The Manhattan Homebrew Cup Results

The Second Annual Manhattan Homebrew Cup took place on Saturday 8th of September. Certified Beer Judges spent the day tasting and deliberating over which beer was to be crowned the winner. 170 entries were judged in total. Homebrewers from all over New York and even many out-of-state brewers submitted their beers to compete for the Grand Prize. This is where Five Boroughs Brewing Co steps in. Five Boroughs have homebrew roots in the community and as the competitions main sponsor will be brewing the 1st Place Beer on their pilot system.

We would like to congratulate Mark Zamaitis on achieving 1st Place in this year’s competition. Mark’s fantastic Weissbier was undoubtedly this years favourite among the judges. Keep an eye out for Mark’s Weissbier as you will be seeing it on the Taps of Draught 55 and at Five Boroughs Brewing Company Taproom in the coming weeks. This is a fantastic achievement for Mark Zamaitis and we wish him the best of luck in his brewing career.

This Years Winner
Beer Name: Weissbier 

Style: Weissbier
Brewer: Mark Zamaitis
Club Name: NYC Homebrewers Guild

If you did not win you will still receive feedback on your beer entries in the coming weeks. The results are as follows.

Best of Show:
1st Place: Mark Zamaitis
2nd Place: Arthur Franke
3rd Place:  Michael Sell

Award Category #1: LAGERS
1st Place: Steven Blank
2nd Place: Mike DeLaVina
3rd Place: John Dispirito

Award Category #2: WHEAT/SAISON BEERS
1st Place:  Mark Zamaitis
2nd Place:  Michael Sell
3rd Place:  Oscar Stern

1st Place:  Ray Imondi
2nd Place: Chase Corman
3rd Place: Michael Murphy

Award Category #4: PALE ALES
1st Place: Michael Murphy
2nd Place: Alex Kaleb
3rd Place: Tyler Brady

Award Category #5: IPA’S
1st Place: Roman Goyenko
2nd Place: Joseph Malizia
3rd Place:  Jacob Ida

Award Category #6: PORTERS & STOUTS
1st Place:  Kenny Zammito
2nd Place: Joseph Kuchinksie
3rd Place:  Mark Friesen

Award Category #7: STRONG ALES
1st Place: Ryan Imondi
2nd Place:  Mark Friesan
3rd Place: Michael Jr Byrne

Joint 1st Place: Arthur Frantre
Joint 1st Place: Michael DeLaVina

Joint 2nd Place: Michael DeLaVina
Joint 2nd Place: Gregg Kelley


Award Category #9: SOUR BEERS
1st Place:  Michael Sell
2nd Place:  Alex Kalab
3rd Place:  Brian Fredlund

We would like to thank all homebrewers and judges for their participation in this event and for our sponsors for helping to make it happen. Without such an incredible community of people a competition like this could never have taken place. We are privileged to have had such a great reception for our first homebrew competition. It will not be our last.

Keep an eye out for news about the Tapping Event of the winning beer.