Thanks To All Who Participated in the 8th Annual KROC Great American Beer Challenge

There were 151 entries judged and 109 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

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Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Greg Foley Cannatwang 31A: Cannabis Beer

Winning Entries

Category 1A: Lite American Lager (1 entry)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Paul Dampier Mexican Lager 1A: Lite American Lager

Category 1B: Standard American Lager (1 entry)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jonathan Kissinger Three Frog Rest In Peace 1B: Standard American Lager Worts Of Wisdom

Category 2C: Classic American Pilsner (4 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ken Morris Sassy Classy 2C: Classic American Pilsner Red Earth Brewers
2nd David Carlberg
Co-Brewer: Greg Foley
Classique 2C: Classic American Pilsner
3rd Steve Sommer American Pils 2C: Classic American Pilsner

Category 4A: Dark American Lager (1 entry)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Wallace Ellis Dose Of Thunder Lager 4A: Dark American Lager

Category 6A: Cream Ale (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Greg Foley Corn Pops 6A: Cream Ale
2nd Ken Morris Cream Of The Crop 6A: Cream Ale Red Earth Brewers
3rd Mike Shaffer Colorado Cream 6A: Cream Ale

Category 6B: Blonde Ale (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Preston Hartman Sommerbier 6B: Blonde Ale Mile High Monks
2nd Mark Wojcik Amarillo Blonde 6B: Blonde Ale
3rd Greg Foley
Co-Brewer: David Carlberg
Blondee 6B: Blonde Ale

Category 6D: American Wheat or Rye Beer (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st David Johnson American Wheat 6D: American Wheat or Rye Beer Yeastie Boys
2nd Robert Hemphill Rye Thou Shout 6D: American Wheat or Rye Beer Brew Brothers of Pikes Peak
3rd Josh Given Double Bogey 6D: American Wheat or Rye Beer Rock Hoppers

Category 7B: California Common Beer (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Shawn Keller Castle Rock Common 102 7B: California Common Beer Rock Hoppers Brew Club
2nd Ryan Thomas Common 7B: California Common Beer Kroc
3rd Tim Thomssen After Shock 7B: California Common Beer Lincoln Lagers!

Category 10A: American Pale Ale (17 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ernie Diaz
Co-Brewer: Kelly Diaz
Satellite Session 10A: American Pale Ale
2nd Ryan Thomas Pale 10A: American Pale Ale Kroc
3rd Greg Toothaker Pale Ale 10A: American Pale Ale Indian Peaks Alers

Category 10B: American Amber Ale (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st George West
Co-Brewer: Alexis West
Amber 10B: American Amber Ale Hop Barley and the Alers
2nd Tracy Yates Redline American Amber 10B: American Amber Ale
3rd Eric Keller Headbanger American Amber Ale 10B: American Amber Ale Rock Hoppers Brew Club

Category 10C: American Brown Ale (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Preston Hartman Christine’s Brown Ale 10C: American Brown Ale Mile High Monks
2nd Geoff Shipley Bossk Brown Ale 10C: American Brown Ale
3rd George West
Co-Brewer: Alexis West
Brown Note 10C: American Brown Ale Hop Barley and the Alers

Category 12B: Robust Porter (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Joel Head Mark’s Porter 12B: Robust Porter Indian Peaks Alers
2nd Larry Williams Robust Porter 12B: Robust Porter KROC
3rd Mike Shaffer Robust Porter 12B: Robust Porter

Category 13E: American Stout (8 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st John Booth DWS 13E: American Stout Backyard Brewologists
2nd Ryan Thomas Stout 13E: American Stout Kroc
3rd Larry Williams American Stout 13E: American Stout KROC

Category 14B: American IPA (16 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Andrew Lowell Grizzly Bottoms IPA 14B: American IPA
2nd Kendall Mallon 303 IPA 14B: American IPA KROC
3rd Tim Thomssen Recycler IPA 14B: American IPA Lincoln Lagers!
HM Bob Hall IPA #2 14B: American IPA Laramie Brew Club

Category 14C: Imperial IPA (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Matthew Eckhart Outlet IPA 14C: Imperial IPA
2nd Mike Shaffer Double Galaxy 14C: Imperial IPA
3rd Mike Froehlich Waste Of Hops 14C: Imperial IPA KROC

Category 19C: American Barleywine (3 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Sam Foust Hoptarts 19C: American Barleywine LaramieBrew.Club
2nd Larry Williams American Barleywine 19C: American Barleywine KROC
3rd Mike Froehlich Barely Wine 19C: American Barleywine KROC

Category 20A: Fruit Beer (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Troy Leck Blarneys Romper, Raspberry Wheat With Lemon Zest 20A: Fruit Beer Brew Brothers of Pikes Peak
2nd Colin Clark Cucamelon 20A: Fruit Beer
3rd Tim Thomssen Raspberry Tart 20A: Fruit Beer Lincoln Lagers!
HM DARIAN BLACKWELL Peach Cobbler Cream Ale 20A: Fruit Beer

Category 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Thomssen You Got Peanut Butter In My Chocolate 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Lincoln Lagers!
2nd Steve Zartman Honey Basil Ale 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer KROC
3rd Greg Foley Jalapener 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Category 22B: Other Smoked Beer (2 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jonathan Kissinger Smoking Three Frogs 22B: Other Smoked Beer Worts Of Wisdom
2nd Ken Morris Smoke On The Water 22B: Other Smoked Beer Red Earth Brewers

Category 22C: Wood-Aged Beer (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Brian Pramov Cuban Cartel 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Rock Hoppers
2nd Matthew Eckhart Woaky Port 22C: Wood-Aged Beer
3rd Terry Martin Janet The Emperor 22C: Wood-Aged Beer The Brewing Network
HM Greg Toothaker
Co-Brewer: IPAlers Barrel 15 Team
Barrel Robust Porter 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Indian Peaks Alers

Category 23A: Specialty Beer (10 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st William Reid Drift Away Vanilla Cream Ale 23A: Specialty Beer
2nd Bryan Keas Hoppy Ending 23A: Specialty Beer Rockhoppers
3rd William Brant
Co-Brewer: Amanda Brant
Mosaic Session 23A: Specialty Beer

Category 29A: Black IPA / Cascadian Dark Ale (4 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Shawn Keller Black IPA Citra Bomb 29A: Black IPA / Cascadian Dark Ale Rock Hoppers Brew Club
2nd Ernie Diaz
Co-Brewer: Kelly Diaz
Main Engine Cut Off 29A: Black IPA / Cascadian Dark Ale
3rd Michael Bostwick Mr. Black 29A: Black IPA / Cascadian Dark Ale Rockhoppers

Category 30A: American Sour (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Terry Martin Noble King 30A: American Sour The Brewing Network
2nd Scott Jackson Brett Double Bastard 30A: American Sour KROC
3rd Bob Hall
Co-Brewer: Jared Long
No No Nanette! 30A: American Sour Laramie Brew Club

Category 31A: Cannabis Beer (2 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Greg Foley Cannatwang 31A: Cannabis Beer
2nd Bob G. Stoned IPA 31A: Cannabis Beer Hall Pass