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Competition Results


Following the monthly meetings, competition results will be posted here.


January 2024 - Cancelled

Brewer Beer Points
No entries recorded

December 2023 - Porters, stouts, big beers

Brewer Beer Points
Ron Nelson American Stout 3.0
Brad and Beth Coates Baltic Porter 2.0
Mark Simpson Blackberry Cyser 2.0

November 2023 - Shivs and non-porter/stout dark beers

Brewer Beer Points
Ron Nelson Black IPA 3.0
Levi and Kari Storjohann Gueze with hibiscus 2.0
Levi and Kari Storjohann Gose with coriander and sea salt 1.0
Levi and Kari Storjohann American amber ale with habenaro, cinnamon, and maple 0.5

October 2023 - Lagers / open

Brewer Beer Points
Ron Nelson American Amber Ale 3.0
Pete Crow Marzen 2.0
Sean Vienna Lager 1.0
Jake International Amber Lager 0.5

September 2023 - Meads, ciders, cizers

Brewer Beer Points
Mark Simpson Sourwood Mead 3.0
Mark Simpson Blackberry Cyser 2.0
Sean Standard Cider 1.0
Pete Cranberry Cider 0.5
Jay Anderson English Bitter 0.5
Pete Crow Apple Cyser 0.5

August 2023 - Club brew with dry English ale yeast

Brewer Beer Points
Ron Nelson Strong Bitter 3.0
Sean Dark Mild 2.0
Mark Simpson Dark Mild 1.0
Mark Simpson American Pale Ale 0.5

July 2023 - No Competition

Brewer Beer Points
No entries recorded

June 2023 - Open (big beer recipes)

Brewer Beer Points
Ron Nelson Double IPA 3.0
Mark Simpson Czech premium lager 2.0
Andy Czech premium lager 1.0

May 2023 - American and Hoppy Beers

Brewer Beer Points
Mark Simpson American Brown Ale 3.0
Sean American Pale Ale 2.0
Pete Crow Hazy IPA 1.0
Ron Nelson American IPA 0.5

April 2023 - Open (focus on a "clone" beer)

Brewer Beer Points
Brad and Beth Coates American IPA / Deschutes Fresh Squeezed 3.0
Sean American IPA / Bell's Two Hearted 2.0
Ron Nelson American IPA / Alpine Nelson 1.0

March 2023 - Lagers, sours, funky beers

Brewer Beer Points
Mark Simpson Munich Helles 3.0
Sean Vienna Lager 2.0
Ron Nelson German Pilsner 1.0

February 2023 - European

Brewer Beer Points
Brad and Beth Coates English Porter 3.0
Pete Crow Sweet Stout 2.0
Pete Crow Marzen (bottle conditioned) 1.0
Pete Crow Marzen (keg) 0.5

January 2023 - Open

Brewer Beer Points
Ron Nelson Saison (Super, Pale) 3.0
Sean English Porter 2.0

December 2022 - Porters, Stouts, Big Beers

Brewer Beer Points
Pete Crow Doppelbock 3.0
Brad and Beth Coates Baltic Porter 2.0
Ron Nelson American Stout 2.0

November 2022 - SHIVs, Darks (NOT Porters or Stouts)

Brewer Beer Points
Mark Simpson SHV mead with mesquite and chipotle 3.0
Ron Nelson Black IPA 2.0
Pete Crow Belgian Dubbel 2.0
Pete Crow Munich Dunkel 1.0

October 2022 - Open

Brewer Beer Points
Mark Simpson Cyser 3.0
Ron Nelson American Pale Ale 2.0
Jake Czech Pale Lager 1.0

September 2022 - Meads, Cysers, Ciders

Brewer Beer Points
Pete Crow Peach with honey cider 3.0
Pete Crow Peach (dry) cider 2.0

August 2022 - Club Yeast Beers

Brewer Beer Points
Ron Nelson German Pilsner 3.0
Pete Crow Marzen 2.0
Levi and Kari Storjohann American Lager 1.0
Chase Colton Czech Pale Lager 0.5
Jake Czech Pale Lager 0.5
Jay Anderson Cream Ale 0.5

July 2022 - Session Beers (under 5% ABV)

Brewer Beer Points
No entries recorded

June 2022 - Club Brew/Big Brew Day

Brewer Beer Points
Zach Landhuis Cream Ale 3.0
Pete Crow Marzen 2.0
Brad and Beth Coates American IPA 1.0
Chase Colton American Pale Ale 1.0
Levi and Kari Storjohann American Pale Ale 0.5

May 2022 - Open (focus on a "clone" beer)

Brewer Beer Points
Ron Nelson American IPA 3.0

April 2022 - American and Hoppy Beers

Brewer Beer Points
Brad and Beth Coates American IPA 3.0
Ron Nelson American IPA 2.0

March 2022 - Lagers and Sour/Funky Beers

Brewer Beer Points
Ron Nelson German Pilsner 3.0
Levi and Kari Storjohann Gose 3.0
Levi and Kari Storjohann Wild Specialty Beer 2.0
Levi and Kari Storjohann Wild Specialty Beer 1.0

February 2022 - All Non-American Styles (European, Mexican, etc.)

