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There were 353 entries judged and 165 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 Doug Karp Flatlander Cream Ale 6A: Cream Ale Wichita Homebrewers Organization
2nd Tim Thomssen Stagger Bock 5B: Traditional Bock Lincoln Lagers!
3rd Chris Ford Le Travail D’Brett 23A: Specialty Beer IBU

Winning Entries

Category 1: Light Lager (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st George Mowell Lawnmower Lager 1B: Standard American Lager Annapolis Homebrew Club
2nd Tim Thomssen Hayseed Select 1C: Premium American Lager Lincoln Lagers!
3rd Tim Thomssen Hayseed Helles 1D: Munich Helles Lincoln Lagers!

Category 2: Pilsner (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Douglas Finke German Pilsner 2A: German Pilsner (Pils) Lincoln Lagers
2nd Torrey Johnson
Co-Brewer: Matt Melcher
Bo Pelini Pils 2B: Bohemian Pilsener Iowa Brewers Union
3rd Douglas Finke CAP 2C: Classic American Pilsner Lincoln Lagers

Category 3: European Amber Lager (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Thomssen The Flying "V" 3A: Vienna Lager Lincoln Lagers!
3rd Tim Thomssen The Big "O" 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen Lincoln Lagers!

Category 4: Dark Lager (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Ken Edaburn
Co-Brewer: Darrell Meyer
Ken’s Bavarian Dunkle 4B: Munich Dunkel MADCO
HM Tim Thomssen Drunkel Tim 4B: Munich Dunkel Lincoln Lagers!

Category 5: Bock (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Thomssen Stagger Bock 5B: Traditional Bock Lincoln Lagers!
2nd Paul Kay Eisbock 5D: Eisbock Burlington MOB
3rd Tim Thomssen Stumble Bock 5C: Doppelbock Lincoln Lagers!
HM Eric Armstrong DB V.11.14.1.833 5C: Doppelbock South Omaha Brewers

Category 6: Light Hybrid Beer (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Doug Karp Flatlander Cream Ale 6A: Cream Ale Wichita Homebrewers Organization
2nd George Mowell Kolsch III 6C: Kolsch Annapolis Homebrew Club
3rd Ron DeGeest Blonde Ale 6B: Blonde Ale I.B.U.

Category 7: Amber Hybrid Beer (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Thomssen Parallel Universe 7A: Northern German Altbier Lincoln Lagers!
2nd Douglas Finke Cali-Common 7B: California Common Beer Lincoln Lagers
3rd Colleen Boucher Dusseldorf Waltz 7C: Dusseldorf Altbier Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM)

Category 8: English Pale Ale (13 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Chris Ford Chickenado 8B: Special/Best/Premium Bitter IBU
2nd Dustin Borror Ultra Special Bitter 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
3rd Jack Miller Fatty C’s ESB 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) Intellectual Brewers Union Casper

Category 9: Scottish and Irish Ale (19 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Thomssen Hayseed 70 9B: Scottish Heavy 70/- Lincoln Lagers!
2nd Aaron Reif Irish Red 9D: Irish Red Ale IBU
3rd Dave Baas
Co-Brewer: Gabe Garcia
Moynaville Irish Red 9D: Irish Red Ale
HM Kevin Haeffner Kevin’s Irish Ale 9D: Irish Red Ale Garage Brewers Society

Category 10: American Ale (27 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Kevin Rutan Project Countrymac 10A: American Pale Ale
2nd Brad Wixom 815 10B: American Amber Ale
3rd Douglas Finke The 7 C’s (Hops) Pale Ale 10A: American Pale Ale Lincoln Lagers

Category 11: English Brown Ale (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Aaron Reif I’m Not Sure If This Is An English Mild...? 11A: Mild IBU
2nd Aaron Reif Un-Skunked Newcastle 11C: Northern English Brown Ale IBU
3rd Kurt Smelser Nu T. Brown 11C: Northern English Brown Ale CRAZE

Category 12: Porter (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Vawter Vanilla Porter 12B: Robust Porter Vawtertmans
2nd Paul Roberg Vanilla Porter 12C: Baltic Porter MADCO
3rd Tim Thomssen Hard Days Night 12A: Brown Porter Lincoln Lagers!

