Utah Brew Fest 2021: Congrats to the Winners

Utah Brew Fest 2021 Winners Announced

Homebrewers gathered at Bewilder Brewing on Nov. 21 to celebrate the winners in the 2021 Utah Brew Fest.

Utah Brew Fest 2018 LogoMike Johnson, who took home six medals, beat out 41 other brewers to earn Best of the Fest honors.

For the Best of Show competition, judges whittled down 10 category winners to determine the three medalists.

Jeffrey D’Arcy, with co-brewers Geoff Dziuda and Phil Bollam, earned top honors for their Irish Goodbye, a sweet stout.

Lauter Day Brewers, which earned four medals, was named the winningest homebrew club.

The 2021 edition of the Utah Brew Fest, a Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP)-sanctioned competition, received 99 entries.

Congratulations to the winners.

Best of Show

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJeffrey D’Arcy, Co-Brewers: Geoff Dziuda, Phil BollamIrish GoodbyeSweet Stout
2ndMike JohnsonOud BruinOud Bruin
3rdRobby NarquisWa GrownAmerican Pale AleMid Columbia Zymurgy Association

Best of the Fest (42 Participating Brewers)

1stMike Johnson141024.06
2ndThomas Clements111012.03
3rdJeffrey D’Arcy, Co-Brewers: Geoff Dziuda, Phil Bollam200111.02

Best Club Award (12 Participating Clubs)

1stLauter Day Brewers12116.04
2ndMid Columbia Zymurgy Association1018.02
3rdZion Zymurgist Homebrew OPerative Society0117.02

Winners – 2021 Utah Brewfest Home Brew Competition

Table 1: American, International, and Czech Lagers (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJeff GouldCzech Your East Bench AmberCzech Amber Lager
2ndJames BywaterVery Oxidized PilsnerCzech Premium Pale LagerLauter Day Brewers
3rdJohn JacovettyNo FrillsCream Ale

Table 2: European Lagers (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stKathryn Smith, Co-Brewer: Mathis ZimmermannSaltburger PilsnerGerman Pils
2ndMike JohnsonBockDunkels Bock
3rdScott CoxJust Plain BierKolsch

Table 3: Blonde, Amber, Red and Brown Ales (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stThomas ClementsHammersmith Brown AleEnglish Brown Ale
2ndThomas ClementsMolly Malone Irish Red AleIrish Red Ale
3rdJeff GouldEs-Bois’sEnglish Brown Ale

Table 4: Porters and Stouts (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJeffrey D’Arcy, Co-Brewers: Geoff Dziuda, Phil BollamIrish GoodbyeSweet Stout
2ndRob RutledgeImperial Stout Tx BourbonImperial StoutZion Zymurgist Homebrew OPerative Society
3rdMatt YeagerStoutAmerican Stout

Table 5: Pale Ales, Bitters, and IPA (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stRobby NarquisWa GrownAmerican Pale AleMid Columbia Zymurgy Association
2ndZachary BellesPositive Reinforcement SignsAmerican IPALauter Day Brewers
3rdRyan BarenbruggeHoppy PaleAmerican IPA

Table 6: Specialty IPA (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stKathryn SmithHer Rye SinRye IPA
2ndJohn Jacovetty, Co-Brewer: Judy JacovettyPerfect CircleNew England IPA
3rdScott CoxWhat’s That Smell?Specialty IPA

Table 7: Belgian Ales, European Sours and Wheat Ales (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMike JohnsonOud BruinOud Bruin
2ndMike JohnsonTripelBelgian Tripel
3rdMike JohnsonSaisonSaison

Table 8: Strong Ales and Wood Age Beers (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stClark ConwayScotch AleScottish Export
2ndJoshua HowardStrong Red AleAmerican Strong Ale
3rdChris Pasko, Co-Brewers: Grant Morgan, Michael FelixD.L. BarleywineSpecialty Wood-Aged BeerLauter Day Brewers

Table 9: Fruit, Spice, and Vegetable Beers (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBrandon KesslerPumpkin PatchAutumn Seasonal BeerC.H.A.O.S. Brew Club
2ndShaun GreeneBbw- Blueberry Berliner WeisseFruit BeerSouthern Nevada Ale Fermenters Union (SNAFU)
3rdRob RutledgeImperial Stout Cacao And VanillaSpice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerZion Zymurgist Homebrew OPerative Society

Table 10: Specialty Beers (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stChris Pasko, Co-Brewer: Lauter Day BrewersApricot Solera SourMixed Fermentation Sour BeerLauter Day Brewers
2ndMike JohnsonSaison With BrettBrett Beer
3rdThomas ClementsBirthday Bash German Chocolate Cake StoutExperimental Beer
HMJeffrey D’Arcy, Co-Brewers: Geoff Dziuda, Phil BollamIt Gose FastGose

Results for the 2021 Utah Brew Fest courtesy of The Utah Brew Fest.