Specialty Cider and Perry

2019

🥈 SILVER
Ryan Camp — Even More English
Vito Delucchi — Luke Perry
Dan Hass — InCider Mimosa
Christopher Hondru & Brady Groff — Strawberry rhubarb still cider
Michael Jones — Only Slightly Bent
Marsha & Brad Lindner — Special Kay
Patrick Maguire — Ice & Fire
Patrick Maguire — Winter Wine
Alex Mantakounis — Summer Rose
George O’Donnel — Strawberry Perry
George O’Donnel — Tart Cherry
Mark Parenteau — Peanut Butter Perry

🥉 BRONZE
Pavel Anisimov — Cherry Super Bomb
Pavel Anisimov — Pear Wine
Dylan Cahn — Cores of Perception
Dylan Cahn — Mack the Shark
John Erste — Grandma’s Wassail Cider
William Grote — Maplelactic
Christopher Hondru & Brady Groff — Strawberry Rhubarb Cider
Nathan Koeppel — Kegs Cran-Apple
Marsha & Brad Lindner — Bough
Donald Lockhart — WCA (Wonka’s Chocolate Apple)
Steven Malavarca — North Rd. Pomagratitude
Steven Malavarca — Subtle Wild Rasberry
Alex Mantakounis — Slyser
Blair Miller — Daughter of Coldharbour
Spencer Morse — Wake Up Call
George O’Donnel — Peach Ginger
George O’Donnel — Raspberry Pear
Jason Schmink — Sweet & Sour Apricot
Phillip Weiss — 2017 “Amarone”

2018

🥇 GOLD
Ted Kastner – Black Ice #2

🥈 SILVER
Pavel Anisimov – Black Ice
Pavel Anisimov – Too Much Cherry but Okay
John Applegarth – Three Blend
Ryan Camp – A bit of English
John Erste – Grandma’s Hard Wassail Cider
William Grote – Bembel’s Choice
William Grote – You added what ?!?
Richard Ihrig – Picnic
Ted Kastner – Black Ice #1
Donald Lockhart – Apricot Chile Chaser
Donald Lockhart – Tainted Love
Alex Mantakounis – Sinnamon Cidre
Blair Miller – A Few Spruce Loose
Derek & Dustin Sherman – Easy Peasy
Derek & Dustin Sherman – Los Dos

🥉 BRONZE
Scott Berens & Ryan Rasch – Apple Wine
Chris Bogosian – Ounce of Decency
Troy Deneen – Naked Hippie
Troy Deneen – Nymeria
Joshua Evans – Strudel Like a Knife
Claire Gilbert – 2017 Homebrew Cider
Dwayne Henley – Henley’s Attic (Hop) Blend
Spencer Morse – Double Unders
George O’Donnel – Northern Spy with honey
Alan Pearlstein – Apple Vino
Andrew Roth – Free and Funky
Derek & Dustin Sherman – Divine Inspiration
Derek & Dustin Sherman – Your Mom’s Favorite
Parker VanSice – Passionfruit Cider

2017

🥇 GOLD
Andrew Roth – Find the Pineapple
Bruce Wilson – West Coast Ice Cider
Martin Nygard – Spiced Cranberry Cider

🥈 SILVER
Andrew Roth – Murphies Law
Benjamin Brazy – Pappy’s Vanilla Cider
Dan Daugherty – ACERrific
Jeff Carlson – Westside Sweet Heat
Jeff Coffey – HAPpy
Joe Krajkiewcz – Traminapple
Martin Nygard – Razzperry
Peter Doetschman & Mike McCarty – Waverley
William Grote – Purple Reine
William Grote – Sidra Hopricosa

🥉 BRONZE
Alan Pearlstein – Johnny Wine
Chris Bogosian & Chaz Leckron – Cash me ousside
George O’Donnel – Peach/Ginger
Jeff Carlson – Westside NE Bourbon Oaked
Jeff Carlson – Westside New England Oak
Joe Krajkiewcz – Maple
John Erste – Summer Wassail Cider
Keith Kintigh – Port O’ Leith
Martin Thoburn – North by Northwest – Apple Wine
Scot Schaar – Old Iowa Dogs
Sebastian Henao – Kiss kiss bang bang

2016

🥈 SILVER
Benjamin Brazy – Pappy’s Pub Hard Cider
Jeff Carlson – Spruce Willis
Jeremy & Sarah Painter – Breezy Hill Organic Applewine
Richard Schoeler – Omani Stinger

🥉 BRONZE
Andrew Roth – Valhallan Nights
Chris Bogosian – Eskimo
Jeff Carlson – Westside Sweet Heat
Joe Krajkiewcz – Apple Traminette 2015
Josef G Habscheid – Fernwood Habanero
Pavel Anisimov – Lemon Saison
Peter Doetschman & Mike McCarty – Troll Haugen – Farmhouse Cider
Peter Doetschman & Mike McCarty – Troll Haugen – Sucre
Ronald LaPorte – Jacob’s Fire
Todd Springer – Cacao Pow
William Bozell & Matt Whittaker – Apri-hop
William Bozell & Matt Whittaker – Hopped Up
William Bozell & Matt Whittaker – Hoppin Cherry

2016 – Applewine

🥉 BRONZE
Alex Mantakounis – Honeycrisp Apple Wine
Ronald LaPorte – Rhody Dody Sweet

2016 – Mead

🥈 SILVER
Jeff Carlson – Westside Cyser

🥉 BRONZE
Bill Ostaski – Mulled Cyser
David Ferrand – Nelson Sauvin Dry Hopped Cyser
Keith Kintigh – King Blossom Raspberry-Cherry Cyser
Michael Prohaska – Moore’s Park

2016 – New England Cider

🥇 GOLD
Michael Wilcox & Amy Satterlund – F*CK CANCER

🥈 SILVER
Alan Pearlstein – Michigan Winter Cider
Gregory Pulver – Hooch House New England Hard Cider
Lori Tauer & David Winick – Barrel Aged ’14
Ronald LaPorte – Oaky Dody
William Grote – ‘Still’ Wiccan Pissah

🥉 BRONZE
Eric Smead – New England Cider
Joseph Margevicius – Ironman
William Grote – Wiccan Pissah

2015

🥈 SILVER
Gary Awdey – Oaked Wilding

🥉 BRONZE
Dan Daugherty – Burning Branch
James Davis – Walk On the Wild Cider
Jay Denton & Brandon Bond – Penot noir
Ken Gauld – Peppered
Matthew & Marie Raboin – The Old Princess
Peter Doetschman & Mike McCarty – Troll Haugen

2015 – Applewine

🥈 SILVER
Michael Wilcox – I can’t feel my face…

2015 – Beer

🥈 SILVER
Jeff Carlson — Westside Golden

2015 – Mead

🥈 SILVER
Keith Kintigh – Waltz Lessons
Ted Gisske & Frieda Synnestvedt – Aronia cyser

🥉 BRONZE
Alan Pearlstein – Fall Bounty Cyser
Dan Daugherty – Iduna And The Queen
Eric Fouch – Triple Threat
Ian Bresky – Olde E’s Cyser
Jeff Carlson – Westside Cyser
Judi Benede – 1 C
Michael Wilcox – Spiced Cyser
Zach & Lindsay Oaster – Fat Toaster Farm Ofrolvi Cyser

2015 – New England Cider

🥇 GOLD
Michael Wilcox – Cyser FAIL
Zach & Lindsay Oaster – Fat Toaster Farm Impuritan Hard Cider

🥈 SILVER
Alan Pearlstein – Apple Anti-Freeze
Cris Thomas – Wedding Cider 2014
Jeff Coffey – A10
Robert Burger – NE Cider #14-2

2014

🥈 SILVER
Eric Fouch – Hot Mama
Eric Fouch – The Golden Hornet
Gary Awdey – Apple Brandy Oak Aged
James Davis – Walk On The Wild Cider
Jay Bradish – Bourbon Barrel Aged Cider
Jay Denton & Brandon Bond – Ore Creek Belgium Wit
Jeff Coffey – Twin Pine Cider
Matthew Curtis – Sweet Sugga Brown
Richard Schoeler – Apricot
Richard Schoeler – Cherry

