Thanks To All Who Participated in the Ocean State Homebrew Competition

There were 211 entries judged and 134 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

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Thank you for your interest in the Ocean State Homebrew Competition organized by Rhode Island Brewing Society, Providence, RI. Be sure to read the competition rules.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jesse Ferguson Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 22C: Wood-Aged Beer SouthCoast Homebrewers Association
2nd Joshua Gravel Pickle Pils 2A: German Pilsner (Pils) Wandering Moose
3rd PAUL ZOCCO BALTIC PORTER 12C: Baltic Porter Zok's
4th Gregory Biggs Indian Spiced Pale Ale 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Quiet Corner Home Brew Club
HM Gary Hamilton Mary Queen Of Scots Wee Heavy 9E: Strong Scotch Ale Quiet Corner Homebrew Club
N/A David Kenney
Co-Brewer: Christian Forcier
Ourbier 17B: Flanders Red Ale
N/A Matthew Border Kaiser Kolsch 6C: Kolsch Boston Wort Processors
N/A Charles Feyler Dunkelweiss 15B: Dunkelweizen SSBC
N/A Christopher Dufresne Isaac IPL 23A: Specialty Beer
N/A Ed Sabato Sea State Schwarzbier 4C: Schwarzbier RIFT
N/A Brian Lawrynowicz MO-APA 10A: American Pale Ale none
N/A Christopher Dufresne The BBW 20A: Fruit Beer
N/A Bradford Buck Geezer Ale 19A: Old Ale
N/A Andrew Starsiak Easty 6 16E: Belgian Specialty Ale MASH HOLES
N/A Elliot Smith Northeast IPA 14B: American IPA Rhode Island Fermentation Technicians (RIFT)
N/A Andrew Starsiak Deutschbag Alt 7A: Northern German Altbier MASH HOLES
N/A PAUL ZOCCO DOPPELBOCK 5C: Doppelbock Zok's
N/A Eric Esner Rag Rock ESB 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) Boston Worts
N/A Jeff Shaw Dubbel Or Do Not 18B: Belgian Dubbel Rhode Island Fermentation Technicians
N/A Krzysztof Lasocki American Stout 13E: American Stout Brew Haven

Best of Show – Cider

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Paul Nanian Perrific 27D: Common Perry Baker River Brew Club

Best of Show – Mead

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Seth Acton South County Summer Mead 25C: Other Fruit Melomel

Winning Entries

Category 1: Light Lager (1 entry)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd Joe Dauria Helles This Past Winter 1D: Munich Helles Mash Holes

Category 2: Pilsner (4 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Joshua Gravel Pickle Pils 2A: German Pilsner (Pils) Wandering Moose
2nd Joshua Gravel Peanut Pils 2A: German Pilsner (Pils) Wandering Moose

Category 3: European Amber Lager (3 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Jeff Shaw Juno It’s A Lager 3A: Vienna Lager Rhode Island Fermentation Technicians
3rd James Marshall Novemberfest? 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen QCHBC / RIBS

Category 4: Dark Lager (1 entry)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ed Sabato Sea State Schwarzbier 4C: Schwarzbier RIFT

Category 5: Bock (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st PAUL ZOCCO DOPPELBOCK 5C: Doppelbock Zok's
2nd PAUL ZOCCO MAIBOCK 5A: Maibock/Helles Bock Zok's
3rd Bradford Buck Ice Buck 5D: Eisbock
HM Chris McGowan 3D Eisbock 5D: Eisbock North Shore Brewers

Category 6: Light Hybrid Beer (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Matthew Border Kaiser Kolsch 6C: Kolsch Boston Wort Processors
2nd Randy Baril The Red Rye Of Spring 6D: American Wheat or Rye Beer Post Modern Brewers
3rd Kate McPherson Fantail Cream Ale 6A: Cream Ale Rhode Island Brewing Society

Category 7: Amber Hybrid Beer (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Andrew Starsiak Deutschbag Alt 7A: Northern German Altbier MASH HOLES
2nd Andrew Starsiak Dussel Dussel Alt 7C: Dusseldorf Altbier MASH HOLES
3rd Andrew Starsiak Big Steamer 7B: California Common Beer MASH HOLES

Category 8: English Pale Ale (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Eric Esner Rag Rock ESB 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) Boston Worts
3rd Mike Damiano Sophie’s ESB 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) Brew Free or Die

Category 9: Scottish and Irish Ale (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Gary Hamilton Mary Queen Of Scots Wee Heavy 9E: Strong Scotch Ale Quiet Corner Homebrew Club
2nd PAUL ZOCCO SCOTCH ALE 9E: Strong Scotch Ale Zok's
3rd PAUL ZOCCO SCOTTISH ALE 9C: Scottish Export 80/- Zok's

Category 10: American Ale (23 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Brian Lawrynowicz MO-APA 10A: American Pale Ale none
2nd Kyle Gomes West Coast Pale Ale 10A: American Pale Ale
3rd James Marshall Prelude To Summer 10A: American Pale Ale QCHBC / RIBS

Category 11: English Brown Ale (1 entry)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Club JbreW Full Moon 11A: Mild JbreW

