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Thanks To All Who Participated in the Son of Brewzilla Homebrew Competition

There were 517 entries and 238 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners 

BOS - Beer

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Andrew Mitchell
Co-Brewer: Mike Ontolchik
Lagerfeuer 833 22B Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer: Other Smoked Beer Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd Andy Weigel Berliner Weisse with Peaches v5 20A Fruit Beer: Fruit Beer T.R.A.S.H.
3rd Mike Ontolchik Weizenheimer 15A German Wheat and Rye Beer: Weizen/Weissbier Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Winning Entries 

Table 1: Light Lager (14 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Larry Reuter Airlight 1A: Lite American Lager Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
1st Larry Reuter Corny 1B: Standard American Lager Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd Andrew Mitchell Off Campus Meal Plan 1C: Premium American Lager Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 2: Pilsener (11 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd Jessica Smith Gotta Have My Pils 2A: German Pilsner (Pils) T.R.A.S.H.
1st Rich Tomazin SAAZ Pils 2B: Bohemian Pilsener Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
2nd Paul Shick Son of P.O.C. 2C: Classic American Pilsner Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 3: European Amber Lager (15 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Justin Henderson Incidental 3A: Vienna Lager
2nd Kevin Sponsler
Co-Brewer: Jeff Sponsler, Dan Knechtel
Oktoberfest 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd David Watson Wies’n von Watson 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen The Brewing Network

Table 4: Dark Lager (13 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Rich Tomazin Captain Dunkel 4B: Munich Dunkel Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
2nd Jack Smith Black Butte(r) 4C: Schwarzbier T.R.A.S.H.
3rd Jeff Kinzer Midnight in Prague 4C: Schwarzbier

Table 5: Bock (6 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Aaron Kurka Henny Goat 5B: Traditional Bock Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
1st Adam Meyers Doppelbock 5C: Doppelbock The Brewing Network
3rd Justin Henderson Emancipator 5C: Doppelbock

Table 6: Light Hybrid (29 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd Peter Hemmingsen Marilyn Blonde Ale 6A: Cream Ale
1st Greg Brooks Kolsch 6C: Kolsch Three Rivers Underground Brewers
2nd Rich Carson DeWitt Clinton Blonde Ale 6B: Blonde Ale

Table 7: Amber Hybrid (13 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd Mike Yingling
Co-Brewer: Brian Bostaph
Alt VonYingling 7A: Northern German Altbier Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
1st Michael Creveling Cali uncommon 7B: California Common Beer Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
2nd Dave Clark Alt Rock 7C: Dusseldorf Altbier Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 8: English Pale (21 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd Drew Jones
Co-Brewer: Marty Fischlin
Muck Up 8A: Standard/Ordinary Bitter
2nd Mark Sheppa
Co-Brewer: Neal Repko
Banbury Bitter 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
1st Jim Jadwisiak
Co-Brewer: Cara Baker and Jim Young
Steve called it an ESP 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 9: Scottish and Irish (24 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Larry Reuter Beam me Up Scottie! 9B: Scottish Heavy 70/- Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd Greg Irving Scotch 9C: Scottish Export 80/- Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd Mike Yingling Nak Mac Feegle 9E: Strong Scotch Ale Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 10: American Ale (45 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Larry Reuter Just in time APA 10A: American Pale Ale Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
1st Jim Jadwisiak
Co-Brewer: Cara Baker
BroBro 10A: American Pale Ale Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Jack Smith Rusty’s Trombone 10B: American Amber Ale T.R.A.S.H.

Table 11: English Brown (20 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Brent McGrady Mildly Mild 11A: Mild DOH! Delaware Ohio Homebrewers
2nd Andy Weigel Northern English Brown v1 11C: Northern English Brown Ale T.R.A.S.H.
3rd Greg Irving Reflektor 11C: Northern English Brown Ale Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 12: Porter (21 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Paul Shick Danish Dark 12C: Baltic Porter Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
1st Paul Shick London Heights Porter 12A: Brown Porter Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Kevin Sponsler
Co-Brewer: Jeff Sponsler, Dan Knechtel
Porter 12B: Robust Porter Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 13: Stout (42 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd Mike Mocarski Summer Rye Stout 13E: American Stout L.M.H.B.A.
2nd Cara Baker
Co-Brewer: Jim Jadwisiak
Take the Reigns 13E: American Stout Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
1st Brian Seelinger The Brew Mentor Test Oatmeal Stout 13C: Oatmeal Stout

