Best of Show: Lewis and Clark Brewing Co.’s Red Ale
Best of the Fest: Lewis and Clark Brewing Co.’s Red Ale
Best Light Lager: Wildwood Brewing Co. Czech Pils
Best Amber/Red: Lewis and Clark Brewing Co.’s Red Ale
Best Oktoberfest: The Front’s Oktoberfest
Best Dark Ale: 406 Brewing Co’s Brown Porter
Best IPA: Lewis and Clark Brewing Co.’s Tumbleweed IPA
Best Light Ale: Tamarack Brewing Co’s Sip N Go Naked Apricot Ale
Best Wheat/Rye: Wildwood Brewing Co’s Organic White Bark Wheat
Best Pale Ale: Great Norther Brewing Co’s Frog Hop 2012
Best Belgian: Blackfoot River’s Montana Style Lambic
Best Stout: Blackfoot River’s Double Black Diamond Stout
Best Imperial: Bitterroot Brewing Co’s Citra Honey Imperial IPA**
This was the finest Brewfest I have ever had the pleasure to judge. The quality of the beers that were on display was superb. There were many beers that scored as excellent representations of their stated style and quite a few that were considered world class examples of their stated style. Montana’s Breweries have truly shown themselves to be exceptional. Thanks to all the brewers and staff for making this one of the best brewfests.
Vice President, Zoo City Zymurgists.
**Edit I initially erroneously reported Madison rivers Imperial IPA as the winner of the Imperial category. It came in as a close second. My apologies.