Thanks to all who participated in the Taste of Buffalo Homebrew Competition.

There were 56 entries judged and 48 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
1stAdam AkersFreeker (By The Speaker)7C: Kellerbier
2ndRick FelserRix Blonde Bombshell18A: Blonde Ale
3rdTim BelczakIm Rhythmus Bleiben21B1: Belgian IPA

Winning Entries

Table 1: American Light Beers (7 entries)

1stDavid Kimmel
Co-Brewer: Christopher Defilippo
Lake Effect Sunshine1A: American Light Lager
2ndKyle EricksonHeavy Metal Ale19B: California Common
3rdWilliam SerowskiSlow Willy's Big Cream II1C: Cream Ale

Table 2: Continental Light Beers (10 entries)

1stAdam AkersFreeker (By The Speaker)7C: Kellerbier
2ndScott PanfilHelles Frozen Over: Open In Case of Playoffs4A: Munich Helles
3rdKevin DitondoPlaymaker Pilsner 5D: German Pils

Table 3: Blonde Ales (8 entries)

1stRick FelserRix Blonde Bombshell18A: Blonde Ale
2ndMichael GulliaBlond Mellon18A: Blonde Ale
3rdIan CalderBenefit Blonde Ale 18A: Blonde Ale

Table 4: American Pale Ales (8 entries)

1stAndrew UrbanDenali Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale
2ndRon Stilwell
Co-Brewer: Kevin McKnight
Uncivil 18B: American Pale Ale
3rdRon Stilwell
Co-Brewer: Kevin McKnight
The Process 18B: American Pale Ale

Table 5: Specialty IPAs (11 entries)

1stTim BelczakIm Rhythmus Bleiben21B1: Belgian IPA
2ndChris BarningThe Drought Is Over21B: Specialty IPA
3rdJeremiah McClenathanGalthos Prime IPA21B: Specialty IPA

Table 6: Belgians & Gose (12 entries)

1stGeoffrey Heusinger
Co-Brewer: Mike Eagan
Sock Knocker Saison25B: Saison
2ndAndrew UrbanThai Saison25B: Saison
3rdCollin Corcoran
Co-Brewer: Mark Zambron, Wally Kopinski
One Way Or Another 24B: Belgian Pale Ale