30th Annual Eight Seconds of Froth

Awards

Sponsors

Judges

Shannon Albeke, James Allen, Kirk Billings, Michael Boesen, Rusty Brinkman, Kale Bystrom, David Carpenter, John Carroll, John Christian, Jeffrey Conlon, Blake Creagan, Nelson Crowle, Brad Darnell, Paul Dey, Blake Ernst, Jess Finlay-Schultz, Jess And Ray Finlay-Schultz, Victor Gabriel, Fred Hirsch, Jovi Inman, Matthew Johnsen, Sarah Johnsen, Michael Jordan, Jay Kinney, James Koebel, Breanna Krueger, Philip Lafleur, Chad Legerski, Luke Martinson, Gregory Mead, Brian Mertz, Shawn Miller, Richard Mincer, Sean Minichiello, Ed Moore, James Morgheim, Chris Orton, Kent Ostedgaard, Edward Revord, Bobby Rinehart, Jon Schiller, Douglas Schmidt, Colin Smith, Frank Strong, Adriana Terron, Leo Vitt, Jay Walford, Logan Wiley

Judges - Best of Show

Shannon Albeke, David Carpenter, Brad Darnell, Jess And Ray Finlay-Schultz, Philip Lafleur, Brian Mertz, Shawn Miller, Adriana Terron

Stewards

Lynn Fosbender, Katelyn Kotlarek, Teena Morgheim, Donald Schneider, Brent Wickham

By the Numbers

413 Entries 93 Entrants

48 Judges 5 Stewards

110 Placing Entries

Table 1: Standard American Beer

9 entries

Judges: Rusty Brinkman (Head Judge), Brian Mertz

1st
Bobby Rinehart
Lakewood Fermentation Club
Any Day That Ends In Y (1B: American Lager)
2nd
Dwight Wilson
O-Town Hop Heads
Alternatively Alternative (1C: Cream Ale)
3rd
Stephen Schmitt
Evanston Homebrew Club
Not Spotted Cow (1C: Cream Ale)

Table 2: Pale Malty European Lager

16 entries

Judges: James Allen, Blake Creagan, Jess And Ray Finlay-Schultz (Head Judge), Jay Kinney, Luke Martinson, Logan Wiley

1st
Ryan Wankel
Lakewood Fermentation Club
Shakin and Movin 1.2 (4A: Munich Helles)
2nd
Brady Smith
Circle City Zymurgy
Golden Bock (4C: Helles Bock)
3rd
Mike & Stephanie Butler
Kansas City Bier Meisters
Medal Stoff (4A: Munich Helles)

Table 3: Pale Bitter European Beer

13 entries

Judges: Shannon Albeke, Fred Hirsch (Head Judge), Breanna Krueger, Logan Wiley

1st
Ryan Wankel
Lakewood Fermentation Club
It's Personal (LSX5: New Zealand Pilsner)
2nd
Jeff Mathiowetz
Maltose Falcons
Flugelhorn Band (5A: German Leichtbier)
3rd
Ron Barnes
Kansas City Bier Meisters
Cease N' Desist (5C: German Helles Exportbier)

Table 4: Amber Malty Lager

6 entries

Judges: David Carpenter (Head Judge), Jeffrey Conlon

1st
Brady Smith
Circle City Zymurgy
Herr Dunkelhose (6C: Dunkels Bock)
2nd
Nick & Heather Hartley
Red Earth Brewers
Tim and Nick's Not So Excellent, Eff'ed Up Dopple (6C: Dunkels Bock)
3rd
Gregg Johnson
Weiz Guys
Lindenmeier Marzen (6A: Märzen)

Table 5: Czech Lager

12 entries

Judges: Jess And Ray Finlay-Schultz, Gregory Mead, Shawn Miller (Head Judge), James Morgheim

1st
Matthew Johnsen
Rock Hoppers Brew Club
The Hero of Prague? (3B: Czech Premium Pale Lager)
2nd
Nick & Heather Hartley
Red Earth Brewers
Don't Write Czechs That Your Ass Can't Cache (3D: Czech Dark Lager)
3rd
Steve Ristau
Ale Riders Homebrew Club
D A R K (3D: Czech Dark Lager)

Table 6: Dark European Lager

11 entries

Judges: David Carpenter (Head Judge), John Carroll, Chris Orton, Leo Vitt

1st
Nelson Crowle
Indian Peaks Alers
Zwart As Knight (8B: Schwarzbier)
2nd
Jake McQueen
Lauter Day Brewers
Stone Goat (8A: Munich Dunkel)
3rd
Dwight Wilson
O-Town Hop Heads
The Wayne Brady Show (8B: Schwarzbier)

Table 7: International Pale Lager

7 entries

Judges: Paul Dey (Head Judge), Leo Vitt

1st
Jeff Mathiowetz
Maltose Falcons
Tres O Quatro Locos (2A: International Pale Lager)
2nd
Jake McQueen
Lauter Day Brewers
Diez Garraz (2A: International Pale Lager)
3rd
Nate Deichert & Shannon Maxwell
Ale Riders Homebrew Club
Two Docs Mexican Lager (2A: International Pale Lager)

Table 8: Strong European Beer

11 entries

Judges: Paul Dey (Head Judge), Victor Gabriel, Douglas Schmidt, Logan Wiley

1st
Brent Wickham & Orris Wickham
High Plains Drafters [WY]
24-04 Baltic Porter (9C: Baltic Porter)
2nd
Bobby Rinehart
Lakewood Fermentation Club
Rejunivator V4 (9A: Doppelbock)
3rd
Steven Jones
Liquid Poets
Bock My World Too (9A: Doppelbock)

Table 9: British Bitter & IPA

10 entries

Judges: Paul Dey, Richard Mincer (Head Judge), Jay Walford, Logan Wiley

1st
Ernie Smith
Intellectual Brewers Union...
Lrhb-British Invasion (11C: Strong Bitter)
2nd
Donald Schneider
Weiz Guys
6 Barrel (11C: Strong Bitter)
3rd
Matthew Johnsen
Rock Hoppers Brew Club
Captain Carter (11C: Strong Bitter)

Table 10: British & Commonwealth Beer

10 entries

Judges: Michael Boesen, Kale Bystrom, Blake Ernst, Colin Smith (Head Judge), Leo Vitt

1st
Adam Lund
High Street Homebrew Club
Faith Hill Is A Big Fart Role Model. (12B: Australian Sparkling Ale)
2nd
Chris Branecky
Amber's Brown Ale (13B: British Brown Ale)
3rd
Terry Fast
Lakewood Fermentation Club
Baker's Street (13C: English Porter)

Table 11: Scottish Ale

11 entries

Judges: Michael Boesen, Sarah Johnsen, James Koebel (Head Judge), Shawn Miller

1st
James Allen
Rock Hoppers Brew Club
Bonnie Scottish Ale (14C: Scottish Export)
2nd
Andy Scherzinger
Weiz Guys
Brotherhood Beer V2 (14B: Scottish Heavy)
3rd
Andy Scherzinger
Weiz Guys
Brotherhood Beer V3 (14C: Scottish Export)

Table 12: Dark British Beer

11 entries

Judges: Shannon Albeke, John Christian, Brad Darnell (Head Judge), Matthew Johnsen

1st
Mark Rose
The Brü Club
Oatmeal Isn't Just For Breakfast Anymore (16B: Oatmeal Stout)
2nd
Dwain Pannell
256 Brewers
Oatmeal Stout (16B: Oatmeal Stout)
3rd
Sam Hoopes
Ninja Homebrewers
Lacks Nothing In the Sweet Department (16A: Sweet Stout)

Table 13: Irish Beer

12 entries

Judges: John Christian, Jess Finlay-Schultz (Head Judge), James Morgheim, Colin Smith

1st
Dirk Montgomery
Red Earth Brewers
Old Walking Stick (15C: Irish Extra Stout)
2nd
Bobby Rinehart
Lakewood Fermentation Club
For Strength! (15B: Irish Stout)
3rd
Stephen Schmitt
Evanston Homebrew Club
Maxwell's Stout-Porter (15B: Irish Stout)

Table 14: Pale American Ale

14 entries

Judges: James Allen, Kale Bystrom, Jeffrey Conlon, Brad Darnell (Head Judge), Blake Ernst, Jovi Inman, Chad Legerski

1st
Ryan Wankel
Lakewood Fermentation Club
Blonde On Blonde (18A: Blonde Ale)
2nd
Jeremiah Baer
Cider, Homebrew, And Mead...
Eclipse Pale Ale (18B: American Pale Ale)
3rd
Jake McQueen
Lauter Day Brewers
Halfcolt (18B: American Pale Ale)

