Mark Schoppe Wins Top
SAN DIEGO, CA • June 14, 2015 — Mark Schoppe of Austin, Texas, and the Austin ZEALOTS was presented the Ninkasi Award given to the brewer with the most points from winning entries in the 37th annual American Homebrewers Association (AHA) National Homebrew Competition. The award was announced June 13 at the AHA National Homebrewers Conference awards banquet held at the Town & Country Resort in San Diego.
Mark Schoppe claimed the Ninkasi Award with three medals. Schoppe earned gold, silver and bronze medals for his homebrewed Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer, Specialty Beer and Eisbock, respectively.The 2015 National Homebrew Competition had a total 7,663 entries from 3,170 homebrewers located in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Greece and Israel.
The first round took place at 12 regional sites across the country. The
top three entries at each site in each of the 28 brew style categories advance
to the final round of the competition, held every year at the AHA National