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Thanks to all who participated in the Colonial Cup 2024.

There were 185 entries judged and 76 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stBJ WillmingFunky Honey Sour33A: Wood-Aged BeerDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndAllen Smith'merica1A: American Light LagerWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
3rdAllen SmithHigher Standards 4A: Munich HellesWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club

Winning Entries

Table 1: American Light Beer (10 entries)

1stAllen Smith'merica1A: American Light LagerWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
2ndMike GallagherCovid Corn 20231C: Cream AleLowcountry Libations
3rdRyan LarsenLarsweiser1B: American LagerJames River Homebrewers

Table 2: International Pale Lagers (8 entries)

1stRyan LarsenRuby Boho3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerJames River Homebrewers
2ndMike RousseauCorona 2A: International Pale LagerLowcountry Libations
3rdAllen SmithHelles Light2A: International Pale LagerWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club

Table 3: Amber & Dark Lagers (10 entries)

1stTony KulasInternational Dark Lager2C: International Dark LagerDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndSean MurphyToo Many Exes2B: International Amber LagerLowcountry Libations
3rdJosh ByeLocality: Ok8B: Schwarzbier

Table 4: Pale European Beer (11 entries)

1stAllen SmithHigher Standards 4A: Munich HellesWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
2ndEdward MarquardtPilsner5D: German PilsLowcountry Libations
3rdCarl TeacheySaphir5D: German PilsWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club

Table 5: Bock Beers (8 entries)

1stJoel MastersGambrivius9A: Doppelbock Palmetto State Brewers
2ndAdrian SutherlandDon't Dunk On Me6C: Dunkels BockCarolina Brewmasters
3rdMike RousseauWise Raccoon 10C: Weizenbock Lowcountry Libations

Table 6: Porter & Brown Ales (9 entries)

1stJosh ByeLocality: R I13B: British Brown Ale
2ndJosh ByeU T9C: Baltic Porter
3rdJosh ByeUt13C: English Porter

Table 7: Stouts (15 entries)

1stRobert LarsenTropical Stout16C: Tropical StoutDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndKen HiltonUkrainian Imperial Stout20C: Imperial StoutDown East Alers (DEA)
3rdAdam FiddlerI Know Stouts16A: Sweet StoutChicken City Ale Raisers
HMTony KulasImperial Stout20C: Imperial StoutDown East Alers (DEA)

Table 8: Sour & Wild Ales (6 entries)

1stBrandon ShaughnessyAll Mixed Up28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer Lowcountry Libations
2ndEdward MarquardtGueuze23E: GueuzeLowcountry Libations
3rdEdward MarquardtKriek 2323F: Fruit Lambic Lowcountry Libations

Table 9: British Ales (8 entries)

1stClay VickOde To Elizabeth12A: British Golden AleDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndMike GallagherA Mild Case13A: Dark MildLowcountry Libations
3rdDavid MerzTraditional Bitter11C: Strong BitterPalmetto State Brewers

Table 10: Irish & Scottish Ales (10 entries)

1stChris RousseauRed Clover15A: Irish Red AleLowcountry Libations
2ndAdam FiddlerLochtoberfest14C: Scottish ExportChicken City Ale Raisers
3rdPaul TagertIrish Red Ale15A: Irish Red AleBattleground Brewers Guild

Table 11: American & Specialty IPA (8 entries)

1stTony KulasAmerican IPA21A: American IPADown East Alers (DEA)
2ndGrant AndersonJai Lai Kitty21A: American IPADown East Alers (DEA)
3rdRyan LarsenPubcrawler12C: English IPAJames River Homebrewers

Table 12: Hazy & Double IPA (7 entries)

1stMike RousseauPte East22A: Double IPALowcountry Libations
2ndTony KulasNEIPA21C: Hazy IPADown East Alers (DEA)
3rdAdam FiddlerWhat A Time To Be Alive21C: Hazy IPAChicken City Ale Raisers

Table 13: Pale Belgian Ales (7 entries)

1stKen HiltonTripel Play26C: Belgian TripelDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndAllen SmithThe Sh*t Show26A: Belgian SingleWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
3rdCarl TeacheyBig Zaddy25A: Belgian Blond AleWinston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club

Table 14: Dark Belgian Ales (9 entries)

1stChris RousseauTrouble26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleLowcountry Libations
2ndScott LaforgeBest Belgian26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleLowcountry Libations
3rdMike GallagherDubbel Claw26B: Belgian DubbelLowcountry Libations

Table 15: American Ales (6 entries)

1stChris RousseauSteamy 202219B: California CommonLowcountry Libations
2ndChris RousseauNot So Common27A2: Kentucky CommonLowcountry Libations
3rdAdam FiddlerThat's Not My Name19A: American Amber AleChicken City Ale Raisers

Table 16: Pale Ale (7 entries)

1stTony KulasAmerican Pale Ale18B: American Pale AleDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndKurtis Price2 Hits18B: American Pale Ale
3rdPaul TagertGalaxy Pale Ale18B: American Pale AleBattleground Brewers Guild

Table 17: Strong Ales (7 entries)

1stRobert LarsenOld Days17B: Old AleDown East Alers (DEA)
2ndKirk Waters
Co-Brewer: Kelley Hwang
Another Year Gone By17B: Old AleLowcountry Libations
3rdKirk Waters
Co-Brewer: Alex Waters
Wee Heavier17C: Wee HeavyLowcountry Libations

Table 18: Wheat & Fruit Beers (7 entries)

1stAlex HannaganMerry 'n Berry29C: Specialty Fruit Beer Downright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)
2ndKen HiltonHe Ain't Hefe....He's Your Brother10A: WeissbierDown East Alers (DEA)
3rdClay VickEnchantress24A: WitbierDown East Alers (DEA)

Table 19: Saison & Belgian Strong (9 entries)

1stKen HiltonTis The Saison 25B: Saison Down East Alers (DEA)
2ndRyan LarsenBgsa 900025C: Belgian Golden Strong AleJames River Homebrewers
3rdMike RousseauBuzz Off25C: Belgian Golden Strong AleLowcountry Libations

Table 20: Spice, Herb and Vegetable Beer (9 entries)

1stTJ ClineJust The Tip30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Savannah Brewers League
2ndPaul TagertBlonde Ale30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Battleground Brewers Guild
3rdHannah CatronHoney Pie Porter30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Palmetto State Brewers

Table 21: Wood and Smoked Beers (5 entries)

1stBJ WillmingFunky Honey Sour33A: Wood-Aged Beer Down East Alers (DEA)
2ndEdward MarquardtCoconut Barrel RIS33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Lowcountry Libations
3rdClay VickFireside Chat32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer Down East Alers (DEA)

Table 22: Spiced and Specialty Beers (9 entries)

1stChris RousseauBad Santa 30C: Winter Seasonal Beer Lowcountry Libations
2ndCarl TeacheyEl Dorado34B: Mixed-Style Beer Winston-Salem Wort Hawgs Homebrew Club
3rdAlex HannaganKing Of The Nubtars34C: Experimental Beer Downright Obsessed Homebrewers (DOH)