Pictures from the 2000

E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

Left: The pour (cue Carly Simon's "Anticipation" ).

 

Right: This one is a bit overcarbonated....That minor flaw, however, didn't deter this entry from taking first place in the Light Ale Class.

 

Judging beers at the 2000 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition.

 

The very last beer in the first round of judging of the homebrew competition (and there was much rejoicing)!!

 

Judging the Best of Show round of the homebrew competition.

 

The Medals

Medals for the E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition:

Best of Show - Bronze colored medallion with a blue and yellow ribbon

First Place - Bronze colored medallion with a blue ribbon

Second Place - Silver colored medallion with a blue ribbon

Third Place - Copper colored medallion with a blue ribbon

A more detailed view of the Best of Show medal.

The customized medals were produced by the Hermann Werks (http://www.the werks.net/awards1.html) for a very reasonable cost.

 

The Winners of the 2000 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

Best of Show:

Overall Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

BOS

Bill Brooks & Jud Robison

Kailua, Hawaii

Foreign Extra Stout

2nd

Dan Lease & John Slotterback

Volcano, Hawaii

Coconut Porter

3rd

John Metzner

Fairbanks, Alaska

Cyser

 

Light Ale Class:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Dennis & Lisa Urban

Anchorage, Alaska

Belgian Tripel

2nd

Jud Robison & Bill Brooks

Kaneohe, Hawaii

California Common

3rd - tie!!

Rob Lowery & Ric Bills

Fairbanks, Alaska

American Pale Ale

3rd - tie!!

Matt Wootton

Wheaton, Illinois

Bavarian Weizen

 

Dark Ale Class:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Bill Brooks & Jud Robison

Kailua, Hawaii

Foreign Extra Stout

2nd

Chris Carr, Dave Almond, Diki Short, and Chad Middlesworth

Hilo, Hawaii

Russian Imperial Stout

3rd

Shawn Scott

McAlester, Oklahoma

Strong Scotch Ale

 

Light Lager Class:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Dennis Urban

Anchorage, Alaska

Classic American Pilsner

2nd

Shawn Scott

McAlester, Oklahoma

Munich Helles

3rd

Cindy Goldstein, Wayne Borth and Mike Melzer

Aiea, Hawaii

Maibock

 

Dark Lager Class:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st*

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2nd

Shawn Scott

McAlester, Oklahoma

Traditional Bock

3rd

Jud Robison & Bill Brooks

Kaneohe, Hawaii

Traditional Bock

*At the judges discretion a first place was not awarded for the Dark Lager Class.

 

Specialty/Mixed Style Class:

Place*

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st - tie!!!

John Metzner

Fairbanks, Alaska

Cyser

1st - tie!!!

Dan Lease & John Slotterback

Volcano, Hawaii

Coconut Porter

2nd

Scott Stihler

Fairbanks, Alaska

Bavarian Weizen

3rd

Dennis & Lisa Urban

Anchorage, Alaska

Belgian Tiple aged on Oak

*The winners in this Class were VERY closely ranked in terms of scores. Mere tenths of a point separated first, second and third places. Normally in the case of a tie for first place there would not be a second place prize but rather the next awarded prize would be for third place. In this particular case, the judges felt that the scores were so close as to warrant having first, second and third place prizes.

 

Summarized below is the number of entries we received by state and province (we received one entry from British Columbia, Canada). Also summarized is the number of winners there were for each state. Hawaii had the most winners with a total of seven medals including Best of Show.

 

 

International Award:

The International Award goes to Jim Cave of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for entering his Bavarian Weizen in the 2000 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition.

 

Globetrotter Award:

This award is given for the furthest traveled entry. This award goes to Thomas Ferrante for entering his IPA all the way from Charlotte, North Carolina. As the raven flies, this is a total of 3,380 miles (5,439 km) away. If only you could get frequent flier miles for your beers....

 

The Battered Bottle Cap Award:

This award is given to the entry having the most humorous name. The Battered Bottle Cap Award goes to Dave Bieganski from Anchorage, Alaska for entering a Blond Ale which he named "Poodle Piddle."

 


 

The 2000 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition received a total of 58 entries. There were 21 entries in the Light Ale Class, 20 entries in the Dark Ale Class, four entries in the Light Lager Class, three entries in the Dark Lager Class, and ten entries in the Specialty/Mixed Style Class. This is shown graphically below.

Next year there will be an additional Class for meads which would bring the number of judged Classes up to a total of six (i.e. Light Ale, Dark Ale, Light Lager, Dark Lager, Specialty/Mixed Style, and Meads).

 

The Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Company received the entries and allowed us to judge the beers there We would like very much to thank them for providing this essential logistical support for the E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition. To: Glenn, Sunifa , and Glenn's mom a Big THANK YOU!!!

 

Prizes and score sheets were shipped to the entrants by Mail Boxes Etc.

 

Prizes for the 2000 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition were donated by the following organizations and businesses:

 

We would very much like to thank to all of the organizations and businesses listed above for their support of the 2000 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition!!! Your support has made this competition a success!

And of course a H-U-G-E debt of gratitude to my wife, Chérie for obtaining ALL OF THE really cool prizes, registering the entries for 6 hours, faxing reminders out to homebrew clubs and stores, serving as steward (more *cheese* anyone?), calculating scores.......and keep in mind - SHE DOES NOT DRINK BEER.

She just loves the homebrewing community! Brew on!!