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Thanks to all who participated in the 25th Annual Eight Seconds of Froth.

There were 356 entries judged and 307 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stRyan LarsenBrandeldorf Alt7B: AltbierBrauer Unterstutzungs Verein

Best of Show – Mead/Cider

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stScott KurtzStandard BearerM1C: Sweet MeadSTL Brewminati/St. Louis Brews

Top Wyoming Brewer

BrewerEntry NameStyleClub
Douglas SchmidtJust Another IPA21A: American IPAHigh Plains Drafters [WY]

Accomplice Pro-Am

BrewerEntry NameStyleClub
Mike BanosOld Towne13B: English Brown AleIndian Peaks Alers

Altitude Pro-Am

BrewerEntry NameStyleClub
Douglas SchmidtKilted14C: Scottish ExportHigh Plains Drafters [WY]

Gruner Brothers Brewing - Pro-AM

BrewerEntry NameStyleClub
James AllenNoch Ein Bier...Bitte10B: Dunkels WeissbierRock Hoppers Brew Club

One Eyed Buffalo - Pro-AM

BrewerEntry NameStyleClub
Ernie SmithLrh-4 Leaf Gold15A: Irish Red AleIntellectual Brewers Union (IBU)[WY]

Freedom's Edge - Brew on Premise

BrewerEntry NameStyleClub
Paul DeyWyoming Uncommon19B: California CommonHigh Plains Drafters [WY]

Heavy Medal Club (27 Participating Clubs)

PlaceClub1st2nd3rdHMScore
1stHigh Plains Drafters [WY]922053.09
2ndRock Hoppers Brew Club583252.05
3rdWeiz Guys346233.03
4thBrauer Unterstutzungs Verein300015.03
5thIntellectual Brewers Union (IBU)[WY]123014.01

Scores and tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology. Numbers reflected are rounded to the hundredth place. Hover over or tap the question mark icon () for the actual calculated value.

Winning Entries

Table 1: Standard American Beer (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPaul DeyBig Little King1C: Cream AleHigh Plains Drafters [WY]
Cheyenne, WY
2ndJoel HarmsCrispy Cream Ale1C: Cream Ale
Riverton, WY
3rdJay Walford
Co-Brewer: Brandon Fitzgerald
Lawnmower Man1C: Cream Ale
Cheyenne, WY

Table 2: Czech and International Lager (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatt EckhartBartek Lager3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerOutcrop Brewers
Highlands Ranch, CO
2ndScott KurtzDarker Nature3D: Czech Dark LagerSTL Brewminati/St. Louis Brews
Richmond Heights, Missouri
3rdMichael BaxterYella Bier2A: International Pale LagerWeiz Guys
Berthoud, CO
HMJay KinneyI Like My Lagers Dark3D: Czech Dark LagerWeiz Guys
Loveland, CO

Table 3: Pale Malty European Lager (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stFred HirschHelles Bent4A: Munich HellesHigh Plains Drafters [WY]
Cheyenne, WY
2ndGeoff HumphreyHelles Awaits4C: Helles BockRock Hoppers Brew Club
Highlands Ranch, CO
3rdErnie SmithLrh-Helles Belles4A: Munich HellesIntellectual Brewers Union (IBU)[WY]
Casper, WY

Table 4: Pale Bitter European Beer (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stKevin OttingStargazing Fool5D: German PilsLiquid Poets
Fort Collins, CO
2ndGeoff HumphreyBox Of FluffiesPRX5: New Zealand PilsnerRock Hoppers Brew Club
Highlands Ranch, CO
3rdJason MckayKolsch Style Ale5B: Kolsch
Cheyenne, WY

Table 5: Amber Malty European Lager (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPaul DeyDunkles Bock6C: Dunkels BockHigh Plains Drafters [WY]
Cheyenne, WY
2ndPhilip LafleurDoppel Bock?6C: Dunkels BockWeiz Guys
Loveland, CO
3rdFrancisco TalleyBockasarus6C: Dunkels BockSouthern Nevada Ale Fermenters Union (SNAFU)
Las Vegas, NV
HMMatt EckhartSehr Gut6A: MarzenOutcrop Brewers
Highlands Ranch, CO