Brewer Beer Points
Jay Anderson American IPA 3.0
Mike Best Bitter 2.0
Neal Kaloupek Scottish Export 1.0
Levi and Kari Storjohann Scottish Export 0.5
Ron Nelson English IPA 0.5

January 2022 - Open/Club Brews

Brewer Beer Points
Jake Saison 3.0
Ron Nelson American Pale Ale 2.0
Brad and Beth Coates Scottish Export 1.0
Pete Crow Scottish Export 0.5
Jake Scottish Export 0.5
Pete Crow Scottish Export 0.5

December 2021 - Big Beers

Brewer Beer Points
No entries recorded

November 2021 - Porters and Stouts

Brewer Beer Points
Pete Crow Baltic Porter 3.0
Pete Crow Baltic Porter 2.0
Nadav Mer Smoked Porter 1.0
Pete Crow English Porter 0.5
Neal Kaloupek American Porter 0.5
Levi and Kari Storjohann Smoked English Porter 0.5
Ron Nelson American Stout 0.5
Brad and Beth Coates American Stout w/ Coffee 0.5

October 2021 - Session Beer (less than 1.045 OG)

Brewer Beer Points
No entries recorded

September 2021 - Mead and Fruit Beers

Brewer Beer Points
No entries recorded

August 2021 - American Beer

Brewer Beer Points
Levi and Kari Storjohann American Wheat 3.0
Jay Anderson American Amber 2.0

July 2021 - Open to all Styles

Brewer Beer Points
Ron Nelson German Pilsner 3.0
Brad and Beth Coates American IPA 2.0
John American Pale Ale 1.0
Levi and Kari Storjohann American Amber 0.5

December 2020 - Big Beers

Brewer Beer Points
No entries recorded

November 2020 - Porters and Stouts

Brewer Beer Points
No entries recorded

October 2020 - Session Beer (less than 1.045 OG)

Brewer Beer Points
No entries recorded

September 2020 - Mead and Cider

Brewer Beer Points
No entries recorded

August 2020 - Club Brew

Brewer Beer Points
No entries recorded

July 2020 - American Beer

Brewer Beer Points
No entries recorded

June 2020 - Open to all Styles

Brewer Beer Points
No entries recorded

May 2020 - Lagers

Brewer Beer Points
No entries recorded

April 2020 - Sour and funky beers

Brewer Beer Points
No entries recorded

March 2020 - English and Scottish

Brewer Beer Points
No entries recorded

February 2020 - Belgian beers

Brewer Beer Points
Sebastian Speer Belgian Tripel 3.0
Pete Crow Belgian Dubbel 2.0
Nadav Mer Saison 1.0
Ron Nelson Saison 0.5
Pete Crow Belgian Dubbel 0.5
Sebastian Speer Belgian Dubbel 0.5
Paul Belgian Quad 0.5

January 2020 - Open - Any style

Brewer Beer Points
Mark Simpson Rauchbier 3.0
Justin Specialty fruit beer with rhubarb, graham cracker and lactose 2.0
Brad and Beth Coates Saison 1.0
Pete Crow American Amber 0.5
Ben Melomel with wild black cherries 0.5
Levi and Kari Storjohann Winter Seasonal Beer 0.5
Ron Nelson American IPA 0.5

December 2019 - Big Beers

Brewer Beer Points
Ron Nelson Double IPA 3.0
Mark Simpson Wee Heavy 2.0
Paul Belgian Dark Strong 1.0
Sebastian Speer Belgian Quad (barrel aged with cherries and bacteria) 0.5
Scott Nelson Belgian Quad (barrel aged with cherries and bacteria) 0.5
Luke Hoekstra Belgian Quad (barrel aged with cherries and bacteria) 0.5
Justin Imperial Stout with coffee 0.5
Nadav Mer American Barleywine 0.5
Pete Crow Belgian Dark Strong 1 0.5
Pete Crow Belgian Dark Strong 2 0.5
Paul Barleywine 0.5

November 2019 - Porters and Stouts

Brewer Beer Points
Ron Nelson American Stout 3.0
Sebastian Speer London Porter 2.0
Pete Crow Tropical Stout 2.0
Nadav Mer Sweet Stout w/ Cinnamon & Rye 0.5
Brad and Beth Coates Oatmeal Stout 0.5

October 2019 - Lagers

Brewer Beer Points
Mark Simpson Czech Premium 3.0
Ron Nelson German Pilsner 2.0
Sebastian Speer Marzen 1.0

September 2019 - Mead, Cider, Cyser

Brewer Beer Points
Christine Cyser 3.0
Mark Simpson Mulberry Black Currant Mead 2.0
Sebastian Speer Traditional Mead 1.0
Christine Mulberry Mead 0.5
Pete Crow Cider w/ Cherry 0.5
Pete Crow Cyser 0.5

