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Thanks to all who participated in the Great Northern Brew Ha Ha.

There were 219 entries judged and 119 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBrian StephensBitter Corn Water27A6: Pre-Prohibition LagerKeepers of Craft

Winning Entries

Table 1: Standard Cider (6 entries)

1stDaniel Jent MHPTracing Back RootsC1C: French CiderZymurgists of the Ozarks
2ndDan Acheson MHPSomething From The Fall Of '23C1A: New World CiderUrban Knaves of Grain
3rdTravis Cherry MHPHotel Alfa Romeo Delta CiderC1A: New World CiderBay Area Mashtronauts

Table 2: Mead, Traditional and Fruit (7 entries)

1stEric MartinFireweedM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadKansas City Bier Meisters
2ndSteven KellerJack's French GirlsM2A: CyserMadison Homebrewers & Tasters
3rdZach Fritts MHPM1:BerryM2C: Berry Mead Club Wort

Table 3: Mead, Specialty (6 entries)

1stNathan SteigmanArogancki BłazenM4B: Historical Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndNathan SteigmanObsesyjno-KompulsyjneM4B: Historical Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdGarrett Freeman MHPLet's Brag About ItM4A: BraggotRed Earth Brewers

Table 4: Cream Ale, etc. (11 entries)

1stJeffrey Rocker MHPKatahdin Screamer1C: Cream Ale
2ndKyle Ernsberger MHPOhio Cream Ale1C: Cream AleCider, Homebrew, And Mead Production Specialists (CHAMPS)
3rdJeff Case MHPBlonde Fu18A: Blonde AleQUAFF

Table 5: Easy Drinking Lager (9 entries)

1stDwight Wilson MHPEstoy Solo2A: International Pale LagerO-Town Hop Heads
2ndJeff Mathiowetz MHPTres O Quatro Locos2A: International Pale LagerMaltose Falcons
3rdJoel YoungRed White And Blue Lager1A: American Light Lager

Table 6: Light German Lager (12 entries)

1stSteve PowellScarlet Oak Helles4A: Munich HellesBig Sioux Brewing Society
2ndByron Bird MHPHelles Smuggler5C: German Helles ExportbierHigh Plains Drafters [TX]
3rdBrandon PflipsenBavarian Breeze4A: Munich HellesMinnesota Home Brewers Association

Table 7: Dark European Lager (14 entries)

1stTimothy Bickel MHPWe Are Looking At Now, Now8B: SchwarzbierRed Earth Brewers
2ndDeborah And Marc Prichard MHPDrunken Ovaries3D: Czech Dark LagerRed Earth Brewers
3rdSteve PowellScarlet Oak Schwarz8B: SchwarzbierBig Sioux Brewing Society

Table 8: UK Beer (13 entries)

1stMichael Rensing MHPEver Thus To Dead Beats!14C: Scottish ExportCider, Homebrew, And Mead Production Specialists (CHAMPS)
2ndJeffrey Rocker MHPMercia Mild13A: Dark Mild
3rdMike Bechina MHPO'Cattle Dog Red Ale15A: Irish Red AleKansas City Bier Meisters

Table 9: American Pale and Hazy Beer (11 entries)

1stTyler HulsebusOrangy Sunset Ale18B: American Pale Ale
2ndJonathan Marut MHPDon't Change Anything NEIPA21C: Hazy IPACap and Hare Homebrew Club
3rdJake McQueen MHPHalfcolt18B: American Pale AleLauter Day Brewers

Table 10: IPA (6 entries)

1stSteve Ristau MHPNectaromicon21B2: Black IPA Ale Riders Homebrew Club
2ndTodd RieckSweep The Leg21A: American IPALa Crosse Area Grain Enthusiasts and Related Specialties
3rdJared TeaneySpacebar Hero21A: American IPAKansas City Bier Meisters

Table 11: American Amber and Brown (8 entries)

1stBrian Stephens MHPCalifornia Unique19B: California CommonKeepers of Craft
2ndLawrence Bolton MHPAmerican Amber Ale19A: American Amber AleBoneyard Union of Zymurgical Zealots (BUZZ)
3rdMike & Stephanie Butler MHPBoot Dust19C: American Brown AleKansas City Bier Meisters

Table 12: Amber European Beer (19 entries)

