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6th Annual Homebrew Contest Winners Recognized


Another successful Homebrew Contest has come to an end and we couldn’t be more impressed with all of the entries this year! Thank you to everyone who took the time to handcraft and homebrew their entries for the 6th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams.


This year, we saw a variety of entries from IIPA’s to stouts to saisons. We even had a Danish Pilsner entry! We’d also like to mention that we will be changing the Homebrew Contest next year to accommodate more entries. More details to come.


The top ten Homebrew Contest entries:


First Place: Tim Beale of Lagrange will be enjoying a trip to the Great American Beer Festival in Colorado in October thanks to his saison! The judges described this beer to be impeccably and stylistically near perfect to the type of saison he was going for. Congratulations, Tim!




Second Place: David Olson of West Dundee was a big winner this year, as he also walked away with first place for his creative label! Great job Dave!

label winner

david olson 2nd


Third Place: Matt Lakota of Hawthorne Woods- Saison
Fourth Place: Barry Jaconbs of Olympia Fields- IIPA
Fifth Place: Mark Kranz of Villa park- American Stronge Ale
Sixth Place: Aaron Dietz of Chicago- Saison
Seventh Place: Chris Valleau of Forest Park- Sweet Stout
Eighth Place: Ken Foutch of Bloomingdale- Saison
Ninth Place: Chris Brook of Naperville- Saison
Tenth Place: Greg Phillips of Schaumburg- Danish Pilsner


We’d like to give a special thanks to our judging panel, Samuel Adams for sponsoring, our musical enjoyment by Mike Deguzman from the band, Passafire and all of the homebrewers who entered or attempted to enter this years contest! We are already looking forward to next year, until then, keep homebrewin’!




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