Thanks To All Who Participated in the Rocky Mountain Homebrew Club Challenge 2014

There were 310 entries judged and 103 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

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Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jeff Reid London Calling 8B: Special/Best/Premium Bitter
2nd Michael Bade
Co-Brewer: Rock Hoppers Barrel Brew Project
Scotchy Scotchy Scotch 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Rock Hoppers
3rd Christopher Hamilton Lowlands Dark Mild 11A: Mild N/A

Winning Entries

Category 1: Light Lager (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Michael Laney Dortmunder Export 1E: Dortmunder Export Berthoud Barn Burners
2nd Bryan Keas Muncih Helles 1D: Munich Helles Rock Hoppers
3rd Michael Bade
Co-Brewer: Greg Terpay
Jersey Boy Helles 1D: Munich Helles Rock Hoppers

Category 2: Pilsner (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Eric Armstrong German Pils May 2014 2A: German Pilsner (Pils) South Omaha Brewers
2nd Scott Buchholz Bucks Bo Pils 2B: Bohemian Pilsener Bbopp
3rd Michael Bade Giesenschlager 2C: Classic American Pilsner Rock Hoppers
HM William Beeson
Co-Brewer: James DeValois
Mic Czeck 2B: Bohemian Pilsener Rock Hoppers

Category 3: European Amber Lager (16 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Preston Hartman Hartman Vienna Lager 3A: Vienna Lager Mile High Monks
2nd Scott Jackson Led Zeppelin Lager 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen Foam on the Range
3rd Bryan Keas Vienna Lager 3A: Vienna Lager Rock Hoppers

Category 4: Dark Lager (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Preston Hartman Schwarzsaber 4C: Schwarzbier Mile High Monks
2nd Matthew Linnenburger Swamp Cooler Dark 4B: Munich Dunkel Rock Hoppers Brew Club
3rd George Delena
Co-Brewer: Jeff Gilbertson
Schwarzbier 4C: Schwarzbier Rock Hoppers

Category 5: Bock (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Michael Bostwick Lincoln Lager 5A: Maibock/Helles Bock Rockhoppers
2nd Robert Hemphill Estoppel Doppel 5C: Doppelbock Brew Brothers of Pikes Peak
3rd Tiago Dantas
Co-Brewer: Brandon Plath
Bock Bock 5B: Traditional Bock The Brew Crew

Category 6: Light Hybrid Beer (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st James White American Rye II 6D: American Wheat or Rye Beer Brew Brothers of Pikes Peak
2nd Ernie Smith An American Wheat Story 6D: American Wheat or Rye Beer IBU (Intellectual Brewers Union)
3rd Ryan Millar Bombshell Blonde Ale 6B: Blonde Ale

Category 7: Amber Hybrid Beer (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Shawn Keller UnCommon 102 7B: California Common Beer RockHoppers
2nd Preston Hartman Hochzeitsbier 7A: Northern German Altbier Mile High Monks
3rd Ed Moore Carey Alt 7C: Dusseldorf Altbier Foam on the Range

Category 8: English Pale Ale (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jeff Reid London Calling 8B: Special/Best/Premium Bitter
2nd Bryan Keas Bryan’s Bitter 8B: Special/Best/Premium Bitter Rock Hoppers
3rd Ed Moore Carey ESB 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) Foam on the Range

Category 9: Scottish and Irish Ale (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Scott Buchholz Strong Scotch 9E: Strong Scotch Ale Bbopp
2nd Douglas Thiel Bishop’s Wee Heavy Bastard 9E: Strong Scotch Ale Rock Hoppers
3rd George Delena Spicy McHaggis 9B: Scottish Heavy 70/- Rock Hoppers

Category 10: American Ale (21 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Kyle Kilman DenzAle Washington 10C: American Brown Ale
2nd Tim Thomssen Cheech & Chong 10A: American Pale Ale Lincoln Lagers!
3rd Jacob White-Diemand American Pail 10A: American Pale Ale Liquid Poets

Category 11: English Brown Ale (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Christopher Hamilton Lowlands Dark Mild 11A: Mild N/A
2nd Ed Moore Carey English Brown 11B: Southern English Brown Ale Foam on the Range
3rd Olof Triana Brown Ale 11C: Northern English Brown Ale

Category 12: Porter (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ed Moore Miss Kitty Baltic Porter 12C: Baltic Porter Foam on the Range
2nd Brian Pramov Cartel 12B: Robust Porter Rock Hoppers
3rd Christopher Hamilton Greenock Bay Porter 12A: Brown Porter N/A

