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2011 War of the Worts XVI


The War of the Worts XVI was held on February 19, 2011 at the new Keystone Homebrew Supply in Montgomeryville, PA: 765 Entries, 36 categories, 85 judges. Keystone Hops stands first on the Leaderboard for the 2011 Keystone Cup with 54 points.

2011 War of the Worts Winners:

BEST OF SHOW
1: Blake Morris, The Brewing Network - Raspberry Slambic: Fruit Lambic
2: Fred Kline, BUZZ - Imperial Stout: Russian Imperial Stout
3: Curt Keck, LVHB - A Pawn to the Porter: Brown Porter

Table 1 - Light Lagers (7)
1: Kurt Buchholz - Munich Helles: Munich Helles
2: Chris Langlois, LVHB - Nervous Twitch: Munich Helles
3: Fred Kline, BUZZ - Pilsner: Premium American

Table 2 - Pilsner (7)
1: Chris Langlois, LVHB - Lincoln Logger: Classic American Pilsner
2: John Dollard - Bo-Pils: Bohemian Pilsner
3: Sam Fischer, Meadville Brewing Society - Pilsner: Bohemian Pilsner

Table 3 - European Amber Lager (13)
1: Kurt Buchholz - Vienna Waits for You: Vienna Lager
2: Bryan Kuruts, LVHB - Axeman Lager: Vienna Lager
3: Jeff Louella, ALEiens - V-Lag: Vienna Lager

Table 4 - Dark Lager (10)
1: Craig Walter, ALEiens - Black is Beautiful: Schwarzbier
2: Brian Krebs and Trudi Fawcett, Keystone Hops - Bavarian Brown: Munich Dunkel
3: Doug Buddle, Keystone Hops - Schwarzwald: Schwarzbier

Table 5 - Bock (9)
1: Tim Caum, Keystone Hops - Eisbock: Eisbock
2: Kurt Buchholz - Dopplebock: Doppelbock
3: Al Sehn and Kathy Sehn - Kathy's Doppelbock: Doppelbock


Table 6 - Light Hybrid Beer (20)
1: Stephen Robson, Keystone Hops - Koelsch: Kolsch
2: Daniel Berlin - All-American Free Love: Blond Ale
3: Drew Williams, Keystone Hops - Smells Like Cream Spirit: Cream Ale

Table 7 - Amber Hybrid Beer (9)
1: Al Sehn and Kathy Sehn - Dusseldorf Alt: Dusseldorf Altbier
2: Josh Weikert, Stoney Creek Homebrewers - Neuehaus Alt: Northern German Altbier
3: Stephen Robson, Keystone Hops - California Common Beer: California Common

Table 8 - English Pale Ale (38)
1: Frank Weichmann, WHALES - Simple Bit: Ordinary Bitter
2: Tim Kerrigan and Honoree Kerrigan, LVHB - Kerrigan's ESB: Extra Special/Strong Bitter
3: Erik Walp, Stoney Creek Homebrewers - Bitter Ole Wetzel: Ordinary Bitter

Table 9 - Scottish and Irish Ale (22)
1: Mike Rissell, BUZZ - Altruism: Irish Red Ale
2: Jeremy Young - Honey Brook Highlander: Scottish 70/
3: Tim Caum, Keystone Hops - Scottish 80/

Table 10 - Strong Scotch Ale (15)
1: Aaron Masser - Strong Scotch Ale: Strong Scotch Ale
2: Andy Hejl and Frank Hill, Keystone Hops - Strong Scotch Ale: Strong Scotch Ale
3: David Barber, LVHB - Big Scotty: Strong Scotch Ale
3: Rick Gordon, ALEiens - Willie's Revenge: Strong Scotch Ale

Table 11 - American Pale Ale (28)
1: Andrew DePeppe - Pliny the Other: American Pale
2: Jim Fries, GLUB - Ball and Chain Pale Ale: American Pale
3: Josh Weikert, Stoney Creek Homebrewers - Deadwood Pale Ale: American Pale