🥉 BRONZE
Andrew Rademacher – Tin Man Hard Cider
Charlie Nichols – Staghorn Moon Spiced Hard Apple Cider
Chris McGowan – Cherry Cider
Christopher Gottschalk – Leo Hard Cider
Eric Fouch – Vier Baum Apfelwein
Hans Edwin Winzeler – Citrastika
Jay Bradish – Hoppin’ Good Thyme
Jay Denton & Brandon Bond – Ore Creek Cherry Popper
Jim Matzek – Bourbon Barrel Reserve
Karen Thurow – Bloomers
Matthew Curtis – Cinna Mon Mon
Matthew Curtis – Citruslicious – Orange/Citra Hop
Mike Hann – Spiced Orange
Richard Schoeler – Cranberry
Stephen & Mike Brokenshire – Tree Shaker
William Bozell, Matt Whittaker & Dave Zelise – Spiced Apple

2014 – Applewine

🥈 SILVER
Jay Bradish – Barrel Aged Apple Wine

🥉 BRONZE
Chris McGowan – Applewine

2014 – Mead

🥇 GOLD
Keith Kintigh & Jason Stephens – Treeskin Cyser
Stephen Brokenshire – Best One Yet

🥈 SILVER
Keith Kintigh & Jason Stephens – Triple A Cyser
Matthew Curtis – Zeus Juice (2)

🥉 BRONZE
Charlie Nichols – Black Moon Raspberry Mead
Ian Bresky – Vanilla Fig Cyser
Keith Kintigh & Jason Stephens – Cricket Accompaniment Berry Cyser
Stephen & Mike Brokenshire – Black Cherry Perry

2014 – New England Cider

🥇 GOLD
Gary Awdey – Mild New England Cider
Jeff Coffey – Rhode Island Bound

🥈 SILVER
Alan Pearlstein – Apple Anti-Freeze
Stephen & Mike Brokenshire – Daughters Labor

🥉 BRONZE
Chris McGowan – Rum Barrel Cider
Jay David Stauffer – Prototype 59
Morgan & Cathleen Hobbs – The Huntsman

2013

🥇 GOLD
James Davis – The Dark Cider The Moon
Jay Bradish – Lucky Creek Bourbon Barrel Apple Cider
Jay David Stauffer – Prototype 44

🥈 SILVER
Andrew Laidlaw – Batch C5F
Eric Fouch – Ramblers Pride
Richard Schoeler – Wild Cherry Cider – 2011

🥉 BRONZE
Eric Fouch – Grapes And Wrath
James Davis – Appetite For Decider
Jay David Stauffer – Prototype 40
Jeff Coffey – MA’s Nightcap
Matt Rodrigues – Maple Cider
Matthew Curtis – Sweetie Pie
Robert Carlstrom – Wooden Cider
William Bozell – Pinch O’ Spice

2013 – Beer

🥉 BRONZE
Eric Fouch — La Blond De Poire
Matthew Curtis — Papple – Apple Pale Ale
Ryan Burk — Smoked Scotch Apple
Scott Husted — Husteds Apple Pale Ale

2013 – Mead

🥇 GOLD
Andrew Laidlaw – Batch M14 – ST

🥈 SILVER
Andrew Laidlaw – Batch M14 – SP
Matthew Curtis – Zeus Juice
Rafe Ward – Honey Badger Cyser

🥉 BRONZE
Jeff Coffey – HAg
Keith Kintigh – January Thaw Cyser

2013 – New England Cider

🥈 SILVER
Eric Fouch – Elijah Craigs Cider
Eric Fouch – Heavenly Hills

🥉 BRONZE
Jay David Stauffer – Prototype 37
Morgan Hobbs – The Huntsman
Rafe Ward – The Hipster
William Bozell – Stimpy

2012

🥇 GOLD
James Davis – Hopped Cider

🥈 SILVER
Daryl Lerwick/Royce Lerwick – Westwoodwood Black Rose
Eric Fouch – Ferdinand Foch
Eric Fouch – Ground Zero
Jeff Carlson – Westside Atomic Cider
Joe Margevicius – Ice Princess
William Bozell – Spiced Cider

