Account Registration

You can create your account today through Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM, MDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM, MDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM, MDT.

Entry Fees

$7.00 (USD) per entry.

BJCP 2015 Categories Accepted

If a sub-category's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the sub-category's requirements..

1A American Light Lager1B American Lager1C Cream Ale
1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager
2C International Dark Lager3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
4B Festbier4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier
5B Kolsch5C German Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Marzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier7C Kellerbier
8A Munich Dunkel8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock
9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier
10B Dunkels Weissbier10C Weizenbock11A Ordinary Bitter
11B Best Bitter11C Strong Bitter12A English Golden Ale
12B Australian Sparkling Ale12C English IPA13A Dark Mild
13B English Brown Ale13C English Porter14A Scottish Light
14B Scottish Heavy14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale
15B Irish Stout15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout
16B Oatmeal Stout16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout
17A English Strong Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale
19A American Amber Ale19B California Common19C American Brown Ale
20A American Porter20B American Stout20C Imperial Stout
21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA22A Double IPA
22B American Strong Ale22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine
23A Berliner Weisse23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin
23D Lambic23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26A Trappist Single26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel
26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer28C Wild Specialty Beer29A Fruit Beer
29B Fruit and Spice Beer29C Speciality Fruit Beer30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
30B Autumn Seasonal Beer30C Winter Seasonal Beer31A Alternative Grain Beer
31B Alternative Sugar Beer32A Classic Style Smoked Beer32B Specialty Smoked Beer
33A Wood-Aged Beer33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer34A Clone Beer
34B Mixed-Style Beer34C Experimental BeerC1A New World Cider
C1B English CiderC1C French CiderC1D New World Perry
C1E Traditional PerryC2A New England CiderC2B Cider with Other Fruit
C2C ApplewineC2D Ice CiderC2E Cider with Herbs/Spices
C2F Specialty Cider/PerryM1A Dry MeadM1B Semi-Sweet Mead
M1C Sweet MeadM2A CyserM2B Pyment
M2C Berry MeadM2D Stone Fruit MeadM2E Melomel
M3A Fruit and Spice MeadM3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable MeadM4A Braggot
M4B Historical MeadM4C Experimental Mead 

Entry Limit

There is a limit of 400 entries for this competition.

Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per sub-category .

Pay Entry Fees

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Cash
  • Check, made out to High Plains Drafters
  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal

Entry Acceptance Rules

Each entry will consist of THREE - 12 to 22 ounce capped bottles or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely. Note: Less than 3 bottles per entry may cause your entry to be disqualified for PRO-AM eligibility.

12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

Completed entry forms and recipe sheets must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed directly from this website. Entry forms should be attached to bottles with a rubber band only; glue and/or tape are unacceptable.

Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Friday, March 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM, MST through Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM, MDT.

Fred's House
1515 E 16th
*Entries must be dropped off by 5pm on April 13th

Page's Fermentation Supply
122 E. Midwest Ave Casper, Wyoming 82601
*Entries will be picked up April 14th at Noon.

Elevated Fermentations
2245 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO 80537
*Entries will be picked up April 14th at Noon.

Hops & Berries
1833 E Harmony Rd #16, Fort Collins, Colorado 80528
*Entries will be picked up April 14th at Noon.

High Hops @ The Windsor Gardener
6461 State Highway 392, Windsor, CO 80550
*Entries will be picked up April 14th at Noon.

The Brew Hut
15108 East Hampden, Aurora, CO 80014-3906
*Entries will be picked up April 14th at Noon.

Tom's Brew Shop
883 Parfet St. Ste J, Lakewood, CO 80215
*Entries will be picked up April 14th at Noon.

Boulder Fermentation Supply
2510 47th St. Ste I, Boulder, CO 80301
*Entries will be picked up April 14th at Noon.

Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Friday, March 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM, MST through Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM, MDT.

Ship entries to:

Attention: 8 Seconds of Froth, C/O Fred Hirsch
1515 E 16th St, Cheyenne, WY 82001

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

If you live in the United States, please note that it is illegal to ship your entries via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Private shipping companies have the right to refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass and/or alcoholic beverages. Be aware that entries mailed internationally are often required by customs to have proper documentation. These entries might be opened and/or returned to the shipper by customs officials at their discretion. It is solely your responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

Judging Locations and Dates

Depot Street Merchants
316 W 15th St, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 12:00 AM, MDT

Cheyenne Beverage
2208 E Allison Rd, Cheyenne, WY 82007
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 9:00 AM, MDT

Best of Show

Best beers in each Category will be judged in a final round to determine the Best of Show Beer.

All placing beers are eligible to be selected by professional breweries for pro-am or brew on premises selection. Only AHA members are eligible for these awards. Please provide a valid AHA membership number on your profile. 

Professional brewers this year (2018) will be Altitude Chophouse, Laramie; Melvin Brewing, Alpine; Black Tooth Brewing, Sheridan; and Accomplice Brewing, Cheyenne.

High Plains Drafters will also be choosing a special Best of Wyoming beer, which will have a special award. 


The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

Ribbons will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each table.

The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer and Best of Show Mead/Cider selected.

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Award ribbons will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Award ribbons not picked up will be mailed back to participants.

Score sheets will be scanned and emailed back to participants.

Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.

Awards Ceremony

Cheyenne Beverage
2208 E Allison Rd, Cheyenne, WY 82007 (307) 638-3357
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 5:00 PM, MDT