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Thanks to all who participated in the NHC Ireland National Homebrew Competition 2024.

There were 233 entries judged and 141 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stRichard BolandPale Face3A: Czech Pale LagerMidland Brewers [Ireland]
2ndRoss O'HaraGose Down Real Nice 223G: GoseCapital Brewers [Ireland]
3rdFern LeafHelles4A: Munich HellesFern Leaf Homebrew Club
HMManu D. GarridoRye Coalition21B5: Rye IPACapital Brewers [Ireland]

Winning Entries

Table 1: A. Global Pale Lager (9 entries)

1stRichard BolandPale Face3A: Czech Pale LagerMidland Brewers [Ireland]
2ndTuomo ÄkkinenOn My Way To Prague3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerPanomaju
3rdTiago Mendes Gonçalves
Co-Brewer: Lucas Mendes Gonçalves
#11A: American Light Lager

Table 2: B. German Pale Lager (9 entries)

1stFern LeafHelles4A: Munich HellesFern Leaf Homebrew Club
2ndRossa O'NeillA Bag Of German Pils5D: German PilsCapital Brewers [Ireland]
3rdOisin BoydellGerman Pils5D: German PilsGarden County Homebrew Club [Ireland]

Table 3: C. Blonde Ale (8 entries)

1stKeith McKeagueTropical Wheat Ale1D: American Wheat BeerLimerick Brewers [Ireland]
2ndConor McMullenTramlines5B: Kölsch Connacht Homebrewers Club (Galway, Mayo, Sligo) [Ireland]
3rdRoss ChisholmKolsch Encounters5B: Kölsch Wee County Brewers [Ireland]

Table 4: D. Amber Lager (12 entries)

1stMichael ElliottBlue Sky7A: Vienna LagerNational Homebrew Club (Ireland)
2ndFernando Luis ToniBamberg Smoked6B: RauchbierConnacht Homebrewers Club (Galway, Mayo, Sligo) [Ireland]
3rdTara PollardAshes To Mashes6B: RauchbierGarden County Homebrew Club [Ireland]
HMRoss ChisholmNo Shmoke Without Fire6B: RauchbierWee County Brewers [Ireland]

Table 5: E. Dark Lager (9 entries)

1stAndrew AitchisonIt's Lager Jim But Not As We Know It8B: SchwarzbierScottish Craft Brewers

Table 6: F. Bock (11 entries)

1stPeter ScanlanPeter Scanlan 9B: EisbockLee Valley Homebrew Club [Ireland]
2ndMick MolloyWeihnachtor 9%9A: Doppelbock Royal County Brewers [Ireland]

Table 7: G. German Ale (11 entries)

1stNiall O'HaganWeiss 10A: WeissbierWee County Brewers [Ireland]
2ndMick MolloyNeuhauser Dunkles Weissbier10B: Dunkels WeissbierRoyal County Brewers [Ireland]
3rdAidan CotterAltercation7B: AltbierWee County Brewers [Ireland]

Table 8: H. British Ale (9 entries)

1stPat DaltonNo Way Sis11A: Ordinary Bitter
HMPaddy GunnEnglish Bitter Irish Blood11C: Strong BitterWee County Brewers [Ireland]

Table 9: J. British Stout (7 entries)

1stDes KirkSweetish Stout16A: Sweet StoutNorth County Brewers [Ireland]
2ndMichael ElliottDagda16B: Oatmeal StoutNational Homebrew Club (Ireland)
3rdJonathan LeechAh, I Wouldn't Be Fond Of Drinking 16D: Foreign Extra StoutCapital Brewers [Ireland]

Table 10: K. Irish Stout (8 entries)

2ndFern LeafDarkness Of Fern Leaf 15B: Irish StoutFern Leaf Homebrew Club
3rdJohn ReillySt John's Gate15B: Irish StoutLiffey Brewers [Ireland]

Table 11: L. Red + Brown Ale (10 entries)

1stJohn CliffordNod Along13C: English PorterGarden County Homebrew Club [Ireland]
2ndOscar Puga Caldeiro
Co-Brewer: Bethany Sullivan
Aka Biru15A: Irish Red AleLimerick Brewers [Ireland]
3rdAidan CotterFierce Mild13A: Dark MildWee County Brewers [Ireland]
HMBethany Sullivan
Co-Brewer: Oscar Puga Caldeiro
Black Sheep13C: English PorterLimerick Brewers [Ireland]

