Blacksburg, Virginia, October 14, 2016 – The 8th annual Blacksburg Brew Do Homebrew Competition drew 32 entries in four categories. The competition, sponsored by River Company Brewery, is unique in the New River Valley and was organized in conjunction with Blacksburg Brew Do, a craft beer festival that took place on October 8th at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.
The four categories that were judged were light, amber, dark and specialty. Homebrewers were allowed to submit up to three entries and each was judged by a panel of craft brew experts: Evan Graham, Right Mind Brewing; Huck from Huck’s Beer Buzz; Sean O’Keefe, Virginia Tech and Jeff Owens, Vintage Cellar.
The winners in each category had their entries judged a final time to determine “Best of Show.” Ryan Mioduski & Evan Frazier with Duping Delight, a golden stout, was determined the winner. They won the right to brew and serve their winning beer at River Company Brewery as a seasonal selection.
Winners in each category are as follows:
1st Place: Doug & Sara Urquhart, “Tart Reform” (Berliner Weisse)
2nd Place: Dave & Joanne Hrdlicka “Bee My Honey” (Kolsch)
3rd Place: Rodger Thurlow, “Keylime Gose” (Historical Gose)
1st Place: Dennis & Chris Stevens, “Summer Sahti” (Historical-Sahti)
2nd Place: Jason Cromer, “My Old Kentucky Home(brew)” (Historical-Kentucky Common)
3rd Place: Robert Roux, “Unspeakable Sizzle” (American Strong Ale)
1st Place: Ryan Mioduski & Evan Frazier, “Duping Delight” (Golden Stout)
2nd Place: David & Kelli Wheeler, “London Porter” (English Porter)
3rd Place: Rodger Thurlow, “Tropical Thunder” (Porter)
1st Place: Adam Angel & Matt Baker, “Ghost of Christmas Future” (Ghost Pepper Cerveza)
2nd Place: Brian Maddox, “Thanksgiving Dinner” (Brown Ale)
3rd Place: Darin Pearson, “Rye Liotta” (Roggenbier)
Thank you to our sponsors:
Platinum Cumulus Media
Stage Virginia Eagle Distributing/Goose Island Beer Company/Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech
VIP Tent Blue Ridge Beverage
Brew Tent River Company Brewery
Main Gate Sponsor Duncan Ford Lincoln
Beer Garden Valley Distributing
Dining Pavilion The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Cooking with Beer Kroger
Photo Booth Hethwood Apartment Homes
Gold Rackspace, LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Dunmar Moving Systems
Silver Draper Aden Associates, VPT, Inc., Hampton Inn Christiansburg-Blacksburg, English Meadows Senior Living Community, Wordsprint, The Retreat, University Crossroads, Hilton Garden Inn
Bronze BCR Property Management, Moog, Old Town Printing, Grayson National Bank, Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport, Bath Fitter, Mountain Valley Transportation, Linkous Paving, 1901 Group, Holiday Inn, Main Street Inn
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Contributing A Cleaner World, Brown Insurance, iVolunteer.com, RMC Events, Tidy Services, Town of Blacksburg, Ride Solutions, Anderson & Associates, Courtyard Marriott, CMG Leasing, Semper Fi Society, Walkabout Outfitter, Ewing Cabinet Company, Holly Cromer Photography
The Blacksburg Partnership is a non-profit, independent economic development organization focused on projects that attract visitors and retail prospects. Partnership projects include the development of property, revitalization of retail districts, special events, and community arts endeavors such as Gobble de Art and the Collaborative for the Arts. The Partnership is also known for three signature events that take place every year: Blacksburg Fork & Cork, Blacksburg Brew Do and the Virginia Cheese Festival.