Table 6: Amber Bitter European (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRyan LarsenBrandeldorf Alt7B: AltbierBrauer Unterstutzungs Verein
Omaha, NE
2ndJon TollefsonFyf Lager7A: Vienna LagerWeiz Guys
Loveland, CO
3rdPhil DeisEverything Larry7A: Vienna Lager
Windsor, CO

Table 7: Dark and Strong European Beer (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stEd MooreMiss Kitty Baltic Porter9C: Baltic PorterRock Hoppers Brew Club
Highlands Ranch, CO
2ndRaymond Schultz
Co-Brewer: Jessica Finlay-Schultz
Black Moose8B: SchwarzbierFoam on the Range
Aurora, CO
3rdJim DrewBaltic Porter9C: Baltic PorterIndian Peaks Alers
Longmont, CO

Table 8: Wheat Beer (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJames AllenNoch Ein Bier...Bitte10B: Dunkels WeissbierRock Hoppers Brew Club
Highlands Ranch, CO
2ndGerald McIlvenna
Co-Brewer: Adam McIlvenna
McOva's Hef10A: Weissbier
Aurora, CO
3rdErnie SmithLhr-Fresh Cracked1D: American Wheat BeerIntellectual Brewers Union (IBU)[WY]
Casper, WY

Table 9: Pale and Amber British Beer (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMichael Westman35th Anniversary Ale12C: English IPA
Port Royal, PA
2ndErnie SmithLrh-Bitter Brit11C: Strong BitterIntellectual Brewers Union (IBU)[WY]
Casper, WY
3rdBill BriggsE.S.B.11C: Strong BitterHigh Plains Drafters [WY]
Cheyenne, WY

Table 10: Brown British Beer (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMike BanosOld Towne13B: English Brown AleIndian Peaks Alers
Longmont, CO
2ndKevin OttingDebate And Speculation13C: English PorterLiquid Poets
Fort Collins, CO
3rdEd MooreRhonda English Mild13A: Dark MildRock Hoppers Brew Club
Highlands Ranch, CO

Table 11: Scottish Ale (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDouglas SchmidtKilted14C: Scottish ExportHigh Plains Drafters [WY]
Cheyenne, WY
2ndFrancisco TalleyScottish Kilt14C: Scottish ExportSouthern Nevada Ale Fermenters Union (SNAFU)
Las Vegas, NV
3rdJay Walford
Co-Brewer: Brandon Fitzgerald
Madmartigan14B: Scottish Heavy
Cheyenne, WY

Table 12: Irish Beer (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPhil DeisExtra Poopy Candy15C: Irish Extra Stout
Windsor, CO
2ndErnie SmithLrh-4 Leaf Gold15A: Irish Red AleIntellectual Brewers Union (IBU)[WY]
Casper, WY
3rdDustin StrongFlurry O' Fists15B: Irish StoutMiles City Homebrewers
Kinsey, MT

Table 13: Dark British Beer (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stChris MulliganStout It All Out16A: Sweet Stout
Loveland, CO
2ndJames AllenThe Dark Side16B: Oatmeal StoutRock Hoppers Brew Club
Highlands Ranch, CO
3rdJosh AuneBull Feed16B: Oatmeal Stout
Affton, MO
HMPhilip LafleurNemesis Stout16A: Sweet StoutWeiz Guys
Loveland, CO

Table 14: Strong British & American Ale (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJon TollefsonA Wee Bit Tasty17C: Wee HeavyWeiz Guys
Loveland, CO
2ndEd MooreRhonda Old Ale17B: Old AleRock Hoppers Brew Club
Highlands Ranch, CO
3rdEd MooreRhonda English Barleywine17D: English BarleywineRock Hoppers Brew Club
Highlands Ranch, CO

Table 15: Pale American Ale (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stChris GoodwinAmarillo By Morning18B: American Pale Ale
Centennial, CO
2ndKevin RamlerGarden Variety Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale
Cheyenne, WY
3rdJason MckayCitra Golden Ale18A: Blonde Ale
Cheyenne, WY