Table 12: M. American Pale Ale (10 entries)

1stTim GreigClever Girl18B: American Pale AleWexford Homebrewers Club
2ndBarry LongScammallach18B: American Pale AleWee County Brewers [Ireland]
3rdTom DoyleMinnesota Malt18B: American Pale AleRebel Brewers [Ireland]

Table 13: N. American Porter + Stout (10 entries)

1stDan McGeePecking Order20A: American PorterWee County Brewers [Ireland]
2ndDiarmuid KavanaghRoDorcha20C: Imperial StoutLiffey Brewers [Ireland]

Table 14: O. American IPA (10 entries)

1stDiarmuid KavanaghWest Dalkin IPA21A: American IPALiffey Brewers [Ireland]
2ndPaddy GunnCapitol Riots21A: American IPAWee County Brewers [Ireland]
3rdSteven Mac SweeneyThe Juice Is Loose 21A: American IPAKerry Brewers [Ireland]

Table 15: P. Specialty IPA (11 entries)

1stManu D. GarridoRye Coalition21B5: Rye IPA Capital Brewers [Ireland]
2ndStephen FaganSession IPA21B: Specialty IPA Wee County Brewers [Ireland]
3rdPaddy HavernBack 2 Black21B2: Black IPA Wee County Brewers [Ireland]

Table 16: Q. Hazy IPA (15 entries)

1stPaddy HavernHigh Voltage21C: Hazy IPA Wee County Brewers [Ireland]
2ndPaul MoorheadSolero Haze21C: Hazy IPA
3rdAaron MurphyIt's Spelt Superdelic21C: Hazy IPACapital Brewers [Ireland]

Table 17: R. Strong Ale (10 entries)

1stMatti IsosomppiWCDIPA #522A: Double IPAPanomaju
2ndAaron MurphyAmerican Strong Ale22B: American Strong AleCapital Brewers [Ireland]
3rdStephane DudzinskiWhere Spirits Lie Dead17D: English Barley WineCapital Brewers [Ireland]

Table 18: S. Belgian Ale (12 entries)

1stJonathan LeechA Monk's Work Is Never Done 26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleCapital Brewers [Ireland]
2ndTom DoyleGrootste Belg26B: Belgian DubbelRebel Brewers [Ireland]
3rdRichard EnglishBelgian Wit Bells24A: WitbierNorth County Brewers [Ireland]

Table 19: T. Saison (11 entries)

1stJohn ReillyIt's Spelt Saison 25B: Saison Liffey Brewers [Ireland]
2ndStephen FaganSaison25B: Saison Wee County Brewers [Ireland]
3rdAidan CotterSaison, On The Shezlong, All Day Long25B: Saison Wee County Brewers [Ireland]
HMManu D. GarridoThe Last Saison25B: Saison Capital Brewers [Ireland]

Table 20: U. Sour + Wild (12 entries)

1stRoss O'HaraGose Down Real Nice 223G: GoseCapital Brewers [Ireland]
2ndPaddy HavernLa Petite Framboise28C: Wild Specialty Beer Wee County Brewers [Ireland]
3rdJonathan LeechOud Bruin23C: Oud BruinCapital Brewers [Ireland]

Table 21: V. Fruit + Spiced (15 entries)

1stPhil SmailCoffee Porter30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer North County Brewers [Ireland]
2ndMikko SaloRaparperperi29A: Fruit Beer Panomaju
3rdLeon PotgieterConfused Corgi29B: Fruit and Spice Beer Garden County Homebrew Club [Ireland]
HMPeter ScanlanPeter Scanlan 29B: Fruit and Spice Beer Lee Valley Homebrew Club [Ireland]

Table 22: X. Specialty (14 entries)

1stGearoid BegganCake33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Capital Brewers [Ireland]
2ndStephane DudzinskiKings Of Carnage33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Capital Brewers [Ireland]
3rdAaron MurphyBarrel Aged Dark English Barleywine33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Capital Brewers [Ireland]
HMManu D. Garrido1840 Truman Export Stout Clone27A: Historical Beer Capital Brewers [Ireland]