Thanks to all who participated in the BUZZ OFF 23.

There were 422 entries judged and 193 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stDan Roebuck Wheatwine22D: WheatwineMASH
2ndFreddy MartinoRaspberry Berliner29A: Fruit BeerMain Line Brewers Association
3rdFreddy MartinoImperial Stout20C: Imperial StoutMain Line Brewers Association

Winning Entries

Table 1: Standard American Beer (11 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stJohn Francis
Co-Brewer: Tim Stackhouse
Romping Fox1D: American Wheat Beer
2ndDavid BarberSmall Hands1C: Cream Ale
3rdDan Roebuck American Wheat1D: American Wheat Beer

Table 2: Czech/International Lagers (9 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stDavid BarberCzech’d Out3C: Czech Amber Lager
2ndJeff LandersWhat Is A Czech Amber?3C: Czech Amber Lager
3rdJim AdamBoh Pils3A: Czech Pale Lager

Table 3: Malty European Lagers (18 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stKiel Fisher
Co-Brewer: Mark Prior
Marzen6A: Marzen
2ndDavid BarberFest!4B: Festbier
3rdJon GrimesMaibock4C: Helles Bock

Table 4: Pale Bitter European Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stFreddy MartinoGerman Pils5D: German Pils
2ndDavid BarberHoppy Pils5D: German Pils

Table 5: Amber/Dark European Beer (12 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stSteve CasperVienna Lager 2017-17A: Vienna Lager
2ndRob KnightonHead Stash8B: Schwarzbier
3rdChristopher ClairEin Lieb Brot8A: Munich Dunkel

Table 6: German Wheat Beer (15 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stDave SanisloL. Hefe10A: Weissbier
2ndMark WitzelWeizenbock10C: Weizenbock
3rdRob KnightonHackysack Superhero10A: Weissbier

Table 7: UK & Scottish Beer (24 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stJeff LandersEnglish Gold12A: English Golden Ale
2ndDavid Barber80 Shilling14B: Scottish Heavy
3rdDouglas DinwoodieE-E-E-E-ESB11C: Strong Bitter

Table 8: Irish Beer (8 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stJim DaughertyIrish Red15A: Irish Red Ale
2ndMichael CzeknerSt. James Gate 201715B: Irish Stout
3rdFreddy MartinoCork-Style Stout15B: Irish Stout

Table 10: Strong Beer (11 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stDan Roebuck Wheatwine22D: Wheatwine
2ndMatt KingThis One Goes To 119A: Doppelbock
3rdKevin Socha2012 Barleywine17D: English Barleywine

Table 11: Pale American Ales (26 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stWilliam Ihburg 9 Month Investigation 18B: American Pale Ale
2ndBrad McIlvaineCentral Smacker18B: American Pale Ale
3rdJeff Delaney
Co-Brewer: Joe A
Wiffleball 218A: Blonde Ale

Table 12: Amber/Brown American Beer (13 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stShaun AnankoChocolate Brown19C: American Brown Ale
2ndKiel FisherAmerican Brown Ale19C: American Brown Ale
3rdTom HrzicDon’t Stop Believing 19A: American Amber Ale

Table 13: Porter & Stout (32 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stFreddy MartinoImperial Stout20C: Imperial Stout
2ndTyler FlynnRussian Imperial Stout20C: Imperial Stout
3rdJim DaughertyJust An Udder Stout16A: Sweet Stout

Table 14: IPA (46 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stSteve GroffPaddock Pounder #421B: Specialty IPA
2ndJeffrey MaurielloObligatory21A: American IPA
3rdPaul DoughertyTotes McOats21B: Specialty IPA

Table 16: European Sour Ale (10 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stSteve BolognoLe Travail D’Etienne23D: Lambic
2ndJason ChangBarnyard Funk23B: Flanders Red Ale
3rdJoel PiazzaDas Tart23A: Berliner Weisse

Table 17: Belgian Ale (14 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stDouglas DinwoodieEn Garde24C: Biere de Garde
2ndJeff LandersA Pale Monk’s Ale24B: Belgian Pale Ale
3rdKiel FisherWhite Wine Belgian Pale Ale24B: Belgian Pale Ale

Table 18: Saison (12 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stBob PaesSummer Is For Barback Saison25B: Saison
2ndJohn ColemanSaison25B: Saison
3rdWill CassSt. Soissons Saison25B: Saison

Table 19: Trappist / Strong Belgian Ale (15 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stChristopher ClairPlan B Tripel26C: Belgian Tripel
2ndJohn ColemanBgs25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
3rdDouglas Klumpp
Co-Brewer: Jason Palsgrove
Golden Sunset25A: Belgian Blond Ale

Table 20: Historical Ale (12 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stSteve BolognoGreat Grand Pappy’s Pils27A: Historical Beer
2ndAl JohnsonThere Is A Light That Never Gose Out27A: Historical Beer
3rdJohn YeomansIndiana Krampus27A: Historical Beer

Table 21: American Wild Ale (24 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stFreddy MartinoDry Hopped Sour28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
2ndMichael HermanBlackberry BA Golden Sour28C: Wild Specialty Beer
3rdMichael HermanTart Cherry BA Sour28C: Wild Specialty Beer
4thMichael HarrisonQuintuple MultiBRETT28A: Brett Beer
HMSteven Ashton
Co-Brewer: MASH NJ
MASH Barrel Project 201628C: Wild Specialty Beer

Table 22: Fruit Beer (22 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stFreddy MartinoRaspberry Berliner29A: Fruit Beer
2ndSteven Landgren
Co-Brewer: Peter Leas, Roger & Darlene Magrin, Robert & Steve Tryon, Jeff & Maureen Reimer, Matthias West & Ralph, And Jim & Marsha Haak
Roasty Razz29A: Fruit Beer
3rdKevin Feehan
Co-Brewer: Joe Mitts
Passion Fruit DIPA29A: Fruit Beer

Table 23: Spiced Beer (27 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stJohn Coyle
Co-Brewer: Stella Blue Coyle
Fresh Pumpkin Saison30B: Autumn Seasonal Beer
2ndWilliam BrochuJalapeno Pail30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdMike IngrassiaA Knoxville Diner After Midnight30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 24: Smoked and Wood Beer (19 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stJoel PiazzaDrunk Monk33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndFreddy MartinoImperial Oaked Porter33A: Wood-Aged Beer
3rdDavid LiebermanLet The Mother Burn Rauchbier32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer

Table 25: Specialty Beer (11 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stBrian Smith
Co-Brewer: Marissa-Paige Smith
Midnight Breakfast34B: Mixed-Style Beer
2ndJoel PiazzaAll These Flavors And You Chose To Be Salty34C: Experimental Beer
3rdMichael HermanAllurement34A: Clone Beer

Table 26: Cider (9 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stNick ShadelShady’s Apple CiderC1A: New World Cider
2ndJames FairclothOld Irving Tart Cherry CiderC2B: Cider with Other Fruit
3rdScott CopelandBrett’s Farmhouse SaisonC2F: Specialty Cider/Perry

Table 27: Mead (13 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stFreddy MartinoOrange Blossom MeadM1B: Semi-Sweet Mead
2ndDouglas DinwoodieBragnabit!M4A: Braggot
3rdMark KissingerRum Raisin MeadM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead