Thanks To All Who Participated in the IBU Open

There were 222 entries judged and 104 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

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Thank you for your interest in the IBU Open organized by The Iowa Brewers Union, Twisted Vine Brewery (under construction). Be sure to read the competition rules.

Thanks To All Who Participated in the IBU Open

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stBrad PenarCzech Dark Lager3D: Czech Dark LagerIowa Brewers Union
2ndRandy DanielsWiscohog Rauch6B: RauchbierIBU
3rdAaron ReifIrish Red15A: Irish Red AleIowa Brewers Union

Best of Show – Cider

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stKevin MeintsmaHereford’s PrideC1A: New World CiderPrimary Fermenters

Best of Show – Mead

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stPatrick McCuskerTropical Blossom Traditional MeadM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadCR Beer Nuts

Winning Entries

Table 1: Pale Lager (9 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stPeter PolczynskiBig Dog Lager Lout3B: Czech Premimum Pale LagerFellowship of Oklahoma Alemakers
2ndMatt Melcher
Co-Brewer: Torrey Johnson
Bo Pils5D: German PilsIowa Brewers Union
3rdSteve Bieret Pill Hop5D: German Pils

Table 2: Amber Lager (7 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stRandy DanielsWiscohog Rauch6B: RauchbierIBU
2ndBill BeckerCommonus19B: California CommonSOBA
3rdZeke Furlong
Co-Brewer: Cassandra Furlong
O’fest2B: International Amber LagerIBU
HMMikey StanekCentral Cal19B: California CommonIowa Brewers Union

Table 3: Dark Lager (12 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stBrad PenarCzech Dark Lager3D: Czech Dark LagerIowa Brewers Union
2ndNeal ConnellySatisfaction2C: International Dark LagerAnkeny Brew Club
3rdRon DeGeestBlack Lager8B: SchwarzbierIowa Brewers Union

Table 5: Pale Ale (25 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stTim VawterSweet Amarillo18B: American Pale Ale
2ndMikey StanekSassy Blonde25A: Belgian Blond AleIowa Brewers Union
3rdChad HallBlond Of Citra And Centennial18A: Blonde Ale

Table 6: IPA (26 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stRocky GrayBlack IPA21B: Specialty IPAMissouri Mashers
2ndMark Sundet
Co-Brewer: Trevor Ponte/ Louis Dewild/ Thomas Rinehart/ John Palecek
Moxy IPontA21A: American IPA
3rdBret WeaverHop, Drop, N Roll21A: American IPA

Table 7: Amber Ale (25 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stAaron ReifIrish Red15A: Irish Red AleIowa Brewers Union
2ndDavid SchumacherSchuBrew ESB11B: Best BitterMissouri Mashers
3rdKevin Dibble
Co-Brewer: Brian Boyle
Belgian Dubbel26B: Belgian DubbelThirsty Traveler

Table 8: Brown Ale (10 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stAaron ReifNorthern English Brown Ale (I Hope)13B: English Brown AleIowa Brewers Union
2ndGrant Jordan
Co-Brewer: Jess Jordan
Bad MoFo Brown19C: American Brown Ale
3rdKevin Dibble
Co-Brewer: Brian Boyle
Brown Ale19C: American Brown AleThirsty Traveler
HMAaron ReifAmerican Brown19C: American Brown AleIowa Brewers Union

Table 10: Stout (25 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stAndrew KingPistols And Petticoats20B: American StoutMissouri mashers
2ndDavid ThompsonWilford Brimley16B: Oatmeal StoutFellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers
3rdJoe YeadoMilk Stout16A: Sweet Stout
HMMichael WellsThe Seventh Trumpet 20C: Imperial StoutMissouri Mashers (MoM)

Table 11: Strong Ale (15 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stGrant Jordan
Co-Brewer: Jess Jordan
Tree Hugger Tripel26C: Belgian Tripel
2ndDerek DayBelgian Golden Strong25C: Belgian Golden Strong AleIBU
3rdBrad Wixom6817C: Wee Heavy

Table 12: Wheat Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stClark CheneyMarmalade Wit24A: WitbierLocal 402
2ndStuart Hemesath
Co-Brewer: Dan Bereiter
Traditional Berliner Weisse (W/ Brett)23A: Berliner WeisseIowa Brewers Union
3rdDavid SchumacherSchuBrew Dunkelweizen10B: Dunkels WeissbierMissouri Mashers

Table 13: Sour Ale (10 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stTony SchubertGrapeGoat28C: Wild Specialty BeerIowa Brewers Union
2ndDerek DayFlanders Red23B: Flanders Red AleIBU
3rdDavid SchumacherSchuBrew Saison Brett W/Pineapple28C: Wild Specialty BeerMissouri Mashers

Table 14: Cider (7 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stKevin MeintsmaHereford’s PrideC1A: New World CiderPrimary Fermenters
2ndAaron SpellmanCiderC1A: New World CiderIowa Brewers Union
3rdChristopher Madden Apple Dry CiderC2C: Applewine
HMPatrick McCuskerRocksmacker Hard CiderC1A: New World CiderCR Beer Nuts

Table 15: Mead (6 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stPatrick McCuskerTropical Blossom Traditional MeadM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadCR Beer Nuts
2ndPatrick McCuskerCherry MelomelM2D: Stone Fruit MeadCR Beer Nuts
3rdPatrick McCuskerBlueberry MelomelM2C: Berry MeadCR Beer Nuts

Table 16: Specialty 1 (8 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stChad ZschernyTanglewood Whisky Stout33B: Specialty Wood-Aged BeerIowa Brewers Union
2ndDerek DayDaisy33B: Specialty Wood-Aged BeerIBU
3rdChad ZschernyWoodshed Porter33A: Wood-Aged BeerIowa Brewers Union

Table 17: Specialty 2 (9 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stPaul BruskiBrody Bru29B: Fruit and Spice BeerPaul Bruski
2ndMikey StanekWheat Water29A: Fruit BeerIowa Brewers Union
3rdAaron SpellmanApricot Blonde29A: Fruit BeerIowa Brewers Union

Table 18: Specialty 3 Spice (19 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stKevin Rutan48 Ounces To Freedom 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndMichael WellsCoffee Vanilla Seventh Trumpet30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerMissouri Mashers (MoM)
3rdClark CheneyYa Mon Porter30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerLocal 402