1stMichael Rensing MHPBrother Seamus6C: Dunkels BockCider, Homebrew, And Mead Production Specialists (CHAMPS)
2ndChad Medford MHPFo' Schnitzel6A: MärzenRed Earth Brewers
3rdChad Medford MHPAustrian Sunset7A: Vienna LagerRed Earth Brewers
HMTimothy Bickel MHPAmber Lager Lite2B: International Amber LagerRed Earth Brewers

Table 13: Malty European Beer (16 entries)

1stBill Gavin Roy VentulloThe Eis Is Bock9B: EisbockCRAZE
2ndMark ZimmermanJabba The Hut17B: Old AleNorthern Ale Stars Homebrewers Guild
3rdLawrence Bolton MHPDoppelbock9A: Doppelbock Boneyard Union of Zymurgical Zealots (BUZZ)

Table 14: Light Porters and Stouts (10 entries)

1stMark KunzelmannIrish Stout15B: Irish StoutSt. Louis Brews
2ndStephen Schmitt MHPMaxwell's Stout-Porter15B: Irish StoutEvanston Homebrew Club
3rdDaniel Yount
Co-Brewer: Adam Harrod
Two Fools Porter20A: American PorterGlass City Mashers

Table 15: Heavy Porters and Stouts (13 entries)

1stJohn Luhmann MHPDeath Star20C: Imperial StoutIowa Brewers Union
2ndNick StanleyNoPotts Stout20C: Imperial Stout
3rdDirk Montgomery MHPOld Walking Stick15C: Irish Extra StoutRed Earth Brewers

Table 16: Historical (11 entries)

1stBrian Stephens MHPBitter Corn Water27A6: Pre-Prohibition LagerKeepers of Craft
2ndKyle Ernsberger MHPPolish Champagne27A5: Piwo GrodziskieCider, Homebrew, And Mead Production Specialists (CHAMPS)
3rdSteve Ristau MHPSweetest Beer In Duluth27A4: London Brown AleAle Riders Homebrew Club

Table 17: Smoke and Wood Aged Beer (8 entries)

1stKevin Meintsma
Co-Brewer: Christy Helps
88 Indictments And Counting33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Minnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndMike Bechina MHPBurn The Wheat Field32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer Kansas City Bier Meisters
3rdRyan RoseRompus Room32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer Kansas City Bier Meisters

Table 18: Wheat Beers (7 entries)

1stWesley Kulcak MHPWeize Shepherd10A: WeissbierBay Area Mashtronauts
2ndEmersen Heron MHPGlenny Balls10A: WeissbierRed Earth Brewers
3rdJeremy Jones MHPMimir10B: Dunkels WeissbierSnake River Brewers

Table 19: Strong Belgian Ales (9 entries)

1stJosh Akin MHPTaylor Swiffer25C: Belgian Golden Strong AleQUAFF
2ndLuke Hafdahl MHP
Co-Brewer: Adam Sawatsky
Verband26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleRochester Area Zymurgy Enthusiasts (RAZE)
3rdTodd RieckQuadsimodo26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleLa Crosse Area Grain Enthusiasts and Related Specialties

Table 20: Light Belgian Ales (6 entries)

1stMatthew Johnsen MHPIt's A Trap!26A: Belgian SingleRock Hoppers Brew Club
2ndMark KunzelmannBelgian Pale Ale24B: Belgian Pale AleSt. Louis Brews
3rdJohn Huhn MHPRed Cap25A: Belgian Blond AleZymurgists of the Ozarks

Table 21: Fruit Spice and Sour Beer (12 entries)

1stAdam Skjefstad MHPGolden Brett Ale28A: Brett Beer River City Brewers [MN]
2ndRyan RoseYe Olde Yarrow30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Kansas City Bier Meisters
3rdJohn Luhmann MHPPina Colada Sour29A: Fruit Beer Iowa Brewers Union

Table 22: Specialty Cider (5 entries)

1stKevin MeintsmaFrostyC2D: Ice Cider Minnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndEmersen Heron MHPFuzzy Goose ButtC2B: Cider with Other Fruit Red Earth Brewers
3rdWalt PittackNew Gary PerryC1D: New World PerryNorthern Ale Stars Homebrewers Guild