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Thanks To All Who Participated in the Alameda County Fair Homebrew Competition (BABO)

There were 256 entries and 146 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners 

BOS - Beer

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jim Williams
Co-Brewer: Jason Williams
George G. Anderson 9C: Scottish Export 80/- Sudzers
2nd Daniel Langmaid Whiskey Barrel RIS 22C: Wood-Aged Beer BAM

Winning Entries 

Table 1: Light Lager (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Nathan Smith Dortmunder Export 1E: Dortmunder Export
2nd Jonathan Kissinger German Dortmunder 1E: Dortmunder Export Worts Of Wisdom
3rd Aaron Schleifer Lager 1C: Premium American Lager BAM

Table 2: Amber & Dark Lager (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jeremy Pendrey North Peak Black Lager 4C: Schwarzbier DOZE
2nd Jen Jordan Maibock 5A: Maibock/Helles Bock San Francisco Homebrewers Guild
3rd Don Breedlove Vienna Lager 3A: Vienna Lager Mad Zymurgists

Table 3: Pilsner & Kolsch (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Rob Flott Rob Flott - Bohemian Pilsner 2B: Bohemian Pilsener The Fishing Cat
2nd Nathan Smith Saphir + ADHA 871 Pils 2B: Bohemian Pilsener
3rd Michael Carbiener Bavarian Pilsner 20g 2A: German Pilsner (Pils)

Table 4: Light & Amber Hybrid (15 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ryan Pappas Lauteralles Undertow Altbier 7A: Northern German Altbier
2nd Mark Wingert Rye Pale Ale 6D: American Wheat or Rye Beer
3rd Jen Jordan Cal Common 7B: California Common Beer San Francisco Homebrewers Guild

Table 5: English Pale Ale (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ryan Pappas Lauteralles Castle ESB 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
2nd Jason Davis Prowse’s Best Bitter 8B: Special/Best/Premium Bitter Bay Area Mashers
3rd Jen Jordan ESB 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) San Francisco Homebrewers Guild

Table 6: Scottish & Irish Ale (14 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jim Williams
Co-Brewer: Jason Williams
George G. Anderson 9C: Scottish Export 80/- Sudzers
2nd Daniel Posey
Co-Brewer: Bill Carr
Scotch Ale 9E: Strong Scotch Ale
3rd George Jackson Back To Basics 9E: Strong Scotch Ale DRAUGHT BOARD

Table 7: American Ale (34 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Scott Common Rocker Arm Red Ale 10B: American Amber Ale None
2nd Geoff Batchelder Geoff Batchelder 10A: American Pale Ale
3rd Mark Wingert Brown Ale 10C: American Brown Ale

Table 8: English Brown Ale (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st GUILLAUME BRIVET
Co-Brewer: Bill Albrets
Black Is The New Red 11C: Northern English Brown Ale
2nd Jason Davis Toots Mild 11A: Mild Bay Area Mashers
3rd Justin Vincent Northern Nutter 11C: Northern English Brown Ale Silicon Valley Sudzers

Table 9: Porter (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Justin Vincent English Porter 12B: Robust Porter Silicon Valley Sudzers
2nd Ryan Pappas Latueralles Oil Spill 12A: Brown Porter
3rd Matt Inouye Matt’s Porter 12B: Robust Porter Bay Area Mashers

Table 10: Stout (13 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jonathan Liebenberg Imperial Stout 13F: Imperial Stout Campbell HEADQUARTERS
2nd Chris Guenther
Co-Brewer: Derek Drennan
Double D Milk Stout 13B: Sweet Stout Mad Zymurgists
3rd Robert Flemming HBT 2011 RIS 13F: Imperial Stout

Table 11: IPA (30 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jason Davis Jawbreaker IPA 14B: American IPA Bay Area Mashers
2nd Mark Denari Brit IPA 14A: English IPA
3rd Joe Prokes Simcoe Single Hop IPA 14B: American IPA

Table 12: German Wheat & Rye Beer (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ernest Costello
Co-Brewer: Pete Tortolani and Keith Pelton
Weizen UP 15A: Weizen/Weissbier Sycamore Creek Brewing Cooperative
2nd Jonathan Kissinger Guties Bier 15A: Weizen/Weissbier Worts Of Wisdom
3rd Aaron Asghari Hail To The Wheat 15A: Weizen/Weissbier

Table 13: Belgian, French & Sour Ale (18 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Justin Vincent Red Sky At Night 17C: Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin Silicon Valley Sudzers
1st Jason Davis Saison Des Pluies 16C: Saison Bay Area Mashers
3rd Justin Vincent Belgian Summer IPA 16E: Belgian Specialty Ale Silicon Valley Sudzers

Table 14: Belgian Strong Ale (16 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ken Koupal Kapertje 18D: Belgian Golden Strong Ale Draught Board
2nd Robert Tunick Yojikai Belgian Quad 18E: Belgian Dark Strong Ale The Grain Trust
3rd Matt Inouye Matt’s Belgian Dark 18E: Belgian Dark Strong Ale Bay Area Mashers

Table 15: Strong Ale (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Alec Smith 2013 Barleywine 19C: American Barleywine
2nd Andrew Mclennan Old Ale 19A: Old Ale mad zymurgists
3rd Jeremy Pendrey Flatfoot 19C: American Barleywine DOZE

Table 16: Fruit Beer (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Gregory Haas Bodega Berry Wheat 20A: Fruit Beer Sonoma Beerocrats
2nd Dustin Carver
Co-Brewer: Ron Slyh
Bourbon Barrel Aged Raspberry Robust Porter 20A: Fruit Beer Sonoma Beerocrats
3rd Alex Gianopoulos Raspberry Blonde Ale 20A: Fruit Beer

Table 17: Spiced, Herb, Vegetable Beer (13 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Andrew Mclennan Pumpkin Beer 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer mad zymurgists
2nd Jim Williams
Co-Brewer: Jason Williams
Smoken 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Sudzers
3rd Kyle Horn
Co-Brewer: Matt Diaz
Chai Christmas 21B: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer DOZE

Table 18: Smoked & Wood Aged Beer (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Daniel Langmaid Whiskey Barrel RIS 22C: Wood-Aged Beer BAM
2nd Jeremy Pendrey Cave Beer Smoked Porter 22B: Other Smoked Beer DOZE
3rd Amanda Martinez Dragon’s Milk Clone 22C: Wood-Aged Beer

Table 19: Specialty (17 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ed Brosius Vanilla Bourbon Imperial Porter 23A: Specialty Beer Mad Zymurgists
2nd Chris Lovett Serrano Blonde 23A: Specialty Beer Brewers of Paradise
3rd Ricky Cohen Ultrablack CDA 23A: Specialty Beer Yerba Buena Brewing

Table 20: Mead & Braggot (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Mary Wieler Prickly Pear Mead 25C: Other Fruit Melomel Draught Board
2nd Chris Lovett Spiced Cyser 26C: Open Category Mead Brewers of Paradise
3rd Mary Wieler Orange Blossom Mead 24C: Sweet Mead Draught Board

Table 21: Cider (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Rod Myers Apple/Pom Cider 28B: Fruit Cider
2nd Rick Reineman Sparkling Apple Cider 27A: Common Cider Brew Angels
3rd Matt Inouye Matt’s Cider 27A: Common Cider Bay Area Mashers