Thanks to all who participated in the Lunar Rendezbrew 23.

There were 403 entries judged and 144 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Winning Entries

Category 1: Standard American Beer (13 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stHank KellerGolden Stream1B: American Lager
2ndTim Gamble
Co-Brewer: Eric Briggs
Creme Du’ Ale1C: Cream Ale

Category 2: International Lager (4 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
3rdRick Pagniano
Co-Brewer: Ryan Gray
American, But Not2A: International Pale Lager

Category 3: Czech Lager (9 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stRicardo FritzscheMuenchen Pils3B: Czech Premimum Pale Lager
2ndJon GoffChezch Amber3C: Czech Amber Lager
3rdPete TrainBohemian Rhapsody3B: Czech Premimum Pale Lager

Category 4: Pale Malty European Lager (5 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stRicardo FritzscheGo-To Helles4A: Munich Helles
2ndPete TrainHelles Bells4A: Munich Helles

Category 5: Pale Bitter European Beer (12 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stPete TrainPanty Peeler Pils5D: German Pils
2ndArthur StockstillBenedict XVI Pils5D: German Pils
3rdRonnie Lee
Co-Brewer: Bob Bracken
Kinky Kolsch5B: Kolsch

Category 6: Amber Malty European Lager (11 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
3rdEric Heinz
Co-Brewer: Kyle Autry
Oktoberfest6A: Marzen

Category 7: Amber Bitter European Beer (13 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stRonnie Lawson VIctortious Vienne7A: Vienna Lager
2ndPaul DietertLloyds Amber7B: Altbier
3rdHank KellerEagle Alt7B: Altbier

Category 8: Dark European Lager (10 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stBenson LedbetterLead Beater’s Munich Dunkel8A: Munich Dunkel
2ndRicardo FritzscheSlam Dunkles8A: Munich Dunkel
3rdCorey Martin
Co-Brewer: Angela Martin
A Dark Night In Austin8A: Munich Dunkel

Category 9: Strong European Beer (8 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stJon GoffViking Lager9C: Baltic Porter
2ndCorey Martin
Co-Brewer: Angela Martin
Bock, Bock9A: Doppelbock
3rdCorey Martin
Co-Brewer: Angela Martin
Baltic Porter9C: Baltic Porter

Category 10: German Wheat Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stEric Heinz
Co-Brewer: Kyle Autry
Go Devil Heffeweizen10A: Weissbier
2ndSean Vreeland
Co-Brewer: Mike Treadway
The Outlaw10C: Weizenbock
3rdRicardo FritzscheEdel Weizen10A: Weissbier

Category 11: British Bitter (13 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stMatthew CogburnRestoration ESB11C: Strong Bitter
2ndArthur StockstillThe Ordinariate Bitter11A: Ordinary Bitter
3rdRick Pagniano
Co-Brewer: Ryan Gray
ESB11C: Strong Bitter

Category 13: Brown British Beer (14 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stKerry MartinSession Mild13A: Dark Mild
2ndDavid KasselmanMidlands Meandor13A: Dark Mild
3rdRicardo FritzscheMarron Ingles II13B: English Brown Ale

Category 15: Irish Beer (17 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stTim GambleIrishman’s Extravagance15C: Irish Extra Stout
2ndPete TrainMimi’s Murphys15B: Irish Stout
3rdEric BriggsHooligan’s Craic15C: Irish Extra Stout

Category 16: Dark British Beer (12 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stSean Vreeland
Co-Brewer: Mike Treadway
Night Night16C: Tropical Stout
2ndRyan Schaezler
Co-Brewer: John Cover, Dianna Rameriz
Big Chocolate16B: Oatmeal Stout
3rdCharles Vallhonrat
Co-Brewer: CJ Vallhonrat
Trade Mark Goes Here16D: Foreign Extra Stout

Category 17: Strong British Ale (18 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stWill Holobowicz
Co-Brewer: John Donaldson
100 To 30 V1.017D: English Barleywine
2ndSean Vreeland
Co-Brewer: Mike Treadway
MacGregor’s Goat17C: Wee Heavy
3rdTim Gamble
Co-Brewer: David Cooper
King Numbness17D: English Barleywine

Category 18: Pale American Ale (21 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stRicardo FritzscheZombie Ric 18B: American Pale Ale
2ndJeramie SivleyGalactica18B: American Pale Ale
3rdKerry MartinJarrylo Pale18B: American Pale Ale

