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Thanks to all who participated in the Shamrock Open XXVIII - April 1, 2023.

There were 309 entries judged and 136 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBrian MarmoreoAbbadon28C: Wild Specialty Beer
2ndZane OliverBlueberry Lambic23F: Fruit LambicGarner Ale Society
3rdClay VickOops I Did It Again12B: Australian Sparkling AleDown East Alers (DEA)

Winning Entries

Table 1: Table 1 (12 entries)

1stAllen Smith'merica1A: American Light LagerWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
2ndBill LynchBill's Swill1B: American LagerCarolina Brewmasters
3rdJim EbertTailgate Down1D: American Wheat BeerJames River Homebrewers

Table 2: Table 2 (6 entries)

1stJoe D'AuriaInternational House Of Lagers2C: International Dark LagerMetro South Homebrew League (MASH HOLES)
2ndAllen SmithHelles Light2A: International Pale LagerWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
3rdTony KulasInternational Dark Lager2C: International Dark LagerDown East Alers (DEA)

Table 3: Table 3 (12 entries)

1stMike GallagherDark Smoothness3D: Czech Dark LagerLowcountry Libations
2ndZane OliverSvetle Lezak3A: Czech Pale LagerGarner Ale Society
3rdJohn ApaCzech Amber3C: Czech Amber LagerWhite Street Brewer's Guild

Table 4: Table 4 (7 entries)

1stAllen SmithHigher Standards 4A: Munich HellesWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
2ndMatthew WhiteHelles Of Guy4A: Munich HellesSeven City Brewers
3rdEric DarnellMai Goat4C: Helles BockGarner Ale Society

Table 5: Table 5 (11 entries)

1stChristopher RileyGerman Pils5D: German PilsWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
2ndTom Welch
Co-Brewer: Tim Welch
Old Guy's Pils5D: German PilsOBX Homebrewers
3rdMatthew WhiteMe Leichy5A: German LeichtbierSeven City Brewers
HMAlex GeorgeTonic5D: German PilsCary-Apex-Raleigh-Brewers-Of-Yore (CARBOY)

Table 6: Table 6 (11 entries)

1stMike GallagherOctoberfest 20226A: MärzenLowcountry Libations
2ndAnthony MercerMaezen6A: MärzenDown East Alers (DEA)
3rdBradley Olson
Co-Brewer: Eric Boren
Shitshow Oktoberfest B4b226A: MärzenWhite Street Brewer's Guild

Table 7: Table 7 (9 entries)

1stAlex GeorgeRoot8B: SchwarzbierCary-Apex-Raleigh-Brewers-Of-Yore (CARBOY)
2ndZane OliverMunich Dunkel8A: Munich DunkelGarner Ale Society
3rdMatthew WhiteDunkless8A: Munich DunkelSeven City Brewers

Table 8: Table 8 (8 entries)

1stBill LynchBill's Big Bock9A: Doppelbock Carolina Brewmasters
2ndTony KulasDoppelbock9A: Doppelbock Down East Alers (DEA)
3rdBrian OwensStumphouse Baltic Porter 9C: Baltic PorterGarner Ale Society

Table 9: Table 9 (6 entries)

1stClay VickOops I Did It Again12B: Australian Sparkling AleDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndClay VickOde To Elizabeth12A: British Golden AleDown East Alers (DEA)
3rdRoss GerdonBritts Gold12A: British Golden AleIredell Brewers United (IBU)

Table 10: Table 10 (10 entries)

1stAllen SmithUntil We Meet Again13A: Dark MildWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
2ndZane OliverDeath To Grains13A: Dark MildGarner Ale Society
3rdAdrian SutherlandBrownsville13B: British Brown AleCarolina Brewmasters
HMTyler Haas
Co-Brewer: Jaime Garcia
Track Rabbits 13A: Dark Mild

Table 11: Table 11 (8 entries)

1stAnthony MercerOatmeal Stout16B: Oatmeal StoutDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndTyler Haas
Co-Brewer: Jaime Garcia
Elsweyr16C: Tropical Stout
3rdEric DarnellUdderly Delicous16A: Sweet StoutGarner Ale Society
HMKurtis PriceDrunk And Mean Down At Dairy Queen16A: Sweet Stout

Table 12: Table 12 (13 entries)

1stJayson GowdyAlways The Bridesmaid13C: English PorterNash St Homebrew Club
2ndKeith IngersollDouble Jig15C: Irish Extra StoutBig Shoe Brewing
3rdBill AustinDark N Roasty15B: Irish StoutSavannah Brewers League
4thRyan LarsenScottish Heavy14B: Scottish HeavyJames River Homebrewers

Table 13: Table 13 (10 entries)

1stEvan ThayerRogan's Irish Ale15A: Irish Red AlePalmetto State Brewers
2ndClay VickAisling15A: Irish Red AleDown East Alers (DEA)
3rdMike GallagherLeprechaun Juice15A: Irish Red AleLowcountry Libations

Table 14: Table 14 (15 entries)

1stMike RousseauNorwegian Blonde18A: Blonde AleLowcountry Libations
2ndJoe Smaldone
Co-Brewer: Frank
Down By The River18B: American Pale AleFrnk And Co. Brewing
3rdWill DavisEspe Dorado18B: American Pale AleDown East Alers (DEA)

Table 15: Table 15 (14 entries)

