Summer Showdown 2021 Results

Thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers, and crew for making this competition possible! The continued success of this competition is owed to their generous donations, and heroic efforts.

We are very happy with the improvements we’ve made this year, and I can’t wait to see how we’ll top it next year! Keep an eye out for our annual wrap up post to go live in the next few weeks.

Eric Cousineau
Organizer, Summer Showdown 2021



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Please join us in thanking our sponsors for their generous donations this year! We are pleased have both our local homebrew shops, Toronto Brewing and The Homebrew Beer Academy, co-sponsoring this year’s seasonal competition!

Medal Prizes

Winners in this year’s Summer Showdown competition will be awarded with custom engraved medals commemorating their achievement!

Toronto Brewing and The Homebrew Beer Academy are sponsoring the medal category prizes in the competition this year! Each medal category winner (Gold - $15, Silver - $10, Bronze - $5) will receive a gift card to one of these two fantastic local homebrew shops!

Best of Show

There is a special prize in store for this year’s Best of Show (BOS) winner! Toronto Brewing has gone above and beyond by putting up a Spike Flex 7 as the prize!

New Brewer Award

Dean from THBA approached us after Brew Slam 2019 to propose the idea of a New Brewer Award to celebrate homebrewers that win during their inaugural foray into homebrew competitions. THBA has generously awarded a $300 gift card to the winner of this prize!

We will use a combination of the self declared FIRSTCOMP discount code above, and our records of past entrants to determined eligibility for this prize.


Click Here to see which BJCP styles are included in each Award Category

1 - Pale Macro Lager (9 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stChris EvansBreezy1B: American LagerGTA Brews
2ndEmery SoosPourfavor, Mexican Lager2A: International Pale LagerGTA Brews
3rdDarrell KellyDa Burr?2A: International Pale LagerGTA Brews

2 - Pale Lager / Hybrid Beer (8 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stReginald P. Picklefeather IIIRasenmäher5A: German LeichtbierGTA Brews
2ndMatt KingStorm King Kolsch5B: KolschGTA Brews
3rdCarsten WeitemeyerMia San Hell4A: Munich HellesGTA Brews
HMDavid LarocqueKolsch5B: KolschGTA Brews

3 - Pilsner (6 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stChris EvansElmvale Pilsner5D: German PilsGTA Brews
2ndChris GeorgeCzech Your Head3A: Czech Pale LagerGTA Brews
3rdColin GreenThe Contenduh27A7: Pre-Prohibition LagerGTA Brews

4 - Amber / Dark / Bock Lager (5 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stDavid Chang-SangGreta: Go Bock To Germania!9A: DoppelbockGTA Brews
2ndEd HitchcockCaput Mortuum3D: Czech Dark LagerGTA Brews
3rdMark HubbardA Vienna Lager7A: Vienna LagerGTA Brews

5 - Pale / Amber Malty Ale (9 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stAndrew McCreadyBroke Bitter Bloke11B: Best BitterGTA Brews
2ndVictor NorthWhitehall Gate Summer Ale12A: English Golden AleHOZER (Hamilton Ontario Zymurgy Enthusiast Ring)
3rdJames KennedyLeft Coast Bear Flag19B: California CommonGTA Brews
HMEmery SoosBeached Blonde18A: Blonde AleGTA Brews

6 - Brown Ale / Porter / Stout (10 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stShane SchlesingerDarksaber16B: Oatmeal StoutGTA Brews
2ndColin GreenX Gon Give It To Ya19C: American Brown AleGTA Brews
3rdMichelle BondyOaked Porter13C: English PorterGTA Brews

7 - Strong Beer (8 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJohn Van OortSmoked New England-Style Session Black India Pale Lager20C: Imperial StoutGTA Brews
2ndMatt BallykMemory17B: Old AleGTA Brews
3rdAaron SpringfordLakeshore Barleywine17D: English BarleywineGTA Brews

