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Thanks to all who participated in the BUZZ OFF 2023.

There were 142 entries judged and 108 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMartin FeesCashtown Ale13B: British Brown Ale
3rdPatrick DiLelloHoppy PilsLSX5: New Zealand PilsnerBrewers United For Zany Zymurgy (BUZZ)

Best of Show – Cider

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
2ndBill BoyerRevenge Of The Pink Panther 2023C2B: Cider with Other FruitNorth Georgia Malt Monkeys

Winning Entries

Table 1: Light Lagers Need Love Too (7 entries)

1stPatrick DiLelloHoppy PilsLSX5: New Zealand PilsnerBrewers United For Zany Zymurgy (BUZZ)
2ndDean PiercePierce The Light 1A: American Light Lager
3rdKeith BlanchardBig Dipper3B: Czech Premimum Pale LagerMorris Area Society of Homebrewers

Table 2: German Light Mode (10 entries)

1stPeter CookePegasus4A: Munich HellesGarden State Homebrewers
2ndPatrick DiLelloKiller Kolsch5B: KölschBrewers United For Zany Zymurgy (BUZZ)
3rdKen Leibig
Co-Brewer: Bryn Blackburn
Spring Wedding4C: Helles Bock

Table 3: German Dark Mode (8 entries)

1stWilliam Fisher IIIMunich Dunkel8A: Munich Dunkel
2ndPreston PiantinoSchwarzbier8B: SchwarzbierBand of Media Brewers (BOMB)
3rdJim SchmalbachRicks Vienna7A: Vienna LagerKeystone Hops

Table 4: The British Are Coming! (6 entries)

1stMartin FeesCashtown Ale13B: British Brown Ale
2ndMallory Heale
Co-Brewer: Dean Pierce
Dux On The Pond Porter 13C: English Porter
3rdMallory Heale
Co-Brewer: Dean Pierce
Mosby13A: Dark Mild

Table 5: The Scottish And Irish Are Coming! (7 entries)

1stGeorge Keegan
Co-Brewer: Jim Schmalbach
Wee Hefty17C: Wee HeavyKeystone Hops
2ndJordan MargetichTed Baton Was Innocent 15A: Irish Red AleMorris Area Society of Homebrewers
3rdDavid CatapanoIrish Red Ale15A: Irish Red AleALEiens Homebrew Club

Table 6: 'Merican Beers (11 entries)

1stJim Clapp189619B: California Common
2ndJim ClappWhiskey Tango Foxtrot22D: Wheatwine
3rdKris GouldCheater Pale Ale18B: American Pale AleALEiens Homebrew Club

Table 7: Sucking The Light Out Of The Room Beers (7 entries)

1stRobert CrittenNw Green Country Stout 20C: Imperial StoutZymurgists of the Ozarks
2ndJim Schmalbach205 Stout16D: Foreign Extra StoutKeystone Hops
3rdJim Schmalbach408 Porter20A: American PorterKeystone Hops

Table 8: I Can See Clearly Now The Haze Is Gone IPAs (6 entries)

1stPatrick LaulettaScarlet Tango21B4: Red IPA Brewers United For Zany Zymurgy (BUZZ)
2ndMatt HunsworthThese Judges Made A Huge Mistake21B2: Black IPA Brewers Anonymous
3rdPreston PiantinoHazy Juicy IPA21A: American IPABand of Media Brewers (BOMB)

Table 9: Hazy Shade of Summer IPAs (10 entries)

1stChristopher MasonIPA21C: Hazy IPAKeystone Hops
2ndMatt KingPineapple Under The Sea21C: Hazy IPAKeystone Hops
3rdJoel YoungDrive Me Hazy21B: Specialty IPA

Table 10: The Belgians Are Coming! (10 entries)

1stWilliam WheelerCadillac Jack Diablo Of Sorts25C: Belgian Golden Strong AleKeystone Hops
2ndKiel FisherRom Baro Bgsa25C: Belgian Golden Strong AleBrewers United For Zany Zymurgy (BUZZ)
3rdChris ClairI'll Sleep When I'm Dead25A: Belgian Blond AleBrewers United For Zany Zymurgy (BUZZ)

Table 11: It's A Trap(pist)! (7 entries)

1stRobert MasinoGulden Draak26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleBrewers United For Zany Zymurgy (BUZZ)
2ndDerek BosworthBeeg Belg26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleBand of Media Brewers (BOMB)
3rdRobert GuthnerThe Tripel26C: Belgian TripelOcean County Home Brewers

Table 12: Trailblazers and Trendsetters (9 entries)

1stGeorge KeeganMy Pre Pro27A6: Pre-Prohibition LagerKeystone Hops
2ndChris ClairParty Your Hasselhoff27A: Historical Beer Brewers United For Zany Zymurgy (BUZZ)
3rdWill CassField Of Dreams27A6: Pre-Prohibition Lager

Table 13: Fruit and Spice and Everything Nice (15 entries)

1stMichael HermanBlueberry Barrel Aged Sour 29C: Specialty Fruit Beer Band of Media Brewers (BOMB)
2ndChristopher MasonSaison30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Keystone Hops
3rdAlexander CroweZany Antic34C: Experimental Beer Band of Media Brewers (BOMB)
HMRobert Masino
Co-Brewer: Darren White
Dad Elf30C: Winter Seasonal Beer Brewers United For Zany Zymurgy (BUZZ)

Table 14: Wild & Woody (9 entries)

1stPatrick Lauletta
Co-Brewer: Buzz Keystone Barrel Event Group Project
Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout33A: Wood-Aged Beer Brewers United For Zany Zymurgy (BUZZ)
2ndKiel FisherRom Baro Strawberry Gueuze23F: Fruit Lambic Brewers United For Zany Zymurgy (BUZZ)
3rdMichael HermanSour Candy Mix Fermie 28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer Band of Media Brewers (BOMB)

Table 15: No Malt, No Problem (20 entries)

1stBill BoyerRevenge Of The Pink Panther 2023C2B: Cider with Other Fruit North Georgia Malt Monkeys
2ndMatt KingSubzeroC2D: Ice Cider Keystone Hops
3rdBill BoyerCzerwony Miód GronowyM4B: Historical Mead North Georgia Malt Monkeys