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Homebrewers IPA Throwdown 2

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English IPA

1st Place - Van Worku (Central Florida Homebrewers) - Brick IPA

American IPA

1st Place - Chris Hall (Dunedin Brewers Guild) - Off Track IPA

2nd Place - Kyle Struthers

3rd Place - Doug Wickham - Laheys IPA

Imperial IPA

1st Place - Dennis Decker (Dunedin Brewers Guild) - EBC Imperial IPA

2nd Place - Dan Graston (PUB Guild) - The Full Nelson of Hops

3rd Place - Allan Myers (Special Hoperations) - Hoppin di dah

Black IPA

1st Place - Eric Schutzendor - Hop Back in Black

2nd Place - Justin Shearer - Thunderhops Black IPA

3rd Place - Gordon Marshall (Special Hoperations) - India Dunkel Ale

Experimental IPA

1st Place - Ken Mcintyre - Pirates Hop

2nd Place - Shawn Johnson - RYE-ly Cyote

3rd Place - Adam Goodson (North Florida Brewers League) - Imperial India Brown Ale


Best of Show

1st Place - Dennis Decker - EBC Imperial IPA

2nd Place - Ken Mcintyre & Richard Mehlrose - Pirates Hop

3rd Place - Chris Hall - Off Track IPA


Congratulations to all the brewers who competed & won. There was a surplus of good beer judged at the IPA Throwdown this year. But, let's give an extra big congratulations to Dennis Decker, who will be working with our brewers to bring his EBC Imperial IPA to new life as an installment of our on-going IPA Chronicle.


Cheers to all who participated!



Homebrewers: It's time to throw your best IPA recipe down on the table.

We've teamed up with the Dunedin Brewers Guild to bring you the Homebrewers IPA Throwdown. The Best Of Show will brew their beer at Dunedin Brewery with Norman or Trace, and be a new chapter in the IPA Chronicle. Details:

  • Competition Date - June 2, 2012
  • Entry Window - May 10 to May 26, 2012 - Enter here
  • Entry Drop-off Date - May 30, 2012
  • Drop off at Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave, Dunedin
  • Entry Cost: $6
  • # of Bottles: 2
  • Entry Limits: 1 per category, total of 2 per brewer
  • Categories:
    • English IPA
    • American IPA
    • Imperial IPA
    • Black IPA
    • Experimental IPA


Winners of each category, as well as the Best of Show, will be announced & presented with medals at our 4th Annual IPA Festival on June 2nd.*

*Please note that entering or winning the IPA Throwdown does not include admission to the Festival. If you do win the competition & don't attend, your medal will be shipped to you through the mail.

If you are part of a homebrewers guild that would like to pour their beers at the Festival, please email Mike Bryant at info@dunedinbrewery.com

For more info on the IPA Festival, including ticket sales: Click Here.


Good Luck to all!


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