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Thanks to all who participated in the Dominion Cup 2023.

There were 280 entries judged and 184 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stDan RyanCailey's Irish Stout15B: Irish StoutDownright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)[VA]
2ndBrian StephensPetra-Fication28C: Wild Specialty BeerKeepers Of Craft
3rdJoel MillerLeicht5A: German LeichtbierJames River Homebrewers

Best of Show – Mead/Cider

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stNathan SteigmanSłodki Lis M4B: Historical MeadMinnesota Home Brewers Association

Winning Entries

Table 1: Light Lagers (12 entries)

1stJohn GardinerIdol Hands (Are The Devil's Playthings)4A: Munich HellesJames River Homebrewers
2ndStephen Myers
Co-Brewer: Tony Valenti
Blue Sky27A7: Pre-Prohibition Lager
3rdDan RyanUno Cerveza Por Favor2A: International Pale LagerDownright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)[VA]

Table 2: European Malty Lagers (8 entries)

1stStephen ChengCan You Handle the Pressure Lager2B: International Amber Lager
2ndTim Rouse Bavarian Kellerbier7C: Kellerbier Seven City Brewers
3rdBrad OconnorSchnickelfritz7A: Vienna LagerUpper Palmetto Zymurgy Society

Table 3: European Bitter Lagers (11 entries)

1stJoel MillerLeicht5A: German LeichtbierJames River Homebrewers
2ndTim Rouse Bavarian Pils5D: German PilsSeven City Brewers
3rdKenan Jernigan
Co-Brewer: Grant Lewis
Czech Ya Later Czech Pils3A: Czech Pale Lager

Table 4: Dark Lagers (13 entries)

1stBix BensonBeer 29C: Baltic PorterGRIST [VA]
2ndAndy Scherzinger#formark 20219C: Baltic PorterCane Island Alers (CIA)
3rdJoel MillerLaryngospasm Lager8B: SchwarzbierJames River Homebrewers

Table 5: American Light Ales (12 entries)

1stAdam BerryBay Blonde18A: Blonde AleJames River Homebrewers
2ndNatasha CrawfordPoolside Blondie18A: Blonde AleMentoring Advanced Standards of Homebrewing (M.A.S.H.)
3rdDonald GoodeSun Kissed Blonde18A: Blonde AleCharlottesville Area Masters of Real Ale (CAMRA)

Table 6: German Wheat (11 entries)

1stMike Rousseau Wise Racoon10C: Weizenbock Lowcountry Libations [Ladson, SC]
2ndWhitney OlsonDeutschland 10A: Weissbier
3rdAdam BerryLincoln's Hefeweizen10A: WeissbierJames River Homebrewers

Table 7: Brown Ales and English Porters and Stouts (15 entries)

1stBrent LangdonParkway Porter13C: English PorterWort Hogs [VA]
2ndDonald GoodeBrown Dog Ale13B: English Brown AleCharlottesville Area Masters of Real Ale (CAMRA)
3rdKeith IngersollThe Reader13A: Dark MildBig Shoe Brewing

Table 8: English and Irish (14 entries)

1stDan RyanCailey's Irish Stout15B: Irish StoutDownright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)[VA]
2ndPatrick TaylorEnglish Gold12A: British Golden AleColonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK)
3rdChris GiacofeiDamn Special11C: Strong BitterJames River Homebrewers
HMTrevor Alcorn
Co-Brewer: Jeffrey Alcorn
Life Is Worth Living Irish Red Ale15A: Irish Red Ale

Table 9: American Pale and Amber (9 entries)

1stCarid Scovill
Co-Brewer: Alex Emery
Amber19A: American Amber Ale
2ndRichard HorvitzAmberdextrous19A: American Amber AleGRIST [VA]
3rdJon BushCure To What Ales You18B: American Pale AleMentoring Advanced Standards of Homebrewing (M.A.S.H.)

