The Results Are In … Mashout 2019

Group photo of SPHBC members at Summit Brewing.
2019 Minnesota Mashout Results

January 25th & 26th
Summit Brewing Company, St. Paul, Minnesota

BEST OF SHOW – CIDER: Jeremy Olsen, Ice Cider 8.0 (Category 48)


Adrain Eastwick, Third Place, Category 7 – Schrödinger’s Bocks
David Merz, First Place, Category 10 – What’s Brown, Sticky And English?
David Merz, First Place, Category 11 – Wheat, Rhye And Wheird
Tyler Miller, Second Place, Category 11 – Wheat, Rhye And Wheird
Dave Bance, Third Place, Category 13 – The Queen’s Oppression Ales
Tyler Miller, Third Place, Category 15 – Pre-Whiskey Aka Scottish & Irish Ales
Tyler Miller, Second Place, Category 16 -Extra. Sweet. Irish. Oatmeal. Stouts
Paul Fowler, First Place, Category 22 – Prohibition Of Porters
James Cotner, First Place, Category 23 – Stoutiest Stouts That Ever Stouted
Garrick van Burn, Third Place, Category 29 – Saison That Are Probably Still Too Sweet
David Merz, First Place, Category 31 -I Like This Style Like I Like My Men
Amanda Neisch,  Third Place, Category 32 – Potpourri Of Amazingness
Tyler Miller, Third Place, Category 36 – Sitting Shv-A

Amanda Neisch,  Second Place, Category 41 – Flower Ovaries
Jeremy Olsen,  Second Place, Category 42 -Drive By Fruitings At Historic High
Amanda Neisch, 
Third Place, Category 44 – Keep Your Brasilain, All I Need Is A Shv
Steve Fletty
, First Place, Category 45 – Thar Be Winners & Then Thar Be Christopher’s Delicate Sensibilities
Christopher Skottegard, Second Place, Category 45 – Thar Be Winners & Then Thar Be Christopher’s Delicate Sensibilities

Jessica Haverly, First Place, Category 46 – Mundus Novus
Ross Winberg, Third Place, Category 47 – Sexy Ciders
Jeremy Olsen, First Place, Category 48 -Ciders With Stuff Chucked In

All Results:

2018 Minnesota State Fair Results

Congrats to SPHBCers who medaled at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair Home Brew Competition.

Mike Spores‘ German Wheat finished first runner-up for Best of Show for Beers.

Petr Bachan
, HM, Light Lager
Petr Bachan, Gold, Pilsner
Mike Spores, Silver, Bock
Petr Bachan, Gold, European Dark and Amber Lager
Aric Daul, Silver, English Pale Ale
Guillermo Marques with Chris Kulak, Dave Bance and John Lomnicki, Gold, American Pale Ale
Mike Spores, Gold, German Wheat
William Richartz, Silver, Brett, Mixed, Wild Fermented

Jeremy Olsen, Silver, Traditional Mead
Rick Helps, Gold, Melomel
Amanda Neisch with Guillermo Marques, Silver, Melomel
Christopher Skottegard , Bronze, Spice & Specialty

Cider & Perry:
Jessica Haverly, Silver, Standard Cider & Sherry

Full results:

Congratulations, Dr. Olsen!

Photo of Jeremy Olsen
Jeremy Olsen on stage in Portland.

Congratulations to Jeremy Olsen, who took home not one but two Bronze Medals from the American Homebrew Association’s Homebrew Con 2018, for his Melomel (Category 30: Fruit Mead) and his New England Cider (Category 33: Specialty Cider & Perry).

The 2018 competition had 8,405 entries judged, with 1,201 entries advancing to the Final Round in Portland, Oregon.

AHA First Round Results Are In

AHA 2018 First Round Results

Photo of Summit Brewing and snow.
Working right through the blizzard, Minneapolis Region Judging at Summit Brewing, St. Paul.

Congrats to SPHBCers who medaled and advanced in the first round of the American Homebrew Association National Homebrew Competition.

Mike Spores, Third, 1B (Pale American Beer), Minneapolis Region
Mike Spores, First, 5A (Pale European Beer), Minneapolis Region
Sean Sonnabend, First, 11A (Pale British Ale),Minneapolis Region
Aric Daul, Second, 12A (Pale British Ale),Minneapolis Region
David Merz, Second, 16c (British & Irish Stout), Kansas City Region
James Henjum, Second, 15A (Scottish & Irish Ale),Minneapolis Region
Joe Kinney, Third, 21A (American IPA),Minneapolis Region
Jim Cotner, First, 20C (Imperial Stout),Minneapolis Region
Ron Fitch, Third, 20C (Imperial Stout),Minneapolis Region
Tyler Miller, Second, 22A (Stong American Ale), Minneapolis Region
Joe Kinney, Second, 25B (Saison), Minneapolis Region
Jessica Haverly & Crew, Third, 25B (Saison), Minneapolis Region
Steve Simonson, Second, 28B (American Wild Ale), Minneapolis Region
Mike Spores, First, 29A (Fruit Beer), Minneapolis Region
William Richartz, Second, 31A (Specialty Beer), Minneapolis Region
Ross Winberg, Second, 34D (Specialty Beer), New York Region

