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Thanks to all who participated in the Blue Ridge Brew-Off.

There were 219 entries judged and 112 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stEdward MarquardtCzech Lager3A: Czech Pale LagerLowcountry Libations
2ndRyan LarsenGolden Arm25A: Belgian Blond AleJames River Homebrewers
3rdCarl TeacheyBarrel-Aged Maris33B: Specialty Wood-Aged BeerWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club

Winning Entries

Table 1: Czech & German (25 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stEdward MarquardtCzech Lager3A: Czech Pale LagerLowcountry Libations
2ndKen HiltonBohemian Rhapsody 3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerDown East Alers (DEA)
3rdAdam McConnellCzech Yo Self 3A: Czech Pale LagerRed Earth Brewers

Table 2: Basic Americans (21 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMike RousseauMay Corana2A: International Pale LagerLowcountry Libations
2ndBrian DorrySchoharie Summer1C: Cream AleMountain Ale and Lager Tasters (MALT)
3rdRyan SpruillLost In Translation1B: American LagerDown East Alers (DEA)

Table 3: Amber & Dark Lagers (20 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBrett BeardTotal Eclipse Of The Heart3D: Czech Dark Lager
2ndScott SteenburgVienna #17A: Vienna LagerFoam Blowers of Indiana (FBI)
3rdTony KulasDoppelbock9A: Doppelbock Down East Alers (DEA)
HMBill LynchBill's Black Lager8B: SchwarzbierCarolina Brewmasters

Table 4: Ales With Some Hops (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMike RousseauLoose Moose Droppings19C: American Brown AleLowcountry Libations
2ndTJ ClineNearly Nirvana 18B: American Pale AleSavannah Brewers League
3rdThomas McGloineGold Coaster12B: Australian Sparkling AleSaratoga Thoroughbrews

Table 5: Porters & Stouts (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stKen HiltonUkrainian Imperial Stout 20C: Imperial StoutDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndJosh ByeLocality: C O16C: Tropical StoutShenandoah Imbibers Project
3rdChristopher RileyRooney C-1020A: American PorterWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
HMJed LengerichObsidian 20C: Imperial StoutMASH Fort Wayne Homebrew Club

Table 6: UK Ales (19 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stBJ WillmingOld Bloated Goat17B: Old AleDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndKurtis PriceAlbemarle Brown13B: British Brown Ale
3rdChristopher RileyDonnie Boy15A: Irish Red AleWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club

Table 7: IPAs & Strong Americans (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMichael Rensing#meanbrews Thanks Matt22B: American Strong AleCHAMPS
2ndTerry Crockett
Co-Brewer: Matt Dowell Jeremy Shockley James White
Pocket 7s West Coast IPA22A: Double IPA
3rdSean MurphySuper Nintendo21A: American IPALowcountry Libations

Table 8: Phenols & Tannins (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stCarl TeacheyBarrel-Aged Maris33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Winston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
2ndMatthew WhiteBa33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Seven City Brewers
3rdDan AchesonBamburger Dunkles Bock32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer Urban Knaves of Grain

Table 9: SHV, Seasonal, & Specialty (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRyan LarsenChubby Monkey34B: Mixed-Style Beer James River Homebrewers
2ndRyan LarsenTitan's Mitt30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer James River Homebrewers
3rdClay VickMarie31A: Alternative Grain Beer Down East Alers (DEA)

Table 10: Paler Belgians (23 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRyan LarsenGolden Arm25A: Belgian Blond AleJames River Homebrewers
2ndAdam McConnellDisheveled Devil 25C: Belgian Golden Strong AleRed Earth Brewers
3rdEdward MarquardtTriple26C: Belgian TripelLowcountry Libations

Table 11: Maltier Belgians (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stAllen SmithSadie's Last Tour26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
2ndKen HiltonFrench Farmhouses 24C: Bière de Garde Down East Alers (DEA)
3rdAllen SmithThe Forgotten One24B: Belgian Pale AleWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club

Table 12: Sours & Fruits (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stKen HiltonRuby Don't Take Your Love To Town28C: Wild Specialty Beer Down East Alers (DEA)
2ndMike RousseauBloody Lotus29A: Fruit Beer Lowcountry Libations
3rdEdward MarquardtGolden Sour 2223D: LambicLowcountry Libations

Table 13: Ciders (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDan AchesonCiduranaC2F: Specialty Cider/Perry Urban Knaves of Grain
2ndDan Acheson'errylicious C2B: Cider with Other Fruit Urban Knaves of Grain
3rdKevin WagnerCinco De MangoC2F: Specialty Cider/Perry Kansas City Bier Meisters
HMTJ ClineLe Champagne De LafayetteC2A: New England Cider Savannah Brewers League

Table 14: Meads (4 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDan AchesonShirazognierM2B: PymentUrban Knaves of Grain
2ndJeff CaseWelcome To Helles HoneyM4A: BraggotQUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)
3rdMatthew WhitePogM2E: Melomel Seven City Brewers