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!  

GRAND FINALE

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

 

Champaign

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  

Schaumburg

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.)