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Postby matt7215 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:57 pm

Bobsy wrote:Hi guys,

These were the categories judged. We're just waiting for English Pale Ales and Scottish / Irish Ales. No results until then. All categories were based off BJCP groupings - a few were merged if we had too few entries to judge a category, and a few were split where it made sense (e.g. we had 10 black IPAs in the specialty category so we figure it deserved it's own award).

Amber Hybrid
American Amber / Brown
APA
Belgian Specialty
Belgian Strong
Belgian Wits and Pales
Black IPA (split off from 23-specialty)
English Pale Ale
Fruit Beer
German Wheat and Rye
IPA/IIPA
Lager
Light Hybrid
Mead, Braggot, Cider and Perry
Milds, Stouts and Porters
Saison
Scottish and Irish Ales
Smoked / Rauchbier
Sour Ale
Specialty
Spiced / Herbed / Vegetable
Strong Ale
Strong Specialty (split off from 23-specialty)
Wood-Aged Beer

This year's entries were phenomenal, and as a homebrewer I feel humbled. Every winner should be immensely prude - there wasn'y a single soft category in the bunch.


have all the catagories been judged now??
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Postby Peter Collins » Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:03 pm

How about now? LOL
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Postby Bobsy » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:45 pm

All have been judged and results will be emailed tonight to all participants. We'll also get em posted up online when someone gets the time! I actually had them all typed up and good to go yesterday, but it takes a long time to put 88 email addresses in the bcc field!
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Postby matt7215 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:52 pm

Bobsy wrote:All have been judged and results will be emailed tonight to all participants. We'll also get em posted up online when someone gets the time! I actually had them all typed up and good to go yesterday, but it takes a long time to put 88 email addresses in the bcc field!


thx for the update
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Postby grub » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:54 pm

would it really have taken longer to copy+paste the results than to make that reply? ;)

post it! post it! :)
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Postby Bobsy » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:50 pm

The email is sent, so here are the results!

First off we would like to thank you for entering this year's Toronto Beer Week Homebrew Contest and making it a huge success. We had 247 entries over 24 categories, and the quality was remarkable and a testament to the strength of our homebrewing scene. Unfortunately there could only be 24 winners. Those winning gold will advance through to the second round, which will occur at the Great Lakes Harvest Fest this coming weekend, and will be judged by brewers or representatives from five breweries. If you've made it through to the second round you have won something, and how you place in that round will determine what. We have also awarded silver and bronze awards to the 2nd and 3rd placing beers in each category. You may not have won a prize but you should be damn proud of doing well in a very hard fought contest! Feedback on individual entries will start filtering through after TBW is over. We're slow typers, so please excuse us for the delay...

Anyway, without further delay, here are the results:

Amber Hybrid

Gold: Tony McNelly – California Common
Silver: Graham McGregor – Cali Common
Bronze: Victor North – Burnt Vienna

American Amber and Brown Ales

Gold: David Thompson – Hazelnut Brown Nectar
Silver: Scott White and Pete Thompson – Big Brown
Bronze: Mark Coté – Willy the Moose

American Pale Ale

Gold: Chris George – Lake Walk Pale Ale
Silver: Devon Golding – Cit-r-ass down! APA
Bronze: Andy Robinson – Townshend Pale Ale

Belgian Specialty Ales

Gold: Charles Fajgenbaum – Rouge Blanc
Silver: Greg Simpson – Scarlett Tart
Bronze: Christopher Bourdages – HBC Petersbier

Belgian Strong Ale

Gold: Tim Gregory – Doc’s Feet Dubbel
Silver: Hirsch Goodman and Kevin Snow – The RAMBAM
Bronze: Kyle Teichert – In Brugges Golden Ale

Belgian Wits and Pale Ales

Gold : Graham McGregor – Chamomile Wit
Silver: Ryan Demler – Honey Rye Golden Ale
Bronze: Devon Golding – Trade Wits

Black IPA

Gold: Jeremy Skorochid – The Nightman Cometh
Silver: Duncan Rodger – Hop Will Eat Itself
Bronze: Jeremy Coghill – Black Hearted Ale

English Pale Ale

Gold: Nicholas Verlaine - Springer Premium Bitter
Silver: Nick Perry - House of Perry ESB
Bronze: Peter Friesen - Lauren’s Light Ale

Fruit Beer

Gold: Eric Ecclestone and Russ Burdick – Monk’s Elixir
Silver: Kyle Teichert – All That Jazz – Raspberry Wild Ale
Bronze: Tim Keating and Brian Hovsepian – ManCave Prehistoric Raspberry Wheat

German Wheat and Rye Beer

Gold: Patrick Hirlehey – First Blood
Silver: Ed Lebland – St Maximin’s Weizen Bock
Bronze: Douglas Parker and Jennifer Elliott – Bantam Wheat