🥉 BRONZE
Alan Pearlstein – Michigan Sippin’ Cider
Brian Rutzen – Belgian-Style Wit Apple Cider
Eric & Jenny Durose – O.B. Cider
Eric Fouch – Punkinhead
James Davis – Jeff’s Herbed Cider
James Davis – Whiskey Cider
Jeff Carlson – Westside Brandy Cider
Karl Vernon – Apple Cherry Wine
Karl Vernon – AppleRazz Wine
Keith Kintigh & Jason Stephens – Bushman’s Specialty Cider
Matt Curtis – Cinnamon Tart Cherry Cider
Matt Curtis – Ginga Ninja
Matt Curtis – Kentucky Kiss
Matt Whittaker – Spiced Apples
Steve Meckley – R.E.M
Steve Meckley – Sweet “6”

2012 – Applewine

🥈 SILVER
Karl Vernon – Apple Wine

🥉 BRONZE
Alan Pearlstein – Apple Vino

2012 – Beer

🥈 SILVER
Eric Fouch — Fruit on the Bottom
Ryan Burk — Smoked Apple Wit

🥉 BRONZE
Mark W Johnson — Pear Blond Ale

2012 – Mead

🥈 SILVER
David McCarty – Golden Flame
Eric Fouch – Bees Knees
Ian Bresky – Old E’s Candy Apple Cherry Bomb
James Vernon – Joyce’s Favorite II
James Vernon – Lay-Me-Low
William Bozell – Ren

🥉 BRONZE
Erik Vernon – Slippery Snake Cider
Erik Vernon – Snake Bite
James Vernon – Black and Tan
James Vernon – BRIGHTO
Matt Curtis – Bluzzbery
Matt Whittaker – ABS
William Bozell – Beez Kneez
William Bozell – Stimpy

2012 – New England Cider

🥈 SILVER
Eric Fouch – It’s Primetime!

🥉 BRONZE
Jeff Carlson – Westside New England
William Bozell – Cheeky Monkey

2011

🥇 GOLD
Jeff Carlson – Atomic Cider
Jeff Carlson – Sweet Heat Jalapeno Cider
United Order of Fermenting Messinks (U of M) – Barrel Cider
United Order of Fermenting Messinks (U of M) – Barrel Cider

🥈 SILVER
Eric Fouch – Atomic Fireball Perry
Jeff Coffey – Christmas Cherry Perry
Jeff Coffey – Raz Perry
Jim Vernon – Jimmy’s Special Darkness
Karl Vernon – Blueberry Apple Wine
Karl Vernon – Cherry Apple Wine
Mark Vernon – Wildtime Cider

🥉 BRONZE
Greg Johnson – Oak Aged Blend Cider
Herb Stevens – Porters Cider Wine
Jeff Coffey – A2
Jeff Coffey – Kelly’s Kick Your Ass Cherry
Karl Vernon – Apple Black Berry
Robert Wanhatalo – Hop-Jack-ed
William Bozell – Pumpkin Pie
William Bozell – Pumpkin Pie
William Bozell – Pumpkin Pie Hard Cider

2011 – Applewine

🥇 GOLD
Karl Vernon – Sweet Apples

🥉 BRONZE
Andy Sietsema – Unnamed
Dave Kilgore – 2006 Applewine
Eric Fouch – South Kent Apple Wine

2011 – Beer

🥉 BRONZE
Eric Fouch — Newtons Apple Wit
Tom Hicks — Iowa Apple Wheat Ale

2011 – Mead

🥇 GOLD
Ian Bresky – Old E’s Autumn Spice
William Bozell – #11

🥈 SILVER
Don Gindhart – Apple Caramel Pie Mead
Jeff Carlson – Westside Cyser
Jim Vernon – Joyce’s Favorite
Karl Vernon – Michele St. Medlay
Rodney Kibzey – Apple Juiced!
William Bozell – #11
William Bozell – #11

🥉 BRONZE
Alan Pearlstein – Taste O Autumn
Dave Kilgore – 2009 Maple Apple Cyser
Eric Fouch – The Bees Knees
Jim Vernon – Nippin’ Tuck
Jim Vernon – Spike Horn Snake Bite

