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Contest

2017 Best Bridge Brews Winners

Over 25 entries were received in five different categories. Thank you to our judges from Tangled Roots Brewing Company & the Oswego Brewing Company.

Belgians (4 entries)

1st Patrick Elder Bazooka BelgianM
Plainfield Ale and Lager Enthusiasts (PALE)
Belgian Golden Strong Naperville, IL
2nd Tony Daniels
Plainfield Ale and Lager Enthusiasts (PALE)
Did You Say Wit or Wheat? Belgian Witbier Plainfield, IL
3rd Patrick Knudson Raven’s Draught Dark Belgian Strong Aurora, IL

 

Hoppy  (7 entries)

1st Tony Daniels
Plainfield Ale and Lager Enthusiasts (PALE)
Hail To The King, Baby! American Pale Ale Plainfield, IL
2nd Mike Lewandowski
iNSTABHility
Funky Pear IPA IPA w/Pear Oswego, IL
3rd Bryan Whitaker
iNSTABHility
Orangenal Wheat Hoppy Orange Wheat Oswego, IL

 

Light Ales & Lagers (4 entries)

1st Michael Jacobs
Plainfield Ale and Lager Enthusiasts (PALE)
Michael’s Vienna Lager Vienna Lager Plainfield, IL
2nd Jim Richter
iNSTABHility
Mad Season Wheat w/Mushrooms Oswego, IL
3rd Patrick Knudtson The Old Way Altbier Aurora, IL

 

Ambers & Browns (5 entries)

1st Tony Daniels
Plainfield Ale and Lager Enthusiasts (PALE)
1.21 Gigawees Wee Heavy Plainfield, IL
2nd Derek Ridge 108 or 4 to 3 American Barley Wine Plainfield, IL
3rd Steve Thanos
Plainfield Ale and Lager Enthusiasts (PALE)
Buiochas English Brown Ale Darien, IL

 

Dark (5 entries)

1st Nick Zamirowski Doktor Viktor Stout – Cherry Smoked Montgomery, IL
2nd Justin Carrol
Plainfield Ale and Lager Enthusiasts (PALE)
#OldMoney Specialty Wood Aged Oswego, IL
3rd Patrick Elder
Plainfield Ale and Lager Enthusiasts (PALE)
It’s Not Worthy Black Barleywine Naperville, IL

 

Brew Contest Newbie Award

For the highest scoring entry from someone who has never entered a contest before. Thank you to the Oswego Brewing Company for providing a generous prize package to both of our winners!

Winners –
Steve Thanos
Plainfield Ale and Lager Enthusiasts (PALE)
Buiochas English Brown Ale Darien, IL
Patrick Knudson Raven’s Draught Dark Belgian Strong Aurora, 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 2018 Best Bridge Brews Home Brew Contest will determine if it gets a new home.

Last year’s winners were the Spent Grain Society and they will be passing the cup to…

Winner – PALE

 

Best Bridge Brew (Best of Show)

Tangled Roots Brewing Company will ramp-up the winning brew.

Patrick Elder
Plainfield Ale and Lager Enthusiasts (PALE)
Bazooka Belgian Belgian Golden Strong Naperville, IL

Competition Coordinator

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