Thanks to all who participated in the 2019 Greg Noonan Memorial Homebrew Competition.

There were 209 entries judged and 99 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Winner of 2019 Vermont Homebrewer of the Year - Tie

· Chris Kesler, Jericho, VT - Green Mountain Mashers

· Justin Rito, Jeffersonville, VT - Green Mountain Mashers

Sponsored by Peterson Quality Malt

Winner of 2019 Brewmaster's Cup

· Aaron Kennison, Colchester, VT - Pre-Prohibition Lager

Sponsored by Vermont Pub & Brewery

Winner of 2019 Cidermaker of the Year

· Jeff Simonds, Burlington, VT - Green Mountain Mashers

Sponsored by Stowe Cider

Winner of 2019 Meadmaker of the Year
- For the 3rd year in a row

· Rob Friesel, Essex Junction, VT - Green Mountain Mashers

Sponsored by Groennfell Meadery

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
1stAaron KennisonMan of Golden Words27A7: Pre-Prohibition Lager

Winning Entries

Table 1: Light Lager (6 entries)

1stScott Pintabone
Co-Brewer: Bob Carita
Corm's Original1B: American Lager
2ndJustin RitoWheat Wheat...Don't Tell Me1D: American Wheat Beer
3rdEric WassmuthBetter Than Bud Light1A: American Light Lager

Table 2: Pale European Beer (10 entries)

1stJoe DauriaKolsch, Not Grolsch!5B: Kolsch
2ndRob FrieselTilde Festbier4B: Festbier
3rdAndrew RoyHelles4A: Munich Helles

Table 3: Amber European Beer (10 entries)

1stRob FrieselHalf Dark3C: Czech Amber Lager
2ndSean ReillyBrb Oktoberfest6A: Marzen
3rdChris KeslerCopperfest6A: Marzen

Table 4: Dark and Strong European Lager (11 entries)

1stJonathan FryThis Bock Is Maibock4C: Helles Bock
2ndEric WassmuthDoppelbock9A: Doppelbock
3rdCarol HallCzech Inside the Box3D: Czech Dark Lager

Table 5: Commonwealth Ale (9 entries)

1stJustin RitoElgar13A: Dark Mild
2ndEric AdriaansenCohesion Esb11C: Strong Bitter
3rdRob FrieselCreighton's Quip15A: Irish Red Ale

Table 6: Brown and Porter (4 entries)

1stKevin HannonPull My Fingers 13B: English Brown Ale
2ndChris KeslerCarry This13C: English Porter
3rdRobert HawleySlot Canyon Porter20A: American Porter

Table 7: Stout (13 entries)

1stEric AdriaansenCohesion Sweet Stout16A: Sweet Stout
2ndJonathan FryCaaaaaaaarrrllll, That Kills People.20C: Imperial Stout
3rdJustin RitoVaughan Williams16A: Sweet Stout

Table 8: American Pale, Amber & Brown (5 entries)

1stEric Wassmuth
Co-Brewer: Hudson Valley Homebrewers Club Brew
Cali Common19B: California Common
2ndEric O'HoraAm. Amber Ale19A: American Amber Ale
3rdAaron RitchiePale Ale18B: American Pale Ale

Table 9: IPA & Strong American Ale (9 entries)

1stEric WassmuthAmerican Barley Wine22C: American Barleywine
2ndEric WassmuthVermont Loves My IPA (Gigayeast Vermont Ale)21A: American IPA
3rdAndrew RoyAmerican IPA21A: American IPA

Table 10: Specialty IPA (9 entries)

1stIan DavisCentennial Falcon21B5: Rye IPA
2ndJustin RitoRide21B: Specialty IPA
3rdChris KeslerDisco Montage 3.021B7: New England IPA

Table 11: Strong Commonwealth Ale (7 entries)

1stKevin DrozenskiHooligan 17A: English Strong Ale
2ndJay HershOld Ale17B: Old Ale
3rdDanielle ChianeseWee Baby17C: Wee Heavy

Table 12: German Wheat, Belgian, French (8 entries)

1stRob FrieselLe Rousse24C: Biere de Garde
2ndCraig EvansLife On Marz24C: Biere de Garde
3rdRob FrieselGlorified26A: Trappist Single

Table 13: Saison (8 entries)

1stJake ClaroYuri25B: Saison
2ndDaniel Tilly
Co-Brewer: Alissa Tilly
Kevin’s Beer25B: Saison
3rdJake ClaroMarcella25B: Saison

Table 14: Belgian Strong (9 entries)

1stDanielle Chianese
Co-Brewer: Eric Wassmuth
Mad Dani26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
2ndChris KeslerDouble Your Pleasure26B: Belgian Dubbel
3rdRob FrieselAvout26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Table 15: Specialty & Historical Beer (8 entries)

1stAaron KennisonMan of Golden Words27A7: Pre-Prohibition Lager
2ndMarc GuayWater Kefir Experiment34C: Experimental Beer
3rdAndrew RoyClone Beer34A: Clone Beer

Table 16: Spice / Herb / Veg (6 entries)

1stCarol HallTip of the Spruce Pilsner30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndAaron RitchiePumpkin30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 17: Smoke/Wood (14 entries)

1stJustin Rito871933A: Wood-Aged Beer
2ndChris KeslerRauch Auf Dem Wasser6B: Rauchbier
3rdMurray Seaman
Co-Brewer: Mark Lagerquist, Tom Rivers, John Benoit, Bob Silk
Md Bba Wee Heavy33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Table 18: Fruit Beer (6 entries)

1stAaron RitchieMagnum Pineapple29A: Fruit Beer
2ndDanielle Chianese
Co-Brewer: Eric Wassmuth
Mad Dani29C: Speciality Fruit Beer
3rdChris KeslerPom Sour29A: Fruit Beer

Table 19: Sour and Wild (9 entries)

1stSeth BarrowsBerliner23A: Berliner Weisse
2ndKevin HannonWorst Case Scenario #123E: Gueuze
3rdJoshua ClarkeBad Mamma Jamma28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer

Table 20: Mead (12 entries)

1stRob FrieselPartial ShadeM2B: Pyment
2ndBert MayerCran You Believe ItM2C: Berry Mead
3rdRob FrieselNaked BraggotM4A: Braggot

Table 21: Standard Cider (16 entries)

1stJeff Simonds2017 Chapin Crush FunkyC1B: English Cider
2ndJason StuffleNew World CiderC1A: New World Cider
3rdJeff Simonds2018 Chapin CrushC1B: English Cider

Table 22: Specialty Cider (12 entries)

1stTravis JohnsonWild Cider 2017C2F: Specialty Cider/Perry
2ndJeff SimondsHannaford Reserve II - 2018C2D: Ice Cider
3rdEric AdriaansenCohesion CiderC2A: New England Cider

Table 23: Pilsner and German Exportbier (8 entries)

1stChris KeslerBopils3B: Czech Premium Pale Lager
2ndXavier TrudelStreng Verboten Pils5D: German Pils
3rdBrian MulhallPeckerhead Pils5D: German Pils