Thanks To All Who Participated in the Kansas City Bier Meisters 32nd Annual Homebrew Competition

There were 491 entries judged and 209 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

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Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Eric Armstrong MH V.12.14.V.2.838 1D: Munich Helles South Omaha Brewers
2nd Benjamin Donovan
Co-Brewer: Ryan Kenneth Carney
Vanilla Porter 12B: Robust Porter
3rd Matt Corwin Old Brown 17C: Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin KC Biermeisters

Best of Show – Cider

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Marshall Van Tuyl House Cider 27C: French Cider
2nd Eric Armstrong 2013 28A: New England Cider South Omaha Brewers

Best of Show – Mead

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Michael Wilcox Fruit Stoopid 25C: Other Fruit Melomel Wichita Homebrewers Organization
2nd Tim Thomssen
Co-Brewer: The Lincoln Lagers
Panty Dropper 24C: Sweet Mead Lincoln Lagers!
3rd Kevin Paul Whoopinstick Braggot 26B: Braggot C.R.A.F.T

Winning Entries

Table 1: Light Lager - 01 (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Eric Armstrong MH V.12.14.V.2.838 1D: Munich Helles South Omaha Brewers
2nd Tim Thomssen Hayseed Helles 1D: Munich Helles Lincoln Lagers!
3rd Mac Butcher Dorkmunder 1E: Dortmunder Export Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM)

Table 2: Pilsner - 02 (12 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Gary Groblewski Czecherbored Palace 2B: Bohemian Pilsener Fellowship of Oklahoma Alemakers
2nd Douglas Finke CAP 2C: Classic American Pilsner Lincoln Lagers
3rd Eric Armstrong BP V11.14.1.838 2B: Bohemian Pilsener South Omaha Brewers

Table 3: European Amber Lager - 03 (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Peter Polczynski Where’s Me Dinner? 3A: Vienna Lager Fellowship Of Oklahoma Alemakers
2nd Black Wednesday Brewing The Hoff 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen Joliet Brewers Guild
3rd Elliott Lillard
Co-Brewer: Belinda Kocen
Jarboe Brewing Oktoberfest 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen KC Bier Meisters

Table 4: Dark Lager - 04 (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Michael Wilcox Shocker Schwarz 4C: Schwarzbier Wichita Homebrewers Organization
2nd Peter Polczynski Tinkel Whacker 4B: Munich Dunkel Fellowship Of Oklahoma Alemakers
3rd Tim Thomssen Drunkel Tim 4B: Munich Dunkel Lincoln Lagers!

Table 5: Bock - 05 (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Eric Armstrong DB V.11.14.1.833 5C: Doppelbock South Omaha Brewers
2nd Jon Morman Eis Eis Baby 5D: Eisbock Missouri Mashers
3rd Mike Winckler
Co-Brewer: Patrick Sheedy
Its Dopplebock Somewhere 5C: Doppelbock Kansas City Bier Meisters

Table 6: Light Hybrid - 06 (16 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Eric Martin Willa 6D: American Wheat or Rye Beer
2nd Robert Dieterle Kolsch 6C: Kolsch KCBM
3rd Scott Kurtz Kolsch 6C: Kolsch St. Louis Brewminati

Table 7: Amber hybrid - 07 (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Kelly Wingert Four Fried Chickens And A Coke 7C: Dusseldorf Altbier Joplin Homebrew Club
2nd Douglas Finke Cali-Common 7B: California Common Beer Lincoln Lagers
3rd Andrew King Vierundvierzig 7C: Dusseldorf Altbier Missouri mashers
HM Robert Dieterle Alt 7C: Dusseldorf Altbier KCBM

Table 8: English Pale Ale - 08 (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st David Schumacher SchuBrew Bitter 8B: Special/Best/Premium Bitter Missouri Mashers
2nd Andrew Laidlaw Batch 41-BC 8A: Standard/Ordinary Bitter
3rd Kevin Paul Save The Queen 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) C.R.A.F.T

Table 9: Scottish & Irish - 09 (21 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Thomssen Geico Pig Wee Wee Wee Heavy 9E: Strong Scotch Ale Lincoln Lagers!
2nd Bill Becker William 70 9B: Scottish Heavy 70/- S.O.B
3rd Kevin Paul Scotch Lager 9E: Strong Scotch Ale C.R.A.F.T

Table 10: American Ale - 10 (28 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Dann Searcy Ol’ Penny 10B: American Amber Ale Kansas City Bier Meisters
2nd Eric Martin And Then I Found Five Dollars 10A: American Pale Ale
3rd Matt Corwin Dry Hopped Pale 10A: American Pale Ale KC Biermeisters

Table 11: English Brown Ale - 11 (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Matt Fitzgerald English Dark Mild 11A: Mild STL Hops
2nd Bill Becker Barely Mild 11A: Mild S.O.B

Table 12: Porter - 12 (20 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Benjamin Donovan
Co-Brewer: Ryan Kenneth Carney
Vanilla Porter 12B: Robust Porter
2nd Mike & Stephanie Butler Brown Porter 12A: Brown Porter KC BierMeisters
3rd John Daly Pecan Brown Porter 12A: Brown Porter Kansas City Bier Meisters

Table 13: Stout - 13 (44 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Andrew King Big Black Dog 13F: Imperial Stout Missouri mashers
2nd Kevin Thuringer Chocolate Milk Stout 13B: Sweet Stout Johnson county brewing society
3rd Patrick Clancy 1875 Milk Stout (13) 13B: Sweet Stout mohonk

