Thanks to all who participated in the 2018 Monsters of Malt Homebrew Competition.

There were 57 entries judged and 57 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
1stEric Hoellrich
Co-Brewer: Kurt Hoellrich
Mt. Everest35A: The Beast
2ndJody Grenert
Co-Brewer: Rob Brannan
The Czar's Mistress9C: Baltic Porter
3rdFred MullnerTouch Me In My No-No Place26C: Belgian Tripel
HMRichard RomankoDopplebock 9A: Doppelbock

Best of Show – Brewer's Choice Award

Beer chosen for production at Multiple Brewing in Nelsonville, Ohio.

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJody Grenert
Co-Brewer: Rob Brannan
The Czar's Mistress9C: Baltic PorterAthens Homebrew Club [OH]

Best of Show – Barleywine is Life (#BIL) Award

Highest-scoring Barleywine

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stRob SellsSip, Stare, Repeat17D: English BarleywineCrooked Lamp Post Brewing Club
2ndKurt HoellrichAlpha & Omega Barleywine22C: American BarleywineAthens Homebrew Club [OH]
3rdMike NevilleOld Monster22C: American BarleywineMotor City Mashers

Best of Show – Forked Tongue Award

Best entry name, as determined by competition staff.

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stRob SellsSip, Stare, Repeat17D: English BarleywineCrooked Lamp Post Brewing Club
2ndChris Hilgar
Co-Brewer: Andrew Clement
South American Stiffie 33B: Specialty Wood-Aged BeerMountain Ale and Lager Tasters (MALT) [NC]
3rdBarry Delisle
Co-Brewer: James Mummert
Santa's Beer'd22B: American Strong Ale 

Malt Monarch Award (27 Participating Brewers)

PlaceBrewer1st2nd3rdScore
1stJody Grenert
Co-Brewer: Chris Hayes
** Best of Show Participant **
1229
2ndRichard Romanko
** Best of Show Participant **
2108
3rdEric Hoellrich
Co-Brewer: Kurt Hoellrich
** Best of Show Participant **
2006

Tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology.

Zombie Horde Award (14 Participating Clubs)

PlaceClub1st2nd3rdHMScore
1stAthens Homebrew Club [OH]442022
2ndThree Rivers Alliance of Serious Homebrewers [PA]21119
3rdThree Rivers Underground Brewers (TRUB) [PA]21008
4thCrooked Lamp Post Brewing Club12007
5thMotor City Mashers00303

Tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology.

Winning Entries

Table 1: Barleywines (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stRob SellsSip, Stare, Repeat17D: English Barleywine
2ndKurt HoellrichAlpha & Omega Barleywine22C: American Barleywine
3rdMike NevilleOld Monster22C: American Barleywine

Table 2: Baltic Porter, Imperial Stout, & Strong Ale (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJody Grenert
Co-Brewer: Rob Brannan
The Czar's Mistress9C: Baltic Porter
2ndMike Eagan
Co-Brewer: Ian Calder, Geoff Heusinger
The Rousing Russian20C: Imperial Stout
3rdBen EberleinBig Fudge20C: Imperial Stout

Table 3: Old Ale (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stGordon MuhlbergerFirewood Old Ale17B: Old Ale
2ndRob SellsOld and In the Way17B: Old Ale
3rdMike NevilleOld Ale17B: Old Ale

Table 4: Belgian Dark Strong (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stRichard SheppardDarth Moranis26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
2ndPaul WaltermeyerCluckie The Awesome Beer Chicken's Belgian Dark Strong26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
3rdJody Grenert
Co-Brewer: Chris Hayes
Monk's Muse26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
HMFred MullnerI Can't Believe It's Not Smegma26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Table 5: The Beast (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stEric Hoellrich
Co-Brewer: Kurt Hoellrich
Mt. Everest35A: The Beast
2ndPhil Bradbury
Co-Brewer: Mary Bradbury
Samoan Cereal Killer Dessert35A: The Beast
3rdMichael McCaffreySamiclaws V235A: The Beast
HMKen Schultz Giagantor, Scary Monster 35A: The Beast

Table 6: Wood-Aged Beer (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stZach KosslowAnother Imperial Stout Aged In An Oak Barrel33A: Wood-Aged Beer
2ndJim RupertMidnight Solstice33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
3rdMike Neville
Co-Brewer: Dan Kukuk; Will Mundel
Dmw Bba Bp33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Table 7: Belgian Dubbel (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stRichard RomankoBelgian Dubbel 26B: Belgian Dubbel
2ndJody Grenert
Co-Brewer: Chris Hayes
Dubbel Trouble26B: Belgian Dubbel
3rdNathan LevengoodDubbel Down26B: Belgian Dubbel

Table 8: Belgian Tripel & Biere de Garde (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stFred MullnerTouch Me In My No-No Place26C: Belgian Tripel
2ndZach KosslowBlondie24C: Biere de Garde
3rdJody Grenert
Co-Brewer: Chris Hayes
Belleau Wood24C: Biere de Garde

Table 9: Wee Heavy & Doppelbock (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stRichard RomankoDopplebock 9A: Doppelbock
2ndRichard RomankoWee Heavy 17C: Wee Heavy
3rdJim RupertMad Mule17C: Wee Heavy