NHC First Round Winners

The first round winners of the 2012 National Homebrew Competition are <finally> posted and there are a lot of winning beers from Indiana to pass along. The judging occurs in 10 different U.S. regional sites with the top three entries in each style category qualifying for the national finals (this can be challenging as some categories reach 60+ entries). The final round judging will go down June 21st at the National Homebrew Conference in Seattle with winners announced at the June 23rd banquet. Send your best wishes to the following for some Hoosier representation among this year’s national medalists:

Nathan Compton (Indianapolis) 1st place Belgian and French Ale, 3rd place English Brown Ale
Nathan Engelberth (West Lafayette) 2nd place Belgian Strong Ale
Robert Heinlein (Crown Point) 2nd place Pilsner, 2nd place India Pale Ale
Jim Matt (recently relocated to Cincinnati, but we still claim him!) 1st place English Brown Ale
Rob Meinzer (Zionsville) 3rd place English Pale Ale, 3rd place American Ale
Dave Morse (Columbus) 3rd place Belgian and French Ale
Jason Mundy (Ellettsville) 3rd place Amber Hybrid Beer
Michael Pearson and Bill Ballinger (Indianapolis) 1st place English Brown Ale, 1st place India Pale Ale, 1st place Strong Ale, 1st place Fruit Beer, 2nd place Light Lager, 2nd place India Pale Ale, 3rd place Sour Ale
Kevin Pritchard and Matthew Oakley (Indianapolis) 3rd place Strong Ale
Mark Schiess (Carmel) 2nd place Porter
Bill Staashelm (Indianapolis) 1st place Light Hybrid Beer, 2nd place English Pale Ale
Dave Stahl (Ft. Wayne) 1st place Bock
Brian Steuerwald (Brownsburg) 2nd place Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer, 3rd place European Amber Lager
Dave Truett (West Lafayette) 2nd place Stout
Tom Wallbank (Zionsville) 1st place Strong Ale, 2nd place European Amber Lager, 2nd place Amber Hybrid Beer, 3rd place Dark Lager
Matt Wisley (Bloomington) 1st place Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer, 2nd place Strong Ale, 3rd place India Pale Ale

Congrats to all the winners – see ya in Seattle!

2 thoughts on “NHC First Round Winners”

  1. Claiming me as Indiana huh? That's fair, as I plan to retire from homebrew competitions after NHC this year. Good luck to all in the final round…I've been there…bring your A+ game because everyone else will, too!

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