Winners - California State Fair Homebrew Competition

Table 1: Standard American Beer (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stEdward MontgomeryMoose BanquetAmerican LagerThat Dam Brew Club
2ndYury UstsinchykCream AleCream AlePlacer Ultimate Brewing Society (PUBS)
3rdTaylor ShastidAmerican IdiotCream AleDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)

Table 2: International Lager (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stVirgil RedmanBatch 360 Weimar AmberInternational Amber LagerPlacer Ultimate Brewing Society (PUBS)
2ndMatt HallRising Sun LagerInternational Pale LagerPlacer Ultimate Brewing Society (PUBS)
3rdMichael FrennMiguel EspecialeInternational Pale LagerHAZE; TDBC; PUBS; Nevada County Homebrewers; PBR

Table 3: Czech Lager (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stDoug WalkerBo PilzCzech Premium Pale Lager 
2ndPaul BrownI Creep Across The LandCzech Dark LagerDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
3rdRobbie ProctorHow Many Decoctions?Czech Dark LagerDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)

Table 4: Pale Malty European Lager (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTerence GardnerMess With The Fest, Die Like The RestFestbierGreenbelt Brewers Association
2ndShane PattersonSpring FlingHelles BockSolano Garage Brewers Brew Club
3rdTrevor McGuireThis Is A Stick UpMunich HellesDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)

Table 5: Pale Bitter European Beer (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTaylor ShastidCreeker Kolsch KölschDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
2ndAnnie JohnsonValley Of The DollsGerman PilsESB (East Sacramento Brewers)
3rdMichael FrennDort DrubenGerman Helles ExportbierHAZE; TDBC; PUBS; Nevada County Homebrewers; PBR

Table 6: Amber Malty European Lager (4 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stVirgil RedmanBatch 358 Weimar Dunkles Bock Dunkels BockPlacer Ultimate Brewing Society (PUBS)
2ndMichael RiddleOne Goat In A BoatDunkels BockHOME
3rdVirgil RedmanBatch 363 Weimar MarzenMärzenPlacer Ultimate Brewing Society (PUBS)

Table 7: Amber Bitter European Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBrad CainFree AssociationVienna LagerSan Francisco Homebrewer's Guild
2ndEli PalmaTrenzaVienna LagerQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdMichael FrennAmadeusVienna LagerHAZE; TDBC; PUBS; Nevada County Homebrewers; PBR

Table 8: Dark European Lager (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stPaul BrownDarkness Imprisoning MeSchwarzbierDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
2ndEli PalmaNight HarvestMunich DunkelQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdMichael RiddleMay The Schwarz Be With YouSchwarzbierHOME

Table 9: Strong European Beer (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJim RiffeGoddess MoranaEisbock 
2ndMichael FrennDumbkopf DopplebockDoppelbockHAZE; TDBC; PUBS; Nevada County Homebrewers; PBR
3rdMichael RiddleTwo Goats In A BoatDoppelbockHOME

Table 10: German Wheat Beer (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stDoug WalkerDark MaltiousWeizenbock 
2ndPaul BrownWhere's FluffyWeissbierDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
3rdMichael FrennGut Schmecken!WeizenbockHAZE; TDBC; PUBS; Nevada County Homebrewers; PBR

Table 11: Pale British/IPA (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMichael FrennArthur, King Of The Britains!Strong BitterHAZE; TDBC; PUBS; Nevada County Homebrewers; PBR
2ndChris LumCallista Strong BitterStrong BitterDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
3rdMichael RiddleVery Best BitterBest BitterHOME

Table 13: British Brown/Dark (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stSean ThompsonTriple HBritish Brown Ale 
2ndPaul WadeBattering RamDark MildSolano Garage Brewers Brew Club
3rdChris LumMad British Brown British Brown AleDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)

Table 15: Irish Beer (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stChris LumRick O'Shea Irish StoutIrish StoutDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
2ndJustin ChandlerArrrrish RedIrish Red Ale395brewers
3rdRyan RivasGothnessIrish StoutSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)

Table 17: Strong British Ale (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stEli PalmaZonkeyWee HeavyQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
2ndArun BhallaPre-Pandemic BarleywineEnglish Barley WineSan Francisco Homebrewer's Guild
3rdRobbie ProctorGranny's TippleEnglish Barley WineDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)

Table 18: Pale American Ale (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAnnie JohnsonBlaze Of CitrusAmerican Pale AleESB (East Sacramento Brewers)
2ndJohn OrcuttBlonde...James BlondeBlonde AleBrewins
3rdMichael RiddleBeyond The PaleAmerican Pale AleHOME

Table 19: Amber and Brown American Beer (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMichael RiddleDowntown BrownAmerican Brown AleHOME
2ndEli PalmaRaccoon AnklesCalifornia CommonQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdGeorge BrooksSteam PoweredCalifornia CommonSan Francisco Homebrewer's Guild

Table 20: American Porter and Stout (20 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMichael FrennPootins CastrationImperial StoutHAZE; TDBC; PUBS; Nevada County Homebrewers; PBR
2ndEdward MontgomeryPotter's SpecialAmerican PorterThat Dam Brew Club
3rdMatthew AliotoImperial Stout #957Imperial StoutBay Area Mashers

Table 21: Specialty IPA (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMarvin GomezNothing Cold Can StaySpecialty IPASoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
2ndMark ChampasHang Out HazeSpecialty IPA 
3rdSam BlackmonAussie Aussie Aussie!Specialty IPAElk Grove Brewers Guild

Table 22: Strong American Ale (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMatthew AliotoFrank As FuckDouble IPABay Area Mashers
2ndEli PalmaDream ChurchDouble IPAQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdArun BhallaWit WhineWheatwineSan Francisco Homebrewer's Guild

