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

There were 204 entries judged from 231 registered brewers.

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Thank you for your interest in the Alameda County Fair Homebrew Competition (BABO) organized by the Draught Board homebrew club, Alameda County Fairgrounds. Be sure to read the competition rules.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jason Davis That Camping Smell 27A: Historical Beer Bay Area Mashers

Winning Entries

Table 1: Light Lager & Wheat Beer (15 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Scott Satterthwaite Elsie’s Weizen 10A: Weissbier Worts of Wisdom
2nd Jason Davis Besserwisser Weisse 10A: Weissbier Bay Area Mashers
3rd Jonathan Kissinger My Lovable Corina 2A: International Pale Lager Worts Of Wisdom (WoW!!!)

Table 2: Amber & Dark European Beer (18 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Javier Mondragon
Co-Brewer: Carlos Munoz
Marzen 6A: Marzen
2nd Howard Clearfield D’Oh Vienna! 7A: Vienna Lager The Grain Trust
3rd Jack Weldon Schwanzenstoofer 8B: Schwarzbier Draught Board

Table 3: English Pale Ale (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jason Davis Nickie’s Ale 11A: Ordinary Bitter Bay Area Mashers
2nd C. Theodore Walker
Co-Brewer: Theo Rohr
Perdurabo ESB 11C: Strong Bitter
3rd Aidan Harrison Golden Ale 12A: English Golden Ale Worts of Wisdom

Table 4: Brown English Beer (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st John Brunet Bad Betty’s Brown Nut Ale 13B: English Brown Ale Wort To Fermentation Beer Club
2nd Jonathan Kissinger Marsh Mellow Man 13A: Dark Mild Worts Of Wisdom (WoW!!!)
3rd Bob Cooper Choco Porter 13C: English Porter

Table 5: Scottish & Irish Amber Beer (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jack Weldon Lucky Jack 15A: Irish Red Ale Draught Board
2nd Trevor Zimmermann T-Bone’s Scottish Export 14C: Scottish Export Mad Zymurgists

Table 6: Porter (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Anthony Scarpino Anthony Scarpino 20A: American Porter Worts of Wisdom
2nd Aidan Harrison American Porter 20A: American Porter Worts of Wisdom
3rd Al Branch Palin Porter 20A: American Porter BELCH

Table 7: Strong British & American Ale (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Travis Koh
Co-Brewer: Alvaro Garcia
English Barley Wine 17D: English Barleywine Worts of Wisdom
2nd William Aerni SOMETHING THAT WILL MAKE ME TINGLE ALL OVER 22B: American Strong Ale
3rd Ryan Pappas Pappa’s Big Belly 22B: American Strong Ale The brewing network

Table 8: American Pale Ale (15 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Mike Jones Southpaw Pale Ale 18B: American Pale Ale Mike Jones
2nd Malcolm Lieban
Co-Brewer: Mike Pires
Poppin’ P’s 18B: American Pale Ale Old Capitol Brewers
3rd Russell Cardullo Pale Ale 18B: American Pale Ale Bay Area Mashers

Table 9: Dark American Beer (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Phyllis Goldsmith Amber 19A: American Amber Ale Bay Area Mashers
2nd Greg Young Ginger Girl 19A: American Amber Ale
3rd John Brunet Sorry Bastard Amber Ale 19A: American Amber Ale Wort To Fermentation Beer Club

Table 10: IPA (23 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Gregory Zobel
Co-Brewer: Robert Morris
Triangulation 21A: American IPA BUNG Brewers
2nd Stephen Haas Lincoln Avenue Cascadian Dark Ale 21B: Specialty IPA
3rd Brian Correia Sunny Day IPA 21A: American IPA

Table 11: European Sour & American Wild Ale (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Justin Motta
Co-Brewer: Michael Stary
Golden Showers 28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
2nd Justin Motta
Co-Brewer: Michael Stary
Brett Satan 28A: Brett Beer
3rd Kyle Blomseth Berliner Weiss 23A: Berliner Weisse The Headquarters

Table 12: Belgian & Trappist Ale (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Guillaume Brivet
Co-Brewer: Bill Albrets
Dubbel Fisting 26B: Belgian Dubbel Guillaume Brivet
2nd Matt Inouye Belgian Dubbel 26B: Belgian Dubbel
3rd Malcolm Lieban
Co-Brewer: Jared Lieban
Brussels By The C 24B: Belgian Pale Ale Old Capitol Brewers

Table 13: Saison (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Gregory Zobel
Co-Brewer: Robert Morris
Saison De Session 25B: Saison BUNG Brewers
2nd Justin Motta
Co-Brewer: Michael Stary
Tetsaison 25B: Saison
3rd Alex Gianopoulos
Co-Brewer: Andreas Gianopoulos
Belgian Saison 25B: Saison

Table 14: Historical & Experimental Beer (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jason Davis That Camping Smell 27A: Historical Beer Bay Area Mashers
2nd Jonathan Kissinger Hoppy Wiezer 27A: Historical Beer Worts Of Wisdom (WoW!!!)
3rd Stan Gardner So Bro 27A: Historical Beer

Table 15: Fruit Beer & Cider (14 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Frank Anton Cora’s Sparkling Apfelwein C2C: Applewine
2nd Timothy Blalock Raspberry Blond 29A: Fruit Beer
3rd Paul Hsi Sparkling Dry English Cider C1B: English Cider Draught Board

Table 16: Spiced Beer (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Javier Mondragon
Co-Brewer: Carlos Munoz
Chocolate Milk Stout 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2nd Michael Brust Pumpkin Chai Ale 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rd Ed Brosius Bay Area Breakfast Stout 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Mad Zymurgists

Table 17: Wood Beer (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Rick Reineman Whiskey Barrel Aged Old Ale 33A: Wood-Aged Beer Brew Angels
2nd Ed Brosius
Co-Brewer: Geoff Bragg
Bourbon Oaked Russian Imperial Stout 33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Mad Zymurgists
3rd Brian Correia Murieta Black Gold 33A: Wood-Aged Beer

Table 18: Fair Themed LABEL Design Artwork (4 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Robert Tunick Summer Wheat T1A: Fair Themed Label Design - The Spirit of Summer The Grain Trust
2nd Richard Wong Summer Ale Series #1 T1A: Fair Themed Label Design - The Spirit of Summer San Andreas Malts
3rd Richard Wong Summer Ale Series #2 T1A: Fair Themed Label Design - The Spirit of Summer San Andreas Malts

Table 19: Homebrew LABEL Design Artwork (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Richard Wong Redemption Ale T1B: Homebrew Label Design San Andreas Malts
2nd Robert Tunick Ryes In Fall T1B: Homebrew Label Design The Grain Trust
3rd Richard Wong India Pale Ale T1B: Homebrew Label Design San Andreas Malts

Table 20: Stout (14 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jack Weldon Left Handed Black Jack 16A: Sweet Stout Draught Board
2nd Scott Satterthwaite Suntan Stout 16D: Foreign Extra Stout Worts of Wisdom
3rd Stephen Haas Lincoln Avenue Imperial Stout 20C: Russian Imperial Stout