Thanks To All Who Participated in the Battle of the Bubbles V

There were 111 entries judged and 82 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

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Thank you for your interest in the Battle of the Bubbles V organized by Frederick Original Ale Makers, Frederick, Md. Be sure to read the competition rules.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Matt Cronin
Co-Brewer: Jared Ball
Queen Mum 13D: Foreign Extra Stout
2nd Mike Sienkiewicz Rubberneck Export 80 9C: Scottish Export 80/- FOAM
3rd George Mowell A Wee Bit Tart 23A: Specialty Beer Annapolis Homebrew Club

Winning Entries

Category 2: Pilsner (2 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Matt Cronin
Co-Brewer: Jared Ball
Tarantula Pils 2A: German Pilsner (Pils)
2nd Chris Walker Lothar’s Revenge 2A: German Pilsner (Pils) FOAM

Category 3: European Amber Lager (4 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Rob Farrell I Wanna Be Sedated 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen CRABS
2nd Rob Kiernan Vienna Lager 3A: Vienna Lager CRABS
3rd Joe Phillips
Co-Brewer: Andrea Martin-Phillips
Wedding Festbier 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen

Category 5: Bock (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Paul Gibney
Co-Brewer: Todd Raithel
Heaven, Helles, Or Hoboken 5A: Maibock/Helles Bock FOAM
2nd Joshua Ware Mr. Ed’s Maibock 5A: Maibock/Helles Bock FOAM
3rd Joe O’Keefe Joe’s Bock 5B: Traditional Bock CRABS
HM Shawn Kaderabek Maibock 5A: Maibock/Helles Bock Barley Legal Homebrewers

Category 8: English Pale Ale (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Michael Lamb Always On Tap 8A: Standard/Ordinary Bitter FOAM
2nd Joe O’Keefe London Calling ESB 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) CRABS
3rd George Mowell Draft ESB 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) Annapolis Homebrew Club

Category 9: Scottish and Irish Ale (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Mike Sienkiewicz Rubberneck Export 80 9C: Scottish Export 80/- FOAM
2nd Mike Sienkiewicz Rubberneck Red Ale 9D: Irish Red Ale FOAM
3rd Nate Anderson
Co-Brewer: Bobby Jarvis
Strong Scotch Ale 9E: Strong Scotch Ale

Category 10: American Ale (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ed Wrzesinski Citra APA 10A: American Pale Ale F.O.A.M.
2nd George Mowell Summer Crush 10A: American Pale Ale Annapolis Homebrew Club
3rd Lee Mahony Broncobuster Jr 10A: American Pale Ale

Category 12: Porter (1 entry)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd James Wilson Porter Porter Porter 12A: Brown Porter

Category 13: Stout (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Matt Cronin
Co-Brewer: Jared Ball
Queen Mum 13D: Foreign Extra Stout
2nd Ed Wrzesinski Chocolate Cherry Milk Stout 13B: Sweet Stout F.O.A.M.
3rd Christian Wilson Motherland’s Russian 13F: Imperial Stout

Category 14: India Pale Ale (IPA) (23 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Chris Stover Simtra Mosalaxy 14C: Imperial IPA Foam
2nd Ray Miletic Plinian Legacy 14C: Imperial IPA FOAM
3rd Matt Cline Citra Sunshine 14C: Imperial IPA BN Army

Category 15: German Wheat and Rye Beer (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jim Sawitzke
Co-Brewer: Piet Huiberts
Weizen Heimer 15A: Weizen/Weissbier FOAM
2nd Carlos Canas El Hefe Netoweizen 15A: Weizen/Weissbier FOAM
3rd Pieter Huiberts
Co-Brewer: Jim Sawitzke
WeizenHeimer 15A: Weizen/Weissbier FOAM
HM Jared Ball
Co-Brewer: Matt Cronin
Summer Sipper 15A: Weizen/Weissbier

Category 16: Belgian and French Ale (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Wes Newton Lenny 16E: Belgian Specialty Ale
2nd Rob Farrell Saison Du Brett 16C: Saison CRABS
3rd Andrew Ippolito Apricot Saison 16E: Belgian Specialty Ale BURP

Category 18: Belgian Strong Ale (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Joe Phillips Cold Winter Night 18D: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
2nd Chris Walker Belgian David 18E: Belgian Dark Strong Ale FOAM
3rd Chris Stover Spencer Trappist 18A: Belgian Blond Ale Foam

Category 19: Strong Ale (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Joshua Ware Warehouse Barleywine 19C: American Barleywine FOAM
2nd Joe O’Keefe Treble Ring 19B: English Barleywine CRABS
3rd Joe Phillips Crusty Old Scotsman 19A: Old Ale

Category 20: Fruit Beer (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Craig Leggere Paw Paw’s Hoppy Pale Ale 20A: Fruit Beer FOAM
2nd Andrew Ippolito Apricot Saison 20A: Fruit Beer BURP
3rd Lee Kexel MangoWit 20A: Fruit Beer

Category 23: Specialty Beer (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st George Mowell A Wee Bit Tart 23A: Specialty Beer Annapolis Homebrew Club
2nd Joe O’Keefe Blonde Rye 23A: Specialty Beer CRABS
HM Devin Huck Mana 23A: Specialty Beer