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War of the Worts XV List of Winners

Jason Harris of Keystone Homebrew Supply announced the winners of the War of the Worts XV on Saturday evening, February 20, 2010 at Iron Hill Brewery/Restaurant in North Wales, Pennsylvania. It was the 2nd largest recorded East Coast homebrew competition in AHA history.

Best of Show was awarded to Mike Lessa of the Lehigh Valley Homebrew Club for Berliner Weiss.

Both Second and Third place Best of Show ribbons went to Dave Grosch of Keystone Hops for Munich Helles (2nd) and Traditional Bock (3rd).

Light Lager (8 Entries)

1st - Dave Grosch, Keystone Hops - Munich Helles
2nd - Dave Grosch, Keystone Hops - Light American
3rd - Stephen Robson, Keystone Hops - Premium American

Pilsner (16 Entries)

1st - Ernie Tokay, SPAZ - Ernie's Pils - German Pilsner
2nd - Dennis Myers - Bohemian Delight - Bohemian Pilsner
3rd - Drew Williams, Keystone Hops - Run to the Pils - Bohemian Pilsner

Amber and Dark Lagers (19 Entries)

1st - Scott Rudich and Richard DiLiberto, Keystone Hops - Suck it Freud - Vienna Lager
2nd - Scott Rudich and Richard DiLiberto, Keystone Hops Biatchtoberfest - Oktoberfest
3rd - Reggie Springer - Winter Solstice - Oktoberfest

Bock (13 Entries)

1st - Dave Grosch, Keystone Hops - Traditional Bock
2nd - Brian Krebs, Keystone Hops Doppelbock - Doppelbock
3rd - Tim Caum, Keystone Hops - Maibock

Light Hybrid Beer (19 Entries)

1st - Fred Kline, BUZZ - Rye are you such a blank - American Wheat or Rye Beer
2nd - Nick Fox, WHALES - Colonia Wheat - American Wheat or Rye Beer
3rd - Bill Morley, Keystone Hops Kolsch - Koelsch

Amber Hybrid Beer (16 Entries)

1st - Brent Ziegler, Keystone Hops - Old #57 - California Common Beer
2nd - Sam Scott, ALEiens - Dusseldorf Altbier
3rd - Scott Rudich and Richard DiLiberto, Keystone Hops - Verbal Alt - Northern German Altbier

English Pale Ale (27 Entries)

1st - Jeremy Hancher - Fruits of your Labor - Ordinary Bitter
2nd - Erik Walp, Stoney Creek Homebrewers - Cock n' Moose - Extra Special/Strong Bitter (EPA)
3rd - Stephen Robson, Keystone Hops - Backyard Bitter Extra Special/Strong Bitter (EPA)

Scottish and Irish Ale (15 Entries)

1st - Ryan Wieand and Michael Lessa, LVHB - Scottish Export - Scottish 80/
2nd - Dave Grosch, Keystone Hops - Irish Red Ale
3rd - Joel Gallihue, CRABS - 80/ - Scottish 80/

Strong Scotch Ale and Baltic Porter (15 Entries)

1st - Dave Grosch, Keystone Hops - Baltic Porter
2nd - Al Hazan, LVHB - Strong Scotch Ale
3rd - Josh Delp - Heed Scotch Ale - Strong Scotch Ale

American Pale Ale (34 Entries)

1st - Doug Buddle, Keystone Hops - Buddle's Pale Ale - American Pale
2nd - Steve Bischoff, BUZZ - 103 Pale Ale- American Pale
3rd - Brent Ziegler, Keystone Hops - Experiment #61 - American Pale

American Amber and Brown Ales (30 Entries)

1st - Josh Weikert, Stoney Creek Homebrewers - White Rabbit Brown Ale - American Brown
2nd - Scott Geba and Joe Spitaleri - Brown Ale - American Brown
3rd - Jonathan Miller - American Amber

English Brown Ale (25 Entries)

1st - David Barber, LVHB - MCAB Mild - Mild
2nd - Ed Richardson, Keystone Hops - Ed's London Brown Ale - Southern English Brown
3rd - Dennis Leonard - Sweet Brown - Southern English Brown

Brown Porter (13 Entries)

1st - Fred Kline, BUZZ - Brown Porter - Brown Porter
2nd - Dan Schreffler - O'Schrefferelli Porter #23 - Brown Porter
3rd - Sean Anderson and Matt Beck - Brown Porter- Brown Porter

Robust Porter (27 Entries)

1st - Scott Rudich and Richard DiLiberto, Keystone Hops - I'm Gonna Report You - Robust Porter
2nd - Dave Grosch, Keystone Hops - BC Black - Robust Porter
3rd - David Schuetz, HBC - Dave's Porter - Robust Porter

Dry, American Stout (27 Entries)

1st - Christian Mosebach, ALEiens - The Darkness - American Stout
2nd - Dave Grosch, Keystone Hops - Obsidian Stout Clone - American Stout
3rd - Andy Hejl, Keystone Hops - Dry Stout

Sweet, Oatmeal, Foreign Extra Stout (33 Entries)

1st - Ryan Maple, The Brewing Network - Oatmeal Stout #2 - Oatmeal Stout
2nd - Aaron Barkley - Dark Foreigner - Foreign Extra Stout
3rd - Anthony Gurka and Gianpierro Ioppicolo, ALEiens - Southpaw Oatmeal Stout - Oatmeal Stout

Russian Imperial Stout (24 Entries)

1st - Brian Johnson and Tom Sherwood, Keystone Hops - Better Red - Russian Imperial Stout
2nd - Curt Keck, LVHB - Steal Your Face Stout - Russian Imperial Stout
3rd - Tom Bastian, Bruclear - Death Metal Imperial Stout - Russian Imperial Stout

