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Thanks to all who participated in the 2023 MontreAlers Ale and Lager Throwdown (M.A.L.T.).

There were 192 entries judged and 126 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBrian MarmoreoSam Hain2B: International Amber Lager
2ndPatrick BrownIt Takes Two To MangoLSX4: Catharina SourGTA Brews
3rdDerek JacksonEasy Drinking1A: American Light LagerGTA Brews

MALT Homebrewer of the Year (73 Participating Brewers)

1stMike Pal2006.02 Battle River Brewers
2ndRiccardo Santopietro1105.01 MontreAlers
Patrick Brown1105.01 GTA Brews
Normand Cyr1105.01 MontreAlers
Paul Heslop1105.01 Cowtown Yeast Wranglers

Scores and tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology. Numbers reflected are rounded to the hundredth place. Hover over or tap the question mark icon () for the actual calculated value.

Winning Entries

Table 1: Pale Lagers (13 entries)

1stMike Pal
Co-Brewer: Dr. Steve Brule
Czech It Out!3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerBattle River Brewers
2ndMiro SepBuddy Wiser 3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerOttawa Homebrew Society
3rdDave HeathDeere John2A: International Pale LagerCowtown Yeast Wranglers

Table 2: Pale American (9 entries)

1stDerek JacksonEasy Drinking1A: American Light LagerGTA Brews
2ndBrent BurgoyneBrown Dog Lager1B: American LagerIsland Brewers Union
3rdEric PareMaze1C: Cream AleMontreAlers

Table 3: Amber (9 entries)

1stBrian MarmoreoSam Hain2B: International Amber Lager
2ndMatt KingRip Anchor Steam19B: California CommonGTA Brews
3rdNick HodowskyAmberber19A: American Amber AleGTA Brews

Table 5: Amber European (10 entries)

1stSteve FawkesBock6C: Dunkels BockCowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndMatt KingDisplacer Beast7B: AltbierGTA Brews
3rdMathieu BenoitCommando7A: Vienna Lager

Table 6: Pale Bitter European (12 entries)

1stKris Walter
Co-Brewer: Braden Walter
Stay Gold, Horsey Man5C: German Helles ExportbierEdmonton Homebrewers Guild
2ndPaul HeslopOk Hot Shot, Play It Cool5B: KölschCowtown Yeast Wranglers
3rdJoel DipertKolsch5B: KölschCowtown Yeast Wranglers
HMDavid M Chang-SangKatarina: La Donna Di Bolzano5D: German PilsGTA Brews

Table 7: Dark European (10 entries)

1stMarc-Alexandru DobrescuEclipse8B: SchwarzbierMontreAlers
2ndShane SchlesingerDunkel Shane8A: Munich DunkelGTA Brews
3rdChad KlingBelsnickel Bock9A: Doppelbock VanBrewers
HMCory FletcherSip My Baltic9C: Baltic PorterGTA Brews

Table 8: UK+ (12 entries)

1stPaul HeslopNessie17C: Wee HeavyCowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndDan MillsBroken Paddle15A: Irish Red AleGTA Brews
3rdIsrael MichaudLegacy Code V411B: Best BitterOttawa Homebrew Society

Table 9: American Pale Ale (8 entries)

1stChad KlingBucket Full Of Hops18B: American Pale AleVanBrewers
2ndNicholas WilliamsI Wish They All Could Be California Ales18B: American Pale Ale
3rdJordan Kathnelson613 Old-School Pale Ale18B: American Pale AleOttawa Homebrew Society

Table 10: Stouts and Browns (10 entries)

1stDarren Burnett
Co-Brewer: Tiffany Middelkoop
I Just Call It A Forest16A: Sweet StoutCowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndReginald P. Picklefeather IIIG.G. Allin's "Brown" Ale19C: American Brown AleGTA Brews
3rdDave JonesDead Metaphor Chocolate Breakfast Oatmeal Stout16B: Oatmeal StoutTrue Grist

Table 11: IPA (9 entries)

