Brewer of the Year – 2017

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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
John Bankston, Sr.
German Pilsner
 
 John Guilarte
Chocolate Stout
Michael Moussa
Chocolate Milk Stout
 
January INDIA PALE ALE (IPA)
English IPA – 12C
American IPA – 21A
Specialty IPA (All) – 21B
Double IPA – 22A
 Chris Lopez
Double IPA
Danny Steigerwald New England Style Double IPA w/ Honey  John Bankston, Sr. American IPA
February BRITISH BITTER
Ordinary Bitter – 11A
Best Bitter  11B
Strong Bitter – 11C
 John Bankston, Sr. Best Bitter  Matt Waldron
Strong Bitter
 
 Michael Moussa
Best Bitter
March CZECH LAGER
Czech Pale Lager – 3A
Czech Premiun Pale Lager – 3B
Czech Amber – 3C
Czech Dark Lager – 3D
Geoffrey Shideler 
Czech Dark Lager
Danny Smyth 
Czech Dark Lager
 Michael Moussa
Czech Pale Lager
April DARK BRITISH BEER / IRISH BEER / AMERICAN PORTER & STOUT
Irish Red Ale – 15A

Irish Stout – 15B
Irish Extra Stout – 15C
Sweet Stout – 16A
Oatmeal Stout – 16B
Tropical Stout – 16C
Foreign Extra Stout – 16D
American Porter – 20A

American Stout – 20B
Imperial Stout – 20C
  John Bankston, Sr. Irish Red  Michael Moussa 
Sweet Stout
 Chris Lopez 
Imperial Stout
 
May PALE AMERICAN ALE
Blonde Ale – 18A
American Pale Ale – 18B
  John Bankston, Sr. Blonde Ale     Rene Castillo American Pale Ale   Chris Lopez 
American Pale Ale 
June HIGH/LOW (UNDER 5% OR ABOVE 8% ABV) Danny Smyth
Belgian Tripel
 Michael Moussa
Imperial Pumpkin Spiced Ale
 Geoffrey Shideler
Imperial Stout w/ Chocolate & Peppers
July AMBER & BROWN AMERICAN BEER
American Amber Ale -19A
California Common – 19B
American Brown Ale – 19C
     
August BELGIAN ALE /TRAPPIST ALE
Witbier – 24A
Belgian Pale Ale – 24B
Bière de Garde -24C

Trappist Single – 26A

Belgian Dubbel – 26B
Belgian Tripel – 26C
Belgian Dark Strong Ale – 26D
     
September STANDARD AMERICAN BEER
American Light Lager – 1A
American Lager – 1B
Cream Ale – 1C
American Wheat Beer – 1D
     
October GERMAN WHEAT BEER
Weissbier – 10A
Dunkles Weissbier – 10B
Weizenbock – 10C
     
November HISTORICAL BEER – 27
Gose
Kentucky Common Lichtenhainer
London Brown Ale
Piwo Grodziskie

Pre-Prohibition Lager
Pre-Prohibition Porter
Roggenbier

Sahti
     

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