Thanks to all who participated in the Lights Out! - Dark Beers Only WHOTY Qualifier.

There were 190 entries judged and 90 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
1stTristan McCoy
Co-Brewer: Kyle Jung
That's My Jam!28C: Wild Specialty Beer
2ndAndrew Weaver Weazelschnocked 10C: Weizenbock
3rdTim MattranThen We Will Fight In The Shade21B2: Black IPA
HMMatthew HibbsLongest Night8B: Schwarzbier

Winning Entries

Table 1: Lager (19 entries)

1stMatthew HibbsLongest Night8B: Schwarzbier
2ndDavid SleipnessThe Beech Is Back6B: Rauchbier
3rdKris HaskinsCzech In the Dark3D: Czech Dark Lager

Table 2: Brown Ale (17 entries)

1stPhil CammaranoBrown19C: American Brown Ale
2ndKris HaskinsNo Sleep, Till Brexit13A: Dark Mild
3rdCory GeerdtsThe Robust Mild13A: Dark Mild

Table 3: Scottish (12 entries)

1stKris HaskinsScot Me Up, Beamy14C: Scottish Export
2ndBrian HaleGame Over17C: Wee Heavy
3rdTrever Bohling
Co-Brewer: Kirsten Bohling
Clansman14A: Scottish Light

Table 4: Stout (15 entries)

1stDavid SleipnessDarkest Before the Don20B: American Stout
2ndDarin HammIt's Irish But Made Here In The U.S.A. Stout15B: Irish Stout
3rdTrever BohlingSatan's Gaze20B: American Stout

Table 5: Extra & Imperial Stout / Barleywine (19 entries)

1stAaron Scott
Co-Brewer: Ben Carlson
Norwood Brewing - Narwhal Ris20C: Imperial Stout
2ndMatthew HibbsBurning Furniture 20C: Imperial Stout
3rdCathy Miller
Co-Brewer: Mike Miller
Cathy Miller16D: Foreign Extra Stout

Table 6: Porter (22 entries)

1stJeremy MaldonadoBroken Spoke Porter27A8: Pre-Prohibition Porter
2ndKris HaskinsUsb20A: American Porter
3rdJeremy MaldonadoDark Streaks13C: English Porter

Table 7: IPA (20 entries)

1stTim MattranThen We Will Fight In The Shade21B2: Black IPA
2ndJeremy MaldonadoMuddy Waters IPA21B3: Brown IPA
3rdTim FrommerPacific Northbest21B2: Black IPA

Table 8: Old Ale / Strong Ale (19 entries)

1stAndrew Weaver Weazelschnocked 10C: Weizenbock
2ndBeth Hawes
Co-Brewer: Ryan Hawes
Free Stuff Dunkels10B: Dunkels Weissbier
3rdRyan WallaceWallace Winter Warmer17A: English Strong Ale

Table 9: Fruit (8 entries)

1stMichael McCourtCoconut Coffee Porter29B: Fruit and Spice Beer
2ndMike MillerChocolate Raspberry Stout29A: Fruit Beer
3rdBrian HaleRaspberry Delight29A: Fruit Beer

Table 10: Spice / Herb / Vegetable (17 entries)

1stGarreth Wippel
Co-Brewer: Caitlin Wippel, Brandon Huston, Cally Huston
The Dullahan's Call30B: Autumn Seasonal Beer
2ndDarin HammPeanut Butter Stout30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdTim FrommerNorth To the Future30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 11: Smoke / Specialty (8 entries)

1stTristan McCoy
Co-Brewer: John Hocking & Alexander McVicker
Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Barleywine34C: Experimental Beer
2ndRobert RothschillerBon Fire On The Beach32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer
3rdKurt DresnerAny Kind of Raven34B: Mixed-Style Beer

Table 12: Wood (10 entries)

1stJohn HockingRichelle's Wee Heavy33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndGarreth Wippel
Co-Brewer: Caitlin Wippel
Moon Snatcher Barrel-Aged Barleywine33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
3rdMatt AnthonyBourbon Barrel Marshmallow Af33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Table 13: Sour (4 entries)

1stTristan McCoy
Co-Brewer: Kyle Jung
That's My Jam!28C: Wild Specialty Beer
2ndAndrew Weaver Matty Lou Who's Sour Stout28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
3rdTristan McCoy
Co-Brewer: Kyle Jung
Talking Points For Later28C: Wild Specialty Beer