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Thanks to all who participated in the Blazing Paddles.

There were 153 entries judged and 78 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBrian MarmoreoCthulhu34C: Experimental Beer
2ndWuilmer VenegasLa Margara10A: WeissbierGTA Brews
3rdRyan PrestonThis Horrifying Force (The Desire To Brew)21B6: White IPACowtown Yeast Wranglers
HMBrian MarmoreoAbbadon28C: Wild Specialty Beer

Winning Entries

Table 1: Standard American beer and Weissbier (5 entries)

1stWuilmer VenegasLa Margara10A: WeissbierGTA Brews
2ndDavid Ward
Co-Brewer: Scott Lechelt
Reaper1D: American Wheat BeerCowtown Yeast Wranglers
3rdMark BurlingBurling Lite1A: American Light Lager
HMKris Walter
Co-Brewer: Braden Walter
Crusher1C: Cream AleEdmonton Homebrewers Guild

Table 2: Euro and International Amber (8 entries)

1stKris Walter
Co-Brewer: Braden Walter
Get To The Choppa! (Arnold Schwarzenegger Voice)7A: Vienna LagerEdmonton Homebrewers Guild
2ndBrian MarmoreoSam Hain2B: International Amber Lager
3rdCarsten WeitemeyerBamberg Rules2B: International Amber LagerGTA Brews
HMMatt KingDisplacer Beast7B: AltbierGTA Brews

Table 3: Pale Bitter German and Czech beer (9 entries)

1stDavid M Chang-SangDavidův Výčepní Pivo3A: Czech Pale LagerGTA Brews
2ndDavid M Chang-SangDavidovo Pivo3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerGTA Brews
3rdKris Walter
Co-Brewer: Braden Walter
Stay Gold, Horsey Man5C: German Helles ExportbierEdmonton Homebrewers Guild

Table 4: Pale Malty European Lager (5 entries)

1stJack BodkinHelles Is More4A: Munich Helles
2ndCarsten WeitemeyerMaibock Moped4C: Helles BockGTA Brews
3rdPaul HeslopOops I Did It Again4A: Munich HellesCowtown Yeast Wranglers

Table 5: Pilsner (6 entries)

1stJordan KathnelsonPilsburger 5D: German PilsOttawa Homebrew Society
2ndCasey SzottMoerakiLSX5: New Zealand PilsnerCowtown Yeast Wranglers
3rdReginald P. Picklefeather IIIGrampa Forgot To Take His Pils5D: German PilsGTA Brews

Table 6: Amber Malty Euro Lager and Strong European Beer (6 entries)

1stChad KlingBelsnickel Bock9A: Doppelbock VanBrewers
2ndChris SaundersYou Were Supposed To Be A Dunkel!6C: Dunkels BockTrue Grist
3rdShane SchlesingerMowmow6A: MärzenGTA Brews

Table 7: Dark Euro Lager (5 entries)

1stJoel DipertMunich 668A: Munich DunkelCowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndCarsten WeitemeyerMünchner Dunkel No. 18A: Munich DunkelGTA Brews
3rdDavid Ward
Co-Brewer: Scott Lechelt
No Ragrets8A: Munich DunkelCowtown Yeast Wranglers

Table 8: UK and Commonwealth Ale (10 entries)

1stClaudia Cunha
Co-Brewer: Helio Lambais
Mon Chien Est Ivre17A: British Strong AleVanBrewers
2ndJesse OwensLuc Charland Concierge 11B: Best BitterMontreAlers
3rdDavid Ward
Co-Brewer: Scott Lechelt
The Champ17A: British Strong AleCowtown Yeast Wranglers
HMMike DabrosKing's Road Bitter11B: Best Bitter

Table 9: Irish Beer (6 entries)

1stRiccardo SantopietroStout, Stout, Let It All Out15B: Irish StoutMontreAlers
2ndShane SchlesingerIrish Red15A: Irish Red AleGTA Brews
3rdLucas Modena
Co-Brewer: Guilherme M Wharaftig
Scarlet Sunset15A: Irish Red Ale

Table 10: Stout (5 entries)

1stJeff BueckertDanger Zone20C: Imperial StoutTrue Grist
2ndBrady MacDonaldMy Pal Mike16A: Sweet StoutBattle River Brewers
3rdDavid Ward
Co-Brewer: Scott Lechelt
Brown Eyed Girl27A4: London Brown AleCowtown Yeast Wranglers

Table 12: Pale American Ale (8 entries)

1stRyan PrestonIn Waves18A: Blonde AleCowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndAdam MalejkoHeidi 518A: Blonde AleCowtown Yeast Wranglers
3rdRiccardo SantopietroYeti Stomp18A: Blonde AleMontreAlers

