Ohio homebrewers performed well at the 2019 American National Homebrew Competition, bringing home six medals including three golds.
The awards were handed out in 34 categories Saturday at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island.
Here are the Ohio winners:
• Donna Reuter of Akron, a member of the Society of Akron Area Zymurgists, won a gold in the strong American ale category. She made the beer along with her husband Larry Reuter.
• Greg Irving of North Royalton and Mike Yingling of Northfield, members of the Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers, won a gold in the pale European beer category. Irving also won a bronze in the British and Irish stout category.
• Tom Beach of Rocky River, a member of the Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers, won a gold in the specialty IPA category. It was the most entered category with 475 entries.
• James Rupert of Germantown, a member of the Middletown Area Society of Homebrewers, won a silver in the German wheat beer category.
• Tom Morgan of Dayton, a member of the Dayton Regional Amateur Fermentation Technologists, won a bronze in the European sour ale category.
“Over the years, we’ve seen homebrewers push the envelope for what beer can be, leading the way with style awareness and ingenuity,” American Homebrewers Association Director Gary Glass said in a prepared statement. “Congratulations to this year’s winners of the National Homebrew Competition for their achievement and their commitment to the greatest hobby there is – homebrewing.”
This year’s competition featured 9,189 entries from 3,492 homebrewers located throughout the United States and 17 countries. To see all the winners, click here.