Category 13: Stout (35 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Aaron Reif Just A Stout 13E: American Stout IBU
2nd David Scheil 1883 Guinness Extra Stout Clone 13D: Foreign Extra Stout CRAZE
3rd Andrew Laidlaw Batch 45-BC 13A: Dry Stout St Louis Brews / Garage Brewers Society

Category 14: India Pale Ale (IPA) (36 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Joey Coonce Snowmelt IPA 14B: American IPA GBS
2nd Chris Hanson
Co-Brewer: Jake Lancaster
The Notorious 14C: Imperial IPA Iowa Brewers Union
3rd Stuart Hemesath American IPA 14B: American IPA Iowa Brewers Union (IBU)

Category 15: German Wheat and Rye Beer (18 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Thomssen Hayseed Hefeweizen 15A: Weizen/Weissbier Lincoln Lagers!
2nd Andrew Laidlaw Batch 49 (3068) - Act III 15C: Weizenbock St Louis Brews / Garage Brewers Society
3rd Andrew Laidlaw Batch 47 (3068) - Act I 15A: Weizen/Weissbier St Louis Brews / Garage Brewers Society

Category 16: Belgian and French Ale (16 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Vawter
Co-Brewer: Lance Kelderman
Beer De Lance 16D: Biere de Garde Vawtertmans
2nd Aaron Reif Saison 16C: Saison IBU
3rd Tim Thomssen Frat House Framboise 16E: Belgian Specialty Ale Lincoln Lagers!

Category 17: Sour Ale (13 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Keanan Ludeman Yogi 17C: Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin Iowa Brewers Union
2nd Aaron Reif
Co-Brewer: Chris Ford And Keanan Ludeman
Yogi’s Crusty Bung Hole 2015 Pull Blend 1 17C: Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin IBU
3rd Marshall Van Tuyl Black Poppy 17B: Flanders Red Ale
HM Derek Day A Flanders Brown 17C: Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin IBU

Category 18: Belgian Strong Ale (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Steve Cook Good Karma Dubbel 18B: Belgian Dubbel Kansas City Bier Meisters
2nd Steve Cook Good Karma Belgian Blond 18A: Belgian Blond Ale Kansas City Bier Meisters
3rd Eric Armstrong BGS V08.14.2.570.BC 18D: Belgian Golden Strong Ale South Omaha Brewers

Category 19: Strong Ale (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Thomssen Crusty Old Hayseed 19A: Old Ale Lincoln Lagers!
2nd Scot Schaar Jaberwocky 19B: English Barleywine River's Edge Fermentation Society
3rd Justin Brooks Old Snug Nuts Ale 19A: Old Ale MUGZ

Category 20: Fruit Beer (3 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Chris Ford Arbre Hantee 20A: Fruit Beer IBU

Category 21: Spice/Herb/Vegatable Beer (12 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ron DeGeest Sweet Chocolate Stout 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer I.B.U.
3rd Justin Michael Merry Axemas 21B: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer Independence Brewers Union Local 334
HM Joey Coonce Jane’s Hazelnut Brown 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer GBS

Category 22: Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer (15 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant
Bourbon Barrel Aged Robust Porter 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Mash Heads
2nd Chad Bevers Izzy The Great 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Association of Bloomington Normal Brewers
3rd Mac Butcher No! 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM)
HM David Schumacher SchuBrew Palo Santo Project 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Missouri Mashers

Category 23: Specialty Beer (18 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Chris Ford Le Travail D’Brett 23A: Specialty Beer IBU
2nd Bob Catherall Espresso Sweet Stout W/Vanilla Bean 23A: Specialty Beer Lincoln Lagers
3rd Justin Brooks RyePM Wine 23A: Specialty Beer MUGZ

Category 24: Traditional Mead (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Scot Schaar Cause Cheap Is How I Feel 24B: Semi-Sweet Mead River's Edge Fermentation Society
2nd Douglas Finke Wild Flower Mead 24C: Sweet Mead Lincoln Lagers

Category 25: Melomel (Fruit Mead) (4 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd Clint Larrison Holy Diver! 25C: Other Fruit Melomel Cedar Rapids Beer Nuts

Category 27: Standard Cider and Perry (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Marshall Van Tuyl House Cider 27C: French Cider
HM Tim Thomssen Hayseed Sunshine 27A: Common Cider Lincoln Lagers!

Category 28: Specialty Cider and Perry (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Thomssen Raspberry Bush 28B: Fruit Cider Lincoln Lagers!
3rd Bob Catherall Sparkling Blueberry Cider 28B: Fruit Cider Lincoln Lagers
HM Scot Schaar Lonely Sinking Feeling 28B: Fruit Cider River's Edge Fermentation Society