Winners - 2020 California State Fair Homebrew Competition

Table 1: Standard American Beer (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJim RiffeCageyAmerican Lager
2ndJim RiffeLost In TasteAmerican Light Lager
3rdOscar Lemus Drink Now, Smile Later American Lager831Locos

Table 2: International Lager (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stNick WilsonLagerInternational Pale LagerQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
2ndPaul BrownDarkness Imprisoning MeInternational Dark LagerDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
3rdJim RiffeBlack BladeInternational Dark Lager

Table 3: Czech Lager (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJosh BaasIt's A PilsnerCzech Premium Pale Lager
2ndJonathan HernandezBoogie's PilsCzech Pale LagerBakerfield FOAM
3rdTrevor McGuireTmavy LezakCzech Dark LagerDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]

Table 4: Pale Malty European Lager (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stThomas AtkinsonSkylerMunich Helles
2ndVirgil RedmanBatch 301Festbier
3rdGeorge SchusterHelles Munich Helles

Table 5: Pale Bitter European Beer (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAndrew SimsakInner SunshineGerman ExportbierSan Francisco Homebrewer's Guild
2ndTj ShivelySwingshiftKolsch
3rdAndrew SimsakAtmospheric RiverGerman PilsSan Francisco Homebrewer's Guild

Table 6: European Amber (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJim RiffeBierbauchMarzen
2ndMichael RiddleHere's Looking At You, KidDunkels BockHOME
3rdChester SimockoMarzenMarzenSilicon Valley Sudzers

Table 8: Dark European Lager (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTerrell HillardMunchausen's MoustacheMunich DunkelDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
2ndVirgil RedmanBatch 309Schwarzbier
3rdBryce HunterSchwarzbierSchwarzbierQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)

Table 9: Strong European Beer (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTj ShivelyPiper's Got Pipes!Doppelbock
2ndBrett HighamHirendu's Previous Doppelbock Was BetterDoppelbockDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
3rdGordon MaugerFor Tim O.DoppelbockDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]

Table 10: German Wheat Beer (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBrian RowerThis Beer Is Bananas!Weissbier
2ndChristopher WeissRabenweizenDunkels WeissbierGreenbelt Brewers Association
3rdDavid AvilaHammer Down DunkelDunkels Weissbier

Table 11: British Bitter (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stNick WilsonEsbStrong BitterQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
2ndChris PapazianBb8.2Best Bitter
3rdBen SookyingBig Ben StrongStrong BitterBrew Knights [CA]

Table 12: Pale Commonwealth Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBrent HullAriel 1English Golden AleFairfield Fermentors Brew Club
2ndJustin ClaydenGondwana SparklingAustralian Sparkling Ale
3rdMichael StanishGolden BitterEnglish Golden Ale

Table 13: Brown British Beer (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMike SilvaMild ManneredDark MildDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
2ndDavid JacobyAiming FluidDark MildDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
3rdFred BrophyNaughty BoyEnglish Brown AleMash Heads

Table 14: Scottish and Irish (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBen SookyingHappy St. PappyIrish Red AleBrew Knights [CA]
2ndJared RowleyDublin Dry Irish StoutIrish StoutQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdJohn OrcuttRed AlertIrish Red AleBrewins

Table 16: Dark British Beer (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJason JustesonSweeeeet!Sweet StoutBrewing Borrachos
2ndRoland MontgomeryHotz OatsOatmeal StoutThe BrĂ¼ Club
3rdEli PalmaWhy Are You Hitting YourselfForeign Extra StoutQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)

Table 17: Strong British Ale (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stKenneth BerryThe Older I GetOld AleHumboldt Homebrewers
2ndJim RiffeBarry BezWee Heavy
3rdRobbie ProctorGranny's TippleEnglish BarleywineDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]

Table 18: Pale American Ale (22 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMatt MillerThe Beer Dreams From the TapAmerican Pale AleGreenbelt Brewers Association
2ndBrent HullHopthologyAmerican Pale AleFairfield Fermentors Brew Club
3rdMike NeiceMike's Pale AleAmerican Pale AlePhantom Homebrew

Table 19: Amber and Brown American Beer (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stGordon MaugerTime To Rake LeavesAmerican Brown AleDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
2ndMike DurrantBrown Otter AleAmerican Brown AleMASH831
3rdBen SookyingHappy In CommonCalifornia CommonBrew Knights [CA]

Table 20: American Porter and Stout (41 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMichael RiddleTricentennial StoutImperial StoutHOME
2ndJared RowleyStar Destroyer StoutAmerican StoutQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdKenneth BerryRobust Rye PorterAmerican PorterHumboldt Homebrewers

Table 21: American IPA (34 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stCraig NolanShut Out IPAAmerican IPA
2ndMike NeicePiggy Can't SeeAmerican IPAPhantom Homebrew
3rdSean BushJust Clowning IPAAmerican IPASociety of Barley Engineers

Table 22: Strong American Ale (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stRobert RimarDouble DuchessesDouble IPA
2ndMichael RiddleWheatwineWheatwineHOME
3rdSteven PadfieldLiability WaiverDouble IPA

Table 23: European Sour Ale (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBrett HighamInca Gueuze(r)GueuzeDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
2ndVito DelucchiEast HeatherFruit LambicDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
3rdBrett HighamOdotelik Flanders 2017Flanders Red AleDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]