August 2019 - Club Brew

Brewer Beer Points
Justin Fruit Beer w/ Raspberry, Cocoa and Lactose 3.0
Brad and Beth Coates Scottish Ale 2.0
Pete Crow American Pale Ale 1.0
Ron Nelson Dunkel Weissbier 0.5
Scott Nelson English Dark Mild 0.5
Pete Crow English Porter 0.5
Christine Bohemian Pilsner 0.5

July 2019 - American Beer

Brewer Beer Points
Ron Nelson American Stout 3.0
Justin New England IPA 2.0
Nadav Mer American Brown with Rye 1.0
Neal Kaloupek American Amber 0.5

June 2019 - Open to all Styles

Brewer Beer Points
Mark Simpson Frontenac Pyment 3.0
Brad and Beth Coates IPA 2.0
Sebastian Speer Scottish Light 1.0
Sebastian Speer Marzen 0.5
Scott Nelson APA 0.5
Nadav Mer Belgian IPA 0.5
Pete Crow Dunkel Weizen 0.5
Ron Nelson Brut IPA 0.5
Pete Crow NEIPA Specialty IPA 0.5
Levi and Kari Storjohann American IPA 0.5

May 2019 - Session Beer (less than 1.045 OG)

Brewer Beer Points
No entries recorded

April 2019 - Sours and Funky

Brewer Beer Points
No entries recorded

March 2019 - English and Scottish

Brewer Beer Points
Mark Simpson Wee Heavy 3.0
Brad and Beth Coates Scottish Heavy 2.0
Pete Crow Irish Red 1.0
Pete Crow Scottish Export 0.5
Ron Nelson English IPA 0.5

February 2019 - Belgians

Brewer Beer Points
Ron Nelson Saison 3.0
Pete Crow Belgian Dubbel 2.0

January 2019 - Open to All Styles

Brewer Beer Points
Ron Nelson Schwartzbier 3.0
Luke Hoekstra Sour Saison 2.0
Brad and Beth Coates Winter Seasonal 1.0
Nadav Mer Dark Mild with Coffee 0.5
Pete Crow American Amber 0.5
Scott Nelson Standard Dark Saison 0.5

December 2018 - Big Beers

Brewer Beer Points
No entries recorded

November 2018 - Porters and Stouts

Brewer Beer Points
No entries recorded

October 2018 - European Lagers (German, Czech, etc)

Brewer Beer Points
Ron Nelson German Pilsner, 5D 3.0
Mark Simpson Marzen, 6A 2.0
Luke Hoekstra Festbier, 4B 1.0
Pete Crow Munich Dunkel, 8A 0.5

September 2018 - Mead, Cider, Cyser

Brewer Beer Points
Mark Simpson Cyser 3.0

August 2018 - Club Brew

Brewer Beer Points
Brad and Beth Coates American Pale Ale, 18B 3.0
Pete Crow Specialty IPA - Belgian IPA, 21C 2.0
Jay Anderson Best Bitter, 11B 1.0
Ron Nelson 0.5
Sebastian Speer 0.5
Luke Hoekstra 0.5
Neal Kaloupek 0.5
Jake 0.5
Chase Colton 0.5

July 2018 - American Beers

Brewer Beer Points
Pete Crow Specialty IPA - Red IPA, 21F 3.0
Pete Crow Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer (30A, Base 1C) 2.0
Jay Anderson American Amber Ale, 19A 1.0

June 2018 - Session Beers (less than 1.045 OG)

Brewer Beer Points
Luke Hoekstra Gose with Honeydew Melon (Fruit Beer 29B, Gose 27A) 3.0
Pete Crow Irish Red, 15A 2.0
Zach Landhuis Saison 1.0
Sebastian Speer 0.5
Jay Anderson 0.5

May 2018 - Open to All Styles

Brewer Beer Points
Sebastian Speer Belgian Dubbel, 26B 3.0
Neal Kaloupek German Pils, 5D 2.0
Luke Hoekstra Fruit and Spice Beer with Orange and Vanilla, 29B 1.0
Chase Colton 0.5
Ron Nelson 0.5
Pete Crow 0.5
Andy Curtis 0.5
Jack 0.5
Zach Landhuis 0.5

April 2018 - Sours and Funky

Brewer Beer Points
Luke Hoekstra Lambic with Peaches, 23D 3.0
Pete Crow Wild Specialty Beer - Pumpkin Spice with Lacto, 28C 2.0

March 2018 - European Ales (English, Scottish, Irish, Aussie)

Brewer Beer Points
Pete Crow Scottish Export, 14C 3.0
Sebastian Speer Old Ale, 17B 3.0
Neal Kaloupek Irish Red Ale, 15A 1.0
Ron Nelson 0.5

February 2018 - Belgians

Brewer Beer Points
Pete Crow Belgian Dubbel, 26B 3.0
Ron Nelson Belgian Dubbel 2.0
Nadav Mer IPA Specialty IPA - Belgian IPA, 21B 1.0

January 2018 - Open to All Styles

Brewer Beer Points
Ron Nelson English Porter, 13C 3.0
Pete Crow American Amber Ale, 19A 2.0
Mike Trappist Single, 26A 1.0
Chase Colton 0.5
Andy Curtis 0.5