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Thanks to all who participated in the Dominion Cup 2023.

There were 375 entries judged and 277 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMatthew HerroldJenni's Blend #meanbrews23E: GueuzeCane Island Alers (CIA)
2ndCarter Bundy
Co-Brewer: Claire Davis
Marzen Into Spring6A: MarzenJames River Homebrewers
3rdChris HunterApa18B: American Pale AleCircle City Zymurgy

Best of Show – Mead/Cider

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stKevin Wojdak Cool RunningsC2D: Ice CiderUrban Knaves of Grain

Winning Entries

Table 1: Standard American Beer and International Lagers (19 entries)

1stDonald GoodeLocked Up Lager1B: American LagerCharlottesville Area Masters of Real Ale (CAMRA)
2ndRyan LarsenCream Ale1C: Cream AleJames River Homebrewers
3rdMike GallagherCovid Corn1C: Cream AleLowcountry Libations [Ladson, SC]

Table 2: Czech Lagers (17 entries)

1stJoel MillerAnalgesic Amber3C: Czech Amber LagerJames River Homebrewers
2ndTony KulasCzech Dark Lager3D: Czech Dark LagerDown East Alers (DEA)
3rdSteven JonesSteven Jones3A: Czech Pale LagerDown East Alers (DEA)

Table 3: Malty European Lager (18 entries)

1stCarter Bundy
Co-Brewer: Claire Davis
Sunshine Daydream4A: Munich HellesJames River Homebrewers
2ndMatthew HerroldMy Girlfriend Loves My Bowhunting Skills #meanbrew 4C: Helles BockCane Island Alers (CIA)
3rdMichael RensingSchnitzengiggle4B: FestbierCane Island Alers (CIA)

Table 4: English, Scottish, Irish Ale (18 entries)

1stJarrett Long
Co-Brewer: John Bates
Golden Empire 12A: British Golden AleHorsemen of the Hopocalypse
2ndDaniel KukukDown Under12B: Australian Sparkling AleMotor City Mashers
3rdJeff PascoeKensington Pale Ale12C: English IPALowcountry Libations [Ladson, SC]

Table 5: English Brown (15 entries)

1stJarrett Long
Co-Brewer: John Bates
Nutty Englishman13B: English Brown AleHorsemen of the Hopocalypse
2ndKirk BiggerAlbion Brown13B: English Brown AleCharlottesville Area Masters of Real Ale (CAMRA)
3rdKen HiltonThe Dark Lord Is Really A Mild Guy13A: Dark MildDown East Alers (DEA)

Table 6: Wood Aged (13 entries)

1stGreg WegielBarrel Aged Nye Ris33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Circle City Zymurgy
2ndJeff HewitSlammed Santa33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer James River Homebrewers
3rdChristopher RileyWestie Wee-Heavy 33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Winston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club

Table 7: Strong European and British (12 entries)

1stMichael RensingAll My Apes Gone10C: Weizenbock Cane Island Alers (CIA)
2ndMatthew HerroldTodd's Tipple #meanbrews17C: Wee HeavyCane Island Alers (CIA)
3rdMike Rousseau Wise Raccoon10C: Weizenbock Lowcountry Libations [Ladson, SC]

Table 8: Wheat Beers (17 entries)

1stDaniel KukukShoreline24A: WitbierMotor City Mashers
2ndChris RousseauSea Dog 21D: American Wheat BeerLowcountry Libations [Ladson, SC]
3rdTim ReddishNeighborhood Honey Wheat1D: American Wheat BeerJames River Homebrewers

Table 9: American Pale and Amber Ale (23 entries)

1stChris HunterApa18B: American Pale AleCircle City Zymurgy
2ndDan RyanCj's Juicee18B: American Pale AleDownright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)[VA]
3rdChris HunterAmber19A: American Amber AleCircle City Zymurgy

Table 10: American Brown, Porter, and Stout (16 entries)

1stBrian StephensDouble Midnight Boil20C: Imperial StoutKeepers Of Craft
2ndSteve BensonImperial Stormtrooper20C: Imperial Stout
3rdChristopher RileyCocoa Calypso20B: American StoutWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club

Table 11: IPAs other than New England (16 entries)

1stMatt Palermo
Co-Brewer: Sarah Oaks
Just The Wort21B: Specialty IPA Carboy Junkies
2ndChris HunterRyepa21B5: Rye IPA Circle City Zymurgy
3rdSteve BensonFour C's Of Summer21A: American IPA

