Thanks To All Who Participated in the DC Homebrewers Club Cherry Blossom Competition

There were 234 entries judged and 193 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

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Thank you for your interest in the DC Homebrewers Club Cherry Blossom Competition organized by DC Homebrewers, Washington, DC. Be sure to read the competition rules.

Thanks To All Who Participated in the DC Homebrewers Club Cherry Blossom Competition

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMichael StuppyAmerican Pale Ale18B: American Pale AleCRABS
2ndMichael StuppyBelgian Dark Strong26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleCRABS
3rdRoy RobertsLeethouse IPA21A: American IPAYeast Side

Winning Entries

Table 5: IPA (26 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stRoy RobertsLeethouse IPA21A: American IPAYeast Side
2ndEdward SheriffTropical Daydream #121A: American IPA
3rdChristopher ChervinHopp Surplus IPA21A: American IPADC Homebrew Club

Table 11: Light Lagers (6 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMatt CroninSpeedo Wearing Lager2A: International Pale Lager
2ndJoe BumpYes Dear1D: American Wheat BeerDC Homebrewers
3rdJorge Arzabala915 Lager2B: International Amber LagerDC homebrewers

Table 12: German Lagers (16 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJoe ClarkeBlack Night8B: SchwarzbierGRiST
2ndJon ChristensenPacific Pilsner5D: German PilsDC Homebrewers
3rdMatt SmithBunnynator9A: Doppelbock

Table 13: German Wheats (4 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stRodney KibzeyBitezenbock10C: WeizenbockOregon Brew Crew
2ndJustin LicameliBanana Juice10C: Weizenbock
3rdJeanne BurnsWeiss Weiss Baby10C: WeizenbockDC Homebrewers

Table 14: Irish Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stAlex SpencerErin Go Bragh15B: Irish StoutGRiST
2ndTom DavisIrish "Ginger" Ale15A: Irish Red Ale
3rdJoe HurseyBad Leprechaun Stout15C: Irish Extra StoutGRIST

Table 15: English Ale (15 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stOmar Al-NidawiDancing Mice 13A: Dark MildDC Homebrewers
2ndDennis PetersenLil’ Annie’s Porter13C: English PorterBURP
3rdStephen DiStasoBat Mitzvah Brown13B: English Brown Ale

Table 16: Cherry Blossom (6 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJames Robertson
Co-Brewer: Chris Fitzgerald
Blood Orange Saison46A: Cherry Blossom
2ndAndrew VoigtHibiscus Saison46A: Cherry BlossomDC Homebrew
3rdJames Bixby
Co-Brewer: Kris Lofgren; Adam Jaime
Peach Blossom Pale Wheat Ale46A: Cherry Blossom

Table 17: Specialty (10 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJoseph SchneiderBunnyman And The Messy Gnome31B: Alternative Sugar Beer
2ndMark NiciuSteve Flanders Still Loves Kelly Taylor34C: Experimental BeerDC Homebrewers
3rdChristine Perez
Co-Brewer: Ted Perez
Nugget Bomb34A: Clone BeerDC Homebrewers

Table 18: wood (8 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stAlexander AdagioThis Beats Dad’s Brew33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndLouis McCoy’Murika33B: Specialty Wood-Aged BeerDC Homebrewers Club
3rdDan BremerBorderlands Barleywine33A: Wood-Aged BeerLaramie Brew Club

Table 19: Smoked beer (7 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stOmar Al-NidawiSmoking Amber32A: Classic Style Smoked BeerDC Homebrewers
2ndGregory Mentel
Co-Brewer: Session Aleworks
Mesquite Pale Ale32B: Specialty Smoked BeerSession Aleworks
3rdPaul SchamelSmokin The Porter32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer
HMJoe FedericoSerendipity32B: Specialty Smoked BeerDC Homebrewers

