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Thanks to all who participated in the Southern California Regional Homebrew Championship.

There were 209 entries judged and 73 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMasahiro KitanoPotato Heady Topper21B7: New England IPASoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
2ndJason DunnAprocats28C: Wild Specialty BeerInland Empire Brewers
3rdMatt RichardRye Barley Wine31A: Alternative Grain Beer

Best of Show - Mead

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMatthew WilliamsonSurtr's MeadM1C: Sweet MeadBakersfield Organization Of Brewers

Best of Show - Cider

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMandy PorterPoppin' CiderC2B: Cider with Other FruitInland Empire Brewers

Winning Entries

Table 1: Category 1: Standard American Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatt Castellino
Co-Brewer: Courtney Castellino
Incognito1A: American Light LagerThousand Oaked Homebrewers
2ndMatt Castellino
Co-Brewer: Courtney Castellino
Poser1C: Cream AleThousand Oaked Homebrewers
3rdMatt Castellino
Co-Brewer: Courtney Castellino
I Like Lagers!1B: American LagerThousand Oaked Homebrewers

Table 2: Category 2 & 3: International & Czech Lagers (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPaul BrownDarkness Imprisoning Me2C: International Dark LagerDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
2ndAlexander LehmanAtl Int Amber2B: International Amber Lager
3rdAlexander LehmanAtl Int Pale2A: International Pale Lager
HMJonathan HernandezBoogies Pils 3A: Czech Pale LagerBakerfield FOAM

Table 3: Category 4: Pale Malty European Lager (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stLou GamacheMunich Helles4A: Munich HellesInland Empire Brewers
2ndAlexander LehmanAtl Maibock4C: Helles Bock
3rdBen SookyingHellaz Happy4A: Munich HellesCrown of the Valley Brewing Society

Table 4: Category 5: Pale Bitter European Beer (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stChris SoteloGerman Pils Project5D: German PilsLong Beach Homebrewers
2ndMatt Castellino
Co-Brewer: Courtney Castellino
Shenandoah Kolsch V. 25B: KolschThousand Oaked Homebrewers
3rdBrad BurnettAberdeen Kolsch5B: Kolsch
HMJason DunnJust A Pils5D: German PilsInland Empire Brewers

Table 5: Category 6: Amber Malty European Lager (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAlexander LehmanAtl Dunkle Bock6C: Dunkels Bock
2ndBen SookyingHappy Marzen6A: MarzenCrown of the Valley Brewing Society
3rdJeff Case
Co-Brewer: Tad Garabedian
Auf Wiedersehen Lederhosen6A: MarzenQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)

Table 6: Category 7: Amber Bitter European Beer (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stLou GamacheVienna By Any Other Name7A: Vienna LagerInland Empire Brewers
2ndTodd SlaterAll the Way7B: AltbierThousand Oaked Homebrewers
3rdAlex Alonzo
Co-Brewer: Eddie Casillas
Eye Spy7B: AltbierSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)

Table 7: Category 8: Dark European Lager (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJim JorgensenJim’s Schwartzbier8B: SchwarzbierInland Empire Brewers
2ndJason DunnMy Schwarz Is Bigger Than Yours8B: SchwarzbierInland Empire Brewers
3rdMatt Castellino
Co-Brewer: Courtney Castellino
Average Bear8A: Munich DunkelThousand Oaked Homebrewers

Table 8: Category 9: Strong European Beer (4 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJason DunnPitfall Porter9C: Baltic PorterInland Empire Brewers
2ndLou GamacheDoppelbock9A: Doppelbock Inland Empire Brewers
3rdAlexander LehmanAtl Dopplebock9A: Doppelbock

Table 9: Category 10 & 27: German Wheat Beer & Roggenbier (2 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPaul BrownWhere's Fluffy10A: WeissbierDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
2ndTodd PetersonGoin' Roggen'27A4: RoggenbierCrown of the Valley Brewing Society

