The May’s Service Center Homebrew Tent will return to the Ninth Annual Lititz Craft Beer Festival on September 23rd, 2023. We will again invite the brewers of the top 10 entries to our Homebrew Competition to pour their beers for public vote prizes and the chance to have their brews reproduced in a commercial brewery.

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].



Here are the top 10 finalists from each of our previous competitions. Lititz Craft Beer Fest began in 2014. There is no significance to the order of these lists after the placeholders.

2022 Finalists

1st Place Public Vote

Michael Blose
Blueberry Limon

2nd Place Public Vote

Chris Swentner
Coconut Joe
Coconut Coffee Stout

3rd Place Public Vote, Big Dog Craft Brewing Brewer’s Choice

Kyle Trunk
Weissbier with pineapple, mango, and peaches

Pour Man’s Brewing Company Brewer’s Choice

Mike Fegely & Alastair Peters
Dark Mild

Cox Brewing Company Brewer’s Choice

Mike Adair
Just a Hare
Belgian style amber with coriander and orange peel

Starview Brews Brewer’s Choice

Josh Turner
Half Day Hazy
Hazy IPA

John Scanlon
Welcome to Earf

Kiel Fisher
Rom Baro Märzen

Jake Gross, Tom Bavaria, & Andy Lacek
Cream Ale

Jesse Stoner
Blondé Rosé
Belgian blonde ale with strawberry and raspberry

2021 Finalists

1st Place Public Vote, Mad Chef Craft Brewing Brewer’s Choice

Tony Morrell
Mango Habanero Sour

2nd Place Public Vote

Ed Herbert
Vacay Bay Bay
Apricot Amber Ale

3rd Place Public Vote

Matthew Campbell
Imperial Oatmeal Stout with chocolate and chipotle peppers

Pour Man’s Craft Brewing Brewer’s Choice

Eric Fletcher
Munich Dunkel

Big Dog Craft Brewing Brewer’s Choice

Kyle Criste
Tripel Crown
Belgian Tripel

Cox Brewing Company Brewer’s Choice

Josh Shock & Dave Hume
Alter the Sound
New England IPA

Josh Ford
Jules & Vincent
Imperial Stout with coffee

Josh Turner
Route 10 IPA
American IPA

Josh Shock & Dave Hume
She Said, Somewhere Different
Sour Blonde with Blackberry

John Shirk, Jerry Zimmerman, and Howard Fryberger
Every Damn Time!
Blood Orange Hefeweizen

2019 Finalists

1st Place Public Vote, Cox Brewing Company Brewers Choice
Clockwork Oransje, Gose
Matthew Campbell
2nd Place Public Vote
Did It All For Chinookie, American IPA
Steve Palmer
3rd Place Public Vote
Mid-Day Mango, Pale Ale
Bill & Steph Hapenovich
Pour Man’s Brewing Brewers Choice
One Way or Another, American Blonde Ale with Orange Peel
Josh Shock, Dave Hume & Zach Shock
Spring House Brewing Brewers Choice
What’s Wrong With Cloud 8?, Hazy Double IPA
Wayne Swartz & Jason Bartch
Wee Special, Wee Heavy with Coffee aged on Bourbon Oak
Paul Cowan
Rye Altbier
Mike & Amber DeGrace
Tropical Stout
Mike & Amber DeGrace
Cadillac Tire, American Amber Ale
Steve Wakefield
Ascending Arc, New England IPA
Bill Balistreri

2018 Finalists

1st place, Chocolate Chips in My Pancakes
Step Brothers Brewing, Porter
2nd place, Strawberry Not Darryl
Steve Nott, Milkshake IPA
3rd place, It’s 10:33
John Scanlon, American IPA
JoBoy’s Brewpub Brewer’s Choice, WTHelles
Brian Mills, Helles Lager
Cox Brewing Company Brewer’s Choice, New American Slang
Josh Shock, Dave Hume & Zach Shock, American Pale Ale
From Moscow With Love
Josh Shock, Dave Hume & Zach Shock, American Strong Ale
At The Garden’s Edge
Jared Wolfe, Hibiscus Saison
Lime Cucumber Blonde Ale
Dave Timblin & Ryan White, Blonde Ale
Blue Harvest
Brooks Edman, Berliner Weisse
Mango Lassi
Brooks Edman, Berliner Weisse

2017 Finalists

1st place, Creamsicle Blonde Ale
Matthew Campbell, Blonde Ale
2nd place, Breakfast in the Dark
Adam Chamberland, Imperial Stout w/ Maple Syrup
3rd place, Zephyr
Mike Fegely & Alastair Peters, Pale Ale
JoBoy’s Brewpub Brewer’s Choice, Zephyr
Mike Fegely and Alastair Peters, Pale Ale
Second Glances – Head Rush
Nehemiah Talbott, American Amber Ale
High Amplitude
Bill Balistreri, Imperial Stout
Descending Arc
Bill Balistreri, IPA
Raspberry Beret
Kristen Richards, Milkshake IPA
Touch of Rye
Mike Adair, Brett Saison
Easy Come, Easy Gose
Josh Shock, Dave Hume & Zach Shock, Gose
Hazy With a Chance of Hops
Brian Wagner, Imperial IPA

2016 Finalists

1st place: Maple Bacon Coffee RIS
Chris Harvey & Caitlin Miletto
2nd place: Yuzu Session Milkshake IPA
Derek Wolf, Brad Moyer & Dean Pierce
3rd place: Goin’ Broke IPA
Ryan Foltz & Sam Son
Hop! In the Name of Love
Matthew Kupchinsky
Hazy Shade of Summer
Craig Fahnestock & Mike Baer
Red Craic
Brian Wagner
Melon Felony
Tim Myers
Blood Orange Wheat
Mike Adair
Slice of Life/Blood Orange
John Scanlon
Moral Dilemma
Matt Topper

2015 Finalists

1st place: The Gourd, The Bad, The Ugly
Steve Anderson
1st place: Stowaway Stout
Adam Chamberland
2nd place: Solar Terminator
Derek Markel
3rd place: Surfboard Session IPA
Matt Ranauro
Pumpkin Pecan Pie Porter
Travis Markel & Damien Garloff
Double West Coast IPA
John Palmer
Hop Along IPA
Steve Foose
Batch 40 Pale Ale
Andy Good
The Rites of Signage
Shane Pawelczyk
Tropical Implants w/Citra
Derek Markel

2014 Finalists

1st place: Scottish Ale
Kathy Yellets & Kelly Fedin
1st place: Smoked Chipotle Porter
Brian Thomas, Jason Clement & Will Meiser
2nd place: Smashed Wolf
Allen Arslanian
3rd place: Bride of Zombie
Harold Ford
4th place: Pale Ale
Brian Wagner
California Blonde
Craig Fahnstock & Mike Baer
Sour Cherry Berliner
Jon Briggs
Italian Breakfast
Dean Pierce & Steve Buller
Post Ride Pale
Eric Stoffer
Hot Pine IPA
Michael Foster