2016 Best Bridge Brews Winners

Over 40 entries were received in five different categories. Thank you to our judges from 51st Street Ward Beer Company and Tangled Roots Brewing Company.

Belgians (6 entries)

1st Tony Daniels
Plainfield Ale and Lager Enthusiasts (PALE)
The Dirty Dozen - Cherry Edition Belgian Quadruple Ale Plainfield, IL
2nd Michael Jacobs
Plainfield Ale and Lager Enthusiasts (PALE)
Next to the Farmhouse Ale Saison Plainfield, IL
3rd David LaForce
Power Outage Brewing Co.
The Frog Saison Highland Park, IL

Hoppy (10 entries)

1st Kevin Holt
Wingnut Brew Club
Inshallah American IPA Cary, IL
2nd Paul Herrera
Wingnut Brew Club
WPA Wheat APA St. Charles, IL
3rd Chad Marvin
Marseilles Area Society for Homebrewers (MASH)
Hockey Hair Pale Ale Sheridan, IL

Light Ales & Lagers (10 entries)

1st James Addis Not Another Oktoberfest Marzen with Rye Plano, IL
2nd Chad Marvin
Marseilles Area Society for Homebrewers (MASH)
May the Schwarz Be With You Schwarzbier Sheridan, IL
3rd Michael Jacobs
Plainfield Ale and Lager Enthusiasts (PALE)
Ein Gelbes Bier German Helles Exportbier Plainfield, IL

Ambers & Browns (5 entries)

1st Michael Jacobs
Plainfield Ale and Lager Enthusiasts (PALE)
Piper Down Wee Heavy Plainfield, IL
2nd James Addis Belter Diddies Scottish Wee Heavy Plano, IL

Dark (9 entries)

1st Kyle Funfsinn
Spent Grain Society
Trump's Tiny Hands Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Lockport, IL
2nd Paul Herrera
Wingnut Brew Club
Imperial Dan Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout St. Charles, IL
3rd Derek Ridge Marathon Stout Imperial Stout Plainfield, IL

Brew Contest Newbie Award

For the highest scoring entry from someone who has never entered a contest before

Winner David LaForce
Power Outage Brewing Co.
The Frog Highland Park, IL

King of Clubs

A traveling trophy awarded to the club that has the highest average score for all of their entries. They will get to hang on to the trophy until next year, when the results of the 2017 Best Bridge Brews Home Brew Contest will determine if it gets a new home.

Winner - Spent Grain Society


Best Bridge Brew (Best of Show)

Werk Force Brewing Co. and Tangled Roots Brewing Company will each ramp-up one of the co-winning entries.

Tony Daniels
Plainfield Ale and Lager Enthusiasts (PALE)
The Dirty Dozen - Cherry Edition
Belgian Quadruple Ale Plainfield, IL
James Addis Not Another Oktoberfest Marzen with Rye Plano, IL

Competition Coordinator

Please contact Cori Veverka at cveverka@oswegolandpd.org with any questions.