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Home » Compete » Older Competitions » 2003 LACF

2003 Los Angeles County Fair Homebrew Competition
(AHA and BJCP Sanctioned)
Sponsored by The Maltose Falcons Homebrewing Society

Best of Show
Bruce Brode and Brian Vessa - Dortmunder/Export
Best of Show - 1st Runner Up
Matthew Udall - Sweet Sparkling Cranberry Apple Mead
Best of Show - 2nd Runner Up
Carl Townsend - Weizenbock

Class 1 American Pale and Dark Lager  
1st - Les Jones and Bruce Brode 1.1 American Pale Lager
2nd - Kevin Koenig 1.4 American Dark Lager
3rd - Chris Fairchild 1.1 American Pale Lager

Class 2 European Pale Lager  
1st - Bruce Brode and Brian Vessa 2.4 Dortmunder/Export
2nd - Kevin Koenig 2.1 Munich Helles
3rd - Carl Townsend 2.1 Munich Helles

Class 3 American Wheat Ale and American Cream Ale  
1st - Gregg Van Citters 3.1 American Wheat Ale
2nd - Michael DiMeo 3.2 American Honey Wheat Ale
3rd - (None Awarded)

Class 4 English Bitter Ale and Pale Ale  
1st - Sal Sciortino 4.1 English Ordinary Bitter
2nd - Michael Steinberg 4.2 Special or Best Bitter
3rd - (None Awarded)

Class 5 American Pale Ale and California Common Beer  
1st - Michael DiMeo 5.1 American-Style Pale Ale
2nd - Bob Kaisaki 5.2 California Common Beer
3rd - Matthew Udall 5.1 American-Style Pale Ale

Class 6 Scottish Ales  
1st - Tim Bardet 6.3 Scottish Export Ale
2nd - (None Awarded)
3rd - (None Awarded)

Class 7 India Pale Ale  
1st - Jason Cerswell 7.1 English-Style India Pale Ale
2nd - Bob Kaisaki 7.2 American-Style India Pale Ale
3rd - (None Awarded)

Class 8 European Ale  
1st - Robert Garton 8.1 Kolsch-Style Ale
2nd - Kevin Koenig 8.2 Altbier
3rd - David Piasecki 8.1 Kolsch-Style Ale

Class 9 Amber and Dark Lager  
1st - Craig Corley 9.1 Vienna Lager
2nd - (None Awarded)
3rd - (None Awarded)

Class 10 American Red and Amber Ale  
1st - Bob Kaisaki American Red and Amber Ale
2nd - Bruce Brode, Les Jones, Brian Vessa American Red and Amber Ale
3rd - Craig Corley American Red and Amber Ale

Class 11 Brown Ale  
1st - Kevin Koenig 11.3 Northern English Brown Ale
2nd - (None Awarded)
3rd - (None Awarded)

Class 12 Strong Ale, Barleywine, and Imperial Stout  
1st - Matthew Udall 12.6 Imperial Stout
2nd - Brian Vessa and Bruce Brode 12.5 American-Style Barleywine
3rd - Ken Yowell and Matt Ibara 12.5 American-Style Barleywine

Class 13 Bock  
1st - Bruce Brode and Brian Vessa 13.3 American-Style Bock
2nd - Tim Bardet and Greg Beron 13.4 Doppelbock
3rd - (None Awarded)

Class 14 Porter  
1st - Michael DiMeo 14.2 American-Style Porter
2nd - Chris Godfrey 14.1 English-Style Porter
3rd - (None Awarded)

Class 15 Irish Draught Stout and English Cream/Milk Stout  
1st - (None Awarded)
2nd - (None Awarded)
3rd - (None Awarded)

Class 16 Extra, Export, Foreign-Style, and American Stout  
1st - Michael DiMeo 16.4 American-Style Stout
2nd - Ken Yowell and Matt Ibara 16.4 American-Style Stout
3rd - (None Awarded)

Class 17 German Wheat Beer  
1st - Carl Townsend 17.5 Weizenbock
2nd - Robert Garton 17.2 Bavarian Hefeweizen
3rd - John Aitchison 17.4 Berliner Weisse

Class 18 Belgian-Style Strong Ale  
1st - Craig Shapland 18.4 Abbey Ale, Other
2nd - Steve Casselman 18.5 Strong Dark Ale
3rd - Craig Corley 18.1 Strong Golden Ale

Class 19 Belgian-Style Specialty Ale  
1st - Tim Bardet 19.3 Saison
2nd - Craig Corley 19.1 Witbier
3rd - Craig Corley 19.2 Belgian-Style Pale Ale

Class 20 Specialty Beer - Fruit/Vegetable and Herb/Spiced  
1st - John Aitchison 20.1 Fruit- or Vegetable-Flavored (Lemon Lager)
2nd - Gregg Van Citters 20.2 Herb- or Spice-Flavored (Lavender Saison)
3rd - James Brownlow 20.1 Fruit- or Vegetable-Flavored (Raspberry)

Class 21 Specialty Beer - Smoked, Experimental, Historical, and Other  
1st - Gregg Van Citters 21.2 Other (Chocolate Porter)
2nd - (None awarded)
3rd - Craig Corley 21.1 Historical Beer

Class 22 Mead  
1st - Matthew Udall 22.2 Melomel (Sweet Sparkling Cranberry/Apple)
2nd - Brian Ignatin 22.2 Melomel (Raspberry Pyment)
3rd - (None Awarded)

Class 23 Cider  
1st - (None Awarded)
2nd - (None Awarded)
3rd - (None Awarded)

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