Table 20: Fruit (8 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stBilly Harper2016 Christmas Beer29B: Fruit and Spice Beer
2ndEric Lausten
Co-Brewer: Rose Riggs
Tart-Alicious29A: Fruit BeerDC Homebrewers
3rdJoseph Kahn
Co-Brewer: Ian Fox
Cranberry Gose29C: Speciality Fruit Beer
HMNeal BrueggerFuzzy Wit29A: Fruit Beer

Table 22: Sour (7 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stRoy RobertsThe Cat’s Meow28C: Wild Specialty BeerYeast Side
2ndJamey BarlowWaterloo23A: Berliner WeisseCAMRA (Chalottesville Area Masters of Real Ale)
3rdJames Bixby
Co-Brewer: Kris Lofgren
UNITY Brett IPA28A: Brett Beer
HMScott MovensBerliner Weisse Trois23A: Berliner WeisseN/A

Table 24: Amber and Brown American (10 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stBob RouseSteam McQueen19B: California CommonDC Homebrewers
2ndAlex O’Dell
Co-Brewer: Barb Marmet
Barb’s Brown19C: American Brown AleWarrenton Brewers Guild
3rdChris BavisBrooks’ Brown19C: American Brown Ale

Table 25: Belgian Wit (5 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stAlex SpencerKeep Your Wits About You24A: WitbierGRiST
2ndAdam Mouw
Co-Brewer: Alexandra Mouw
Wit Beer24A: Witbier
3rdDavid Ortiz
Co-Brewer: Stephanie Ortiz
The Coriander Is Silent24A: WitbierAnnapolis Homebrew Club
HMDerek DoucetteRIMS 2.0 Witbier24A: Witbier

Table 32: British Stouts (9 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJoe BumpSweet Hey Zeus16A: Sweet StoutDC Homebrewers
2ndMatt CroninQueen Mum II - Dark Malts Strike Black16D: Foreign Extra Stout
3rdMichael DuarteStoutful16A: Sweet Stout

Table 33: American Dark (11 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stLouis McCoyRoy’s Brown Porter20A: American PorterDC Homebrewers Club
2ndBen GibbonThe Crood20A: American Porter
3rdWill LanningOverwinter20C: Imperial StoutDC Homebrewers

Table 34: American Strong (14 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMichael DeanOld School 22A: Double IPA
2ndMatthew BlethenPeriwinkle Unicorn22A: Double IPA
3rdMatt CroninHoly Citra!22A: Double IPA

Table 35: British strong (9 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJohn McAdamsChristmas Barleywine17D: English BarleywineBURP
2ndSteve ClaeysPowhatan English Barleywine17D: English BarleywineDC Homebrewers
3rdBryan Lienesch
Co-Brewer: Meg Cooksey
365 Private Reserve Ale17D: English BarleywineThe Lienesch Brewing Company

Table 36: Spiced (16 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stChristopher ChervinVanilla-Oatmeal Stout30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerDC Homebrew Club
Co-Brewer: Shannon Shoemaker
Coconut Porter30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdSteve ClaeysStuff Happens Coffee Brown Porter30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerDC Homebrewers

Table 37: Trappist (16 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMichael StuppyBelgian Dark Strong26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleCRABS
2ndJoe ClarkeTriple Threat26C: Belgian TripelGRiST
3rdMichael BransonBelgian Dubbel26B: Belgian DubbelDC Homebrewers
HMJoe BumpCheeky Monkey26C: Belgian TripelDC Homebrewers

Table 38: Pale American (10 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMichael StuppyAmerican Pale Ale18B: American Pale AleCRABS
2ndMarcus Payne
Co-Brewer: Kate Payne
Long Island Blonde18A: Blonde Ale
3rdJon ChristensenMidway Pale Ale18B: American Pale AleDC Homebrewers

Table 39: Belgian Strong (12 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stRaoul MasangcayElias Blonde25A: Belgian Blond Ale50 West Homebrew Club
2ndMichael BransonRye Saison25B: SaisonDC Homebrewers
3rdClement RyanSizen25B: SaisonDownright Obsessed Homebrewers