2015 Extravaganza Results

Thanks To All Who Participated in the Extravaganza!

There were 291 entries judged and 133 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

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Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jeff Bergman Helles 1D: Munich Helles music city brewers
2nd Andy Park Brown Bomber 10C: American Brown Ale Brewmasters of Alpharetta
3rd Kirk Hutcherson Brunette Lager 4C: Schwarzbier Mid State Brew Crew

Winning Entries

Category 1: Light Lager (9 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jeff Bergman Helles 1D: Munich Helles music city brewers
2nd Kirk Hutcherson Dortmunder Export 1E: Dortmunder Export Mid State Brew Crew
3rd Ryan Bosio Poolboy Lager 3 1A: Lite American Lager Bluff City Brewers
HM Chad Butler Munder Plunder 1E: Dortmunder Export Mid State Brew Crew

Category 2: Pilsner (3 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Patrick Gigandet ZeGerman Pils 2A: German Pilsner (Pils) Barley Mob
2nd Adam Steele Bohemian Pilsener 2B: Bohemian Pilsener Bluff City Brewers and Connoisseurs
3rd Joe Edidin German Pils 2A: German Pilsner (Pils) Tennessee Valley Homebrewers

Category 3: European Amber Lager (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Christopher Allen Ones & Zeros Oktoberfest 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen Music City Brewers
2nd Chad Butler Lederhosen Lager 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen Mid State Brew Crew
3rd Keith Reese Four Star Oktoberfest 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen Mid State Brew Crew

Category 4: Dark Lager (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Kirk Hutcherson Brunette Lager 4C: Schwarzbier Mid State Brew Crew
2nd Will Goodwin Schwarzbier 4C: Schwarzbier Memphis Brewers Association
3rd Tracy Rainwater The SCHWARZinator 4C: Schwarzbier ZING Brew Club
HM Chris Arnt Ron’s Dark Lager 4C: Schwarzbier Barley Mob Brewers

Category 5: Bock (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Andy Park Bock Off My Beer 5D: Eisbock Brewmasters of Alpharetta
2nd Christopher Allen Ones & Zeros Doppelbock 5C: Doppelbock Music City Brewers
3rd Rich Miller Mybock 5A: Maibock/Helles Bock Memphis Brewers Association

Category 6: Light Hybrid Beer (12 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Michael Florez
Co-Brewer: Rose Florez
Kromfohrlander Kolsch 6C: Kolsch Cincinnati Malt Infusers
2nd Brent Nair Blue Rose Rye 6D: American Wheat or Rye Beer Memphis Brewers Association
3rd Todd Stiles Deborah Harry 6B: Blonde Ale

Category 7: Amber Hybrid Beer (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Wayne Dickens Canby’s Steamer 7B: California Common Beer NKY Homebrewers Guild
2nd Tyler Broussard Alt 7C: Dusseldorf Altbier Bluff City Brewers and Connoisseurs
3rd Tyler Broussard Alt 7A: Northern German Altbier Bluff City Brewers and Connoisseurs

Category 8: English Pale Ale (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Christopher Allen Ones & Zeros Standard English Bitter 8A: Standard/Ordinary Bitter Music City Brewers
2nd Martin Parmer ESB 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) zing brew club
3rd Richard Bryant London Calling 8B: Special/Best/Premium Bitter Golden Triangle Brewers
HM Mark Gregory Olivia’s ESB 8B: Special/Best/Premium Bitter Barley Mob Brewers

Category 9: Scottish and Irish Ale (12 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Joe Edidin Wee Heavy 9E: Strong Scotch Ale Tennessee Valley Homebrewers
2nd Jeff Johnston Hotty Toddy 80 9C: Scottish Export 80/- Mid State Brew Crew
3rd Chad Butler Muttonhead 9C: Scottish Export 80/- Mid State Brew Crew

Category 10: American Ale (23 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Andy Park Brown Bomber 10C: American Brown Ale Brewmasters of Alpharetta
2nd Nathan Newton Bago Pale Ale 10A: American Pale Ale
3rd Eric Zitzow Otter Slobber 10C: American Brown Ale Barley Mob

Category 11: English Brown Ale (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Brian Sommers Burnt Fingers 11C: Northern English Brown Ale Music City Brewers
2nd Josh Stapleton
Co-Brewer: Eddie Browder
Brownies And Scotts 11C: Northern English Brown Ale Bernoulli Brew Werks
3rd Tad Kays Norwegian Wood 11C: Northern English Brown Ale Final Gravity Craftbrewers

Category 12: Porter (11 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ryan Allen Beethoven’s 9th Grain Porter 12C: Baltic Porter Jonesboro Area Brewers
2nd Jose Cardenas
Co-Brewer: Samuel Norton, Davey Brewton
Cocoa Loco 12C: Baltic Porter Malt Munching Mash Monsters
3rd Andy Park Tenacious 12C: Baltic Porter Brewmasters of Alpharetta

