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Thanks to all who participated in the DC Homebrewers Cherry Blossom Competition.

There were 104 entries judged and 87 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stRyan LarsenAmerican Lager1B: American LagerJames River Homebrewers
2ndRichard HorvitzSmoke It If You Gratz It27A2: Piwo GrodziskieGRIST
3rdMichael BransonImperial Stout 20C: Imperial StoutDC Homebrewers

Winning Entries

Table 1: Pale Lagers (10 entries)

1stRyan LarsenAmerican Lager1B: American LagerJames River Homebrewers
2ndJay WilkesMaybeeeeeee, Bock?4C: Helles BockDC Homebrewers
3rdMatt MolekSping Kolsch5B: Kolsch

Table 2: American Ales (8 entries)

1stJay WilkesCorncobby1C: Cream AleDC Homebrewers
2ndBob RouseMaryland Steamer19B: California CommonDC Homebrewers
3rdBill MyerSpeckled Heifer Farmhouse Ale1C: Cream Ale

Table 3: IPAs (12 entries)

1stMatthew WhiteSome Beach21B7: New England IPA Lincoln Lagers
2ndZachary BohnertHeisenberg 21B6: White IPA Downright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)
3rdBill MyerTraverse City West Coast IPA21A: American IPA

Table 4: Light Euro Beer (7 entries)

1stZachary BohnertSilky Smooth Red15A: Irish Red AleDownright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)
2ndCole Christian
Co-Brewer: Terah Aceves And Alex Blanning
Lucky Lepresheagle15A: Irish Red AleDC Homebrewers
3rdMike PermanPermanhaus Weizenbock10C: Weizenbock Mansfield Homebrew Club

Table 5: Trappist (7 entries)

1stAndrew ShoreAbbey-Normal #1026D: Belgian Dark Strong AleGRIST
2ndJeremy AppelDubbel Du Pére David26B: Belgian Dubbel
3rdBob RousePater Familia26A: Trappist SingleDC Homebrewers

Table 6: Belgian Strong Ale (9 entries)

1stJay WilkesBub de Garde24C: Biere de Garde DC Homebrewers
2ndThomas AhmannWandelstok Saison25B: Saison
3rdJoe BumpSallee Saison25B: Saison DC Homebrewers

Table 7: Dark Euro Beer (6 entries)

1stMark SchaadBlack Mary Baltic Porter9C: Baltic Porter50 West
2ndRich Lesiw10 Browning Street13B: English Brown AleDC Homebrewers
3rdCole ChristianTmavá Srst (dark Fur)3D: Czech Dark LagerDC Homebrewers

Table 8: Porter and Stout (11 entries)

1stMichael BransonImperial Stout 20C: Imperial StoutDC Homebrewers
2ndSteve BensonImperial Stormtrooper20C: Imperial Stout
3rdBob RouseOld Feedbag16B: Oatmeal StoutDC Homebrewers

Table 9: Wild and Sours (12 entries)

1stScott Stewart
Co-Brewer: Scot Rockafellow
Raspberry Lemonade Sour28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer Star City Brewers Guild
2ndMichael BransonBerliner Weisse23A: Berliner WeisseDC Homebrewers
3rdJames Bixby
Co-Brewer: Lily Bixby
The Unlimited Promise of Summer28C: Wild Specialty Beer Progress Ale Works

Table 10: Fruit and Spice Beer (8 entries)

1stJim EbertGinger Snap Stout30C: Winter Seasonal Beer James River Homebrewers
2ndScott Stewart
Co-Brewer: Scot Rockafellow
Butterfly Pea Flower Pils30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Star City Brewers Guild
3rdJoe CaiolaVelvet Hawaii30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts

Table 11: Wood and Smoke (8 entries)

1stRichard HorvitzSmoke It If You Gratz It27A2: Piwo GrodziskieGRIST
2ndBrandon Christian
Co-Brewer: Carla Christian
Vanilla Imperial Bourbon Stout33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Seven City Brewers
3rdRichard HorvitzSmokey Porterson32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer GRIST
HMMark BrzezinskiPutin's Drunken Man Boob Milk33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer DC Homebrewers

Table 12: Mixed/Experimental (6 entries)

1stAlex HannaganHive Cluster31B: Alternative Sugar Beer Downright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)
2ndScott Stewart
Co-Brewer: Scot Rockafellow
Strawberry Cheesecake Sour34C: Experimental Beer Star City Brewers Guild
3rdNicholas Berlingieri
Co-Brewer: Chelsea Berlingieri
Red Ryght Hand34B: Mixed-Style Beer