Joe Gerteis, First, 35C (Traditional Mead), Minneapolis Region
Jeremy Olson, Third, 35C (Traditional Mead), Indianapolis Region
Orsoyla England, First, 36D (Fruit Mead), Austin Region
John Rankin, Third, 36C (Fruit Mead), Tampa Region
Paul Fowler, Third, 36C (Fruit Mead), Minneapolis Region
Jeremy Olson, Third, 36E (Fruit Mead), Indianapolis Region
Steve Fletty, First, 37B (Spice & Specialty Mead), Austin Region
Maggie Wachter, First, 37A (Spice & Specialty Mead), Chicago Region
Rick Helps, Second, 37A (Spice & Specialty Mead), Philadelphia Region
Steve Fletty, Third, 37A (Spice & Specialty Mead), Austin Region

Cider & Perry:
Jeff Cotton, First, 39A (Standard Cider & Perry), Austin Region
Ross Winberg, Second, 39A (Standard Cider & Perry), New York Region
Thomas Coburn, Second, 39A (Standard Cider & Perry), Minneapolis Region
Jessica Haverly, Third, 39A (Standard Cider & Perry), Minneapolis Region
Thomas Coburn, First, 40B (Specialty Cider & Perry), Minneapolis Region
Jeremy Olson, Second, 40A (Specialty Cider & Perry), Indianapolis Region
Orsoyla England, Third, 40B (Specialty Cider & Perry), Austin Region
Jeremy Olson, First, 40D (Specialty Cider & Perry), Indianapolis Region
Amanda Neisch & Guillermo Marques, Second, 40D (Specialty Cider & Perry), Austin Region
Bjorn Berg w/Jenny Ginter, Second, 40E (Specialty Cider & Perry), Minneapolis Region

Full results:

Results Are In … Midwinter ’18

2018 Midwinter Homebrew Competition

February 16th & 17th
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Aric Dahl, Third Place, Category 1D – American Wheat Beer
Paul Fowler, Second Place, Category 4A – Munich Helles
Dave Bance, Second Place Category 9A -Dark/Strong European
Joe Gerteis, Third Place, Category 11A – Ordinary Bitter
James Cotner, Second Place, Category 20C – Imperial Stout
Dave Bance, Third Place, Category 21B2 – Black IPA
Jeremy Olsen, First Place, Category M2E – Melomel
Paul Fowler, Third Place, Category M2E – Melomel
Adrian Eastwick, First Place, Category 19B  – California Common

All Results:

Results Are In … Brew Ha Ha ’18

2018 Great Northern Brew Ha Ha

February 9th & 10th
Duluth, Minnesota

Paul Fowler, Third Place, Category 3 – Pale, Amber and Dark European Lagers
Dave Bance, Second Place, Category 5 – Amber European Bitter and British Bitter
Ron Fitch, Third Place, Category 9 – Pale American Ale
Ron Fitch, Second Place, Category 12 – American Porter and Stout
Tyler Miller, Second Place, Category 17 – Spice Beer
Aric Daul, Second Place, Category 22 – Standard Cider and Perry

All Results:

Results Are In … Mashout ’18

2018 Minnesota Mashout Results

January 26th & 27th
Summit Brewing Company, St. Paul, Minnesota


Sean Sonnabend, First Place, Category 7 – Proper Bittas
Tyler Miller,  Third Place, Category 8 – Small Brown Jobbers
James Henjum, First Place, Category 9 – Scottish and Irish Ales
David Merz, First Place, Category 10 – Buncha Stouts
Aric Daul, Third Place, Category 16 – US Amberrrrrrrrrr
Sean Sonnabend, First Place, Category 19 – IPA IPA IPA IPA IPA IPA
William Richartz, First Place, Category 23 – All Wheats Small And Smaller
William Richartz, Second Place, Category 23 – All Wheats Small And Smaller
William Richartz, Third Place, Category 24 – Weird America
Steve Piatz, First Place, Category 26 – Euro Wild N Crazy Guys
William Richartz,   Second Place, Category 26 – Euro Wild N Crazy Guys
Mike Spores,  Second Place, Category 28 – Fruits N Fruitsen Frootzn
William Richartz, Third Place, Category 33 – Alternative Worse Ideas
Ron Fitch,  Second Place, Category 34 – US Stout And Not Brown IPAs
David Merz, Third Place, Category 38 – Saison That Are Probably Too Sweet

Steve Fletty, Second Place, Category 41 – Trads Baby
Amanda Neisch,  Second Place, Category 42 – Apples & Grapes Oh Myyyyy
Steve Fletty, Third Place, Category 42 – Apples & Grapes Oh Myyyyy
Christopher Skottegard , First Place, Category 43 – Berries Not Barry’s
Christopher Skottegard,  Second Place, Category 43 – Berries Not Barry’s
Paul Fowler, First Place, Category 44 – Stoned Fruit,
Jeremy Olsen,  Second Place, Category 44 – Stoned Fruit,
Steve Fletty,  Second Place, Caterogy 45 – Take This Mead And SHV It
Christopher Skottegard, First Place, Category 46 – Bad And Worse Ideas
Jeremy Olsen, Second Place, Category 46 – Bad And Worse Ideas
Ross Winberg, Second Place, Category 47 – New World
Jeremy Olsen, Third Place, Category 48 – Cooler Ciders
Amanda Neisch,  Second Place, Category 49 – Ciders With Stuff Chucked In
All Results: