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The Thirteenth Annual Virginia Beer Blitz was a BJCP/AHA Sanctioned Competition and was conducted using the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines, including all 34 beer categories, 4 mead categories, and 2 cider categories.

Best Of Show (463 Entries)

PlaceBrewer Entry NameStyle Club
1stCarter Bundy, Claire Davis, and Bryce CarterAcorn AvalancheNew England IPAJames River Homebrewers
2ndPatrick TaylorPat's Oak Smoked Wheat HellesClassic Style Smoked BeerColonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK)
3rdKen HiltonJamaican Cherry BittersWild Specialty BeerDown East Alers (DEA)

Table 1: Light American Beer (19 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJoel MillerNot So CommonKentucky CommonJames River Homebrewers
2ndAlex HannaganOpen SourceCream AleVirginia Peninsula Homebrewers
3rdDennis PetersenHouse BeerBlonde AleBrewers United for Real Potables (BURP) [MD]

Table 2: Wheat Beer (21 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stWilliam SpiesbergerFizzy Yella WheatAmerican Wheat BeerJames River Homebrewers
2ndMike RousseauDry DockWeizenbockLowcountry Libations [Ladson, SC]
3rdBrian McCrickardWits EndWitbierSeven City Brewers

Table 3: Pale Lager (24 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stDan RyanSurvaysaInternational Pale LagerDownright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)[VA]
2ndMetts PotterRob's Island LagerInternational Pale LagerBattleground Brewers Guild
3rdTimmy MillerKolschKolsch

Table 4: Amber Lager (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJames McNultyAltered StateAltbierBattleground Brewers Guild
2ndJamey BarlowY'allternativeAltbierCarolina Brewmasters
3rdRichard DeangelisDanube DreamVienna LagerStafford Brewers Club (SBC)

Table 5: British & Irish Beer (22 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAndrew PinzhofferOrdinary BitterOrdinary BitterCary-Apex-Raleigh-Brewers-Of-Yore (CARBOY)
2ndJoel MillerSedation ScottishScottish ExportJames River Homebrewers
3rdPaul TagertIts Good To Be QueenStrong BitterBattleground Brewers Guild
HMRodolfo RomanMonarchy English IPASocial Fermenters

Table 6: Stout (26 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stRodolfo RomanDark Side of the MoonIrish StoutSocial Fermenters
2ndCarter BundyAmerican GirlAmerican StoutJames River Homebrewers
3rdMarshall AyresIce Cream SammichSweet StoutSeven City Brewers

Table 7: Strong Ale (26 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stMetts PotterI See London 2018English BarleywineBattleground Brewers Guild
2ndKen HiltonLord Barley's AleBritish Strong AleDown East Alers (DEA)
3rdJohn GroegerI Have A Wee HeadacheWee HeavyFredericksburg Brewing Insiders

Table 8: Porter (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stKen HiltonPolish PorterBaltic PorterDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndTuan BuiBox O' Chocolates PorterAmerican Porter
3rdBrandon ChristianRobust PorterAmerican PorterSeven City Brewers

Table 9: American Pale Ale (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTyler OssowskiEnemy Ac-130 Above!!!American Pale AleMentoring Advanced Standards of Homebrewing (M.A.S.H.)
2ndPatrick SmithRaptorAmerican Pale AleSeven City Brewers
3rdTim SwitzerBlue Ridge Pale AleAmerican Pale AleJames River Homebrewers

Table 10: American Amber & Brown Ale (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBobby MuellerTbbAmerican Brown AleBattleground Brewers Guild
2ndRodney DyerThurston County Amber AleAmerican Amber AleJames River Homebrewers
3rdNik VolkertThe Moose Is Loose In MontanaAmerican Brown AleWoodstock Malt Monkeys

Table 11: American & Double IPA (28 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stThomas CarpenterA Naughty Little BoyAmerican IPACabarrus Homebrewers Society (CABREW)
2ndTim RyanAmarillo By OregonAmerican IPASmithfield Hop and Malt Society (H.A.M.S.)
3rdThomas CarpenterA Very Naughty BoyDouble IPACabarrus Homebrewers Society (CABREW)

Table 12: Specialty IPA (19 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAnthony Tapia8025Belgian IPA
2ndGrant AndersonMordredSpecialty IPADown East Alers (DEA)
3rdGrant AndersonKitten Kaboodle 2xWhite IPADown East Alers (DEA)

