Thanks To All Who Participated in the Half Pints Pro/Am Brew Challenge

There were 401 entries judged and 165 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

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Thank you for your interest in the Half Pints Pro/Am Brew Challenge organized by The Winnipeg Brew Bombers. Be sure to read the competition rules.

Best of Show Winners

BOS - Beer

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BOS - Cider

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BOS - Mead

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Winning Entries 

Category 1: Light Lager (13 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Wolfgang Hoess
Co-Brewer: Big Surf Beer Company
Big Surf Laid Back Lager 1B: Standard American Lager
2nd David Rudge
Co-Brewer: Chris Young, Jeremy Wells
Queer Beer 1D: Munich Helles
3rd Jared Carlberg Holzwickeder Lagerbier 1E: Dortmunder Export River City Brewers

Category 2: Pilsner (20 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jean Gadoua 27 Pilsener 2B: Bohemian Pilsener none
2nd Jared Carlberg G-Pils 2A: German Pilsner (Pils) River City Brewers
3rd Scott Tackaberry Myk Gyver’s Pilsener 2C: Classic American Pilsner Winnipeg Brew Bombers

Category 3: European Amber Lager (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jared Carlberg O-Fest 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen River City Brewers
2nd Greg Zeniuk Dr. Oktavious 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen EHG
3rd Geordan Saunders Spring Break 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen KABOB

Category 4: Dark Lager (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jared Carlberg Club Brew Schwarz 4C: Schwarzbier River City Brewers
2nd Doug Ellertson Ole Dunkel 4B: Munich Dunkel Edmonton Hombrewer's Guild
3rd Greg Zeniuk Arnold Schwartzenlager 4C: Schwarzbier EHG

Category 5: Bock (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jared Carlberg Goat Of Mendes 5C: Doppelbock River City Brewers
2nd Jared Carlberg Otto II 5D: Eisbock River City Brewers
3rd Jared Carlberg New Year’s Bock 5B: Traditional Bock River City Brewers

Category 6: Light Hybrid Beer (15 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jared Carlberg Cream In My Jeans 6A: Cream Ale River City Brewers
2nd Doug Ellertson Wheatzer 6D: American Wheat or Rye Beer Edmonton Hombrewer's Guild
3rd Tyrone Keep Kolsch 6C: Kolsch Saskatoon Headhunters

Category 7: Amber Hybrid Beer (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jonas Hurtig Cali Steamer 7B: California Common Beer Cowtown Yeast Wranglers
2nd Rob Doerksen Pier 179 7B: California Common Beer Cowtown Yeast Wranglers
3rd Lee Hillman Over Done Alt 7A: Northern German Altbier

Category 8: English Pale Ale (15 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jared Carlberg Woody Lake Special Bitter 8B: Special/Best/Premium Bitter River City Brewers
2nd David Rudge
Co-Brewer: Chris Young, Jeremy Wells
Bulldog Amber Ale 8B: Special/Best/Premium Bitter
3rd Matthew Atkins Herc’s Extra Strong Bitter 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) Edmonton Homerbrewer's Guild

Category 9: Scottish and Irish Ale (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Mark Borowski Willy B Red 9D: Irish Red Ale Winnipeg Brew Bombers
2nd Jared Carlberg Brewpub Red 9D: Irish Red Ale River City Brewers
3rd Wolfgang Hoess
Co-Brewer: Prohibition Brewing Company
Prohibition Smuggler Scotch Ale 9B: Scottish Heavy 70/-

Category 11: English Brown Ale (13 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jared Carlberg Mild 11A: Mild River City Brewers
2nd Greg Zeniuk SOB Brown 11B: Southern English Brown Ale EHG
3rd Alvaro Reyes Mild 2.0 11A: Mild Vanbrewers

Category 12: Porter (16 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st David Rudge
Co-Brewer: Chris Young, Jeremy Wells
Pothole Porter 12C: Baltic Porter
2nd Cedric Dauchot PowTown 12A: Brown Porter
3rd Markus Ebner Xebby’s Brown Porter 12A: Brown Porter Cowtown Yeast Wranglers

Category 13: Stout (29 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Geordan Saunders Ursa Minor 13E: American Stout KABOB
2nd Alvaro Reyes Milk Run Stout 13B: Sweet Stout Vanbrewers
3rd Mark Atkinson Doctor’s Orders 13C: Oatmeal Stout BrewVIC

Category 14: India Pale Ale (IPA) (37 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Jared Carlberg River City IPA 14B: American IPA River City Brewers

Category 15: German Wheat and Rye Beer (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ivan Kozoletov Haroldweizen 15A: Weizen/Weissbier
2nd Adam Olson Not So Wise Weissen 15A: Weizen/Weissbier RCMB
3rd Greg Zeniuk Ice Dam Dunkle 15B: Dunkelweizen EHG

