Thanks To All Who Participated in the Best Of The Bay

There were 176 entries judged and 85 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

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Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Chris McClanahan Grant Street Ole Ale 19A: Old Ale
2nd Mark Tanner 70 And Climbing 9B: Scottish Heavy 70/- WIZA
3rd James Martini
Co-Brewer: Jessieca Martini
BrewBabes Strawberry Blonde 20A: Fruit Beer NorWA

Best of Show – Best of the Day

People's Choice as voted by attendee's of the award ceremony of beers served there.

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Todd Quessenberry Kumquat Kolsch 20A: Fruit Beer Bellingham Homebrewers Guild
2nd Justin Bajema Raspberry Sour 17F: Fruit Lambic Bellingham Homebrewers Guild
2nd Chris Brehm 100% Rye Lager 23A: Specialty Beer Bellingham Homebrewers Guild

Winning Entries

Table 1: Light Lager and Pilsner (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Barry Chan Das Butt Munich Helles 1D: Munich Helles North Seattle Homebrew Club
2nd Matt Smith Don’t Panic 2A: German Pilsner (Pils) Pacific Northwest Brewers
3rd Mark Holland Mellow-Yellow 1B: Standard American Lager NorWa Homebrewers Guild

Table 2: Amber/Dark Lager and Bocks (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st George Stephens Frozen Goat 5D: Eisbock The Brewing Network
2nd Barry Chan Spaceballs Pun 4C: Schwarzbier North Seattle Homebrew Club
3rd George Stephens Bouncing Goat 5C: Doppelbock The Brewing Network
HM Barry Chan Dark American Lager 4A: Dark American Lager North Seattle Homebrew Club

Table 3: Light and Amber Hybrid #1 (17 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ken Leisher Honey Rye Ale 6D: American Wheat or Rye Beer WIZA
2nd Todd Quessenberry Kolsch 6C: Kolsch Bellingham Homebrewers Guild
3rd Fred Larsen Some Blonde 6B: Blonde Ale

Table 5: English, Scottish, and Irish Ales (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Mark Tanner 70 And Climbing 9B: Scottish Heavy 70/- WIZA
2nd McLean Johnson Better Bitter 8A: Standard/Ordinary Bitter

Table 6: American Ale #1 (20 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Fred Larsen Amberdisestablishmentarian Ale 10B: American Amber Ale
2nd Bill Boyd American Pale Ale 10A: American Pale Ale Cascade Brewers Guild
3rd Mark Tanner Icg 10B: American Amber Ale WIZA

Table 8: English Brown (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tony Ochsner Talli The Timid 11A: Mild Chop & Brew
2nd Jeremy Reeves South Of Glasgow Northern Brown 11C: Northern English Brown Ale Bellingham Homebrewers Guild

Table 9: Porter and Stout #1 (19 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Phil Knudson
Co-Brewer: Blake Skouras
RIS 13F: Imperial Stout
2nd James Martini
Co-Brewer: Jessieca Martini
Black Jack 13F: Imperial Stout NorWA
3rd Ken Leisher Smilin’ Fox 13C: Oatmeal Stout WIZA
HM Mark Tanner Big Ass Porter 12B: Robust Porter WIZA

Table 11: IPA #1 (21 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Andy Skotnicki
Co-Brewer: Mike Mercer
Drop Zone 14B: American IPA Wort Hogs
2nd Jeremy Reeves Jason’s Dank Jam Band IPA: UK Tour 14B: American IPA Bellingham Homebrewers Guild
3rd McLean Johnson MY-PA 14B: American IPA

Table 12: German, Belgian, and French Ale (19 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Nicholas Salisbury Biere Rouge 16E: Belgian Specialty Ale
2nd Chris McClanahan Grant Street Wibier 16A: Witbier
3rd Mark Holland Belgian Artifact 16E: Belgian Specialty Ale NorWa Homebrewers Guild
HM Tony Ochsner No Orange Required 15A: Weizen/Weissbier Chop & Brew

Table 14: Belgian Strong and Sours (14 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Christopher Prigmore Strasse 17A: Berliner Weisse
2nd Mark Tanner Currantly Sour 17F: Fruit Lambic WIZA
3rd Mark Tanner Dubbel Trubbel 18B: Belgian Dubbel WIZA

Table 15: Smoke, Wood-aged, and Strong Ale (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Chris McClanahan Grant Street Ole Ale 19A: Old Ale
2nd Todd Quessenberry Batch 100 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Bellingham Homebrewers Guild
3rd Mark Tanner Three Years Of Love 19B: English Barleywine WIZA
HM McLean Johnson Woodsy Kremlin 22C: Wood-Aged Beer

Table 16: Fruit and Spice/Herb/Vegatable Beer (13 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st James Martini
Co-Brewer: Jessieca Martini
BrewBabes Strawberry Blonde 20A: Fruit Beer NorWA
2nd Mark Tanner Big Ass Tart Cherry Stout 20A: Fruit Beer WIZA
3rd Todd Quessenberry Kumquat Kolsch 20A: Fruit Beer Bellingham Homebrewers Guild
HM Blake Doepker ThaiPA 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer North Seattle Homebrewers

Table 17: Specialty Beer (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Adam Blanquart Black Eye PI 23A: Specialty Beer
2nd Blake Doepker Seattle Vice Coffee Stout 23A: Specialty Beer North Seattle Homebrewers
3rd Tony Ochsner Waimea Pale Ale 23A: Specialty Beer Chop & Brew
HM Christopher Prigmore Himbeere 23A: Specialty Beer