Pictures and results of the 2001

E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

Here are some pictures from the judging of this year's E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition.

 
     
 
     
 

 

The Medals

Medals for the E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition:

Best of Show - Gold colored medal with a blue and yellow ribbon

First Place - Gold colored medal

Second Place - Silver colored medal

Third Place - Copper colored medal

The First, Second and Third Place medals all have dark blue ribbons.

   
   

A more detailed view of a Gold Medal.

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

 

The Winners of the 2001 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition:

Once again we were VERY impressed by the overall quality of the entries. In many cases < 1 point separated each of the top three entries.

A mere fraction of a point separated the top three entries in the Best of Show round of judging. In fact, the entire point spread for all six entries in this round of judging was less than three points.

Best of Show:

Overall Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

BOS

A. J. Zanyk

Grandview, Ohio

Peach Melomel

2nd

Frank Marsh

Bristol, Connecticut

Bavarian Dunkelweizen

3rd

Mark Forrester

Nashville, Tennessee

Helles/Maibock

 

Light Ale Class:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Pete Devaris

Juneau, Alaska

Belgian Specialty Ale

2nd - tie!

Bill Brooks & Jud Robison

Kailua, Hawaii

India Pale Ale

2nd -tie!

Jud Robison & Bill Brooks

Kailua, Hawaii

Kölsch Style Ale

3rd - tie!!

Frank Marsh

Bristol, Connecticut

Biere de Garde

3rd - tie!!

Pete Devaris

Juneau, Alaska

Witbier

 

Dark Ale Class:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Frank Marsh

Bristol, Connecticut

Bavarian Dunkelweizen

2nd

Randy Pierson

Algona, Iowa

Foreign Extra Stout

3rd

J. Rothstein, W. Borth & C. Goldstein

Aiea, Hawaii

Russian Imperial Stout

 

Light Lager Class:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Mark Forrester

Nashville, Tennessee

Helles/Maibock

2nd

Rob Beck

Kansas City, Missouri

Helles/Maibock

3rd

Susan Ruud

Harwood, North Dakota

Oktoberfest

 

Dark Lager Class:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Pete Devaris

Juneau, Alaska

Doppelbock

2nd

Ted Hausotler

Dundee, Oregon

Munich Dunkel

3rd

Glenn Thomas

Raleigh, North Carolina

Doppelbock

 

Specialty/Mixed Style Class:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Pete Devaris

Juneau, Alaska

Spruce Pale Ale

2nd

Steve Schmitt

Anchorage, Alaska

Smoked Doppelbock

3rd

Vincent Rokke

Fargo, North Dakota

Witbier

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Meads:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

A. J. Zanyk

Grandview, Ohio

Peach Melomel

2nd

Breck Tostevin

Anchorage, Alaska

Pyment

3rd

Mike Westman

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Traditional Still Mead

 

Summarized below is the number of entries we received by state. Also summarized is the number of winners there were for each state. Alaska had the most winners with a total of six medals. Although Ohio only had a total of two medals those two medals were a first place in the Mead Class and Best of Show!

 

 

 

Globetrotter Award:

This award is given for the furthest traveled entry. This award goes to Glenn Thomas for entering his Doppelbock all the way from Raleign, North Carolina. As the raven flies (we don't have crows here), this is a total of 3,406 miles (5,482 km) away. The distances were determined using the distance calculator at http://www.indo.com/distance/.

 

The Battered Bottle Cap Award:

This award is given to the entry having the most humorous name. The Battered Bottle Cap Award goes to Mark Forrester from Nashville, Tennessee for entering a Helles/Maibock which he named "Not your Bock, My Bock". Also of note were Ted Hausotler's Helles/Maibck called "To Helles & Back" and Pete Devaris' witbier named "White Trash".

 

The 2001 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition received a total of 64 entries. Below is a break down of the number of entries we received in each of the six judged Classes.

 

A more detailed break down of the number of entries in the various beer/mead styles is given below. As one can see the styles entered were quite varied. Out of 64 total entries 41 beer/mead styles were represented. The most entries in any given style was only four.

Beer/Mead Style

No. of Entries

 

Beer/Mead Style

No. of Entries

Altbier

1

 

Metheglin

1

American Amber Ale

2

 

Mild Ale

1

American Pale Ale

1

 

Mixed Category Mead

1

American Wheat Beer

1

 

Munich Dunkel

2

Bavarian Dunkelweizen

1

 

Munich Helles

1

Bavarian Weizen

1

 

Northern English Brown Ale

1

Belgian Specialty Ale

1

 

Oktoberfest/Märzen

1

Belgian Tripel

1

 

Oatmeal Stout

2

Best Bitter

1

 

Other Fruit Melomel

4

Bier de Garde

1

 

Other Smoked Beer

1

Blond Ale

1

 

Pyment

1

Brown Porter

1

 

Robust Porter

3

California Common

3

 

Russian Imperial Stout

4

Classic American Pilsner

1

 

Scottish Heavy 70/-

1

Cream Ale

2

 

Scottish Export 80/-

2

Doppelbock

3

 

Specialty/Experimental Beer

1

Foreign Extra Stout

1

 

Spice/Herb Vegetable Beer

1

Fruit Beer

1

 

Traditional Mead

1

Helles Bock/Maibock

2

 

Varietal Honey Traditional Mead

1

India Pale Ale

3

 

Witbier

3

Kölsch-style Ale

2

 

 

 

 

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, Dan, and Glenn's mom a Big THANK YOU!!!

 

We would also like to thank the Great Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring this event!

 

Prizes for the 2001 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition were donated by the following organizations and businesses:

  • Pike's Landing

 

We would very much like to thank to all of the organizations and businesses listed above for their support of the 2001 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition!!! Your support has made this competition a success!

We would also like to thank our judges for taking time off work to help with the difficult task of deciding which of the all the fine beers and meads were slightly better than the others. Not any easy task I assure you.

This year is the first time we had an official steward. He was a welcomed addition to the competition and was a great help in keeping things running smoothly. He wanted to find out about judging and discovered all too well that watching the judging of beer was only marginally more interested than watching paint dry. Thanks for helping out and enduring the boredom.

Last and certainly not least I would like to thank my wife, Chérie, for all the help in making this competition a success!!

She was once again the prize goddess. She was the competition registrar and helped out as steward. Chérie was the logistical coordinator for this event. Things ran smoothly because of her.

Chérie was VERY patient when I "whined" about various aspects of the competition such as needing judges etc.

Chérie made the competition a success and did all these things and more because she loves me and likes the homebrewing community.

She's done all this and she doesn't even like beer or mead!