English, Imperial IPA (25 Entries)

1st - Blake Morris, The Brewing Network - Game Misconduct Imperial IPA - Imperial IPA
2nd - Tom Bastian, Bruclear - Gaius Plinius Secundus - Imperial IPA
3rd - Jeff Louella, ALEiens - The Flame - Imperial IPA

American IPA (41 Entries)

1st - Fred Kline, BUZZ - Hop Circle - American IPA
2nd - Anthony Addeo - Moon Landing IPA - American IPA
3rd - Doug Buddle, Keystone Hops - Cluster "F" IPA - American IPA

German Wheat and Rye Beers (22 Entries)

1st - Graham Smith - Nordik Dunkelweizen - Dunkelweizen
2nd - Fred Kline, BUZZ Hefeweizen - Weizen
3rd - Steven Landgren, Upstate NY Homebrewers Association - Always a Weizenbock - Weizenbock

Witbier and Belgian Pale Ale (13 Entries)

1st - Tyler Currier, ALEiens - Leffe Some on the Ceiling - Belgian Pale Ale
2nd - Steven Landgren, Upstate NY Homebrewers Association - He's a Nitwit(bier) - Witbier
3rd - Steven Landgren, Upstate NY Homebrewers Association - Fruity Ale - Belgian Pale Ale

Saison and Biere de Garde (25 Entries)

1st - Doug Buddle, Keystone Hops - Biere de Garde
2nd - Ryan Cochrane, HOPS Barnabus - Saison
3rd - Matthew Kennedy, Steve Bischoff, Joe Moran, Outta Hand Brews Saison - Saison

Belgian Specialty (40 Entries)

1st - Joshua Bushey, LVHB - Flanders pale ale - Belgian Specialty
2nd - Bob Piano and Scott Minnich, LVHB - Saison Royale - Belgian Specialty
3rd - Nate Walter, Keystone Hops - Brettanomyces Prefer Blondes - Belgian Specialty

Sour Ales (19 Entries)

1st - Michael Lessa, LVHB - Berliner Weisse - Berliner Weisse
2nd - Jeff Sein - Framboise blend - Fruit Lambic
3rd - David Barber, LVHB - Flemish Red - Flanders Red

Belgian Strong Ale - Light (31 Entries)

1st - Nate Walter, Keystone Hops Simplification - Belgian Tripel
2nd - Tom Bastian, Bruclear - Nelsons Redemption - Belgian Golden Strong Ale
3rd - Ryan Cochrane, HOPS - Baby Jesus Juice - Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Belgian Strong Ale - Dark (27 Entries)

1st - William Schools, ALEiens - #41 Winter Salutary - Belgian Dark Strong Ale
2nd - Stephen Stopper, ALEiens - Stranger Brew Abbey Dubbel - Belgian Dubbel
3rd - Craig Easton, WHALES - Jess's Belgian Ale - Belgian Dubbel

Strong Ales (23 Entries)

1st Rick Solomon - Goliath Barleywine - American Barleywine
2nd - R. J. Sherman, NJ HOPZ - 2001 Bath Ale - Old Ale
3rd - Tim Caum, Keystone Hops Strong Ale
3rd - Andy Hejl, Keystone Hops - English Barleywine

Fruit Beer (18 Entries)

1st - Kathy Moss, Keystone Hops - Little Miss Cat's Apricot Wheat - Fruit Beer
2nd - Dennis Leonard - Banana Beer - Fruit Beer
3rd - Josh Weikert, Stoney Creek Homebrewers - Raspberry Float - Fruit Beer

Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (32 Entries)

1st - Jeff Sein - Pumpkin Ale - Spice, Herb, Vegetable Beer
2nd - Justin Low, ALEiens Cinnaster - Spice, Herb, Vegetable Beer
3rd - Ryan Gerlach - Chocolate Porter #76 - Spice, Herb, Vegetable Beer

Christmas Beers (16 Entries)

1st - Tim Caum, Keystone Hops - Christmas/Winter Spiced Beer
2nd - Scott Rudich and Richard DiLiberto, Keystone Hops - American Brown Ale - Christmas/Winter Spiced Beer
3rd - Matt Lee and Donna Corvino, LVHB - Christmas/Winter Spiced Beer

Smoke and Wood-Aged Beers (33 Entries)

1st - Stephen Robson, Keystone Hops - Wood-Aged Beer
2nd - Blake Morris, The Brewing Network - Bannockburn Smoked Porter - Other Smoked Beer
3rd - Timothy Brown, Keystone Hops - Old Smokey - Other Smoked Beer

Specialty Beer (44 Entries)

1st - Wardell Massey, GLUB - 365 Ale - Specialty Beer
2nd - Christophe Gagne - Sagebrush Mojito - Specialty Beer
3rd - Mark Prior, BUZZ - Consumator Imperial Pilsner - Specialty Beer

Cider and Perry (18 Entries)

1st - Judy Parsons, LHVB - Applewine
2nd - Joshua Bushey, LHVB - What's that Eve?- Common Cider
3rd - Luke Kostu, WHALES - New England Cider - New England Cider

Traditional and Other Mead (13 Entries)

1st - Mike Manning, LVHB - Minty Fresh - Metheglin
2nd - David Houseman, BUZZ - Groundhog Dry Mead - Dry Mead
3rd - Brian Stein, LVHB - Cinamead - Metheglin

Melomel (15 Entries)

1st - David Barber, LVHB - 2008 Cyser - Cyser
2nd - David Barber, LVHB - Cherry pie mead - Other Fruit Melomel
3rd - Chip Bender - Cranberry Mead - Other Fruit Melomel
HM - Chip Bender - Other Fruit Melomel


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