Table 10: Category 11: British Bitter (4 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJonathan HernandezOllies #511B: Best BitterBakerfield FOAM
2ndBen SookyingBig Ben Strong11C: Strong BitterCrown of the Valley Brewing Society

Table 11: Category 12: Pale Commonwealth Beer (3 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJustin LeeNormal Red Eye.P.A.12C: English IPA
2ndCary Chitwood
Co-Brewer: Luis Jauergui Steve Chitwood
Its Shite12A: English Golden AleInland Empire Brewers
3rdAlexander LehmanAtl Brit IPA12C: English IPA

Table 12: Category 13: Brown British Beer (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJonathan HernandezCrumpets13A: Dark MildBakerfield FOAM
2ndBrad BurnettBannockburn Brown Ale13B: English Brown Ale
3rdCary Chitwood
Co-Brewer: Steve Chitwood & Luis Jauergui
Just A Name13A: Dark MildInland Empire Brewers

Table 13: Category 14 & 15: Scottish and Irish Beer (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJeff RichardIrish Red15A: Irish Red Ale
2ndAlexander LehmanAtl Irish Stout15C: Irish Extra Stout
3rdAlexander LehmanAtl Scot Exp14C: Scottish Export

Table 14: Category 17: Strong British Ale (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJim JorgensenThe Wee Heavy17C: Wee HeavyInland Empire Brewers
2ndJason DunnA Bunch Of Fives17D: English BarleywineInland Empire Brewers
3rdLister HargreavesHighland Coo17C: Wee HeavyInland Empire Brewers

Table 15: Category 18: Pale American Ale (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMike NeiceMike's Pale Ale18B: American Pale AlePhantom Homebrew
2ndBrandon KesslerPursuit of Happiness18B: American Pale AleC.H.A.O.S. Brew Club
3rdTrevor Alcorn
Co-Brewer: Jeffrey Alcorn
Quartermaster Jerry Pale Ale18A: Blonde Ale

Table 16: Category 19: American Amber & Brown Beer (4 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPaul MesmerPaul's American Amber Ale 062119A: American Amber AleLong Beach Homebrewers
2ndTodd SlaterAcross A New Frontier 19A: American Amber AleThousand Oaked Homebrewers
3rdJeff RichardAmerican Amber19A: American Amber Ale

Table 17: Category 20: American Porter and Stout (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatt RichardImperial Stout20C: Imperial Stout
2ndCary Chitwood
Co-Brewer: Steve Chitwood
Imperial Darkness20C: Imperial StoutInland Empire Brewers
3rdDarin BurksBlack Dog20A: American Porter

Table 18: Category 21: IPA (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMasahiro KitanoPotato Heady Topper21B7: New England IPA SoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
2ndBrandon KesslerIt's About Time21B7: New England IPA C.H.A.O.S. Brew Club
3rdBill MullinsRusty Red21B4: Red IPA
HMAgustin MartinezEl Tuerto IPA21A: American IPA

Table 19: Category 22: Strong American Ale (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAlexander LehmanAtl Am Strong22B: American Strong Ale
2ndAlfredo RochaMacHo Prieto22B: American Strong AleSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
3rdJeff CaseHop Face IPA22A: Double IPAQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)

Table 20: Category 23, 27 & X4: European Sour, Gose & Catharina Sour (3 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJonathan HernandezSalty 27A1: GoseBakerfield FOAM
2ndLister HargreavesOnly A Few Things23B: Flanders Red AleInland Empire Brewers
3rdMatt RichardBerliner Weisse23A: Berliner Weisse

Table 21: Category 24: Belgian Ale (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJeff CaseOne Day In Bruges24B: Belgian Pale AleQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
2ndJim JorgensenJim’s Bpa24B: Belgian Pale AleInland Empire Brewers
3rdAlfredo RochaBotas Blancas White Ale24A: WitbierSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)

Table 22: Category 25: Strong Belgian Ale (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatt RichardBelgian Golden Strong25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
2ndDaniel Sepulveda
Co-Brewer: Thomas Martois
Surreal Real Soon25B: Saison Abyssinia
3rdMark PassarellaWhat's Your Base?25B: Saison
HMJason DunnSaison25B: Saison Inland Empire Brewers

