Brewer of the Year – 2016

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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 two 12 oz. bottles or one 22 oz. bomber. 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 INDIA PALE ALE (IPA)
English IPA – 12C
American IPA – 21A
Specialty IPA (All) – 21B
Double IPA – 22A
Dave Kirsten &
Bob Billany
Rye IPA
 
Roberto Torrealba
Session IPA
Michael Moussa
Black IPA 
January PORTER
Baltic Porter – 9C
English Porter – 13C
American Porter – 20A
Pre-Prohibition Porter – 27
 Daniel Kinard
Baltic Porter
Dave Kirsten &
Bob Billany
English Porter
 Michael Moussa
American Porter 
February PILSNER
Czech Pale Lager – 3A
Czech Premium Pale Lager – 3B
German Leichtbier – 5A
German Pils – 5D
Pre-Prohibition Lager- 27
John Bankston
German Pils
 Matt Waldron
German Pils
 Michael Moussa
German Pils
March SCOTTISH & IRISH ALE
Scottish Light – 14A
Scottish Heavy – 14B
Scottish Export – 14C
Irish Red Ale – 15A
Wee Heavy – 17C
 Michael Moussa
Irish Red
John Bankston
Irish Red 
 Dave Kirsten &
Bob Billany
Scottish Heavy
April LIGHT HYBRID BEER 
Cream Ale – 1C
American Wheat Beer- 1D
Kölsch – 5B
Blonde Ale – 18A
 Dave Kirsten &
Bob Billany
Cream Ale
Michael Moussa
Kolsch
 John Bankston
Blonde Ale
May ENGLISH BROWN ALE
Dark Mild – 13A
British Brown Ale – 13B
London Brown Ale – 27
 Dave Kirsten &
Bob Billany
Dark Mild
Tie:
Michael Moussa

British Brown Ale
Daniel Kinard

Dark Mild
N/A
June SPECIALTY BEER
Brett Beer – 28A
Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer – 28B
Wild Specialty Beer – 28C
Alternative Grain Beer – 31A
Alternative Sugar Beer – 31B
Clone Beer – 34A
Mixed-Style Beer – 34B
Experimental Beer – 34C
Danny Steigerwald
Stout
(Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus)
  Dave Kirsten &
Bob Billany
Clone Beer
(21st Amendement – Back in Black IPA)
Martin Mittner
Black Wheat
July BELGIAN STRONG ALE
Belgian Blond Ale -25A
Belgian Golden Strong Ale – 25C
Belgian Dubbel – 26B
Belgian Tripel – 26C
Belgian Dark Strong Ale – 26D
 Daniel Kinard
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Michael Moussa
Belgian Blond Ale
Dan Barrett
Belgian Dubbell
August FRUIT BEER
Fruit Beer – 29A
Fruit & Spice Beer – 29B
Specialty Fruit Beer – 29C
 John Bankston
Apricot American Ale
 Michael Moussa
Cherry Hefeweizen
Daniel Kinard
Key Lime IPA
September SMOKE-FLAVORED & WOOD-AGED BEER
Rauchbier – 6B
Classic Style Smoked Beer – 32A
Specialty Smoked Beer – 32B
Wood-Aged Beer – 33A
Specialty Wood-Aged Beer -33B  

Piwo Grodziskie and Lichtenhainer – 27
Matt Waldron
Scotch Wee Heavy (33A)
   Michael Moussa
Chocolate Russian Stout (33B)
 Dave Kirsten &
Bob Billany
Rauchbier
October STRONG ALE
British Strong Ale – 17A
Old Ale – 17B
English Barleywine – 17D
American Strong Ale – 22B
American Barleywine – 22C
Wheatwine – 22D
Michael Moussa
American Barley Wine
 Matt Waldron 
Old Ale
N/A
November SPICE/HERB/VEGETABLE BEER
Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer – 30A
Autumn Seasonal Beer – 30B
Winter Seasonal Beer – 30C

  Daniel Kinard
Peppered Imperial Stout
Dave Kirsten &
Bob Billany
Rosemary Pale Ale 
 Michael Moussa
Pumpkin Seed Munich Helles

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

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