
3rdTim WildenhainClan Dana Scottish Ale14C: Scottish Export

Table 7: Strong European Beers (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stAndy Lutz
Co-Brewer: Stuart Siegel
My First Eisbock9B: Eisbock
2ndStuart SiegelThe Eisbock Cometh9B: Eisbock
3rdJohn LandremanWee Heavy17C: Wee Heavy
HMMark PetersonDakota's Dopplebock9A: Doppelbock

Table 8: Amber European Beer (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stThomas Burt
Co-Brewer: Pamela Burt
My Favorite Marzen6A: Marzen
2ndShalen Young
Co-Brewer: Jeff Varda
Prost Festbier4B: Festbier
3rdMark PetersonKelsey's Lager7A: Vienna Lager

Table 9: Dark European Lagers (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stStuart SiegelDrunken Dunkel8A: Munich Dunkel
2ndMike Bush
Co-Brewer: Danielle Schanke
Little Brown Dog8A: Munich Dunkel
3rdRobert MooreBiershutes8B: Schwarzbier

Table 10: German Wheat & Rye Beers (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDaniel LeonardTraditional Hefeweizen10A: Weissbier
2ndDennis Johnson
Co-Brewer: Paul Hoffmon
Dos Borrachos Jefeweizen10A: Weissbier
3rdKeith Harms
Co-Brewer: Nicolette Kneup
Top Seed10A: Weissbier

Table 11: Sour & Wild Beers (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stChristian SchraderStereogram 28A: Brett Beer
2ndSarah FloraStay Out of the Forest28C: Wild Specialty Beer
3rdChristian ChandlerDouze Hommes Aigres28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer

Table 12: American Pale Ale (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJason Christopher
Co-Brewer: Andrew Behrens
American Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale
2ndChristopher LeeLast Pale In the Coffin 18B: American Pale Ale
3rdFrank YoungbloodAmerican Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale

Table 13: American Dark Ales (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJustin MilksCoconut Porter20A: American Porter
2ndChris GradRockin20C: Imperial Stout
3rdRobert OlsenAmerican Maple Porter20A: American Porter

Table 14: American IPA (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJason Christopher
Co-Brewer: Andrew Behrens
American IPA21A: American IPA
2ndJoe ValenzuelaDon't Kill My Vibe21A: American IPA
3rdRobert MooreTropically Smashed 21A: American IPA

Table 15: Specialty & Other IPA (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJoe ValenzuelaConstant Elevation21B: Specialty IPA
2ndDick Parker
Co-Brewer: Zach Stevens
Momo Monster IPA21B: Specialty IPA
3rdDennis Tsonis
Co-Brewer: Keith Mycek
Session IPA21B: Specialty IPA

Table 16: Pale Belgian Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMark PetersonWitty Dutchman24A: Witbier
2ndFrank YoungbloodSt. Veronus Saison25B: Saison
3rdMike Bush
Co-Brewer: Danielle Schanke
Lemony Snicketts25B: Saison

Table 17: Belgian Strong Ales (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMatt HinesThe Gold Standard25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
2ndMike Bush
Co-Brewer: Danielle Schanke
W.W.J.D.26A: Trappist Single
3rdMatt HinesDubbel Trouble26B: Belgian Dubbel
HMMike BushNo Woman? No Cry26C: Belgian Tripel

Table 18: Fruit & Spice Beers (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDennis TsonisPeach Barrel 29C: Speciality Fruit Beer
2ndCraig Maddux
Co-Brewer: Manny Marko
Celebration Ale29A: Fruit Beer
3rdBruce FrederickCitrus Creek Tangelo IPA29A: Fruit Beer
HMMark GuinFlamango29B: Fruit and Spice Beer

Table 19: Vegetable & Spice Beers (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDanielle Schanke
Co-Brewer: Mike Bush
First Down Coffee Brown30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndBob HinleyVb Schwarzbier 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdStuart SiegelChp30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 20: Wood Aged Beer (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJeff Skaggs
Co-Brewer: Adrian Soltero
Arizona Brinner Stout33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndKerry HalesArdbegh Yer Pardon33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
3rdBob HinleyBw Stout33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Table 21: Lighter Meads (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stWarren EarleYirsa's Hairy BlossomsM1C: Sweet Mead
2ndWarren EarleStarlightM1C: Sweet Mead
3rdRobert ClinganMarks Magical Mystical MeadM1B: Semi-Sweet Mead

Table 22: Cider (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTim WildenhainCherry CiderC2B: Cider with Other Fruit
2ndMarc DemeloHula JuiceC2F: Specialty Cider/Perry
3rdSteve CaffarelHop To It CiderC2F: Specialty Cider/Perry

Table 23: Fruit & Spiced Meads (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stWarren EarleCulmination of GratitudeM2C: Berry Mead
2ndWarren EarleBlack SunshineM2C: Berry Mead
3rdTim WildenhainSyrah PymentM2B: Pyment