Judges & Staff (2018)

European Judges

BOB CHAPLIN
Cider Consultant
British Cider Championships
Somerset, England

HELEN THOMAS
Westons Cider
National Association of Cider Makers
Herefordshire, England

North American Judges

PAVEL ANISIMOV
BJCP Certified Judge
California

BENJAMIN ANTONIUS
Seattle Cider Company
Washington

HERDIE BAISDEN
Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery
Wisconsin

DAVID BAKER
Grey & Gold Cider
Ontario

JANELLE BALSILLIE
OFVC Cider Judge
Ontario

ERIN BAUCHAN-CAPRARA
The Stamped Robin
Michigan

ROBERT BAYER
BJCP Recognized Judge
Michigan

MATTIE BEASON
Black Twig Cider House
North Carolina

SETH BOEVE
Virtue Cider
Michigan

AMBROSIA BOROWSKI
The Northman
Illinois

JAMES BOTHWELL
Virtue Cider
Michigan

CAITLIN BRAAM
Angry Orchard
Washington

AJA BROTHERS
2 Towns Ciderhouse
Illinois

DOMINIC CALZETTA
Cellarmen’s
BJCP Certified Judge
Michigan

THOM CANNELL
BJCP Certified Judge
Michigan

AARON CARSON
Gypsy Circus Cider Company
Tennessee

GIDON COLL
Original Sin
New York

MEREDITH COLLINS
Along Came a Cider
New York

BENJAMIN CONLEY
Beaver Valley Orchard & Cidery
Ontario

JAMIE CORRAO
Angry Orchard
New York

DAVID CRAWFORD
Virtue Cider
Michigan

TRACI CRUZ
Big Belly Ciderworks
Michigan

KRISTYN DOLAN
Hard Cider News
BJCP Certified Judge
New York

ROB FISK
Wyndfall Cyder
Minneapolis Cider Co.
Minnesota

SAM FITZ
ANXO Cidery
Washington DC

ERIC FOUCH
Thornapple Brewing Co.
Michigan

CHRISTOPHER GOTTSCHALK
Michigan State University – Horticulture
Michigan

MARK GRYSKA
CiderDays Amateur Cider Competition
BJCP Certified Judge
Massachusetts

DARLENE HAYES
Cider Cocktails – Another Bite of the Apple
California

DANIEL HAYKIN
Haykin Family Cider
Colorado

AARON HOMOYA
Ash & Elm Cider Co.
Indiana

BRYAN HUDSON
Blake’s Hard Cider Co.
Michigan

GREGORY JOHNSON
ANXO Cidery
Washington DC

SCOTT KATSMA
Seattle Cider Company
Washington

RONALD LAPORTE
Patriots’ Heritage Cider
New York

ROBERT LAUER
Blake’s Hard Cider Co.
Michigan

AMY LORIA
Black Twig Cider House
North Carolina

JULIA MADDEN
BJCP Certified Judge
Ontario

WES MATEUSIAK
Left Foot Charley
Michigan

CHRISTOPHER MAY
Virtue Cider
Michigan

CHARLES MCGONEGAL
AeppelTreow Winery & Distillery
Wisconsin

MICHELLE MCGRATH
United States Association of Cider Makers
Oregon

STEVEN METCALF
Gypsy Circus Cider Company
Tennessee

MIKE METTLER
GLINTCAP Gold Medalist
Washington

PETER MILNER
Nova Scotia

RYAN MONKMAN
FieldBird Cider
Ontario

WILL MOORE
Certified Cicerone
Illinois

BOBBY NAUGHTON
Seattle Cider Company
Washington

SEAN NIEMISTO
Starcut Ciders
Michigan

ZACH OASTER
GLINTCAP Gold Medalist
Michigan

BRIGHID O’KEANE
Cider Institute of North America
Washington

CHARLIE OLCHOWSKI
Franklin County CiderDays
BJCP National Judge
Massachusetts

MATTHEW OSTRANDER
HardCiderReviews.com
Utah

MICHELLE PAGANO
The Brew Babe
New York

DEREK PLOTKOWSKI
University of Guelph –┬áPlant Agriculture
Ontario

ANTONELLA PRESTA
Ironwood Hard Cider
Ontario

NICOLAS QUERQUES
University of Guelph –┬áPlant Agriculture
Ontario

MATT RABY
BJCP National Judge
Ontario

JT REA
Moody Tongue Brewing
Illinois

ALEX REED
New York

WAYNE REEVES
BJCP Certified Judge
Ontario

BRIAN RUTZEN
The Northman
Illinois

NATHAN SHACKELFORD
Wild Alchemy Cider
Illinois

EMILIE SHARBONEAU
Original Sin
Illinois

MARK SIMPSON
BJCP National Judge
Iowa

ALISHA SLAUENWHITE
Nova Scotia

LOUISA SPENCER
Farnum Hill Ciders
New Hampshire

BENJAMIN STOUB
Farmhaus Cider Co.
Michigan

MONTE SUMMERS
2 Fools Cider
Illinois

DAVE TAKUSH
2 Towns Ciderhouse
Oregon

MARLIES TIBBS
Kenaston Wine Market
Manitoba

AARON TRONT
Left Foot Charley
Michigan

CHRISTINE WALTER
Bauman’s Cider
Oregon

BEN WATSON
Cider, Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own
Franklin County CiderDays
New Hampshire

TIMOTHY WILCOX
Farmhaus Cider Co.
Michigan

JASON WILSON
Drinks, Food, and Travel Writer
New Jersey

RIA WINDCALLER
Cider Chat
Massachusetts

TRISTAN WRIGHT
Lost Boy Cider
Virginia

Staff

ERIC WEST — Competition Director
Cider Guide
Virginia

CHARLES MCGONEGAL — Training Director
AeppelTreow Winery & Distillery
Wisconsin

REX HALFPENNY — Judge Captain
BJCP National Judge
Michigan

MICHELLE FOIK — Steward Captain
ERIS Brewery and Cider House
Illinois

MIKE BECK — Event Logistics and Administration
Uncle John’s
Michigan

BRIAN WEST — Cellarmaster
Indiana

JEFFREY COTTRELL — Cellarman
Michigan


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