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Thanks to all who participated in the Wortapalooza.

There were 192 entries judged and 103 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stKen FoleyBarry Weissbier10B: Dunkels WeissbierIlliana Beer Rackers Union (IBRU)
2ndDan AchesonWinfield Ate Her9A: DoppelbockUrban Knaves of Grain
3rdDmitri TymosStardust21C: Hazy IPAClub Wort

Winning Entries

Table 1: Table 1 - American/International Pale Lagers (7 entries)

1stKevin BrazellWagon Train1B: American Lager
2ndCaleb MeinkeCisco Stick2A: International Pale LagerMadison Homebrewers & Tasters
3rdKevin BrazellPoncho Beero 2A: International Pale Lager

Table 2: Table 2 - American Wheat/Blonde/Cream (6 entries)

1stIan McLeodPoolside Quencher 1C: Cream AleHill Country Hoppers
2ndMark Albers
Co-Brewer: Tim Wessel
Star Darty18A: Blonde Ale
3rdDavid BasileThat Damn Ladder!1C: Cream AleJoliet Brewers Guild

Table 3: Table 3 - Pils (10 entries)

1stCaleb MeinkeZealandiaLSX5: New Zealand PilsnerMadison Homebrewers & Tasters
2ndJohn FutrellCzech Out This Pilsner3B: Czech Premimum Pale Lager
3rdDan AchesonKiwi JuiceLSX5: New Zealand PilsnerUrban Knaves of Grain

Table 4: Table 4 - Pale Malty Euro Lagers (7 entries)

1stCaleb Meinke
Co-Brewer: Duane Buscher
Golden Boi5C: German Helles ExportbierMadison Homebrewers & Tasters
2ndJack CantleA Helles of A Lager4A: Munich Helles
3rdDustin HenryKveik Munich Helles4A: Munich HellesRedstick Brewmasters

Table 5: Table 5 - Kolsch and Liechtbier (6 entries)

1stCaleb MeinkeSingle Pass5B: KölschMadison Homebrewers & Tasters
2ndEric HammelUnmassgeblichbier5A: German Leichtbier
3rdAbel Pina
Co-Brewer: Greg Fitzgerald
Atomic Kolsch5B: KölschSouthern Nevada Ale Fermenters Union (SNAFU)

Table 6: Table 6 - Amber European Beers (13 entries)

1stTimothy BickelDoc-Toberfest6A: MärzenRed Earth Brewers
2ndAurelio GonzalezAurelio's Vienna Lager7A: Vienna LagerNorth Urban Brewing Society (NUBS)
3rdCraig Ranshaw
Co-Brewer: Mark Procter Randy Drumtra Jim Arendt
Vmoto6A: MärzenClub Wort

Table 7: Table 7 - Dark European Lagers (9 entries)

1stDan AchesonWinfield Ate Her9A: Doppelbock Urban Knaves of Grain
2ndTimothy BickelWe Are Looking At Now, Now8B: SchwarzbierRed Earth Brewers
3rdDrew RosenbergDark Lager2C: International Dark LagerBeer Barons of Milwaukee

Table 9: Table 9 - Euro Wheat and Rye (4 entries)

1stKen FoleyBarry Weissbier10B: Dunkels WeissbierIlliana Beer Rackers Union (IBRU)
2ndAlex DropkinHefe-Lumps and Woozles10A: WeissbierC.H.A.O.S. Brew Club
3rdGerad MillerCareful Man, There's A Beverage Here24A: WitbierDayton Regional Amateur Fermentation Technologists
HMAlex SlizHope It's Still Good!24A: WitbierClub Wort

Table 10: Table 10 - Pale British and Commonwealth (7 entries)

1stStephen SchmittStamford Bridge Pub Ale11B: Best BitterEvanston Homebrew Club
2ndMark WestmeyerShelby's Special Bitter11C: Strong BitterBrewers of South Suburbia (BOSS)
3rdJack CantleOld Road English IPA12C: English IPA

Table 11: Table 11 - Brown British Ales (5 entries)

1stZachary FrittsObituary 13C: English PorterMidnight Carboys
2ndTimothy BickelThat's What She Said21B3: Brown IPA Red Earth Brewers
3rdJoel NagleHarry Porter 13C: English Porter

Table 12: Table 12 - Scottish & Irish Ales (7 entries)

1stJohn GuilfoilRed Headed Stepchild15A: Irish Red AleClub Wort
2ndDan AchesonLuck O' The Somethin'15A: Irish Red AleUrban Knaves of Grain
3rdGerad MillerThey May Take Our Lives, But They'll Never Take Our Freedom14C: Scottish ExportDayton Regional Amateur Fermentation Technologists

Table 13: Table 13 - Dark British (7 entries)

1stMichael PaletWaldorf Milk Stout16A: Sweet Stout
2ndMike KimbleCat Spit Stout16C: Tropical StoutUrban Knaves of Grain
3rdDavid BasileCrumpets 17D: English Barley WineJoliet Brewers Guild

