Pictures and results of the 2002

E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

These are the 67 entries for this year's competition. The colored dots indicate the judging round (yellow-first, blue-second and red-Best of Show). Of course, what you can't see at this scale are the random numbers assigned each of the entries and written on the dots.

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

In the above image the gentleman in the far right is Ron Stazuk. Ron, a member of the Urban Knaves of Grain, traveled all the way from Illinois to help judge (and visit Alaska).

     
 

 

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.

 

This year we also have bottles of Homebrew Hot Sauce as prizes.

 

The bottles of hot sauces with the custom labels were produced by Mo Hotta Mo Betta (http://www.mohotta.com). There were several hot sauces to choose from. We selected our personal favorite which is their Chipotle Adobo. We hope you like it as much as we do.

 

The Winners of the 2002 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition:

Best of Show:

Overall Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

BOS

Jason Ditsworth

Anchorage, AK

Doppelbock

2nd

Curt & Kathy Stock

St. Paul, MN

Russian Imperial Stout

3rd

Breck Tostevin

Anchorage, AK

Smoked American style Barleywine

 

Light Ale Class:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Jason Ditsworth

Anchorage, AK

Belgian Witbier

2nd

Kuyler Doyle

Houston, TX

American style Barleywine

3rd

Pete Devaris

Anchorage, AK

Belgian Strong Golden Ale

 

Dark Ale Class:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Curt & Kathy Stock

St. Paul, MN

Russian Imperial Stout

2nd

Curt & Kathy Stock

St. Paul, MN

Robust Porter

3rd

Pete Devaris

Anchorage, AK

Foreign Extra Stout

 

Light Lager Class:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Rob Miller & Arne Oydna

Juneau, AK

Vienna Lager

2nd

Rob Beck

Kansas City, MO

Dortmunder Export

3rd

Mark Forrester

Nashville, TN

Helles Bock/Maibock

 

Dark Lager Class:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Jason Ditsworth

Anchorage, AK

Doppelbock

2nd

Glenn Thomas

Raleigh, NC

Eisbock

3rd

Steve Schmitt

Anchorage, AK

Traditional Bock

 

Specialty/Mixed Style Class:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Breck Tostevin

Anchorage, AK

Smoked American style Barleywine

2nd

A.J. Zanyk

Grandview, OH

Hoppy (60 IBU) American Wheat Beer

3rd

A.J. Zanyk

Grandview, OH

Special Bitter with Flaked and Roasted Rye

.

Meads:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Mark Forrester

Nashville, TN

Mango & Passion fruit Melomel

2nd

Steve Schmitt

Anchorage, AK

Orange peel, Corriander & Ginger Metheglin

3rd

Richard Tomory

Anchorage, AK

Raspberry Melomel

 

Summarized below is the number of entries we received by state. This year we received entries from a total of nine states. The majority of the entries were from Alaska though 28 or 41.8% of the entries came from the contiguous U.S. States.

Also summarized is the number of winners there were for each state.

 

 

Globetrotter Award:

The winner of the Globetrotter Award, for the second time, is Glenn Thomas of Raleigh, North Carolina. He shipped his beers a total of 3,406 miles (5,482 km) as the raven flies (we don't have crows here). The next closest entrant from Wake Forest, North Carolina which was a mere four miles closer (3,402 miles/5,474 km). The distances were determined using the distance calculator at http://www.indo.com/distance/.

The Battered Bottle Cap Award:

The coveted Battered Bottle Cap Award goes to Rob Beck of Kansas City, Missouri for his altbier named "Steers N Queers Alt". Apparently that phrase is from a country-western song (both kinds of music). Because of the shock value had the registrar, Chérie, been drinking tea at the time it definitely would have spewed out her nose when she came across that name. Honorable mention goes to Pete Devaris' dunkelweizen named "Uncle Dunkle" which kept the registrar giggling for hours.


The 2002 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition received a total of 67 entries. Out this total 26 entries were Light Ales, 14 were Dark Ales, nine were Specialty/Mixed Style, eight were Meads, six were Light Lagers, and four were Dark Lagers.

 

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 the 67 entries there were a total of 45 beer/mead styles represented. The most entries in any given style was only six.

Beer/Mead Style

No. of Entries

 

Beer/Mead Style

No. of Entries

Altbier - Düsseldorf

1

 

Fruit Beer

1

Alterbier - Northern German

1

 

Fruit Lambic

1

American Amber Ale

3

 

Helles Bock/Maibock

2

American Light/Standard/Premium Lager

1

 

India Pale Ale

3

American Pale Ale

2

 

Metheglin

2

American style Barleywine

1

 

Northern English Brown Ale

1

Bavarian Dunkelweizen

1

 

Oktoberfest/Märzen

1

Bavarian Weizen

2

 

Oatmeal Stout

1

Belgian Strong Dark Ale

1

 

Other Fruit Melomel

4

Belgian Strong Golden Ale

1

 

Other Smoked Beer

2

Belgian Tripel

1

 

Pyment

1

Berliner Weiss Bier

1

 

Robust Porter

2

Blond Ale

1

 

Russian Imperial Stout

1

Bohemian Pilsner

1

 

Saison

2

California Common

1

 

Scottish Heavy 70/-

1

Cream Ale

1

 

Scottish Export 80/-

1

Cyser

1

 

Specialty/Experimental/Historical Beer

6

Doppelbock

1

 

Strong Scotch Ale

1

Dortmunder Export

1

 

Traditional Bock

1

Dry Stout

2

 

Vienna Lager

1

Eisbock

1

 

Weizenbock

1

English Pale Ale

1

 

Witbier

2

Foreign Extra Stout

2

 

 

 

 

The good folks at 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. We would like to extend a Big THANK YOU!!! to Glenn, Sunnifa and Dan for all their help.

 

Prizes for the 2002 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 2002 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition!!! Your support has made this competition a success!

Without the support of our generous prize donors we would not have nearly as large a pile of prize packages to mail out (shown below).

We would also like to thank our judges for taking the time to help with the difficult task of deciding which of the all the fine beers and meads were slightly better than the others.

Once again Jim O'Neil was our steward. We really appreciate his help in keeping things running smoothly.

Finally I would like to thank the love of my life, my wife, Chérie. The success of this competition has been largely the result of her organizational skills. Also in the roll of "prize goddess" she has once again accumulated a nice cache of prizes.

Chérie has been very patient all these months of planning and working on this competition especially on those (hopefully rare) occasions when I became obsessed about some aspect of the competition and could think and talk of nothing else.

For this and for all so many other things I thank her.

Chérie doesn't even like beer and mead though she knows far more about either of them than most mortals do.

She puts up with all of this because of her love for me and her support of the homebrewing community.

Thank you, Sweetie!