Category 19: Amber and Brown American Beer (15 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stJames Gould
Co-Brewer: Andy Scherzinger
American Browntown Ale19C: American Brown Ale
2ndAndrew ScherzingerThe Brown Note19C: American Brown Ale
3rdKerry MartinTexas Brown19C: American Brown Ale

Category 20: American Porter and Stout (26 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stJeff Reilly
Co-Brewer: Andy Behr And Hank Keller
Rosehill American Stout (TL-Version)20B: American Stout
2ndRobert Brown JrJunkyard Dog20B: American Stout
3rdDave KutschmanDave’s Imperial Stout20C: Imperial Stout

Category 21: IPA (26 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stSean Vreeland
Co-Brewer: Mike Treadway
Commander Rye’ker21B: Specialty IPA
2ndPaul BurdickM2 AIPA21A: American IPA
3rdJeff Reilly
Co-Brewer: Andy Behr
Rosehill Black-Rye IPA21B: Specialty IPA

Category 22: Strong American Ale (12 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stEric Heinz
Co-Brewer: Kyle Autry
Double Clutch IIPA22A: Double IPA
2ndAndrew Scherzinger
Co-Brewer: James Gould
XXX Dry Hopped Barleywine22C: American Barleywine
3rdWalter JancaricLiquid Gold22C: American Barleywine

Category 23: European Sour Ale (4 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
2ndMartin MetznerRodenbacher23B: Flanders Red Ale
3rdMark SchoppeMark’s Berliner Weisse23A: Berliner Weisse

Category 24: Belgian Ale (6 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stRonnie Lawson Wits End24A: Witbier

Category 25: Strong Belgian Ale (14 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
2ndTate Savage
Co-Brewer: Kyle Smith
Spice Monkey25A: Belgian Blond Ale
3rdJames Carlyle
Co-Brewer: James Haywood
Hayson Saison25B: Saison

Category 26: Trappist Ale (23 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stRobert AllenCaballo Sin Nombre26C: Belgian Tripel
2ndJeff Reilly
Co-Brewer: Andy Behr
Rosehill SBD26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
3rdMichael RensingRed Monk26B: Belgian Dubbel

Category 27: Historical Beer (4 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
2ndAndrew Scherzinger
Co-Brewer: James Gould
Here I Gose-Gain On My Own27A: Historical Beer
3rdMatthew CogburnBBC Roggenbier27A: Historical Beer

Category 28: American Wild Ale (6 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stChase ThornJudas Yeast28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer

Category 29: Fruit Beer (8 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stJeramie SivleyTijuana Winter29B: Fruit and Spice Beer
2ndDerek HubenakRaspberry Beeret29A: Fruit Beer
3rdMark SchoppeMark’s Strawberry Berliner Weisse29A: Fruit Beer

Category 30: Spiced Beer (15 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stChris StancliffCoffee Saison30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndJeff Reilly
Co-Brewer: John Gonzales
Old Pumpkinhead (2015 L3-Version)30B: Autumn Seasonal Beer
3rdPete TrainMocha Mama30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Category 31: Alternative Fermentables Beer (4 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stPaul SmithYorkshire Parkin Stout31B: Alternative Sugar Beer

Category 32: Smoked Beer (2 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
2ndMark SchoppeMark’s Imperial Rauchbier VII32B: Specialty Smoked Beer

Category 33: Wood Beer (13 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stMichael RensingTim Horton Has A Brew33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
3rdJames Gould
Co-Brewer: Andy Scherzinger
Vanilla Bourbon American Porter33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Category C1: Standard Cider and Perry (6 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stCindy OberlinThirsty HuskiesC1D: New World Perry
2ndCindy OberlinWhite RabbitC1A: New World Cider

Category C2: Specialty Cider and Perry (5 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
3rdJeff OberlinMr. PersonalityC2B: Cider with Other Fruit

Category M1: Traditional Mead (4 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
1stMark SchoppeMark’s Semi-Sweet HydromelM1B: Semi-Sweet Mead

Category M2: Fruit Mead (6 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
3rdJeff OberlinPreciousM2E: Melomel
HMCindy OberlinHappyM2C: Berry Mead

Category M3: Spiced Mead (4 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)NameStyle
2ndJeff OberlinVengeanceM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead