Homebrewer Brian Jackson won the "Best of Show" award at last weekend's Beer and Sweat event, an annual keg-only competition sponsored by the Bloatarian Brewing League in Cincinnati. Jackson will now have his winning saison brewed at Blank Slate Brewing Co. and the beer will be available during Cincinnati Beer Week next year.
The Best of Show runner-up was an American amber by Whit Hesser and Blake Horsburgh, who are in the process of opening the Fifty West Brewing Co. in Cincinnati. They also received a third place award in the Belgian strong ale category for a Belgian blonde. (Fifty West also was one of the event sponsors. You can check out Hesser and Horsburgh's blog Brewing with Friends by clicking here.)
Overall, there were 268 entries this year. To see the full rundown of winners, click here.