Summer Showdown 2022 Results

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Eric Cousineau
Summer Showdown 2022



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Medal Prizes

By popular request, we are excited to share the news that winners in this year’s Summer Showdown competition will be awarded with custom engraved medals commemorating their achievement!

Toronto Brewing is sponsoring the medal category prizes in the competition this year! Each medal category winner (Gold, Silver, Bronze) will receive a gift card to this fantastic local homebrew shop!

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!

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

1 - Pale Lager / Hybrid Beer (11 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stEmery SoosGrassy Ass2A: International Pale LagerGTA Brews
2ndDavid Chang-SangTanja Maibock4C: Helles BockGTA Brews
3rdMatt ClarkeSunnymeadow Kolsch5B: KölschGTA Brews

2 - Pilsner (11 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stEmery SoosPils Mich!5D: German PilsGTA Brews
2ndDavid Chang-SangDavidovo Pivo3B: Czech Premimum Pale LagerGTA Brews
3rdDavid Chang-SangCseb Old Timey House Lager27A6: Pre-Prohibition LagerGTA Brews
HMJames Kennedy Co-Brewer: Al Capone's GhostElliott Ness Kicks Rocks27A6: Pre-Prohibition LagerGTA Brews

3 - Pale Malty Beer (12 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMatt KingBest Beholder11B: Best BitterGTA Brews
2ndMark Solomon Co-Brewer: Amy GaukelTackle Box12A: British Golden AleGTA Brews
3rdCarsten WeitemeyerCan I Be More Blonde?18A: Blonde AleGTA Brews

4 - Amber & Dark Lager / Hybrid Beer (6 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stCarsten WeitemeyerZe Schumi Schumi Schumi7B: AltbierGTA Brews
2ndGreg CorboldCorbold Brew Co Munich Dunkel8A: Munich DunkelGTA Brews
3rdMatt BallykJaromir Lagr3D: Czech Dark LagerGTA Brews

5 - Amber & Dark Ale (9 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMark Solomon Co-Brewer: Amy GaukelLogging Roads27A2: Kentucky CommonGTA Brews
2ndReginald P. Picklefeather IIIGg Allin's "Brown Ale"19C: American Brown AleGTA Brews
3rdEmery SoosRemamber Me?19A: American Amber AleGTA Brews

6 - Stout & Porter (10 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stCarsten WeitemeyerThe Ballad Of Peter Porter20A: American PorterGTA Brews
2ndMatt NolsonBlack Rider20C: Imperial StoutGTA Brews
3rdAdrien GiddingsMr Muffins20B: American StoutGTA Brews

7 - American Pale Ale (8 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stChris HughesSide Hustle's Hazy Sister18B: American Pale AleGTA Brews
2ndJase GudatT-45 Pale Ale18B: American Pale AleGTA Brews
3rdAndré TilliePastel Pale Ale18B: American Pale AleGTA Brews
HMTracy WatsonSmashed A P A18B: American Pale AleGTA Brews

8 - American & Specialty IPA (13 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJerry Surzycia Co-Brewer: Mark KramarchukCertified Organic Rye IPA #421B5: Rye IPA
2ndMark ElliottHazy Lager L0221B: Specialty IPA
3rdMarcelo PanizaHelix Nebula21B: Specialty IPAGTA Brews

9 - Hazy IPA (13 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stColin GreenJust A Totally Average NEIPA21C: Hazy IPAGTA Brews
2ndFrank MauryTake 321C: Hazy IPA

10 - Wheat Beer & Saison (11 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMathieu BenoitLa Quatre Saisons25B: Saison
2ndJase GudatHoppy Saison25B: SaisonGTA Brews
3rdBrian MarmoreoKothoga24A: WitbierGTA Brews

11 - Monastic Ale (7 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJacob JezovitSticky Toffee Pudding Ale26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
2ndDerek VanderVennenBlond Rebound25A: Belgian Blond AleGTA Brews
3rdCory FletcherBelgian Buddha26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleGTA Brews

12 - Wild / Sour Beer (11 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stPatrick BrownIt Takes Two To MangoLSX4: Catharina SourGTA Brews
2ndPatrick BrownTweiss As Nice23A: Berliner WeisseGTA Brews
3rdJoss HappyMidsummer Sour28D: Straight Sour BeerGTA Brews

13 - Fruit Beer (10 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stChris HughesGose Well With Tacos29C: Specialty Fruit BeerGTA Brews
2ndBrad LeBeauPremo's Little Berries29A: Fruit Beer
3rdKieth CainesPineapple Mango Refresher29A: Fruit BeerGTA Brews
HMTracy WatsonOn The Fence29D: Grape AleGTA Brews

14 - Spiced Beer (5 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stBrad LeBeauSummer Crusher30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndKyle KellamKirkjufell Nordic Pale Ale30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerGTA Brews
3rdAndrew FordLive30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerGTA Brews/ Cottage Country Brewers

15 - Smoke / Wood / Experimental Beer (10 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stAdrien GiddingsAll Sass, No Quatch34B: Mixed-Style BeerGTA Brews
2ndMatt BallykThe Sun Also Rises34C: Experimental BeerGTA Brews
3rdDarrell KellyWedzony Golab27A5: Piwo GrodziskieGTA Brews

Best of Show (Beer)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stCarsten WeitemeyerThe Ballad Of Peter Porter20A: American PorterGTA Brews
2ndMark Solomon Co-Brewer: Amy GaukelLogging Roads27A2: Kentucky CommonGTA Brews
3rdChris HughesGose Well With Tacos29C: Specialty Fruit BeerGTA Brews

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 Toronto this November.

1stCarsten Weitemeyer7.02
1stEmery Soos7.02
3rdChris Hughes6.02