The 2023 Florida Homebrew Competition Circuit Season continues with the results of Commander SAAZ 2023 released.

Commander SAAZ from the Space Coast Assoc. For the Advancement of Zymurgy (SAAZ) Homebrew Club took place on August 19th, 2023.

There were 391 entries judged in 42 medal categories.

The big winners of this competition were:

Robert Hull – 1st place Best of Show – Specialty Smoked Beer
Dallas Christoffers – 2nd place Best of Show – Weizenbock
Stephen Schmitt – 3rd place Best of Show – Belgian Single

Bill Boyer – 1st place Best of Show – Historical Mead
Lucas Kluz – 2nd place Best of Show – Sweet Mead
Ron Minkoff – 3rd place Best of Show – Cider with Herbs/Spices

TIE: Billy Boyer and Robert Hull – 1st Heavy Medal Brewer
Gerard Atwood– 3rd Heavy Medal Brewer

TIE: Cowford Ale Sharing Klub (CASK), Jasksonville, FL and Brewers Anonymous, Orlando, FL – 1st Heavy Medal Club
Pinellas Urban Brewers Guild, Seminole, FL – 3rd Heavy Medal Club

Along with the Heavy Medal Club winner, other clubs earning points in this competition were:

Hogtown Brewers (Gainesville, FL)
Kansas City Bier Meisters (Kansas City, KS)
Space Coast Assoc. For the Advancement of Zymurgy (SAAZ) (Melbourne, FL)
Special Hoperations (Tampa, FL)
North Georgia Malt Monkeys (Woodstock, GA)
Miami Area Society of Homebrewers (MASH) (Miami, FL)
Evanston Homebrew Club (Evanston, IL)
NINJA Homebrewers (Friendswood, TX)
Winston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club (Winston Salem, NC)
Jacksonville Ale eXchange (JAX) (Jacksonville, FL)
Palm Beach Draughtsmen (Boynton Beach, FL)
Urban Knaves of Grain (Downers Grove, IL)
Brewers East End Revival (BEER) (Calverton, NY)
Dayton Regional Amateur Fermentation Technologists (Dayton, OH)
Foam Blowers of Indiana, Inc (FBI) (Indianapolis, IN)
O-Town Hop Heads (Layton, UT)
Arizona Society of Homebrewers (Tempe, AZ)
Michigan Mead Coalition (Huntington Woods, MI)
Crown of the Valley Brewing Society (San Dimas, CA)
Central Florida Homebrewers (Orlando, FL)
Treasure Coast Brewmasters (Port Saint Lucie, FL)
Saratoga Thoroughbrews (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM) (Tulsa, OK)

Congratulations to all the medal award-winning brewers, and now on to the Sunshine Challenge!

For a full list of winners from the 2023 First Coast Cup please visit: