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Account Registration

You can create your account today through Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:00 PM, MDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:00 PM, MDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:00 PM, MDT.


Entry Fees

$7.00 (USD) per entry.


BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

1A American Light Lager1B American Lager1C Cream Ale
1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager
2C International Dark Lager3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
4B Festbier4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier
5B Kolsch5C German Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Marzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier7C Kellerbier
8A Munich Dunkel8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock
9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier
10B Dunkels Weissbier10C Weizenbock 11A Ordinary Bitter
11B Best Bitter11C Strong Bitter12A English Golden Ale
12B Australian Sparkling Ale12C English IPA13A Dark Mild
13B English Brown Ale13C English Porter14A Scottish Light
14B Scottish Heavy14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale
15B Irish Stout15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout
16B Oatmeal Stout16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout
17A British Strong Ale17A1 Burton Ale17B Old Ale
17C Wee Heavy17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale
18B American Pale Ale19A American Amber Ale19B California Common
19C American Brown Ale20A American Porter20B American Stout
20C Imperial Stout21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA
21B1 Belgian IPA 21B2 Black IPA 21B3 Brown IPA
21B4 Red IPA 21B5 Rye IPA 21B6 White IPA
21B7 New England IPA 22A Double IPA22B American Strong Ale
22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine23A Berliner Weisse
23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin23D Lambic
23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic 24A Witbier
24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde 25A Belgian Blond Ale
25B Saison 25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale26A Trappist Single
26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale
27A Historical Beer 27A1 Gose27A2 Piwo Grodziskie
27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier27A5 Sahti
27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter
27A9 London Brown Ale28A Brett Beer 28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
28C Wild Specialty Beer 29A Fruit Beer 29B Fruit and Spice Beer
29C Speciality Fruit Beer 30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer 30B Autumn Seasonal Beer
30C Winter Seasonal Beer 31A Alternative Grain Beer 31B Alternative Sugar Beer
32A Classic Style Smoked Beer 32B Specialty Smoked Beer 33A Wood-Aged Beer
33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer 34A Clone Beer 34B Mixed-Style Beer
34C Experimental Beer C1A New World Cider C1B English Cider
C1C French Cider C1D New World Perry C1E Traditional Perry
C2A New England Cider C2B Cider with Other Fruit C2C Applewine
C2D Ice Cider C2E Cider with Herbs/Spices C2F Specialty Cider/Perry
M1A Dry Mead M1B Semi-Sweet Mead M1C Sweet Mead
M2A Cyser M2B Pyment M2C Berry Mead
M2D Stone Fruit Mead M2E Melomel M3A Fruit and Spice Mead
M3B Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead M4A Braggot M4B Historical Mead
M4C Experimental Mead PRX1 Dorada PampeanaPRX2 IPA Argenta
PRX3 Italian Grape AlePRX4 Catharina Sour PRX5 New Zealand Pilsner


Entry Limit

There is a limit of 400 entries for this competition.


Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory.


Pay Entry Fees

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Cash
  • Check, made out to High Plains Drafters
  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal


Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3

Each entry will consist of THREE - 12 capped bottles or cans. Bombers and corked bottles will be accepted, but  are discouraged. All bottles must be void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely. Note: Less than 3 bottles per entry may cause your entry to be disqualified for PRO-AM eligibility.

12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

Completed entry forms and recipe sheets must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed directly from this website. Entry forms should be attached to bottles with a rubber band only; glue and/or tape are unacceptable.

Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.


Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Sunday, March 1, 2020 1:00 PM, MST through Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:00 PM, MDT.

Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.

Altitude Chophouse (Laramie)
320 S 2nd St, Laramie, WY 82070
(307) 721-4031
*Entries will be picked up April 11th at Noon.

Boulder Fermentation Supply (Boulder)
2510 47th St. Ste I, Boulder, CO 80301
*Entries will be picked up April 11th at Noon.

Elevated Fermentations (Loveland)
2245 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO 80537
*Entries will be picked up April 11th at Noon.

Freedom"s Edge Brewing (Cheyenne)
1509 Pioneer Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001
(307) 514-5314
*Entries will be picked up April 11th by 5:00 pm.

Gruner Brothers Brewing (Casper)
1301 Wilkins Cir, Casper, WY 82601
(307) 439-2222
*Entries will be picked up April 11th at Noon.

High Hops (Windsor)
6461 State Highway 392, Windsor, CO 80550
*Entries will be picked up April 11th at Noon.

Hops & Berries (Fort Collins)
1833 E Harmony Rd #16, Fort Collins, Colorado 80528
*Entries will be picked up April 11th at Noon.

Quirky Homebrew (Northglen)
425 W 115th Ave Unit 6 Northglenn CO 80234 303-457-3555
*Entries will be picked up April 11th at Noon.

The Brew Hut (Aurora)
15108 East Hampden, Aurora, CO 80014-3906
*Entries will be picked up April 11th at Noon.

Tom"s Brew Shop (Lakewood)
883 Parfet St. Ste J, Lakewood, CO 80215
*Entries will be picked up April 11th at Noon.


Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Sunday, March 1, 2020 1:00 PM, MST through Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:00 PM, MDT.

Ship entries to:

Attention: 8 Seconds of Froth, C/O Fred Hirsch
1515 E 16th St, Cheyenne, WY 82001

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

If you live in the United States, please note that it is illegal to ship your entries via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Private shipping companies have the right to refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass and/or alcoholic beverages. Be aware that entries mailed internationally are often required by customs to have proper documentation. These entries might be opened and/or returned to the shipper by customs officials at their discretion. It is solely your responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.


Judging Session Locations and Dates

Depot Street Merchants (Sun am)
Sunday, April 19, 2020 9:00 AM, MDT

Depot Street Merchants (Sun pm)
Sunday, April 19, 2020 1:00 PM, MDT

Depot Street Merchants (Wed)
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:00 PM, MDT

Depot Street Merchants (Fri 6pm)
Friday, April 24, 2020 6:00 PM, MDT

Cheyenne Beverage (Sat 9am)
Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:00 AM, MDT

Cheyenne Beverage (Sat 11am)
Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:00 AM, MDT

Cheyenne Beverage (Sat 1pm)
Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:00 PM, MDT


Best of Show

Best beers in each Category will be judged in a final round to determine the Best of Show Beer.

All placing beers are eligible to be selected by professional breweries for pro-am or brew on premises selection. Only AHA members are eligible for these awards. Please provide a valid AHA membership number on your profile. 

See sponsors for information on pro-am and brew on premise awards. 

High Plains Drafters will also be choosing a special Best of Wyoming beer, which will have a special award. 



The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

Ribbons will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each table.

The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer and Best of Show Mead/Cider selected.

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Award ribbons will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Award ribbons not picked up will be mailed back to participants.

Score sheets will be scanned and emailed back to participants.

Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.


Awards Ceremony

Cheyenne Beverage
2208 E Allison Rd, Cheyenne, WY 82007 (307) 638-3357
Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:00 PM, MDT