Wow - where do we begin?! This year, we accepted 75 entries and the top 17 were judged by beer legend and Boston Beer co-founder, Jim Koch. We were blown away by the incredible homebrew entries and had a blast drinking some delicious Sam Adams beers with Jim Koch. Congratulations to Jon Weaver for brewing a professional quality Kolsch that won him 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 8th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams. Winners and photos below. See you next year!  

Jim Koch Binny's



First Place: Jon Weaver - Kolsch  

Jon Weaver Binny's Homebrew Contest Jim Koch

  Second Place: Michael Pastore - Russian Imperial Stout Third Place: Ken Kaczmarek - Dortmunder Fourth Place: Larry Gualano - American Pale Ale Label Winner: Rochelle Steder - Leg Day  

Binny's Homebrew Contest Label Winner Jim Koch

  More photos from the final event!  

Jim Koch Binny's Homebrew Contest


Binny's Homebrew Contest Label


Binny's Homebrew Tasting Panel

  Please email if you still need your final judging sheet.