Table 15: Amber and Brown American Beer

12 entries

Judges: Kale Bystrom, Jeffrey Conlon, Nelson Crowle (Head Judge), Philip Lafleur

1st
Paul Dey
High Plains Drafters [WY]
Wyoming Uncommon (19B: California Common)
2nd
Mike & Stephanie Butler
Kansas City Bier Meisters
Boot Dust (19C: American Brown Ale)
3rd
Colin Smith & Lynn Fosbender
San Francisco Homebrewer's...
Going To the O Steam Beer (19B: California Common)

Table 16: American Porter and Stout

9 entries

Judges: Shawn Miller (Head Judge), Edward Revord

1st
Ed Moore
Rock Hoppers Brew Club
Miss Kitty Imperial Stout (20C: Imperial Stout)
2nd
Karen Sellers & Eric Sellers
Ale Riders Homebrew Club
Batch # 102 (20C: Imperial Stout)
3rd
Michael Beck
Illiana Beer Rackers Union...
Echidna and Typhon (20C: Imperial Stout)

Table 17: American & Hazy IPA

9 entries

Judges: John Christian, Jess Finlay-Schultz, Jovi Inman, Matthew Johnsen, Adriana Terron (Head Judge)

1st
Paul Dey
High Plains Drafters [WY]
Hazy Dey Z (21C: Hazy IPA)
2nd
Ben Gaylord
Disorder and Disarray (21A: American IPA)
3rd
David Howell
Zymurgists of the Ozarks
Hazy IPA (21C: Hazy IPA)

Table 18: German Wheat

6 entries

Judges: Paul Dey (Head Judge), Jovi Inman, Sarah Johnsen

1st
Donald Schneider
Weiz Guys
Gestures Broadly At Everything (10A: Weissbier)
2nd
Nick & Heather Hartley
Red Earth Brewers
Remixed Stephy's Hefe - Reb Style (10A: Weissbier)
3rd
Jeremy Jones
Snake River Brewers
Mimir (10B: Dunkels Weissbier)

Table 19: Specialty IPA

10 entries

Judges: Kirk Billings, Rusty Brinkman (Head Judge), Breanna Krueger, Logan Wiley

1st
Steve Ristau
Ale Riders Homebrew Club
Nectaromicon II (21B2: Black IPA)
2nd
Karen Sellers & Eric Sellers
Ale Riders Homebrew Club
Red X #4 (21B4: Red IPA)
3rd
Stacy Myers
Horsemen of the Hopocalypse
The Big Shawn Mason (21B2: Black IPA)

Table 20: Strong British & American Ale

13 entries

Judges: Rusty Brinkman, David Carpenter (Head Judge), Jess And Ray Finlay-Schultz, Leo Vitt

1st
Alex Rezmerski
Louisville Area Grain and...
William Shakesbeer (17B: Old Ale)
2nd
Alex Rezmerski
Louisville Area Grain and...
The Duke of Strathmoor Manor (17D: English Barley Wine)
3rd
Daniel Colbourne
The Colbourne Garage Project
Tickle Tickle 4 Nba (17D: English Barley Wine)

Table 21: Sour & Wild Ales

18 entries

Judges: Shannon Albeke, Brad Darnell (Head Judge), Breanna Krueger, Gregory Mead, James Morgheim, Bobby Rinehart, Jon Schiller, Colin Smith

1st
Andy Scherzinger
Weiz Guys
Pucker Up (28D: Straight Sour Beer)
2nd
Damian Dobbs
San Antonio Cerveceros
The Brawf (23B: Flanders Red Ale)
3rd
Jeff Case
QUAFF
Weiss O Sour (23A: Berliner Weisse)

Table 22: Belgian Ale

20 entries

Judges: John Carroll, Jess Finlay-Schultz, James Koebel (Head Judge), Sean Minichiello, Chris Orton, Kent Ostedgaard, Bobby Rinehart, Adriana Terron

1st
William Johnson & Chris Egolf
Rock Hoppers Brew Club
L'Etudiant (24C: Bière de Garde)
2nd
Thomas Lopez
Rock Hoppers Brew Club
Golden Abbey (25A: Belgian Blond Ale)
3rd
James Morgheim
Rock Hoppers Brew Club
Jet Belgian Pale (24B: Belgian Pale Ale)

Table 23: Saison

13 entries

Judges: Shannon Albeke, Kirk Billings, Nelson Crowle (Head Judge), Breanna Krueger

1st
Randy Daniels KC McKinney
Iowa Brewers Union
4 (25B: Saison)
2nd
Dwight Wilson
O-Town Hop Heads
Too Much Chocolate Malt (25B: Saison)
3rd
Ryan Wankel
Lakewood Fermentation Club
Estacion (25B: Saison)

