Backyard Brewing Tournament 2021 ~ results

We were so stoked with the calibre of homebrews that were submitted this year, and it showed; with more awards handed out than any other year. The judges graded each submission over various categories. Below is the full list of awards from the judges results:


WINNER 1st place - James Kossen – German Pilnser

WINNER 2nd place - David Cable – Maltyaximus, Strong Ales & Lagers / Dopplebock

WINNER 3rd place - Gary Zahra – Loose Juice, NEIPA


Bert Heijlen – Black Blood, Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Scott McNab – American Lager, International Pale Ale

Joel Mason – The Dark Path Porter, American Porter

Mick Considine – Koppenberg, Belgian Dubbel


Nicholas Brown – Risge & Shine Roasted Coconut Coffee Stout, Sweet Stout

Ryan Walker – La Sombra, Black IPA

Rhys Fleay – The Geezer Brown Ale, London Brown Ale

Rodrigo Carlessi – Space Time, Imperial Stout

Collin Abbott – Stout, Jah , Tropical Stout

Jason Maiolo – Sneaky Bees Braggot, Braggot

Anthony Scholfield – Storm in a Tiki Cup, Black IPA

Ryan Poppas – Wild Times, Brett Lager

Dean Kelly – Amarum Australis, Australian Dark Ale

Kim Watling – Sunray Pils, German Pils

Sean Fitzgerald – Cherry Ripe Porter, Fruit Beer

Dean Howell – Age of Outrage IPA, Indian Pale Ale

Kofi Stevens – No Haze Without Fire, Classic Style Smoked Beer / NEIPA

Scott McNab – Two Continents, Vienna Lager

Mick Considine – Boy Named Sue, Belgian Specialty Ale

Joel Mason – Choconut Milk Stout, Sweet Stout

Dennis Adam – Red Dawg, Irish Red Ale


Rodrigo Carlessi – Gedanken, Hazy IPA

Paul Dobson – Port of Call, American Porter

Andrew Garland – Old Port Amber Ale, American Amber Ale

Mitchell Munro – Mierzewski Porter, Baltic Porter

Josh Ravensdale & Kofi Stevens – Blimey the Cobba, Double IPA

Josh Ravensdale – Beat the Wheat, Weissbier

Kim Watling – Springdale, Kolsch

Troy Olsen – Dark Matter, Black IPA

Jay & Andy – Whiskey in the Jar, Wood Age Belgium Triple

Matthew Amadio – NSFW Neipa, NEIPA

Daniel Stockwell – Life Lily, Belgian Dubbel

Daniel Stockwell – Crispy Boi x 2, German Pils

Josh Ramsay – Rejected Appeal APA, American Pale Ale

Josh Ramsay – Berties Bottle, International Pale Lager

A massive congratulations and thanks to everyone who took the time to submit their home brews! Thanks to the judges and all the staff who made the Awards Night another fantastic evening 🍻