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7th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest Winners Recognized


Another 2014 Binny’s Homebrew Contest has come to an end. We’re blown away with the incredible homebrew talent and beers that we had the chance to judge this year. We expanded the contest to four locations with a total of 200 entries. The first five to place at each location went on to the final judging at Binny’s in Lincoln Park. Congratulations to Sean for winning two tickets to the Great American Beer Festival and to all of the homebrewers who placed or took the time to handcraft and homebrew their entries for the 7th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams.


Binny's Homebrew Contest

Winners announced after the jump!


First Place: Sean Leheney – Belgian Specialty Ale

Sean Leheney

Second Place: Mike Goddard – Robust Porter
Third Place: Brandon Summey – Double IPA
Fourth Place: Ryan Ayer – Belgian Strong Pumpkin
Fifth Place: David Theibert – Mint Porter

Binny's Homebrew Contest

Label Winner: Joshua Hooker – Troglodyte

Josh Hooker


Troglodyte Label Winner



First Place: John Brewer – Hoppy Amber Lager
Second Place: Benjamin Layman – Kolsch
Third Place: Jason Deal – Double IPA
Fourth Place & Label Winner: Ross Wilson – Milk Stout
Fifth Place: Justin Kingery – American Pale Ale



First Place: Mark Niemczewski – Saison
Second Place: Sean Leheney – Belgian Specialty Ale
Third Place: John Durocher – Kolsch
Fourth Place: Jon Prendergast – Double IPA
Fifth Place: Rob Maurizio – Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced
Label Winner: Daniel Griffin – Saison


Lincoln Park

First Place: Kristian Damhott – Dunkel Weizen
Second Place: Ryan Ayer – Belgian Strong Pumpkin
Third Place: Jonathan Sharp – Double IPA
Fourth Place: Josh Glazer – Rum Barrel Aged Chocolate Stout
Fifth Place: David Theibert – Mint Porter
Label Winner: Joshua Hooker


Evergreen Park

First Place: Marc Peterson – American Pale Ale
Second Place: Matt Larkin – Belgian Apricot IPA
Third Place: Mike Goddard – Robust Porter
Fourth Place: Brandon Summey – Double IPA
Fifth Place: Joe Leonard – Imperial Stout with Vanilla Beans
Label Winner: Timothy Kill


Binny's Homebrew Judges

Thanks to our fantastic judges! From left to right, Pat Brophy (Specialty Spirits and Beer Buyer), Adam Vavrick (Lincoln Park Beer Manager), Caitey Ouding (Lincoln Park Tasting Room Bartender), Kyle Fornek (Assistant Beer Buyer) and Roger Adamson (Willowbrook Spirits and Beer Consultant.)

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