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Thanks to all who participated in the Western Australian State Amateur Brewing Competition 2023.

There were 295 entries judged and 117 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stLuke SimsBarleywine Time1508: English Barleywine [BJCP 17D]Northern Brewers Homebrew Club [Australia]

Winning Entries

Table 1: Category 1 - Low Alcohol (12 entries)

1stRob StottHallo Aus Berlin101: Berliner Weisse [BJCP 23A]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
2ndDavid AllsworthHalf Mast107: German Leichtbier [BJCP 5A]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
3rdDavid AllsworthDrs Orders106: Dark Mild [BJCP 13A]West Coast Brewers [Australia]

Table 2: Category 2 - Pale Lager (22 entries)

1stGeorge CopleySandgroper Purification Pils206: German Pils [BJCP 5D]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
2ndPeter Van BockxmeerBat Outta Helle203: Munich Helles [BJCP 4A]
3rdRob StottThe Yellow Wall204: Helles Exportbier (Dortmunder) [BJCP 5C]West Coast Brewers [Australia]

Table 3: Category 3 - Amber & Dark Lager (22 entries)

1stLuke SimsThe Baron308: Schwarzbier [BJCP 8B]Northern Brewers Homebrew Club [Australia]
2ndMichael DoswellMancave Dark Lager303: International Dark Lager [BJCP 2C]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
3rdShaun BaldiniThat Escalated Quickly!305: Vienna Lager [BJCP 7A]West Coast Brewers [Australia]

Table 4: Category 4 - Pale Ale (19 entries)

1stRyan DalbyBelgian Angry Pils408: Belgian Blond Ale [BJCP 25A]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
2ndRob StottThat's Jason Corn!401: Cream Ale [BJCP 1C]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
3rdMichael ConsidineTanipha407: New Zealand Pilsner [BJCP X5]West Coast Brewers [Australia]

Table 5: Category 5 - American Pale Ale (15 entries)

1stShaun BaldiniCaesar's Paleus501: American Pale Ale [BJCP 18B]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
2ndGarth WilkoszNah-Yeh501: American Pale Ale [BJCP 18B]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
3rdDan StockwellSpecific Ale501: American Pale Ale [BJCP 18B]Northern Brewers Homebrew Club [Australia]

Table 6: Category 6 - IPA (17 entries)

1stRob StottDebbie Does Talus602: American IPA [BJCP 21A]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
2ndMathew TwomeyThe Best West602: American IPA [BJCP 21A]Northern Brewers Homebrew Club [Australia]
3rdGarth WilkoszYeh-Nah602: American IPA [BJCP 21A]West Coast Brewers [Australia]

Table 7: Category 7 - Specialty IPA (25 entries)

1stShaun Baldini
Co-Brewer: Rob Stott
Waffles And Stuff 703: Belgian IPA, Specialty IPA [BJCP 21B] West Coast Brewers [Australia]
2ndDan StockwellCheater Hops701: Hazy IPA [BJCP 21C]Northern Brewers Homebrew Club [Australia]
3rdRohit JaggiCaspian's Black IPA704: Black IPA, Specialty IPA [BJCP 21B]

Table 8: Category 8 - Amber Ale (8 entries)

1stDan StockwellRed-1802: American Amber Ale [BJCP 19A]Northern Brewers Homebrew Club [Australia]
2ndPaul GriffithsHedda Hoppa Brewing Co American Amber802: American Amber Ale [BJCP 19A]
3rdGarth WilkoszBarmy Bender805: Strong Bitter [BJCP 11C]West Coast Brewers [Australia]

Table 9: Category 9 - Brown Ale (10 entries)

1stMark Petrig
Co-Brewer: Steven Petrig
Nut Brown Ale904: British Brown Ale [BJCP 13B]Northern Brewers Homebrew Club [Australia]
2ndDan StockwellOb1904: British Brown Ale [BJCP 13B]Northern Brewers Homebrew Club [Australia]
3rdWade PellyScotch Ale902: Scottish Export [BJCP 14C]West Coast Brewers [Australia]

Table 10: Category 10 - Porter (9 entries)

1stBrad HalseRuby's Porter1003: American Porter [BJCP 20A]Kalgoorlie Brew Club
2ndGarth WilkoszZdzislaw Wilkosz1004: Baltic Porter [BJCP 9C]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
3rdPeter Van BockxmeerBack To The Baltic1004: Baltic Porter [BJCP 9C]

