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Thanks to all who participated in the Colonial Cup 2024.

There were 199 entries judged and 119 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stEdward MarquardtMagic Sour23F: Fruit LambicLowcountry Libations
2ndBrian McCrickard
Co-Brewer: Joe Luchansky Patrick Johnson Eric Cain Larry Lentz Brian Donnegan Bob Buerger Brandon Christian Matt White Bruce Steward
7cb's Belgian Strong Dark Ale33B: Specialty Wood-Aged BeerSeven City Brewers
3rdRoss StuartHazy IPA21C: Hazy IPAArizona Society of Homebrewers
HMChris RousseauRed Clover15A: Irish Red AleLowcountry Libations

Winning Entries

Table 1: IPA and Strong American Ale (9 entries)

1stRoss StuartHazy IPA21C: Hazy IPAArizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndKirk Waters
Co-Brewer: Kelley Hwang
Monster22C: American BarleywineLowcountry Libations
3rdMike GallagherPlaceholder21C: Hazy IPALowcountry Libations

Table 2: Standard American Beer (8 entries)

1stJim EbertAmerican Girl1D: American Wheat BeerJames River Homebrewers
2ndAllen SmithWatered Down Swill1A: American Light LagerWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
3rdJim EbertMech Ultra1A: American Light LagerJames River Homebrewers

Table 3: American Porter and Stout (6 entries)

1stChristopher RileyRooney C-1020B: American StoutWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
2ndAnthony MercerMystic Porter20A: American PorterDown East Alers (DEA)
3rdBeth Madden
Co-Brewer: Brian Madden
Pig-Pen Porter20A: American PorterSeven City Brewers

Table 4: Czech Lager (7 entries)

1stJordan LaFontaineCzech Pale Lager3A: Czech Pale LagerHolly Springs Brusaders
2ndKen HiltonAmber Waves Of Grain 3C: Czech Amber LagerDown East Alers (DEA)
3rdJordan LaFontaineCzech Premium Pale Lager3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerHolly Springs Brusaders

Table 5: Pale Malty European Lager / Local Styles (9 entries)

1stKen HiltonWhat The Helles Went Wrong In Montana4A: Munich HellesDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndAllen SmithHigher Standards4A: Munich HellesWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
3rdJim EbertNectar Of The GodsLSX5: New Zealand PilsnerJames River Homebrewers

Table 6: British Beer (11 entries)

1stMike RousseauSimply The Best11B: Best BitterLowcountry Libations
2ndHaven SchultzNightshade13A: Dark MildThe Brü Club
3rdGreg OgleSouthside Porter13C: English PorterNorth Georgia Malt Monkeys

Table 7: Wild/Sour Beer (6 entries)

1stEdward MarquardtMagic Sour23F: Fruit Lambic Lowcountry Libations
2ndEdward MarquardtGold Sour23E: GueuzeLowcountry Libations
3rdStephen Golubieskiʻakohekohe Aloha Hawaiian Sour28C: Wild Specialty Beer Lowcountry Libations

Table 8: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (14 entries)

1stBrian McCrickard
Co-Brewer: Joe Luchansky Patrick Johnson Eric Cain Larry Lentz Brian Donnegan Bob Buerger Brandon Christian Matt White Bruce Steward
7cb's Belgian Strong Dark Ale33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Seven City Brewers
2ndBrandon Christian
Co-Brewer: Carla Christian
Belgian Strong Dark Ale33A: Wood-Aged Beer Seven City Brewers
3rdBrian McCrickard
Co-Brewer: Todd Cannon
757 Bourbon County Stout33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Seven City Brewers
HMClay VickHarry33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Down East Alers (DEA)

Table 9: Pale and Amber Bitter European Beer (13 entries)

1stClay VickConrad7B: AltbierDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndEdward MarquardtLight Pilsner5A: German LeichtbierLowcountry Libations
3rdBenjamin CunninghamAltbier7B: AltbierJames River Homebrewers

Table 10: Amber and dark European Lager (12 entries)