Table 12: New England IPAs (12 entries)

1stGrant AndersonMeow Mix21B7: New England IPA Down East Alers (DEA)
2ndTony KulasNeipa - Double21B7: New England IPA Down East Alers (DEA)
3rdRichard HorvitzAnother Effin' IPA21B7: New England IPA GRIST [VA]

Table 13: Strong Ales, Belgian Pale, and Saisons (17 entries)

1stFritz SchanzStearman's Winter Spiced Ale30C: Winter Seasonal Beer Denton County Homebrewers Guild
2ndEvan ThayerFrench Saison25B: Saison Palmetto State Brewers
3rdDaniel KukukLeviathan 22C: American BarleywineMotor City Mashers

Table 14: Strong Belgian Ales (20 entries)

1stMike Rousseau Murder Hornet Buzz25C: Belgian Golden Strong AleLowcountry Libations [Ladson, SC]
2ndDan AchesonAintcha'26A: Trappist SingleUrban Knaves of Grain
3rdClay VickMonk's Delight26A: Trappist SingleDown East Alers (DEA)

Table 15: Sour Beers (21 entries)

1stMatthew HerroldJenni's Blend #meanbrews23E: GueuzeCane Island Alers (CIA)
2ndBrian StephensPetra-Fication V328C: Wild Specialty Beer Keepers Of Craft
3rdRick Mancinelli
Co-Brewer: Brandon Wiglesworth
Gs Up Gose Down28C: Wild Specialty Beer Mentoring Advanced Standards of Homebrewing (M.A.S.H.)
HMJeremiah BaerSalty Baer27A1: GoseEast Side Brewers [IL]

Table 16: Fruit Beer (13 entries)

1stCarrie Christensen
Co-Brewer: John Gardiner
Salted Sea Glass29B: Fruit and Spice Beer James River Homebrewers
2ndPaul Ward
Co-Brewer: Vic Orlando Jr
Lemon Meringue Pie29A: Fruit Beer Malter Ego Homebrew Club
3rdAdrian SurherlandHere Gose Nothin'29A: Fruit Beer Carolina Brewmasters

Table 17: Specialty (12 entries)

1stPaul Ward
Co-Brewer: Vic Orlando Jr
Anybody Want A Peanut?30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Malter Ego Homebrew Club
2ndAlex HannaganC++34C: Experimental Beer Downright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)[VA]
3rdBrian MarmoreoDusk Till Dawn 34C: Experimental Beer

Table 18: Pale Bitter European Beer (15 entries)

1stKen HiltonCzech Out This Kolsch5B: KolschDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndMatthew BonzekNeandertalensis5B: KolschCharlottesville Area Masters of Real Ale (CAMRA)
3rdSteven JonesSteven Jones5D: German PilsDown East Alers (DEA)

Table 19: English and Irish Porter and Stout (18 entries)

1stSam HoopesToast and Oats16B: Oatmeal StoutNinja Homebrewers
2ndGerad MillerIn The Beginning, It Is Always Dark16B: Oatmeal StoutDayton Regional Amateur Fermentation Technologists
3rdSam HoopesSweet Sonya16A: Sweet StoutNinja Homebrewers

Table 20: Amber and Dark Malty European Lagers (15 entries)

1stCarter Bundy
Co-Brewer: Claire Davis
Marzen Into Spring6A: MarzenJames River Homebrewers
2ndRyan LarsenSchwarzbier8B: SchwarzbierJames River Homebrewers
3rdCarl TeacheyThe Beast With One Bock6C: Dunkels BockWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club

Table 21: Smoked Beers (11 entries)

1stJoel MillerWhat the Hell Is That?!27A2: Piwo GrodziskieJames River Homebrewers
2ndCarl TeacheyLike Hams To The Lauter6B: RauchbierWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
3rdJosh ByeSine Wave Smoke6B: RauchbierShenandoah Imbibers Project

Table 22: Cider (19 entries)

1stKevin Wojdak Cool RunningsC2D: Ice Cider Urban Knaves of Grain
2ndSteve HanmerPomme PomC2B: Cider with Other Fruit Carolina Brewmasters
3rdJim BurkittStrawberry BlondeC2B: Cider with Other Fruit

Table 23: Mead (18 entries)

1stBill BoyerDarjeeling M3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead North Georgia Malt Monkeys
2ndJim BurkittDazzle RazzleM4C: Experimental Mead