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

There were 217 entries judged and 233 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

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Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Doug Nolan Scottish Wood 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Star City Brewers Guild
2nd Karl Homburg Castleburg Cream Ale 6A: Cream Ale James River Homebrewers
3rd Dan Bremer Bremerweizen 15A: Weizen/Weissbier GRIST

Winning Entries

Category 1: Light Lager (3 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st George Mowell Lawnmower Premium Lager 1C: Premium American Lager DC Homebrewers
2nd Mark Girard The Other Lager 1D: Munich Helles Brewers United for Real Potables (BURP)

Category 2: Pilsner (1 entry)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd Douglas Penn SMaSH’d Pils 2A: German Pilsner (Pils) GRIST

Category 3: European Amber Lager (3 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
3rd Brian Davis
Co-Brewer: Luis Pazmino
Arrested In Leiderhosen 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen DC Homebrewers

Category 4: Dark Lager (1 entry)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Nicholas Griner Schwarzie 4C: Schwarzbier BURP

Category 5: Bock (1 entry)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jason Bryant Doppelbock 5C: Doppelbock Wort Hogs

Category 6: Light Hybrid Beer (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Karl Homburg Castleburg Cream Ale 6A: Cream Ale James River Homebrewers
2nd Joe Bump Little Johnny Rye Guy 6D: American Wheat or Rye Beer DC Homebrewers
3rd Ryan Mowbray
Co-Brewer: JB Zorn
Kolsch 6C: Kolsch DC Homebrew Club

Category 7: Amber Hybrid Beer (5 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Anthony Erdman
Co-Brewer: Jon Holley
California Common 7B: California Common Beer
3rd Mark Girard CTRL+ALT+DELETE 7C: Dusseldorf Altbier Brewers United for Real Potables (BURP)

Category 8: English Pale Ale (4 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd David Vesser Special Bitter 8B: Special/Best/Premium Bitter The Wort Hogs

Category 9: Scottish and Irish Ale (4 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st John Krehbiel Two To Beam Up 9E: Strong Scotch Ale MALT
2nd Anthony Erdman Scottish Light 60/- 9A: Scottish Light 60/-
3rd Paul Richelmi Resistance Irish Red 9D: Irish Red Ale

Category 10: American Ale (24 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Steven Meckl House Pale Ale 10A: American Pale Ale
2nd Christopher Call Bad To The Bone Brown Ale 10C: American Brown Ale
3rd Nicholas Griner GrinerHaus Pale 10A: American Pale Ale BURP

Category 12: Porter (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ben Turner Coop’s Porter 12A: Brown Porter
2nd Nicole Owren-Wiest The Porter 12B: Robust Porter
3rd Bob Rouse Brown Crown Porter 12A: Brown Porter DC Homebrewers

Category 13: Stout (25 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Roy Roberts Leethouse Stout 13C: Oatmeal Stout DC Homebrew
2nd Jim Koebel Beer #1 13F: Imperial Stout DCHB
3rd John Burke
Co-Brewer: Kurt Hauptman
Twist N Stout 13E: American Stout DC Homebrewers

Category 14: India Pale Ale (IPA) (26 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Scott Janish West Coast IPA 14B: American IPA
2nd Edward Sheriff Citra IPA #1 14B: American IPA
3rd Andy Skotnicki
Co-Brewer: Mike Mercer
AHA DCH IPA 14B: American IPA

Category 15: German Wheat and Rye Beer (4 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Dan Bremer Bremerweizen 15A: Weizen/Weissbier GRIST

Category 16: Belgian and French Ale (17 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Andrew O’Brien Sequestration 16E: Belgian Specialty Ale Chop and Brew
1st Edward Sheriff Citra Wheat Saison 16A: Witbier
2nd Karl Homburg Queens Garde 16D: Biere de Garde James River Homebrewers
2nd Alex Spencer Royal Monkey 16E: Belgian Specialty Ale GRIST
3rd Sam Wineka Belgian Specialty 16E: Belgian Specialty Ale DC Homebrewers
3rd Kenneth Dawson
Co-Brewer: N/a
Saison De La Bax 16C: Saison Prince William Brewer's Guild

Category 17: Sour Ale (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
2nd Shane Kelley Pucker Up Baby 17A: Berliner Weisse Delmarva United Homebrewers
3rd Joe Moran
Co-Brewer: Matt Kennedy
OHB Flanders 17B: Flanders Red Ale Bruclear

Category 18: Belgian Strong Ale (15 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Dan Bremer Sexy Blond Ale 18A: Belgian Blond Ale GRIST
2nd Christian Burns Rochfort 10 Clone 18E: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
3rd Frank Pigulski Flying Pig Blonde 18A: Belgian Blond Ale

Category 19: Strong Ale (4 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Brent Machado English Barleywine 19B: English Barleywine Crabs
3rd Steve Claeys 2013 English Barleywine 19B: English Barleywine DC Homebrewers

Category 20: Fruit Beer (6 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Ryan Costello
Co-Brewer: Chase Chevalier
Jammin’ Coco Stout 20A: Fruit Beer DC Homebrewers
2nd Brian Haroldson Cherry Popper Cherry Porter 20A: Fruit Beer DC Homebrewers
3rd Steven Finch Blimey 20A: Fruit Beer Fort Belvoir Homebrewers

Category 21: Spice/Herb/Vegatable Beer (17 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Jason Doster Third Planet Spiced Wheat-Rye 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2nd Lee Kexel Poblano Wit 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2nd Doug Nolan Santa Hammered 21B: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer Star City Brewers Guild
3rd Christine Brazill
Co-Brewer: Ted Perez
Mocha Brown 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer DC Homebrewers

Category 22: Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer (12 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Doug Nolan Scottish Wood 22C: Wood-Aged Beer Star City Brewers Guild
2nd Robert Fink After Style 22C: Wood-Aged Beer DC Homebrewers
3rd Aaron Jeanguenat Whiskey Barrel Imperial Stout 22C: Wood-Aged Beer

Category 23: Specialty Beer (7 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Daniel Lobo Fragant Cirrhosis 23A: Specialty Beer DC Homebrewers
2nd Ryan Yates Maggie’s Potion #6 23A: Specialty Beer
3rd Thomas Sords Lawnmower Pale 23A: Specialty Beer BURP

Category 40: Cherry Blossom (13 entries)

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Brooke Heaton Sour Cherry Lambic 40A: Cherry Blossom DC Homebrewers
2nd Brian Baines
Co-Brewer: Sam Modica
Dirty Little Tart Scottish Ale 40A: Cherry Blossom DC Homebrewers
3rd Joe Moran
Co-Brewer: Matt Kennedy
Cherry Golden Strong 40A: Cherry Blossom Bruclear