Grand Brew Fest Homebrew Competition

2017 Results

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

American Ales

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

European Ales

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                  

Specialty Ales

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

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