Table 16: Brown and Dark American Beer (18 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPaul DeyWyoming Uncommon19B: California CommonHigh Plains Drafters [WY]
Cheyenne, WY
2ndGerry Lynch
Co-Brewer: Jonnie Lynch
Hello Darkness20C: Imperial StoutWeiz Guys
Milliken, Co.
3rdGerald McIlvenna
Co-Brewer: Adam McIlvenna
McOva's Brown19C: American Brown Ale
Aurora, CO

Table 17: American IPA (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDouglas SchmidtJust Another IPA21A: American IPAHigh Plains Drafters [WY]
Cheyenne, WY
2ndMatt MillerDouble Tropical22A: Double IPARimrock Brewers Guild
Billings, Montana
3rdJd Dean
Co-Brewer: Dean Kimberly
IPA21A: American IPA
Euharlee, Georgia

Table 18: Specialty IPA (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMatt EckhartSplash
Info: Hazy New England IPA^Standard Strength
21B: Specialty IPA Outcrop Brewers
Highlands Ranch, CO
2ndRussell WilldenBlack IPA
Info: Standard StrengthStandard Strength
21B2: Black IPA Aurora City Brew Club [CO]
Aurora, CO
3rdJason MckayHazy Daze
Info: Standard Strength
21B7: New England IPA
Cheyenne, WY
HMJon Unruh
Co-Brewer: Aaron Mayer
Wyoming Malting Brut IPA
Info: Brut IPA - Dry (zero plato), Fruity Hops, High Carbonation, corn and rice in mash bill. ^Standard Strength
21B: Specialty IPA Cheyenne Beer Social Club
Pine Bluffs, WY

Table 19: European Sour (6 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stFred Hirsch
Co-Brewer: Liquid Poets Barrel Project
Poetic Hurt23D: LambicHigh Plains Drafters [WY]
Cheyenne, WY
2ndLeo VittPeche Peak
Info: Peaches, medium carbonation, low sweetness^Low/None Sweetness^Medium Carbonation
23F: Fruit Lambic SPALT
Sidney, Nebraska
3rdPhil DeisSuper Powers - Charging23C: Oud Bruin
Windsor, CO

Table 20: Belgian Ale (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDax RushCan I Get A Wit-Ness24A: WitbierRock Hoppers Brew Club
Highlands Ranch , CO
2ndEd MooreRhonda Bier de Garde
Info: Brown Color
24C: Biere de Garde Rock Hoppers Brew Club
Highlands Ranch, CO
3rdJay Kinney
Co-Brewer: Jeff Castle
BdG 2019
Info: Amber Color
24C: Biere de Garde Weiz Guys
Loveland, CO

Table 21: Strong Belgian Ale (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDax Rush"pimpin" Ain't Easy25A: Belgian Blond AleRock Hoppers Brew Club
Highlands Ranch , CO
2ndMark PennickGo To Church Or the Devil Will Get You25C: Belgian Golden Strong AleBrew Crew [CO]
Denver, CO
3rdJohn GawthropSaison Your Mom
Info: Super Strength^Pale Color
25B: Saison Weiz Guys
Loveland, CO

Table 22: Trappist Ale (24 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRyan LarsenTrap Queen26A: Trappist SingleBrauer Unterstutzungs Verein
Omaha, NE
2ndMark PennickMr. Dodgy's Tripel26C: Belgian TripelBrew Crew [CO]
Denver, CO
3rdMatt Miller
Co-Brewer: Damien Leonard
Quad26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleRimrock Brewers Guild
Billings, Montana

Table 23: Historical Beer (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stErnie SmithLrh-Kentucky Headhunter
Info: Kentucky Common
27A: Historical Beer Intellectual Brewers Union (IBU)[WY]
Casper, WY
2ndJosh AuneAnything Gose27A1: Gose
Affton, MO
3rdCody DeuelRoggenbier27A4: RoggenbierHigh Plains Drafters [WY]
Cheyenne, WY

Table 24: Fruit Beer (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPhilip LafleurElderly Raspberry Wheat
Info: Base Style: American Wheat Fruit: Raspberry
29A: Fruit Beer Weiz Guys
Loveland, CO
2ndJon TollefsonThere Gosa Cherry
Info: Base beer Gosa Fruit- Tart Cherry
29A: Fruit Beer Weiz Guys
Loveland, CO
3rdJay Kinney
Co-Brewer: Larry Sheets
What Gose Around
Info: Gose with Blood Orange
29A: Fruit Beer Weiz Guys
Loveland, CO

Table 25: Spiced Beer (19 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stEric KrienerTimber Lorry
Info: American IPA with Spruce Tips added
30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
Omaha, NE
2ndDaniel CrollSanta's Gingerbread Cookie Stout
Info: Foreign extra stout ginger, cinnamon
30C: Winter Seasonal Beer Rock Hoppers Brew Club
Highlands Ranch, CO
3rdKevin OttingNeedful Things Vanilla Porter
Info: Vanilla Porter. Base Beer 13C English Porter.
30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Liquid Poets
Fort Collins, CO

Table 26: Specialty Beer (9 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stChad LegerskiFruity Pebbles Ale
Info: This beer comes from my Citra Ale recipe minus 1 lb of 2-row and adding 1.2 lbs of Fruity Pebbles Cereal to the mash. This beer is 6% ABV and the color comes mostly from the Fruity Pebbles.
31A: Alternative Grain Beer High Plains Drafters [WY]
Cheyenne, WY
2ndMark Pennick
Co-Brewer: Melissa Walker
Rosé Saison
Info: Pale, super strength saison, that is blended with dry rosé wine. Hybrid between beer and wine. Flaked wheat, Nelson Saving and Saazer type hops.
34C: Experimental Beer Brew Crew [CO]
Denver, CO
3rdRaymond Schultz
Co-Brewer: Jessica Finlay-Schultz
Rucker In The Rye
Info: Base style American Pale Ale Alternative Grain - Rye
31A: Alternative Grain Beer Foam on the Range
Aurora, CO

Table 27: Wood and Smoke Beer (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMichael BoesenSaison 75W
Info: (regular strength) saison (25B) wine barrel aged
33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Weiz Guys
Fort Collins, CO
2ndEd MooreRhonda Rauschbier6B: RauchbierRock Hoppers Brew Club
Highlands Ranch, CO
3rdScott FicarraOak Aged Olde Dukinfield
Info: Old Ale, medium heavy oak spiral.
33A: Wood-Aged Beer Weiz Guys
Windsor, CO
HMGeoff HumphreyStalin's Skidmarks
Info: Imperial Stout. Medium toast oak.
33A: Wood-Aged Beer Rock Hoppers Brew Club
Highlands Ranch, CO

Table 28: Cider (8 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stLeo CaselliMountain Hound Winter Cider
Info: Ingredients: Organic juice, sugar, saison yeast, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice
C2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices High Plains Drafters [WY]
Cheyenne, WY
2ndRusty BrinkmanChokey
Info: Apple, Chokecherry
C2B: Cider with Other Fruit High Plains Drafters [WY]
Cheyenne, WY
3rdErnie SmithLrh-Blackberry Crumble
Info: Blackberry and lactose added
C2B: Cider with Other Fruit Intellectual Brewers Union (IBU)[WY]
Casper, WY

Table 29: Mead (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stScott KurtzStandard BearerM1C: Sweet MeadSTL Brewminati/St. Louis Brews
Richmond Heights, Missouri
2ndBobby JonesLightning CiderM2A: CyserHigh Plains Drafters [WY]
Cheyenne, WY
3rdEd MooreSparkles Metafoam MeadM1C: Sweet MeadRock Hoppers Brew Club
Highlands Ranch, CO
HMEd MooreSparkles Horchata Mead
Info: Horchata with clover honey
M3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead Rock Hoppers Brew Club
Highlands Ranch, CO

Table 30: American Wild Ale (7 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPhilip Whited
Co-Brewer: Eric Gould
Random Precision
Info: Farmhouse Saison w/bret/pedio/lacto. Aged on oak and nectarines.
28C: Wild Specialty Beer Rock Hoppers Brew Club
Parker, CO
2ndPhilip WhitedYesterday's Triumph
Info: Farmhouse Saison w/bret/pedio/lacto and aged on Colorado pluots
28C: Wild Specialty Beer Rock Hoppers Brew Club
Parker, CO
3rdScott FicarraSaison Jus De Muscat
Info: Saison (standard), mixed fermentation brett beer.
28A: Brett Beer Weiz Guys
Windsor, CO