Table 13: New England IPA (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stCarter BundyAcorn AvalancheNew England IPAJames River Homebrewers
2ndMike RousseauSwteNew England IPALowcountry Libations [Ladson, SC]
3rdAdam BerryStarry NightNew England IPA

Table 14: Belgian & French Ale (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stDavid UmbrectBreakout BelgianBelgian Pale Ale
2ndJohn GroegerBrilliant BlondBelgian Blond AleFredericksburg Brewing Insiders
3rdDavid UmbrectSeven Day SaisonSaison

Table 15: Trappist & Belgian Strong Ale (23 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stDaniel DeiblerTrappist PilsTrappist SingleColonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK)
2ndMike RousseauBelgian BuzzBelgian Golden Strong AleLowcountry Libations [Ladson, SC]
3rdJohn Van ItallieQuadBelgian Dark Strong AleJames River Homebrewers
HMMatthew CampolattaroBrabanderBelgian Dark Strong AleVirginia Peninsula Homebrewers

Table 16: Sour & Wild Ale (21 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stKen HiltonJamaican Cherry BittersWild Specialty BeerDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndJoel MillerFunky RhythmWild Specialty BeerJames River Homebrewers
3rdJames McNultyBerlin DreamsBerliner WeisseBattleground Brewers Guild

Table 17: Fruit Beer (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTim RyanSell the FarmFruit and Spice BeerSmithfield Hop and Malt Society (H.A.M.S.)
2ndJim EbertToes In The SandFruit BeerJames River Homebrewers
3rdStephen BoyajianGranny Hester's Strawberry Rhubarb Speciality Fruit BeerDownright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)[VA]

Table 18: Spice, Herb, and Vegetable Beer (25 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBrad SchulerMint Chocolate Chip StoutSpice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerWort City Brewers
2ndStephen BoyajianHype MacHineSpice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerDownright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)[VA]
3rdSam BrewsterCandi's Coffee StoutSpice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerZZHops Homebrewing Club

Table 19: Smoked & Wood-Aged Beer (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stPatrick TaylorPat's Oak Smoked Wheat HellesClassic Style Smoked BeerColonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK)
2ndJamey BarlowRye Barrel Barleywine Specialty Wood-Aged BeerCarolina Brewmasters
3rdCharlie HarrSmoke On the WaterClassic Style Smoked BeerGRIST [VA]

Table 20: Historic and Specialty Beer (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTimothy RouseJack Straw's GrisetteHistorical BeerSeven City Brewers
2ndPatrick SmithMaple Barrel ProjectAlternative Sugar BeerSeven City Brewers
3rdRodney DyerRoggenbier #2RoggenbierJames River Homebrewers

Table 21: Autumn & Winter Seasonal Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stKen RyghWinter WarmerWinter Seasonal BeerColonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK)
2ndMark VickLand of Misfit ToysWinter Seasonal BeerJames River Homebrewers
3rdJim EbertHome For the HolidaysWinter Seasonal BeerJames River Homebrewers

Table 22: Dark Lager (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stTony HamricSalvator DopplegangerDoppelbockWort City Brewers
2ndKevin OlsonTemnyCzech Dark LagerZZHops Homebrewing Club
3rdJoel MillerLights OutSchwarzbierJames River Homebrewers

Table 23: Traditional & Fruit Mead (19 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJacque KettlerDuff's Cancer KickerCyserSmithfield Hop and Malt Society (H.A.M.S.)
2ndKen RyghAlmond Blossom Honey MeadSweet MeadColonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK)
3rdWilliam SpiesbergerCherry LightStone Fruit MeadJames River Homebrewers

Table 24: Spiced & Specialty Mead (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stWilliam GlassLoki's Sack LunchExperimental MeadBattleground Brewers Guild
2ndPatrick TaylorPat's Blueberry Black Peppercorn MeadFruit and Spice MeadColonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK)
3rdKen RyghLongpepper Saffron MeadSpice, Herb, or Vegetable MeadColonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK)

Table 25: Cider (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stJeff KettlerBlackberry JamCider with Other FruitSmithfield Hop and Malt Society (H.A.M.S.)
2ndWilliam GlassThe Fate of PersephoneSpecialty Cider/PerryBattleground Brewers Guild
3rdPeter ZollwegBingo ProfileNew World CiderColonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK)

The Baron of the Blitz Award (133 Participating Brewers)

Ken Hilton of the Down East Alers (DEA)

The Blitzkrieg Award (37 Participating Clubs)

James River Homebrewers

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