NY State Craft Beer Competition presented by Ultimate Brew Services

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 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.

Beer writer/columnist

Will Cleveland

Will Cleveland, an Irondequoit native, covers a little bit of everything for the Democrat and Chronicle, including breaking news and the thriving Rochester-area beer scene. He has written about beer since 2014. He can trace his craft beer roots back to his undergraduate days at the University of Montana in Missoula where he lived across the street from a fantastic brewery – KettleHouse. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Montana and holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Maine. He lives in Irondequoit with wife Cassie.

His work can be viewed here: https://www.democratandchronicle.com/staff/2646094001/will-cleveland/