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Thank you for your interest in the 27th Annual Eight Seconds of Froth organized by High Plains Drafters, Cheyenne, Wy.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

COVID 19 Notice March 10th, 2021:

If you are planning to judge this year, please be familiar with current Wyoming guidelines concerning COVID19.

Currently, Wyoming has no statewide mask mandate and indoor gathering limits have been removed.

Important: Individual judging venues may still have mask and spacing restrictions. If attending, please be prepared to follow venue mandates.

Our competition is the second oldest on the front range, and one of the oldest in the United States, starting in 1993 with less than 40 entries. In 2019, we received 345 entries from over 170 entrants throughout the United States. We typically employ a staff of 40-50 judges and stewards to ensure every beer is fairly judged and handled during our competition.

New to homebrew competitions? Learn how to prepare your beer, cider or mead for competition entry.

Why Should I Enter? Aside from the accolades you can receive from your homebrewing peers, competitions exist primarily as a way to gain unbiased feedback on your beer.

How is My Beer Judged? Each entry is judged by at least one BJCP certified judge and will receive feedback from a pair of judges assigned to your entry's category. Certified judges are educated in sensory perception and tested on their perceptive ability and knowledge of beer styles and brewing process. Once first round judging is complete, a best of show beer is chosen among the top beers in each category. Additionally a best of show entry is chosen for cider and for mead.

What is a ProAm? Among all the top placing beers (1st through 3rd place), professional brewers chose a beer and brewer to brew a beer at their commercial brewery. This beer can then be entered in the Great American Beer Festival ProAm competition. Since this is a Brewer's Association event, only AHA Member homebrewers are eligible for ProAm selection.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

Beers containing CBD, THC or other marijuana based components are not legal in Wyoming and will not be accepted as entries or judged.

Additionally, seltzer style "beers" are not an eligible judging category for this compeition.

Awards Ceremony: April 24th, 2021, 5pm @ Cheyenne Beverage judging location.

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

Three bottles per entry are recommended. Two bottles are the minimum Entries without a 3rd bottle may not be eligible for pro-am consideration. 12oz brown glass bottles are preferred. Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

All mailed entries must received at the mailing location by the entry deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the entry deadline by 12:00 noon.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once. For example, participants may enter a Belgian Pale (16B) and Belgian Saison (16C), but may not enter two Saisons, even if they are different brews.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Fred Hirsch — Competition Coordinator

Sponsors

High Plains Drafters is proud to have the following sponsors for the 27th Annual Eight Seconds of Froth.

Bison Beverage
Cheyenne, WY
Bison Beverage
Event venue
BSG Handcraft
Shakopee MN
BSG Handcraft
Malt, hop, yeast donation sponsor
Spike Brewing
Milwaukee, WI
Spike Brewing
Equipment Donation sponsor
Wyoming Malting
Pine Bluffs, WY
Wyoming Malting
Malt donation sponsor
Accomplice Beer Company
Cheyenne, WY
Accomplice Beer Company
Pro-Am Brewery
Altitude Chophouse & Brewery
Laramie, WY
Altitude Chophouse & Brewery
Pro-Am Brewery
Bond's Brewing
Laramie, WY
Bond's Brewing
Pro-Am Brewery
Danielmarks Brewing
Cheyenne, WY
Danielmarks Brewing
Brew on Premise
Freedom's Edge Brewing
Cheyenne, WY
Freedom's Edge Brewing
Brew on Premise
Gruner Brothers Brewing
Casper, WY
Gruner Brothers Brewing
Brew on Premise
Adventures In Homebrewing
Ann Arbor, MI
Adventures In Homebrewing
Gift Card Donation Sponsor
BoortMalt
Sheboygan, WI
BoortMalt
Malt donation sponsor
Brewfather
 
Brewfather
Brewing software donation
Country Malt Group
Aurora, CO
Country Malt Group
Malt & swap Donation Sponsor
Five Star Chemical
Arvada, CO
Five Star Chemical
Cleaning donation sponsor
Norco
Cheyenne, WY
Norco
Keg supply donation sponsor.
Omega Yeast
Chicago, IL
Omega Yeast
Yeast Donor Sponsor
Pine Bluffs Distilling
Pine Bluffs, WY
Pine Bluffs Distilling
Donation sponsor
Quirky Home Brew
North Glenn, CO
Quirky Home Brew
Dropoff location. Supply sponsor.
Root Shoot Malting
Loveland, CO
Root Shoot Malting
Malt donation sponsor
The Brew Hut
Aurora, CO
The Brew Hut
Drop off location. Supply donation sponsor
Amoretti
Oxnard, CA
Amoretti
Ingredient donation sponsor
Beersmith
 
Beersmith
Brewing software donation
Boulder Fermentation Supply
Boulder, CO 80301
Boulder Fermentation Supply
Dropoff location
Brewer's Publications
Boulder, CO
Brewer's Publications
Book donation sponsor
Briess Malting
Chilton, WI
Briess Malting
Malt Donor Sponsor
Craft Beer & Brewing
Fort Collins, CO
Craft Beer & Brewing
Magazine donation sponsor.
Freshops
Pilomath, OR
Freshops
Hop Donor Sponsor
High Gravity Brewing
Tulsa, OK
High Gravity Brewing
Equipment/Swag Donor
Hopsteiner
Yakima, WA
Hopsteiner
Hop donation sponsor
Imperial Yeast
Portland, OR
Imperial Yeast
Yeast donation sponsor
Keg Connection
Comanche, TX
Keg Connection
Equipment Donor Sponsor
Prairie Malting
Biggar, SK, Canada
Prairie Malting
Malt/Swag Donor Sponsor
Propper Brew
 
Propper Brew
Yeast Management Sponsor
Thermoworks
American Fork, UT
Thermoworks
Equipment donation sponsor
Tilt Hydrometers
 
Tilt Hydrometers
Donation sponsor
Troubadour Maltings
FORT COLLINS, CO
Troubadour Maltings
Malt Donation Sponsor
White Labs
San Diego, CA
White Labs
Yeast Donor Sponsor
Wyeast
Odell, OR
Wyeast
Yeast Donor Sponsor
Yakima Chief Hops
Yakima, WA
Yakima Chief Hops
Hop donation sponsor
Yeast Bay
Portland, OR
Yeast Bay
Yeast Donation Sponsor