E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition 2010

 

There were 77 entries for this year's competition. Here is a picture of all the entries after they 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.

Pictures of the Judging:

     
 
     
     
 
     
     
 
     

American Ale "mini-BOS" judging

     
 
     

Judging the Best of Show (BOS) for the 2010 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

Finally for the first (and probably last time) we have video footage of judging at the E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition. Click Here to download the video. This video is about 30 seconds long. Imagine six hours of this. After viewing this video is should be readily apparent why ESPN has not picked up judging beer and the next exciting new spectator sport.

By the way, you can see my wife, Chérie and our intrepid steward, Randy Havens walking around in the background of the video clip.



The Winners of the 2010 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition:

Best of Show:

Overall Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

BOS

Steven Jayich

Anchorage, AK

Robust Porter

2nd

Breck Tostevin & Mike Olberding

Anchorage, AK

American Amber Ale

3rd

Edward Bielaus

Rockville, MD

American IPA


European Amber Lager:

Overall Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Mark Cowley

Biloxi, MS

Oktoberfest/Märzen

2nd

Steven Jayich

Anchorage, AK

Oktoberfest/Märzen

3rd

Randy Havens

Fairbanks, AK

Oktoberfest/Märzen

English Pale Ale:

Overall Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Rick Brandvold

West Fargo, ND

Standard/Ordinary Bitter

2nd

Steven Jayich

Anchorage, AK

Extra Special/Strong Bitter

3rd

Andrew Starsiak

Weymouth, MA

Standard/Ordinary Bitter

American Ale:

Overall Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Breck Tostevin & Mike Olberding

Anchorage, AK

American Amber Ale

2nd

Jason Spriet, Rick Stout & Jay Fuzi

Baker City, OR

American Pale Ale

3rd

Edward Bielaus

Rockville, MD

American Pale Ale

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Porter:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Steven Jayich

Anchorage, AK

Robust Porter

2nd

Shannon Seifert & Terry Schwarz

Juneau, AK

Robust Porter

3rd

Rick Brandvold

West Fargo, ND

Brown Porter

Stout:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Jim Taber

Portland, OR

Russian Imperial Stout

2nd

Kevin Sobolesky

Anchorage, AK

Oatmeal Stout

3rd

Rick Brandvold

West Fargo, ND

Oatmeal Stout

 

India Pale Ale (IPA):

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Edward Bielaus

Rockville, MD

American IPA

2nd

Jason Spriet, Rick Stout & Jay Fuzi

Baker City, OR

American IPA

3rd

Phil Moore

Columbia, SC

English IPA


Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer:

Place

Brewers

City & State

Winning Beer Style

1st

Bryan Loun

Oregon City, OR

Potato Blonde Ale

2nd

Mark Murray

Bay Saint Louis, MS

Cherry Belgian Blond Ale

3rd

Rick Brandvold

West Fargo, ND

Raspberry American Wheat Beer

 

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.

New this year, we have custom nonic pint glasses with the E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition logo. These glasses will be given to both the first place winners and the judges/stewards.

We purchased the custom pint glasses from Bargain Mugs (http://www.bargainmugs.com).

I believe they did a great job!

Good beer somehow seems to taste even better in a nice pint glass. I hope enjoy your fine homebrew in one of these new pint glasses.

Cheers!

The Battered Bottle Cap Award:

This year's winner of the coveted Battered Bottle Cap Award goes to Mark Cowley for this Ruined Nation IPA which clearly is a play on Stone Brewing's Ruination IPA.

Honorable mentions also go to Mike Robichau's Dead Cajun IPA and Randy Haven's Phat & Tyred Amber which are, of course, plays on Rogue Ale's Dead Guy Ale and New Belgian Brewing's Fat Tire Amber Ale respectively.

 

The Club Spirit Award:

The Club Spirit Award is given to members of homebrew clubs who show their club spirit by entering the E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition.

Three or more separate entrants specifying their respective homebrew club will receive this prestigious award. Individuals with five or more entries and, therefore, have plenty of club spirit all by themselves will also receive the Club Spirit Award.

Those entrants who listed the Hoppy Homebrewers of South Mississippi, PDX Brewers and the Great Northern Brewers Club will receive this award.

Rick Brandvold had five entries so he represented the Prairie Homebrewing Companions with flying colors and will also receive this prestigious award.

The Spirit Award consists of an expertly crafted trophy made of genuine gold colored plastic and is nearly 13 centimeters tall.

Globetrotter Award:

The competition for the 2010 Globetrotter Award was very tight this year. We received entries from two brewers from Tampa, Florida!

Our usual distance calculator (http://www.indo.com/distance) can determine distances based upon city names and latitude and longitude but not addressed.

Okay, so we had to use Google Earth to determine the coordinates of their respective mailing addresses and then used those coordinates in the above distance calculator. Isn't technology great?!

The winner of the 2010 Globetrotter Award is Jeremy Wing. His American Pale Ale traveled a total of 3,819 miles (6,146 km) as the raven flies (we don't have crows here) from Tampa, Florida. to Fox, Alaska.

