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Thank you for your interest in the 29th Annual Eight Seconds of Froth organized by High Plains Drafters, Cheyenne, Wy.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

78 entries have been added to the system as of 11:12 PM, MST, Wednesday, February 8, 2023. There is a limit of 400 entries for this competition.

29 paid entries are in the system as of 11:12 PM, MST, Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

Beers containing CBD, THC or other marijuana based components are not legal in Wyoming and will not be accepted as entries or judged.

Additionally, seltzer style "beers" are not an eligible judging category for this compeition.

Awards Ceremony: April 29th, 2023, 5pm @ Blacktooth Brewing - Cheyenne

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older. Beer, mead and cider is judged according to BJCP 2021 guidelines

Three bottles per entry are recommended. Two bottles are the minimum Entries without a 3rd bottle may not be eligible for pro-am consideration. 12oz brown glass bottles are preferred. Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

All mailed entries must received at the mailing location by the entry deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the entry deadline by 12:00 noon.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers may only enter each subcategory once. For example, participants may enter a Belgian Pale (16B) and Belgian Saison (16C), but may not enter two Saisons, even if they are different brews. Specialty categores will allow for multiple entries per subcategory. 

The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles or cans will not be returned to entrants.

Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3

Each entry will consist of THREE - 12 capped bottles or cans. Bombers and corked bottles will be accepted, but  are discouraged. All bottles must be 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 or Best of Show 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. 12 and 16oz unmarked aluminum cans will be accepted. 

Extra, unjudged bottles or cans will not be returned to contest entrants.

Completed entry forms 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 2021 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.

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Fred Hirsch — Competition Coordinator

Sponsors

High Plains Drafters is proud to have the following sponsors for the 29th Annual Eight Seconds of Froth.

Blacktooth Brewing
Cheyenne, WY
Blacktooth Brewing
Event sponsor/ Brew on premise
BSG Handcraft
Shakopee MN
BSG Handcraft
Malt, hop, yeast donation sponsor
Spike Brewing
Milwaukee, WI
Spike Brewing
Equipment Donation sponsor
Wyoming Malting
Pine Bluffs, WY
Wyoming Malting
Malt donation sponsor
Accomplice Beer Company
Cheyenne, WY
Accomplice Beer Company
Pro-Am Brewery
Danielmarks Brewing
Cheyenne, WY
Danielmarks Brewing
Brew on Premise
Freedom's Edge Brewing
Cheyenne, WY
Freedom's Edge Brewing
Brew on Premise
Bison Beverage
Cheyenne, WY
Bison Beverage
Competition Sponsor
Five Star Chemical
Arvada, CO
Five Star Chemical
Cleaning donation sponsor
Norco
Cheyenne, WY
Norco
Keg supply donation sponsor.
Omega Yeast
Chicago, IL
Omega Yeast
Yeast Donor Sponsor
Pine Bluffs Distilling
Pine Bluffs, WY
Pine Bluffs Distilling
Donation sponsor
Quirky Home Brew
North Glenn, CO
Quirky Home Brew
Dropoff location. Supply sponsor.
Root Shoot Malting
Loveland, CO
Root Shoot Malting
Malt donation sponsor
The Brew Hut
Aurora, CO
The Brew Hut
Drop off location. Supply donation sponsor
Boulder Fermentation Supply
Boulder, CO 80301
Boulder Fermentation Supply
Dropoff location
Craft Beer & Brewing
Fort Collins, CO
Craft Beer & Brewing
Magazine donation sponsor.
Freshops
Pilomath, OR
Freshops
Hop Donor Sponsor
Imperial Yeast
Portland, OR
Imperial Yeast
Yeast donation sponsor
Keg Connection
Comanche, TX
Keg Connection
Equipment Donor Sponsor
Yeast Bay
Portland, OR
Yeast Bay
Yeast Donation Sponsor