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Thanks to all who participated in the 2023 Pacific Brewers Cup.

There were 257 entries judged and 106 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJay PerezBlend 8- The Clouds Above Me28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour BeerSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
2ndAdam SeveriPivo5D: German PilsMaltose Falcons
3rdJoe St. JohnBock Bock9A: DoppelbockYeastside Brewers
HMMike RasconLupulin O Max IPA 21A: American IPALong Beach Homebrewers

High Point Brewer (68 Participating Brewers)

1stMike Neice140122.01 Barley Bandits

Scores and tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology. Numbers reflected are rounded to the hundredth place. Hover over or tap the question mark icon () for the actual calculated value.

High Point Club (14 Participating Clubs)


Scores and tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology. Numbers reflected are rounded to the hundredth place. Hover over or tap the question mark icon () for the actual calculated value.

Winning Entries

Table 1: Standard American Beer (10 entries)

1stRoxy GarciaSparkle, Sparkle1C: Cream AleSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
2ndMarvin GomezHopping Up Laura's Lager1B: American LagerSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
3rdMario Tosta
Co-Brewer: Ryan Jiles
Gentleman Farmer American Lager1B: American Lager

Table 2: International Lager (14 entries)

1stEli PalmaCUELLO AZUL2A: International Pale Lager QUAFF
2ndEduardo CasillasEl Elotero2A: International Pale Lager
3rdDoug WalkerUn Cervesa Para Llavar2A: International Pale LagerInland Empire Brewers
HMMike NeiceBro-Mex2B: International Amber LagerBarley Bandits

Table 3: Pale Malty Euro Lager Cat 4 (10 entries)

1stJeff MathiowetzFugingroovin4B: FestbierMaltose Falcons
2ndCurtis RitterLederhosen4B: FestbierOrange County Mash Ups
3rdCharles KirkKirk Helles Bock4C: Helles BockBrewluminati [CA]

Table 4: Pale Bitter European Beer - Cat 5 (13 entries)

1stAdam SeveriPivo5D: German PilsMaltose Falcons
2ndPaulo RamosGrey Cat Lager5C: German Helles ExportbierLong Beach Homebrewers
3rdViolet KaplanCruzkap German Pilsy5D: German PilsSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)

Table 5: Pale American Ale - Cat 18 (12 entries)

1stCurtis RitterLippy Di Do Da18B: American Pale AleOrange County Mash Ups
2ndMike RasconFresh Hop Ale18B: American Pale AleLong Beach Homebrewers
3rdSteve Flanders
Co-Brewer: Tom Tousignant
Gold Rush18B: American Pale Ale

Table 6: American Porters and Stouts - Cat 20 (10 entries)

1stEduardo CasillasMidnight Ride20B: American Stout
2ndNeil SaundImperial Stout20C: Imperial StoutPacific Gravity Home Brewers Club

Table 7: IPAs - Cat 21 (24 entries)

1stMike RasconLupulin O Max IPA 21A: American IPALong Beach Homebrewers
2ndRobert Baker
Co-Brewer: Karissa Curatolo
You Getting Thiolized21C: Hazy IPAInland Empire Brewers
3rdChris SoteloCaptain Nectaron21A: American IPALong Beach Homebrewers

Table 8: Strong Belgian Ales - Cat 25 (13 entries)

1stKyle HuffordLa Goletoise25B: Saison Santa Barbara Brewing Society
2ndCraig Corley284 - MB2225A: Belgian Blond AlePacific Gravity Home Brewers Club
3rdCraig Corley283 - Sequestered Ale #625C: Belgian Golden Strong AlePacific Gravity Home Brewers Club

Table 9: American Wilds (10 entries)

1stJay PerezBlend 8- The Clouds Above Me28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer SoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
2ndKyle HuffordAutumnbier28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer Santa Barbara Brewing Society
3rdMike RasconWar Head Wild Ale28C: Wild Specialty Beer Long Beach Homebrewers

Table 10: Fruit Beer - Cat 29 (12 entries)

1stJonathan Perkins507 Raspberry Wheat29A: Fruit Beer
2ndLaurie Ann GutierrezPetit Ananas29A: Fruit Beer SoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
3rdKyle HuffordSaturn Peach29A: Fruit Beer Santa Barbara Brewing Society

Table 11: Czech Lager - Cat 3 (7 entries)

1stJoshua AkinBohemian Rhapsody3A: Czech Pale LagerQUAFF
2ndNeil SaundCzech Lager3A: Czech Pale LagerPacific Gravity Home Brewers Club

Table 12: Amber Malty Euro Lagers - Cat 6 (9 entries)

1stMike Rascon
Co-Brewer: Ruben Alonso Villacres
Foos' Gone Marzen6A: MärzenLong Beach Homebrewers
2ndJesse FloresNew World Ale (NWA)6A: MärzenLong Beach Homebrewers
3rdAlex Alonzo
Co-Brewer: Eddie Casillas
Scoop The Foop6A: MärzenSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)

Table 13: Amber Bitter European Beer - Cat 7 (9 entries)

