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Thanks to all who participated in the Operation Fermentation IX - Beer.

There were 341 entries judged and 66 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJames PettyPetty Czech Pils3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerAustin Zealots (Austin, TX)
2ndKevin Foster2016 Framboise23F: Fruit LambicNone

Winning Entries

Table 1: Standard American Beer (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stHank KellerGolden stream1B: American LagerFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)
2ndDavid RogersCream Ale CF1B: American LagerCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
3rdAndy Scherzinger
Co-Brewer: James Gould
'Murican Lager1A: American Light LagerCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)

Table 2: International Lager (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stHank KellerDark star2C: International Dark LagerFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)
2ndRonnie LawsonHelles Bells2A: International Pale LagerAustin Zealots (Austin, TX)
3rdRonnie LawsonTwo Rons do make it Right2B: International Amber LagerAustin Zealots (Austin, TX)

Table 4: Czech Lager (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJames PettyPetty Czech Pils3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerAustin Zealots (Austin, TX)
2ndAndy Scherzinger
Co-Brewer: James Gould
Rusty Var3A: Czech Pale LagerCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
3rdAdam Swonke3A: Czech Pale LagerBrewers of the Hood (Houston, TX)

Table 5: Pale Malty European Lager (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stChris Stancliffmaibock4C: Helles BockBarley Coherent (Spring, TX)
2ndChristian Smerz
Co-Brewer: Bear Creek Brew Crew: Eric Plata, Brad Van Kampen, Sean Daugherty, John Sugg
Acht Sechs Sieben Funf Drei Null Neun4A: Munich Hellesnone
3rdDavid RogersMaibock4C: Helles BockCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)

Table 6: Pale Bitter European Beer (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stHank KellerBeererer5C: German Helles ExportbierFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)
2ndAndy Scherzinger
Co-Brewer: James Gould
Come on Baby, Leicht My Fire5A: German LeichtbierCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
3rdJay WhitleySpueng Dog Kolsch5B: KolschAustin Zealots (Austin, TX)

Table 7: Amber Malty European Lager (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDavid RogersNot ShinerBock6C: Dunkles BockCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
2ndAndy Scherzinger
Co-Brewer: James Gould
Better than George's Bock6C: Dunkles BockCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
3rdJohn DriscollFatFinger Oktoberfest6A: MarzenNorth Texas Homebrewers Association (Richardson, TX)

Table 8: Amber Bitter European Beer (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAndy Scherzinger
Co-Brewer: James Gould
Ctl-ALT-Del7B: AltbierCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
2ndKyle Autry
Co-Brewer: Eric Heinz
Keller beer7C: KellerbierFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)
3rdErnie SmithDragonFly in Amber7A: Vienna LagerIntellectual Brewers Union (IBU) (Mills, WY)

Table 9: Dark European Lager (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAndy Scherzinger
Co-Brewer: James Gould
May the Schwarzbier with You8B: SchwarzbierCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
2ndRicardo FritzscheMixed up Dunkel8A: Munich DunkelAustin Zealots (Austin, TX)
3rdJustin Holman8A: Munich DunkelCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)

Table 10: Strong European Beer (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stNick Handel
Co-Brewer: David Horn
Tangled Up in Brew9A: DoppelbockFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)
2ndCoy HendersonMothinator9A: DoppelbockSugar Land Imperialists (Sugar Land, TX)
3rdJeff ReillyRosehill Eisbock9B: EisbockFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)

Table 11: German Wheat Beer (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stNick Handel
Co-Brewer: David Horn
Vilma's Zoroastrian Aftershave10C: WeizenbockFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)
2ndMatthew HerroldLuftverschmutzung10A: WeissbierCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
3rdThomas SimonesOnce more unto the yeast10A: WeissbierSugar Land Imperialists (Sugar Land, TX)

Table 12: British Bitter (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAndy Scherzinger
Co-Brewer: James Gould
That's Not a Beer, This is a Beer!12B: Australian Sparkling AleCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
2ndKyle Autry
Co-Brewer: Eric Heinz
Best bitter11B: Best BitterFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)
3rdKyle Autry
Co-Brewer: Eric Heinz
First ESB11C: Strong BitterFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)

Table 13: Brown British Beer (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMark SchoppeMark'S Lil' Rizzy13B: British Brown AleAustin Zealots (Austin, TX)
2ndMatthew HerroldBlenky13A: Dark MildCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
3rdCoy HendersonPromise-ing Mild13A: Dark MildSugar Land Imperialists (Sugar Land, TX)

Table 14: Scottish Ale (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stNick Handel
Co-Brewer: David Horn
Hogmanay In Inverurie14C: Scottish ExportFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)
2ndHank KellerScot's my Name14C: Scottish ExportFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)
3rdJarrett LongBig Bad Scotsmen14B: Scottish HeavyHorsemen of the Hopocalypse (Fort Worth, TX)

Table 15: Irish Beer (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRicardo FritzscheMixed up Stout15B: Irish StoutAustin Zealots (Austin, TX)
2ndErnie SmithDearg Beoir15A: Irish Red AleIntellectual Brewers Union (IBU) (Mills, WY)
3rdMatthew HerroldCloudburst15A: Irish Red AleCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)

