Thanks to all who participated in the War of the Worts 2019.

There were 652 entries judged and 293 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
1stJack Robbins
Co-Brewer: Dan Tucci
Cat In A Barrel33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndJoel PiazzaHaverfunk W/ Raspberries23F: Fruit Lambic
3rdJustin Lacombe
Co-Brewer: John Lacombe
Tow Path10C: Weizenbock

Pro-Am with Neshaminy Creek Brewing

BrewerEntry NameStyleClub
Justin Lacombe
Co-Brewer: John Lacombe
Tow Path10C: WeizenbockRiverSide HomeBrew Society[PA]

Pro-Am with Iron Hill Brewery (North Wales)

BrewerEntry NameStyleClub
Mark WitzelHoly Mole'30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerBruclear Homebrew Club

Pro-Am with Haymaker Meadery

BrewerEntry NameStyleClub
Eric WembacherRoyal VelvetM2E: MelomelSussex County's United Brewers & Alchemists (SCUBA)

Pro-Am with Stone & Key Cellars

BrewerEntry NameStyleClub
Edward WalkowskiSnaggletooth New England CiderC2A: New England CiderScranton Brewers Guild

Winning Entries

Table 1: Light Lager (32 entries)

1stMarybeth RobertsA Little Kolsch5B: Kolsch
2ndEdward WalkowskiSnaggletooth Kolsch5B: Kolsch
3rdTodd BainbridgeReid's Happyguyâ„¢4C: Helles Bock
HMJeffrey MaurielloDutch Oven2A: International Pale Lager

Table 2: Amber Lager (29 entries)

1stTodd BainbridgeEldred Rock Light7B: Altbier
2ndRich CarrollA Night In Vienna7A: Vienna Lager
3rdJohn IonataNovemberfest6A: Marzen

Table 3: Dark Lager (22 entries)

1stMark FriesenAbominable Snowman Jr.9B: Eisbock
2ndEdward WalkowskiSnaggletooth Munich Dunkel8A: Munich Dunkel
3rdJoel PiazzaNone More Black8B: Schwarzbier

Table 4: Wheat/Hybrid Beer (25 entries)

1stJustin Lacombe
Co-Brewer: John Lacombe
Tow Path10C: Weizenbock
2ndMichael GrippiCali Common19B: California Common
3rdDan CopperCopper Common27A6: Kentucky Common

Table 5: British Ale (22 entries)

1stJohn LitakEmmet The Bitter11B: Best Bitter
2ndJohn PittsBaht'at11A: Ordinary Bitter
3rdScott SmithBerwick Street Bitter11B: Best Bitter

Table 6: Scottish/Irish (23 entries)

1stMatt King80 Shilling14C: Scottish Export
2ndMichael HumesMcGingy15A: Irish Red Ale
3rdRobert MooreWee This17C: Wee Heavy

Table 7: American Ale (28 entries)

1stJeremiah BaerZombie Baer!18B: American Pale Ale
2ndMike PantaloneRipped Pants19C: American Brown Ale
3rdJohn IonataHaulin' Oats18B: American Pale Ale

Table 8: Porter (22 entries)

1stWill CassProud Porter20A: American Porter
2ndRyan CeliaSket13C: English Porter
3rdSteven DoremusBaltic Porter9C: Baltic Porter

Table 9: Sweet/Oatmeal/Foreign Stout (21 entries)

1stPreston KlingseisDeep Sleeper16B: Oatmeal Stout
2ndJordan Devido
Co-Brewer: Nick Duncan And Joe Aeppli
Roatsted16B: Oatmeal Stout
3rdLee KexelForeign Stout16D: Foreign Extra Stout

Table 10: American/Imperial Stout (22 entries)

1stJeremy CusatisDark Eclipse20C: Imperial Stout
2ndIan McIntosh
Co-Brewer: Clay McIntosh
So Jammin Son20C: Imperial Stout
3rdRobert MooreImperial Stout20C: Imperial Stout

Table 11: American/Double IPA (30 entries)

1stJeremy CusatisHop Matter IPA21A: American IPA
2ndJd Dean
Co-Brewer: Dean Kimberly
Iipa22A: Double IPA
3rdZachary BellesFluff21A: American IPA

Table 12: Specialty IPA (22 entries)

1stJohn LitakRound Shot Rye (Scratch Version)21B5: Rye IPA
2ndJordan Devido
Co-Brewer: Nick Duncan And Joe Aeppli
Citra Slam21B: Specialty IPA
3rdMatthew ConwayRiver Run Rye21B5: Rye IPA

Table 13: NEIPA (32 entries)

