2023 Pro/Am Brew Challenge Winners

There were 274 entries judged and 103 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Beer Awards Platform – Results

Best of Show (Trans Canada Brewing Co.)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
 1stChristian Thompson202023B – Flanders Red AleWinnipeg Brew Bombers
 2ndBrian MarmoreoMalignant29C – Specialty Fruit BeerWinnipeg Brew Bombers

Table 1 – Standard Lager  (INKBIRD)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stPaul Heslop2 pints of lager1B – American LagerCowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndAdam HoferAGD Breezy Lager1A – American Light Lager
3rdRiccardo SantopietroWilderpeople’s Wheat1D – American Wheat BeerMontrealers

Table 2 – International Lager 

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAdrian ZetnerSCP-173: Original2A – International Pale LagerWinnipeg Brew Bombers
2ndKevin Wiersema –
Oxus Brewing Company
Astra Amber2B – International Amber Lager
3rdBrian MarmoreoSam Hain2B – International Amber Lager

Table 3 – Pale Malty  (INKBIRD)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stCasey SzottGive em Helles4C – Helles BockCowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndDavid M Chang-SangUrsula: The Baroness Of Munchen v2.04A – Munich HellesGTA Brews Homebrew Club
3rdJames OHelles Junction4A – Munich HellesNewfermenters

Table 4 – Pale Bitter  (Trans Canada Brewing Co.)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stRick AlaszkiewiczBalance Beam5B – KölschCowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndKen AllanDad’s Kolsch5B – KölschWinnipeg Brew Bombers
3rdMartin J GouletGarden Kölsch5B – KölschOttawa Homebrew Society

Table 5 – Amber Malty and Bitter 

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stRick AlaszkiewiczDanube Cruise7A – Vienna LagerCowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndChristian ThompsonUncle Dunkle6C – Dunkles BockWinnipeg Brew Bombers
3rdMike PalEnchanted Mike’s Smoked Delight6B – RauchbierBattle River Brewers

Table 6 – Dark Euro and Euro Strong 

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stGreg PatersonBaltic Avenue Porter9C – Baltic PorterSaskatoon Headhunters Brewing Club
2ndDavid Ward
Collab: Scott Lechelt
I’m a leaf on the wind8A – Munich DunkelCowtown Yeast Wranglers
3rdJames HinerTrip to Saxony8B – SchwarzbierCowtown Yeast Wranglers

Table 7 – European Beers  (INKBIRD)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stPaul HeslopOBB11A – Ordinary BitterCowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndNick HodowskyHunker Hunker13A – Dark MildGTA Brews Homebrew Club
3rdWuilmer VenegasLana Brown13B – British Brown AleGTA Brews Homebrew Club

Table 8 – Scottish and Irish (Trans Canada Brewing Co.)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stDaniel MolinskiOrkney Stout15C – Irish Extra StoutWinnipeg Brew Bombers
2ndAndrew FordAye or Die14B – Scottish HeavyGTA Brews Homebrew Club
3rdDan MillsBroken Paddle15A – Irish Red AleGTA Brews Homebrew Club

Table 9 – British Dark and Strong 

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMr. Brady MacDonaldmy PAL mike16A – Sweet StoutBattle River Brewers
2ndClaudia Cunha
Collab: Helio Lambais
Mon Chien Est Ivre17A – British Strong AleVanBrewers
3rdPaul HeslopNessie17C – Wee HeavyCowtown Yeast Wranglers

Table 10 – American Blonde and Pale Ale 

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stWesley d’HaeneI Need Nunchuck Skills and Computer Hacking Skills18B – American Pale AleCowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndScott Tackaberry – Dastardly VillainNefarious Plan A18A – Blonde AleBourbon Barrel Stout Club
3rdJim CavillUgly Neighbour18B – American Pale AleOttawa Homebrew Society

Table 11 – American Amber and Strong 

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stLuke ThiessenVain Conceit22C – American Barleywine
2ndScott Tackaberry – Dastardly VillainDiabolically Decadent19C – American Brown AleBourbon Barrel Stout Club
3rdBrian MarmoreoThe Butcher 19C – American Brown Ale