Table 14: IPA (66 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Steve Polter Aphelion 14C: Imperial IPA Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd Gautam Bagchi Alan’s Hoppyness 14B: American IPA SODZ
3rd Mike Ontolchik Fluffhead IPA 14B: American IPA Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 15: German Wheat and Rye (16 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Mike Ontolchik Weizenheimer 15A: Weizen/Weissbier Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd Jim Jadwisiak
Co-Brewer: Cara Baker
Spottie Ottie Bockalicious 15C: Weizenbock Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Todd Donnelly King of the Wheats! 15C: Weizenbock Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 16: Belgian and French (36 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd Todd Donnelly Belgian lawnmower beer 16B: Belgian Pale Ale Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd Lucas Mayer lam saison 16C: Saison
1st Nathan Kovach summer saison 16C: Saison Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 17: Sour Ale (14 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Steve Amey Evil Queen 17B: Flanders Red Ale Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
1st patrick gangwer
Co-Brewer: Lisa Gangwer
Hilltop Lambic 17D: Straight (Unblended) Lambic SODZ
3rd patrick gangwer
Co-Brewer: Lisa Gangwer
Pucker Up or Die 17F: Fruit Lambic SODZ

Table 18: Belgian Strong (27 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Mike Ontolchik Entendre 18B: Belgian Dubbel Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Marty Hassink Son of Triple Whammy 18C: Belgian Tripel Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
2nd patrick keller Dark Strong 18E: Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Table 19: Strong Ale (16 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Michael Creveling Ebeneezer Booze 19A: Old Ale Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
1st Brian Robbins Old Lumpyhead 19B: English Barleywine T.R.A.S.H.
3rd Rich Tomazin American Barley 19C: American Barleywine Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 20: Fruit (17 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Ryan Ginter
Co-Brewer: Jessica Martinez
Back Alley Banana Bread Beer 20A: Fruit Beer SODZ
3rd Todd Donnelly Cherry Saison 20A: Fruit Beer Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
1st Andy Weigel Berliner Weisse with Peaches v5 20A: Fruit Beer T.R.A.S.H.

Table 21: Spice/Herb/Vegetable (56 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Todd Donnelly
Co-Brewer: Brent Stoddard
Lemongrass saison 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
1st Zachary Roth
Co-Brewer: Ferndock
Oh Snap! 21B: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer
3rd Cara Baker
Co-Brewer: Jim Jadwisiak, Stan Jadwisiak, and Mike Jadwisiak
Pink Peppercorn Pale Ale 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 22: Smoke and Wood (22 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Andrew Mitchell
Co-Brewer: Mike Ontolchik
Lagerfeuer 833 22B: Other Smoked Beer Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd Michael Malinowski
Co-Brewer: Mike Yingling
Smoked Bock 22B: Other Smoked Beer Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
3rd Jeff Nagle Extremis Diabolus 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 23: Specialty (37 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd Greg Brooks Gratzer/Grodziskie 23A: Specialty Beer Three Rivers Underground Brewers
1st chris cain
Co-Brewer: pat cain
black nugget ipa 23A: Specialty Beer Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd Scot YARNELL Smokewood 23A: Specialty Beer Glass City Mashers

Table 24: Traditional Mead (5 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd Alan Shubert Orange blossom mead 24B: Semi-Sweet Mead Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd Mike Ontolchik
Co-Brewer: Alan Schubert
My First Mead 24B: Semi-Sweet Mead Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
1st Carl McMillin Orange Blossom "SHOW" Mead 24B: Semi-Sweet Mead Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 25: Melomel (11 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd patrick gangwer
Co-Brewer: Lisa Gangwer
Family Vine 25B: Pyment SODZ
2nd Carl McMillin Mixed berry mead 25C: Other Fruit Melomel Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
1st Todd Donnelly Montmorencey Cherry Melomel 25C: Other Fruit Melomel Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)

Table 26: Other Mead (12 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Mike Yingling
Co-Brewer: Carl McMillin
Meadery/Brewery Accident of 2013 26B: Braggot Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
2nd tim mcdonnell abc 26C: Open Category Mead Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Carl McMillin #Batch 89 Spiced Mead 26A: Metheglin Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 27: Standard Cider and Perry (6 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd Todd Donnelly Commoners cider 27A: Common Cider Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
2nd Aaron Kurka Perry Ferrell 27D: Common Perry Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
1st Larry Reuter Perry2012 27E: Traditional Perry Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)

Table 28: Specialty Cider and Perry (13 Entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Todd Donnelly Cherry cider 28B: Fruit Cider Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)
3rd Joe Powell Former Juice 28C: Applewine Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ)
1st Dave Clark Apple Corpse 28D: Other Specialty Cider or Perry Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers (SNOB)