Table 10: American Porter and Stout (15 entries)

1stPatrick SmithTsar20C: Imperial StoutSeven City Brewers
2ndTrevor Alcorn
Co-Brewer: Jeffrey Alcorn
Dies Irae Imperial Stout20C: Imperial Stout
3rdRodolfo RomanAmerican Stout20B: American Stout

Table 11: Belgian and French (15 entries)

1stRusty BurrellRb Single25A: Belgian Blond AleJames River Homebrewers
2ndBrandon Christian
Co-Brewer: Carla Christian
Witbier24A: WitbierSeven City Brewers
3rdMatt Morris
Co-Brewer: David Lester
Best In Showson25B: Saison

Table 12: Belgian Strong (10 entries)

1stRyan LarsenTrappist Single26A: Trappist SingleGreater Omaha Homebrewers Anonymous
2ndAndrew Weaver One Time For The Funkin Monks 26A: Trappist SingleLift A Leg Homemade Beer

Table 13: Strong Ales (13 entries)

1stDavid ByerBritish Strong Ale17A: British Strong AleMountain Ale and Lager Tasters (MALT) [NC]
2ndChristopher Van EyndeFlouting Society's Conventions17D: English BarleywineUrban Knaves of Grain
3rdJohn FultonAmerican Barleywine22C: American Barleywine

Table 14: American IPA (10 entries)

1stBrent LangdonWestover IPA21A: American IPAWort Hogs [VA]
2ndBix BensonBeer 421A: American IPAGRIST [VA]
3rdRyan StumpfStoneheart Ale21A: American IPAJames River Homebrewers

Table 15: Imperial and Specialty IPA (13 entries)

1stTim SwitzerMillie The Toddler22A: Double IPAJames River Homebrewers
2ndBrandon EdwardsBrown Town21B3: Brown IPA Keepers Of Craft
3rdKeith BaldwinCascadian Dark Ale21B2: Black IPA Social Fermenters

Table 16: New England IPA (12 entries)

1stDylan GaronSpillin' Dylan21B7: New England IPA
2ndPhilip PilgrimMaryland Fog21B7: New England IPA Maryland Ale and Lager Technicians (MALT)
3rdCarter Bundy
Co-Brewer: Claire Davis
Southern Blossoms21B7: New England IPA James River Homebrewers

Table 17: Sour (14 entries)

1stBrian StephensPetra-Fication28C: Wild Specialty Beer Keepers Of Craft
2ndJeremiah BaerHibiscus Sour28C: Wild Specialty Beer East Side Brewers [IL]
3rdMatthew HerroldBlueberry Lambic23F: Fruit Lambic Cane Island Alers (CIA)

Table 18: Wood and Smoke (15 entries)

1stKeith IngersollEssential Breakfast33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Big Shoe Brewing
2ndHoward DesperRussian Collusion33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
3rdRusty BurrellVirginia Breakfast Stout33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer James River Homebrewers

Table 19: SHV (12 entries)

1stJeremiah BaerHibiscus Saison30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer East Side Brewers [IL]
2ndPaul Ward
Co-Brewer: Vic Orlando Jr
Rocky Ro Ad30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Malter Ego Homebrew Club
3rdCorey HoffmanAñoranza30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 20: Fruit (16 entries)

1stAndrew Weaver Raspberry Ass Juice29A: Fruit Beer Lift A Leg Homemade Beer
2ndGeorge SabatoGose To the P.I.29A: Fruit Beer Rhode Island Fermentation Technicians (RIFT)
3rdPaul DammDamm Mango Pilsner29A: Fruit Beer Upper Palmetto Zymurgy Society

Table 21: Experimental and Specialty (11 entries)

1stGeorge SabatoGose To the Med27A1: GoseRhode Island Fermentation Technicians (RIFT)
2ndAlex HannaganFlummoxed27A1: GoseDownright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)[VA]
3rdTom BeachHow's That Spelt?31A: Alternative Grain Beer Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers

Table 22: Ciders (8 entries)

1stJohn Van ItallieBlood Sweat And TearsC1A: New World CiderJames River Homebrewers
2ndJohn Van ItallieWinesapC1A: New World CiderJames River Homebrewers
3rdMatthew WilliamsonDragonheartC2B: Cider with Other Fruit Bakersfield Organization Of Brewers

Table 23: Meads (11 entries)

1stNathan SteigmanSłodki Lis M4B: Historical Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndKen RyghAlmond Blossom MeadM1C: Sweet MeadColonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK)
3rdNathan SteigmanTenebris CaelumM2C: Berry Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association