Beehive Brew-Off 2018: Congrats to the Winners

Winners were announced at the 10th Annual Beehive Brewoff at The Bayou on Sunday.

Beehive BrewoffZachary Belles, who took home nine medals, including two gold, earned the title of Best Brewer in Utah. He and several co-brewers earned the Best of Show Beer for an English Barleywine.

For the Best of Show competition, judges whittled down 30 category winners to determine the three medalists.

Lauter Day Brewers, which earned 33 medals (10 golds) was named winningest homebrew club in Utah for 2018.

Three breweries — Kiitos Brewing, SaltFire Brewing Co., and Wasatch Brewing — are planning to work with select competition winners on “pro-am” beers, according to Mark Alston, the competition coordinator.

The 2018 edition of the Beehive Brewoff, an American Homebrewers Association-sanctioned competition, received a record 496 entries — 20 percent more than in 2017. More than 600 registered participants, judges, and stewards took part in the annual event, organizers said.

Below is a complete list of winners. Congratulations!

Best of Show — Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
1stZachary Belles
Co-Brewer: Andrew Ayers, Nils Imboden, Chris Deitrick, Kyle Artip, Brian McCray, Marty Miller
Lauterday Day Brewers Barleywine17D: English Barleywine
2ndChaz SmithBeer1A: American Light Lager
3rdJared YoungY.E.S. (Young’s Extra Special)11C: Strong bitter

Best Brewer in Utah (127 Participating Brewers)

PlaceBrewer1st2nd3rdScore
1stZachary Belles25227.02
2ndKurt Hofeling23221.02
3rdRob Rutledge31220.03

Winningest Club in Utah (21 Participating Clubs)

PlaceClub1st2nd3rdScore
1stLauter Day Brewers10131099.10
2ndZZHOPS52435.05
3rdO-Town Hop Heads43433.04

Table 1: 01 – (1502) American Beer 01ABCD (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stChaz SmithBeerAmerican Light Lager
2ndDallas BarlowLight LagerAmerican Light LagerZZHops Homebrewing Club
3rdBryan GordonWheat Need A New HefeAmerican Wheat BeerLauter Day Brewers

Table 2: 02 – (1001) International Lager 02ABC (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stScott AndersonWe Goin InternationalInternational Amber Lager
2ndKirk HofelingAmber AlertInternational Amber LagerO-Town Hop Heads
3rdChaz SmithLaytinos LagerInternational Pale Lager

Table 3: 03 – (1101) Czech Lager 03ABCD (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stKirk HofelingFossil Tree ResinCzech Amber LagerO-Town Hop Heads
2ndZachary BellesChef Tony’s Knife SetCzech Premium Pale LagerLauter Day Brewers
3rdMichael AmpulaAmpula’s House LagerCzech Premium Pale Lager

Table 4: 04 – (1502) Pale Malty European Lagers 04ABC (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stCody McKendrickOld FestbierFestbierLauter Day Brewers
2ndDavo MahaffeyHelles BockHelles BockZZHOPS
3rdLandon JefferyBest In the West FestbierFestbierO-Town Hop Heads

Table 5: 05 – (2803) Pale Bitter European Beer 05ABCD (28 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stKyle JefferyFreak BeerGerman Pils
2ndZachary BellesCaroline MustacheGerman ExportbierLauter Day Brewers
3rdZachary BellesHooked On PilsGerman PilsLauter Day Brewers

Table 6: 06 – (0901) Amber Malty European Lager 06AC (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJulian ThorneMontana Dunkles BockDunkels Bock
2ndKirk HofelingFlying Boat GoatDunkels BockO-Town Hop Heads
3rdTiago DantasBockDunkels BockBrew Crew [CO]

Table 7: 07 – (1101) Amber Bitter European Beer 07ABC (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stLandon JefferyThe Right AltAltbierO-Town Hop Heads
2ndConor BrownKellerbierKellerbier
3rdKirk HofelingAlt-AAltbierO-Town Hop Heads