Table 23: Category 26: Trappist Ale (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatt RichardBelgian Dark Strong26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
2ndPaul BrownExpectation26B: Belgian DubbelDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
3rdBrent BrubakerDate Quad26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleInland Empire Brewers
HMJordan ReedInner Monk26C: Belgian TripelDiablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)

Table 24: Category 28: American Wild Ale (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJason DunnAprocats28C: Wild Specialty Beer Inland Empire Brewers
2ndLou GamacheCalifornia Sunshine Margarita28C: Wild Specialty Beer Inland Empire Brewers
3rdJeremy StacyPandemic Porter28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer Thousand Oaked Homebrewers

Table 25: Category 29: Fruit Beer (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJordan ReedRazzmatazzPRX4: Catharina Sour Diablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
2ndLou GamacheCall Me A Cab29A: Fruit Beer Inland Empire Brewers
3rdMasahiro KitanoBlackberry Beautiful29A: Fruit Beer SoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
HMJordan ReedThe Peach29A: Fruit Beer Diablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)

Table 26: Category 30: Spiced Beer (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJordan ReedHoho Xoco30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Diablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
2ndEric DangSua Da30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer OC Mashups
3rdCary Chitwood
Co-Brewer: Steve Chitwood & Luis Jauergui
Coffee Power30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Inland Empire Brewers

Table 27: Category 32 & 27: Smoked Beer & Piwo Grodziskie (3 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPaul BrownJump In the Fire32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer Diablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)
2ndMatt RichardBeechwood Smoked Saison32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer
3rdCary ChitwoodSmokin27A2: Piwo GrodziskieInland Empire Brewers

Table 28: Category 33: Wood Beer (4 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBrent BrubakerStoaked Kolsch33A: Wood-Aged Beer Inland Empire Brewers
2ndMike NeiceBeetlejuice33A: Wood-Aged Beer Phantom Homebrew
3rdMichael ChalukianBaltic Dreams33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Inland Empire Brewers

Table 29: Category 34: Specialty Beer (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatt RichardIce Distilled Porter Aged In Merlot Wood 18-20% Abv34B: Mixed-Style Beer
2ndJeremy StacyPandemic Porter34A: Clone Beer Thousand Oaked Homebrewers
3rdDaniel Sepulveda
Co-Brewer: Thomas Martois
Monty's Chair34C: Experimental Beer Abyssinia

Table 30: Cider: (3 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMandy PorterPoppin' CiderC2B: Cider with Other Fruit Inland Empire Brewers
2ndMatthew WilliamsonStockton Gala DaysC1A: New World CiderBakersfield Organization Of Brewers
3rdMatthew WilliamsonRaistlin's CiderC2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices Bakersfield Organization Of Brewers

Table 31: Mead - Traditional (4 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatthew WilliamsonSurtr's MeadM1C: Sweet MeadBakersfield Organization Of Brewers
2ndJim JorgensenJim’s Sack of MeadM1C: Sweet MeadInland Empire Brewers
3rdJim JorgensenJim’s Other MeadM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadInland Empire Brewers

Table 32: Category 16: Dark British Beer (2 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAlexander LehmanAtl Oatmeal Stout16B: Oatmeal Stout

Table 33: Category (3 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatt RichardRye Barley Wine31A: Alternative Grain Beer
2ndJeff RichardRye Aa31A: Alternative Grain Beer
3rdAlexander LehmanAtl Maple Stout31B: Alternative Sugar Beer

Table 34: Mead - Fruited, Spiced (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatthew WilliamsonCernnunos M2B: PymentBakersfield Organization Of Brewers
2ndMatthew WilliamsonFreya's MeadM2E: Melomel Bakersfield Organization Of Brewers
3rdNeil Ian HorowitzAugust Clover HibiscusM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead Long Beach Homebrewers