Best of Show Winners: Beer

Congratulations to all the historical Best of Show (Beer) winners.  We’ve compiled this list from the records we were able to find.  For additions or corrections, please contact John Crossett <> or Tim Belczak <>.


  • 1st BOS:  Gordon Diffenderfer, Classic Style Herb & Spice
  • 2nd BOS:  David E. Purcell, India Pale Ale


  • 1st BOS: Dave Chudy


  • 1st BOS: Keith Curtachio


  • 1st BOS: Paul Jackson


  • 1st BOS: Thomas R. Heftka, Export 80/-


  • 1st BOS: Dan Gestwik


  • 1st BOS: Dan Cassetta


  • 1st BOS: Erv Brese, Gueuze Style Ale
  • 2nd BOS: Manny Holl, Northern German Pilsner
  • 3rd BOS: Ray Lewis, Munich Dunkel


  • 1st BOS: Manny Holl, Munich Helles
  • 2nd BOS: Randall Contreras, American IPA
  • 3rd BOS: Kevin Flood & Mick Barnes, Old Ale


  • 1st BOS: Gerald & Mark Berdysiak, American Amber Ale
  • 2nd BOS: Joseph Schneider, American IPA
  • 3rd BOS: Manny Holl BOS: Munich Helles


  • 1st BOS: Timothy Collins, Belgian Tripel
  • 2nd BOS: Scott Ofslager, Wood-Aged Beer
  • 3rd BOS: Thomas Ocque, Dry Stout
  • 1st Honorable Mention: Jeff Farrar & Andy Feyl, California Common Beer
  • 2nd Honorable Mention: Rodney Kibzey, Weizenbock


  • 1st BOS: Todd Dirrigl, Strong Bitter/English Pale Ale
  • 2nd BOS: Terry Felton, Wood-Aged Beer
  • 3rd BOS: Todd Snyder, Dortmunder Export
  • Honorable Mention:  Kyle Costello, Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer


  • 1st BOS: Michael Reda, Munich Helles
  • 2nd BOS: Ray Krystofik, Duesseldorf Altbier
  • 3rd BOS: Bob Watkins, Imperial IPA
  • 1st Honorable Mention: Jeff Murbach, Specialty Beer
  • 2nd Honorable Mention: Marty Hanscomb, American Brown Ale


  • 1st BOS: Dan Cassetta, Baltic Porter
  • 2nd BOS: Kyle Costello, Wood-Aged Beer
  • 3rd BOS: Patrick McGrath, Schwarzbier


  • 1st BOS: Dan Cassetta
  • 2nd BOS: Timothy Collins, Imperial Stout


  • 1st BOS: Timothy Collins, Imperial Stout
  • 2nd BOS: Timothy Collins, Dopplebock
  • 3rd BOS: Josh Sled, Fruit Beer


  • 1st BOS: Michael Winter
  • 2nd BOS: Mark Zambron, Northern English Brown Ale
  • 3rd BOS: Terry Felton, Belgian Specialty Ale
  • Honorable Mention: Alex Placito & Eric Stellrecht, American Pale Ale


  • 1st BOS: Robert Pilon, Belgian Blonde Ale
  • 2nd BOS: Thomas Ocque, Imperial IPA
  • 3rd BOS: Scott Kroon, American Wheat/Rye
  • Honorable Mention: Ian Howard, Strong Scotch Ale


  • 1st BOS: Rob Sells, Specialty Beer
  • 2nd BOS: John Crossett, Scottish Ales
  • 3rd BOS: Andy Urban, American Stout
  • Honorable Mention: Adam Kugler, Specialty IPA


  • 1st BOS: Kevin DiTondo, Kolsch
  • 2nd BOS: Kevin DiTondo, Munich Dunkel
  • 3rd BOS: Tim Belczak, Festbier


  • 1st BOS: Craig Sherwood; Specialty Beer
  • 2nd BOS: David Williams; Fruit Beer
  • 3rd BOS: Michael Florez; Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer


  • 1st BOS: Mark Zambron; Gueuze
  • 2nd BOS: Mark Zambron; Eisbock
  • 3rd BOS: Rob Sells; Imperial Stout
  • Honorable Mention: Michael Kanick; American Porter


  • 1st BOS: Daniel Hamm-Johnson; Fruit Beer
  • 2nd BOS: Rick Felser; Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer
  • 3rd BOS: Ken DeMarree; Light Belgian Strong Ale


  • 1st BOS: John Crossett; Irish Extra Stout
  • 2nd BOS: Mark Scibilia; Black IPA
  • 3rd BOS: Leonard Modelewski; Piwo Grodziskie
  • Honorable Mention: Rob Sells; Belgian Dark Strong Ale


  • 1st BOS: Brian Marmoreo; Flanders Red Ale
  • 2nd BOS: Brian Milleville; Trappist Single
  • 3rd BOS: Andrew Urban; Wee Heavy


  • 1st BOS: Mark Scibilia; Smoke From The Malter, Fire In Disguise; 32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer
    Niagara Association of Homebrewers
  • 2nd BOS: Bill Serowski; Thunder Snow Porter; 13C: English Porter
  • 3rd BOS: Brian Milleville; Trappist Single V2; 26A: Belgian Single; Niagara Association of Homebrewers


  • 1st BOS: Brian Milleville; Creamy Blend; 1C: Cream Ale; Niagara Association of Homebrewers
  • 2nd BOS: Sam Tischler, Bob Charboneau; Black Button Beast; 33A: Wood-Aged Beer; Upstate NY Homebrewers Assn
  • 3rd BOS: Bob Charboneau, Deron Weet ;Jack And Joe’s Sour Cherry 2; 28C: Wild Specialty Beer Upstate NY Homebrewers Assn
  • Honorable Mention: Brian Milleville; Kelly’s Sour (She Is The Best!); 29A: Fruit Beer Niagara Association of Homebrewers
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