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 Binnys Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams.
Winners announced after the jump!
GRAND FINALEFirst Place: Sean Leheney - Belgian Specialty Ale
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
Label Winner: Joshua Hooker - Troglodyte
ChampaignFirst 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
SchaumburgFirst 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 ParkFirst 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 ParkFirst 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
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.)