Thanks To All Who Participated in the 2017 Mayfaire Homebrew Competition

There were 335 entries judged and 135 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

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Best of Show Winners

Best of Show

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st John Aitchison 29.2 2010 Tupelo Mead 27.2: Varietal Honey Traditional Mead Maltose Falcons
1st Nick Corona Mustafa 22.1: Biere de Garde (French-Style Country Ale) QUAFF
2nd Malcolm Lieban Malcolm X-Tra Stout 17.3: Extra (Dry Irish-Style) Stout Doze
3rd Keith Kost Imperial Sweet Stout In Whiskey Barrel 26.3: Wood-Aged Beer, Whiskey Worts of Wisdom

Winning Entries

Category 1: American-style Pale and Dark Lager (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Nick Corona Gene Frenkle 1.3: American-Style Red Lager QUAFF
2nd Nick Corona Buddy Elf 1.2: American-Style Pre-Prohibition Lager QUAFF
3rd Jonathan Kissinger Three Frogs Rest In Peace 1.1: American-Style Pale Lager Worts Of Wisdom

Category 2: European-style Pale Lager (12 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Keith Kost Dortmunder 2.4: Dortmunder Export-Style Lager Worts of Wisdom
2nd Todd Slater
Co-Brewer: Matt Castellino
Toaktober Fest 2.4: Dortmunder Export-Style Lager Thousand Oaked homebrewers
3rd Michael Riordan Munich Helles 2.1: Munich-Style Helles N/A
HM Keith Kost German Pils 2.3: North German-Style Pils Worts of Wisdom

Category 3: American-style Wheat Ale and Cream Ale (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Nick Corona The Man With The Yellow Hat 3.1: American-Style Wheat Ale QUAFF
2nd Todd Slater
Co-Brewer: Matt Castellino
Easy Wheat 3.1: American-Style Wheat Ale Thousand Oaked homebrewers
3rd Bryan Hendrickson Pinchy Wet Toe 3.3: American-Style Cream Ale

Category 4: English-style Bitter Ale and Pale Ale (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Keith Kost Best Bitter 4.2: Special or Best Bitter Worts of Wisdom
2nd Aaron Mason
Co-Brewer: Aja Mason
Ivel Ale 4.4: English-Style Pale Ale HM2BC
3rd Jonathan Kissinger I Love My Cool Ship 4.1: Ordinary Bitter Worts Of Wisdom

Category 5: American-style Pale Ale (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Joshua Fogg Don’t Be Shy 5.1: American-Style Pale Ale Rhode Island Brewing Society
3rd Nick Corona George W. Bush 5.1: American-Style Pale Ale QUAFF

Category 6: Scottish-style Ales (13 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Nick Corona Frank "The Tank" Ricard 6.5: Wee Heavy (Strong Scotch Ale) QUAFF
2nd Nick Corona Steve Butabi 6.3: Export (80/-) QUAFF
3rd Nick Corona Renter 6.4: Irish Red Ale QUAFF

Category 7: India Pale Ale (14 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Nick Corona Eric Jonrosh 7.2: American-Style India Pale Ale QUAFF
2nd Joshua Fogg Flight Path II 7.2: American-Style India Pale Ale Rhode Island Brewing Society
3rd Chris Cambridge Newbomb Turk IPA 7.2: American-Style India Pale Ale Arizona Society of Homebrewers
HM Nick Corona Jacobim Mugatu 7.3: Black India Pale Ale QUAFF

Category 8: European-style Ale (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Keith Kost Kolsch 8.1: Kolsch-Style Ale Worts of Wisdom

Category 9: Amber and Dark Lager (22 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Todd Slater
Co-Brewer: Matt Castellino
Dunkel 9.4: Munich-Style Dunkel Thousand Oaked homebrewers
2nd Todd Slater
Co-Brewer: Matt Castellino
Toaked Fest 9.2: Marzen/Oktoberfest Thousand Oaked homebrewers
3rd Andy Ziskin
Co-Brewer: Jay Ellis & Vince Levalois
Vienna Legions 9.1: Vienna-Style Lager Maltose Falcons
HM Keith Kost Marzen 9.2: Marzen/Oktoberfest Worts of Wisdom

