Thanks to all who participated in the The Sower's Cup Homebrew Competition.

There were 433 entries judged and 178 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMarshall Van TuylEis Blushing Barleywine 34C: Experimental BeerMissouri Mashers
2ndMarshall Van TuylCritically Unacclaimed5B: KolschMissouri Mashers
3rdTrent KoneckyRusty Balloon Knot7A: Vienna LagerLincoln Lagers

Best of Show – Cider

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJames FairclothLana Wild Fermentation Cider 2016C1A: New World CiderChicago Home Brewers Group / C.H.A.O.S.

Best of Show – Mead

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMichael WilcoxGordon, Blending Is Cheating!M2E: MelomelKansas City Bier Meisters
2ndDouglas FinkeSweet Tupelo MeadM1C: Sweet MeadLincoln Lagers
3rdDustin Deisher
Co-Brewer: Jeremy Goehring
SmaugM4A: BraggotLincoln Lagers

Best of Show – Special Themed Contest

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stKellan StecTrapped In A Corner35A: Brewing with CornRailroaders Brew Club

Best of Show – Boiler Brewing Scale-Up Contest

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1st 
Co-Brewer: Dustin Deisher
Flores Muertas M3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable MeadLincoln Lagers

Winning Entries

Table 1: Light American Beer (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stScott AckersonCopperleaf Cream Ale1C: Cream Ale
2ndMatthew WhiteSomeone Is Drooling On My Shoulder1B: American Lager
3rdMatthew WhiteI Love Lamp1A: American Light Lager

Table 2: International/Czech Lagers (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDavid SchumacherSchubrew Czech Pale3A: Czech Pale Lager
2ndMarshall Van TuylOscar Bait2A: International Pale Lager
3rdLane PulsCzech Pils3B: Czech Premium Pale Lager

Table 3: Pale Bitter German Beer (20 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMarshall Van TuylCritically Unacclaimed5B: Kolsch
2ndJeff LandersThe Last Pils I Brewed Scored 11.55D: German Pils
3rdBrian JefferisHoly Half-Way Helles5C: German Exportbier

Table 4: German Amber & Dark Beers (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stKellan StecWhy Not Zoiglbier?7C: Kellerbier
2ndMarshall Van TuylDunkel8A: Munich Dunkel
3rdErnie SmithTar Baby8B: Schwarzbier

Table 5: Wheat Beer (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stBryan DortCipher1D: American Wheat Beer
2ndAndrew LaidlawBatch 67 - 363810A: Weissbier
3rdCourtney ServaesHefe10A: Weissbier

Table 6: Commonwealth Pale & Bitter (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stAndrew LaidlawBatch 7411A: Ordinary Bitter
2ndMichael AnhornSolar IPA 12C: English IPA
3rdErnie SmithBitter Brit11C: Strong Bitter

Table 7: British Isles Ales Amber/Brown/Dark (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDavid SchumacherSchubrew Scottish14B: Scottish Heavy
2ndGordon LoweSandy Bottom 80 Shilling14C: Scottish Export
3rdEric Armstrong
Co-Brewer: Hillary Parker
Nut Brown13B: English Brown Ale

Table 8: British Stouts (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTom MendickI'm Just A Stout In the World16A: Sweet Stout
2ndTrent Konecky2 Cheeks Same Ass 16A: Sweet Stout
3rdCurt RehaSweet Stout16A: Sweet Stout

Table 9: European Strong Ales & Lagers (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMike & Stephanie ButlerMy Doppelgänger Is Gorgeous9A: Doppelbock
2ndPeter PolczynskiShould Be A Schwartzbier9C: Baltic Porter
3rdDavid SchumacherSchubrew Dopplebock9A: Doppelbock

Table 10: European Pale Lagers (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJeff Schauss44 Right4C: Helles Bock
2ndPeter PolczynskiPillock In A Pear Tree4B: Festbier
3rdAndrew LaidlawBatch 70 - 22064C: Helles Bock

Table 11: European Amber Lagers (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTrent KoneckyRusty Balloon Knot7A: Vienna Lager
2ndTrent KoneckyOktoberfesty6A: Marzen
3rdRobert RysStark6A: Marzen

Table 12: American Pale Ale (20 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stAndrew LaidlawBatch 66 - Ci18B: American Pale Ale
2ndBrian JefferisPuppy Love Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale
3rdScott AckersonCopperleaf Apa18B: American Pale Ale
HMTaylor Jones
Co-Brewer: Kevin Collins
What? What? Apa18B: American Pale Ale

Table 13: American Amber & Brown Ales (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJeff VanekBrown19C: American Brown Ale
2ndRory BerryApricot Amber Ale19A: American Amber Ale
3rdDouglas FinkeCalifornia Common19B: California Common

Table 14: American Porters & Stouts (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJeremy RottSerious Black20C: Imperial Stout
2ndDavid Thompson
Co-Brewer: Larry Herriman
Totallity20C: Imperial Stout
3rdMike & Stephanie ButlerLuke I'm Your Porter20A: American Porter