Category 13: Stout (21 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Will Goodwin
Co-Brewer: Clark Ortkiese, Mark Orndorff, John Rawlinson
Russian Imperial Stout 13F: Imperial Stout Memphis Brewers Association
2nd Young Martin Kara’s Double Cream Stout 4 13D: Foreign Extra Stout Covert Hops Society
3rd Andy Hardison Nessie 13F: Imperial Stout Bluff City Brewers and Connoisseurs
HM Joyce Gatewood
Co-Brewer: Cameron Clark
Mother’s Milk 13E: American Stout Clarksville Brewers Co-op

Category 14: India Pale Ale (IPA) (26 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ken Harrison Hop Head’s Heaven 14C: Imperial IPA Barley Mob
2nd Kevin Pitz Enamel Ripper 14C: Imperial IPA West Tennessee Homebrewers
3rd Jerremy Weaver Shooting Star 14A: English IPA Mid-State Brew Crew
HM Matt Adams Tennessee Tongue Tangler 14C: Imperial IPA West Tennessee Homebrewers

Category 15: German Wheat and Rye Beer (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Nathan Newton Double Down Dunkelweizen 15B: Dunkelweizen
2nd Juan Hernandez
Co-Brewer: Carson Landers
Citrus Blood 15A: Weizen/Weissbier
3rd Adam Steele Dunkelweizen 15B: Dunkelweizen Bluff City Brewers and Connoisseurs

Category 16: Belgian and French Ale (28 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Craig Pollard
Co-Brewer: Bosco The Dog
Bosco The Dog Ate The Spent Grains 16C: Saison
2nd Andy Park Belgian Beauty 16B: Belgian Pale Ale Brewmasters of Alpharetta
3rd Christopher Allen Ones & Zeros Belgian Dark Strong With Brett 16E: Belgian Specialty Ale Music City Brewers
HM Adam Steele Belgian Saison 16C: Saison Bluff City Brewers and Connoisseurs

Category 17: Sour Ale (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Craig Pollard
Co-Brewer: Bosco The Dog
Color Outside Of The Lines 17A: Berliner Weisse
2nd Zea Miller Ones & Zeros Raspberry Lambic 17F: Fruit Lambic Music City Brewers
3rd Matt Warren
Co-Brewer: Ryan Golden
First Sour Attempt! 17B: Flanders Red Ale Barley Mob
HM Mark Forrester Peach Lambic 17F: Fruit Lambic Music City Brewers

Category 18: Belgian Strong Ale (20 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Chris & Cristina Collier Tripel 18C: Belgian Tripel Covert Hops Society
2nd Craig Pollard
Co-Brewer: Bosco The Dog
Bosco The Dog’s Tail Is On Fire 18D: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
3rd Whit Wills Guten Nacht 18E: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
HM Evan Comeaux Belgian Brown 18B: Belgian Dubbel Bluff City Brewers & Conoisseurs

Category 19: Strong Ale (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st David McCormick Kaiser Bill 19B: English Barleywine Bluff City Brewers and Connoisseurs
2nd Matt Warren
Co-Brewer: Ryan Golden
2013 English Barleywine 19B: English Barleywine Barley Mob
3rd Adrian Oldham
Co-Brewer: Andy Bullock
Old Probation Ale 19A: Old Ale Mid State Brew Crew

Category 20: Fruit Beer (4 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim McIntire Arctic Twist 20A: Fruit Beer West Tennessee Homebrewers
2nd Jeff Bergman Belgian Tart Cherry 20A: Fruit Beer music city brewers
3rd David McCormick Three Apes 20A: Fruit Beer Bluff City Brewers and Connoisseurs

Category 21: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (22 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Paul Skinner
Co-Brewer: Mark Johnson
Bolt Pumpkin 21B: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer Kudzu Brewing Club
2nd Chad Butler Griswold Wheat 21B: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer Mid State Brew Crew
3rd Josh Stapleton
Co-Brewer: Eddie Browder
Rosemary Cream Pilsner 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Bernoulli Brew Werks

Category 22: Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer (12 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Chris & Cristina Collier RIS 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Covert Hops Society
2nd Mark Orndorff
Co-Brewer: Memphis Brewers Association
Wood Shed 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Memphis Brewers Association
3rd Michael Florez
Co-Brewer: Rose Florez
Jack Russell Terrorist 22B: Other Smoked Beer Cincinnati Malt Infusers