1stMatt KingPollen21B7: New England IPA
2ndJack LowneyNucking Futs21B7: New England IPA
3rdJose BatistaLight Of Genesis21B7: New England IPA

Table 14: European Sour Ale (24 entries)

1stJoel PiazzaHaverfunk W/ Raspberries23F: Fruit Lambic
2ndAnthony MarinoFlanders Red23B: Flanders Red Ale
3rdZoe Boothe-JarrettTributary Kriek 23F: Fruit Lambic

Table 15: Wild Ales (28 entries)

1stJoel PiazzaVineyard 28C: Wild Specialty Beer
2ndChaz SmithDragon Energy 28C: Wild Specialty Beer
3rdJoel Piazza
Co-Brewer: Chris Owens, Steve Groff, Michael Herman, Freddy Martino
Friendship Is Magic28C: Wild Specialty Beer

Table 16: Saison (23 entries)

1stMichael HumesAct Two25B: Saison
2ndJeffrey MaurielloLoral Saison25B: Saison
3rdTyler FlynnSaison 25B: Saison

Table 17: Belgian Ale (21 entries)

1stJack LowneySomething Witty24A: Witbier
2ndKen DicksonOld Pale Of Mine24B: Belgian Pale Ale
3rdJohn IonataSmurfette25A: Belgian Blond Ale

Table 18: Trappist Ale (22 entries)

1stEdward WalkowskiSnaggletooth Tripel26C: Belgian Tripel
2ndJack Robbins
Co-Brewer: Chaya & Bruce Stephens
Oh, And You Blend?26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
3rdJeff Weeber
Co-Brewer: Dave Kendall
Angel's Landing Triple26C: Belgian Tripel

Table 19: Strong Ale (19 entries)

1stMark WitzelBourbon Cask Ale (bca)17B: Old Ale
2ndRobert MooreEnglish Strong 17A: English Strong Ale
3rdJeremy CusatisMalt Titan22C: American Barleywine

Table 20: Fruit Beer (26 entries)

1stNick ShadelPina Colada Gose29C: Speciality Fruit Beer
2ndNick ShadelPassionfruit Berliner29A: Fruit Beer
3rdDan CopperBerlin ChardonayPRX3: Italian Grape Ale

Table 21: Spice/Herb/Veg (32 entries)

1stMark WitzelHoly Mole'30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndTim Kepner
Co-Brewer: The Keystone Hops
Rocky Raccoon's Honey Lager30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdPaul Ward
Co-Brewer: Vic Orlando Jr.
Coffee And Maple Imperial Stout - Batch 00130A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
HMIan McIntosh
Co-Brewer: Clay McIntosh
Chocolatay30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 22: Wood Aged (38 entries)

1stJack Robbins
Co-Brewer: Dan Tucci
Cat In A Barrel33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndMark WitzelMaple Bourbon Rum (Mbr)33A: Wood-Aged Beer
3rdDustin ElliottWhat Exactly do You Mean By "We're Out of Scotch"?33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
HMLee MahonyThe Chimaera33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Table 23: Other Specialty (18 entries)

1stDan RichardsCandy Pillows34C: Experimental Beer
2ndFrancis Hiller
Co-Brewer: Francis Hiller Jr
Franischlaus34A: Clone Beer
3rdTim CaumHair of the Dog "Adam" Clone34A: Clone Beer
HMMatt KingMargaritaville34C: Experimental Beer

Table 24: Ciders (16 entries)

1stEdward WalkowskiSnaggletooth PerryC1D: New World Perry
2ndJohn JessenGolden Russet CiderC1A: New World Cider
3rdNick ShadelShady's Apple CiderC1A: New World Cider

Table 25: Mead (23 entries)

1stBrent BeckerTriple Fruit Melomel M2C: Berry Mead
2ndThomas HouricanPayment #1M2B: Pyment
3rdEric WembacherBragging RightsM4A: Braggot

Table 26: Autumn/Winter Seasonal (17 entries)

1stRyan RitterPere Noel Xmas Ale30C: Winter Seasonal Beer
2ndDouglas DinwoodieDrinkin Cookie30C: Winter Seasonal Beer
3rdLee Sifford
Co-Brewer: Pat McKinley, Cody Hoellerman, Zach Reed, Jake Maxwell
Christmas In December30C: Winter Seasonal Beer

Table 27: Specialty Cider (15 entries)

1stEdward WalkowskiSnaggletooth New England CiderC2A: New England Cider
2ndNick ShadelHarvest CiderC2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices
3rdNick ShadelShady's Cherry CiderC2B: Cider with Other Fruit
HMEdward WalkowskiSnaggletooth Cranberry CiderC2B: Cider with Other Fruit