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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

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: WeizenbockLowcountry 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: DoppelbockDown 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 IPACrown 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 BeerDown 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 GardeDown East Alers (DEA)
3rdBrandon EdwardsEn Garde24C: Bière de GardeKeepers 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 BeerJames River Homebrewers
2ndBill BoyerNein! Nein! Nein! - Cherry29A: Fruit BeerNorth Georgia Malt Monkeys
3rdPatrick TaylorLime Gose29A: Fruit BeerColonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK)

Table 20: Spiced Beer (14 entries)

1stBrian McCrickardDecadence: Coconut/maple30D: Specialty Spice BeerSeven 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 BeerDenton 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 BeerArizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndBill LynchBill's Sticke27A: Historical BeerCarolina Brewmasters
3rdAnthony MercerOyster Stout34C: Experimental BeerDown East Alers (DEA)

Table 23: Strong Belgian Ales (18 entries)

1stTony KulasSaison25B: SaisonDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndClay VickSophie25B: SaisonDown East Alers (DEA)
3rdBrent LangdonAvgbru Saison25B: SaisonThe 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 BeerWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
3rdBrandon Christian
Co-Brewer: Carla Christian
Imperial Stout33A: Wood-Aged BeerSeven 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 FruitNorth Georgia Malt Monkeys
2ndBill BoyerAmburanaC2F: Specialty Cider/PerryNorth Georgia Malt Monkeys
3rdDan AchesonCiduranaC2F: Specialty Cider/PerryUrban Knaves of Grain

Table 28: Mead (10 entries)

1stBen CunninghamPeach MeadM2D: Stone Fruit MeadJames River Homebrewers
2ndBill BoyerCzerwony Miód GronowyM4B: Historical MeadNorth Georgia Malt Monkeys
3rdMichael RensingFrankenberryM2C: Berry MeadCHAMPS