2013 Half Pints Pro Am Brew Challenge Results

Congratulations to all the winners of the HP Brew Challenge.  It was a very challenging competition with some excellent brewers, both amateur and professional, vying for medals and the top spot of being Best Of Show. Here are the Results:

1. Light Lagers: Sponsored by R.J. Spagnols

Gold: Wolfgang Hoess of Big Surf Beer Company with Laid Back Lager / Professional Brewer

Silver: David Rudge with Chris Young and Jeremy Wells of Half Pints with Queer Beer / Professional Brewer

Bronze: Jared Carlberg with Holzwickeder Lagerbier / River City Brewers

2. Pilsner: Sponsored by Grape and Grain

Gold: Jean Gadoua of Farnham Ale & Lager with 27 Pilsener / Professional Brewer

Silver: Jared Carlberg with G-Pils / River City Brewers

Bronze: Scott Tackaberry with Myk Gyver’s Pilsener / Winnipeg Brew Bombers

3. European Amber Lager: Sponsored by Farmery

Gold: Jared Carlberg with O-Fest / River City Brewers

Silver: Greg Zeniuk with Dr. Oktavious / EHG

Bronze: Geordan Sanders with Spring Break / KABOB

4. Dark Lager: Sponsored by Gilbertson and Page

Gold: Jared Carlberg with Club Brew Schwarz / River City Brewers

Silver: Doug Ellertson with Ole Dunkel / Edmonton Homebrewer’s Guild

Bronze: Greg Zeniuk with Arnold Schwartzenlager / EHG

5. Bock: Sponsored by Beer Grains

Gold: Jared Carlberg with Goat of Mendes / River City Brewers

Silver: Jared Carlberg with Otto II / River City Brewers

Bronze: Jared Carlberg with New Year’s Bock / River City Brewers

6. Light Hybrid Beer: Sponsored by Grape and Grain

Gold: Jared Carlberg with Cream in my Jeans / River City Brewers

Silver: Doug Ellertson with Wheatzer / Edmonton Homebrewer’s Guild

Bronze:Tyrone Keep with Kolsch / Saskatoon Headhunters

7. Amber Hybrid Beer: Sponsored by Big Surf Beer

Gold: Jonas Hurtig with Cali Steamer / Cowtown Yeast Wranglers

Silver: Rob Doerksen with Pier 179 / Cowtown Yeast Wrangers

Bronze: Lee Hillman with Over Done Alt / NA

8. English Pale Ale: Sponsored by Prairie Gem Hops

Gold: Jared Carlberg with Woody Lake Special Bitter / River City Brewers

Silver: David Rudge and Chris Young, Jeremy Wells of Half Pints with Bulldog Amber Ale / Professional Brewer

Bronze: Matthew Atkins with Herc’s Extra Strong Bitter / Edmonton Homebrewer’s Guild

9. Scottish and Irish Ale: Sponsored by Five Star

Gold: Mark Borowski with Willy B Red / Winnipeg Brew Bombers

Silver: Jared Carlberg with Brewpub Red / River City Brewers

Bronze Wolfgang Hoess of Prohibition Brewing Company with Prohibition Smuggler Scotch Ale / Professional Brewer

10. American Ale: Sponsored by Grape and Grain

Gold: Matt Wolff of Fort Garry Brewing with Fort Garry Dark / Professional Brewer

Silver: Darrin Sayers

Bronze: Jared Carlberg

11. English Brown Ale: Sponsored by Northern Brewer

Gold: Jared Carlberg with Mild / River City Brewers

Silver: Greg Zeniuk with SOB Brown/ EHG

Bronze: Alvaro Reyes / Mild 2.0 / Vanbrewers

12: Porter: Sponsored by Grape and Grain

Gold: David Rudge & Chris Young & Jeremy Wells from Half Pints with Pothole Porter / Professional Brewer

Silver: Cedric Dauchot with PowTown / NA

Bronze: Markus Ebner with Xebby’s Brown Porter / Cowtown Yeast Wranglers

13: Stout: Sponsored by Great Plains Publications

Gold: Geordan Saunders with Ursa Minor / KABOB

Silver: Alvaro Reyes with Milk Run Stout / Vanbrewers

Bronze: Mark Atkinson with Doctor’s Orders / BrewVIC

14 & 29: India Pale Ale/Cascadian Dark Ale: Sponsored by Barley Brothers

Gold: Jared Carlberg with River City CDA / River City Brewers

Silver: Jared Carlberg with River City IPA / River City Brewers

Bronze: Greg Zeniuk with Overdrive IPA / EHG

15. German Wheat and Rye Beer: Sponsored by Eastern Shores Brewing

Gold: Ivan Kozoletov with Haroldweizen / NA

Silver: Adam Olson with Not so Wise Weissen / RCMB

Bronze: Greg Zeniuk with Ice Dam Dunkle / EHG

16: Belgian and French Ale: Sponsored by Farnham Ale and Lager

Gold: Dave Janssen with Doehnel Malt Saison / BrewVIC

Silver David Rudge & Chris Young & Jeremy Wells from Half Pints with Saison De La Ceinture Flechee / Professional Brewer

