Taste NY Governor's Cup Craft Beer Competition

To make a great craft beer you bring all of your artistry, dedication, science and passion to the table. We bring the most respected judges from the industry to the other side of that table.

OUR GOAL IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS IN YOUR BREWERY AND HELP YOU SELL MORE GREAT BEER!

 

Our Judges

WE HAVE THE BEST JUDGES. Our judges include the most influential people in the NY beer industry, including Brewmasters, Cicerones, BJCP judges, educators, retailers, and industry writers and consultants.

Judges

Name Title
Alex Placito BJCP
Andy Cook Brewer/Rochester
Anne Becerra Cicerone/Beverage Director/Writer
Bill Metzger Brewery Owner
Bill Newman Albany Brewmaster
Bruce Lish Brewer, Rochester
Cory Muscato Distiller - Lockhouse Distillery - Buffalo, NY
Dan Robinson Wholesaler
Dan Syracuse Retailer
Daniel Cassetta BJCP National Judge
Dave Collins Brew Master
David Schlosser Brewer, Canandaigua
Dean Jones Brewer
Deron Weet Certified BJCP / Industry
Doug Miller Lecturer in Beverages
Ethan Cox Cicerone / BJCP Certified
Henry W. Jones, IV BHCP
Jeff O'Neil Brewer/Garnerville
Joe Bustos Brewing Quality, NAB
Joe McBane Retailer, Tap & Mallet, Rochester
John Fischer Professor
Jordan St. John Author, BJCP, Cicerone
Josh Hunt Brewer/Rochester
Kate Dee BJCP Certified
Keith Fry BJCP Certified
Kira Barnes BJCP
Matt Conyer Co-founder of DraughtLab
Michael Sandor Brewer, Glen Mere
Mike Pietropaoli BJCP
Paul Guarracini Brewer/BJCP, Fairport
Rich Michaels Quality and Innovation Manager at F.X. Matt Brewing
Robin Le Blanc Beer Writer, Toronto
Ryan Demler Brewer, Buffalo
Stephen Wilson BJCP Certified
Steven Landgren BJCP
Terry Felton BJCP
Thomas Barnes BJCP
Tim Belczak BJCP National Judge
Tim Butler Brewer, Syracuse/Cazenovia
Timothy Collins BJCP/Master
Will Cleveland Beer writer/columnist

Managers

Name Title
Chris