Table 24: Monastic/Trappist Ale

31 entries

Judges: Shannon Albeke, Rusty Brinkman, James Koebel (Head Judge), Breanna Krueger, Brian Mertz, Richard Mincer, Frank Strong, Leo Vitt

1st
Michael Boesen & Rob Hardisty
Liquid Poets
Mid-Day Storm (26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale)
2nd
Karen Sellers & Eric Sellers
Ale Riders Homebrew Club
Batch # 103 (26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale)
3rd
Fritz Schanz
Denton County Homebrewers...
Stearman's Belgian Tripel (26C: Belgian Tripel)

Table 25: Historical Beer

9 entries

Judges: Blake Creagan, Paul Dey (Head Judge), Shawn Miller, Chris Orton

1st
Zach Fritts
Club Wort
Wreathed In Smoke (27A5: Piwo Grodziskie)
2nd
Stephen Schmitt
Evanston Homebrew Club
Kentucky Common (27A2: Kentucky Common)
3rd
Andy Scherzinger
Weiz Guys
Old Porter Road (27A7: Pre-Prohibition Porter)

Table 26: Amber Bitter European Beer

9 entries

Judges: Shannon Albeke (Head Judge)

1st
Donald Schneider
Weiz Guys
Music To My Beers (7A: Vienna Lager)
2nd
Ben Gaylord
Little Monster (7A: Vienna Lager)
3rd
Mark Boelman
Weiz Guys
Walk In the Rain So You Can't See My Tears (7A: Vienna Lager)

Table 27: Fruit Beer

8 entries

Judges: Kirk Billings, Paul Dey (Head Judge), Sean Minichiello, Kent Ostedgaard

1st
Jeremiah Baer
Cider, Homebrew, And Mead...
Yuzugose (29A: Fruit Beer)
2nd
Logan Wiley & Devon Wiley
High Plains Drafters [WY]
Strawberry Roan (29A: Fruit Beer)
3rd
Andy Scherzinger
Weiz Guys
Ramona Flowers (LSX4: Catharina Sour)

Table 28: American Wheat

7 entries

Judges: Brad Darnell (Head Judge), Jess Finlay-Schultz

1st
Allen Stegeman & Allen Stegeman
High Plains Drafters [WY]
The Golden Hour (1D: American Wheat Beer)
2nd
James Allen
Rock Hoppers Brew Club
Daddy of 'em All (1D: American Wheat Beer)

Table 29: Wood and Smoke Beer

18 entries

Judges: Matthew Johnsen, Jay Kinney, James Koebel (Head Judge), Kent Ostedgaard, Jon Schiller, Adriana Terron

1st
Bobby Rinehart
Lakewood Fermentation Club
Great British Baking Show (33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer)
2nd
Louis Ruscetta
Red Earth Brewers
You Don't Make Friends With Salad (6B: Rauchbier)
3rd
Terry Fast
Lakewood Fermentation Club
Aftershock (33A: Wood-Aged Beer)

Table 30: Specialty & Experimental Beer

17 entries

Judges: Michael Boesen, John Carroll, Sarah Johnsen, Philip Lafleur (Head Judge), Sean Minichiello, Bobby Rinehart

1st
Jess And Ray Finlay-Schultz
Aurora City Brew Club
Rucker In the Rye (31A: Alternative Grain Beer)
2nd
Andy Scherzinger
Weiz Guys
Ramona Flowers Na (34C: Experimental Beer)
3rd
Paul Dey
High Plains Drafters [WY]
That's Italian (34B: Mixed-Style Beer)

Table 31: Standard Cider & Perry

9 entries

Judges: Breanna Krueger

1st
Art Kim
Illiana Beer Rackers Union...
Cecret Sider (C1A: New World Cider)
2nd
Rusty Brinkman
High Plains Drafters [WY]
Epic Harvest 24 (C1A: New World Cider)
3rd
Jon Schiller
Weiz Guys
Perry Mk1 (C1D: New World Perry)

Table 32: Specialty Cider

15 entries

Judges: Kirk Billings (Head Judge), John Christian, James Morgheim, Colin Smith

1st
Rusty Brinkman
High Plains Drafters [WY]
Epic Sweet Pie (C2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices)
2nd
Michael Rensing
Cider, Homebrew, And Mead...
Cider Pie (C2F: Specialty Cider/Perry)
3rd
Andy Scherzinger
Weiz Guys
Brrrr (C2D: Ice Cider)

