The Results Are In … 2023 Valkyries Horn Amateur Mead Competition

Valkyries Horn logo

September 22nd and 23rd
White Bear Meadery, Maplewood, Minnesota

Best of Show – Mead
Jeremy Olsen – Bronze Medal (Experimental Sweet), Barrel Project 3.0

Meads
Sean O’Leary – Bronze Medal (Sweet Berry), Dark Spark

Jeremy Olsen – Gold Medal (Experimental Sweet, Barrel Project 3.0

Full results: https://comp.valkyrieshorn.com/

The Results are In … 2023 Minnesota State Fair Homebrew Competition

SPHBC logo Drinky the Viking.

Summit Brewing, St. Paul, Minnesota
August 18th-19th

Best of Show – Mead: Steve Fletty, Chateau Fletty (M2B: Pyment)

Beers:
Nick Stevens, Gold, American Lager – Dog Days
Dave Bance, Silver, Kolsch – Tall Koln One
Ross Winberg, Bronze, British Bitter and Brown – Triumph Bitter
Aric Daul, Gold, American Wheat – Mistral Wheat
Ross Winberg, Gold, Stout – MacKlay’s Oat Malt Stout
Ron Fitch, Silver, Stout – Imperial Stout
Garrick Van Buren, Bronze, Belgian & French – White
Garrick Van Buren, Gold, Monastic Ale – Single
Art Arsenault (co-brewers: Jeff Ciskowski, Jim Bannon, Ross Winberg) Gold, Specialty & Alternative – Norwegian Ale

Ciders:
Aric Daul,
Gold, Specialty Cider – George

Meads:
James Bannon, Bronze, Traditional Mead – Trad Dry Goldenrod
Steve Fletty, Gold, Fruit – Cyser/Pyment – Chateau Fletty
Steve Fletty, Silver, Fruit – Berry/Stone Fruit/Melomel, Berry Patch
Steve Fletty, Silver, Fruit – Berry/Stone Fruit/Melomel, Passionista
Steve Fletty, Gold, Spice & Specialty Mead – Trio

Complete results: https://www.mnstatefair.brewcomp.com/
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The Results Are In … 2023 AHA First Round of the AHA National Homebrew Competion

Judging in March and April with all results posted in May.

Beers:
(Chicago First Round)
Nicholas Stevens, First Place, Category 1  – Pale American Beer
Nicholas Stevens, Second Place, Category 1  – Pale American Beer
Dave Bance, Third Place, Category 2  – Pale European Beer
Dave Bance, Third Place, Category 3  – Pilsner

(Kansas City First Round)
Aric Daul, Third Place, Category  5 – Amber European

Meads:
(Indianapolis First Round)
Steve Fletty, First Place, Category 34  – Traditional
Jeremy Olsen, Third Place, Category 34  – Traditional
Steve Fletty, First Place, Category 35  – Cyser & Pyment
Steve Fletty, First Place, Category 36  – Fruit Mead
Steve Fletty, First Place, Category 37  – Spice Mead
Steve Fletty, First Place, Category 38  – Specialty Mead

Results:
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/winners/

The Results are In … 2022 Minnesota State Fair Homebrew Competition

Image of Saint Paul Homebrewers Club logo and Minnesota Home Brewers Association logo.

Remote Judging
July 30th-August 14th

Best of Show – Mead/Cider: Steve Fletty, All the Passions (M2E: Melomel)

Minn-kasi CompetitionRichard Helps, fifth overall

Beers:
Dave Bance, Gold, Kolsch – A Tall Kolsch One
Richard Helps, Gold, American Wheat and Cream Ale – Spotted Fawn
Ross Winberg, Gold, Other British and Irish Ales – Midlands Mild
Richard Helps, Bronze, Strong Ales – Spotted Dc English Yummy
James Cotner, Bronze, American Porter and Stout –Ukrainian Stout
Michael Spores, Bronze, American Wild Ales – Swan Song Sour
James Cotner (co-brewer: Ross Winberg), Smoked, Wood and Specialty – Voss-øl

Meads:
Steve Fletty, Gold, M2E: Melomel – All the Passions
Richard Helps, Gold, Fruit & Spice, Spice, Herb or Vegetable – Spotted Raspberry Habenero

Complete results: https://www.mnstatefair.brewcomp.com/
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Congratulations, Steve Fletty and Jeremy Olsen

Photo of AHA National Homebrew Competition medal.  And a beer.

Congratulations to Steve Fletty and Jeremy Olsen for bringing home medals from the American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Competition, held June 21st-23rd in Pittsburgh, PA.

Steve ventured back into beers this year, taking the Bronze Medal in Category 34 – Specialty Beers with his Honey Saison.

Jeremy took the Silver Medal in Category 38 – Pyment.

Full results:
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/winners/ (opens in a new tab)

The Results are In … Midwinter Brewing Competition 2022

Midwinter Brewing Competition logo.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
February 15th-19th

Best of Show – Meads: Steve Fletty, Braggots Are Dumb, But Not This One

Meads:
Steve Fletty, Third Place, Table 18 (Dry/Semi-Sweet Trads) – Estrella
Steve Fletty, First Place, Table 21 (Specialty Meads) – Braggots Are Dumb, But Not This One
Steve Fletty, First Place, Table 22 (Cyser/Pyment) – Chateau Fletty

Complete results: https://midwinterhbc.com/competition/
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