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10th Annual Label Contest Winners!

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Brew Your Own magazine and with that comes the 10th annual BYO Label Contest. It is never easy as we sit down each year to eyeball hundreds of custom labels from our creative readership, but when all is said and done, we know our time was well spent. Great satisfaction is gained when we crown our Grand Champion, finalize our votes for Gold, Silver and Bronze labels, give mention to the honorables and select our Editors’ Picks on a strict “hey this label is talking to me” basis. It’s not an exact science, but in 10 years of professional label critique, we’d like to think of it as an art. So . . . without further ado, grab a cool homebrew and check out these cool labels!

Grand Champion Label

Todd Enlund
Gresham, OR

Prizes: Automasher all-grain mash temperature control unit from Autolich, LLC; Gift certificate from Homebrewers Outpost & Mail Order Co.; Pitcher & set of 4 glasses from Homebrewers Pride; Yeast coupons from White Labs, Inc.; Party Pig set-up package from Quoin Industrial

Gold Medal Label

Chris Gillis
Somerville, MA

Prizes: Homebrew cleaning & sanitizing kit with pH stabilizer from Five Star Chemical Company; Talking beer opener from NFG Homebrew Supplies; Set of 4 glasses from Homebrewers Pride; Yeast coupons from White Labs, Inc.

Silver Medal Label

David Mansfield
Broken Arrow, OK

Prizes: Counter-pressure bottle filler & tubing kit from Foxx Equipment Company; Talking beer opener from NFG Homebrew Supplies; Set of 4 glasses from Homebrewers Pride; Yeast coupons from White Labs, Inc.

Bronze Medal Label

Ian Crockett
Daly City, CA

Prizes: ThruMometer from Blichmann Engineering, LLC; Set of 4 glasses from Homebrewers Pride; Yeast coupons from White Labs, Inc.

Honorable Mention Labels

Kent Gootee

Louisville, KY

Prizes: Messenger bag from White Labs, Inc., 10% discount from Homebrewers Pride.

Andy Friedl
Beloit, WI

Prizes: Selection of 4 microbrewery glasses from BeerCollections.com, 10% discount from Homebrewers Pride.

Barry Fitzgerald
Lawrence, KS

Prizes: Baseball cap from the American Brewers Guild, 10% discount from Homebrewers Pride.

C.J. Hall
Madison, WI

Prizes: Brew pot/fermenter thermometer from BrewCitySupplies.com, 10% discount from Homebrewers Pride.

Dan Gestwick
East Amherst, NY

Prizes: Hawaiian-style hop shirt from the American Brewers Guild, 10% discount from Homebrewers Pride.

David Levesque
Forestville, CT

Prizes: BrewMometer from Blichmann Engineering, LLC, 10% discount from Homebrewers Pride.

Doug Hungerford
Southington, CT

Prizes: Gift certificate from NFG Homebrew Supplies, 10% discount from Homebrewers Pride.

Jewell Rutledge
Bend, OR

Prizes: Fleece jacket from Muntons p.l.c., 10% discount from Homebrewers Pride.

Joe Myers
Brown Deer, WI

Prizes: Equipment starter kit and gift certificate for a recipe kit from Homebrewersupply.com, 10% discount from Homebrewers Pride.

Kitt Ormsby
Scottsdale, AZ

Prizes: Gift certificate from Homebrewers Outpost & Mail Order Co., 10% discount from Homebrewers Pride.

Liam R. Campion

Newark, DE

Prizes: Polo shirt from White Labs, Inc., 10% discount from Homebrewers Pride.

Lucas Rate
Edmonds, WA

Prizes: Alcobase kit, carbon filter system and selection of Still Spirits flavors from Steinbart Wholesale, 10% discount from Homebrewers Pride.

Melissa Williams
Chesapeake, VA

Prizes: Gift certificate from Homebrewers Outpost & Mail Order Co., 10% discount from Homebrewers Pride.

Michele Nagle
Newark, DE

Prizes: Gift certificate from the Wine & Beer Emporium, 10% discount from Homebrewers Pride.

Russ Shroader
Cedarhills, UT

Prizes: Gift certificate from Homebrewers Outpost & Mail Order Co., 10% discount from Homebrewers Pride.

Stephan Brezinsky & Jen Zakrzewski
New York, NY

Prizes: Gift certificate from High Gravity, 10% discount from Homebrewers Pride.

Terry Moran
Vancouver, WA

Prizes: 2 lbs. of hops from list at www.justhops.com from My Home Brew Shop, 10% discount from Homebrewers Pride.

Tim & Amy Gawronski
Grand Rapids, MI

Prizes: BrewMometer from Blichmann Engineering, LLC, 10% discount from Homebrewers Pride.

Issue: July-August 2005