1stRyan PrestonThis Horrifying Force, The Desire To Brew21B6: White IPA Cowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndJosh DavisAreola Grande V2: Cold Nip Edition21A: American IPAGTA Brews
3rdBrent BurgoyneBrown Dog Session IPA21A: American IPAIsland Brewers Union

Table 12: Hazy (9 entries)

1stPatrick LalondeJuicy Colonist21C: Hazy IPAMontreAlers
2ndMatthew SzojkaSleepless Nights V121C: Hazy IPACowtown Yeast Wranglers

Table 13: Sour (10 entries)

1stPatrick BrownIt Takes Two To MangoLSX4: Catharina Sour GTA Brews
2ndPatrick BrownExcalibur23A: Berliner WeisseGTA Brews
3rdFrank SchneidawindRubicon23B: Flanders Red AleMontreAlers

Table 14: Belgian (11 entries)

1stMarcelo PanizaGravity25C: Belgian Golden Strong AleGTA Brews
2ndHelio Lambais
Co-Brewer: Claudia Cunha
Les Saisonniers 25B: Saison VanBrewers
3rdMatt KingFlumph25B: Saison GTA Brews

Table 15: Monastic (9 entries)

1stMike PalSaint Mike's Benedictine Blessed Fantastic Monastic 626A: Belgian SingleBattle River Brewers
2ndRiccardo SantopietroMary Ann's Place26A: Belgian SingleMontreAlers
3rdDerek JacksonThe Darkness26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleGTA Brews

Table 16: Brett and Mixed Ferm (6 entries)

1stJames HinerYoung Wild And Free28A: Brett Beer Cowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndDarryl MaStock Single Blender28A: Brett Beer Cowtown Yeast Wranglers
3rdAndrew McCreadySaison28A: Brett Beer GTA Brews
HMColin GreenLa Petite Saison Qui Pourrait28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer GTA Brews

Table 17: Wild Specialty (7 entries)

1stKevin HeieisGolden Hour Sour28C: Wild Specialty Beer VanBrewers
2ndJames KirkCamerise Berliner Weisse28C: Wild Specialty Beer MontreAlers
3rdMathieu BenoitLa Pomme De Route28C: Wild Specialty Beer

Table 18: Wheat/Wit/Weiss (9 entries)

1stRiccardo SantopietroVincent10A: WeissbierMontreAlers
2ndBrady MacDonaldM3 Lee1D: American Wheat BeerBattle River Brewers
3rdMarcelo PanizaMoon Station24A: WitbierGTA Brews
HMRick AlaszkiewiczBlanche De Tog24A: WitbierCowtown Yeast Wranglers

Table 19: Smoke/Wood (6 entries)

1stNormand Cyr
Co-Brewer: MontreAlers Barrel Crew
Montrequadaler33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer MontreAlers
2ndDavid FournierThe Owls Precarious Perch33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Ottawa Homebrew Society
3rdDom Labre
Co-Brewer: Marc Andre Turcotte J-S Lacombe Éric Williams
Bourbon Barrel Imp. Stout33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Ottawa Homebrew Society
HMChad KlingHost Of Ghosts32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer VanBrewers

Table 20: Spiced (10 entries)

1stJoel DipertSea Of Green30D: Specialty Spice Beer Cowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndWesley d'HaeneChocolate On My Drumset30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Cowtown Yeast Wranglers
3rdKyle KellamCoffee Eyes And Blank Stares30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer GTA Brews

Table 21: Specialty/Alternative (8 entries)

1stCasey SzottPilsnzerLSX5: New Zealand PilsnerCowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndNormand CyrKölnzLSX5: New Zealand PilsnerMontreAlers
3rdYacine BoujijaChivalry's Son31B: Alternative Sugar Beer MontreAlers

Table 22: Fruit (5 entries)

1stAdam MalejkoGisele229A: Fruit Beer Cowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndMatthew SzojkaMorning Moods V129A: Fruit Beer Cowtown Yeast Wranglers
3rdWuilmer VenegasBerlin29A: Fruit Beer GTA Brews