Plains Drafters Homebrew Club
of Cheyenne, Wyoming cordially
invite you to enter
Wyoming's oldest sanctioned homebrew
- Eight Seconds of Froth.
Homebrew entries will be evaluated by experienced judges at Eight
Froth. The number of Categories
will be determined after
all of the entries are received. Awards
will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries in each Category, as
as for a Best of Show. This year's competition will be held at the
Historic Plains Hotel in
Downtown Cheyenne. Also,
one category winner will again be selected by
Nathan Venner of Altitude Chophouse and Brewery in Laramie to be brewed
entered in the GABF Pro-Am competition. To be eligible for this
sure to include your AHA membership number with your entry as only AHA
members at the time of brewing are allowed to enter the Pro-Am.
Homebrew Competition Rules
The Competition is open to amateur homebrewers age 21 or
older. All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients
available to the general public, and made using private equipment by
brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises
Each beer, mead or cider will be judged according to the 2008 BJCP
Beers of similar styles will be grouped together to allow for
judging sessions and reasonable competition. Best beers in each
will be judged in a final round to determine the Best of Show Beer.
An entry shall consist of two (2) bottles, 10 - 22 ounce, preferably
green or brown glass. Bottles must be clean of all paper, printed or
labels, label adhesive, misc. debris, raised designs or brand names, or
any other distinguishing features. Clear glass, wire swing-top and
(22 oz. or champagne) bottles are acceptable, though
Printed crown caps are acceptable but must be blacked out completely
black marker to assure anonymity.
Bottles will not be returned to entrants.
Each bottle shall have a bottle
identification form or reasonable facsimile attached with a rubber
band to facilitate collection of forms; glue and/or tape are
recipe form must accompany each entry. Promash entry forms are
also accepted. An online registration page is at http://competition.highplainsdrafters.com/
to the 2008
BJCP classifications -- a copy of these classifications
available on the BJCP site in several formats. Please fill out the
entry forms completely. Be meticulous
noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the BJCP
Style Guidelines. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the
judges' scoring of your entry. Anyone interested in
or stewarding should also email the judge coordinator, Brian
Mertz at email@example.com, or
Brewers are limited to one entry per BJCP subcategory. Additionally, in
Category 23A, Historic, Experimental, or other uncategorized beer types
can be used as subtypes of the main category and more than one
different beer entered, one in each subtype.
An entry fee of $7 per entry will be collected on all entries. Attach
entry fee to the Entry and Recipe
checks payable to 'High Plains Drafters'.
Entrants agree to allow the High Plains Drafters the right to publish
recipes without compensation. All entries become High Plains Drafters
Infractions of these rules may disqualify any entry. Disqualified beers
may still be judged but will not be eligible for awards. The judges may
decide to not award any or all places in any Category. The decision of
the judges is final.
Where to Enter
Entries can be shipped, postage paid, by common carrier, or may be
delivered in person to Depot Street Merchants.
Entries will be accepted
starting April 12th, and
until 3pm on Saturday, April 27th at Depot
Merchants. Please have a check or the exact
change attached to your
forms. All entries will be stored cool until the time of judging.
Depot Street Merchants
316 W. 15th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Entries may also be
dropped off at (but not shipped to):
from April 12th
12:00 noon on April 27th,
locations will be picked up on April 27th (except Casper).
Hop To It, 2900 Valmont Rd. D2, Boulder, CO. (303) 444-8888
at Home, 4393 S Broadway, Englewood, CO (303)789-3676
15108 E. Hampden
Ave., Aurora, CO (303)680-8898
Beer at Home,
1325 W. 121st Ave., Westminster, CO (720)872-9463
Stomp Them Grapes, 4731 Lipan St., Denver, CO, (303)433-6552
Hops & Berries, 125 Remington St., Fort Collins, CO,
or Dr.Fermento, 122 East Midwest, Casper, WY 82601, (307)232-8575 (by April 17th at noon)
Homebrew judging will be on Saturday May 11, 2013. Judging sessions
will be held held at the
Historic Plains Hotel in
Downtown Cheyenne, Wyoming,
will be sent to area BJCP judges. If you are not a registered
judge, but would like to judge at the competition, please contact the Judge
Coordinator, Brian Mertz. Stewards and apprentice judges are
the Judge Coordinator above or go to the entry site and
register if you can help with judging or stewarding. Lunch will be
provided for Judges and
The Historic Plains Hotel has
a discounted room rate for
judges/stewards who wish to stay overnight. Call (307)638-3311
and tell them you are with the competiton to make a reservation.
Awards Ceremony & Celebration
An awards ceremony will be held following
the judging. Awards and prizes will be
handed out to those in
and mailed to those not present. For more information see the
club web site at http://www.bbriggs.vcn.com/drafters.html or,
Bill Briggs or Brian Mertz by
Hotel is loacted at
the corner of 16th Street and Central Avenue in downtown Cheyenne.
Depot Street Merchants is
located at 316 West 15th Street, in
downtown Cheyenne, between Carey Avenue and Pioneer Avenue.
Chophouse and Brewery
is located at 320 South 2nd Street in downtown Laramie on the corner of
2nd St. and Garfield St.
is the Seventh year of the Ace of Clubs competition within a
competition. Homebrew clubs will be awarded points for total number of
entries and judges, and for all top three finishes by their members in
each category and BOS. Winning
club receives a travelling trophy plus other goodies. Your club
keeps the trophy for the year and then returns it at next year's
Dredhop to be made ready for the upcoming Eight Seconds of
Froth and Ace of Clubs competitions.
Ace of Clubs Points will be awarded as follows:
Each entry gets your club 1 Point
Each Judge gets your club 1 Point
Each Steward gets your club 1 Point
1st Place in a category gets 5 Points
2nd Place in a category gets 3 Points
3rd Place in a category gets 2 Points
Best Of Show
Tell your members to be sure to list the club name on the entry. Only
one club per entry. No Club=No Credit.
following businesses have helped make this competiton happen. Please
support them as well.
The Historic Plains Hotel
Depot Street Merchants
Altitude Chophouse and
The Bread Basket
Briess Malt & Ingredients
Five Star Chemicals
Full Sail Brewing
It's not too late to help out. Contact Bill
or Brian Mertz
want your name added to this list.