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Homebrew Alley XIII is presented by the NYC Homebrewers Guild, with Location Sponsor Finback Brewery and Best in Show Sponsor Fifth Hammer Brewing

Thanks to all who participated in the Homebrew Alley XIII.

There were 416 entries judged and 215 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stGeorge CayeaAmerican Sour Ale28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer

Brewer's Choice

To be chosen from 1 place winners by Chris Cuzme for brewing at Fifth Hammer Brewery

BrewerEntry NameStyleClub
Mark ZamaitisHefe #910A: Weissbier 

Big Apple Award

Best cider presented by Descendant Cider

BrewerEntry NameStyleClub
Graham GlaserFarm & Forage Wild CiderC1B: English Cider 

Cuzett's Choice

Alternatively delicious

BrewerEntry NameStyleClub
Alex KalafTupelo Honey Rice Lager31B: Alternative Sugar BeerBrewminaries

Brewingest Brewer (143 Participating Brewers)

PlaceBrewer1st2nd3rdScoreClub
1stJoshua Cotton41223.00 New York City Homebrewers Guild

Scores and tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology. Numbers reflected are rounded to the hundredth place. Hover over or tap the question mark icon () for the actual calculated value.

Winning Entries

Table 1: IPA (32 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAnthony TarescavageAussie Summer Ale21B: Specialty IPA
2ndJoseph DalyLazy Hazy Crazy21B: Specialty IPA
3rdAssen DragulevBreakfast Neipa21B: Specialty IPA

Table 2: Traditional & Specialty Mead - M1 & M4 (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAlex CiganThat'll Buff OutM1C: Sweet Mead
2ndKris ConstantelosLumberjack SmurfM4C: Experimental Mead Association of Long Island Homebrew Clubs
3rdPhil ClarkeCommodore's NightcapM4C: Experimental Mead The Dogs Of Wort

Table 3: Fruit Mead - M2 (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stKris ConstantelosThe Most Beautiful BruiseM2C: Berry Mead Association of Long Island Homebrew Clubs
2ndScott AufderheideChateau Gates CyserM2A: CyserBrewminaries
3rdJoshua CottonGetting Woken Up Throughout The Night By Toddlers And You Know You Would Think That Would Mean They Might Sleep In A Little Bit Later Than Six Am But No No No It Does Not (Mc17 3r)M2E: Melomel New York City Homebrewers Guild

Table 4: Spiced Mead - M3 (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stWilliam CarleyCamp WacondaM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead New York City Homebrewers Guild
2ndScott AufderheideZbjM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Brewminaries
3rdWilliam CarleyMeadscow MuleM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead New York City Homebrewers Guild

Table 5: Standard Cider & Perry - C1 (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stGraham GlaserFarm & Forage Wild CiderC1B: English Cider
2ndJonathan FryDvorak #9 (2017)C1A: New World CiderHudson Valley Homebrewers [Red Hook, NY]
3rdPeter TrippMason's Apple JuiceC1A: New World CiderHandgrenades Homebrew and Craft Beer Club

Table 6: Specialty Cider & Perry - C2 (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJoshua CottonThe Gloriously Honorable And Legally Binding Marriage Pledge Of The Presently In Utero Children Of ... (Mc17 Nat)C2F: Specialty Cider/Perry New York City Homebrewers Guild
2ndZach CarlsonHip HopC2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices
3rdJoshua CottonWhen It's Not Necessarily Bad Planning But Still There Can Be Circumstances Where Blending Alone So So Sad and Alone Requires the Consumption of So Much Too Much Such That Poor Blending Choices Might Occur (mc17 2r)C2B: Cider with Other Fruit New York City Homebrewers Guild

Table 7: Standard & International Lager - 1 & 2 (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJeff MaurielloDutch Oven2A: International Pale LagerMorris Area Society of Homebrewers
2ndJeff MaurielloCircle Square2C: International Dark LagerMorris Area Society of Homebrewers
3rdMichael Cumbia
Co-Brewer: Tim Tant
Cream In My Pants1C: Cream Ale

Table 8: Czech Lager & Pale Malty Lager - 3 & 4 (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stYuriy TuretskiyShimmering Pilsner3B: Czech Premium Pale Lager
2ndDaniel SmythHeaven And Helles Lager4A: Munich HellesBrewminaries
3rdLee KexelMunich Helles4A: Munich HellesBrewtherville Labs Brew Club