Category 13: Stout (19 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Matthew Linnenburger Almost Threw It Stout 13B: Sweet Stout Rock Hoppers Brew Club
2nd Preston Hartman Sir Stout 13F: Imperial Stout Mile High Monks
3rd Preston Hartman Christine’s Stout 13B: Sweet Stout Mile High Monks

Category 14: India Pale Ale (IPA) (16 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Kevin Hanley Big G IPA 14B: American IPA DenverDrinkTank
2nd Nick Fantozzi EF5 IPA 14B: American IPA SAAZ
3rd Tyler Morse
Co-Brewer: Evan Pappas
Chinook IPA 14B: American IPA

Category 15: German Wheat and Rye Beer (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Preston Hartman Uberweizen 15C: Weizenbock Mile High Monks
2nd William Brant HEH-Feh-Vite-Zehn!!! 15A: Weizen/Weissbier brewing network
3rd Ed Moore Tony Weizen Bock 15C: Weizenbock Foam on the Range

Category 16: Belgian and French Ale (25 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Douglas Thiel
Co-Brewer: Scott Lamm
2014 Buddy Brew 16B: Belgian Pale Ale Rock Hoppers
2nd John Booth Saison 16C: Saison Backyard Brewologists
3rd John Landreman Franco-Belgian Saison 16C: Saison Brew Brothers of Pikes Peak

Category 17: Sour Ale (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Charlie Gottenkieny
Co-Brewer: Geoff Humphrey
Red Skies 17B: Flanders Red Ale Rockhoppers Brew Club
2nd Michael Maugel
Co-Brewer: Jarrod Hanson
Anything Gose 17A: Berliner Weisse Mile High Monks
3rd Nelson Crowle Pina Weisse 17A: Berliner Weisse Indian Peak Alers

Category 18: Belgian Strong Ale (21 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st George Delena Monk-A-Doodle-Do 18E: Belgian Dark Strong Ale Rock Hoppers
2nd William Beeson Blondes Do It Better 18A: Belgian Blond Ale Rock Hoppers
3rd Tyler Olpin Ouster Dark Strong 18E: Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Category 19: Strong Ale (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jason Kruegel Return Of The Dragon 19B: English Barleywine Rock Hoppers
2nd George Delena
Co-Brewer: Eric Seufert
BarleyWine 19B: English Barleywine Rock Hoppers
3rd Brian Pramov
Co-Brewer: Brendan Hogan
The British Are Coming 19B: English Barleywine Rock Hoppers

Category 20: Fruit Beer (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Thomssen Raspberry Tart 20A: Fruit Beer Lincoln Lagers!
2nd Bryan Keas Apricot Blonde 20A: Fruit Beer Rock Hoppers
3rd George Delena Alligator Klips 20A: Fruit Beer Rock Hoppers

Category 21: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (25 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Mark Wojcik O Tannin Bomb 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2nd George Delena
Co-Brewer: Eric Seufert
Jagerbier 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Rock Hoppers
3rd Bryan Keas Srircha Imperial Red Ale 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Rock Hoppers
4th Mary Peterson Chocolate Vanilla Stout 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Liquid Poets

Category 22: Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer (18 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Michael Bade
Co-Brewer: Rock Hoppers Barrel Brew Project
Scotchy Scotchy Scotch 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Rock Hoppers
2nd Nathan Williamson
Co-Brewer: Thad Eggen
Chupacabra Negra 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Big Thompson Brewing Collective
3rd Ed Moore Carey Rauchbier 22A: Classic Rauchbier Foam on the Range

Category 23: Specialty Beer (18 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Nic Pestel Double Black IPA 23A: Specialty Beer
2nd Tim Thomssen You Got Peanut Butter In My Chocolate 23A: Specialty Beer Lincoln Lagers!
3rd Ed Moore Immort Ale Clone 23A: Specialty Beer Foam on the Range

Category 24: Traditional Mead (3 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd John Landreman Orange Blossom Mead 24B: Semi-Sweet Mead Brew Brothers of Pikes Peak

Category 25: Melomel (Fruit Mead) (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ed Moore Sparkels Cinnamon Cyser 25A: Cyser Foam on the Range
2nd Don Blake Rasbperry-Blackberry Mead 25C: Other Fruit Melomel Indian Peaks Alers

Category 27: Standard Cider and Perry (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Steve Patik 1607 27A: Common Cider
2nd Torre Ahlberg Lucky’s Cider 27A: Common Cider

Category 28: Specialty Cider and Perry (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Scott Patterson Cidre Fumeux 28D: Other Specialty Cider or Perry
2nd Steve Patik Canadian Invasion 28D: Other Specialty Cider or Perry
3rd Don Blake Cheap-Ass Cranberry Cider 28B: Fruit Cider Indian Peaks Alers