1stEli PalmaTRENZA7A: Vienna LagerQUAFF
2ndEduardo CasillasI Spy7B: Altbier
3rdJoe St. John
Co-Brewer: Megan McGrath
Okay With Ken7A: Vienna LagerYeastside Brewers
HMJeff MathiowetzOde To Schell's 7A: Vienna LagerMaltose Falcons

Table 14: Strong European Beer -Cat 9 (5 entries)

1stJoe St. JohnBock Bock9A: Doppelbock Yeastside Brewers
2ndMike NeiceNobody's Fault By Mine9C: Baltic PorterBarley Bandits
3rdSteve WilligrodWilli Brew Dopplebock9A: Doppelbock Strand Brewers Club

Table 15: Dark Euro Lager and German Wheat Beers Cat 8 and 10 (9 entries)

1stWilliam VigilJohnny Chimpo 3.010A: WeissbierOrange County Mash Ups
2ndDoug WalkerDark Harvest8B: SchwarzbierInland Empire Brewers
3rdDoug WalkerDark-Fest 8A: Munich DunkelInland Empire Brewers

Table 16: British Bitter and Pale Commenwealth Beers - Cat 11 and 12 (6 entries)

1stBryan PatridgeSimply The Best Bitter11B: Best BitterLong Beach Homebrewers
2ndBryan PatridgeExtra Best Bitter11C: Strong BitterLong Beach Homebrewers
3rdEduardo CasillasStay Gold12A: British Golden Ale

Table 17: Brown British and American British - Cat 13 and 19 (11 entries)

1stAlan TurkenProper Brown13B: British Brown AleQUAFF
2ndCarl TownsendEnglish Porter13C: English PorterPacific Gravity Home Brewers Club
3rdDoug WalkerBrittish Wanker13B: British Brown AleInland Empire Brewers

Table 18: Irish and Dark British Beers - Cat 15 and 16 (7 entries)

1stLister HargreavesPotcake Puppy16C: Tropical StoutInland Empire Brewers
2ndCharles KirkClover Irish Red15A: Irish Red AleBrewluminati [CA]
3rdTodd Thienngern
Co-Brewer: Brady Barber
Chocolate Oatmeal Stout16B: Oatmeal Stout

Table 19: Strong British and American Beers - Cat 17 and 22 (9 entries)

1stLucas OrrKilt Dropper17C: Wee HeavyQUAFF
2ndMike Neice22nd Sea22C: American BarleywineBarley Bandits
3rdBenjamin FrymarkDo You Want Cheese With That Whine?22D: WheatwineQUAFF

Table 20: Ciders (10 entries)

1stSteven SevernPoly Dolly C2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices Orange County Mash Ups
2ndSteven SevernCider Experiment #2-PinnaplesC2B: Cider with Other Fruit Orange County Mash Ups
3rdSteven SevernBasically, Bill Boyer's Super Secret Cider Recipe C1A: New World CiderOrange County Mash Ups
HMJon SilvertoothTesting 123C1B: English CiderLong Beach Homebrewers

Table 21: Meads (8 entries)

1stRobert Baker
Co-Brewer: Karissa Curatolo
I Work Hard For My HoneyM1C: Sweet MeadInland Empire Brewers
2ndJeff CaseOrange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana?M1B: Semi-Sweet MeadQUAFF
3rdJeff CaseNew BeeM1A: Dry MeadQUAFF

Table 22: Belgians and European Sours- Cat 23,24,31 (7 entries)

1stJay PerezBel Gian Pale Ale - Rye Not24B: Belgian Pale AleSoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
2ndKyle HuffordPASTEL23F: Fruit Lambic Santa Barbara Brewing Society
3rdBenjamin FrymarkIch Bin Ein Berliner Weiss23A: Berliner WeisseQUAFF

Table 23: Monastic Ales- Cat 26 (9 entries)

1stBenjamin FrymarkBrother Theodore's26A: Belgian SingleQUAFF
2ndMike NeiceDown By The Seaside 26A: Belgian SingleBarley Bandits
3rdBenjamin FrymarkDennis Quad26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleQUAFF

Table 24: Historical and Spiced Cat 27 and 30 (6 entries)

1stSteve Flanders
Co-Brewer: Tom Tousignant
Jerry Lewis30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndMike NeiceHogweiser27A6: Pre-Prohibition LagerBarley Bandits
3rdTom FontesSpruce Tip Pale Ale30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Long Beach Homebrewers

Table 25: Smoked and Wood-Aged Cat 32 and 33 (6 entries)

1stMike NeiceBeetlejuice 33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Barley Bandits
2ndEli PalmaTHE MONCHICHI33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer QUAFF
3rdBenjamin Frymark
Co-Brewer: Jeff Case
Smokey The Beer32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer QUAFF

Table 26: Specialty and Local Styles - Cat 34 and LS (11 entries)

1stMasahiro KitanoGuavahh!!LSX4: Catharina Sour SoCal Cerveceros (SCC)
2ndBen Gaylord7 Hills WC Pils34B: Mixed-Style Beer
3rdJoshua ParsonsMunichwine 34C: Experimental Beer Long Beach Homebrewers
HMJoshua AveryHigher Love34C: Experimental Beer Strand Brewers Club