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

There were 275 entries judged and 485 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
1stJoshua VeroneeDecent10C: Weizenbock

Winning Entries

Table 1: Mead (21 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJustin BrooksTempleton MeadM4C: Experimental Mead
2ndWilliam SpiesbergerVery Berry MeadM2C: Berry Mead
3rdNathan SteigmanPropius Quam Tu NostiM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead
HMNathan SteigmanPulchra TenebrisM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead

Table 2: Cider (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stSteven JonesWord Perry.C1E: Traditional Perry
2ndChristopher RileyDrink Like You Have A PearC1E: Traditional Perry
3rdRyan SpruillYou're A PeachC2B: Cider with Other Fruit

Table 3: IPA (20 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJoshua VeroneeYankee IPA21B7: New England IPA
2ndWilliam SpiesbergerWhat You Want IPA21A: American IPA
3rdWayne BrewerLost Souls of A Galaxy Once Forgotten21B7: New England IPA

Table 4: Standard American Beer (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stStephen ScottLow Country Lager1A: American Light Lager
2ndDavid ByerQuote Unquote1C: Cream Ale
3rdMetts PotterLittle Buddy1B: American Lager

Table 5: International and Czech Lagers (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJeremy BuddemeierDon't Call Me Tmave (pivo)3D: Czech Dark Lager
2ndMetts PotterBallpark2A: International Pale Lager
3rdHolly MulderDancing In The Dark2C: International Dark Lager

Table 6: Pale Malty and Pale Bitter European Beer (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stSteve VinsonLc Helles4A: Munich Helles
2ndChristopher RileyFreaky Naughty5B: Kolsch
3rdTrey LovelaceGerman Pils5D: German Pils
HMTrey LovelaceMunich Helles4A: Munich Helles

Table 7: Amber Bitter and Amber Malty European Beer (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stPatrick BaxleyVienna Brown7A: Vienna Lager
2ndScott LaforgeViennabock6C: Dunkels Bock
3rdPatrick SchneiderQuest For Utopia Rauchbier6B: Rauchbier

Table 8: Dark European Lager (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTony HamricStormin' Norman Schwarzbier8B: Schwarzbier
2ndDerek AyscueHive of Dunkel Drones8A: Munich Dunkel

Table 9: Strong European Beer (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJeremy BuddemeierMatrimony Fuel9C: Baltic Porter
2ndDavid ByerPontificator9A: Doppelbock
3rdBrian Gallup
Co-Brewer: Mac Stiles
Dopplebock9A: Doppelbock

Table 10: German Wheat Beer (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJoshua VeroneeDecent10C: Weizenbock
2ndJamey BarlowMuriel10C: Weizenbock
3rdRobert SheckWeisenheimer10A: Weissbier

Table 11: British Bitter and Pale Commonwealth Beer (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stHolly MulderI Bless The Rains12B: Australian Sparkling Ale
2ndFritz SchanzStearman's English Golden Ale12A: English Golden Ale
3rdChristopher HassBaby Britain11C: Strong Bitter

Table 12: Brown British Beer (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMetts PotterOvershoot13C: English Porter
2ndMetts PotterAccidental Sobriety13A: Dark Mild
3rdKen HiltonDon’t Be Afraid of the Dark Side13A: Dark Mild

Table 13: Scottish and Irish Beer (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJen BlairIrish Stout15B: Irish Stout
2ndFritz SchanzStearman's Scottish Export14C: Scottish Export
3rdAndrew Weaver Momo Heavy Bones 14B: Scottish Heavy
HMArt TuckerScotland's Pride14C: Scottish Export

Table 14: European Sour Ale (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJamey BarlowSing Into My Mouth23D: Lambic
2ndMark WhiteheadSour One23A: Berliner Weisse
3rdJeremy BuddemeierBerlin-Da Carl-Weisse23A: Berliner Weisse
HMKen HiltonThese Old Bones Are Krieken23F: Fruit Lambic

Table 15: Dark British Beer (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJoel MastersStarless Sky16C: Tropical Stout
2ndAndrew Weaver Jamaican Nights Massacre 16D: Foreign Extra Stout
3rdFritz SchanzStearman's Sweet Stout16A: Sweet Stout

Table 16: Strong British Beer (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDavid ByerDon't Swallow the Cap17D: English Barleywine
2ndMetts PotterI See London #217D: English Barleywine
3rdChristopher HassThe Crag17D: English Barleywine

Table 17: Pale American Beer (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stJeremy Simon
Co-Brewer: Matt Berginski
Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale
2ndPatrick BaxleyPale Yeah!18B: American Pale Ale
3rdJim StameyThat's What She Said!18A: Blonde Ale

Table 18: Amber and Brown American Beer (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stEvan ThayerHilton Amber Ale19A: American Amber Ale
2ndJoe DauriaCalifornication19B: California Common
3rdBrad O'ConnorUpzs Amber 19A: American Amber Ale

Table 19: American Porter and Stout (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stWilliam Spiesberger
Co-Brewer: John Spiesberger
Jws Lite20C: Imperial Stout
2ndStephen ScottPs Porter20A: American Porter
3rdBrian Gallup
Co-Brewer: Mac Stiles
Striptease Limbo Workout20C: Imperial Stout

Table 20: Belgian Ale (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stMike HoganUnearthed25B: Saison
2ndJay WilkesJumeaux Pour Garder24C: Biere de Garde
3rdNeil DohertyFrunkenstein25B: Saison
HMDavid ByerSeitan25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Table 21: Trappist Ale (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stDavid ByerGoodbye Sober Day26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
2ndJoshua VeroneeAngel Piss26A: Trappist Single
3rdC.J. HeinzHat Trick Tripel26C: Belgian Tripel

Table 22: Historical Beer (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stTony HamricHighwayman27A8: Pre-Prohibition Porter
2ndChristopher HassGolden Age27A: Historical Beer
3rdStephen RamseyIapetus Gose27A1: Gose

Table 23: Fruit Beer (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stThomas CarpenterWorthwhile Strawberry Cream Ale29A: Fruit Beer
2ndKen HiltonBlueberry Lemongrass Wild Sour29B: Fruit and Spice Beer
3rdHolly MulderPassionista29A: Fruit Beer
HMStephen RamseyPassion of the Gose29A: Fruit Beer

Table 24: Spice Beer (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stBrian GallupLemongrass Gose30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndJeremy Simon
Co-Brewer: Matt Berginski
Breakfast Stout30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdDana Galenski
Co-Brewer: Cj Heinz
Fake Cake30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 25: Specialty Beer (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stKen HiltonHoppy Pineapple Gose 34C: Experimental Beer
2ndDavid ByerOreo Stout34C: Experimental Beer
3rdJoel MastersInsanity Clause 534A: Clone Beer

Table 26: Smoked and Wood Aged Beer (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stKen HiltonGin Barrel French Saison 33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndScott Cole
Co-Brewer: Mike Cole
Tranquility33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
3rdChristopher HassMain Barrel Ho33A: Wood-Aged Beer

Table 27: American Wild Ale (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stBen Willming
Co-Brewer: May-Lei Waske
Fruity & Floral Brettpa28A: Brett Beer
2ndDavid ByerMinefield28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
3rdJamieson VollbrechtBlackberry Geyser28C: Wild Specialty Beer

Table 28: American Strong Ale (5 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyle
1stChristopher HassEl Geante22C: American Barleywine
2ndJoel MastersDreambringer 201922C: American Barleywine