Category 10: American West Coast-style Beers (13 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Nick Corona Roger Clarvin 10.1: West Coast Extra Pale Ale QUAFF
2nd Gus Carrillo Amber Ale 10.3: American-Style Red and Amber Ale Maltose Falcons
3rd Miles McLennan LR Amber Ale 10.3: American-Style Red and Amber Ale QUAFF

Category 11: Brown Ale (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Nick Corona Brennan Huff 11.1: Mild Ale QUAFF
2nd James Hilbing Brown Ale #2 11.5: American-Style Brown Ale Strand Brewers' Club
3rd Nick Corona James King 11.4: Northern English-Style Brown Ale QUAFF

Category 12: Strong Ale and Old Ale (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Todd Slater
Co-Brewer: Matt Castellino
Morning Strong 12.3: American-Style Strong Ale Thousand Oaked homebrewers
2nd James Hilbing American Strong Ale 12.3: American-Style Strong Ale Strand Brewers' Club
3rd Malcolm Lieban
Co-Brewer: Michael Pires
Mr. J 12.1: Old Ale Doze

Category 13: Double IPA and Barleywine (17 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Miles McLennan LR DIPA 13.2: Double (Imperial) India Pale Ale QUAFF
2nd James Hilbing Wailing Cat Barleywine 2016 13.4: American-Style Barleywine Strand Brewers' Club
3rd Todd Slater
Co-Brewer: Matt Castellino & Adam Trabish
Bevarly Wine 13.4: American-Style Barleywine Thousand Oaked homebrewers
HM Adam Severi Imperial IPA 13.2: Double (Imperial) India Pale Ale Maltose falcons

Category 14: Northern European-style Strong Beers (15 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Nick Corona Big Earl 14.3: Imperial ("Russian") Stout QUAFF
2nd Israel Arrieta Abel 14.1: Dortmund-Style Adambier Maltose Falcons
3rd Todd Slater
Co-Brewer: Matt Castellino
Lagered Porter 14.2: Baltic-Style Porter Thousand Oaked homebrewers

Category 15: Bock (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Todd Slater
Co-Brewer: Matt Castellino
Dopple Play 15.4: Doppelbock Thousand Oaked homebrewers
2nd Curt Wittenberg Helles In A Handbasket 15.1: Maibock and Helles (Pale) Bock Society of Barley Engineers/QUAFF
3rd Kent Fletcher
Co-Brewer: Nancy Gold
Well Oil Beef Hooked 15.4: Doppelbock Maltose Falcons

Category 16: Porter (4 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Nick Corona Cam Brady 16.2: American-Style Porter QUAFF
2nd James Hilbing Seal Point Porter #5 16.2: American-Style Porter Strand Brewers' Club
3rd Kim Turner
Co-Brewer: Luis Michel
An Eagle Stout Porter 16.2: American-Style Porter Yeastside Brewers

Category 17: Stout (13 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Malcolm Lieban Malcolm X-Tra Stout 17.3: Extra (Dry Irish-Style) Stout Doze
2nd Ben Wallace
Co-Brewer: Aaron Rainwater
Ego Stout 17.1: Irish-Style (Dry) Draught Stout Yeastsiders
3rd Ashton Mills
Co-Brewer: Steve Wilson
Wilson Pickett Oatmeal Stout 17.4: Export and Oatmeal (Sweet English-Style) Stout Roads-End Brew Club

Category 18: German-style Wheat Beer (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Nick Corona Chazz Michael Michaels 18.2: Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen QUAFF
2nd Josh Jensen Weizen Heimer 18.6: Weizenbock Yeastside Brewers
3rd John Knott
Co-Brewer: Jason Naylor - Maltose Falcons
Roggenbier 18.5: Roggenbier (German Rye Beer)
HM Jeremy Stacy Traditional Berliner 18.4: Berliner Weisse Yeastside Brewers