Table 15: American IPA (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stScott AckersonCopperleaf IPA21A: American IPA
2ndJim AnciauxIPA #4221A: American IPA
3rdCurt RehaIPA 21A: American IPA

Table 16: Specialty IPA (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stClark CheneyTropic Thunder21B: Specialty IPA
2ndBryan Dort
Co-Brewer: Mark Milne, Matt Burg
This Tastes Red21B4: Red IPA
3rdRobert RysBaratheon21B5: Rye IPA

Table 17: American Strong Ales (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJared MillsRed Red Wine22D: Wheatwine
2ndJeff VanekAmerican Barley Wine22C: American Barleywine
3rdBryan DortMarsellus Wallace22C: American Barleywine

Table 18: Sour Ales (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stPaul BreitkreutzBds23B: Flanders Red Ale
2ndEric MartinLambic With Cherries and Raspberries23F: Fruit Lambic
3rdPaul BreitkreutzLambic 2.023D: Lambic

Table 19: Saison (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTrent KoneckyStatue of Liberty Fake'n da Farm (american Hops, French Yeast)25B: Saison
2ndJim AnciauxTank 10/725B: Saison
3rdScott AckersonCopperleaf Saison25B: Saison

Table 20: Belgian Ales (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDavid ThompsonSt. Bernadusish26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
2ndMatt BurgTrip Trap Enkel26A: Trappist Single
3rdTim TraboldPoirot's Predicament 26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Table 21: Historical Beers (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDouglas FinkeAmber California Common27A6: Kentucky Common
2ndClinton BruhnFastimes23A: Berliner Weisse
3rdAmey PatwardhanGose27A1: Gose

Table 22: American Wild Ales (21 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMark MilneMango Solera Sour28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
2ndJames ShearerI Just Blue Myself28C: Wild Specialty Beer
3rdEric Smith Apricot Sour-Remix28C: Wild Specialty Beer

Table 23: Standard Fruit Beer (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stAmey PatwardhanRaspberry Berliner Weiss29A: Fruit Beer
2ndJames FairclothPomegranate Cherry Gose29A: Fruit Beer
3rdJeremy Kneeland
Co-Brewer: Dave Querner
Honored Society 29A: Fruit Beer

Table 24: Spice, Herb & Vegetable (23 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDouglas FinkeAnaheim Pepper Ale30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndJeremy RottRosemary's Other Baby30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdEric TalmadgeJalapeno Harvest30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 25: Specialty Fruit and Spiced (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTom MendickWhy Wouldn't It Be Tea29B: Fruit and Spice Beer
2ndEric Smith Lemon Meringue Pie Gose 29C: Speciality Fruit Beer
3rdTom MendickJack's Pumpkin Patch30B: Autumn Seasonal Beer

Table 26: Smoked Beer (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stKellan StecHellfire (Apple)32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer
2ndJeremy Goehring
Co-Brewer: Dustin Deisher
Smoke On the Lager6B: Rauchbier
3rdJeremy Kneeland
Co-Brewer: Dave Querner
Smoking Gun32B: Specialty Smoked Beer

Table 27: Wood Beer (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stFred SeckmanMr. T33A: Wood-Aged Beer
2ndJeremy Goehring
Co-Brewer: Dustin Deisher
Divinations 33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
3rdMatthew WhiteDrunk Monk33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
HMMatthew WhiteCoffee Yugenilla33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Table 28: Clone, Experimental & Alternative Fermentable Beer (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMarshall Van TuylEis Blushing Barleywine 34C: Experimental Beer
2ndAmey Patwardhan120 Min IPA Clone 34A: Clone Beer
3rdScott SchneiderTropical IPA34A: Clone Beer

Table 29: 150 Years of Corn (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stKellan StecTrapped In A Corner35A: Brewing with Corn
2ndPatrick O'Brien¡elote!35A: Brewing with Corn
3rdAmey PatwardhanChicha 35A: Brewing with Corn

Table 30: Ciders (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJames FairclothLana Wild Fermentation Cider 2016C1A: New World Cider
2ndTom MendickMendick 'n CiderC1A: New World Cider
3rdSusan Kammerer
Co-Brewer: Shane Kammerer
Sofa King GoodC2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices

Table 31: Traditional Mead (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDouglas FinkeSweet Tupelo MeadM1C: Sweet Mead
2ndJeremy Goehring
Co-Brewer: Dustin Deisher
RiverwoodM1B: Semi-Sweet Mead
3rdDustin Deisher
Co-Brewer: Jeremy Goehring
Howling MooseM1B: Semi-Sweet Mead

Table 32: Fruit Mead (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMichael WilcoxGordon, Blending Is Cheating!M2E: Melomel
2ndMarshall Van TuylSweet Tart MeadM2C: Berry Mead
3rdDustin Deisher
Co-Brewer: Jeremy Goehring
Death BloomsM2E: Melomel

Table 33: Spiced & Specialty Mead (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDustin Deisher
Co-Brewer: Jeremy Goehring
SmaugM4A: Braggot
2ndJeremy Goehring
Co-Brewer: Dustin Deisher
Flores Muertas M3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
3rdMatthew WhiteI Don't Know What I Did!M3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead