Brewer of the Year – 2019

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Note: This year’s competition will utilize styles from the 2015 BJCP Guidelines

All MASH members are eligible to compete in MASH’s Brewer of the Year (B.O.T.Y.) competition. (Limit 1 entry per month for each individual or brew team.) At each month’s meeting, a specific style of beer will be judged. Members collect B.O.T.Y. points for finishing first, second or third in this monthly competition and for receiving awards in BJCP-sanctioned external competitions.

Each entrant must supply a minimum of three 12 oz. bottles or two 22 oz. bombers. Contestants are encouraged to provide additional samples to facilitate sharing with the club at large. To maintain anonymity, bottles should be free of any identifying marks.

The number of judges for the BotY evaluation will be capped at a maximum of 5 per session. Whenever possible, the judging panel shall include at least one BJCP certified judge, Cicerone or professional brewer.

Points Awarded for MASH BOTY competitions are currently:

  • First Place – 5 points
  • Second Place – 4 points
  • Third Place – 3 points
  • Entering a beer – 1 point.

Points Awarded for external competitions are currently:

  • First Place – 5 points
  • Second Place – 4 points
  • Third Place – 3 points
  • Best of Show – Additional 2 points

B.O.T.Y runs from December to November of each year. MASH awards for B.O.T.Y are given out at the Winter Solstice party.

Month Category First Second Third
December OPEN – BEST OF SHOW
Ruben Sabater
Belgian IPA
Geoffrey Shideler
Altbier
Steve Hiller
American IPA
January AMERICAN PORTER AND STOUT
American Porter – 20A
American Stout – 20B
Imperial Stout – 20C
     
February Czech and International Lagers
Czech Pale Lager – 3A
Czech Premium Pale Lager – 3B
Czech Amber Lager – 3C
Czech Dark Lager – 3D
International Light Lager – 2A
International Amber Lager – 2B
International Dark Lager – 2C
     
March IRISH BEER
Irish Red Ale – 15A
Irish Stout – 15B

Irish Extra Stout – 15C
     
April  IPA AND SPECIALTY IPA
American IPA – 21A
Specialty IPA (all) – 21B
     
May STRONG BELGIAN ALE
Belgian Blond Ale – 25A
Saison – 25B

Belgian Golden Strong Ale – 25C
     
June AMBER AND BROWN AMERICAN
American Amber Ale – 19A
California Common – 19B
American Brown Ale – 19C
     
July STANDARD AMERICAN BEER
American Light Lager – 1A
American Lager – 1B
Cream Ale – 1C
American Wheat Beer – 1D
     
 August BRITISH BITTER
Ordinary Bitter – 11A
Best Bitter – 11B
Strong Bitter -11C
     
September TRAPPIST ALE
Trappist Single – 26A
Belgian Dubbel – 26B
Belgian Tripel – 26C

Belgian Dark Strong Ale – 26D
     
October AMBER MALTY EUROPEAN LAGER
Marzen – 6A
Rauchbier – 6B
Dunkles Bock – 6C
     
November SMOKED AND WOOD BEER
Classic Style Smoked Beer – 32A
Specialty Smoked Beer
– 32B

Wood-Aged Beer – 33A
Specialty Wood-Aged Beer – 33B
     

Past B.O.T.Y. Winners

1996   Scott Ross
1997   Scott Ross
1998   Mark Swenson
1999   F&G (Bob Fischer & Scott Graham)
2000   Joe Berryman
2001   Peter Buschbaum
2002   Denise and Scott Graham
2003   Denise and Scott Graham
2004   Patrick Gibson
2005   Darryl Hickey
2006   Russell Everett
2007   Russell Everett
2008   Denise and Scott Graham
2009   Darryl Hickey
2010   Josh Kritzer
2011   Jon Britton
2012   Dave Kirsten & Bob Billany
2013   Dave Kirsten & Bob Billany
2014   Dave Kirsten & Bob Billany
2015   Matt Waldron
2016   Dave Kirsten & Bob Billany
2017   Geoffrey Shideler
2018   Geoffrey Shideler