Homebrewers from across the region are invited to see if their brew is good enough for Best in Show. This is a “just for the fun of it” event and is not sanctioned. Homebrewers choose the category that best represents their beer: Light, Amber, Dark or Specialty.

This year’s Homebrew Competition Sponsor is Starr Hill Brewery. The Best in Show winner will have the chance to brew their winning recipe with the brewers of Starr Hill at the new Pilot Brewery located in Roanoke, VA.

Homebrew Competition Application

Last year the competition drew 32 entries. Check out the winning results below:

Best in Show – Ryan Mioduski & Evan Frazier



1st Place: Doug & Sara Urquhart, “Tart Reform” (Berliner Weisse)

2nd Place: Dave & Jeanne 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)