Pictures and results of the 2003

E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

These are the 98 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.

 

 

 
     
 
     
     
 
     

 

Like a bad check, Ron Stazuk (a.k.a Crazy Ron) came back this year to help out with the judging. He drove is motorcycle all the way up from Illinois. Talk about dedication...or perhaps this explains his nickname.


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.

 

Once again 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 are several hot sauces to choose from. This year's flavor is Cayenne Garlic. We hope you like it as much as we do.

 

The Winners of the 2003 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition:

Best of Show:

Overall Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

BOS

John Trapp

Anchorage, AK

Traditional Mead

2nd

Steve Schmitt

Anchorage, AK

English-style Barleywine

3rd

Curt & Kathy Stock

St. Paul, MN

India Pale Ale

 

Light Ale Class:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st (tie!)

Curt & Kathy Stock

St. Paul, MN

India Pale Ale

1st (tie!)

Steve Schmitt

Anchorage, AK

Bavarian Weizen

2nd

Pete Devaris

Anchorage, AK

Saison

3rd (tie!)

Michael Weiss

Cary, NC

Cream Ale

3rd (tie!)

A.J. Zanyk

Columbus, OH

Experimental Beer - Bigger & Hoppier American Wheat Beer

 

Dark Ale Class:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Steve Schmitt

Anchorage, AK

English-style Barleywine

2nd

Mark Ryan

Anchorage, AK

Dry Stout

3rd

Jason Ditsworth

Anchorage, AK

American Brown Ale

 

Light Lager Class:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Pete Devaris

Anchorage, AK

Oktoberfest/Märzen

2nd

Mark Ryan

Anchorage, AK

Dortmunder Export

3rd

Shayne Thomas

Angoon, AK

Classic American Pilsner

 

Dark Lager Class:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Glenn Thomas

Raleigh, NC

Doppelbock

2nd

John Trapp

Anchorage, AK

Oktoberfest/Märzen

3rd

Pete Devaris

Anchorage, AK

Eisbock

 

Specialty/Mixed Style Class:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Pete Devaris

Anchorage, AK

Experimental/Historical Beer - Spruce Tip American Pale Ale

2nd

Pete Devaris

Anchorage, AK

Witbier

3rd

Mark Ryan

Anchorage, AK

Düsseldorf Altbier

.

Meads:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

John Trapp

Anchorage, AK

Traditional Mead

2nd

Steve Schmitt

Anchorage, AK

Strawberry & Crab Apple Melomel

3rd

Richard Tomary

Campbell, OH

Raspberry Melomel

 

We received a total of 98 entries from nine states. The number of entries by state are summarized below:

Alaska

71

North Carolina

6

Minnesota

5

Ohio

5

Hawaii

4

California

2

Missouri

2

South Carolina

2

Tennessee

2

Globetrotter Award:

The winner of the Globetrotter Award is Phil Moore of Columbia, South Carolina). He shipped his beers a total of 3,446 miles (5,546 km) as the raven flies (we don't have crows here). 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 two people this year. Chérie and I couldn't agree on which name we liked best (we each had a favorite). We decided, therefore, to give two such awards this year. Chérie's choice is R.E.S.P. ESB for Pete Devaris' English Pale Ale and my choice is Steve Schmitt's Liquid Testosterone which is a Strawberrry & Crab Apple Melomel.


The 2003 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition received a total of 98entries. Out this total 31 entries were Light Ales, 24 were Dark Ales, 18 were Specialty/Mixed Style, six were Meads, nine were Light Lagers, and 10 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 98 entries there were a total of 55 beer/mead styles represented. The most entries in any given style was only five.

Beer/Mead Style

No. of Entries

Beer/Mead Style

No. of Entries

American Amber Ale

2

 

Helles Bock/Maibock

1

American Brown Ale

2

 

India Pale Ale

3

American Pale Ale

2

 

Kölsch-style Ale

2

American Wheat Beer

1

 

Munich Dunkel

1

Bavarian Dunkelweizen

1

 

Münchner Helles

2

Bavarian Weizen

2

 

Northern English Brown Ale

1

Belgian Duppel

1

 

Oktoberfest/Märzen

4

Belgian Pale Ale

2

 

Oatmeal Stout

1

Belgian Specialty Ale

1

 

Old Ale

1

Belgian Strong Dark Ale

1

 

Other Fruit Melomel

4

Belgian Strong Golden Ale

1

 

Other Smoked Beer

1

Belgian Tripel

2

 

Rauchbier

1

Berliner Weiss Beir

1

 

Robust Porter

5

Bohemian Pilsner

2

 

Russian Imperial Stout

2

California Common

4

 

Saison

1

Classic American Pilsner

1

 

Schwarzbier

2

Cream Ale

2

 

Scottish Heavy 70/-

1

Doppelbock

2

 

Scottish Export 80/-

1

Dortmunder Export

2

 

Southern English Brown Ale

1

Dry Stout

1

 

Specialty Cider

1

Düsseldorf Altbier

1

 

Specialty/Experimental/Historical Beer

6

Eisbock

1

 

Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer

1

English Pale Ale

5

 

Sweet Stout

1

English-style Barleywine

1

 

Traditional Bock

1

Foreign Extra Stout

1

 

Traditional Mead

2

Fruit Beer

3

 

Weizenbock

1

Fruit Lambic

1

 

Witbeir

3

Gueuze

1

 

 

 

As usual the folks at the Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Company have been great! They received the entries, stored them for us in their nice walk-in cooler and gave us a place to judge the beers. We would like very much to thank them for providing this essential logistical support for the E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition. THANK YOU!!! Glenn, Sunnifa and Dan for all the help.

 

We'd also like to thank the Alaskan Brewing and Bottling Company for providing us with two qualified beer judges to help us out with the judging.

Here are the prize packages we sent out this year.

 

Prizes for the 2003 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 2003 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition!!! Your support has made this competition a success!

We would also like to thank our most excellent 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. You guys (and gals) were great! Thank You!!!

We'd also like to extend our sincere appreciation to Trev Mostella for being our steward this year. Trev did a great job despite having to go up and down the stairs God only knows how many times. Thanks for helping to make things go smoothly!

Last but certainly not least I would like to thank my wonderful wife, Chérie for making this homebrew competition a success. This was, to a large extent, a result of her organizational skills.

Also as "prize goddess" she has once again accumulated a nice collection of prizes.

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 them than mere mortals do.

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

Thank you, Sweet Heart!