Grand Brew Fest Homebrew Competition
Thank you to all that entered our second annual Grand Brew Fest Homebrew Competition hosted by the Blue Ox Brewers Society and Jack Pine Brewery. This year boasted 38 entries spanning a wide array of categories. The top from each category went head-to-head in a Best of Show style panel with one beer coming out on top, to be brewed at Jack Pine Brewery.
Thanks again to all that entered and those that helped judge and steward. It wouldn't have been possible without you.
A big thank you to our sponsors for the event for donating prizes for the top three entries in each category.
Best of Show
Royal London Brown Ale – Lori Ertl, Plymouth, MN – Primary Fermenters
1st 21 A Damian Loehrer St.Cloud
2nd 21 B Josh Rumpza/Lewellyn Oliver Minneapolis
3rd 21 B Mike Milne /Travis Lott Medina The Brew-Tang Clan
1st 18 B Ron Fitch Woodbury Saint Paul Homebrewers Club
2nd 19 B Lori Ertl Plymouth Primary Fermenters
3rd 18 B Lori Ertl Plymouth Primary Fermenters
1st 27 Lori Ertl Plymouth Primary Fermenters
2nd 13 A Nathan Batdorf Sauk Rapids The Cloudy Town Brewers
3rd 5 B Dave Matson Champlin Minnesota Home Brewers Association
Stouts & Porters
1st 9 C Dave Matson Champlin Minnesota Home Brewers Association
2nd 13 C Lori Ertl Plymouth Primary Fermenters
3rd 20 C Cody Usher Sartell
1st 30 C Lori Ertl Plymouth Primary Fermenters
2nd 29 A Nathan Batdorf Sauk Rapids The Cloudy Town Brewers
3rd 30 A Biff Ulm/Eric Holst Nisswa Alms of Paradise