Brewer of the Year – 2018

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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
Geoffrey Shideler
Brett DIPA 
Ruben Sabater German Pilsner  David Kirsten American Brown Ale 
January INDIA PALE ALE (IPA)
English IPA – 12C
American IPA – 21A
Specialty IPA (All) – 21B
     
February STRONG EUROPEAN BEER
Doppelbock – 9A
Eisbock – 9B
Baltic Porter – 9C
     
March FRUIT BEER
Fruit Beer – 29A
Fruit and Spice Beer – 29B
Specialty Fruit Beer – 29C

   
April  AMERICAN PORTER & STOUT
American Porter – 20A
American Stout – 20B
Imperial Stout – 20C
     
May PALE BITTER EUROPEAN BEER
German Leichtbier -5A
Kölsch – 5B

German Helles Exportbier – 5C

German Pils – 5D
     
June SMaSH BEER
Single Malt & Single Hop
     
July STRONG AMERICAN OR BRITISH ALE
Double IPA – 22A
American Strong Ale – 22B
American Barleywine – 22C
Wheatwine – 22D
British Strong Ale – 17A
Old Ale – 17B

Wee Heavy – 17C
English Barley Wine – 17D
   
 August BROWN BRITISH BEER
Dark Mild- 13A
British Brown Ale – 13B
English Porter -13C

     
September STRONG BELGIAN ALE
Belgian Blond Ale – 25A
Saison – 25B
Belgian Golden Strong Ale – 25C
     
October GERMAN WHEAT BEER
Weissbier – 10A
Dunkles Weissbier – 10B
Weizenbock – 10C
     
November SPECIALTY BEER
Mixed Style Beer – 34B
Ex
perimental Beer – 34C

     

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

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