8 - American / German Wheat Beer (7 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stPatrick BrownSwheat And Sour23A: Berliner WeisseGTA Brews
2ndAdrien GiddingsGta: Weisse City10A: WeissbierGTA Brews
3rdChris GeorgeBerliner W23A: Berliner WeisseGTA Brews

9 - American Pale Ale (13 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stReginald P. Picklefeather IIICrepuscular Rays18B: American Pale AleGTA Brews
2ndJames KennedyGarbage In, Garbage Out18B: American Pale AleGTA Brews
3rdTracy WatsonMo A Ns Smash18B: American Pale AleGTA Brews

10 - Specialty IPA & Fruit Beer (9 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stBrian MarmoreoNo Rest For The Wicked29A: Fruit BeerGTA Brews
2ndTina Lineman Co-Brewer: Ryan LinemanCool Mess29A: Fruit BeerGTA Brews
3rdMichelle BondySingle Hopped Ale (Barbe Rouge)21B6: White IPAGTA Brews

11 - New England IPA (7 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stGene IantornoHaze Juice21B7: New England IPAGTA Brews
2ndChris HughesNeedle In the Haze Stack21B7: New England IPAGTA Brews
3rdTyler Hardcastle99201 IPA21B7: New England IPAGTA Brews

12 - Saison (7 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJase GudatHoppy Saison25B: SaisonGTA Brews
2ndMichelle BondyDark Oaked Saison25B: SaisonGTA Brews

13 - Witbier & Abbey Ale (8 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMark Solomon Co-Brewer: Amy GaukelNo Street Lights26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleGTA Brews
2ndMarcelo PanizaMoon Station24A: WitbierGTA Brews
3rdBryce AdamsSquat Lobster26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleGTA Brews
HMMarcelo PanizaAlucinatus25C: Belgian Golden Strong AleGTA Brews

14 - Wild / Sour Beer (7 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJase GudatGuava Sour28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour BeerGTA Brews
2ndJohn SobieraImpermanence28A: Brett BeerGTA Brews
3rdDarrell KellyHi Diddly Ho Red Alerino23B: Flanders Red AleGTA Brews

15 - Wild Specialty Beer (8 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stAdrien GiddingsBerrylyn MonroePRX4: Catharina SourGTA Brews
2ndPatrick BrownAdventures In Babysitting (Solera Pull V1)28C: Wild Specialty BeerGTA Brews
3rdAndrew McCreadyPeachy Keen28C: Wild Specialty BeerGTA Brews

16 - Spice / Herb / Vegetable Beer (6 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stAdrien GiddingsBelsnickel!30C: Winter Seasonal BeerGTA Brews
2ndAlissandre TerriahThe Coven's Cauldron30B: Autumn Seasonal BeerGTA Brews
3rdKym WattsThyme Of The Saison30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerGTA Brews
HMMark Solomon Co-Brewer: Amy GaukelShore Lunch30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerGTA Brews

17 - Smoke / Wood / Experimental Beer (8 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMatt KingHades (Bourbon Barrel Vanilla)33B: Specialty Wood-Aged BeerGTA Brews
2ndDarrell KellyWędzony Gołąb27A2: Piwo GrodziskieGTA Brews
3rdJohn SobieraQuadragenarian31B: Alternative Sugar BeerGTA Brews

18 - Mead & Cider (4 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMatt KingMeadM3A: Fruit and Spice MeadGTA Brews
2ndMatt BallykGiving TreeC1A: New World CiderGTA Brews

Best of Show (Beer)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stDavid Chang-SangGreta: Go Bock To Germania!9A: DoppelbockGTA Brews
2ndBrian MarmoreoNo Rest For The Wicked29A: Fruit BeerGTA Brews
3rdReginald P. Picklefeather IIIRasenmäher5A: German LeichtbierGTA Brews

New Brewer Award

1stMichelle Bondy4

BOTY Qualification Order

BOTY circuit this year has each club nominating 3 brewers to compete in an ultimate championship competition. Each brewer will be allowed to submit up to 6 beers. Judging will take place in Calgary this November.

1stAdrien Giddings8.02
1stMatt King8.02
3rdJase Gudat6.02