Table 13: Amber and Brown American Beer (9 entries)

1stMatt KingMinotaur19A: American Amber AleGTA Brews
2ndWuilmer VenegasThe Cali Cali19B: California CommonGTA Brews
3rdReginald P. Picklefeather IIIGg Allin's "Brown" Ale19C: American Brown AleGTA Brews

Table 14: IPA (12 entries)

1stRyan PrestonThis Horrifying Force (The Desire To Brew)21B6: White IPA Cowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndSteve FawkesDouble Trouble22A: Double IPACowtown Yeast Wranglers
3rdCasey SzottThrowdown V5 - Experimental21C: Hazy IPACowtown Yeast Wranglers

Table 16: Euro Sour Ale (10 entries)

1stFrank SchneidawindCamarade Soleil 23F: Fruit Lambic MontreAlers
2ndSacha Ikonicoff
Co-Brewer: Joel Dipert
With A Little Help From My Friend23E: GueuzeOttawa Homebrew Society
3rdFrank SchneidawindRubicon23B: Flanders Red AleMontreAlers

Table 17: Strong Belgian Ale (6 entries)

1stMatt KingSunburst25B: Saison GTA Brews
2ndCory FletcherJe NE Saison25B: Saison GTA Brews
3rdKeigan EwingCenterpiece25B: Saison True Grist

Table 18: Monastic Ale (6 entries)

1stMike PalSaint Mike's Benedictine Blessed Fantastic Monastic 1226D: Belgian Dark Strong AleBattle River Brewers
2ndMike PalSaint Mike's Benedictine Blessed Fantastic Monastic 626A: Belgian SingleBattle River Brewers
3rdAdam MalejkoTatiana's Revenge26B: Belgian DubbelCowtown Yeast Wranglers

Table 19: Wild and Sour Ale (6 entries)

1stBrian MarmoreoAbbadon28C: Wild Specialty Beer
2ndFrank SchneidawindLa Culbute - Brett 28A: Brett Beer MontreAlers
3rdFrank SchneidawindSnowshoe River Dark28C: Wild Specialty Beer MontreAlers

Table 20: Fruit Beer (6 entries)

1stBrian MarmoreoLunatic 29A: Fruit Beer
2ndPatrick BrownZing! (Blueberries)29A: Fruit Beer GTA Brews
3rdCasey SzottBack In The Saddle29B: Fruit and Spice Beer Cowtown Yeast Wranglers

Table 21: Spiced Beer (6 entries)

1stHelio Lambais
Co-Brewer: Claudia Cunha
Morning Coffee30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer VanBrewers
2ndSteve FawkesSpruce Cowboy30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Cowtown Yeast Wranglers
3rdWesley d'HaeneChocolate On My Drumset30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Cowtown Yeast Wranglers

Table 22: Smoked Beer (5 entries)

1stYacine BoujijaWispy Whisper27A5: Piwo GrodziskieMontreAlers
2ndEdward LamotheFrom Bamberg With Love32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer Horsemen of the Hopocalypse
3rdVictor NorthShoop32B: Specialty Smoked Beer HOZER (Hamilton Ontario Zymurgy Enthusiast Ring)

Table 23: Wood Beer (5 entries)

1stDom Labre
Co-Brewer: Marc Andre Turcotte J-S Lacombe
Bourbon Barrel Imp. Stout33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Ottawas Homebrew Society
2ndBrian MarmoreoLockness 33A: Wood-Aged Beer
3rdDavid Ward
Co-Brewer: Scott Lechelt
Like A Boss33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Cowtown Yeast Wranglers

Table 24: Specialty Beer (4 entries)

1stBrian MarmoreoCthulhu34C: Experimental Beer
2ndKris Walter
Co-Brewer: Braden Walter
Dry Hopped Lager34B: Mixed-Style Beer Edmonton Homebrewers Guild
3rdSteve FawkesBelgian Cherry Stout34B: Mixed-Style Beer Cowtown Yeast Wranglers

Table 25: Cider (3 entries)

1stJoel DipertOnce More With PassionC2F: Specialty Cider/Perry Cowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndSam LeitkamDad's #5 CiderC1B: English CiderMontreAlers
3rdSteve FawkesCrisp Autumn SunshineC1A: New World CiderCowtown Yeast Wranglers

Table 26: Mead (2 entries)

1stKris Walter
Co-Brewer: Braden Walter
Moscow MeadM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Edmonton Homebrewers Guild
2ndChris SaundersBlackberry MelomelM2E: Melomel True Grist