Table 14: India Pale Ale - 14 (27 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Dave Hukill Sly Fox 14B: American IPA Kansas City Bier Meisters
2nd DAVO MCWILLIAMS 1056 14B: American IPA THE GARAGE BREWERS SOCIETY
3rd David Schumacher SchuBrew IPA 14B: American IPA Missouri Mashers

Table 15: German Wheat & Rye - 15 (13 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jarrod Major Siggy’s Dackelbock 15C: Weizenbock Fellowship of Oklahoma Alemakers (FOAM)
2nd Andrew Laidlaw Act I - Batch 47 (380) 15A: Weizen/Weissbier
3rd Andrew Laidlaw Act II - Batch 48 (380) 15B: Dunkelweizen

Table 16: Belgian & French Ale (30 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Brian Rooney Nectarine Brett Saison 16E: Belgian Specialty Ale
2nd Patrick Clancy 1758 Witbier (8) 16A: Witbier mohonk
3rd Dave Stuck Farmhouse 16C: Saison KC NANOBREWS

Table 17: Sour Ale - 17 (16 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Matt Corwin Old Brown 17C: Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin KC Biermeisters
2nd Mac Butcher Check Point Chuck 17A: Berliner Weisse Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM)
3rd Jeremiah Fiegl The Quarrel 17C: Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin KCBM

Table 18: Belgian Strong Ale - 18 (33 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Matt Corwin Lies I Tell About Wildlife 18E: Belgian Dark Strong Ale KC Biermeisters
2nd Peter Polczynski Dumb As They Come 18A: Belgian Blond Ale Fellowship Of Oklahoma Alemakers
3rd Matt Corwin Peppy 18D: Belgian Golden Strong Ale KC Biermeisters

Table 19: Strong Ale - 19 (12 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Roger Gibson Old Fuzzynuts 19B: English Barleywine Kansas City Biermeisters
2nd Sean Mccambridge Sean’s Barley Wine 19C: American Barleywine
3rd Tim Thomssen Villain 19B: English Barleywine Lincoln Lagers!

Table 20: Fruit Beer - 20 (16 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Thomssen Mit Schuss Berliner 20A: Fruit Beer Lincoln Lagers!
2nd Michael Hill Finger Blaster 4.0 20A: Fruit Beer The Brouhaha
3rd Matt Koval Velveteen Dragon 20A: Fruit Beer
HM Tim Thomssen Raspberry Tart 20A: Fruit Beer Lincoln Lagers!

Table 21: S/H/V - 21 (27 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Thomssen Koo Koo For Coconuts! 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Lincoln Lagers!
2nd Jeremy Parratt
Co-Brewer: Will Tucker
Jalapeno Cream Ale 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rd Bowe Neuenschwander
Co-Brewer: Caroline Nelson
The Pumpkin Queen 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Lawrence Brewers Guild
HM Tim Oehlerking 9 A.M Saturday Breakfast Porter 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Lincoln Lagers

Table 22: Smoke-Flavored/Wood Aged - 22 (20 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Black Wednesday Brewing Wagon Wheel 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Joliet Brewers Guild
2nd Jon Morman Miche Imperial Stout 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Missouri Mashers
3rd Mark Baker Badger Beater Barleywine 22C: Wood-Aged Beer WHO

Table 23: Specialty - 23 (23 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Thomssen You Got Peanut Butter In My Chocolate! 23A: Specialty Beer Lincoln Lagers!
2nd Jay Highfill Strong City 23A: Specialty Beer Kansas City Biermeister
3rd Michael Reynolds Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout With Spices 23A: Specialty Beer Kansas City Biermeisters

Table 24: Traditional Mead - 24 (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Thomssen
Co-Brewer: The Lincoln Lagers
Panty Dropper 24C: Sweet Mead Lincoln Lagers!
2nd Jeremy Goehring
Co-Brewer: Dustin Deisher
Asgard’s Drum 24B: Semi-Sweet Mead Lincoln Lagers
3rd Douglas Finke Wild Flower Mead 24C: Sweet Mead Lincoln Lagers

Table 25: Melomel - 25 (13 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Michael Wilcox Fruit Stoopid 25C: Other Fruit Melomel Wichita Homebrewers Organization
2nd Tim Thomssen Raspberry Buzz 25C: Other Fruit Melomel Lincoln Lagers!
3rd Roger Gibson Big Apple 25A: Cyser Kansas City Biermeisters

Table 26: Other Mead - 26 (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Kevin Paul Whoopinstick Braggot 26B: Braggot C.R.A.F.T
2nd Tim Thomssen Smashed Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Mead 26C: Open Category Mead Lincoln Lagers!
3rd Michael Ericksen My First Mead 26C: Open Category Mead Ann Arbor Brewer's Guild

Table 27: Standard Cider/Perry - 27 (12 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Marshall Van Tuyl House Cider 27C: French Cider
2nd Stephen Mayo Plain Ol’ Cider 27A: Common Cider Seacoast Homebrew Club
3rd Michael Wilcox 27B, Or Not 27B? 27B: English Cider Wichita Homebrewers Organization

Table 28: Specialty Cider/Perry - 28 (15 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Eric Armstrong 2013 28A: New England Cider South Omaha Brewers
2nd Amy Satterlund She’s A Fruity Little Tart 28B: Fruit Cider Kansas City Bier Meisters
3rd Stephen Mayo Black Cherry Cider 28B: Fruit Cider Seacoast Homebrew Club

Table 30: Hot Summer Nights - 30 (21 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Thomssen Raspberry Tart 30A: Hot Summer Nights Lincoln Lagers!
2nd Steve Cook Good Karma Patersbier 30A: Hot Summer Nights Kansas City Bier Meisters
3rd Michael Reynolds Lime-Sage Saison 30A: Hot Summer Nights Kansas City Biermeisters