Jon Kidd and Corey Guynn win Best of Show at Brew Do Homebrew Competition
The fourth-annual Blacksburg Brew Do Homebrew Competition drew 60 entries in four categories. The competition, sponsored by Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill, is one of a kind in the New River Valley and was organized in conjunction with Blacksburg Brew Do, a craft beer festival that took place Oct. 6 at the First & Main Shopping District.
Entries were accepted in the categories of 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: John Boyer, world regions geography professor at Virginia Tech and also known as “The Plaid Avenger”; Daniel Flad, Valley Distributing; Sean O’Keefe, brewing science and technology professor at Virginia Tech; Katie Pritchard, Virginia Tech; Carly Roberts, Vintage Cellar; Jim Strickland, brewmaster at Bull & Bones Brewhaus; and Brad Strong, beverage manager at Preston’s Restaurant at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center.
The first-place winners in each category had their entries judged a final time to determine “Best of Show,” which was awarded to Jon Kidd and Corey Guynn for their “Santa’s Pimp Hard” Peppermint Brown. Jon and Corey won the rights to brew and serve their winning entry at Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill.
Winners in each category are as follows:
1st- “Santa’s Pimp Hard” by Jon Kidd and Corey Guynn (Peppermint Brown)
2st- “Chai-Laxin” by Dan Tatarka (Pale Ale with Chai Spice)
3rd- “Imperial Chocolate Stout” by Doug Nolan (Specialty)
1st- “Anarchy 99” by Justin Cox (Russian Imperial Stout)
2nd- “Noonan’s Black Gold” by David Hrdlicka (Black IPA)
3nd- “Big Fat American Stout” by Seth Ellis (American Stout)
1st- “Brown Saison” by David Wheeler (Belgian Specialty)
2nd- “Old Number 7B” by Seth Ellis (California Common)
3rd- “SimCoRillo” by Jose Piriz (American IPA)
1st- “Triple Trouble” by David Hrdlicka (Belgian Triple)
2nd- “Vienna Sausage” by Scott Rinehardt (Vienna Lager)
3rd- “Agua Dulce” by Tracie Rinehardt (Cream Ale)
– Submitted by The Blacksburg Partnership
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