Table 12 – American Dark and Wood (INKBIRD)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stDom Labre
Collab: Dom Labre, M.A Turcotte, 
Eric Williams, and JS Lacombe
OHBS – Bourbon Barrel Project33B – Specialty Wood-Aged BeerOttawas Homebrew Society
2ndMike VandervoortThe Coma20C – Imperial StoutDurham Homebrewers Club
3rdRichard Eady
Collab: Eric Williams, Zack Ficyk
Wee Heavy – OHBS Barrel Project33B – Specialty Wood-Aged BeerOttawa Hombrew Society

Table 13 – IPA  (Trans Canada Brewing Co.)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stSteve ShawThe CanaDark21B2 – Black IPAWinnipeg Brew Bombers
2ndJosh DavisAreola Grande V3 – Flaming Peaks Edition21A – American IPAGTA Brews Homebrew Club
3rdMichael SzewczukHard Hitter21A – American IPARed Deer Brewers

Table 14 – Hazy IPA  (INKBIRD)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBrent BurgoyneBrown Dog Hazy IPA21C – Hazy IPAIsland Brewers Union (IBU)
2ndPascal LevesqueEmpirique NEIPA21C – Hazy IPA
3rdJoel DipertGolden Slumbers V321C – Hazy IPACowtown Yeast Wranglers

Table 15 – Euro Sour and Local Styles 

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stChristian Thompson202023B – Flanders Red AleWinnipeg Brew Bombers
2ndPascal LevesqueEmpirique Gose23G – Gose
3rdMatt KingAugury23G – GoseGTA Brews Homebrew Club

Table 16 – Belgian and Monastic 

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stRob McWhinney – Little Brown JugGolden Ale25A – Belgian Blond Ale
2ndManny SeguinManny’s Belgian pale24B – Belgian Pale AleWinnipeg Brew Bombers
3rdScott Tackaberry – Dastardly VillainThe Evil Dr. Franc-N-Blanc24A – WitbierBourbon Barrel Stout Club

Table 17 – Belgian Strong  (Trans Canada Brewing Co.)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBrandel Rock3 Dark Nights26D – Belgian Dark Strong AleEdmonton Homebrewers Guild
2ndJosh DavisDump Truck Ass26D – Belgian Dark Strong AleGTA Brews Homebrew Club
3rdMike VandervoortMeh26B – Belgian DubbelDurham Homebrewers Club

Table 18 – Historical and American Wild 

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJames HinerLife in the slow lane28C – Wild Specialty BeerCowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndPatrick F BrownDomestic Violets28C – Wild Specialty BeerGTA Brews Homebrew Club
3rdAdrian ZetnerSCP-682: Acid Reptile (Hop)28D – Straight Sour BeerWinnipeg Brew Bombers

Table 19 – Fruit 

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBrian MarmoreoMalignant 29C – Specialty Fruit Beer
2ndBrian MarmoreoShuten Doji29A – Fruit Beer
3rdSteve ShawStupid Sexy Flanders29A – Fruit BeerWinnipeg Brew Bombers

Table 20 – Spice Herb Veg 

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stWesley d’HaeneMore Chocolate On My Drumset30A – Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerCowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndAdrian ZetnerGrimmer Jitters30A – Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerWinnipeg Brew Bombers
3rdMatthew SzojkaMaryna’s Tears v330C – Winter Seasonal BeerCowtown Yeast Wranglers

Table 21 – Specialty 

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBrian MarmoreoCthulhu34C – Experimental Beer
2ndScott Tackaberry – Dastardly VillainCount Dastardly34C – Experimental BeerBourbon Barrel Stout Club
3rdDavid Ward
Collab: Scott Lechelt
The Boss34C – Experimental BeerCowtown Yeast Wranglers

Table 22 – Mead 

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stKris Walter
Collab: Braden Walter
Moscow MeadM3A – Fruit and Spice MeadEdmonton Homebrewers Guild
2ndDerek DygosBrettlynnM1A – Dry Mead