• Best of Show Winners: Cider & Mead

    Congratulations to all the historical Best of Show (Cider/Mead) winners.  We’ve compiled this list from the records we were able to find.  For additions or corrections, please contact John Crossett <jpcrossett@gmail.com> or Tim Belczak <tbelczak@niagarabrewers.org>.

    2004

    • 1st BOS: Kevin Flood & Mick Barnes, NEW ENGLAND STYLE CIDER
    • 2nd BOS: Ed D’Anna, OTHER FRUIT MELOMEL

    2005

    • 1st BOS: Todd Snyder, OTHER SPECIALTY CIDER OR PERRY
    • 2nd BOS: Ed Moore, SWEET MEAD
    • 3rd BOS: Brian O’Malley, CYSER
    • Honorable Mention: Keith Bailey, METHEGLIN

    2006

    • 1st BOS: Keith Curtachio, OTHER FRUIT MELOMEL
    • 2nd BOS: Ric Cunningham, OPEN CATEGORY MEAD
    • 3rd BOS: Todd Snyder, OTHER SPECIALTY CIDER OR PERRY

    2009

    • 1st BOS: Jake & Tom Ocque, SWEET MEAD
    • 2nd BOS: Dan Gestwick, NEW ENGLAND CIDER
    • 3rd BOS: Joseph Schneider, COMMON CIDER

    2010

    • 1st BOS: Ric Cunningham, OTHER SPECIALTY CIDER OR PERRY
    • 2nd BOS: Dan Gestwick, OTHER FRUIT MELOMEL
    • 3rd BOS: Thomas Ocque, COMMON CIDER

    2011

    • 1st BOS: Mary Lee, OTHER FRUIT MELOMEL
    • 2nd BOS: Brian Salapek, DRY MEAD
    • 3rd BOS: Michael Passino, FRUIT CIDER

    2013

    • 1st BOS: Doug Brainard, BRAGGOT
    • 2nd BOS: Patricia Marshall, PYMENT
    • 3rd BOS: Timothy Collins, OTHER SPECIALTY CIDER OR PERRY
    • Honorable Mention: David Johnson, COMMON CIDER

    2014

    • 1st BOS: Timothy Collins, OTHER FRUIT MELOMEL
    • 2nd BOS: David Biun, FRUIT CIDER
    • 3rd BOS: Timothy Collins, SWEET MEAD

    2015

    • 1st BOS: Robert Hilferding, COMMON CIDER
    • 2nd BOS: Mark Zambron, METHEGLIN
    • 3rd BOS: Tim Collins, SEMI-SWEET MEAD

    2017

    • 1st BOS: Dan Gestwick, NEW ENGLAND CIDER
    • 2nd BOS: Robert Schweizer, FRUIT & SPICE MEAD
    • 3rd BOS: Robert Schweizer, MELOMEL
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