Table 8: 08 – (1201) Dark and Strong European Lager 08AB,09AC (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stCurt McCuistionBabushkaBaltic PorterO-Town Hop Heads
2ndRob RutledgeDoppelbock 2018DoppelbockZZHOPS
3rdKevin HausskuperPops Pale BockDoppelbock

Table 9: 09 – (1301) German Wheat Beer 10ABC (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stDavo MahaffeyWeizenbockWeizenbockZZHOPS
2ndBrandon SimsCrater WeissbierWeissbier
3rdKirk HofelingThe Banana GoatWeizenbockO-Town Hop Heads

Table 10: 10 – (1201) British Bitter 11ABC (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJared YoungY.E.S. (Young’s Extra Special)Strong BitterLauter Day Brewers
2ndCody McKendrickSalty DogStrong BitterLauter Day Brewers
3rdJared YoungWorker Bee BitterOrdinary BitterLauter Day Brewers

Table 11: 11 – (1001) Pale Commonwealth Beer 12ABC (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stNick GrayCommonwealth IPAEnglish IPALauter Day Brewers
2ndSasha TaddiePretty Lil’ SparklersAustralian Sparkling Ale
3rdChris DetrickWhipplesipsEnglish IPALauter Day Brewers

Table 12: 12 – (1001) Brown British Beer 13ABC (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAaron JakositzIn the EveningDark Mild
2ndSasha TaddieUpside Down BrownEnglish Brown Ale
3rdNat KreitzerNat’s Dark English MildDark Mild

Table 13: 13 – (1602) Scottish and Strong British Ales 14ABC,17ABCD (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stZachary BellesLauterday Day Brewers BarleywineEnglish BarleywineLauter Day Brewers
2ndJared YoungYoung’s Extra StrongEnglish Strong AleLauter Day Brewers
3rdMike HahnOlde Man TimeOld AleZZHOPS

Table 14: 14 – (1001) Irish Beer 15AB (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAndrew GulledgeSimply StoutIrish Stout
2ndRoss MetzgerMonthly Brews StoutIrish StoutLauter Day Brewers
3rdGeorge SchroederIrish RedIrish Red Ale

Table 15: 15 – (0701) Dark British Beer 16ABC (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMarty MillerMolly’s Milk StoutSweet StoutLauter Day Brewers
2ndZachary BellesStanleyOatmeal StoutLauter Day Brewers
3rdBrandon SimsCrater Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

Table 16: 16 -(2302) Pale American Ale 18AB (24 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stScott FicarraKelly’s Blonde AleBlonde Ale
2ndNils ImbodenGo Slay Your Haze Somewhere Else Bruh!American Pale AleLauter Day Brewers
3rdBrandon HolladayStreet Walker BlondeBlonde AleBRAU

Table 17: 17 – (1301) Amber and Brown American Beer 19ABC (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stSasha TaddieLegacy of MosaicAmerican Amber Ale
2ndKyle TurnerRed AleAmerican Amber Ale
3rdScott AndersonConsolation CommonCalifornia Common

Table 18: 18 – (1602) American Porter and Stout 20ABC (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBrian McKrayProdigal Son PorterAmerican PorterLauter Day Brewers
2ndDallas BarlowPitch As BlackImperial StoutZZHops Homebrewing Club
3rdJames BywaterSump OilImperial StoutLauter Day Brewers

Table 19: 19 – (3703) IPA 21ABs (39 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stConor BrownSouthern Hemisphere IPASpecialty IPA
2ndChris DetrickJazz Loon BrutSpecialty IPALauter Day Brewers
3rdZachary BellesFluffAmerican IPALauter Day Brewers

Table 20: 20 – (1201) Strong American Ale 22ABCD (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stChris DetrickNebulousDouble IPALauter Day Brewers
2ndAndrew GulledgeMucho Muy FuerteAmerican Strong Ale
3rdNils ImbodenIt’s Boozy and Malty… I Guess It’s A Barleywine.American BarleywineLauter Day Brewers

