8th Annual Homebrew Competition Results

8th Annual Homebrew Competition Results

Blacksburg, Virginia, October 14, 2016The 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)


For information about Blacksburg Brew Do, visit www.blacksburgbrewdo.com or follow Brew Do on facebook and twitter at www.facebook.com/blacksburgbrewdo and @bburgbrewdo.



Thank you to our sponsors:

Presenting                    WDBJ7


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


Media                                NRV Magazine, Out & About Advertising, Valley Business Front, Next Three Days


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.