Tom's brewing page

Tom Dennis
(BJCP Certified Beer Judge and member of American Homebrewers Association)
(Member of Urban Knaves of Grain and Chicago Beer Society homebrew clubs)

Tom's Beers

(Brouwerij Sint Thomas)

These pages will serve as a log for my brewing activity. I will attempt to document my processes and mistakes so I can learn from them and improve over time. Here are the pages for the beers I have brewed, or plan to brew soon*, in chronological order. Award winning beers are in bold.

2003
  1. Peelout Porter: Robust Porter - Feb 12
  2. 13 Inch Slick Stout: Cream Stout - Mar 2
  3. 4 Barrel Brown: Northern English Brown Ale - Mar 9
  4. Crankcase Cream: Light Cream Ale - Apr 19
  5. RPM Red: Irish Red Ale - Apr 20
  6. Supercharged Steam: California Common Beer - May 31
  7. Scootin Scottish: Scottish Export Ale - July 18
  8. Chrome Wheel Weissbier: Bavarian Weizen - Aug 27
  9. 100 Octane Oktoberfest: German Amber Lager - Oct 18
  10. Induction IPA: India Pale Ale - Oct 28
  11. Freds Garden Alt: Northern German Altbier - Nov 18
  12. Lug Nut Brown: Southern English Brown - Nov 22
  13. Wedding Bell Weissbier: Bavarian Weizen - Dec 12
  14. Christmas Memories: Celebration Ale - Dec 24
2004
  1. Ball Bearing Bitter: Strong Bitter - Mar 5
  2. Smelgian Smubbel: Belgian Dubbel - Mar 24
  3. Bargain Basement Barleywine: English Barleywine - Apr 21
  4. Viking Ale: American Amber Ale - May 18
  5. Weizen Hammer: Weizenbock - Jul 13
  6. Daily Double IPA: Imperial India Pale Ale - Oct 12
  7. Munky's Dunkel: Munich Dunkel - Nov 30
2005
  1. Little Katrina: Russian Imperial Stout - Feb 6
  2. Rattling Muffler: Dry Stout - Jan 9
  3. Wit's Up?: Witbier - Feb 6
  4. La Cygne Farmhouse: French Country Ale - Apr 2
  5. South Naperville Saison: Belgian Saison - Apr 22
  6. Two A Day Dubbel: Belgian Dubbel - May 1
  7. Three A Day Tripel: Belgian Tripel - May 20
  8. Headstrong Dark: Belgian Dark Strong Ale - Jun 5
  9. Muncie Farmhouse: French Country Ale - Jun 18
  10. Golden Days: Belgian Golden Strong Ale - Jul 12
  11. Leah The Blond: Belgian Blond Ale - Jul 22
2006
  1. Klasinski Baltic: Baltic Porter - May 18
  2. Basement Delirium: Belgian Golden Strong Ale - Apr 15
  3. National Saison: Belgian Saison - Jun 1
  4. Tom And The Brothers Terrible: Belgian Specialty Ale - Jun 1
2007
  1. Transverse Colon Tripel: Belgian Tripel - Mar 31
  2. Brune Dream: Belgian Dark Strong Ale - Apr 14
  3. Tom's Terrible Brothers II: Belgian Specialty Ale - Jun 2
  4. Turkey Tripel: Belgian Tripel - Dec 1
  5. Noel Night: Belgian Dark Strong Ale - Dec 15
2008
  1. La Debut Du Monde: Belgian Tripel - Jan 26
  2. French Naperville Saison: Belgian Saison - Feb 9
  3. Fred's Chicago Farmhouse: Biere de Garde - Sep 6
2009
  1. Le Milieu Du Monde: Belgian Tripel - Feb 14
2010
  1. Belgian Dark Sweet N Sour: Belgian Specialty Ale - Oct 22
2014
  1. St Thomas Abbey Ale: Belgian Blond Ale - Aug 30
  2. Long Time No Tripel: Belgian Tripel - Sep 13
2015
  1. Plainfield Saison: Belgian Saison - Apr 25
  2. Naperville Farmhouse: Biere de Garde - May 9
  3. Third Brother Quad: Belgian Dark Strong Ale - May 30
  4. St Thomas Golden Haze: Belgian Golden Strong Ale - Dec 5
2016
  1. Third Brother Golden: Belgian Golden Strong Ale - June 4










You can see a Beer Score Sheet here and a Beer Checklist here for an idea of the quality aspects and defects considered in judging. To identify the style of each of my beers, see the top of the beer's page and then click on the 2008 BJCP link on that page to look up the style and its qualities.

Competitions


Competitions in which my beers have placed:
  • 2003 CBS Spooky Brew Review

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