Category 23: Specialty Beer (16 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Adam Steele Breakfast Stout 23A: Specialty Beer Bluff City Brewers and Connoisseurs
2nd Christopher Allen Ones & Zeros Gose 23A: Specialty Beer Music City Brewers
3rd Craig Pollard
Co-Brewer: Bosco The Dog
Here Gose The Flower Power 23A: Specialty Beer
HM Jonathan Harden Brett’s Wild Pumpkin Saison 23A: Specialty Beer Levee Break Brew Crew

Category 24, 25 & 26: 24: Traditional Mead (1 entry), Melomel (Fruit Mead) (4 entries) & Other Mead (1 entry)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st John Rawlinson Blueberry Cherry And Black Currant Melomel 25C: Other Fruit Melomel MBA
2nd Jonathan Harden Sour Tart Cherry Cyser 26C: Open Category Mead Levee Break Brew Crew
3rd Jeff Kinzer Blueberry Mead 25C: Other Fruit Melomel Bluff City Brewers

Category 27 & 28: Standard Cider and Perry (4 entries) & Specialty Cider and Perry (4 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Matt Warren
Co-Brewer: Ryan Golden
Dixon Cider 27A: Common Cider Barley Mob
2nd Matt Warren
Co-Brewer: Ryan Golden
Fake-Ass French Cider 27C: French Cider Barley Mob
3rd Matt Warren
Co-Brewer: Ryan Golden
Fake-Ass English Cider 27B: English Cider Barley Mob

 

 

 

2015 Extravaganza! final results can be found here.

Extravaganza! 2015

Registration is now open for Judges and Stewards for the Extravaganza! 2015.  To register, please click HERE.

Final judging is February 21st, 2015 at Boscos Squared on Overton Square in Memphis, starting at 9 am.  Preliminary sessions will be at Memphis Made on February 15 (2 pm) and 19th (7 pm).

Get your beers ready – Entry will open on January 2nd.  Drop off at Memphis Made, Bernoulli Brew Werks or MidSouth Malts.

Extravaganza! 2014 results here.

Extravaganza! 2013 results here.

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Cooper Young Regional Beerfest this Saturday

Cooper Young Regional Beerfest is this weekend! Here’s our lineup for all you thirsty people:

Poblano Wit – Belgian wit with poblano and habanero peppers.

Breakfast Stout – Cold-steeped Oatmeal Stout randalled through a pound of whole coffee beans.

¡Molé! – English Brown Porter with cocoa, ancho, chipotle, and orange peel.

Baker Street Brown – An English Brown Ale brewed with basil and agave nectar.

Tongue Thai’d – Wheat beer brewed with lemongrass, basil, & ginger.

Nessie the Stout – A Russian Imperial Stout.

Kölsch – A clean, crisp, refreshing light hybrid beer.

Islands Imperial IPA – A big, hoppy India Pale Ale.

Yorkshire Porter – An English Porter.

Cooperfest – A hoppy take on an Ale-toberfest

More beer info is located at untappd.com/BluffCityBrewers.

Hope to see you there!

Club Untappd account

We now have a club-managed Untappd account for beer festivals. There was kind of a hodgepodge of BCB accounts on Untappd; festival goers had created three or four different BCB accounts and several different beers, mostly with incorrect names and specs.

I managed to get them all consolidated, and I’ve got it set up to where only the current festival’s beers are searchable.

Go check it out at www.untappd.com/bluffcitybrewers. It appears that Nick has already put a dent in the batch of hefeweizen that he’s supposed to be bringing to Art on Tap.

June/July Upcoming Events

June 19: Club meeting, 7:00 at Central BBQ on Summer. Bring the beers you made at Bosco’s or Bernoulli Brew Werks on National Homebrew Day for the Best of the Bluff competition!

June 28: Brew day/pool party at Richard’s. Details TBA at the club meeting, so make sure you’re there!

The inaugural Tennessee State Fair Homebrew Competition is now accepting entries. Have ‘em in the system by July 18; bottles must arrive in Nashville between July 28 and August 1. Entries are 7 bucks each and can be loaded here: http://tsf.fairmanager.com/

Finally, the Best of the Bluff for July will be “lawnmower beers.” Any style is okay as long as it’s something you’d want to drink on a hot day after mowing the lawn. Go ahead and start planning and brewing these now!

Welcome to our new communications officer – Adam Steele!

Hi everyone!

 

This will be my last post as communications officer as we transition the duties to the newly elected Adam Steele!  Congrats Adam on defeating Nick Vincent in a special election at our last meeting.

 

You can still get in touch with your friendly comm officer by emailing communications at bluffcitybrewers.com, so the transition should be smooth for all of you.

 

I’m sorry to be leaving the club, it’s not because I don’t love it but I am moving away from Memphis next month and won’t be very effective as a communications officer anymore!

 

Best of luck and keep up the great brewing!

Nate