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Pictures and results of the 2005

E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

Before

After

There were 66 entries for this year's competition. The Before picture shows the packages that were waiting for us at Silver Gulch. The After picture shows all the entries after than were checked in. The colored dots indicate the judging round (yellow-first, red-second and blue-Best of Show). Of course, what you can't see at this scale are the random numbers assigned each of the entries which are written on the dots.

 

 
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     

On the left: Hal Tippens, one of the founding members of Zymurgist Borealis, came up from Seattle to help with the judging. Talk about dedication....

 
     
 

On the right: Shawn Holcomb was our intrepid steward. He did a fantastic job! Thanks Shawn!!!

A newspaper article written about the E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition appeared in Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on July 20, 2005. Here is the text of that article: News-Miner article.


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 Thai Tamarind. We hope you like it as much as we do.



The Winners of the 2005 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition:

Best of Show:

Overall Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

BOS

Rob Beck

Kansas City, MO

American Pale Ale

2nd

Sean Hewitt

Inver Grove Heights, MN

Doppelbock

3rd

Carl Minion

Clarcona, FL

Coconut Robust Porter


Bock:

Overall Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Sean Hewitt

Inver Grove Heights, MN

Doppelbock

2nd

Thomas Crawford

Tallahassee, FL

Maibock/Helles Bock

3rd

Jason Ditsworth

Anchorage, AK

Doppelbock

 

English Pale Ale:

Overall Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Jason Ditsworth

Anchorage, AK

Extra Special/Strong Bitter

2nd

Edward Bielaus

Rockville, MD

Special/Best/Premium Bitter

3rd

Ben Meisler

Daphne, AL

Extra Special/Strong Bitter

 

American Ale:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Rob Beck

Kansas City, MO

American Pale Ale

2nd

Vincent Rokke

Fargo, ND

American Pale Ale

3rd - Tie

Ira Edwards

Anchorage, AK

American Pale Ale

3rd - Tie

John Trapp

Anchorage, AK

American Pale Ale

 

Porter:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Edward Bielaus

Rockville, MD

Baltic Porter

2nd

Edward Bielaus

Rockville, MD

Robust Porter

3rd

Rob Beck

Kansas City, MO

Baltic Porter

 

Stout:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Jason Ditsworth

Anchorage, AK

Oatmeal Stout

2nd

Thomas Crawford

Tallahassee, FL

Foreign Extra Stout

3rd

Sean Hewitt

Inver Grove Heights, MN

Dry Stout

.

India Pale Ale:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Frank Marcello

San Franciso, CA

American IPA

2nd

Ryan Whittier

Sanford, ME

American IPA

3rd

Eric Sprague

North Brewick, ME

American IPA

 

Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Carl Minion

Clarcona, FL

Coconut Robust Porter

2nd

Bill Joosse

Fairbanks, AK

Spruce Cream Ale

3rd

Ted Rosenzweig

Anchorage, AK

Coffee Robust Porter

 

We received a total of 66 entries from 15 states. The number of entries by state are summarized below:

Alaska

20

Florida

13

Maine

7

Alabama

4

Maryland

4

Minnesota

4

Missouri

4

Massachusetts

2

Tennessee

2

California

1

Illinois

1

North Dakota

1

Ohio

1

Oregon

1

South Carolina

1

Globetrotter Award:

The winner of the 2005 Globetrotter Award is Ronald Snell from Melbourne Beach, Florida. He shipped his beer a total of 3,813 miles (6,137 km) as the raven flies (we don't have crows here). Entries were also received from Melbourne, Florida (3,808 miles/6,129 km), Rockledge, Florida (3,793 miles/6,105 km) and Clarcona, Florida (3,753 miles/6,040 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 two people this year. Both of these names make us laugh out loud. Of course, it was getting kind of late so it wouldn't take a whole lot to push Chérie and I over the edge. At any rate, this year's Battered Bottle Cap Awards go to Jeff Parry's Frumpy's Flatulent Fruit Ale which is a Fruit-spiced Belgian Triple and Thomas Crawford's Guess Which One I Peed In which is a English Pale Ale.

Honorable mention goes to Eric Sprague's Dead Spider IPA.


We received a total of 66 entries in the 2005 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition. The number of entries in the judged categories are as follows: Bock - 10, English Pale Ale - 7, American Ale - 8, Porter - 11, Stout - 7, India Pale Ale - 12, and Fruit and Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer - 11. Below is a more detailed break down of the number of entries we received of the various beer styles.

Beer Style

No. of Entries

Bock

10

Maibock/Helles Bock

3

Traditional Bock

3

Doppelbock

3

Eisbock

1

English Pale Ale

7

Standard/Ordinary Bitter

0

Special/Best/Premium Bitter

1

Extra Special/Strong Bitter

6

American Ale

8

American Pale Ale

6

American Amber Ale

1

American Brown Ale

1

Porter

11

Robust Porter

4

Brown Porter

5

Baltic Porter

2

Stout

7

Dry Stout

1

Sweet Stout

1

Oatmeal Stout

3

Foreign Extra Stout

2

American Stout

0

Russian Imperial Stout

0

India Pale Ale (IPA)

12

English IPA

3

American IPA

8

Imperial IPA

1

Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer

11

Fruit Beer

6

Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer

5

 

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, Dan and Sunnifa for all the help!

 

We'd also like to thank the Alaskan Brewing and Bottling Company for providing us with not only some prizes but also an excellent beer judge to help us out with the judging.

 

Prizes for the 2005 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 2005 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition!!! Their support has made this competition a success!

We would also like to thank our most excellent judges! You folks are great! Thank You!!!

I would especially like to thank my wonderful wife, Chérie!

Her encouragement and help during this competition has been invaluable.

It is Chérie's organizational skills that has made the E.T. Barnette competition a success.

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

For this and for all so many other things I thank her and I know that I am the luckiest guy in the world.

Chérie spends hour and hours working on this competition and she doesn't even like beer.

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

Thank you, Sweetheart!!!


Below is a picture of all the prize packages taken just before we left for Post Office to mail them off.

Click to see the gallery of prizes