A very close second was Jeff Gladish who's pepper, spiced Belgian Witbier traveled 3,765 miles (6,060 km) to the competition.

The next furthest entries came from Columbia, SC which is 3,446 miles/5,546km away.

The Order of the Bronze Hyphen:

Last year we introduced the Order of the Bronze Hyphen. There were some entries in which the paperwork was impeccable. Not only were the forms filled out completely but they also were extremely legible.

So we came up with the Order of the Bronze Hyphen. A hyphen as in that which separates anal from retentive. At any rate, this award is given to honor those wonderful entrants who have shown a great attention to detail and have completely filled out all the paperwork with a remarkable degree of legibility. Thank you for making the Registrar's job so much easier.

Last year we really wanted to accompany induction into the prestigious order with a trophy or plaque or something but nothing really seemed appropriate at the time. However, a month or so ago, Chérie was looking through an Oriental Trading Company catalog and found the perfect form of recognition, a star trophy. When Chérie first came across those wonderful entry forms last year she commented that, "These people deserve a gold star." Here is your gold star for a job well done!

The 2010 inductees into this prestigious order are Bryan Loun and Clarence Griffin!

Keep up the good work! !

Once again we have bottles of Homebrew Hot Sauce as prizes.

The bottles of hot sauces with the custom labels were purchased from Mo Hotta Mo Betta (http://www.mohotta.com). We've been rotating in three different hot sauces for this competition. This year's flavor is Chipotle Adobo. This is my favorite of the three hot sauces we have for the competition. We hope you like it as much as we do.

 


We received a total of 77 entries from 11 states. About 60% of the entries came from outside of Alaska. The number of entries by state are summarized below:

Alaska

31

Mississippi

12

Oregon

11

North Dakota

5

Alabama

4

Massachusetts

4

Wyoming

3

Florida

2

Maryland

2

South Carolina

2

Tennessee

1

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We received a total of 77 entries in the 2010 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition. Below is a break down of the number of entries we received of the various beer styles.

Beer Style

No. of Entries

European Amber Lager

5

Vienna Lager

2

Oktoberfest/Märzen

3

English Pale Ale

7

Standard/Ordinary Bitter

3

Special/Best/Premium Bitter

2

Extra Special/Strong Bitter

2

American Ale

18

American Pale Ale

10

American Amber Ale

3

American Brown Ale

5

Porter

6

Brown Porter

2

Robust Porter

4

Baltic Porter

0

Stout

11

Dry Stout

0

Sweet Stout

2

Oatmeal Stout

2

Foreign Extra Stout

1

American Stout

3

Russian Imperial Stout

3

India Pale Ale (IPA)

19

English IPA

4

American IPA

11

Imperial IPA

4

Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer

11

Fruit Beer

6

Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer

5


The Styles for the 2011 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition will be
:

Bock (5A. Maibock/Helles Bock, 5B. Traditional Bock, 5C. Doppelbock and 5D. Eisbock)

English Pale Ale (8A. Standard/Ordinary Bitter; 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter and 8C. Extra Special/Strong Bitter)

American Ale (10A. American Pale Ale; 10B. American Amber Ale and 10C. American Brown Ale)

Porter (12A. Brown Porter; 12B. Robust Porter and 12C. Baltic Porter)

Stout (13A. Dry Stout; 13B. Sweet Stout; 13C. Oatmeal Stout; 13D. Foreign Extra Stout; 13E. American Stout; and 13F. Russian Imperial Stout)

India Pale Ale (14A. English IPA; 14B. American IPA and 14C. Imperial IPA)

Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (20. Fruit Beer and 21A. Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer)

We'd like to thank Glenn and Matt and all other good folks at Silver Gulch for all the help.

Not only did they provide us with a place to receive and store our entries but they also gave us a great place to hold the competition and on top of that they helped us fill our prize cache!!

You folks are awesome!!!!

Your support has helped make the E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition a success throughout the years!!!

Thank you VERY much, Glenn!!!

 

Prizes for the 2010 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition were donated by the following businesses and organizations:

 

We would very much like to thank to all of the organizations and businesses listed above for their support of the 2010 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition!!! Their support has made this competition a success!

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


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

It is she that has made this competition a success throughout the years!

Her logistical skills and ability to stay calm during a crises are amazing which comes in very handy when organizing a homebrew competition.

I am lucky to have her.!

This past year, Chérie has been training to drive the restored steam engine (i.e. No. 1) at Pioneer Park (a.k.a. AlaskaLand).

For this and so many other things I am very proud of her!

Thank you, Chérie, for everything!!

Thank you, Sweetheart!!!

 

This is a picture of the prize packages before we took them to the Post Office to ship them out.

We once again used sausage tape on our packages. This year, however, we had enough for all of the packages!

You too can get your own sausage tape from Archie McPhee at: http://www.mcphee.com/shop/products/Sausage-Decorative-Tape.html.

 

 

 

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