Table 15: Table 15 - American Pale Ale (7 entries)

1stMonte WeirmanOpening Day Frost18B: American Pale Ale
2ndZachary FrittsInto The Void18B: American Pale AleMidnight Carboys
3rdMark Albers
Co-Brewer: Tim Wessel
Marv18B: American Pale Ale

Table 16: Table 16 - American Amber & Brown Beer (5 entries)

1stJeremiah BaerAmbaer Ale19A: American Amber AleEast Side Brewers [IL]
2ndTaylor MigallaYosemite19B: California CommonBeer Barons of Milwaukee
3rdKevin WojdakLazy Days Fishing27A2: Kentucky CommonUrban Knaves of Grain

Table 17: Table 17 - American Porter and Stout (6 entries)

1stJoel McGormleyMacK20B: American Stout
2ndEric HimmlerModel 9720A: American Porter
3rdArt KimSiberian Antifreeze20C: Imperial StoutIlliana Beer Rackers Union (IBRU)

Table 18: Table 18 - American IPA (7 entries)

1stRaymond NonniePliny The Eldest21A: American IPAUrban Knaves of Grain
2ndAdam JoyceDank IPA21A: American IPASun Prairie Worthogs
3rdBen GaylordTorn Asunder21A: American IPA

Table 19: Table 19 - NEIPA (13 entries)

1stDmitri TymosStardust21C: Hazy IPAClub Wort
2ndMonte Weirman
Co-Brewer: Dennis Jabczynski
Piney the Bench Coach22A: Double IPA
3rdGerad MillerI Heard They Recently Decided To Add More Hops...To It21C: Hazy IPADayton Regional Amateur Fermentation Technologists

Table 22: Table 22 - Euro Sour (3 entries)

1stStephen SchmittFirst Lambic23D: LambicEvanston Homebrew Club
2ndJim SilversteinIt's My Birthday, And I Wants It. My Precious Flanders.23B: Flanders Red AleClub Wort
3rdCharles PackardBeer 334C: Experimental Beer THIRSTY

Table 23: Table 23 - Belgian Ale - non Trappist (12 entries)

1stBen GaylordSpace Hippie25B: Saison
2ndDavid BasileOde To -25B: Saison Joliet Brewers Guild
3rdAaron SchulzDitzy Belgian25A: Belgian Blond AleAssociation of Bloomington-Normal Brewers
HMEric Davidson9025B: Saison Chicago Home Brewers Group

Table 24: Table 24 - Trappist Ale (9 entries)

1stAdam JoyceBuzzed Monk26A: Belgian SingleSun Prairie Worthogs
2ndJeremiah BaerBelgian Brown Baer26B: Belgian DubbelEast Side Brewers [IL]
3rdAaron SchulzSeeing Tripel26C: Belgian TripelAssociation of Bloomington-Normal Brewers

Table 25: Table 25 - American Wild (7 entries)

1stErik IndaSea Swinger Sour28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
2ndDavid BasileMake It28C: Wild Specialty Beer Joliet Brewers Guild
3rdJack Cantle
Co-Brewer: Andrew Bassett Leah Vaid Tristan Fanning Aaron Hexamor
Hold the Bulldog!28C: Wild Specialty Beer

Table 26: Table 26 - Fruit Beer (9 entries)

1stDan AchesonFlanders Export - Cherry Chocolate Edition29B: Fruit and Spice Beer Urban Knaves of Grain
2ndBen GaylordBear Snacks29A: Fruit Beer
3rdTimothy BickelWeisse Decisions29A: Fruit Beer Red Earth Brewers

Table 27: Table 27 - Spice Beer (9 entries)

1stRyan McGaugheyPhase 3.5 Mexican Stout30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndJoel McGormleyHazel’s Sister 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdAlex DropkinMisbehavin' 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer C.H.A.O.S. Brew Club

Table 28: Table 28 - Smoke and Wood (8 entries)

1stLivio Da SilvaBlack Gold 33A: Wood-Aged Beer Southern Nevada Ale Fermenters Union (SNAFU)
2ndDan AchesonPiwo Winfieldizkie27A5: Piwo GrodziskieUrban Knaves of Grain
3rdJoel McGormleyPirate X 33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Table 30: Table 30 - Cider & Mead (6 entries)

1stJeff LandersN.E.I.P.A. Are Still Gross - Aka 118 DaysC2D: Ice Cider Urban Knaves of Grain
2ndJeff LandersAt Least It's Not An N.E.I.P.A. - Aka 118 DaysM2D: Stone Fruit Mead Urban Knaves of Grain
3rdJeff PinzinoCranberry CiderC2B: Cider with Other Fruit Beverly Brewers' Guild

Table 32: Table 32 - Light Riff (3 entries)

1stJeff LandersAnd That's A Wrap - A.K.A. - 118 Days36A: Hop Water Urban Knaves of Grain
2ndAlex SlizMojito Party36A: Hop Water Club Wort
3rdJim SilversteinAll That Glitters Is Not Alcoholic36A: Hop Water Club Wort