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

MICHELLE MCGRATH
United States Association of Cider Makers
Oregon

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

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

JEFFREY COTTRELL — Cellarman
Michigan


Interested in serving as a judge or steward in 2018? Please complete the questionnaire at our Volunteer page.