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Thanks to all who participated in the Dominion Cup 2023.

There were 475 entries judged and 174 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stPaul Ward
Co-Brewer: Vic Orlando JR Brent Mattingly Dan Cooper
Frankenbrew17B: Old AleBand of Media Brewers (BOMB)
2ndTyler MillerWhy No X5 Nz Pils Category?34A: Commercial Specialty BeerArizona Society of Homebrewers
3rdTony KulasSaison25B: SaisonDown East Alers (DEA)

Best of Show – Mead/Cider

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBen CunninghamPeach MeadM2D: Stone Fruit MeadJames River Homebrewers

Plato Award (116 Participating Brewers)

1stTony Kulas41125.06 Down East Alers (DEA)

Scores and tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology. Numbers reflected are rounded to the hundredth place. Hover over or tap the question mark icon () for the actual calculated value.

Winning Entries

Table 1: American Lager (17 entries)

1stJamye & Cody NaramoreJorts1B: American LagerKansas City Bier Meisters
2ndAlex ZwerdlingLad Style1A: American Light LagerThe Brü Club
3rdJosh ByeLocality: N E1B: American LagerShenandoah Imbibers Project

Table 2: Malty European Lagers (17 entries)

1stChristopher RileyOld Gold4A: Munich HellesWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
2ndMark HugheyHughey's Helles4A: Munich Helles
3rdScott SteenburgHelles #44A: Munich HellesFoam Blowers of Indiana (FBI)

Table 3: Pilsners (20 entries)

1stKen HiltonBohemian Rhapsody 3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndClay BeckCash Or Czech3A: Czech Pale LagerChicken City Ale Raisers
3rdRyan LarsenNecto CoolerLSX5: New Zealand PilsnerJames River Homebrewers

Table 4: Wheat Beers (18 entries)

1stJim EbertTailgate Down1D: American Wheat BeerJames River Homebrewers
2ndPaul PitreSummertime Hefe10A: WeissbierRedstick Brewmasters
3rdMike RousseauAnother Racoon10C: Weizenbock Lowcountry Libations

Table 5: Amber Lagers (24 entries)

1stDaniel KukukCelestial Ember7B: AltbierMotor City Mashers
2ndTony KulasDunkles Bock6C: Dunkels BockDown East Alers (DEA)
3rdAllen SmithRoom Temp Lagers Ftw2B: International Amber LagerWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club

Table 6: Dark Lagers (22 entries)

1stTony KulasDoppelbock9A: Doppelbock Down East Alers (DEA)
2ndCarter Bundy
Co-Brewer: Claire Davis
Shade8B: SchwarzbierJames River Homebrewers
3rdJim Smith
Co-Brewer: Sugar Hollow Brewing Co-Op
Black Goat3D: Czech Dark Lager

Table 7: Kolsch and Golden Ale (22 entries)

1stJeff CaseJubilee Celebration Summer5B: KölschQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
2ndChris RousseauKaleidoscope5B: KölschLowcountry Libations
3rdJoel MillerConscious Kolsch5B: KölschJames River Homebrewers

Table 8: British Ale (24 entries)

1stBill LynchBill's Bitter 11C: Strong BitterCarolina Brewmasters
2ndCarter Bundy
Co-Brewer: Claire Davis
Moonlight Mild13A: Dark MildJames River Homebrewers
3rdNick & Heather Hartley
Co-Brewer: Heather Hartley
The British American Brown Ale 13B: British Brown AleRed Earth Brewers

Table 9: Scottish and Irish (13 entries)

1stPaul Ward
Co-Brewer: Vic Orlando JR Brent Mattingly Dan Cooper
Frankenbrew17B: Old AleBand of Media Brewers (BOMB)
2ndPaul PitreScottish Goodbye17C: Wee HeavyRedstick Brewmasters
3rdJohn Van ItallieWee Heavy17C: Wee HeavyJames River Homebrewers

Table 10: Porter and Stout (21 entries)

1stJosh ByeLocality: C O16C: Tropical StoutShenandoah Imbibers Project
2ndBrandon Christian
Co-Brewer: Carla Christian
Porter20A: American PorterSeven City Brewers
3rdJeff CasePorter Of Entry20A: American PorterQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)

Table 11: Pale American Ales (13 entries)

1stNancy JohnsonBoo Woo Blonde18A: Blonde Ale151 Brew Club
2ndRon BarnesPales From The Cryptkeeper18B: American Pale AleKansas City Bier Meisters
3rdChris HunterSammy Apa18B: American Pale AleArtesian Homebrewers

Table 12: Strong Ales (16 entries)

1stRusty BarrelAn English Barley17D: English Barley WineJames River Homebrewers
2ndDaniel KukukLeviathan22C: American BarleywineMotor City Mashers
3rdTony KulasImperial Stout20C: Imperial StoutDown East Alers (DEA)

Table 13: American IPA (11 entries)

1stPhilip PilgrimXxplosive 221A: American IPA
2ndFrank OsborneFinished With Engines21A: American IPAThe Brü Club
3rdRyan LarsenDingo Warrior21A: American IPAJames River Homebrewers