Table 12 - American Amber and Brown Ale (17)
1: Brian Krebs and Trudi Fawcett, Keystone Hops - Fall Down Ale: American Brown
2: Doug Buddle, Keystone Hops - Pull My Finger: American Brown
3: JL Thompson, Bluff City Brewers and Connoisseurs - American Amber Ale: American Amber

Table 13 - English Brown Ale (15)
1: Joe Daknis, Keystone Hops - Crooked Billet Black Friday Small Beer: Northern English Brown
2: Stephen Robson, Keystone Hops - Mild: Mild
3: Andy Hejl, Keystone Hops - Southern English Brown: Southern English Brown

Table 14 - Porter (36)
1: Curt Keck, LVHB - A Pawn to the Porter: Brown Porter
2: Kyle Hall, The Brewing Network - Robust Mocha Porter: Robust Porter
3: Tim Caum, Keystone Hops - Baltic Porter: Baltic Porter

Table 15 - Dry, Sweet, Oatmeal Stout (25)
1: Scott Rudich, Keystone Hops - Bitey Big Bitch: Oatmeal Stout
2: Karl Weiss, NJ Hopz - Chocolate Milk Stout: Sweet Stout
3: Mitchell Miller - Dry Stout: Dry Stout

Table 16 - Foreign Extra, American Stout (19)
1: Blake Morris, The Brewing Network - Rightie Stout: Foreign Extra Stout
2: Blake Morris, The Brewing Network - Leftie Stout: Foreign Extra Stout
3: Tom Bastian, Bruclear - American Stout: American Stout

Table 17 - Russian Imperial Stout (24)
1: Fred Kline, BUZZ - Imperial Stout: Russian Imperial Stout
2: Dan Hitchcock - Russian Imperial Stout: Russian Imperial Stout
3: Tim Caum, Keystone Hops - Russian Imperial Stout: Russian Imperial Stout

Table 18 - English and Imperial IPA (16)
1: Jack Larkin - English IPA: English IPA
2: Cliff Janicik - Manifest Destiny IPA: English IPA
3: Matt Tarlecki, Keystone Hops - Pennhurst Double IPA: Imperial IPA

Table 19 - American IPA (54)
1: Chris Vaughn, Barley Legal Homebrew - American IPA: American IPA
2: Tom Bastian, Bruclear - American IPA: American IPA
3: Cliff Janicik - Manifest Destiny IPA: American IPA

Table 20 - German Wheat and Rye Beer (24)
1: Ryan Ritter, Brewclub formerly known as Cliveden - Himmelscheisse: Weizenbock
2: Keith Koval, New York City Homebrewers Guild - Outpatient Hefeweizen: Weizen
3: Blake Morris, The Brewing Network - Hasselhoff's Dunkel: Dunkelweizen

Table 21 - Belgian and French Ale (24)
1: Reginald Springer, West New York Brewery - French Kiss: Saison
2: Aaron Barkley - Voler Cochon: Biere de Garde
3: David Conover - Nitwit White Ale: Witbier

Table 22 - Belgian Specialty (23)
1: Blake Morris, The Brewing Network - The Wild Bunch: Belgian Specialty
2: Tom Foley, Bruclear - Christmas Ale: Belgian Specialty
3: Scott Rudich, Keystone Hops - Banana Hammock Saison: Belgian Specialty

Table 23 - Sour Ale (14)
1: Blake Morris, The Brewing Network - Raspberry Slambic: Fruit Lambic
2: Bill Comella, WHALES - Oud Bruin: Flander Brown Ale/Oud Bruin
3: Scott Rudich, Keystone Hops - Jolly Bob: Flander Brown Ale/Oud Bruin

Table 24 - Belgian Strong Ale - Light (25)
1: Sam Fischer, Meadville Brewing Society Tripel: Belgian Tripel
2: Mark Kenesky, Stoney Creek Homebrewers Morningstar: Belgian Strong
3: Erik Walp, Stoney Creek Homebrewers Nickel: Belgian Tripel