1stAnthony MercerGnarly Branch Marzen6A: MärzenDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndBrandon Christian
Co-Brewer: Carla Christian
Shwarzbeir8B: SchwarzbierSeven City Brewers
3rdChristopher RileyGerta9A: Doppelbock Winston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club

Table 11: International Lager (6 entries)

1stBrandon Christian
Co-Brewer: Carla Christian
Hey Baby Que Paso! Mexican Lager2A: International Pale LagerSeven City Brewers
2ndMike GallagherCream Dream 2A: International Pale LagerLowcountry Libations
3rdTony KulasInternational Amber Lager2B: International Amber LagerDown East Alers (DEA)

Table 12: Scotish and Irish Ale (13 entries)

1stChris RousseauRed Clover15A: Irish Red AleLowcountry Libations
2ndCarl TeacheyThanks, Tagert14A: Scottish LightWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
3rdJordan LaFontaineRed Rambler15A: Irish Red AleHolly Springs Brusaders

Table 13: Trappist Ales (12 entries)

1stTony KulasBelgian Dubbel26B: Belgian DubbelDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndJeff PascoeTrappist Belgian Quad 26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleLowcountry Libations
3rdAllen SmithSolix 26A: Belgian SingleWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club

Table 14: Strong Belgian Ales (11 entries)

1stKristen Boucher
Co-Brewer: Jeremy Boucher
My Favorite Saison25B: Saison Savannah Brewers League
2ndAllen SmithCelestial Blonde25C: Belgian Golden Strong AleWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
3rdChris RousseauB.B.25A: Belgian Blond AleLowcountry Libations

Table 15: Specialty Beer (5 entries)

1stRyan LarsenCold As Rice34B: Mixed-Style Beer James River Homebrewers
2ndStephen GolubieskiCookoo Laison34C: Experimental Beer Lowcountry Libations
3rdJim EbertPops Rootbier34C: Experimental Beer James River Homebrewers

Table 16: Historical/Alternative Fermentable/Smoked Beers (7 entries)

1stMarcella LaFontaineFunkenwangsvorstellung27A3: LichtenhainerHolly Springs Brusaders
2ndDavid MerzBière Fumée à L'Aulne32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer Palmetto State Brewers
3rdSteven Jones252 P&r Lager (Pills/rice)27A6: Pre-Prohibition LagerDown East Alers (DEA)

Table 17: Fruit/Spiced Beer (12 entries)

1stMarcella LaFontaineNodus Tollen's Nectar29A: Fruit Beer Holly Springs Brusaders
2ndRyan LarsenVanilla Thrilla30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer James River Homebrewers
3rdAdam FiddlerPog Face 29A: Fruit Beer Chicken City Ale Raisers

Table 18: Pale Commonwealth Beer (7 entries)

1stJordan LaFontaineAustralian Sparkling Ale12B: Australian Sparkling AleHolly Springs Brusaders
2ndRoss StuartEnglish IPA12C: English IPAArizona Society of Homebrewers
3rdGreg OgleBobs Your Uncle12A: British Golden AleNorth Georgia Malt Monkeys

Table 19: Belgian/German Beer (7 entries)

1stStephen GolubieskiWaxwing Wit24A: WitbierLowcountry Libations
2ndKen HiltonFrench Gardens24C: Bière de Garde Down East Alers (DEA)
3rdKen HiltonThis Old Goat Is A Weizass10C: Weizenbock Down East Alers (DEA)

Table 20: Dark and Strong British Beer (9 entries)

1stCarl TeacheyThe Biggest Otter17D: English Barley WineWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
2ndBill LynchBill's Brit Barleywine 17D: English Barley WineCarolina Brewmasters
3rdClay VickGretchen16A: Sweet StoutDown East Alers (DEA)

Table 21: Pale/Amber/Brown American Beer (15 entries)

1stMike RousseauWinter Moose19C: American Brown AleLowcountry Libations
2ndRobert BillanyIf It's Not Cryo It's Crap18B: American Pale AleNorth Georgia Malt Monkeys
3rdPatrick SmithHappy Little Accident18A: Blonde AleSeven City Brewers