Table 9: Pale Bitter European Beer - 5 (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatt Federico
Co-Brewer: Andrew Berman
Pilsner5D: German PilsBrooklyn Brewsers
2ndMichael Cumbia
Co-Brewer: Tim Tant
Kaptian Kolsch5B: Kolsch
3rdJohn DispiritoRedivider5B: KolschHandgrenades Homebrew and Craft Beer Club

Table 10: Amber Malty Euro Lager - 6 (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stTracy RickelsNew Kids On The Bock6C: Dunkels BockOrange County Hoppers
2ndEric PrilesonMel B's Rauch6B: RauchbierBoston Wort Processors
3rdSteven Landgren
Co-Brewer: Peter Leas, Jeff & Maureen Reimer, Mark Hall, Greg Savich, Naomi Reutz, Jason McLaughlin, And Amy & Dan Harris
Autumnal Smoke6B: RauchbierUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn

Table 11: Amber/Dark Euro Beer - 7 & 8 (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBrett VanderbrookWienerville7A: Vienna LagerBrewminaries
2ndDaniel SmythPit-Toberfest Lager7A: Vienna LagerBrewminaries
3rdNicki ForsterSchwartzbier8B: SchwarzbierUNYHA

Table 12: Strong Euro Beer - 9 (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJoshua CottonProcrastinator 2017 - 10%9B: EisbockNew York City Homebrewers Guild
2ndJoshua CottonProcrastinator 20179A: Doppelbock New York City Homebrewers Guild
3rdJustin Hansen
Co-Brewer: Mark Williams
Double The Pleasure Doppel The Fun9A: Doppelbock Association of Long Island Homebrew Clubs

Table 13: German Wheat Beer - 10 (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMark ZamaitisHefe #910A: Weissbier
2ndBen KainzEiner Geht Noch Weisse10A: WeissbierBrewminaries
3rdJeff MaurielloDunkelweizen10B: Dunkels WeissbierMorris Area Society of Homebrewers

Table 14: British Bitter - 11 (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJohn DispiritoCrooked Teeth11A: Ordinary BitterHandgrenades Homebrew and Craft Beer Club
2ndMichael SellIvy Bush Esb11C: Strong Bitter
3rdDouglas HiltonStrong Bitter11C: Strong BitterBrewminaries

Table 15: Brown British Beer - 13 (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJoshua CottonMild He Lays, /mild/ (2.4%)13A: Dark MildNew York City Homebrewers Guild
2ndKatie Sloan
Co-Brewer: Jon Pisiewski
Cerin13A: Dark MildNew York City Homebrewers Guild
3rdDavid ByerFargo13A: Dark MildMountain Ale and Lager Tasters (MALT) [NC]

Table 16: Scottish Ale - 14 (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJeff MaurielloSaint Andrews Ale14A: Scottish LightMorris Area Society of Homebrewers
2ndJohn SmithAn Export By Any Other Name14C: Scottish ExportHandgrenades Homebrew and Craft Beer Club
3rdMichael HelzerShe Needs More Power, Captain14B: Scottish HeavyNew York City Homebrewers Guild

Table 17: Irish Beer - 15 (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAlex CiganDublin Calling15B: Irish Stout
2ndRob JenkinsTursty Tursday15B: Irish Stout
3rdMark CostaCome On You Reds15A: Irish Red AleGlen Ridge Homebrewers Association

Table 18: Dark British Beer - 16 (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stKenny ZammitoTropic Thunder 16C: Tropical StoutBrewminaries
2ndDavid ByerMan The Ramparts16D: Foreign Extra StoutMountain Ale and Lager Tasters (MALT) [NC]
3rdKrzysztof LasockiMr. Tallyman16C: Tropical StoutBrew Haven
HMLee KexelOatmeal Stout16B: Oatmeal StoutBrewtherville Labs Brew Club

Table 19: Strong British Ale - 17 (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDavid Byer
Co-Brewer: John O'Brien
Don't Swallow the Cap17D: English BarleywineMountain Ale and Lager Tasters (MALT) [NC]
2ndPhil ClarkeMcSpoon's Scotch Ale17C: Wee HeavyThe Dogs Of Wort
3rdWilliam CarleyMister Mayhem17D: English BarleywineNew York City Homebrewers Guild

Table 20: Pale American Ale - 18 (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stKenny ZammitoEl Citrennial18B: American Pale AleBrewminaries
2ndMark ZamaitisAmerican Pale Ale #218B: American Pale Ale
3rdMichael TolanVery Extra Special Pale Ale (Vespa)18B: American Pale AleBrewminaries

