2018 Maryland State Fair Homebrew Competition Winners Announced

 

2018 Maryland State Fair Homebrew Competition
 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Free State Homebrew Club Guild, Ltd., in partnership with the Maryland State Fair and Timonium Fairgrounds, are proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Maryland State Fair Homebrew Competition.

Thirty six entries were awarded either first, second or third place ribbons, and 11 entries were advanced to the Best of Show round. Michael Heitt, from Lutherville, MD, took home the Best of Show award with his Amber Ale, while Aaron Boroskin of Clarksburg, MD, took home Reserve Champion for his Belgian Dark Strong Ale.

About the Competition

The competition, now in its third year, is a component of the Maryland State Fair’s Open Class Farm and Garden exhibition, proudly showcasing the best homebrewed beers in the State of Maryland.

Pickup/Claiming: Entries, Ribbons, Prizes, and Scoresheets

Entries that have placed were assigned ribbons and awards based upon place. Ribbons and entries are displayed from Saturday, August 25, 2018 to Monday, September 3, 2018. Entries cannot be removed during this time period. Any early removal of the entry will result in forfeiture of ribbons and premiums (prizes).

Entries, ribbons, and prizes are available for pickup beginning on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Farm and Garden building at the Fairgrounds. Entrants must present the Claim Check at this time. If an Entrant is unable to pickup the entries during this period, the entries, awards, and prizes become property of the Maryland State Fair.

Scoresheets are created for all entries during the judging process. Scoresheets for entries are made available upon request via email. Please email Competition Organizer Jeff Sanders if you’d like a copy of your scoresheets.

Entry Class BJCP Category Entrant Name Location Ribbon Awarded
10 3B Czech Premium Pale Lager Aaron Boroskin Clarksburg, MD 1st
24 4C Helles Bock Lee Kexel Cockeysville, MD 1st
28 1C Cream Ale Mark Espinosa Arnold, MD 1st
29 5B Kolsch Joe Smith Jarrettsville, MD 1st
31 12B Australian Sparkling Ale Marc Capobianco Bel Air, MD 1st
32 18A Blonde Ale Steve Jurch Bel Air, MD 1st
33 18B American Pale Ale Michael Wolek Elkridge, MD 1st
36 25B Saison Joe Smith Jarrettsville, MD 1st
45 11C Strong Bitter Jerry Davis Tilghman, MD 1st
68 20B American Stout Brian Hrivnak Mount Airy, MD 1st
74 22B American Strong Ale Brendan Gallagher Manchester, MD 1st
78 26C Belgian Tripel John Bugert Ellicott City, MD 1st
79 26D Belgian Dark Strong Aaron Boroskin Clarksburg, MD 1st
81 10A Weissbier Joe Smith Jarrettsville, MD 1st
95 Specialty – Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter Joe Smith Jarrettsville, MD 1st
28 1C Cream Ale John Bugert Ellicott City, MD 2nd
29 5B Kolsch Lance Wright Gaithersburg, MD 2nd
32 18A Blonde Ale Lee Kexel Cockeysville, MD 2nd
33 18B American Pale Ale Gerald Godwin Elkton, MD 2nd
36 25B Saison Michael Brown Joppa, MD 2nd
43 11A Ordinary Bitter Cyrus Hamidi Sparks, MD 2nd
50 19A American Amber Ale Michael Heitt Lutherville, MD 2nd
60 20A American Porter Cyrus Hamidi Sparks, MD 2nd
69 20C Imperial Stout Christopher Bowens Bel Air, MD 2nd
81 10A Weissbier Jerry Davis Tilghman, MD 2nd
95 Specialty Beer – English malt, English yeast, Belgian aromatic, marshmallow Brian Hrivnak Mount Airy, MD 2nd
33 18B American Pale Ale Michael Blaker Hanover, MD 3rd
36 25B Saison Gerald Godwin Elkton, MD 3rd
36 25B Saison Steve Jurch Bel Air, MD 3rd
39 21A American IPA Joe Smith Jarrettsville, MD 3rd
40 21B Specialty IPA – Juicy NEIPA Maxwell Reed Baltimore, MD 3rd
41 22A Double IPA Mark Menkis Gaithersburg, MD 3rd
45 11C Strong Bitter Robert Cantu Silver Spring, MD 3rd
81 10A Weissbier Benjamin Schwalb Severna Park, MD 3rd
88 27 Historical Beer – Fruit Lambic, Gose Greg Newswanger Perryville, MD 3rd
95 Specialty Beer – Nuts and Beans Greg Newswanger Perryville, MD 3rd

Contact Information

For further information on the Maryland State Fair Homebrew Competition, please contact
Jeff Sanders
Free State Homebrewers Club Guild
Competition Organizer, Judge Director
410-570-6026

Awards

Entrants will receive monetary awards based upon place of :

  • 1st Place $10.00
  • 2nd Place$8.00
  • 3rd Place $6.00
  • 4th Place $4.00
  • 5th Place $2.00
  • Best in Show (Champion) – $20
  • Division Winners (Reserve Champions) – $15

 

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