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Thanks to all who participated in the 2024 Maltose Falcon's Mayfaire.

There were 393 entries judged and 156 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTrevor McGuireAn Ode To Roy Mustang6B: RauchbierDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
2ndJake McQueenHalfcolt18B: American Pale AleLauter Day Brewers
3rdMasahiro KitanoMatchahh!30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)

Winning Entries

Table 1: Light American Beers (13 entries)

1stJason Dunn MHPI Suggest You Let That One Marinate1C: Cream AleInland Empire Brewers
2ndGuy GradyS-Town Light1A: American Light LagerCentral Arkansas Fermenters

Table 2: Czech and International Lagers (29 entries)

1stRobbie Proctor
Co-Brewer: Paul Brown
Polotmavy Paul And The Decoction Kid3C: Czech Amber Lager
2ndJeff Case MHPIs Mosaic A New Zealand Hop?LSX5: New Zealand PilsnerQUAFF
3rdJeff Case MHPBorder Crossing2B: International Amber LagerQUAFF

Table 3: Pale Malty German Lagers (5 entries)

1stRoss Stuart MHPFestbier4B: FestbierArizona Society of Homebrewers

Table 4: Pale Hoppy German Lagers (14 entries)

1stMike Neice MHPIn The Light5D: German PilsBarley Bandits
2ndJoe St. JohnK Pils5D: German PilsYeastside Brewers
3rdEli Palma MHPPantunfla5B: KölschQUAFF

Table 5: Amber German Beers (10 entries)

1stTrevor McGuire MHPAn Ode To Roy Mustang6B: RauchbierDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
2ndMichael Riddle
Co-Brewer: Alex Riddle
Old Man7B: AltbierHOME
3rdEdward O'NeillVienna On My Mind7A: Vienna LagerSTL Brewminati

Table 6: Dark German Lager (7 entries)

1stMichael Riddle
Co-Brewer: Alex Riddle
May The Schwarz Be With You8B: SchwarzbierHOME
2ndJason Dunn MHP
Co-Brewer: Mandy Porter
Who's The Boss Now?8B: SchwarzbierInland Empire Brewers
3rdEli Palma MHPNight Harvest 8A: Munich DunkelQUAFF

Table 7: Bock (6 entries)

1stJim Williamson MHPLook Who's Bock6C: Dunkels Bock
2ndMichael Riddle
Co-Brewer: Alex Riddle
One Goat In A Boat6C: Dunkels BockHOME
3rdMichael Riddle
Co-Brewer: Alex Riddle
Two Goats In A Boat9A: Doppelbock HOME

Table 8: Strong Ales (29 entries)

1stBenjamin Frymark MHPThe Close Talker9C: Baltic PorterQUAFF
2ndFritz Schanz MHPStearman's English Barleywine17D: English Barley Wine
3rdJosh Akin MHPDirk Diggler Draft17C: Wee HeavyQUAFF

Table 9: European Wheat Beers (18 entries)

1stPeter Johann
Co-Brewer: Alyssa Renskers
Sam's And For Parents10A: WeissbierLong Beach Homebrewers
2ndCraig Corley285 - SA7 - GM Wheat10A: WeissbierPacific Gravity Home Brewers Club
3rdThomas Musquiez MHPAmerica Runs On Dunkels10B: Dunkels WeissbierSan Antonio Cerveceros

Table 10: English Bitter Ales (5 entries)

1stMatthew Johnsen MHPCaptain Carter11C: Strong BitterRock Hoppers Brew Club
2ndRoss Stuart MHPEnglish IPA12C: English IPAArizona Society of Homebrewers
3rdMike Neice MHPDown By The Seaside12B: Australian Sparkling AleBarley Bandits

Table 11: UK Brown Ales (18 entries)

1stMichael Rensing MHPEver Thus To Dead Beats14C: Scottish ExportCider, Homebrew, And Mead Production Specialists (CHAMPS)
2ndJared Rowley MHPDapper Dog13A: Dark MildQUAFF
3rdTricia Gallant
Co-Brewer: Jamie Gallant
British Brown13B: British Brown AleQUAFF

Table 12: Irish Beers (12 entries)

1stRoss Stuart MHPIrish Red15A: Irish Red AleArizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndStephen Schmitt MHP
Co-Brewer: Tom Moes
Tom's Irish Red15A: Irish Red AleEvanston Homebrew Club
3rdRyan RivasGothness 15B: Irish StoutSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)

Table 13: English Stout (10 entries)

1stMichael FrennTropical Stout16C: Tropical StoutNevada County Homebrewing Association
2ndAllan PolkExperimental Stout16D: Foreign Extra StoutQUAFF
3rdKevin Holt
Co-Brewer: Brandon Holt
Black Abyss Stout16A: Sweet StoutQUAFF

Table 14: American Light Colored Ales (16 entries)