Table 16: Dark British Beer (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAndy Scherzinger
Co-Brewer: James Gould
Luca's Milk Stout16A: Sweet StoutCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
2ndDan Dewberry
Co-Brewer: Joelle Dewberry
Free Oats Oatmeal Stout16B: Oatmeal StoutAustin Zealots (Austin, TX)
3rdPhilip Verdieck
Co-Brewer: Janine Weber
Malt Train II16A: Sweet StoutFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)

Table 17: Strong British Ale (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMark ToddNot a Skirt17C: Wee HeavyCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
2ndDavid RogersThat Old Ale17B: Old AleCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
3rdAndy Scherzinger
Co-Brewer: James Gould
It's the Wee Baby Seamus!17C: Wee HeavyCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)

Table 18: Pale American Ale (21 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDavid RogersCream Ale18A: Blonde AleCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
2ndKyle Autry
Co-Brewer: Eric Heinz
Popa 18B: American Pale AleFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)
3rdDavid RogersCitra Pale18B: American Pale AleCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)

Table 19: Amber and Brown American Beer (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDavid RogersTexas Common19B: California CommonCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
2ndMatthew HerroldSquall19C: American Brown AleCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
3rdJeff ReillyRosehill TX Brown19C: American Brown AleFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)

Table 20: American Porter and Stout (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJustin Holman20C: Imperial StoutCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
2ndMichael RensingDanger Zone20A: American PorterCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
3rdAndy Scherzinger
Co-Brewer: James Gould
Carter's Stout 201620C: Imperial StoutCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)

Table 21: IPA (25 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMichael RensingHenchman 2121A: American IPACane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
2ndAndy Scherzinger
Co-Brewer: James Gould
Cold War IPA21B: Specialty IPACane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
3rdDenise Whitney21A: American IPAFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)

Table 22: Strong American Ale (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAndy Scherzinger
Co-Brewer: James Gould
The Big DIPA!22A: Double IPACane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
2ndJeff ReillyRosehill ABW22C: American BarleywineFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)
3rdKyle Autry
Co-Brewer: Eric Heinz
Double Clutch IIPA22A: Double IPAFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)

Table 23: European Sour Ale (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stKevin Foster2016 Framboise23F: Fruit LambicNone
2ndAndy Scherzinger
Co-Brewer: James Gould
Berliner Weiss, Weiss Baby23A: Berliner WeisseCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
3rdBradley LeatherwoodFroberg Strawberry Jam23D: LambicNone
4thChris Stancliffde bomb23B: Flanders Red AleBarley Coherent (Spring, TX)

Table 24: Belgian Ale (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stErnie Smith2 Wit 5-1724A: WitbierIntellectual Brewers Union (IBU) (Mills, WY)
2ndNick HandelMashtun Abbey24C: Biere de GardeFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)
3rdJanine Weber
Co-Brewer: Philip Verdieck
Brussel Mussel broth24B: Belgian Pale AleFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)

Table 25: Strong Belgian Ale (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAndy Scherzinger
Co-Brewer: James Gould
R. Kelly's Revenge!25B: SaisonCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
2ndJustin Holman25C: Belgian Golden Strong AleCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
3rdMatthew HerroldBlustery25C: Belgian Golden Strong AleCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)

Table 26: Trappist Ale (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stKyle Autry
Co-Brewer: Eric Heinz
Olivia26C: Belgian TripelFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)
2ndRicardo FritzscheDas Single26A: Trappist SingleAustin Zealots (Austin, TX)
3rdBrian Barran26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleSugar Land Imperialists (Sugar Land, TX)

Table 27: American Wild Ale (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stKevin Foster2016 Prickly Pear28C: Wild Specialty BeerNone
2ndMichael ShottRazz's Revenge28C: Wild Specialty BeerCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
3rdAndy Scherzinger
Co-Brewer: James Gould
My Brother Was Killed by a Funky Cold Madina28B: Mixed-Fermentation Sour BeerCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)

Table 28: Fruit Beer (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPhilip Verdieck
Co-Brewer: Janine Weber
There Gose Another One29A: Fruit BeerFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)
2ndAllen MartinFoo Foo Juice 201729A: Fruit BeerCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
3rdJustin Holman29B: Fruit and Spice BeerCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)

Table 29: Spiced Beer (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJay WhitleyAbuelita's Winter Stout30C: Winter Seasonal BeerAustin Zealots (Austin, TX)
2ndJarrett LongTropical Sunset30A: Spice/Herb/Vegetable BeerHorsemen of the Hopocalypse (Fort Worth, TX)
3rdAndy Scherzinger
Co-Brewer: James Gould
The Equalizer30A: Spice/Herb/Vegetable BeerCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)

Table 30: Wood/Smoked Beer (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRonnie LawsonGB-3733B: Specialty Wood-Aged BeerAustin Zealots (Austin, TX)
2ndMark ToddBourbon Barrel Porter33B: Specialty Wood-Aged BeerCane Island Alers (CIA) (Cypress, TX)
3rdJanine Weber
Co-Brewer: Philip Verdieck
Old Nasty Putin33A: Wood-Aged BeerFoam Rangers Homebrew Club (Houston, TX)

Table 31: Specialty Beer (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stWillits Jim27A1: Historical BeerBay Area Mashtronauts (Friendswood, TX)
2ndRonnie LawsonWCB Pre-Prohibition Porter27A8: Historical BeerAustin Zealots (Austin, TX)
3rdRicardo FritzscheDer K´┐Żnig 34A: Clone BeerAustin Zealots (Austin, TX)