2023 Winners Announced

Congratulations to Curtis Ritter of the OC Mashups for his Best of Show beer called “Susan”, a Belgian Tripel, an assertively strong beer but with gentle warmth and spicy phenolics.  Curtis has the opportunity to brew his recipe with Tortugo Brewery as a GABF Pro-Am entry!
Congrats also to 1st Runner Up John Warner, San Francisco Homebrewer’s Guild, 23-E, Gueuze, which had just the right amount of “funk”, and 2nd Runner Up Zach Grinnell, That Damn Brew Club, 28-A, Brett Beer.  He captured a restrained Brett character that balanced the underlying malt character.

The full list of winners can be found at http://comp.belgianbrewchallenge.com/

I must say that I enjoyed the Best of Show judging session!  Thank you to Tortugo Brewery for hosting the 2023 competition.

Please join us for our awards ceremony, which will take place on Thursday, April 20th at Tortugo Brewery, 916 W Hyde Park Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90302.  Awards will be presented around 8:00 PM.

Thanks to all who entered, judged, stewarded and volunteered. In the meantime, please visit our sponsors .

Carl Townsend
Competition Organizer