2011 – New England Cider

🥇 GOLD
Jeff Carlson – Westside New England

2009

🥇 GOLD
Eric Fouch – Going Polar
Jeff Carlson – Sweet Heat – Jalapeno Cider
Joe Margevicius – Honey Ginger

🥈 SILVER
Herb Stevens – Porter’s Cider Wine
Jeff Carlson – Atomic Fireball Cider

🥉 BRONZE
Blair J. Miller – Cider Cooler
Blair J. Miller – No 16
Eric Fouch – Kentucky Cherry Cider
Gary Awdey – Cider with apple Eau de vie
Jeff Carlson – Westside Cherry Applewine
Karl Vernon – Cherry Apple Wine
Keith Kintigh – Birthday Suit Spiced Cider
Tom Hicks – 1# Pilsen Cider
Tom Hicks – 2# English Light Cider
Tom Hicks – 2# Pilsen Cider
Trevor Klimek – Cinnamon Stick Cider

2009 – Applewine

🥇 GOLD
Karl Vernon – Apple Wine
Scott Husted – Apple Wine

🥈 SILVER
Eric Fouch – Resistance is Futile

🥉 BRONZE
Jeff Carlson – Westside Applewine
Ken Wortz – Apple Wine
Thomas Sanderson – Tom’s Liquid Gold

2009 – Beer

🥈 SILVER
Rick Young — Apple Ale

2009 – Mead

🥇 GOLD
Jeff Carlson – Westside Cyser ’06’

🥈 SILVER
Dave Kilgore – 2008 Maple Apple Cyser
Eric Fouch – Abandoned Orchard

🥉 BRONZE
Eric Fouch – Ambling Rambler
Eric Fouch – Mitsu Pome
Jeff Carlson – Westside Cyser ’08’
Kurt Sonen – Raspberry Cyser #2008

2009 – New England Cider

🥈 SILVER
Alan Pearlstein – Patriot Cider
Scott Husted – New England Cider

🥉 BRONZE
Jeff Carlson – Westside New England ’06’
Jeff Carlson – Westside New England ’08’

2008

🥇 GOLD
Jeff Carlson – Westside Sweet Heat

🥈 SILVER
Herb Stevens – Porters Cider Wine
Joe Margevicius – Honey Ginger

🥉 BRONZE
John Applegarth – Other Specialty Cider
Stephen Sissell – Spiced Cider

2008 – Applewine

🥈 SILVER
Jeff Carlson – Westside Applewine

🥉 BRONZE
Brandon Roberts – Unnamed
Jeff Carlson – Westside Sparkling Applewine
Troy Hammond – AppleWine

2008 – Mead

🥇 GOLD
Diana Phillips – Oak-Aged Cinnamon Cyser
Jeff Carlson – Westside Cyser

🥈 SILVER
Diana Phillips – Cinnamon Cyser
Paul Erdmans – Cyser #7
Paul Erdmans – Sweet Dreams

🥉 BRONZE
Diana Phillips – Oak Aged Pumpkin Spice Cyser
Paul Erdmans – Cyser #10

2008 – New England Cider

🥇 GOLD
Jeff Carlson – Westside New England
Jeff Carlson – Westside Oaked New England

🥈 SILVER
Stephen Sissell – Cider

🥉 BRONZE
Eric Fouch – Crystal Cider
Kira Barnes – Spiced Golden Russet

2007

🥈 SILVER
Herb Stevens – Porters Cider Wine
Jeff Carlson – Westside Spiced Cider
Kevin Leahy – Green Apple Reisling
Scott Husted – Husted’s Blueberry Hill Hard Cider

🥉 BRONZE
Gary Awdey – Black Tea Cider
John Jurgensen – Spiced Cider
Paul Bierlein – Big Oak Pear Wine

HONORABLE MENTION
Kevin Leahy – Leahy Special Apple Mash
Paul Bierlein – Big Oak Pearin Wine

2007 – Applewine

🥈 SILVER
Jeff Carlson – Westside Applewine
John Applegarth – Apple Wine
Paul Bierlein – Big Oak Applewine
Scott Husted – Husted’s Top of the Rock Apple Wine

🥉 BRONZE
Dave Kilgore – 2005 Applewine
Eric Fouch – Apple Submission
Mike Bossory – Unnamed

2007 – Beer

🥉 BRONZE
Jeff Carlson — Westside Smoked Apple Ale
Steve Jarred — Heir to the Throne Scotch Ale
Steve Jarred — Sir Scotch Ale

2007 – Mead

🥇 GOLD
Jeff Carlson – Westside Cyser
Mike Bossory – Unnamed
Scott Janeczek – Unnamed

🥈 SILVER
Kevin Leahy – Full Moon Mint
Scott Janeczek – Unnamed

🥉 BRONZE
Byron Burrier, Steve Olsen, Steve Matt – Buckwheat Cyser
Dave Kilgore – Falls Bounty Cyser

2007 – New England Cider

🥈 SILVER
Ed Winter – 3 Guys Kentucky Bourbon Cider
Jeff Carlson – Peach Ridge New England Cider
Mike Bossory – Unnamed
Scott Husted – Husted’s New England Blend

🥉 BRONZE
Eric Fouch – Apple Kiss
Jeff Carlson – Westside New England Cider

2006

🥈 SILVER
Jeff Carlson – Westside Amber Cider

🥉 BRONZE
Eric Fouch – Barkshack Ginger Cider
Kevin Leahy – Cider Mill Maple Mint Menage a toui

2006 – Applewine

🥈 SILVER
Dave Kilgore – 2006 Applewine
Jeff Carlson – Westside Applewine

2006 – Beer

🥇 GOLD
Dan Humphrey — Green Apple Old Bruin

🥈 SILVER
Joel Brower — Blond Apples

🥉 BRONZE
John Applegarth — Unnamed
Keith Gervais — Apple of my Eye – Apple Beer

2006 – Mead

🥇 GOLD
Allan Griggs – Unnamed
Gary Awdey – Russet with Orange Blossom Honey
John Jurgensen – Cinnamon Cyser

🥈 SILVER
Jeff Carlson – Peach Ridge Cyser
Mike Winnie – Drunk Apples

🥉 BRONZE
Diana Phillips – Unnamed
Harrison Gibbs – Pear Mead
John Applegarth – Unnamed
Nick Daniel – Unnamed

2006 – New England Cider

🥇 GOLD
Keith Gervais – New England Legacy

🥉 BRONZE
Anthony Carlson – New England Cider
Jeff Carlson – Westside New England Cider
Scott Husted – Unnamed

2005

🥇 GOLD
Isaac Trowbridge — Unnamed

🥈 SILVER
David Cords & Scott Day — Unnamed

🥉 BRONZE
Jeff Carlson – Maple Hill Cider

2005 – Beer

🥈 SILVER
Dan Humphrey — Apple Bock

🥉 BRONZE
Dan Humphrey — Old Apple Ale
Keith Gervais — Apple Beer

2005 – Mead

🥇 GOLD
David Cords & Scott Day – Unnamed
Phil Wilcox – Kylie’s Spiced Cyser

🥈 SILVER
Blair Morrison – Unnamed
Gary Awdey – Unnamed
John Applegarth – Unnamed

🥉 BRONZE
Eric Fouch – Golden Anniversary Melomel
John Applegarth – Unnamed

2005 – New England Cider

🥇 GOLD
Ed Winter – 4 Guys Kentucky Bourbon Cider

🥈 SILVER
Tom Howie – Unnamed

🥉 BRONZE
Paul Erdmans – Unnamed

HONORABLE MENTION
Keith Gervais – Unnamed
Tom Howie – Unnamed


Applewine was a distinct style category from 2005-2016. Most Applewines are now entered in Specialty Cider and Perry.

Beer was a distinct style category from 2005-2016. Most Beers are now entered in Specialty Cider and Perry.

Mead was a distinct style category from 2005-2016. Most Meads are now entered in Specialty Cider and Perry.

New England Cider was a distinct style category from 2005-2016. Most New England Ciders are now entered in Specialty Cider and Perry or Wood Aged Cider.