Thanks to all who participated in the DRAFT Brewfest.

There were 203 entries judged and 90 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
2ndAdam YoungBaverica4A: Munich HellesOak Park Homebrewers, Oak Park, IL
4thJoshua BoldtQuincentennial Lager6A: MarzenJefferson County Home Brewers
HMGreg Schmidt
Co-Brewer: Maddy Schmidt, Phil Didion
Schmidion Belgian Dark Strong! 26D: Belgian Dark Strong Aleblotarian brewing league

Best of Show – Cider

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMichael WilcoxSorry For PerryingC1E: Traditional PerryKCBM

Best of Show – Mead

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
3rdJoseph HarringtonCherrioM2D: Stone Fruit MeadDRAFT

Winning Entries

Category 1: Standard American Beer (5 entries)

1stChris BaumannFlavored Water1A: American Light Lager
3rdNathan LevengoodLawnmower Man1C: Cream Ale

Category 3: Czech Lager (2 entries)

2ndAaron MarcheskiHouses Of The Holy3B: Czech Premium Pale Lager

Category 4: Pale Malty European Lager (8 entries)

1stAdam YoungBaverica4A: Munich Helles
2ndAaron MarcheskiSamtoberfest4B: Festbier
3rdIan BockBocktoberfest4B: Festbier

Category 5: Pale Bitter European Beer (4 entries)

1stMatthew WhiteLawnmower5B: Kolsch
3rdMichael WilcoxHelles For Children5A: German Leichtbier

Category 6: Amber, Malty European Lager (5 entries)

1stJoshua BoldtQuincentennial Lager6A: Marzen
2ndAaron MarcheskiTales Of A Scorched Kettle 6C: Dunkels Bock
3rdBen MartinSmokey The Beer6B: Rauchbier

Category 7: Amber, Hoppy European Beer (3 entries)

2ndMatt FitzgeraldDusseldorf Altbier7B: Altbier

Category 8: Dark European Lager (3 entries)

HMJim RupertChangeling8B: Schwarzbier

Category 9: Strong European Lager (2 entries)

1stNathan LevengoodComrade Porter9C: Baltic Porter
3rdJim RupertHabitual Offender9C: Baltic Porter

Category 10: German Wheat Beer (6 entries)

2ndTom CoxHarvest Moon Hefe10A: Weissbier

Category 11: English Bitters (7 entries)

1stJim RupertMoneyball11C: Strong Bitter
2ndJim RupertSore Loser11A: Ordinary Bitter
3rdDavid MangelsBlimey Ordinary Bitter11A: Ordinary Bitter

Category 12: Pale English Beer (1 entry)

1stGreg HintonBrexitlicious English IPA12C: English IPA

Category 13: Brown English Beer (8 entries)

2ndEric DyeA Child’s Mild13A: Dark Mild

Category 14: Scottish Ale (1 entry)

1stGary BlackBlack’s Mid Watch14C: Scottish Export

Category 15: Irish Beer (4 entries)

2ndAdam WinterodSubterranean Homesick Blues15A: Irish Red Ale
3rdAaron MarcheskiIrish Brown15A: Irish Red Ale

Category 16: Dark British Beer (4 entries)

3rdBrian Ruswinkle
Co-Brewer: Jimmy Noble
Sweet Stout16A: Sweet Stout

Category 17: Strong British Ale (7 entries)

1stAaron MarcheskiCandyman17C: Wee Heavy
2ndKent Kirkendall
Co-Brewer: Brent Kuhlman
Matilda17D: English Barleywine
3rdAshley Whitney-Rawls4 Hours17D: English Barleywine

Category 18: Pale American Ale (9 entries)

1stAdam YoungReturn Of Quanah18B: American Pale Ale
2ndKent Kirkendall
Co-Brewer: Eric Cunningham
Lonely At The Karaoke Bar18B: American Pale Ale
3rdJustin Molenaur
Co-Brewer: Penny Molenaur
Mandarina Blonde18A: Blonde Ale

Category 19: Amber and Brown American Beer (5 entries)

2ndKent Kirkendall
Co-Brewer: Eric Cunningham
Lonely At The Karaoke Bar19A: American Amber Ale
3rdBill BeckerRed Fern19A: American Amber Ale