Table 11: Category 11 - Stout (22 entries)

1stRyan DalbyLiminal Hellcat1101: Sweet Stout [BJCP 16A]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
2ndGarth WilkoszTrio1104: Irish Extra Stout [BJCP 15C]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
3rdRob KingChampion Pete's Oatmeal Stout #21103: Oatmeal Stout [BJCP 16B]

Table 12: Category 12 - Strong Stout (14 entries)

1stBrett Kinnane
Co-Brewer: James Nvs Webster
6 Wired1204: Imperial Stout [BJCP 20C]
2ndDan StockwellHello Darkness1204: Imperial Stout [BJCP 20C]Northern Brewers Homebrew Club [Australia]
3rdBen PiottoDoge1204: Imperial Stout [BJCP 20C]

Table 13: Category 13 - Wheat & Rye Beer (9 entries)

1stRyan DalbyTc Tuggers1308: Wheatwine [BJCP 22D]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
2ndRyan DalbyBoats N' Hoegaardens1302: Witbier [BJCP 24A]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
3rdRob StottClock-Wit Orange 1302: Witbier [BJCP 24A]West Coast Brewers [Australia]

Table 14: Category 14 - Belgian Ale (17 entries)

1stMichael ConsidineBig House, Five Cars1407: Belgian Dark Strong Ale [BJCP 26D]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
2ndBrad HalseErste Dubbel1403: Belgian Dubbel [BJCP 26B]Kalgoorlie Brew Club
3rdRob StottSingle Pringle1404: Belgian Single [BJCP 26A]West Coast Brewers [Australia]

Table 15: Category 15 - Strong Ale & Lager (10 entries)

1stLuke SimsBarleywine Time1508: English Barleywine [BJCP 17D]Northern Brewers Homebrew Club [Australia]
2ndMichael ConsidineHappiest Place On Earth1501: Helles Bock [BJCP 4C]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
3rdRyan DalbyLiminator1503: Doppelbock [BJCP 9A] West Coast Brewers [Australia]
HMGeorge CopleySandgroper Zombification Eisbock1504: Eisbock [BJCP 9B]West Coast Brewers [Australia]

Table 16: Category 16 - Sour & Wild Ale (13 entries)

1stRichard EdmandsSour1603: Gueuze [BJCP 23E]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
2ndMichael ConsidineNobody Listens To Techno1606: Flanders Red Ale [BJCP 23B]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
3rdRob StottGet The Tables1609: Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer [BJCP 28B] West Coast Brewers [Australia]

Table 17: Category 17 - Fruit & Spice Beer (22 entries)

1stMathew Twomey
Co-Brewer: Stocky
Zu Zu Yuzu 1701: Fruit Beer [BJCP 29A] Northern Brewers Homebrew Club [Australia]
2ndPeter Van BockxmeerRaspberry Weisse1701: Fruit Beer [BJCP 29A]
3rdLeon StojmenovWinnie1701: Fruit Beer [BJCP 29A]

Table 18: Category 18 - Specialty Beer (14 entries)

1stShaun BaldiniAre You Joaking Me? 1804: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer [BJCP 33B] West Coast Brewers [Australia]
2ndJames Webster
Co-Brewer: Brett Kinnane
Smokey Foot1802: Specialty Smoked Beer [BJCP 32B] Perth Home Brew Share (PHBS) [Australia]
3rdPaul LoftsForbidden Rice Lager1805: Alternative Grain Beer [BJCP 31A] West Coast Brewers [Australia]

Table 19: Category 19 - Mead (6 entries)

1stGeorge CopleySandgroper Sweet Mead1903: Sweet Mead [BJCP M1C]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
2ndMichael ConsidineDon't Poke The Bear1903: Sweet Mead [BJCP M1C]West Coast Brewers [Australia]
3rdJason MaioloSneaky Bees1911: Braggot [BJCP M4A]

Table 20: Category 20 - Cider & Perry (9 entries)

1stRob KingMandarin Cider2007: Cider with Other Fruit [BJCP C2B]
2ndMichael DoswellMancave Apple And Elderflower Cider2010: Cider with Herbs/Spices [BJCP C2E] West Coast Brewers [Australia]
3rdRob KingGranny's A Pink Lady2001: New World Cider [BJCP C1A]