IPA and IIPA

Gold: Trevor Green - Buford’s Nightmare IPA
Silver: Devon Golding – Cit-r-ass Down! IPA
Bronze: Raynard Lohleit – The Perfect Strom

Lager

Gold: Victor North – Stanza
Silver: Victor North – Strophe
Bronze: Ed Leblang – Labanger Pilsner

Light Hybrid Beer

Gold: Dan Poulin – 11-005 Creme Ale
Silver: Jeremy Skorochid – Wheat Beer
Bronze: Jordan Rainhard – Homecoming Ale

Mead, Braggot, Cider and Perry

Gold: Ryan Demler and Lauren Thompson – Grange Mead
Silver: Ryan Demler and Lauren Thompson – Grange Estate Perry
Bronze: Eric Ecclestone and Russ Burdick – Frostbitten Moongoat of the North

Milds, Stouts and Porters

Gold: Jeremy Skorochid – Coffee Stout
Silver: Kyle Teichert – The Imp – Imperial Milk Porter
Bronze Spencer McCormack – Stormy Night Stout

Saison

Gold: David Thompson – Cellar Door Saison
Silver: Kyle McKenzie and Sean Smith – Turn, Turn, Turn
Bronze: Graham McGregor: French Saison

Scottish and Irish Ales

Gold: Mike Bray - Astorien Red
Silver: Devon Golding - Doc Scottish 60/-
Bronze: Andy Robinson – Off Kilter

Smoked Ales and Rauchbiers

Gold: Kyle Teichert – Annihilatrix Imperial Smoked Stout
Silver: Zack Weinberg – German Smoked Robust Porter
Bronze: Zack Weinberg – Claaasic

Sour Ale

Gold: Matt Macdonald – A Bee A Burr
Silver: Matt Macdonald – Gettin Oude
Bronze: Eric Ecclestone and Russ Burdick – Berliner Weisse

Specialty

Gold: Jacob Schmidt – Bohemian Rhapsody
Silver: Rein Taul – Helen’s Cellar
Bronze: Hircsh Goodman and Kevin Snow – Gluten Free Maple Stout

Spice, Herb and Vegetable Beer

Gold: Zack Weinberg – Kama Stoutra Indian Imperial Stout
Silver: Rein Taul – Wit Dream
Bronze: Greg Simpson – Tall Dark Stranger

Strong Ale

Gold: Jeremy Skorochid – Barleywine
Silver: Eric Ecclestone and Russ Burdick – Old Toby
Bronze: Kyle Teichert – Honey Nugget Barleywine

Strong Specialty

Gold: Eric Ecclestone and Russ Burdick – Tribute
Silver: Duncan Rodger – Lumumba
Bronze: Zack Weinberg – Imperial Winter Wheat

Wood-aged Beer

Gold: Djordje Todrovic, Steve Cameron and Jay Coggins – DJS’ Jaw Breaker
Silver: Victor North – Rock-Dunder Stout
Bronze: Kyle Teichert – Captain Murphy Oak BSDA
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Postby grub » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:08 pm

woohoo! 5 medals? kickass! definitely looking forward to seeing the final round judging. any other gold medal winners planning to attend GL for the event next weekend? might be fun to bring some of those beers along...
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Postby phirleh » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:01 pm

Very cool indeed! I got a gold for my Blood Orange Hefe. I wish I could get down there for the finals.
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Postby matt7215 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:08 pm

Bobsy wrote:
Sour Ale

Gold: Matt Macdonald – A Bee A Burr
Silver: Matt Macdonald – Gettin Oude



woohoo!
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Postby matt7215 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:08 pm

grub wrote:woohoo! 5 medals? kickass! definitely looking forward to seeing the final round judging. any other gold medal winners planning to attend GL for the event next weekend? might be fun to bring some of those beers along...


very good chance i will go
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Postby icemachine » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:48 pm

3rd place in the English pale Ale, I'm happy about that :)
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Postby Hamilton Brian » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:53 pm

Congrats to all the winners and competitors. We were hoping to place in all 4 categories we entered but given this was our first time entering a comp ever, I'll take the bronze for the raspberry wheat. It was the first fruit ale I ever brewed and was so problematic from the time the fruit made its appearance, I thought it was a goner and vowed never to mess with fruit again.
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Postby Tapsucker » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:44 am

Two silvers! Definitely a pleasant surprise for me give the quality of the field. Congrats to all who participated. For me it's an honour to be in your company.

And thanks to the judges and organizers for all the hard work. I'll donate towards liver massages. :lol:
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Postby duncan » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:38 am

Happy with my two silvers. Looking forward to getting some certified feedback on my entries. :)
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Postby Bonesey » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:45 am

Double Gold!

Hazelnut Brown Ale
Cellar Door Saison

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