Category 20: American Porter and Stout (6 entries)

1stMichael WilcoxNone More Black20C: Imperial Stout
1stAdam WinterodThe Spirit Is Willing But The Flesh Is Spongy And Bruised20A: American Porter
2ndJim RupertSolstice20C: Imperial Stout
HMNathaniel PahlRobust Porter20A: American Porter

Category 21: IPA (12 entries)

2ndGreg HintonUrban Blight IPA21A: American IPA
3rdDaniel CalzarettaSummer21A: American IPA
HMDan ReeveNE IPA #921A: American IPA

Category 23: European Sour Ale (9 entries)

1stJames FairclothAdi’s Gueuze23E: Gueuze
2ndTom MorganI Love Oly23F: Fruit Lambic
3rdKent Kirkendall
Co-Brewer: Brent Kuhlman
15 Flanders23B: Flanders Red Ale

Category 24: Belgian Ale (4 entries)

1stBill BeckerInspectors Humor24A: Witbier
3rdNathaniel PahlBelgian Witbier 24A: Witbier

Category 25: Strong Belgian Ale (12 entries)

1stAaron MarcheskiFairies Wear Boots25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
2ndMatt FitzgeraldRye Saison25B: Saison
3rdTom MorganLoup Garou25B: Saison
HMPhilip BlosserC’est La Saison25B: Saison

Category 26: Trappist Ale (9 entries)

1stGreg Schmidt
Co-Brewer: Maddy Schmidt, Phil Didion
Schmidion Belgian Dark Strong! 26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
2ndMichael McCaffreySweaty Monk26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
3rdEric DyeKya’s Quad26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
HMEric DyeThe 33’rd Tripel26C: Belgian Tripel

Category 27: Historical Beer (1 entry)

4thJim RupertLeaf Hopper27A: Historical Beer

Category 28: American Wild Ale (13 entries)

1stMatthew LakotaBrett Saison With Peaches28C: Wild Specialty Beer
2ndMatthew White
Co-Brewer: Aaron Loy
Brett Sesh28A: Brett Beer
3rdAshley Whitney-Rawls
Co-Brewer: The Barrel Group
Dark American Sour With Cherries28C: Wild Specialty Beer

Category 29: Fruit Beer (7 entries)

1stDave LoweSledgehammer Sour 29C: Speciality Fruit Beer
2ndNathan LevengoodKey Lime Cream Time29A: Fruit Beer
3rdBrian DoneganFruit Beer29A: Fruit Beer
HMDaniel CalzarettaDog Days Blackberry Saison29A: Fruit Beer

Category 30: Spiced Beer (7 entries)

1stBill BeckerChili Bloke30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndBrian DoneganSweet Stout30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdBrian Ruswinkle
Co-Brewer: Jimmy Noble
Peanut Butter Maple Porter30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Category 33: Wood Beer (8 entries)

1stGreg Kirkland
Co-Brewer: George Farmer
Rye Barrel Porter33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndJim RupertBlack Out Solstice33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
3rdMatthew WhiteBA Bean Nut33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Category 34: Specialty Beer (8 entries)

1stJason KusowskiThey Call Me Mr. Peanut Butter34C: Experimental Beer
2ndJim RupertHappy Place34C: Experimental Beer
3rdBrian DoneganMixed Style Beer34B: Mixed-Style Beer
HMJason KusowskiNot Sprite34C: Experimental Beer

Category C1: Standard Cider and Perry (2 entries)

1stMichael WilcoxSorry For PerryingC1E: Traditional Perry
2ndTom MorganMe No Undertstand ComputersC1A: New World Cider

Category C2: Specialty Cider and Perry (2 entries)

3rdJames FairclothLana - Wild Fermentation CiderC2A: New England Cider

Category M2: Fruit Mead (8 entries)

1stJoseph HarringtonCherrioM2D: Stone Fruit Mead
3rdMichael WilcoxGStrong Palate Test Mead #4M2C: Berry Mead

Category M4: Specialty Mead (2 entries)

2ndAndrew HalseyPanty Raiders Of The ApocalypseM4C: Experimental Mead