2014 Finalist List
Congratulations to the following top 10 finalists for the 2014 homebrew challenge. The winner will be announced on Friday evening, October 31 at our annual best of Ohio craft beer tasting.
2014 TOP 10 FINALISTS
Nick Fontozz (Watermelon Wheat)
Paul Harden Baltic (Porter)
Greg Irving (IPA)
Joe Karpinski (Stout)
Keith Kneisley (Porter)
Keith Mcfarlance (Belgian Pale Ale)
Scott Menicos (Stout)
Tom Prochaska ( Vanilla Stout)
Larry Reuter (Brown Ale)
Larry Reuter (American Stout)
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West Point Market annually sponsors a competition for Ohio’s amateur beer and ale homebrewers. Beyond cash and other prizes, the winning brew will be showcased in bottles and on tap for craft brew enthusiasts to enjoy for a year. Your brew could come to life on our shelves and on tap next to the elite craft brews in America. Here’s how it works.
Amateur homebrewers enter bottles of their best beers and ales during July. Entries are judged in flights against homebrews of a similar style, but total score determines the winner. The top 10 scores, regardless of style, compete in a final, with winners announced at West Point Market’s Best of Ohio Craft Brew Tasting on the last Friday in October.
Cash and other prizes are awarded to all 10 finalists on November 1st. The Grand Prize winning entry is brewed and bottled commercially by Akron’s Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, and sold at Akron’s West Point Market and eventually distributed in 11 or more states..
This competition is open only to amateur homebrew residents of Ohio, age 21 or older. See entry form for further details.
Official 2014 Entry Form & Rules
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2013 HOMEBREW WINNERS
JEFF BERGHOFF'S BELGIAN-FRENCH ALE
TO BE BREWED AND BOTTLED FOR SALE IN 2014
Winners of the 2013 Bottle My Brew Ohio homebrew competition were announced during the November 1 craft brew tasting at West Point Market. Jeff Berghoff took 1st place with the Belgian & French style ale recipe "Mosaic Saison".
In addition to a cash prize of $1,000, Berghoff received a trophy, medals, and a 4-pack of last year's winning brew that is currently being sold in 11 states by Akron'sThirsty Dog Brewing. Best of all, Berghoff's Belgian-French Ale will be brewed by Akron's Thirsty Dog Brewing and sold in bottles by West Point Market in 2014 for all craft brew enthusiasts to enjoy..
2013 HOMEBREW CHALLENGE
1ST PLACE: Jeff Berghoff for "Mosaic Saison", a Belgian & French Ale
2ND PLACE: Craig Chopak for "Bluesberry Honey Creme Ale", a Fruti Beer
3RD PLACE: Michael Martini for "Session Pale Ale", an American Ale
4TH PLACE: Joseph Karpinski for "Imperial Commander", a Stout
5TH PLACE: Mike Crea for "Thrilla Amarilla", a India Pale Ale
6TH PLACE: Keith Kneisley for "Square Bitter", a English Pale Ale
7TH PLACE: Tom Bullock for "Irish Stout", a Stout
8TH PLACE: Peter Ferraro and Daniel Green for "Snooze Stout", a Stout
9TH PLACE: Larry Reuter for "Beta IPA", a Specialty Beer
10TH PLACE: Joseph Karpinski for "Maple Dubbel", a Belgian Strong Ale