Table 21: Amber & Brown American Beer - 19 (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPeter MalloyCoracle Amber Ale19A: American Amber Ale
2ndSteven Landgren
Co-Brewer: Peter Leas, Greg Savich, Naomi Reutz, Roger & Darlene Magrin, Bruce Baden, Mark Hall, Paul Ale, Peter & Michael Fedunszyzn, Amy, Shannon And Dan Harris
Raking Leaves19C: American Brown AleUpstate NY Homebrewers Assn
3rdJon SerlucoCommon Chameleon19B: California CommonBrewminaries

Table 22: American Porter & Stout - 20 (26 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAntonio Romano Holiday Blend Imperial Coffee Stout20C: Imperial StoutMorris Area Society of Homebrewers
2ndKrzysztof LasockiSlash and Burn20A: American PorterBrew Haven
3rdMandy Naglich
Co-Brewer: Wesley Carmichael
Boom, Roasted! 20C: Imperial Stout

Table 23: Strong American Ale - 22 (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJoshua Cotton16% Single Malt American Barleywine22C: American BarleywineNew York City Homebrewers Guild
2ndRoman Goyenko
Co-Brewer: Willer Reis
No Empires!22A: Double IPABrewminaries
3rdMarc Gorfinkle
Co-Brewer: The Brähery
Urine I Pee... Eh?22A: Double IPA
HMTracy RickelsBeastie Boy22B: American Strong AleOrange County Hoppers

Table 24: European Sour Ale - 23 (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stNate Dickey
Co-Brewer: Armando Newbold, Sreenu Yedavalli, Glenn Pogue, Chris Comerford
Stuy Ave Hard Soda23A: Berliner Weisse
2ndAlex KalafRaspberry Lambic23F: Fruit Lambic Brewminaries
3rdAlex KalafApricot Lambic23F: Fruit Lambic Brewminaries
HMFritz Fernow2nd Times A Charm23B: Flanders Red AleBrewdies

Table 25: Belgian Ale - 24 & 25 (23 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBen JankowskiThe Saint24B: Belgian Pale Ale
2ndGeorge CayeaSaison25B: Saison
3rdKrzysztof LasockiEuropa25A: Belgian Blond AleBrew Haven

Table 26: Trappist Ale - 26 (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJohn DispiritoMunk's Crunk26A: Trappist SingleHandgrenades Homebrew and Craft Beer Club
2ndDavid ByerGoodbye Sober Day26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleMountain Ale and Lager Tasters (MALT) [NC]
3rdJeremiah BaerSimple Single Signal26A: Trappist Single

Table 27: Historical, Alternative Ferment & Specialty Beer - 27, 31 & 34 (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAlex KalafTupelo Honey Rice Lager31B: Alternative Sugar Beer Brewminaries
2ndBen JankowskiLeigh's First Dibbs27A6: Kentucky Common
3rdAdam Johnson
Co-Brewer: Steven Hedley
Gruit With Spring Wildflower Honey And Marsh Rosemary 31B: Alternative Sugar Beer

Table 28: American Wild Ale - 28 (22 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stGeorge CayeaAmerican Sour Ale28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
2ndBrian FredlundRaspberry Sand Castles28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer New York City Homebrewers Guild
3rdDaniel SmythStrengthen The Fortress Sour28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer Brewminaries
HMBrian FredlundSwim Trunks28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer New York City Homebrewers Guild

Table 29: Fruit Beer - 29 (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJason ChangGosefuzz Killah29A: Fruit Beer
2ndDoug Schmidt
Co-Brewer: Jason Chalifour
Peter Pepper Likes Chocolate And A Slight Tongue Heat For Her Pleasure29B: Fruit and Spice Beer Boston Wort Processors
3rdAnthony TarescavageAussie Orchard Ale29A: Fruit Beer

Table 30: Spiced Beer - 30 (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJohn Fethiere
Co-Brewer: Becky Fethiere
The Jolly Lantern30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndDavid Stuart
Co-Brewer: Bob Ryan
Poblano Escobar 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Dogs Of Wort
3rdOscar SternThe Salster30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Brewminaries

Table 32: Smoked Beer - 32 (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBrian Bennett
Co-Brewer: Donald Horning
Still Smokin'32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer Association of Long Island Homebrew Clubs
2ndDavid WalterOld Smokey Amber Ale32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer
3rdJames Woods-CorwinSmoked Porter32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer Morris Area Society of Homebrewers

Table 33: Wood Beer - 33 (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stKenny ZammitoThe Imp In A Barrel33A: Wood-Aged Beer Brewminaries
2ndJames Woods-CorwinImperial Saison33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Morris Area Society of Homebrewers
3rdJason ChangCoconut Thunder33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer