2012 Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition Results

Article from the Great Lakes Website.

The Great Lakes Cider & Perry Association is pleased to announce the results of the Seventh Annual Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) held on March 31, 2012, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This year's GLINTCAP showed an increasing geographical reach, drawing 299 entries from a wide swath of North America, from Washington to Maine and from Quebec to Texas.

Entries this year came from 21 states and two Canadian provinces. This year also showed entries from Scotland and the English counties of Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Suffolk. This competition includes categories for both commercial producers (those who may lawfully sell their products) and non-commercial producers (home hobbyists and commercial establishments such as cider mills that press fresh juice but are not licensed to sell fermented products). With 20 categories of entry the competition is unique in its high level of inclusiveness. Fermented products of all kinds are welcome: ciders, perries, meads, beers, and commercial distillates, provided that they are made with apples or pears.

All judging was conducted using blind panels. Judges were a combination of professional and amateur cider and perry makers, professionals from related industries, BJCP-certified judges, experienced non-BJCP judges, as well as academics and other professionals with ties to the food and beverage industry.

We wish to give thanks to our returning panel of regular judges, to those who joined us this year for the first time, and special thanks to our guests who helped provide a wider geographical reach in the judging : Ben Watson of New Hampshire, author of Cider, Hard and Sweet; Dick Dunn, of Colorado, administrator of the Cider Digest; Nichole Leibon of New Hampshire, a cidermaking specialist with Farnum Hill Cider; and Dave White of Washington, cider blogger extraordinaire and the person behind the growing North American Cider Map Project. We wish to thank Competition Organizer Rex Halfpenny and Registrar Jeff Carlson for their many hours spent planning, organizing and running the competition. We also thank the Prime Time Brewers for their voluntary assistance as stewards, invaluable in keeping the Competition blind and fair. Thanks also to our friends at Siciliano's Market for their tireless assistance in taking receipt of a mountain of entries dropped off and shipped from afar.

Finally, we wish to thank all participants for their many helpful suggestions of how we may continue to improve the Competition. We consider all feedback carefully and look each year for how we may use this information to ensure that the Competition is meaningful and relevant to consumers and producers alike.

Results are shown below. Congratulations to all!

Commercial Division (148 Entries)
Standard, Specialty and Unrestricted Cider & Perry  (117 Entries)
Best of Show Hogan's Cider Ltd. Hogan's Medium Cider Warwickshire, England
Best of Show Honorable Mention Left Foot Charley Relic Hard Cider Michigan
Intensified Cider (Ice Cider and Pommeau) and Spirits (Eau de Vie and Brandy)  (31 Entries)
Best of Show Eden Ice Cider Company Eden Barrel Aged Northern Spy Vermont
Best of Show Honorable Mention Uncle John's Fruit House Winery Apple Brandy Michigan
Noncommercial Division (151 Entries)
Best of Show Daryl Lerwick/Royce Lerwick Westwood Irish Minnesota

Commercial Division
Fruit Beer (3 Entries)
Silver
Vander Mill Winery & Brewery Chapman's Golden Strong Michigan
Silver
2 Towns Ciderhouse A Tail of 2 Towns: Graff Style Cider Oregon
Bronze
Old Boys' Brewhouse Apple Harvest Ale Michigan

Cyser (2 Entries)
Gold
Uncle John's Fruit House Winery Cyser Michigan

Common Cider (34 Entries)
Gold
Uncle John's Fruit House Winery Original Hard Cider Michigan
Gold
Black Star Farms Hard Apple Cider Michigan
Gold
Twin Pines Orchard & Cider House Hammer Bent Red Hard Cider Ontario
Gold
Left Foot Charley Relic Hard Cider Michigan
Silver
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks Bloom Oregon
Silver
Spicer's Carriage House Cellars Sweet Williams Hard Cider Michigan
Silver
Uncle John's Fruit House Winery Baldwin Hard Cider Michigan
Silver
Albemarle CiderWorks Ragged Mountian Virginia
Silver
McIntosh Cellars Draft Cider Michigan
Silver
Albemarle CiderWorks Virginia Hewes Crab Virginia
Silver
Vander Mill Winery & Brewery Hard Cider Michigan
Silver
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks Anthem Cider Oregon
Silver
Castle Hill Cidery Terrestrial Virginia
Silver
Tandem Ciders Early Day Michigan
Silver
Albemarle CiderWorks Royal Pippin Virginia
Silver
Blacksmiths Winery Fatty Bampkins Hard Cider Maine
Silver
Tandem Ciders The Crabster Michigan
Bronze
Thistly Cross Cider Thistly Cross Cider East Lothian, Scotland
Bronze
Northville Winery Northville Winery Hard Apple Cider Michigan
Bronze
Tandem Ciders Smackintosh Michigan
Bronze
Carrick Wines and Ciders Gravel Run Cider Ontario
Bronze
Albemarle CiderWorks Old Virginia Winesap Virginia
Bronze
AeppelTreow Winery Barn Swallow Cider Wisconsin
Bronze
Vander Mill Winery & Brewery Chapman's Blend Michigan
Bronze
Castle Hill Cidery Levity Virginia
Bronze
Tandem Ciders The Sweetheart Michigan
Bronze
Albemarle CiderWorks Jupiter's Legacy Virginia
Bronze
Blacksmiths Winery Fatty Bampkins Dry Cider Maine
Bronze
Robinette Cellars Barzillas Brew Hard Cider Michigan
Bronze
Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery Scrumpy Wisconsin

English Cider (21 Entries)
Gold
Hogan's Cider Ltd. Hogan's Medium Cider Warwickshire, England
Silver
Aspall Aspall Dry Cider Suffolk, England
Silver
Carlton Cyderworks Citizen Oregon
Silver
Castle Hill Cidery Celestial Virginia
Silver
Aspall Aspall Demi-Sec Cider Suffolk, England
Silver
BlackBird Cider Works Dabinett Cider New York
Silver
Oliver's Cider & Perry Oliver's Bottle Conditioned Dry Cider Herefordshire, England
Silver
Traditions Ciderworks Amity Rose Vintage 2011 Traditional Dry Cider Oregon
Silver
Hogan's Cider Ltd. Hogan's Dry Cider Warwickshire, England
Silver
San Juan Island Distilling Westcott Bay Traditional Medium Sweet Cider Washington
Silver
San Juan Island Distilling Westcott Bay Traditional Very Dry Cider Washington
Silver
Montana CiderWorks North Fork Montana
Silver
San Juan Island Distilling Westcott Bay Traditional Dry Cider Washington
Bronze
Castle Hill Cidery Gravity Virginia
Bronze
Distillery Lane Ciderworks Kingston Black Maryland
Bronze
McClure's Orchard Goldensap Indiana
Bronze
Ross-on-Wye Cider and Perry Bottle Conditioned Dry Farmhouse Cider Herefordshire, England
Bronze
AeppelTreow Winery Kinglet Bitter Cider Wisconsin
Bronze
Distillery Lane Ciderworks Kingston Black Maryland
Bronze
Carlton Cyderworks Newtown Pippin Oregon
Bronze
Ross-on-Wye Cider and Perry Farmhouse Medium Dry Cider Herefordshire, England

French Cider (4 Entries)
Silver
Aspall Aspall Organic Cider Suffolk, England
Silver
2 Towns Ciderhouse 50mile Cider Oregon
Bronze
Distillery Lane Ciderworks Celebration Cider Maryland
Bronze
Distillery Lane Ciderworks Jefferson Maryland

Common Perry (6 Entries)
Silver
Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery Sir Isaac's Ontario
Silver
Vander Mill Winery & Brewery Sergeant Bartlett Perry Michigan
Silver
Crispin Cider Company Fox Barrel Pacific Pear California
Bronze
Crispin Cider Company Fox Barrel Wild Orchard California
Bronze
Uncle John's Fruit House Winery Perry Michigan
Bronze
Twin Pines Orchard & Cider House Hammer Bent Perry Ontario

Traditional Perry (4 Entries)
Gold
Tieton Ciderworks Precipice Perry Washington
Silver
AeppelTreow Winery Orchard Oriole Perry Wisconsin
Silver
Oliver's Cider & Perry Oliver's Classic Perry Herefordshire, England
Bronze
Hogan's Cider Ltd. Hogan's Traditional Perry Warwickshire, England

Fruit Cider (15 Entries)
Gold
Uncle John's Fruit House Winery Apple Blueberry Hard Cider Michigan
Silver
Aspall Aspall Peronnelle's Blush English Draft Cider Suffolk, England
Silver
Tieton Ciderworks Apricot Cider Washington
Silver
Northville Winery Crimson Dew Michigan
Silver
Robinette Cellars Cherry Apple Hard Cider Michigan
Bronze
Uncle John's Fruit House Winery Apple Cranberry Hard Cider Michigan
Bronze
Uncle John's Fruit House Winery Apple Cherry Hard Cider Michigan
Bronze
Crispin Cider Company Fox Barrel Blackberry Pear California
Bronze
Crispin Cider Company Fox Barrel Apricot Pear California
Bronze
Black Star Farms Apple Cherry Hard Cider Michigan
Bronze
Spicer's Carriage House Cellars Sweet Williams Cherry Hard Cider Michigan
Bronze
Vander Mill Winery & Brewery Apple Raspberry Michigan
Bronze
Downeast Cider Downeast Cider - Cranberry Blend Michigan

Applewine (4 Entries)
Silver
2 Towns Ciderhouse Serious Scrump Oregon
Bronze
Robinette Cellars Apple Wine Michigan
Bronze
McClure's Orchard Dessert Apple Wine Indiana
Bronze
Aspall Aspall Cuvee Chevallier Cider Suffolk, England

Specialty - Other (24 Entries)
Gold
Uncle John's Fruit House Winery Rosé Hard Cider Michigan
Gold
Crows Hard Cider Ciderye Michigan
Silver
Crispin Cider Company Crispin Lansdowne California
Silver
Crispin Cider Company Crispin Stagger Lee California
Silver
Crispin Cider Company Fox Barrel Rhubarb Elderberry California
Silver
Crispin Cider Company Fox Barrel Ginger Black Currant California
Silver
Ross-on-Wye Cider and Perry Rum Barrel Medium Cider Herefordshire, England
Silver
Thistly Cross Cider Company Glenglassaugh Whisky Cask Matured Cider East Lothian, Scotland
Silver
Crows Hard Cider Crows Hopped Hard Cider Michigan
Silver
Crispin Cider Company Fox Barrel Mulled Cider California
Silver
Alpenfire Cider Spark! Semi-Sweet Washington
Silver
Left Foot Charley Cinnamon Girl Hard Cider Michigan
Silver
Traditions Ciderworks Vintage 2011 Bourbon Barrel Cider Oregon
Bronze
McClure's Orchard Bunny #13 Indiana
Bronze
Crispin Cider Company Crispin Cho-Tokkyu California
Bronze
Crispin Cider Company Crispin The Saint California
Bronze
Spicer's Carriage House Cellars Cider House Reserve Michigan
Bronze
Vander Mill Winery & Brewery Totally Roasted Michigan
Bronze
McClure's Orchard Granny's Michigan
Bronze
Crispin Cider Company Crispin Honey Crisp California
Bronze
Vander Mill Winery & Brewery Opa's Cider Michigan
Bronze
Robinette Cellars Hard Cider Seasonal - Limited Release Michigan

Unlimited Cider & Perry (10 Entries)
Silver
Austin East Ciders Gold Top Texas
Silver
Crispin Cider Company Crispin Brownslane California
Silver
Austin East Ciders Small Batch#1 Texas
Silver
Windy Hill Orchard & Cidery Rusty Gold Spiced Hard Cider South Carolina
Bronze
Crispin Cider Company Crispin Light California
Bronze
Windy Hill Orchard & Cidery Gala Peach Sweet Hard Cider South Carolina
Bronze
Crispin Cider Company Crispin Original California
Bronze
Windy Hill Orchard & Cidery Ginger Gold South Carolina

Intensified Pre-Ferment (4 Entries)
Gold
Eden Ice Cider Company Eden Barrel-Aged Northern Spy Vermont
Gold
Eden Ice Cider Company Eden Calville Blend 2010 Vermont
Silver
Eden Ice Cider Company Windfall Orchard Ice Cider 2010 Vermont
Silver
McIntosh Cellars Golden Harvest Michigan

Intensified Post-Ferment (8 Entries)
Gold
Uncle John's Fruit House Winery Apple Dessert Wine Michigan
Silver
Tandem Ciders Pomona Michigan
Silver
Robinette Cellars Dessert Apple Wine Michigan
Bronze
AeppelTreow Winery Poirissimo Wisconsin
Bronze
AeppelTreow Winery Poirissimo Traditionale Wisconsin
Bronze
AeppelTreow Winery Pommeaux Wisconsin
Bronze
Black Star Farms Sirius Pear Dessert Wine Michigan
Bronze
Black Star Farms Sirius Maple Dessert Wine Michigan

Eau de Vie  (2  Entries)
Gold
Uncle John's Fruit House Winery Vodka From Apples Michigan
Silver
AeppelTreow Winery Honesty Pear Brandy Wisconsin

Apple Brandy (3 Entries)
Gold
Uncle John's Fruit House Winery Apple Brandy Michigan
Silver
AeppelTreow Winery Wisconsin Apple Brandy Wisconsin
Bronze
Black Star Farms Spirit of Apple Michigan

Wood Aged (4 Entries)
Silver
Uncle Johns - Fruit House Winery Barrel Cider Michigan
Silver
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks Oaked Dry Oregon
Bronze
Alpenfire Cider Pirate's Plank - Bone Dry Washington
Bronze
BlackBird Cider Works Organic Oak Aged Cider New York

Noncommercial Division
Fruit Beer (4 Entries)
Silver
Eric Fouch Fruit on the Bottom Michigan
Silver
Ryan Burk Smoked Apple Wit Illinois
Bronze
Mark W Johnson Pear Blond Ale California

Cyser (13 Entries)
Silver
James Vernon Joyce's Favorite II Michigan
Silver
James Vernon Lay-Me-Low Michigan
Silver
Eric Fouch Bees Knees Michigan
Silver
William Bozell Ren Michigan
Bronze
William Bozell Stimpy Michigan
Bronze
Erik Vernon Slippery Snake Cider Michigan
Bronze
James Vernon BRIGHTO Michigan
Bronze
James Vernon Black and Tan Michigan
Bronze
Erik Vernon Snake Bite Michigan
Bronze
Matt Whittaker ABS Michigan

Specialty Mead (5 Entries)
Silver
Ian Bresky Old E's Candy Apple Cherry Bomb Michigan
Silver
David McCarty Golden Flame Michigan
Bronze
Matt Curtis Bluzzbery Michigan
Bronze
William Bozell Beez Kneez Michigan

Common Cider (44 Entries)
Gold
Daryl Lerwick/Royce Lerwick Westwood Irish Minnesota
Gold
Jeff Coffey Jefe Café Michigan
Silver
John Applegarth Common Cider Michigan
Silver
Timothy Ward Diebel Surprise Michigan
Silver
Brian Esterly Semi-dry Cider Pennsylvania
Silver
Jeff Coffey Sterling Michigan
Silver
Eric Fouch Out by the Chicken Coop Michigan
Silver
Mark Crowder Nat's Crabby Blend Oregon
Silver
Chris Haworth Wild Ontario Ontario
Silver
Chris Haworth West Cider Ontario
Silver
Timothy Ward Wemmershock Michigan
Silver
Rick Hastings Corbeaux Ciderworks Wickson Crab Washington
Silver
Jack McKillip Southern Illinois Common Cider II Illinois
Silver
Thomas Messink Messink Common 2011 Michigan
Silver
Gary Awdey Common Cider Indiana
Silver
Jeff Carlson Westside Common Michigan
Bronze
Daryl Lerwick/Royce Lerwick Westwood Natural Minnesota
Bronze
Tom Schoonover Schoonover Farms Cider Washington
Bronze
Claude Jolicoeur Cidre Bouche Brut 2010 Premiere Saison Quebec
Bronze
Jeff Salisbury Jeff's #1 Kentucky
Bronze
Jack McKillip Southern Illinois Common Cider Illinois
Bronze
Mark W Johnson 2010 Gravenstein Apple Cider California
Bronze
Rodney Kibzey Commoner Cider Illinois
Bronze
Andy Sietsema Common Cider #1 Michigan
Bronze
John C Sullivan New York
Bronze
Andy Baumann Andy's Cider Michigan
Bronze
Tim Obrien Common Cider Maryland
Bronze
Timothy Ward Holstein Michigan
Bronze
Daryl Lerwick/Royce Lerwick Westwood English Minnesota
Bronze
Ben Watson Castle Rock Blend New Hampshire
Bronze
Casey Ward Late Season Cider Michigan
Bronze
Keith Kintigh & Jason Stephens Blichmann's Cherry Michigan
Bronze
Andy Sietsema Common Cider #2 Michigan
Bronze
Jim Matzek Georgia
Bronze
Keith Kintigh & Jason Stephens Cornholio Common Cider Michigan

