Thanks to all who participated in the Battle of the Bubbles VII.

There were 163 entries judged and 106 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
1stJohn GroegerBrilliant Blond25A: Belgian Blond Ale
2ndAndrew ConnRaspberry Pistachio Saison29A: Fruit Beer
3rdLee MahonyThe Minotaur33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Winning Entries

Table 1: Pale Lager (8 entries)

1stMichael Kozar
Co-Brewer: Erik Clark
Pride Of Mahony City27A7: Pre-Prohibition Lager
2ndZachary KeimCellar Baby2A: International Pale Lager
3rdStephen Frank
Co-Brewer: Kojac
Helles Lagerbier4A: Munich Helles

Table 2: Pale Bitter Lager / Amber Malty Lager (9 entries)

1stMichael SienkiewiczRUBBERNECK DUNKLES BOCK6C: Dunkels Bock
2ndAaron BoroskinHave A Hefe10A: Weissbier
3rdMatthew PeppeThe Dunkel Knight 10B: Dunkels Weissbier
HMPaul GibneyElysian Fields2B: International Amber Lager

Table 3: Dark British Beer (6 entries)

1stSteven DonaldsonStout16A: Sweet Stout
2ndMark SantangeloOatmeal Chocolate Cream Stout16B: Oatmeal Stout
3rdJustin SilvermanYoo Hoo16A: Sweet Stout

Table 4: Specialty Beers (6 entries)

1stDennis PetersenIrish Sunrise34C: Experimental Beer
2ndSteve SlaybaughGourd Times, Bad Times 30B: Autumn Seasonal Beer
3rdMark SantangeloFall Fiend Philter30B: Autumn Seasonal Beer

Table 5: Fruit Beers (8 entries)

1stAndrew ConnRaspberry Pistachio Saison29A: Fruit Beer
2ndPaul GoodellRaspberry Wheat29A: Fruit Beer
3rdLee KexelCherry Bock29A: Fruit Beer

Table 6: Sour and Wild Ales (7 entries)

1stCole Christian
Co-Brewer: Shelley Folk
The Trail Gose OnOn27A1: Gose
2ndLee MahonyNocturne 7 Special Reserva28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
3rdShane DugganMambo Sawa Sour28C: Wild Specialty Beer

Table 7: Strong British Ale, Irish Beer, Scottish Beer (9 entries)

1stChris StoverBarleywine17D: English Barleywine
2ndJames LeeScottish Smoothie 17C: Wee Heavy
3rdWes NewtonHouse Pale11C: Strong Bitter

Table 8: American Pale Ale (9 entries)

1stRoberto Rivera
Co-Brewer: Ronald Rivera
Nomad Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale
2ndRoberto RiveraKitchen Sink Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale
3rdGregory SimpsonRegal Pale Ale V218B: American Pale Ale
HMEd WrzesinskiCitra American Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale

Table 9: Light Hybrid Beers (8 entries)

1stSteven DonaldsonCream Ale1C: Cream Ale
2ndTom McnicholasA Fine Blonde18A: Blonde Ale
3rdPeter SaundersA Little Hoppy1D: American Wheat Beer

Table 10: Porters (8 entries)

1stCharlie BrehmLost Brigade Porter20A: American Porter
2ndBill MetzBaltic Bliss9C: Baltic Porter
3rdZachary KeimFat Janitor13C: English Porter

Table 11: Amber and Brown Ales (7 entries)

1stSam GerthAmberglar22B: American Strong Ale
2ndBen LanierNorthdown And Brown13B: English Brown Ale
3rdTim MeushawAmerican Brown Ale19C: American Brown Ale

Table 12: Strong European Beer (4 entries)

1stRob FarrellCorcoranator9A: Doppelbock
2ndMichael SienkiewiczRUBBERNECK DOPPELBOCK9A: Doppelbock
3rdJohn GroegerChocoBock9A: Doppelbock

Table 13: Mead and Cider (7 entries)

1stAnthony LamannaMango TangoM2D: Stone Fruit Mead
2ndAnthony LamannaMedovukhaM4B: Historical Mead
3rdTyler NelsonVirginia Tart CiderC1A: New World Cider

Table 14: IPA (18 entries)

1stRoberto RiveraRivera HopSlam Imperial IPA22A: Double IPA
2ndRick Fawley
Co-Brewer: Sarah Fawley
Barley's Black IPA21B2: Black IPA
3rdAndrew ConnNaked Dad IPA21A: American IPA

Table 15: Wood Aged Beers (9 entries)

1stLee MahonyThe Minotaur33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndAlexander Cook
Co-Brewer: Mike Battaglia
2015 MBAC12 Quad33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
3rdRick Fawley
Co-Brewer: Sarah Fawley
Finger Lake Bourbon Porter33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
HMBill MetzDark & Dangerous33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Table 16: Specialty Spiced Beers (11 entries)

1stMichael RodgerSpiced Out Stout30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndDevin Huck
Co-Brewer: Malcolm McMillan
Ginger Wheat30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdChris StoverJuniper Wit30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 17: Trappist Ale (8 entries)

1stAaron BoroskinDark Matter26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
2ndPieter HuibertsWoody26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
3rdPieter HuibertsSaint Pieter26B: Belgian Dubbel

Table 18: Belgian Ales (7 entries)

1stStephen Frank
Co-Brewer: Kojac
BDG24C: Biere de Garde
2ndJay WilkesBiere De Takoma24C: Biere de Garde
3rdPaul GibneyPoirot's Little Joke24A: Witbier

Table 19: Stouts (5 entries)

1stPeter MccarronRaccoon Baby Stout20B: American Stout
2ndBill MetzNew Moon20C: Imperial Stout
3rdShane Duggan
Co-Brewer: Grace Duggan
Placeholder Stout15C: Irish Extra Stout

Table 20: Strong Belgian Ales (9 entries)

1stJohn GroegerBrilliant Blond25A: Belgian Blond Ale
2ndMichael Abbondante
Co-Brewer: Jay Wilkes
Fool's Gold25B: Saison
3rdBrian MurphySpringboard Saison25B: Saison