Category 19: Belgian-style Abbey Ale (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Mike Neice B-1 19.4: Abbey Ale, Other
2nd Russell Frieder
Co-Brewer: Lauren Levy
D-Day Dubbel 19.1: Abbey Dubbel (Double) Ale Maltose Falcons
3rd John Knott
Co-Brewer: Jason Naylor - Maltose Falcons
Belgian Dubbel 19.1: Abbey Dubbel (Double) Ale
HM Derek Edinger Quadrupel Monk 19.3: Abbey Quadrupel (Quadruple) Ale Ithaca Practitioners of Alemaking

Category 20: Belgian-style Strong Ale (12 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Keith Kost Belgian Blond 20.1: Belgian Blond Ale Worts of Wisdom
2nd Keith Kost BGS 20.2: Belgian-Style Strong Golden Ale Worts of Wisdom
3rd Gus Carrillo Belgian Strong Dark 20.3: Belgian-Style Strong Dark Ale Maltose Falcons

Category 21: Belgian-style Specialty Ale (13 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Parker Waechter La Printaniere 21.3: Belgian IPA Pacific Gravity
2nd Jill Updyke Belgian Pale Ale 21.2: Belgian-Style Pale Ale Strand Brewers Club
3rd Gus Carrillo Bestial Devastation 21.5: Belgian-Style Specialty Ale, Other Maltose Falcons

Category 22: Farmhouse Ales (25 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Nick Corona Mustafa 22.1: Biere de Garde (French-Style Country Ale) QUAFF
2nd Ryan Penrod In Gourd We Trust 22.4: Wild Ales Strand Brewers Club
3rd Timothy Tieman Sunshine Suzy Saison 22.2: Saison (Spring/Summer)

Category 23: Belgian-style Sour Ale (12 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Andy Ziskin Peach Pucker 23.2: Fruit-Flavored Lambic-Style Ale and Faro Maltose Falcons
3rd Ben Elson Cadeau De La Vigne 23.2: Fruit-Flavored Lambic-Style Ale and Faro QUAFF

Category 24: Specialty Beer- Fruit/Vegetable & Herb/Spiced (19 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Reuben Shah Uncle Cherry Head 24.1: Fruit- and/or Vegetable-Flavored Beer Pacific Gravity
2nd Ben Wallace
Co-Brewer: Aaron Rainwater
Maple Pecan Pie Ale 24.2: Herb- and/or Spice-flavored Beer Yeastsiders
3rd Andrew Simsak Tulsi Holy Basil Saison 24.2: Herb- and/or Spice-flavored Beer
HM Keith Kost Raspberry Dark Sour Ale Aged In Oak 24.1: Fruit- and/or Vegetable-Flavored Beer Worts of Wisdom

Category 25: Specialty Beer - Experimental, Historical & Other (13 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Nick Corona Allen Gamble 25.1: Historical Beer QUAFF
2nd Jonathan Kissinger No Hopped BEER Just TEA 25.2: Experimental and Specialty Beer, Other Worts Of Wisdom
3rd Keith Kost Imperial Sweet Stout With Coffee In Whiskey Barrel 25.2: Experimental and Specialty Beer, Other Worts of Wisdom

Category 26: Specialty Beer - Smokes & Wood Aged (16 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Keith Kost Imperial Sweet Stout In Whiskey Barrel 26.3: Wood-Aged Beer, Whiskey Worts of Wisdom
2nd Parker Waechter L’Estivale 26.2: Smoke Beers, Other Pacific Gravity
3rd James Hilbing Oaked Old Ale #2 26.4: Wood-Aged Beer, Other Strand Brewers' Club
HM Keith Kost Rauchbier 26.1: Bavarian Rauch (smoke-flavored) Worts of Wisdom

Category 27: Mead (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st John Aitchison 29.2 2010 Tupelo Mead 27.2: Varietal Honey Traditional Mead Maltose Falcons
2nd John Aitchison 27.3 27.5: Melomel Maltose Falcons

Category 28: Cider (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tara Welfle Spiced Cider 28.3: Specialty Cider And Perry
2nd Andy Ziskin Blackberry Cider’s Bride 28.3: Specialty Cider And Perry Maltose Falcons