Monday, January 28, 2008

2008 Big Beers Festival Homebrew Winners


Colorado was host to the 8th Annual Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival that took place during the weekend of January 11-12th in Vail. This year saw over 650 big beer fans participate in the weekend event. The following awards were given out in the 2008 Homebrew Competition at the 8th annual event:

Best of Show
Rich Krahl, Thornton, Colorado
“Wedding IPA”

Mixed Strong Dark Ales
Strong Scotch Ale – BJCP Category #9E, Baltic Porter – BJCP Category #12C
Russian Imperial Stout – BJCP Category #13F
Gold
Landon Anderson, New Castle, CO “Maria Porter”
Silver
Tom Gardner, Denver, CO “Way Heavy”
Bronze
Ryan Thomas, Westminster, CO “Wilson’s Imperial Stout”

Belgian & French Ales
BJCP Category #16
Gold
John Landreman, Colorado Springs, CO “Saison”
Silver
Bob Kauffman, Lafayette, CO “Saison ‘06”
Bronze
Greg Geiger, Littleton, CO “Ghent Night Train”

Sour Ales
BJCP Category #17
Gold
Jim Denier, Littleton, CO “Fruit Lambic”
Silver
John Applegarth, Grand Rapids, MI “Pseudo Lambic”
Bronze
Jim Denier, Littleton, CO “Sour Red Ale”

Belgian Strong Ales
BJCP Category #18
Gold
John Applegarth, Grand Rapids, MI “Monkey Shines”
Silver
Jim Denier, Littleton, CO “Rochefort 8 Clone”
Bronze
Ted Manahan, Ft. Collins, CO “Belgian Blonde”

Strong Ales
BJCP Category #19
Gold
Ryan Thomas, Westminster, CO “Ragnarok”
Silver
John Applegarth, Grand Rapids, MI “Old Grouch”
Bronze
Ryan Thomas, Westminster, CO “Gotterdammerung”

Mixed Strong Ales
Bock BJCP – Category #5
Imperial IPA - BJCP Category #14C
Weizenbock – BJCP Category #15C
Specialty Beer – BJCP Category #23
Braggot – BJCP Cateogry #26B
Gold
Rich Krahl, Thornton, CO “Wedding IPA”
Silver
Rick Bobbitt, Thornton, CO “Mountain Goat Eisbock”
Bronze
Ryan Thomas, Westminster, CO “Much Too Much”

Specialty Beer
Specialty – BJCP Category #23
Gold
John Allison, Boulder, CO “Russian Ryeperia Stout Porter”
Silver
Gordon Pencis, Aurora, CO “Bourbon Barrel Beetlejuice Stout”
Bronze
Brent Steinshouer, Aurora, CO “Fallen Angels”

Next year's event has already been set for January 9-10, 2009 in Vail, Colorado and should prove to be even more popular. Set your calendar's now!

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