Table 25 - Belgian Strong Ale - Dark (17)
1: Matt Tarlecki, Keystone Hops - BDSA III: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
2: Keith Koval, New York City Homebrewers Guild - Dubbel K: Belgian Dubbel
3: Stephen Robson, Keystone Hops - Belgian Dark Strong Ale: Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Table 26 - Strong Ale (22)
1: Nate Panek - American Barleywine: American Barleywine
2: Chad Bond, LVHB - Bond's Barleywine: English Barleywine
3: David Barber, LVHB - Fireside Barleywine: English Barleywine

Table 27 - Fruit Beer (19)
1: Mark Hummel, Berks County Homebrew Club - Pottsville Crimson Tide Pomegranate IPA: Fruit Beer
2: Michael Blackmore - Flooded Bog Cranberry Wheat Ale: Fruit Beer
3: Bob Slonaker Jr, LVHB - Mango Wheat: Fruit Beer

Table 28 - Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (52)
1: Tim Leary - Cinnamon Coffee Oatmeal Stout: Spice, Herb, Vegetable Beer
2: Tom Bastian, Bruclear - Death Metal: Spice, Herb, Vegetable Beer
3: Mike Rissell, BUZZ - Karaboo Porter: Spice, Herb, Vegetable Beer

Table 29 - Christmas/Winter Spiced Beer (12)
1: J Branch - Naughty or Nice: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer
2: Mike Urban, Stoney Creek Homebrewers - Holiday Cheer: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer
3: Tom Bastian, Bruclear - Christmas Ale 2010: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer

Table 30 - Smoke Flavored and Wood Aged Beer (25)
1: Herman Richards - Chinoak: Wood-Aged Beer
2: Erik Walp, Stoney Creek Homebrewers - The Smoke Train Classic: Rauchbier
3: John Slotterback, Ed Dodson, Neil Engelman, Mark Pasquinelli, and Fred Rogers, PA Alers - Rocket Rod's Quad: Wood-Aged Beer

Table 31 - Specialty Beer (55 Entries)
1: Wardell Massey, Bruclear - 26 Stitch Ale: Specialty Beer
2: Chris Becker, LVHB - Bock Bock Goose: Specialty Beer
3: Bruce Weber, Jr, NJHOPZ - Optimus Rye IPA: Specialty Beer

Table 32 - Traditional Mead (10)
1: Luke Kostu, WHALES - Bassbam Mead: Semi-sweet Mead
2: Luke Kostu, WHALES - Belgian Mead: Dry Mead
3: Jim Schreyer, WHALES - Sandra's Mead: Semi-sweet Mead

Table 33 - Melomel (15)
1: Luke Kostu and Gary Weston, WHALES - Washington Cherry Mead: Other Fruit Melomel
2: Jesse Kuiper, Hemlock Philosopher's - Granny Smith & Wesson Cyser: Cyser
3: David Barber, LVHB - 2008 Cyser: Cyser

Table 34 - Other Mead (11)
1: Bob Slonaker, Jr, LVHB - Peppermint Short Mead: Metheglin
2: Joe Tulanowski - Joe T's Bees 'n' Trees: Open Category Mead
3: Scott Rudich, Keystone Hops - Cinnamon-Ginger Cyser: Open Category Mead

Table 35 - Standard Cider/Perry (23)
1: Bob Slonaker, Jr, LVHB - Halloween Cider: English Cider
2: Mitchell Miller - Standard Cider: Common Cider
3: David Weand, Bruclear - Cider: Common Cider

Table 36 - Specialty Cider/Perry (10)
1: Jeffrey Stein - Cidre: New England Cider
2: Brian Patterson - Big Bears "Big Boy Cider": Applewine
3: Jeremy Kees, Mainline Brewers Association - Fear the Clear Cider (Aged 2 yrs): Applewine

Cheers!

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