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The Twelfth 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 (336 Entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st Joel Miller Leicht German Leichtbier James River Homebrewers
2nd Ken Rygh Smoked Lambic Specialty Smoked Beer CASK
3rd Justin Leach Bier Me Weissbier


The Baron of the Blitz Award (107 Participating Brewers)

- William Spiesberger


The Blitzkrieg Award (32 Participating Clubs)

- James River Homebrewers



Table 1: Pale Lager (22 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st Joel Miller Leicht German Leichtbier James River Homebrewers
2nd David Jordon Lager American Lager Seven City Brewers
3rd Tim Gerbracht Kiwi Nectar New Zealand Pilsner GRIST [VA]

Table 2: Amber & Dark Lager (12 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st John Smith Doppelbock Doppelbock CASK
2nd John Smith Eisbock Eisbock CASK
3rd Mark Jackson Slider's Special Schwarzbier

Table 3: Wheat Beer (10 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st Justin Leach Bier Me Weissbier
2nd William Spiesberger Honey Wheat American Wheat Beer James River Homebrewers
3rd Tommy Seaford Plain Old Wheat American Wheat Beer Downright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)[VA]

Table 4: UK & Irish Beer (14 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st Patrick Taylor Mild Chocolate Dark Mild Colonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK)
2nd Adam Read 1752 English IPA Smithfield Hop and Malt Society (H.A.M.S.)
3rd Norm Schaeffler Schaeffler Special Bitter 2019 Best Bitter Colonial AleSmiths And Keggers (CASK)

Table 5: Porter (14 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st Timothy Rouse Midnight Rambler Baltic Porter Seven City Brewers
2nd Adam Read Low Tide American Porter Smithfield Hop and Malt Society (H.A.M.S.)
3rd Timothy Cognetti All Shells Gone American Porter Americus Homebrewers Association (AHA!)

Table 6: Stout (22 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st Joel Miller Subliminal Stout Irish Stout James River Homebrewers
2nd Jeremiah Petersen Castaway Tropical Stout London Amateur Brewers
3rd Seth Caddell Milk Stout Sweet Stout

Table 7: Strong Beer (13 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st William Spiesberger Barley Wine English Barleywine James River Homebrewers
2nd Dan Sennett Fine Time Barleywine English Barleywine Colonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK)
3rd Patrick Taylor Pine-Cicle American Strong Ale Colonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK)

Table 8: American Pale Beer (19 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st Matthew Campolattaro American Pale Ale American Pale Ale
2nd Brian Priddle County Seat Cream Ale (110) Cream Ale
3rd Dennis Petersen House Beer Blonde Ale Brewers United for Real Potables (BURP) [MD]

Table 9: American Amber & Brown (8 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st Mark Costa Antilia American Amber Ale Glen Ridge Homebrewers Association
2nd Timothy Cognetti Browns Punch American Brown Ale Americus Homebrewers Association (AHA!)
3rd Adam Berry Homeward Brown American Brown Ale

Table 10: American & Double IPA (21 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st Larry Lentz Road Runner IPA American IPA Seven City Brewers
2nd Jacque Kettler 2 Hearted Simulation Double IPA Smithfield Hop and Malt Society (H.A.M.S.)
3rd Patrick Taylor Tangerine Rind American IPA Colonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK)

Table 11: Specialty IPA (17 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st William Spiesberger Hop Rod Rye Red IPA James River Homebrewers
2nd Brian McCrickard Straight Juice, Homey New England IPA Seven City Brewers
3rd Justin Leach The Juice Is Loose New England IPA

Table 12: European Sour (11 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st Paul Clifford Dhb Oud Bruin Oud Bruin Smithfield Hop and Malt Society (H.A.M.S.)
2nd Michael Aiken Lp Fruit Lambic Colonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK)
3rd Karen Martin Club Sour 1 Flanders Red Ale Seven City Brewers

Table 13: Belgian Beer (8 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st Tim Ryan Walleye Wit Witbier Smithfield Hop and Malt Society (H.A.M.S.)
2nd Casey Clarke Blonde Ambition #2 Belgian Blond Ale
3rd Peter Zollweg Fall On Your Face Belgian Blond Ale Colonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK)

Table 14: Saison (7 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st Jamey Barlow To Beer Rather Than To Seem Saison Carolina Brewmasters
2nd Michael Cumbia Side Port Saison Saison
3rd Timothy Rouse L'Internationale Saison Seven City Brewers

Table 15: Trappist Beer (18 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st John Fulton Quad Belgian Dark Strong Ale
2nd Jeff Kaylor Parking.Districts.Continued Belgian Dubbel Smithfield Hop and Malt Society (H.A.M.S.)
3rd Scott Brown Belgian Quad Belgian Dark Strong Ale CASK

Table 16: American Wild (17 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st Timothy Rouse Brett L'Internationale Brett Beer Seven City Brewers
2nd Joseph Sanders American Sour Red Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer The Bru Club
3rd Joel Miller Funky Rhythm Wild Specialty Beer James River Homebrewers

Table 17: Smoked Beer (5 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st Ken Rygh Smoked Lambic Specialty Smoked Beer CASK
2nd Kenny Yohe Holy Smoke Classic Style Smoked Beer James River Homebrewers
3rd Timothy Cognetti Lightly Smoked Classic Style Smoked Beer Americus Homebrewers Association (AHA!)

Table 18: Wood-Aged Beer (18 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st James Woods-Corwin Imperial Saison Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Morris Area Society of Homebrewers
2nd William Spiesberger Jws Ris Specialty Wood-Aged Beer James River Homebrewers
3rd Brian McCrickard Jacked Up On Java Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Seven City Brewers

Table 19: Fruit Beer (14 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st Phillip Vaughn Blood Orange IPA Fruit Beer CASK
2nd Jake Osman Razz-Ma-Dazz Fruit Beer Downright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)[VA]
3rd Matthew Mattson Paw Paw Tears Speciality Fruit Beer

Table 20: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (18 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st Paul Clifford Dhb Christmas Ale Winter Seasonal Beer Smithfield Hop and Malt Society (H.A.M.S.)
2nd Jake Osman Gourd Riddance Autumn Seasonal Beer Downright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)[VA]
3rd Timothy Cognetti The Carolina (c)reaper Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Americus Homebrewers Association (AHA!)

Table 21: Specialty Beer (13 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st Ian Williams Ode To Arnie Experimental Beer Downright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)[VA]
2nd Timothy Rouse And In Third Place (Bdsa W/ Maple Syrup) Alternative Sugar Beer Seven City Brewers
3rd Chris Boop Ally's IPA Alternative Grain Beer

Table 22: Imperial Stout (10 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st George Kaufmann Chocolate Imperial Stout Imperial Stout
2nd William Spiesberger Jws Imperial Stout James River Homebrewers
3rd Billy Martin Bearded Beaver Imperial Stout Virginia Peninsula Homebrewers

Table 23: Mead (15 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st William Spiesberger Orange Blossom Semi-Sweet Mead James River Homebrewers
2nd Joel Miller Diabeetus & Cream Fruit and Spice Mead James River Homebrewers
3rd Samuel Straight "Autumnal" Mead Sweet Mead Colonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK)

Table 24: Cider (10 entries)

Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club
1st William Spiesberger 1st Cider Cider with Other Fruit James River Homebrewers
2nd Billy Martin Cider New World Cider Virginia Peninsula Homebrewers
3rd Paul Clifford Dhb Drop Your Knickers New World Cider Smithfield Hop and Malt Society (H.A.M.S.)



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