Table 23: European Sour Ale (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTrevor McGuireObeliskFruit LambicDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
2ndMasahiro KitanoGozahh!GoseSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
3rdJeff MathiowetzYou Drank What With A Straw?Berliner WeisseMaltose Falcons

Table 24: Belgian Ale (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stCraig Corley292 - Mb24 - BpaBelgian Pale AlePacific Gravity Home Brewers Club
2ndBoris ChenWhite DragonWitbierBay Area Mashers
3rdJavier AldereteChasing Squirrels WitbierDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
HMAdrian MasoniDoud WitWitbier 

Table 25: Strong Belgian Ale (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stEd DeMayoAnti-Vaxxer Belgian BlondBelgian Blond AleMarin Society of Homebrewers (MaSH)
2ndRobert CaseyBelgianblondBelgian Blond AleMarin Society of Homebrewers (MaSH)
3rdRobert CaseySaisonSaisonMarin Society of Homebrewers (MaSH)

Table 26: Monastic Ale (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stCarl TownsendBelgian SingleBelgian SinglePacific Gravity Home Brewers Club
2ndTaylor ShastidMoth Before A FlameBelgian DubbelDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
3rdMatthew CarrollTrippy Belgian TripelBelgian TripelPlacer Ultimate Brewing Society (PUBS)

Table 27: Historical Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stVirgil RedmanBatch 360b Weimar K-CommonKentucky CommonPlacer Ultimate Brewing Society (PUBS)
2ndRobert HorstPreproPre-Prohibition Lager 
3rdMichael FrennAnd, They're Off! Kentucky CommonHAZE; TDBC; PUBS; Nevada County Homebrewers; PBR

Table 28: American Wild Ale (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stKent BrownWild Specialty Fruited SourWild Specialty BeerPlacer Ultimate Brewing Society (PUBS)
2ndEd DeMayoStimulus CheckMixed Fermentation Sour BeerMarin Society of Homebrewers (MaSH)
3rdDavid SerafiniJamba SourMixed Fermentation Sour Beer 

Table 29: Fruit Beer (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMasahiro KitanoGuavahh!Fruit BeerSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
2ndMasahiro KitanoMaracuyáhh!Specialty Fruit BeerSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
3rdCynthia Ricciuti-BrownRaspberry PorterFruit BeerPlacer Ultimate Brewing Society (PUBS)

Table 30: Spiced Beer (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMasahiro KitanoMatchahh!Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
2ndJohn BrunetAlotta Horchata Specialty Spice Beer 
3rdBrian Gorre-ClancyStout Au LaitSpice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer 

Table 32: Smoked Beer (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stPaul BrownJump In The FireClassic Style Smoked BeerDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
2ndJosh MengersRauch Around The EdgesRauchbier 
3rdJames CotaBuford T. RauchbierRauchbier 
HMJohn OrcuttSmokey The BeerClassic Style Smoked BeerBrewins

Table 33: Wood Beer (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMichael FrennZelinsky's RevengeWood-Aged BeerHAZE; TDBC; PUBS; Nevada County Homebrewers; PBR
2ndRobbie ProctorGranny In A BarrelSpecialty Wood-Aged BeerDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
3rdArun BhallaOld Eight-YearSpecialty Wood-Aged BeerSan Francisco Homebrewer's Guild

Table 34: Specialty Beer (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stEdward MontgomeryJalapizzaExperimental BeerThat Dam Brew Club
2ndJustin ChandlerTreasure Of Prison HillExperimental Beer395brewers
3rdMichael FrennSteinbier Hier!Mixed-Style BeerHAZE; TDBC; PUBS; Nevada County Homebrewers; PBR
HMAnnie JohnsonColt Jackson 47Mixed-Style BeerESB (East Sacramento Brewers)

Table 35: American IPA (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTrevor McGuireThe Western District WayAmerican IPADiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
2ndMatthew AliotoFrank As FuckAmerican IPABay Area Mashers
3rdEli PalmaHopkuna MatataAmerican IPAQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)

Table 36: Hazy IPA (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTrevor McGuireIt Was Love, It Was True LoveHazy IPADiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
2ndTerence GardnerThe Juice ExtractorHazy IPAGreenbelt Brewers Association
3rdMasahiro KitanoHazy Sh*t!!Hazy IPASoCal Cerveceros (SCC)

Table 37: Standard Cider and Perry (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMatt YoungCostco SpecialFrench CiderOrange County Mash Ups
2ndJavier AldereteThis Is The New World OrderNew World CiderDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
3rdBud TourvilleApple CiderNew World CiderPUBS

Table 38: Specialty Cider and Perry (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJavier AldereteBaby Its Cold OutsideIce CiderDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
2ndCristian Romo DiazBerry Galore Cider with Other Fruit 
3rdCristian Romo DiazBlue GooseCider with Other Fruit 

Table 39: Traditional Mead (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBud TourvilleTraditional MeadDry MeadPUBS
2ndBryan CowgerSparkling Raspberry MeadSemi-Sweet Mead 
3rdChris HammWalgra Meadows Mead BlendDry Mead 

Table 40: Fruit Mead (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBud TourvilleCyserCyserPUBS
2ndDaniel Riedling3 Racks MeadMelomel 
3rdBud TourvilleLime MeadMelomelPUBS

Table 41: Spiced Mead (4 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stChris LovettLavender Lemonade MeadFruit and Spice Mead 
2ndMichael RiveraTom Collins MeadFruit and Spice MeadStrand Brewers Club
3rdBud TourvilleSpiced MeadSpice, Herb, or Vegetable MeadPUBS