Thanks to all who participated in the Pennsylvania Homebrew Open Competition.

There were 129 entries judged and 67 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
1stJeff PreussnerPretty Good I Guess18B: American Pale Ale

Best Brewer (42 Participating Brewers)

PlaceBrewer1st2nd3rdScore
1stMike Vandervoort 41115.00
2ndTyson Shroyer
** Best of Show Participant **
31112.00
3rdJeff Preussner
** Best of Show Participant **
31011.00

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: Pale American Beers (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMike Vandervoort Mains Lager 1B: American Lager
2ndScott PintaboneCorm's Original1B: American Lager
3rdThomas Kurtzman Pillow Boy American Wheat1D: American Wheat Beer

Table 2: Pale European Beers (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stRob ArdiesHefe10A: Weissbier
2ndJeff PreussnerHell Yes4A: Munich Helles
3rdRichard RomankoFinally Brewed A German Pilsner 5D: German Pils

Table 3: Amber European Lagers (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJeff PreussnerMo' Marzen6A: Marzen
2ndRichard RomankoFestbier For The Rest Of Us4B: Festbier
3rdRobert WahrMarzen6A: Marzen

Table 4: Dark European Lagers (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stLee KexelDoppel Good9A: Doppelbock
2ndLee KexelIce Bock9B: Eisbock
3rdTom HespelerLittle Stick7B: Altbier
HMPhil GowlingBucky Wheat10C: Weizenbock

Table 5: American and British Amber Ales (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMike Vandervoort Mosaic City's English Brown Ale 13B: English Brown Ale
2ndRichard RomankoJust A Mild13A: Dark Mild
3rdBrent BaskinFlankrin11B: Best Bitter

Table 6: Strong American and British Amber Ales (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stRobert MoorePubfight17D: English Barleywine
2ndPhil GowlingBeer Not Wine17D: English Barleywine
3rdRobert MooreSir Malt 17A: English Strong Ale

Table 7: American Pale ales (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJeff PreussnerPretty Good I Guess18B: American Pale Ale
2ndDean PierceCascade Smashin'18B: American Pale Ale
3rdThomas Kurtzman Pillow Boy American Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale

Table 8: Porters and British stouts (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stBrian Swords
Co-Brewer: Daria Swords
Swords Irish Stout15B: Irish Stout
2ndMatthew Proch
Co-Brewer: Jeffery Robeano
Log Jammin'16B: Oatmeal Stout
3rdBrent BaskinLet the Spiders Build Their Webs9C: Baltic Porter

Table 9: American IPA (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMike Vandervoort Sex On Wheels Jon Mains Style 21A: American IPA
2ndJohn ColemanZoomies21A: American IPA
3rdMatthew Koch
Co-Brewer: Khai Pham
Ride the Pines IPA21A: American IPA

Table 10: American and strong Stouts (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTyson ShroyerImperial American Stout20C: Imperial Stout
2ndBrian Swords
Co-Brewer: Daria Swords
Swords Chocolate Stout20B: American Stout
3rdOscar SternPutin On the Ritz20C: Imperial Stout

Table 11: Specialty IPA (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMike Vandervoort Chloe 21B: Specialty IPA
2ndMike Vandervoort Hurricane Nat 22A: Double IPA
3rdBrent BaskinStupid Until It's Not21B: Specialty IPA

Table 12: Belgian Ales (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJason Filoon
Co-Brewer: Tim Smith
Monks Under the Table26A: Trappist Single
2ndAnthony MerlinoPonyboy25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
3rdTom BeachSnob Saison25B: Saison

Table 13: Wild and Sour Beers (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stAnthony MerlinoSanguis Luna23F: Fruit Lambic
2ndJacob Hornick
Co-Brewer: Ben Post
Check Out The Big Brain On Brett28A: Brett Beer
3rdLee MahonyBittah Samarai28A: Brett Beer

Table 14: Fruit and Spice Beers (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTyson ShroyerFat Elvis30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndRobert MoorePumpkin For the Holidays 30B: Autumn Seasonal Beer
3rdMike Vandervoort Mosaic City's Mango IPA 29A: Fruit Beer

Table 15: Smoked and Wood Aged beers (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTyson ShroyerThis Is Rye We Can't Have Nice Things33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndDave SanisloLyubov33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
3rdMike SwiderskiKatie's Endless Summer Stout33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer