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

There were 160 entries judged and 98 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMichael RensingBunny Lebowski10A: WeissbierCincinnati Malt Infusers
2ndCarter ChapmanYoung Spotted Rooster11B: Best BitterDC Homebrewers
3rdScott StewartBrut Prosecco Ale29D: Grape Ale

Winning Entries

Table 1: Standard American Beers (9 entries)

1stBrian BrowerJackson Summit East Lager1B: American Lager
2ndAlex HannaganOpen Source1C: Cream AleDownright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)
3rdZachary BohnertWeekend Crusher1A: American Light LagerDownright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)
HMKelson HughesRed Jacket Club1B: American Lager

Table 2: American Dark Ale (8 entries)

1stJoe SchneiderMind Flayer20C: Imperial Stout
2ndMichael BransonImperial Stout20C: Imperial StoutDC Homebrewers
3rdBrent LangdonRoad To Gold Porter20A: American PorterWort Hogs [VA]

Table 3: Euro Pale Beer (18 entries)

1stMichael RensingBunny Lebowski10A: WeissbierCincinnati Malt Infusers
2ndFred McDavidHelles Export 20230303015C: German Helles ExportbierHarrisonburg Hombrewers
3rdJacob MarcekHanover Helles4A: Munich HellesFredericks Original Ale Makers (FOAM)

Table 4: Euro Dark Beer (16 entries)

1stDavid O’NealRanger Of The North8A: Munich DunkelThe Brü Club
2ndMatthew WhiteDunkless8A: Munich DunkelSeven City Brewers
3rdMark SchaadHead Fake8B: Schwarzbier50 West
HMKevin KiernanThe Partisan3D: Czech Dark LagerDC Homebrewers

Table 5: UK Pale and Red Ale (12 entries)

1stCarter ChapmanYoung Spotted Rooster11B: Best BitterDC Homebrewers
2ndGary SharpVandelay Industries14C: Scottish ExportBrewers And Drinkers Around Silver Spring (BADASS)
3rdJacob Marcek60 Shilling Cairn14A: Scottish LightFredericks Original Ale Makers (FOAM)

Table 6: UK Dark Ales (11 entries)

1stMatthew WhiteMildly Entertaining13A: Dark MildSeven City Brewers
2ndCole ChristianDark Lepresheagle15B: Irish StoutDC Homebrewers
3rdAdam WojciechowiczAfterglory13A: Dark Mild
HMBob RouseOld Feedbag16B: Oatmeal StoutDC Homebrewers

Table 7: American Ales (11 entries)

1stHarley HopkinsFools' Golden18A: Blonde Ale
2ndJim Clapp189619B: California Common
3rdDavid O’NealPuppy In The Sand19A: American Amber AleThe Brü Club

Table 8: American IPA (10 entries)

1stPhilip Pilgrim
Co-Brewer: Ab
Back Outside21C: Hazy IPA
2ndPhilip PilgrimXxplosive 21A: American IPA
3rdChristopher MullenLiberty Corner IPA21C: Hazy IPA
HMCole ChristianDark Brandon21B2: Black IPA DC Homebrewers

Table 9: Sours (7 entries)

1stJames Bixby
Co-Brewer: Lily Bixby
Druivenlambik23D: LambicProgress Ale Works
2ndJames Bixby
Co-Brewer: Lily Bixby
Old Bear23B: Flanders Red AleProgress Ale Works
3rdBrian StephensPetra-Fication Blue28C: Wild Specialty Beer Keepers of Craft

Table 10: Strong Beer (10 entries)

1stRyan Allen
Co-Brewer: Jason Scheeler Matt Ryan
Analog Idiot22B: American Strong Ale
2ndRobert StevensRoanne Dopplebock9A: Doppelbock Brewers United for Real Potables (BURP)
3rdRon BarnesOld Man Oz9C: Baltic PorterKansas City Bier Meisters

Table 11: Experimental (10 entries)

1stCole ChristianApril Fools White Stout34C: Experimental Beer DC Homebrewers
2ndJereme Grissom
Co-Brewer: Josh Grissom
Citradel Llc34C: Experimental Beer Circle City Zymurgy
3rdZachary BohnertCccold IPA 34B: Mixed-Style Beer Downright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)

Table 12: Belgian Ales (9 entries)

1stRyan Allen
Co-Brewer: Jason Scheeler Matt Ryan
Electron Fraud25B: Saison
2ndOmar Al-NidawiCoalition Of The Milling25A: Belgian Blond AleDC Homebrewers
3rdBrent LangdonJagger's Collab25B: Saison Wort Hogs [VA]

Table 13: Monastic Ales (10 entries)

1stBob RouseThe Happy Monk26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleDC Homebrewers
2ndKevin KiernanThe Lamplighter26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleDC Homebrewers
3rdJay WilkesIlluminati 1226D: Belgian Dark Strong AleDC Homebrewers

Table 14: Fruit and Spice Beer (12 entries)

1stScott StewartBrut Prosecco Ale29D: Grape Ale
2ndChris WilburnFlappin' Flamingos29A: Fruit Beer
3rdCole ChristianLavender Orange Blossom Blonde Ale29B: Fruit and Spice Beer DC Homebrewers

Table 15: Wood and Smoke Beer (7 entries)

1stDaniel GudeniusCherry Tree32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer DC Homebrewers
2ndAlex HannaganDebug32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer Downright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)
3rdRichard HorvitzI'm Bringing Grodzi Back!27A5: Piwo GrodziskieGRIST