Category 16: Belgian and French Ale (33 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Dave Janssen Doehnel Malt Saison 16C: Saison BrewVIC
2nd David Rudge
Co-Brewer: Chris Young, Jeremy Wells
Saison De La Ceinture Flechee 16C: Saison
3rd Doug Ellertson Blass Ale 16B: Belgian Pale Ale Edmonton Hombrewer's Guild

Category 17: Sour Ale (13 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st David Rudge
Co-Brewer: Chris Young, Jeremy Wells
Old Red Barn 17B: Flanders Red Ale
2nd Sean Richens Lambic 2010 17D: Straight (Unblended) Lambic Winnipeg Brew Bombers
3rd Ken Yost Row On Row 17B: Flanders Red Ale River City of Manitoba Brewers

Category 18: Belgian Strong Ale (15 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Markus Ebner Xebby’s Belgian Mistress 18A: Belgian Blond Ale Cowtown Yeast Wranglers
2nd Ivan Kozoletov Belgian Dubbel 18B: Belgian Dubbel
3rd Greg Zeniuk St.Greggorius 18B: Belgian Dubbel EHG

Category 19: Strong Ale (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jared Carlberg Disasterwine 19B: English Barleywine River City Brewers
2nd David Rudge
Co-Brewer: Chris Young
Burlywine (2008) 19B: English Barleywine
3rd David Freeman Old Ale #1 19A: Old Ale ALES

Category 20: Fruit Beer (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Greg Zeniuk Rasp - N- Tart 20A: Fruit Beer EHG
2nd Casey Murray
Co-Brewer: Leanne Kadyschuk
Flatland Reserve 20A: Fruit Beer Headhunters
3rd Walter Martin
Co-Brewer: Al Ilsley
Cherry Porter 20A: Fruit Beer ALES Club

Category 21: Spice/Herb/Vegatable Beer (28 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Dean Kelly Simcoe Spruce 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Saskatoon Headhunters
2nd David Rudge
Co-Brewer: Chris Young, Jeremy Wells
Stir Stick Stout 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rd Justin Shead
Co-Brewer: Scott Higgins, Ken Sandilands, Alex Wall, Colin Charles
Ginger Puncher 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer E.L.Alers

Category 22: Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer (19 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ken Yost Valley Of Death 22C: Wood-Aged Beer River City of Manitoba Brewers
2nd David Rudge
Co-Brewer: Chris Young, Jeremy Wells
$ellout $tout 22C: Wood-Aged Beer
3rd David Rudge
Co-Brewer: Chris Young, Jeremy Wells
Smoktoberfest 22A: Classic Rauchbier

Category 23: Specialty Beer (14 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Justin MacNeill Capital Rye-Ot 23A: Specialty Beer Member of Barleyment
2nd Mark Borowski Ruby Gloom 23A: Specialty Beer Winnipeg Brew Bombers
3rd Duncan Rodger
Co-Brewer: Karver Whitmell
Pict Yer Poison 23A: Specialty Beer

Category 24: Traditional Mead (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Darrin Sayers Orion’s Tears 24B: Semi-Sweet Mead
2nd Jason Newton Stange Brew 24B: Semi-Sweet Mead Vanbrewers
3rd David Phillips Meed Some Nead 24A: Dry Mead Winnipeg Brew Bombers

Category 25: Melomel (Fruit Mead) (3 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Walter Martin Sparkling Cherry Mead 25C: Other Fruit Melomel ALES Club
2nd Neil Selluski Cougar Juice 2.0 25C: Other Fruit Melomel
3rd Dean Kelly G-Rasp The Flavour 25C: Other Fruit Melomel Saskatoon Headhunters

Category 26: Other Mead (3 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tyyne Petrowski Festive Cranberry 26C: Open Category Mead
2nd Roger Mollot Ruby Ginger Mead 26C: Open Category Mead Winnipeg Brew Bombers
3rd Roger Mollot Apple Pie Mead 26C: Open Category Mead Winnipeg Brew Bombers

Category 27: Standard Cider and Perry (4 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Chad McCarthy Simple Cider 27A: Common Cider VanBrewers
2nd Cedric Gillott Rescue Me 27A: Common Cider Headhunters
3rd Jason Newton Celebration Cider 27A: Common Cider Vanbrewers
4th David Freeman
Co-Brewer: Tara Sample
2012 Cider 27A: Common Cider ALES

Category 29: Black IPA / Cascadian Dark Ale (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jared Carlberg River City CDA 29A: Black IPA / Cascadian Dark Ale River City Brewers
3rd Greg Zeniuk Overdrive IPA 29A: Black IPA / Cascadian Dark Ale EHG