Category 12: Porter (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st PAUL ZOCCO BALTIC PORTER 12C: Baltic Porter Zok's
2nd Matthew Border Border’s Porter 12B: Robust Porter Boston Wort Processors

Category 13: Stout (16 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Krzysztof Lasocki American Stout 13E: American Stout Brew Haven
2nd John Golden Didn’t Fit 13E: American Stout Brew Free or Die
3rd Chris McGowan Molasses Flood 13F: Imperial Stout North Shore Brewers
HM Joshua Fogg
Co-Brewer: Tony Barber
Tony’s Tasty Oatmeal Stout 13C: Oatmeal Stout Rhode Island Brewing Society

Category 14: India Pale Ale (IPA) (22 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Elliot Smith Northeast IPA 14B: American IPA Rhode Island Fermentation Technicians (RIFT)
2nd David Ieong EQ IPA 14B: American IPA Boston Wort Processors
3rd Gary Hamilton Lucille’s Ale 14B: American IPA Quiet Corner Homebrew Club

Category 15: German Wheat and Rye Beer (4 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Charles Feyler Dunkelweiss 15B: Dunkelweizen SSBC
2nd Mike Damiano Klohie’s Spire Weizen 15C: Weizenbock Brew Free or Die

Category 16: Belgian and French Ale (17 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Andrew Starsiak Easty 6 16E: Belgian Specialty Ale MASH HOLES
2nd Jason Grazado Mandarina Saison 16C: Saison North Shore Brewers
3rd Matthew Border Wit Tail Ale 16A: Witbier Boston Wort Processors
HM Gregory Biggs Belgian Witbier 16A: Witbier Quiet Corner Home Brew Club

Category 17: Sour Ale (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st David Kenney
Co-Brewer: Christian Forcier
Ourbier 17B: Flanders Red Ale
2nd Gil Brennan
Co-Brewer: Kathy Brennan
Cherry Sour 17F: Fruit Lambic
3rd PAUL ZOCCO BERLINNER WEISSE 17A: Berliner Weisse Zok's

Category 18: Belgian Strong Ale (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jeff Shaw Dubbel Or Do Not 18B: Belgian Dubbel Rhode Island Fermentation Technicians
2nd Elliot Smith Mephisto Ale 18D: Belgian Golden Strong Ale Rhode Island Fermentation Technicians (RIFT)
3rd Club JbreW Holy Roller 18B: Belgian Dubbel JbreW

Category 19: Strong Ale (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Bradford Buck Geezer Ale 19A: Old Ale
2nd Aaron Such MOAB 19B: English Barleywine RIBS
3rd Chris Moran Triple D Trouble 19A: Old Ale Rhode Island Brewing Society

Category 20: Fruit Beer (2 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Christopher Dufresne The BBW 20A: Fruit Beer

Category 21: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Gregory Biggs Indian Spiced Pale Ale 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Quiet Corner Home Brew Club
2nd Shane Merson
Co-Brewer: Heather Merson
Rosemary Pale Ale 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Quiet Corner Homebrew Club
3rd Fabrice Mont-Louis Some Artisanal Coffee Stout 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Category 22: Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer (12 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jesse Ferguson Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 22C: Wood-Aged Beer SouthCoast Homebrewers Association
2nd Andrew Starsiak Holy Oats 22C: Wood-Aged Beer MASH HOLES
3rd Christopher Dufresne Good Ole’ Smokey 22A: Classic Rauchbier

Category 23: Specialty Beer (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Christopher Dufresne Isaac IPL 23A: Specialty Beer
2nd Mike Seward Chili Pepper Stout 23A: Specialty Beer East Bay Homebrew Club
3rd Theodore Goodspeed Ginger Tabby Ale 23A: Specialty Beer

Category 24: Traditional Mead (2 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Russell Palumbo
Co-Brewer: Jeffrey Palumbo
Orange Blossom Honey Mead 24B: Semi-Sweet Mead Quiet Corner Homebrew Club
3rd PAUL ZOCCO ORANGE BLOSSOM MEAD 24C: Sweet Mead Zok's

Category 25: Melomel (Fruit Mead) (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Seth Acton South County Summer Mead 25C: Other Fruit Melomel
3rd Nate Byrnes Cyser 25A: Cyser SouthCoast Homebrewers' Association

Category 26: Other Mead (3 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st PAUL ZOCCO METHYGLIN WITH CINNAMON 26A: Metheglin Zok's
3rd Earl Minot Dry Spiced Cyser 26C: Open Category Mead

Category 27: Standard Cider and Perry (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Paul Nanian Perrific 27D: Common Perry Baker River Brew Club
2nd Paul Nanian Grande Valeur 27A: Common Cider Baker River Brew Club
3rd Charles Feyler Cider 27A: Common Cider SSBC

Category 28: Specialty Cider and Perry (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Seth Acton Old Coach Apfelwein 28C: Applewine
2nd William Grote Apple Mary #2 28A: New England Cider WORTS
3rd Ryan Heitz The Ginger 28D: Other Specialty Cider or Perry Rhode Island Brewing Society