Category 16 - Belgian & French Style Ales
First: Oaked Strong Saison Hybrid, Kyle Manns, La Habra, CA
Second: Saison 566, Sean White, Brooklyn, NY
Third: De Dolle Clone, Rick Adams, Lakewood, CA
Category 17 - Sour Ale
First: Grand Funk Aleroad, Al Buck, Hillsborough, NJ
Second: Flanders Red, Bryan Smith, Torrance, CA
Third: Ich bin ein Berliner Weiss, Blair Howard, Rumsey, CA
Category 18 - Belgian Strong Ale
First: Mr. T's 30 lb. Necklace, Sean White, Brooklyn, NY
Second: LT, Patrick Duke, Orange, CA
Third: Pleasuretrip, Todd Peterson, San Dimas, CA
Honorable Mention: Harvest Tripel, Patrick Miller, Portland, OR
Category 23 - Specialty Beer
First: Sourfest, Todd Peterson, San Dimas, CA
Second: Liquid Whole Wheat, Bryan Smith, Torrence, CA
Third: Wheat Chocolate, Jim Schmalzried, Garden Grove, CA
Honorable Mention: Citrus Blossom, Brent Brubaker, Riverside, CA
Best of Show (our 50th Batch of Beer): Grand Funk Aleroad, Al Buck, Hillsborough, NJ
Congratulations to all of the winners! We're looking forward to brewing Batch No. 50 - Grand Funk Aleroad, it's an amazing sour beer.
Thanks to the judges and the stewards (not in any particular order):
Tyler King, The Bruery
Jonas Nemura, The Bruery
Dave Moody, Backstreet Brewery
Andy Marshall, Black Market Brewery
Evan Price, Hangar 24 Brewery
Mitch Steele, Stone Brewing Co.
Jake Ratzke, Stone Brewing Co.
Thanks to Joan and Dennis Paul (my parents in law), who brought the food for the judges.
And a big thank you to Rachel Rue, who pretty much did everything. Cheers!