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Vicbrew 2023

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Thanks to all who participated in the Vicbrew 2023.

There were 354 entries judged and 146 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

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Winning Entries

Table 1: LOW ALCOHOL (≤ 4% ABV) (14 entries)

1stJohn LambertOrdinary Bitter11A: Ordinary BitterBayside Brewers [Australia]
2ndEthan WardKreuzberg Before Breakfast23A: Berliner Weisse
3rdMatt StandfieldRbc Dark Mild13A: Dark MildBayside Brewers [Australia]

Table 2: PALE LAGER (33 entries)

1stGeoff DonnellonBackshed Dab5C: German Helles Exportbier
2ndLuke GilchristPilsner 5D: German Pils
3rdBrett Tyrrell176 German Pils5D: German PilsBayside Brewers [Australia]

Table 3: AMBER & DARK LAGER (27 entries)

1stBryce Van DenderenRauchbier6B: RauchbierBayside Brewers [Australia]
2ndJosh PetersonCzech Dark Lager3D: Czech Dark LagerMerri Mashers [Australia]
3rdEthan WardStorm Clouds Over Munich8A: Munich Dunkel

Table 4: PALE ALE (17 entries)

1stMatt StandfieldRbc Kolsch5B: KölschBayside Brewers [Australia]
2ndSharif SlametBottle Blonde18A: Blonde AleMerri Mashers [Australia]
3rdSharif SlametAmanda Lorian12A: British Golden AleMerri Mashers [Australia]

Table 5: AMERICAN PALE ALE (12 entries)

1stTroy PoulierSpring Break18B: American Pale AleBayside Brewers [Australia]
2ndMatt ZuerrerJust Another Pale Ale18B: American Pale AleMerri Mashers [Australia]
3rdSharif SlametYet Another Pale Ale18B: American Pale AleMerri Mashers [Australia]

Table 6: IPA (18 entries)

1stMichael HornDouble IPA 202222A: Double IPAMerri Mashers [Australia]
2ndPaul VerbeekKarl's 50th Special21A: American IPAMerri Mashers [Australia]
3rdMatt StandfieldRbc IPA21A: American IPABayside Brewers [Australia]

Table 7: SPECIALTY IPA (21 entries)

1stScott TrainorBig Black IPA21B2: Black IPA
2ndMichael CurrieHazy IPA21C: Hazy IPAMerri Mashers [Australia]
3rdJoshua Ceccato
Co-Brewer: Kahlia Richardson
Rudolf's Lil' Ripa21B4: Red IPA Bayside Brewers [Australia]

Table 8: AMBER ALE (9 entries)

1stMatt StandfieldRbc Best Bitter11B: Best BitterBayside Brewers [Australia]
2ndPaul VerbeekCrystal Palace19A: American Amber AleMerri Mashers [Australia]
3rdJohn LambertAltbier7B: AltbierBayside Brewers [Australia]

Table 9: BROWN ALE (9 entries)

1stPaul VerbeekSticky Brown13B: British Brown AleMerri Mashers [Australia]
2ndMarcus KennonRusty Sheriff's Badge19C: American Brown AleWay out West [Australia]
3rdGrace SartaTop O' the Mornin15A: Irish Red AleMerri Mashers [Australia]

Table 10: PORTER (17 entries)

1stCraig BatesPortana20A: American PorterMelbourne Brewers [Australia]
2ndShane MurphyLondon Porter13C: English Porter
3rdScott TrainorAmerican Porter20A: American Porter

Table 11: STOUT (12 entries)

1stMichael CurrieMilk Stout16A: Sweet StoutMerri Mashers [Australia]
2ndWalter MedenbachIrish Stout15B: Irish StoutWestgate Brewers [Australia]
3rdChan-Sien LaySweet Stout16A: Sweet StoutBayside Brewers [Australia]

Table 12: STRONG STOUT (14 entries)

1stBrett ElliottBris 202120C: Imperial StoutBayside Brewers [Australia]
2ndMark BotheDiminished Responsibility 20C: Imperial StoutWay out West [Australia]
3rdJohn SheehanJohn Sheehan 16D: Foreign Extra StoutBayside Brewers [Australia]

Table 13: WHEAT & RYE BEER (19 entries)

1stJohn SheehanJohn Sheehan 10A: WeissbierBayside Brewers [Australia]
2ndJo SkuseRed Smog27A8: Roggenbier
3rdBryce Van DenderenWheatwine22D: WheatwineBayside Brewers [Australia]

Table 14: BELGIAN ALE (29 entries)

1stEthan WardMuscles From Brussels25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
2ndChristopher HolmesTripel Down26C: Belgian TripelMelbourne Brewers [Australia]
3rdMatt CollinsonBier de Garde24C: Bière de Garde Westgate Brewers [Australia]

Table 15: STRONG ALE & LAGER (26 entries)

1stMichael Bowron2019 Bw17D: English Barley WineWestgate Brewers [Australia]
2ndBrett TyrrellJurgen Bock6C: Dunkels BockBayside Brewers [Australia]
3rdBryce Van DenderenBarleywine17D: English Barley WineBayside Brewers [Australia]

Table 16: SOUR & WILD ALE (19 entries)

1stCraig Ditcham58 Flan23B: Flanders Red AleBayside Brewers [Australia]
2ndHayden HendersonOld Funky23D: LambicMelbourne Brewers [Australia]
3rdMichael HornMorello Sour23F: Fruit Lambic Merri Mashers [Australia]

Table 17: FRUIT & SPICE BEER (15 entries)

1stEthan WardOh Ja! Sehr Pink!29A: Fruit Beer
2ndChristopher HolmesImperial Choc Aniseed Vanilla Porter30D: Specialty Spice Beer Melbourne Brewers [Australia]
3rdChristopher HolmesCaffeinated Duck Lord30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Melbourne Brewers [Australia]

Table 18: SPECIALTY BEER (20 entries)

1stMark BotheLiterally A Big Brew33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Way out West [Australia]
2ndSeb DworkinAged Belgian Amber34B: Mixed-Style Beer
3rdHayden HendersonRound 233A: Wood-Aged Beer Melbourne Brewers [Australia]

Table 19: MEAD (12 entries)

1stAnne SheaIce CyserM2A: CyserMerri Mashers [Australia]
2ndThomas CresswellNature Enter MeadM2E: Melomel
3rdMichael GuenzelShould've Been DeletedM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadMelbourne Brewers [Australia]

Table 20: CIDER & PERRY (11 entries)

1stCameron EldridgeCiderC1A: New World CiderMerri Mashers [Australia]
2ndAnne SheaIce CiderC2D: Ice Cider Merri Mashers [Australia]
3rdJack Maccauley
Co-Brewer: Ellie MacCauley
Xmas In October?C2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices Merri Mashers [Australia]