English Cider (12 Entries)
Gold
Gary Awdey Medium English Cider Indiana
Silver
Rick Hastings Corbeaux Ciderworks "02-12" Washington
Silver
Gary Awdey Dry English Cider Indiana
Silver
Casey Ward Early Wild Cider Michigan
Silver
Eric Fouch Major Paying Michigan
Bronze
Scott Husted Husted's English Cider Michigan
Bronze
Timothy Ward Humboldt Michigan
Bronze
Jeff Salisbury Jeff's #2 Kentucky
Bronze
Rick Hastings Corbeaux Ciderworks Kingston Black Reserve Washington
Bronze
Rafe Ward English Cider Crab Mix Michigan
Bronze
Eric Fouch Trifecta Michigan
Bronze
Tom Schoonover Schoonover Farms Cider Washington

French Cider (2 Entries)
Bronze
Gary Awdey French Cider Indiana

Common Perry (11 Entries)
Gold
Scott Husted Husted's Sweet Pear Blossom Perry Michigan
Silver
Karl Vernon Nice Pear! Michigan
Silver
John Applegarth Common Perry Michigan
Bronze
Jeff Coffey P12 Michigan
Bronze
Eric Fouch Ramblers Bane Michigan
Bronze
Scott Husted Michigan Semi-dry Perry Michigan
Bronze
Jeff Coffey Perry Light Michigan
Bronze
Scott Husted Hong Kong Perry Michigan

Traditional Perry (2 Entries)
-
No Medals Awarded

New England Cider (4 Entries)
Silver
Eric Fouch It's Primetime! Michigan
Bronze
Jeff Carlson Westside New England Michigan
Bronze
William Bozell Cheeky Monkey Michigan

Fruit Cider (20 Entries)
Gold
Rodney Kibzey Cherry Cider Illinois
Gold
Jeff Carlson Westside Cherry Cider Michigan
Silver
Mark Vernon Cherry Me Home Michigan
Silver
Jeff Carlson Westside Raspberry Cider Michigan
Silver
Robert Wanhatalo Pineapple Sally II Michigan
Silver
Mark Vernon Summertime II Michigan
Silver
Jeff Coffey Ras Perry Michigan
Silver
Matt Whittaker Pop Me Cherry Michigan
Bronze
Mark Vernon Summertime 1 Michigan
Bronze
Brian Rutzen Pome Pomme Illinois
Bronze
Brian Rutzen Sour Patch Cider Illinois
Bronze
Todd Holly Mancave Cherry Michigan
Bronze
Todd Holly Cranberry Delight Michigan
Bronze
Gary Awdey Bittersweet with Elderberry Indiana
Bronze
William Bozell Pinky Michigan
Bronze
Timothy Ward Razzberry Zing Michigan
Bronze
Matt Curtis Bluesberry Cider Michigan

Applewine (4 Entries)
Silver
Karl Vernon Apple Wine Michigan
Bronze
Alan Pearlstein Apple Vino Michigan

Specialty Cider (30 Entries)
Gold
James Davis Hopped Cider Utah
Silver
Jeff Carlson Westside Atomic Cider Michigan
Silver
Eric Fouch Ground Zero Michigan
Silver
William Bozell Spiced Cider Michigan
Silver
Daryl Lerwick/Royce Lerwick Westwoodwood Black Rose Michigan
Silver
Eric Fouch Ferdinand Foch Michigan
Silver
Joe Margevicius Ice Princess Michigan
Bronze
Steve Meckley R.E.M Michigan
Bronze
Matt Curtis Ginga Ninja Michigan
Bronze
Alan Pearlstein Michigan Sippin' Cider Michigan
Bronze
Eric & Jenny Durose O.B. Cider California
Bronze
Jeff Carlson Westside Brandy Cider Michigan
Bronze
Karl Vernon AppleRazz Wine Michigan
Bronze
Karl Vernon Apple Cherry Wine Michigan
Bronze
Matt Whittaker Spiced Apples Michigan
Bronze
Eric Fouch Punkinhead Michigan
Bronze
Matt Curtis Cinnamon Tart Cherry Cider Michigan
Bronze
James Davis Jeff's Herbed Cider Utah
Bronze
Matt Curtis Kentucky Kiss Michigan
Bronze
James Davis Whiskey Cider Utah
Bronze
Steve Meckley Sweet "6" Michigan
Bronze
Keith Kintigh & Jason Stephens Bushman's Specialty Cider Michigan
Bronze
Brian Rutzen Belgian-Style Wit Apple Cider Illinois

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