Zephyrhills man's homebrewed beer is best in country

Zephyrhills man's homebrewed beer is best in country

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ZEPHYRHILLS, FL (WFLA) -

A Zephyrhills man has good reason to toast himself with a mug of beer.

Robert Hilferding won the Homebrewer of the Year award for the Best of Show beer at the 36th annual American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Competition which was held in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Robert Hilferding’s homebrewed entry was a Scottish Light 60 and was named “Way Off Kilter”. It beat out 8,172 homebrewed entries from 3,181 homebrewers from around the world.

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“Even just qualifying for the final round of the National Homebrew Competition, the world’s largest and most prestigious homebrew competition, is tremendously impressive. Then to win the Homebrewer of the Year Award, beating out thousands of competitors, is a remarkable accomplishment,” said Janis Gross, director, National Homebrew Competition.

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“I love the science and the art of brewing” said Robert Hilferding who said he was grateful to his local home-brew club called “Special Hoperations”.

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