16th Annual Oregon Homebrew Festival Results

Here are the results from the 1998 Oregon Homebrew Festival, held May 9, 1998 in Corvallis, Oregon. We had a record 290 entries this year, and the judges got to taste some exceptional brews! Thanks go to all of the judges and other volunteers who helped to make the festival a success. Special thanks also to the sponsors for their generous donations.

Lester Lewis won the Best of Show award with his English Strong Ale. Best of Show honorable mention went to Ted Manahan for his Fruit & Vegetable Mead and to Keith Matteson for his Sparkling Cider. Congratulations!

Barley Wine
1	39.00	Lester Lewis	Capitol Brewers
2	33.67	Gary Corbin	Oregon Brew Crew
3	41.67	John Sterner	Heart Of The Valley Homebrewers

Belgian & French Ale
1	39.83	Cliff Rice 	Strange Brew
2	36.50	Ingeborg Reed
3	34.50	Bob McCracken	Capitol Brewers

Belgian-Style Lambic
1	42.00	Doug Faynor	Capitol Brewers
2	40.00	Doug Faynor	Capitol Brewers
3	32.25	John Sterner	Heart Of The Valley Homebrewers

Mild & Brown Ale
1	40.00	Curt Hausam	Capitol Brewers
2	42.67	Mark Kowalski
3	43.33	Dan Ritter

English-Style Pale Ale
1	38.00	Lee Smith	Heart Of The Valley Homebrewers
2	36.67	Mark Kowalski
3	35.00	Alan Priest	Capitol Brewers

American-Style Ale
1	33.00	Ron Thomas	Capitol Brewers
2	33.67	Timothy Link
3	33.33	Don Darst	Capitol Brewers

English Bitter
1	31.00	Curt Hausam	Capitol Brewers
2	37.50	Leonard Smith	Mary's Peak Lagers
3	36.67	Lester Lewis	Capitol Brewers

Scottish Ale
1	35.00	Ron Thomas	Capitol Brewers
2	34.33	Steve Mueller	Strange Brew
3	31.00	Marian Brodhagen and Andrea Madlung

Porter
1	38.67	David Faulkner	Newport Mohops
2	35.00	Beto Zuniga	Heart Of The Valley Homebrewers
3	35.33	Ron Thomas	Capitol Brewers

English & Scottish Strong Ale
1	40.67	Lester Lewis	Capitol Brewers
2	39.67	Lys M. Buck	Heart Of The Valley Homebrewers
3	39.33	Curt Hausam	Capitol Brewers

Stout
1	40.67	Curt Hausam	Capitol Brewers
2	29.33	Michael Kelley	Mary's Peak Lagers
3	31.00	Ron Thomas	Capitol Brewers

German Bock
1	37.67	Curt Hausam	Capitol Brewers
2	36.00	John Sterner	Heart Of The Valley Homebrewers
3	33.33	Joel Rea	Heart Of The Valley Homebrewers

German/American Dark Lager
1	41.33	Mark Norbury	Capitol Brewers
2	30.67	Lee Smith	Heart Of The Valley Homebrewers
3	26.67	Randy Reid	Good Heathens

German/American Lager/Ale
1	36.00	Curt Hausam	Capitol Brewers
2	32.33	Mark Norbury	Capitol Brewers
3	31.67	Curt Hausam	Capitol Brewers

Classic Pilsener
1	28.63	Guy Johnson	Capitol Brewers
2	35.38	John Sterner	Heart Of The Valley Homebrewers
3	28.00	Ron Hall	Heart Of The Valley Homebrewers

Vienna/Märzen/Oktoberfest
1	39.25	Dan Ritter
2	34.00	Curt Hausam	Capitol Brewers
3	32.00	Ted Hausotter	Strange Brew

German-Style Wheat Beer
1	40.00	Curt Hausam	Capitol Brewers
2	39.33	Robert Craig
3	35.00	Michael James Clark

Smoked / Specialty Beer
1	35.33	Ted Manahan	Heart Of The Valley Homebrewers
2	35.00	Lys M. Buck	Heart Of The Valley Homebrewers
3	35.33	Lys M. Buck	Heart Of The Valley Homebrewers

Fruit & Vegetable Beer
1	33.33	Lys M. Buck	Heart Of The Valley Homebrewers
2	39.50	Ron Hall	Heart Of The Valley Homebrewers
3	35.00	Ron Thomas	Capitol Brewers

Herb & Spice Beer
1	38.25	Jerry Marshall	Heart Of The Valley Homebrewers
2	36.25	Curt Hausam	Capitol Brewers
3	35.50	Bob Allen	West Sound Brewers

California Common Beer
1	38.33	Curt Hausam	Capitol Brewers
2	34.67	Hal Weeks	Newport Mohops
3	31.67	Scott Caul	Heart Of The Valley Homebrewers

Traditional Mead & Braggot / Herb & Spice Mead
1	36.33	Thomas Thompson	Oregon Brew Crew
2	31.33	Bob McCracken	Oregon Brew Crew
3	30.67	Lonnie R. Dvorak	Mary's Peak Lagers

Fruit & Vegetable Mead
1	39.33	Ted Manahan	Heart Of The Valley Homebrewers
2	37.67	Ted Manahan	Heart Of The Valley Homebrewers
3	39.33	Ron Thomas	Capitol Brewers

Cider
1	37.00	Keith Matteson	Newport Mohops
2	34.67	Tonya & Mark Builder, Dave Cauble & Lynette Gonzalez
3	34.33	Ed Riek	Strange Brew

NOTE: Due to the large number of entries, some categories were split into 2 flights and final ordering was done in a taste-off between the top beers from each flight. Scores listed are those from the first flight only. In a few cases, categories with only a few enties were combined.


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