Table 21: 21 – (2002) European Sour Ale 23ABCDEF (20 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stRob RutledgeFive FlandersFlanders Red AleZZHOPS
2ndChad HopkinsFramboise 2017Fruit LambicBRAU
3rdChaz SmithFrambozzeledFruit Lambic

Table 22: 22 – (1201) Belgian Ale 24ABC (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stScott FicarraChristmas In JulyBiere de Garde
2ndTroy FairclothWitteWitbierGhetto System Brewers[UT]
3rdMichael JohnsonWitWitbierZZHOPS

Table 23: 23 – (2102) Strong Belgian Ale 25ABC (21 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAaron SmithSession SaisonSaisonLauter Day Brewers
2ndZachary BellesDon’t Touch My BlondeBelgian Blond AleLauter Day Brewers
3rdLandon JefferySnafu SaisonSaisonO-Town Hop Heads

Table 24: 24 – (1602) Trappist Ale 26ABCD (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMichael JohnsonTripelBelgian TripelZZHOPS
2ndZachary BellesNo Iphones In the MonestaryTrappist SingleLauter Day Brewers
3rdBrandon SimsCrater QuadBelgian Dark Strong Ale

Table 25: 25 – (0701) Historical Beer 27As (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJared FullerThe Dark Side Of Brown AleLondon Brown Ale
2ndBrad JulianTorfowisko WodaHistorical Beer
3rdRob RutledgeWari Chicha – I Promise, There’s No Spit In ThisHistorical BeerZZHOPS

Table 26: 26 – (2802) American Wild Ale 28ABC (28 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stRob RutledgeChasing AbbeyBrett BeerZZHOPS
2ndConor BrownHibiscus Brett BierWild Specialty Beer
3rdDean VolungisSour RedMixed Fermentation Sour BeerLauter Day Brewers

Table 27: 27 – (1802) Fruit Beer 29ABC (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stDean VolungisMexican LagerFruit BeerLauter Day Brewers
2ndChris DetrickMango Jazz LoonFruit BeerLauter Day Brewers
3rdCraig DunnRaspberry BerlinerFruit BeerLauter Day Brewers

Table 28: 28 – (1301) Spiced Beer 30AC (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAndrew FrostFrosted Morning Pow PorterWinter Seasonal Beer
2ndChaz SmithDragon EnergySpice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdRob RutledgeMy (Blonde) Milk Stout Brings All The Boys To The YardSpice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerZZHOPS

Table 29: 29 – (1501) Specialty Beer and Alternative Fermentables 31AB,34ABC (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stRob RutledgeSmoke & Wood – Maple BaconClone BeerZZHOPS
2ndWill SiskaChangAlternative Grain Beer
3rdMark PennickDr. Pennick’s OrvalClone BeerBrew Crew [CO]

Table 30: 30 – (2102) Smoked and Wood Beer 32AB,33AB (21 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stKirk HofelingOak Smoked GoatClassic Style Smoked BeerO-Town Hop Heads
2ndTim HaranCottonwood PorterSpecialty Wood-Aged BeerLauter Day Brewers
3rdDallas BarlowShd Malt Whisky Barrel Aged Imperial StoutSpecialty Wood-Aged BeerZZHops Homebrewing Club

Table 31: 31 – (1401) Ciders Cs (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBrad JulianLegion Bourbon BarrelSpecialty Cider/Perry
2ndMarty MillerToss Off You WankerEnglish CiderLauter Day Brewers
3rdChaz SmithSimple CiderNew World Cider

Table 32: 32 – (1201) Meads Ms (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stDon MooreMead 2018Sweet Mead
2ndKirk HofelingMarshmallow Caramel CakesSweet MeadO-Town Hop Heads
3rdJohn CommonsPar ForeDry Mead

Results for the 10th Annual Beehive Brewoff courtesy of The Beer Nut.

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