2016 Beer, Wine, & Chocolate Taste

On April 23rd, 2016 Golden String had it’s 7th annual fundraiser featuring home brewed beers and wines and artisan chocolates as well as home made hot peppers. The festivities took place, as always, at St. Matthias Father Snock Center on Youngstown’s south side. It was a smashing success thanks to all of our brewers, donors, and volunteers.

The night’s winners are as follows:

Red Wine

  1. Tom Klopka – Cab Zin Moscato

  2. Perrone Cellars – Red Blend

  3. Michael Karis – Red Blend

White Wine

  1. Tom Klopka – White Zin

  2. Dean Ciccone – Catawba

  3. Sandy Kranock – Moscato


  1. Rich Tamory – Mead

  2. Clark Shaffer – Blackberry

  3. Michael Rendziniak – Hopped Cider


  1. Timothy Beauchamp – Peanut Butter Cup Ale

  2. Michael Rendziniak – Peanut Butter Stout

  3. Bob Johnston – CitraPop IPA

Best Hot Peppers

  1. John Mitchell