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Janet's Brown Ale is no stranger to the world of homebrewing recipes. Mike McDole took home a medal when this recipe won gold in Category 10: Brown Ale at the American Homebrewers Assocation (AHA) National Homebrew Competition (NHC) in 2004. The award winning recipe was then featured in Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer's book, Brewing Classic Styles, as an example of a bigger, hoppier American Brown Ale. In 2009, McDole took gold again at the AHA NHC with an updated recipe that he categoraized as Imperial Brown Ale, but this time in Category 23: Speciality Beers. Though Janet's Brown Ale deviates a bit from the style guidelines for a traditional American Brown Ale, surely you will not be upset by the higher IBUs and ABV after taking a sip! Read More

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Janet’s Brown Ale

Jeffrey Swearengin of Tulsa, OK, member of the Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM), won a gold medal in Category #24: Traditional Meadduring the 2009 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Oakland, CA. Swearengin’s Traditional Mead was chosen as the best among 75 final round entries in the category. Read More

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Wewahitchka Special Reserve

Thomas Eibner of St. Paul, MN, member of the Saint Paul Homebrewers Club, won a gold medal in Category #25: Melomel (Fruit Mead) during the 2009 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Oakland, CA. Eibner’s Melomel (Fruit Mead) was chosen as the best among 118 final round entries in the category and helped earn the 2009 NHC Meadmaker of the Year title. Read More

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Two cherry Tupelo

Eric Anderson of Saint Paul, MN, member of the Saint Paul Homebrewers Club, won a gold medal in Category #26: Other Mead during the 2009 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Oakland, CA. Anderson’s Other Mead was chosen as the best among 88 final round entries in the category. Read More

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Eric’s Mead

Jeff Carlson of Grand Rapids, MI, member of the Prime Time Brewers, won a gold medal in Category #27: Standard Cider and Perry during the 2009 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Oakland, CA. Carlson’s Standard Cider and Perry was chosen as the best among 69 final round entries in the category and helped earn the 2009 NHC CIdermaker of the Year title. Read More

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Jeff’s Common Cider

Gary Weston of Bridgewater, NJ, member of the Woodbridge Homebrewers Ale & Lager Enthusiasts Soc, won a gold medal in Category #28: Specialty Cider and Perry during the 2009 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Oakland, CA with the help of Whales club project. Weston’s Specialty Cider and Perry was chosen as the best among 73 final round entries in the category. Read More

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Gary’s Cider

Graham Cox of Meridian, MS, member of the Chicken City Ale Raisers, won a gold medal in Category #1: Light Lager during the 2008 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Cincinnati, OH. Cox’s Light Lager was chosen as the best among 170 final round entries in the category. Read More

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Billy Bob Mississippi Lager

John Watson of Southbury, CT, member of the Underground Brewers Club of Connecticut, won a gold medal in Category #2: Pilsner during the 2008 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Cincinnati, OH. Watson’s Pilsner was chosen as the best among 155 final round entries in the category. Read More

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Liquid Sunshine

Jim Maurer of Aurora, CO won a gold medal in Category #3: European Amber Lager during the 2008 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Cincinnati, OH. Maurer’s European Amber Lager was chosen as the best among 105 final round entries in the category. Read More

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Jim’s Vienna

Eric Anderson of Saint Paul, MN, member of the Saint Paul Homebrewers Club, won a gold medal in Category #4: Dark Lager during the 2008 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Cincinnati, OH. Anderson’s Dark Lager was chosen as the best among 158 final round entries in the category. Read More

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Eric’s Munich Dunkel

Dave Corbett of Milford, CT, member of the Underground Brewers Club of Connecticut, won a gold medal in Category #5: Bock during the 2008 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Cincinnati, OH with the help of Tom Miklinevich. Corbett’s Bock was chosen as the best among 177 final round entries in the category. Read More

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Dave’s Bock

David Anderson of Northglenn, CO, member of the Hop Barley & the Alers, won a gold medal in Category #6: Light Hybrid Beer during the 2008 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Cincinnati, OH. Anderson’s Light Hybrid Beer was chosen as the best among 248 final round entries in the category and helped earn the 2008 NHC Homebrewer of the Year title. Read More

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Kari’s Cream Ale

Thomas Wallbank of Indianapolis, IN, member of the Foam Blowers of Indiana, won a gold medal in Category #7: Amber Hybrid Beer during the 2008 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Cincinnati, OH. Wallbank’s Amber Hybrid Beer was chosen as the best among 150 final round entries in the category. Read More

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SummersALT

Kevin Kroll of Lincoln, NE won a gold medal in Category #8: English Pale Ale during the 2008 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Cincinnati, OH. Kroll’s English Pale Ale was chosen as the best among 222 final round entries in the category. Read More

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Kevin’s Standard Bitter