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Thanks to all who participated in the BUZZ OFF 2023.

There were 137 entries judged and 112 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBruce Stephens
Co-Brewer: Chaya Stephens
Backyard Pale Ale18B: American Pale AleKeystone Hops
3rdJim Schmalbach418 Wheatwine30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerKeystone Hops

Best of Show – Mead

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
2ndMatthew MeadYou're My Boy Blue! - B2M2C: Berry MeadMichigan Mead Coalition

Winning Entries

Table 1: Light Lagers and Lagerish (10 entries)

1stJohn MidgleyBatch 155B: KolschBrewminaries
2ndSean LacerteThat Was A Kolsch Call5B: KolschALEiens Homebrew Club
3rdJoe DauriaHelles 20224A: Munich HellesMetro South Homebrew League (MASH HOLES)

Table 2: Dark Side of the Lagers (8 entries)

1stJohn Yeomans235 - Scwarzbier8B: SchwarzbierALEiens Homebrew Club
2ndWilliam FisherLager8A: Munich Dunkel
3rdDerek Bosworth
Co-Brewer: Jocelyn Kline
Not Just A Boulder6C: Dunkels BockBand of Media Brewers (BOMB)

Table 3: British Invasion (Of Australia) (8 entries)

1stGreg LindemanThe Elusive British Kiwi11C: Strong BitterScioto Olentangy Darby Zymurgists (SODZ)
2ndAnthony GerardiI Come From An Ale Down Under12B: Australian Sparkling AleKeystone Hops
3rdJim ClappBeing There17A: British Strong Ale
HMDan Feltimo4 Day Weekend 12A: British Golden AleLehigh Valley Home Brewers

Table 4: Dark Side of the British Ales (9 entries)

1stJohn Yeomans233 - Brown Ale13B: English Brown AleALEiens Homebrew Club
2ndSarah Oaks
Co-Brewer: Matt Palermo
Black Lagoon Tropical Stout16C: Tropical StoutBirmingham Brewmasters
3rdJoshua KiddLevel Up Porter13C: English PorterPhiladelphia Homebrew Club

Table 5: Scottish, Irish Close Enough (10 entries)

1stMatthew ConwayConway Scottish Ale14C: Scottish Export
2ndChris MasonIrish Red15A: Irish Red AleKeystone Hops
3rdWill CassBlacked Out15B: Irish Stout

Table 6: Lighter Side of 'Merica (12 entries)

1stBruce Stephens
Co-Brewer: Chaya Stephens
Backyard Pale Ale18B: American Pale AleKeystone Hops
2ndMatthew ConwayOcean Gate Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale
3rdJustin BradleyLindsay’s East Coast Red19A: American Amber AleKeystone Hops

Table 7: Dark Side of 'Merica (8 entries)

1stChristopher Clair2020 Holiday Imperial Stout20C: Imperial StoutBrewers United For Zany Zymurgy (BUZZ)
2ndJamie PhillipsPattycake Porter20A: American PorterBrewers United For Zany Zymurgy (BUZZ)
3rdDean PierceMosby19C: American Brown Ale

Table 8: IPAs of All Shapes and Sizes (12 entries)

1stChris Gable
Co-Brewer: John Halbleib
Magic Treehouse21B7: New England IPA Cox Brewing Homebrew Club
2ndAnthony GerardiRye For A Rye IPA21B5: Rye IPA Keystone Hops
3rdJeffrey RockerGub Gub Ale 221A: American IPA

Table 9: Belgians and Germans (Some But Not All) (7 entries)

1stJoshua BrownDesert Devil25C: Belgian Golden Strong AleArizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndDave TaylorReal and Spectacular Blonde25A: Belgian Blond AlePlymouth Pride Brew Club [PA]
3rdDenny ThompsonMurphy's Law24A: WitbierKeystone Hops

Table 10: 4 Saisons Total Landscaping (8 entries)

1stDave CatapanoLeondrop Saison25B: Saison ALEiens Homebrew Club
2ndAlexander CroweKiss of the Meuse25B: Saison Band of Media Brewers (BOMB)
3rdJeffrey RockerFour Eyed Puffin25B: Saison

Table 11: It's a Trap(pist) (6 entries)

1stChristopher ClairThe Indifference of Heaven26B: Belgian DubbelBrewers United For Zany Zymurgy (BUZZ)
2ndAlex ChambersThe 12th Degree26B: Belgian DubbelUrban Knaves of Grain
3rdSean LacerteAll the Trappist Single Ladies Stand Up26A: Trappist SingleALEiens Homebrew Club

Table 12: Past, Present, and Future (6 entries)

1stWill CassSomething In Common27A6: Kentucky Common
2ndJack LowneyKiwiPRX5: New Zealand PilsnerBand of Media Brewers (BOMB)
3rdJohn FrankRespite Rye27A4: Roggenbier

Table 13: Wild and Fruity (7 entries)

1stChaya Stephens
Co-Brewer: Bruce Stephens
Blueberry 28C: Wild Specialty Beer Keystone Hops
2ndPaul Ward
Co-Brewer: Vic Orlando Jr
Key Lime Pie29A: Fruit Beer Malter Ego Homebrew Club
3rdMichael HermanCalamansi Lime Berliner Weisse 29C: Specialty Fruit Beer Main Line Brewers Association
HMChris McMurraySumo Pants29A: Fruit Beer

Table 14: Spicy! (9 entries)

1stJim Schmalbach418 Wheatwine30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Keystone Hops
2ndAlexander CroweWeed of the Meuse30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Band of Media Brewers (BOMB)
3rdTom DavisJalapeno Jefe Pale Ale30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 15: Where There's Smoke There's Wood (8 entries)

1stMichael Humes
Co-Brewer: Michelle Humes
Over A Barrel33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Band of Media Brewers (BOMB)
2ndPatrick Lauletta
Co-Brewer: Few Other Buzz A Members
Barrel Aged Barleywine33A: Wood-Aged Beer Brewers United For Zany Zymurgy (BUZZ)
3rdPatrick Lauletta
Co-Brewer: Other Buzz Members
Barrel Aged RIS33A: Wood-Aged Beer Brewers United For Zany Zymurgy (BUZZ)

Table 16: No Beer But Yummy All the Same (9 entries)

1stMatthew MeadYou're My Boy Blue! - B2M2C: Berry Mead Michigan Mead Coalition
2ndMatthew MeadMichigan Star ThistleM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadMichigan Mead Coalition
3rdChaya Stephens
Co-Brewer: Bruce Stephens
Sweet Pa CiderC1A: New World CiderKeystone Hops