1stJake McQueen MHPHalfcolt18B: American Pale AleLauter Day Brewers
2ndBrian YoungCali49a18B: American Pale Ale
3rdJoe St. JohnLunch Pale18B: American Pale AleYeastside Brewers

Table 15: American Amber and Brown Beers (13 entries)

1stMike Schilling
Co-Brewer: Chris Taylor
Mischief Managed19B: California CommonThousand Oaked Homebrewers
2ndMichael Riddle
Co-Brewer: Alex Riddle
Downtown Brown19C: American Brown AleHOME
3rdScot BeidelmanNot Leroy19C: American Brown AleMaltose Falcons

Table 16: American Dark Ales (20 entries)

1stMichael FrennAmerican Porter20A: American PorterNevada County Homebrewing Association
2ndMichael Riddle
Co-Brewer: Alex Riddle
Tricentennial Stout20C: Imperial StoutHOME
3rdRobert Baker
Co-Brewer: Karissa Curatolo
Imperial Over Metric Stout20C: Imperial StoutInland Empire Brewers

Table 17: IPA (32 entries)

1stRobert Dugan MHPKanye Loves Juice Again21C: Hazy IPAThe Brü Club
2ndMike Neice MHPHoppy Face21B: Specialty IPA Barley Bandits
3rdChris SoteloCaptain Nectaron21A: American IPALong Beach Homebrewers

Table 18: Sour Ales (6 entries)

1stJeff Mathiowetz MHPYou Drank What With A Straw?23A: Berliner WeisseMaltose Falcons
2ndKyle HuffordJune Creek23F: Fruit Lambic Santa Barbara Brewing Society
3rdMasahiro KitanoGozehh!23G: GoseSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)

Table 19: Belgian Pale Ales (11 entries)

1stDaniel Sepulveda
Co-Brewer: Thomas Martois
Lovelorn 25A: Belgian Blond AleLong Beach Homebrewers
2ndFritz Schanz MHPStearman's Belgian Golden Strong25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
3rdScot BeidelmanI'm From Out Of Town24B: Belgian Pale AleMaltose Falcons

Table 20: Farmhouse Ales (19 entries)

1stRobbie Proctor
Co-Brewer: Brett Higham
Solera Saison28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
2ndDoug Walker MHPFille De La Ferme25B: Saison Inland Empire Brewers
3rdKyle HuffordBuckwheat Saison28A: Brett Beer Santa Barbara Brewing Society

Table 21: Trappist Ales (14 entries)

1stFritz Schanz MHPStearman's Belgian Dark Strong26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
2ndErnest HedbergBetter With Friends Belgian 26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleQUAFF
3rdCraig Corley287 - Single #526A: Belgian SinglePacific Gravity Home Brewers Club

Table 22: Traditional & Historic Beers (10 entries)

1stPatrick LeonVictualler's Top Shelf27A7: Pre-Prohibition PorterQUAFF
2ndMatt Young MHPDark Persuasion 27A2: Kentucky CommonOrange County Mash Ups
3rdCurtis Ritter MHPCommonwealth27A2: Kentucky CommonOrange County Mash Ups

Table 23: Fruit Beers (11 entries)

1stMasahiro KitanoGuavahh!29A: Fruit Beer SoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
2ndKyle HuffordDose29A: Fruit Beer Santa Barbara Brewing Society
3rdFritz Schanz MHPStearman's Grape Ale29D: Grape Ale

Table 24: Spiced Beers (17 entries)

1stMasahiro KitanoMatchahh!30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer SoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
2ndDoug Brown MHPThe P.S.L. B.O.S.S.30B: Autumn Seasonal Beer QUAFF
3rdRick MoralesHolidays In The Sun 30C: Winter Seasonal Beer Maltose Falcons

Table 25: Smoke and Wood Aged Beers (16 entries)

1stDoug Brown MHPCognac BA Oui Frere33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer QUAFF
2ndMike Neice MHPBeetlejuice II33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Barley Bandits
3rdRobbie ProctorGranny In A Barrel33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Table 26: Experimental Beers (3 entries)

1stMichael Riddle
Co-Brewer: Alex Riddle
Sake Rice Kolsch31A: Alternative Grain Beer HOME

Table 27: Ciders (8 entries)

1stMichael Rensing MHPDan's Super Secret Cider RecipeC2F: Specialty Cider/Perry Cider, Homebrew, And Mead Production Specialists (CHAMPS)
2ndAgustin MartinezSpiced CiderC2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices
3rdCurtis Ritter MHPCherries Aren't Only For PieC2B: Cider with Other Fruit Orange County Mash Ups

Table 28: Mead (21 entries)

1stDeborah & Marc Prichard MHPP No RM2B: PymentRed Earth Brewers
2ndAgustin MartinezLemon HydromelM2E: Melomel
3rdJosh Akin MHPHallie BerryM2C: Berry Mead QUAFF