The winners of the 2003 Portland Spring Beer Festival Peoples Choice Award have been announced. First place went to Walking Man’s Homo Erectus IPA. Second place went to Washington state’s Far West Ireland Brewing for its Connault Ranger IPA. Third place resulted in a three-way tie for Grant’s Mandarin Hefeweizen, Lost Coast’s Great White Belgian-style white ale, and Wild Duck Brewing’s Chocolate Milk Stout. As in the past, the stout and IPA categories received lots of votes, with Pelican and Liberator earning a lot of fans. The Oregon Brew Crew deserves credit for pouring over 120 different beverages, served up to a festival attendance that topped 20,000 thirsty beer fans.