There she is, Miss Maine Homebrewers Competition,
There she is, your master brewer,
The dream of a million bottles who you adore can come true
For she may turn out to be the Queen of fermentation.
Yes, it has finally happened. The annual announcement of the best home brewers that the great beer drinking state of Maine has to offer. So without further delay (since we’re already a few days late. My bad—Ed) here are your winners for 2012:
Winner: Mark Libby, Dexter, ME
+ honorable mention for taking 2nd, 3rd, 4th place as well
Winner: Dave Rocker, Hampden, ME – Sangiovese
Winner: Sylvia Ferrell, Bucksport, ME – Cyser
First Place Winner: Zafra Whitcomb, Montville, ME – Sorachi Pils
Second Place (tie): Chris McLaughlin, Bangor, ME – Chai Saison
Will Turner, Ellsworth, ME – Doppelbock
Third Place: Ben Deering, Bangor, ME – Rauchbier
Fourth Place: Paul Hallee – Barleywine
Congrats to all the intrepid DIY-ers. From here you have two obvious choices: One is that you Facebook stalk these fine people and get some of their concoctions for yourself. Two is that you get yourself a brew kit and enter in next year. Go.
Image via Flickr/Lindsey Gee