Table 24: Belgian Ale (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMatthew CarrollBelgian WitWitbierPlacer Ultimate Brewing Society (PUBS)
2ndRobert CaseyBelgian Pale AleBelgian Pale AleMarin Society of Homebrewers (MaSH)
3rdMarcos SantannaWit's EndWitbier

Table 25: Strong Belgian Ale (22 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJoshua AdamsBelgian BlondeBelgian Blond Ale
2ndRobert CaseyBelgian SaisonSaisonMarin Society of Homebrewers (MaSH)
3rdJosh BaasGolden Strong BoiBelgian Golden Strong Ale

Table 26: Trappist Ale (22 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJosh BaasUltimate AlfBelgian Dark Strong Ale
2ndJosh BaasBaby AlfBelgian Dubbel
3rdKenneth BerryDevil On the Dark HorizonBelgian Dark Strong AleHumboldt Homebrewers

Table 27: Historical (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stEric RuffRhb GoseGoseDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
2ndJavier AldereteWhat Do You Mean By Light BeerPre-Prohibition LagerDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
3rdMichael LenharesLong Rifle AleKentucky Common

Table 28: American Wild Ale (21 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stVito DelucchiFaux'founeWild Specialty BeerDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
2ndEdward DemayoXlii Forty TwoMixed Fermentation Sour BeerMarin Society of Homebrewers (MaSH)
3rdEdward DemayoMostly HarmlessWild Specialty BeerMarin Society of Homebrewers (MaSH)

Table 29: Fruit Beer (22 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBrett WinquestApricot SaisonFruit BeerLevee Road Brewing
2ndJavier AldereteYou Fruity Imperialist Speciality Fruit BeerDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
3rdBrandi FlanaganPop! Berliner WeisseFruit BeerUndecided Homebrew Club

Table 30: Spiced Beer (31 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stVito DelucchiThiccc MintWinter Seasonal BeerDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
2ndMark AganPaisanos Coffee StoutSpice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdPaul BrownTaste Me You Will SeeSpice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]

Table 31: Specialty & Alternative Fermentables (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stChristos RennerGypsie In the WoodsExperimental BeerQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
2ndMichael SkeltonOchre SkelterAlternative Sugar Beer
3rdCarl TownsendGluten Reduced Pale AleAlternative Grain BeerPacific Gravity Home Brewers Club

Table 32: Smoked Beer (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJason SaternO-Smo-PoSpecialty Smoked BeerSonoma Beerocrats
2ndPaul BrownYour Life Burns FasterClassic Style Smoked BeerDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
3rdBill BensonBig Wood PorterSpecialty Smoked BeerFairfield Fermentors Brew Club

Table 33: Wood Beer (22 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stEli PalmaThe Monchichi Specialty Wood-Aged BeerQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
2ndMichael RiddleBourbon Barrel Imperial StoutSpecialty Wood-Aged BeerHOME
3rdThomas KwasniewskiMotor OilSpecialty Wood-Aged Beer

Table 35: Standard Cider and Perry (20 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stRobbie ProctorRuddy PommesEnglish CiderDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
2ndHirendu VaishnavMariposa EnglishEnglish CiderDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
3rdBrett WinquestApple CiderNew World CiderLevee Road Brewing

Table 36: Specialty Cider and Perry (19 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stPavel AnisimovSpecialty Cider Is Very Complicated Category... You Never Know What To Expect.Specialty Cider/PerryDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
2ndTim O'BrienPlumtasticSpecialty Cider/Perry
3rdBruce WilsonRedrumIce CiderMaltose Falcons

Table 37: Traditional Mead (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMichael RiddleBlueberry Blossom MeadSemi-Sweet MeadHOME
2ndRyan JonesBlackberry Honey Session MeadSemi-Sweet Mead
3rdHirendu VaishnavSweet Raspberry BlossomSweet MeadDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]

Table 38: Fruit Mead (20 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stPavel AnisimovWhere Do Bugs Go To Watch The Big Game? Apple-Bees. CyserDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
2ndPavel AnisimovHow Many Cherries Can You Fit In One Bottle? 72. I Had To Count That.Stone Fruit MeadDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
3rdMichael RiddleCherry MeadStone Fruit MeadHOME

Table 39: Spiced Mead (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJim PriceCoffee MochaSpice, Herb, or Vegetable MeadHangtown Association of Zymurgy Enthusiasts (HAZE)
2ndPavel AnisimovChocolate! Yah! More Chocolate! This Is Awesome!!! I Might Have A Sugar Shock, But Who Cares?Fruit and Spice MeadDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
3rdRoger TaylorRogers Apple PieFruit and Spice MeadMaltose Falcons

Table 40: Specialty Mead (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stPavel AnisimovHere's Another One, Brochet!!! I Can't Hear You... Louder!Experimental MeadDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
2ndDamien ClausonBriars, Bees and BeerBraggotDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]
3rdPavel AnisimovWhat Is A Dwojniak? I Don't Know But Judges Love It. Historical MeadDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) [CA]

Table 42: Specialty IPA (47 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stScott GroveRed Rye IPARye IPA
2ndBrett WinquestHop On the Juice WagonSpecialty IPALevee Road Brewing
3rdRhett BondKiller Dana White IPAWhite IPA