Judges

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Josh Weikert's picture
Beer Judge

​Josh Weikert took up homebrewing in 2007 as a means of staying sane during graduate school, and even though school is over, the brewing continues! He is a founding member and past president of the Stoney Creek Homebrewers, has medaled in every...

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Lyn Howard's picture
Beer, Cider and Mead Judge

In 1992 while vacationing in Maine, Lyn found a pamphlet about making beer and, not believing that it could be as easy as combining four ingredients, she promptly started homebrewing. Participation in the Hudson Valley Homebrewers and their...

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Michael Bury's picture
Beer & Mead Judge

Mike Bury is an award winning homebrewer and meadmaker for over a decade, BJCP Grand Master II judge with mead certification, and President of the Stoney Creek Homebrewers. As a chemist, he enjoys that complex chemistry that occurs in fermented...

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Michael Heniff's picture
Beer Judge

Mike brewed his first few homebrew batches in college in 1994 and began regularly brewing in 1997.  Since then, he has brewed over 150 batches of beer, mead, and cider.  He has won over 200 medals and numerous major awards in competitions across...

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Michael McGuire's picture
Beer Judge

Mike started homebrewing in 1983 in Baton Rouge, LA.  He subsequently continued brewing when life took him to Grayslake, IL, Lancaster, PA, Vienna, VA, and Raleigh, NC.  He was a founding member of the Lancaster County Brewers homebrew club, and...

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Michael Moore's picture
Beer Judge

"Big" Mike Moore

Mike Moore is a BJCP National Beer Judge with more than a quarter century of judging experience. Mike's writing on beer-related topics have been published in multiple publications nationwide, and currently is a columnist...

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Mike Castagno's picture
Beer Judge

Mike was born and raised in the Philadelphia area before going to school at Furman University in Greenville, SC for Chemistry. There he discovered craft beer from all of the local and nearby Asheville breweries. After moving back up north to...

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Nelson Crowle's picture
Beer & Mead Judge

Nelson has been judging and rating beers (around 12,000) for 30 years and is always interested in trying beers he hasn’t had before. A homebrewer for 40 years, Nelson has brewed all 98 sub-styles from the BJCP 2008 guidelines, along with...

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Owen Ogletree's picture
Beer Judge

Founder of the popular Classic City Brew Fest held in Athens, Georgia, Owen runs Brewtopia.info and writes for Southern Brew News. A National Judge as ranked by the BJCP, Owen has also served as a beer judge at the Great American Beer Festival...

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Pat Mulloy's picture
Beer, Cider and Mead Judge

Pat is a National BJCP Judge with mead certification. Pat grew up in Midland Michigan. He has been drinking beer for half a century and from the start he pursued small local and regional brands and anything he hadn't seen before. He brewed his...

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Pete Garofalo's picture
Beer Judge

A Grand Master IV beer judge, Pete has been appreciating good beers since the days when locating a tavern with two “alternative” taps was a major find. He has been a homebrewer since 1991 and an active member of the Beer Judge Certification...

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Phil Farrell's picture
Beer Judge

Circling the globe many times and educating his beer palate for nearly four decades, Phil is a vice president of the Beer Judge Certification Program and a Grand Master III level beer judge. He has been homebrewing for 20 years, winning medals...

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Randy Scorby's picture
Beer & Mead Judge

Randy Scorby began his search for great beer decades ago and he has been home brewing since 2006. He is currently the BJCP Continuing Education Director as well as a Grand Master III Beer Judge and a Mead Judge.  He was also the 2011 National...

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Richard Wong's picture
Beer Judge

Richard currently holds the distinction of National Judge and has been a BJCP member since 1996. As well, he has been a homebrewer for more than 15 years.  He enjoys visiting new brewpubs and breweries and is always on the lookout for new beers....

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Rick Franckhauser's picture
Beer Judge

Rick’s interest in beer styles and brewing began in 1975, as a part of an interest in the culinary arts but his education in beer styles began with an introduction to Michael Jackson’s “The World Guide To Beer”. In those days imported beers were...

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