Table 33: Traditional Mead

5 entries

Judges: Michael Jordan, Logan Wiley (Head Judge)

1st
Jon Schiller
Weiz Guys
Mead Mk 2 (M1B: Semi-Sweet Mead)
2nd
Garrett Freeman
Sweet Clover Traditional (M1C: Sweet Mead)
3rd
Philip Lafleur
Weiz Guys
Blueberry Traditional (M1B: Semi-Sweet Mead)

Table 34: Fruit Mead

10 entries

Judges: Nelson Crowle (Head Judge), Jay Kinney, Philip Lafleur, Jon Schiller

1st
Garrett Freeman
Sir Mixed A Lot of Berries (M2C: Berry Mead)
2nd
Ryan Vigne
Pittsburgh Mead Makers And...
Veil of Dusk (M2C: Berry Mead)
3rd
Zach Fritts
Club Wort
M1: Berry (M2C: Berry Mead)

Table 35: Spiced Beer

9 entries

Judges: Jess And Ray Finlay-Schultz (Head Judge), Bobby Rinehart

1st
Jeremiah Baer
Cider, Homebrew, And Mead...
Candy Cap Mushroom Stout (30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer)
2nd
Logan Wiley & Devon WIley
High Plains Drafters [WY]
Open That Door (30D: Specialty Spice Beer)
3rd
Steven Jones
Liquid Poets
Chocolate Orange Stout (30C: Winter Seasonal Beer)

Table 36: Spiced Mead

6 entries

Judges: Fred Hirsch (Head Judge), Chad Legerski

1st
Aaron Gallagher
South Shore Brew Club
Bearded Dog Mead (M3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead)
2nd
Nelson Crowle
Indian Peaks Alers
Blood Orange Cinnamon Mead (M3A: Fruit and Spice Mead)
3rd
Garrett Freeman
I Swear It's Not Applesauce (M3A: Fruit and Spice Mead)

Table 37: Specialty Mead

6 entries

Judges: Ed Moore (Head Judge), Frank Strong

1st
Garrett Freeman
Blueberry Muffin Mead (M4C: Experimental Mead)
2nd
Garrett Freeman
Raspberry Honey IPA (M4A: Braggot)
3rd
Ryan Vigne
Pittsburgh Mead Makers And...
Pear Butter (M4C: Experimental Mead)

Best of Show

Beer

Judges: Shannon Albeke, David Carpenter, Brad Darnell, Jess And Ray Finlay-Schultz, Philip Lafleur, Brian Mertz, Shawn Miller, Adriana Terron

1st
Mark Rose
The Brü Club
Oatmeal Isn't Just For Breakfast Anymore (16B: Oatmeal Stout)

Best of Show

Mead/Cider

Judges: Shannon Albeke, David Carpenter, Brad Darnell, Jess And Ray Finlay-Schultz, Philip Lafleur, Brian Mertz, Shawn Miller, Adriana Terron

1st
Art Kim
Illiana Beer Rackers Union...
Cecret Sider (C1A: New World Cider)

Wyoming Brewer of the Year

Brent Wickham
High Plains Drafters [WY]
24-04 Baltic Porter (9C: Baltic Porter)

Westby Edge Brew on Premise

Paul Dey
High Plains Drafters [WY]
Hazy Dey Z (21C: Hazy IPA)

Accomplice Pro-Am

Paul Dey
High Plains Drafters [WY]
Wyoming Uncommon (19B: California Common)

Altitude Pro-Am

Donald Schneider
Weiz Guys
Gestures Broadly At Everything (10A: Weissbier)

Freedom's Edge - Brew on Premise

Donald Schneider
Weiz Guys
Music To My Beers (7A: Vienna Lager)

Heavy Medal Brewer

93 Participating Brewers [Scoring Methodology]

PlaceBrewer1st2nd3rdScoreClub
1stGarrett Freeman22117.0205000
2ndRyan Wankel30116.0304000Lakewood Fermentation...
3rdBobby Rinehart22016.0204000Lakewood Fermentation...

Heavy Medal Club

50 Participating Clubs [Scoring Methodology]

PlaceClub1st2nd3rdScore
1stWeiz Guys43837.0415000
2ndHigh Plains Drafters [WY]53135.0509000
3rdLakewood Fermentation Club52334.0510000
4thRock Hoppers Brew Club42228.0408000
5thRed Earth Brewers14017.0105000

Thank You

Congratulations to All Medal Winners