Bronze: Doug Ellertson with Blass Ale / Edmonton Homwebrewer’s Guild

17: Sour Ale: Sponsored by Five Star Chemicals

Gold: David Rudge & Chris Young & Jeremy Wells with Old Red Barn / Professional Brewer

Silver: Sean Richens with Lambic 2010 / Winnipeg Brew Bombers

Bronze: Ken Yost with Row on Row / River City of Manitoba Brewers

18: Belgian Strong Ale: Sponsored by Everwood Ave Brew Shop

Gold: Markus Ebner / Xebby’s Belgian Mistress / Cowtown Yeast Wrangers

Silver: Ivan Kozoletov / Belgian Dubbel / NA

Bronze: Greg Zeniuk with St. Greggorius / EHG

19: Strong Ale: Sponsored by Farmery

Gold: Jared Carlberg with Disasterwine / River City Brewers

Silver: David Rudge & Chris Young from Half Pints with Burlywine(2008) / Professional Brewer

Bronze: David Freeman with Old Ale #1 / ALES

20: Fruit Beer: Sponsored by James Taylor

Gold: Greg Zeniuk with Rasp – N- Tart / EHG

Silver: Casey Murray & Leanne Kadyschuk with Flatland Reserve / Headhunters

Bronze: Walter Martin & Al Ilisley with Cherry Porter / Ales Club

21: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer: Sponsored by Prairie Gem Hops

Gold: Dean Kelly with Simcoe Spruce / Saskatoon Headhunters

Silver: David Rudge & Chris Young & Jeremy Wells from Half Pints with Stir Stick Stout / Professional Brewer

Bronze: Justin Shead & Scott Higgins & Ken Sandilands & Alex Wall & Colin Charles with Ginger Puncher / E.L.Alers

22: Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer: Sponsored by Fort Garry

Gold: Ken Yost with Valley of Death / River City Of Manitoba Brewers

Silver: David Rudge & Chris Young & Jeremy Wells from Half Pints with $ellout $tout / Professional Brewer

Bronze: David Rudge & Chris Young & Jeremy Wells from Half Pints with Smoktoberfest / Professional Brewer

23: Specialty Beer: Sponsored by Beer Grains

Gold: Justin MacNeil with Capital Rye-Ot / Member of Barleyment

Silver: Mark Borowski with Ruby Gloom / Winnipeg Brew Bombers

Bronze: Duncan Rodger & Karver Whitmell with Pict Yer Poison / NA

24 – 26: Meads: Sponsored by Grape and Grain 

Gold: Tynne Petrowski with Festive Cranberry / Winnipeg

Silver: Darrin Sayers with Orion’s Tears / Calgary

Bronze: Jason Newton with Strange Brew / Vanbrewers

27: Standard Cider and Perry: Sponsored by Big Surf Beer

Gold: Chad McCarthy with Simple Cider / VanBrewers

Silver: Cedric Gillott with Rescue Me / Headhunters

Bronze: Jason Newton with Celebration Cider / VanBrewers

BEST IN SHOW:

1. Dean Kelly with Simcoe Spruce / Saskatoon Headhunters: (This beer will be made with Dean at Half Pints and brought to market)

2. Jared Carlberg with River City CDA / River City Brewers

3. Justin MacNeil with Capital Rye-Ot / Member of Barleyment

4. Sean Richens with Lambic 2010 / Winnipeg Brew Bombers

 

 

 

 

 

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9 Responses to 2013 Half Pints Pro Am Brew Challenge Results

  1. Jason Koebel says:

    Congratulations to all brewers and organizers!

  2. Angelle says:

    When will people that didn’t win learn their placing?

    • brewpres says:

      Angelle, while we will not tell you whether you placed 4th or 20th, you score should be up on your login page. We are mailing out the score sheets in the next day or so and we are planning on emailing the score sheets shortly. Hope this helps.

      • Mike says:

        Why not. Isn’t the whole point of a competition to find out how well you do against your peers. Yes I got good feed back from the judge sheets but most people what to know how well they have placed. Or at the least post the top 3′s in each categories judges sheets for those who did not place can see what it takes to place in subsequent years of competition

  3. brewpres says:

    Thanks for the kind words. Prize packs and score sheets will be mailed out on Wednesday or Thursday.
    Mark

  4. Geordan says:

    Thanks so much to the Brew Bombers for organizing a great competition! Even from all the way over here in Ontario, I appreciate the professionalism, attention to detail and timeliness the organizers have shown along the way. From responding to emails quickly, to getting results posted just a day after judging has been completed, it’s great to see another competition in Canada that’s “on the rails.” Awesome job Brew Bombers!

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