Table 14: Specialty and Imperial IPA (18 entries)

1stTony KulasDouble IPA22A: Double IPADown East Alers (DEA)
2ndDoug BulthuisLights Out In 15 Minutes 22A: Double IPAKuhnhenn Guild of Brewers (KGB)
3rdBen SookyingJookey Wack21B2: Black IPA Crown of the Valley Brewing Society

Table 15: Hazy IPA (16 entries)

1stMike & Stephanie ButlerRooney Tunes21C: Hazy IPAKansas City Bier Meisters
2ndMike GallagherCoastal Eruption21C: Hazy IPALowcountry Libations
3rdJustin LeachPut This In Your Pipeline And Smoke It21C: Hazy IPAJames River Homebrewers

Table 16: Sours (15 entries)

1stKen HiltonRuby, Don't Take Your Love To Town28C: Wild Specialty Beer Down East Alers (DEA)
2ndJoshua CassGose Face Killah23G: GoseJames River Homebrewers
3rdJim Smith
Co-Brewer: Sugar Hollow Brewing Co-Op
Ancient Red23B: Flanders Red Ale

Table 17: Belgian and French (14 entries)

1stChris RousseauBelgian Blonde25A: Belgian Blond AleLowcountry Libations
2ndKen HiltonFrench Farmhouse 24C: Bière de Garde Down East Alers (DEA)
3rdBrandon EdwardsEn Garde24C: Bière de Garde Keepers of Craft

Table 18: Monastic Ale (25 entries)

1stTony KulasBelgian Dubbel26B: Belgian DubbelDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndKen HiltonTripel Play26C: Belgian TripelDown East Alers (DEA)
3rdAdrian SutherlandTrip Trip Hooray26C: Belgian TripelCarolina Brewmasters

Table 19: Fruit Beer (20 entries)

1stPhillip VaughnCoconut Porter29B: Fruit and Spice Beer James River Homebrewers
2ndBill BoyerNein! Nein! Nein! - Cherry29A: Fruit Beer North Georgia Malt Monkeys
3rdPatrick TaylorLime Gose29A: Fruit Beer Colonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK)

Table 20: Spiced Beer (14 entries)

1stBrian McCrickardDecadence: Coconut/maple30D: Specialty Spice Beer Seven City Brewers
2ndAdam WojciechowiczGarnet One Belle-Anse30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdKyle KielyColossus Of Stout '2230A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 21: Smoked Beers (11 entries)

1stFritz SchanzStearman's Smoked Dunkel32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer Denton County Homebrewers Guild
2ndDeborah & Marc PrichardProfessor Pickles The Destroyer #mhp27A3: LichtenhainerKansas City Bier Meisters
3rdPhillip VaughnDunkel Lagrr27A5: Piwo GrodziskieJames River Homebrewers

Table 22: Specialty (10 entries)

1stTyler MillerWhy No X5 Nz Pils Category?34A: Commercial Specialty Beer Arizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndBill LynchBill's Sticke27A: Historical Beer Carolina Brewmasters
3rdAnthony MercerOyster Stout34C: Experimental Beer Down East Alers (DEA)

Table 23: Strong Belgian Ales (18 entries)

1stTony KulasSaison25B: Saison Down East Alers (DEA)
2ndClay VickSophie25B: Saison Down East Alers (DEA)
3rdBrent LangdonAvgbru Saison25B: Saison The Brü Club

Table 24: Amber and Brown American Ales (12 entries)

1stMike RousseauMoose Droppings19C: American Brown AleLowcountry Libations
2ndChris RousseauSteamy19B: California CommonLowcountry Libations
3rdChris RousseauKentucky Common27A2: Kentucky CommonLowcountry Libations

Table 25: Wood Aged (16 entries)

1stKyle KielyPuffy Shirt33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndCarl TeacheyBarrel Aged Maris33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Winston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
3rdBrandon Christian
Co-Brewer: Carla Christian
Imperial Stout33A: Wood-Aged Beer Seven City Brewers

Table 26: Cream Ale and International Lagers (18 entries)

1stCarter Bundy
Co-Brewer: Claire Davis
Limit Out Bier5A: German LeichtbierJames River Homebrewers
2ndMike RousseauMay Corona2A: International Pale LagerLowcountry Libations
3rdJoel MillerOutta Helles5C: German Helles ExportbierJames River Homebrewers

Table 27: Cider (20 entries)

1stBill BoyerRevenge Of The Pink Panther 2023C2B: Cider with Other Fruit North Georgia Malt Monkeys
2ndBill BoyerAmburanaC2F: Specialty Cider/Perry North Georgia Malt Monkeys
3rdDan AchesonCiduranaC2F: Specialty Cider/Perry Urban Knaves of Grain

Table 28: Mead (10 entries)

1stBen CunninghamPeach MeadM2D: Stone Fruit Mead James River Homebrewers
2ndBill BoyerCzerwony Miód GronowyM4B: Historical Mead North Georgia Malt Monkeys
3rdMichael RensingFrankenberryM2C: Berry Mead CHAMPS