1stMatt HarringtonNoir IPA21B2: Black IPA Cary-Apex-Raleigh-Brewers-Of-Yore (CARBOY)
2ndBrent LangdonWestover IPA21A: American IPAWort Hogs [VA]
3rdTony KulasAmerican IPA21A: American IPADown East Alers (DEA)
HMDavid KellyBeer Sorcery21B2: Black IPA

Table 16: Table 16 (9 entries)

1stAnthony MercerWee Heavy17C: Wee HeavyDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndClay VickSmoooth11C: Strong BitterDown East Alers (DEA)
3rdKen HiltonBarley's Wine Is Old17B: Old AleDown East Alers (DEA)

Table 17: Table 17 (11 entries)

1stJohn MartinSquid Ink20C: Imperial Stout
2ndCarl TeacheyDouble Ebony20C: Imperial StoutWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
3rdJames Hopson
Co-Brewer: Reid Campbell
Should Have Portaged20A: American PorterCary-Apex-Raleigh-Brewers-Of-Yore (CARBOY)
HMBill LynchYer Darn Putin!20C: Imperial StoutCarolina Brewmasters

Table 18: Table 18 (10 entries)

1stJohn PickensNc Haze21C: Hazy IPACary-Apex-Raleigh-Brewers-Of-Yore (CARBOY)
2ndEric DarnellKnights Who Say NEIPA21C: Hazy IPAGarner Ale Society
3rdAlex GeorgeLush21C: Hazy IPACary-Apex-Raleigh-Brewers-Of-Yore (CARBOY)

Table 19: Table 19 (9 entries)

1stGregory LocherRosa Rye25A: Belgian Blond AleCabarrus Homebrewers Society (CABREW)
2ndKen HiltonTripel Play26C: Belgian TripelDown East Alers (DEA)
3rdCarl TeacheyBig Zaddy25A: Belgian Blond AleWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club

Table 20: Table 20 (11 entries)

1stRyan LarsenQuad26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleJames River Homebrewers
2ndChris RousseauTrouble26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleLowcountry Libations
3rdCarl TeacheyGarfield L'Zanya26B: Belgian DubbelWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club

Table 21: Table 21 (9 entries)

1stAllen SmithThe Sh*t Show26A: Belgian SingleWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
2ndAdrian SutherlandSaison Is My Name25B: Saison Carolina Brewmasters
3rdKen HiltonFarmhouse Saison25B: Saison Down East Alers (DEA)

Table 22: Table 22 (6 entries)

1stMike RousseauAnother P.T.E. Attempt22A: Double IPALowcountry Libations
2ndGary RussellDouble IPA22A: Double IPA
3rdVirgil HouseholderShugga Lite22B: American Strong AleCary-Apex-Raleigh-Brewers-Of-Yore (CARBOY)

Table 23: Table 23 (5 entries)

1stZane OliverBlueberry Lambic23F: Fruit Lambic Garner Ale Society
2ndAlex HannaganFlummoxed23G: GoseDownright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)

Table 24: Table 24 (11 entries)

1stKen HiltonCrystal Hefe10A: WeissbierDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndMike RousseauAnother Wise Guy10C: Weizenbock Lowcountry Libations
3rdJohn PickensCross Roads27A5: Piwo GrodziskieCary-Apex-Raleigh-Brewers-Of-Yore (CARBOY)

Table 25: Table 25 (11 entries)

1stChris RousseauNot So Common27A2: Kentucky CommonLowcountry Libations
2ndChris RousseauSteamy19B: California CommonLowcountry Libations
3rdAndrew JenningsLeaf Brown19C: American Brown AleBattleground Brewers Guild

Table 27: Table 27 (9 entries)

1stBrian MarmoreoAbbadon28C: Wild Specialty Beer
2ndZane OliverInternet Culture W/ Red Muscadine28C: Wild Specialty Beer Garner Ale Society
3rdJohn Dooley
Co-Brewer: Kristie Dooley
Duchesse De Dooley28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer Garner Ale Society (GAS)

Table 28: Table 28 (16 entries)

1stChristopher RileyStrawburley Blonde Ale29A: Fruit Beer Winston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
2ndBrian MarmoreoRampage 29A: Fruit Beer
3rdMike RousseauBloody Lotus29A: Fruit Beer Lowcountry Libations

Table 29: Table 29 (17 entries)

1stKeith IngersollDouble Coconut Jig30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Big Shoe Brewing
2ndMatthew WhiteTea For The Queen30D: Specialty Spice Beer Seven City Brewers
3rdKen HiltonMaple Walnut Quad III30C: Winter Seasonal Beer Down East Alers (DEA)

Table 30: Table 30 (7 entries)

1stBrian OwensStumphouse Smoked Vanilla Imperial Porter 32B: Specialty Smoked Beer Garner Ale Society
2ndClay VickFireside Chat32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer Down East Alers (DEA)
3rdKen HiltonSmoked Maple Festbier32B: Specialty Smoked Beer Down East Alers (DEA)

Table 31: Table 31 (7 entries)

1stAnthony MercerOyster Stout34C: Experimental Beer Down East Alers (DEA)
2ndBill LynchBill's Big Shtick34C: Experimental Beer Carolina Brewmasters
3rdSteven JonesCold Hearted 34B: Mixed-Style Beer Down East Alers (DEA)

Table 32: Table 32 (9 entries)

1stKen HiltonMaple Coconut Rye Imperial Stout33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Down East Alers (DEA)
2ndZane OliverOld Winchester33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Garner Ale Society
3rdBrian McveighBbn Bbl Quad33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Down East Alers (DEA)