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Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2017 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition
« on: July 17, 2017, 12:23:47 AM »
Please join me in congratulating Alec Venechuk from Juneau, Alaska for winning Best of Show in this year's competition.

His Foreign Extra Stout was wonderful!

For complete results as well as pictures of the judging please go to:
http://www.mosquitobytes.com/Den/Beer/Events/ETB2017/ETB2017.html

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2017 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition
« on: June 21, 2017, 02:12:01 PM »
This is just a reminder that FedEx does NOT deliver to Silver Gulch in Fox, Alaska.

If you wish your entry to arrive at the proper destination some other private carrier (e.g. UPS, DHL etc.) must be used.


Cheers,

Scott Stihler
Fairbanks, Alaska

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Homebrew Competitions / 2017 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition
« on: April 27, 2017, 01:56:59 PM »
Announcing the 21st Annual E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition!

This is a AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition.

The grand prize for Best of Show is $500!!!

Great prizes and custom medals will also be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd  place winners of each of the seven judged categories.

The seven judged categories will be: Dark European Lager  (8A-B), British Bitter (11A-C), Dark British Beer (16A-D), Pale American Ale (18A-B), Amber and Brown American Beer (19A-C), Belgian Ale (24A-C), Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (29A-B and 30A).

Entries will be accepted: June 19  - July 12, 2017

Entry fees: Submit three 12-16 oz brown or green crown capped bottles and a check or money order for $5.00 in U.S. funds per entry.

Judging: Judging will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017.

Location: Fox, Alaska (a small mining community ~10 miles north of Fairbanks)

More information as well as Entry and Bottle ID forms may be found at the following URL: http://www.mosquitobytes.com/Den/Beer/Events/Events.html#ETB

Should you have any questions or are interesting in judging contact Scott Stihler at stihlerunits@mosquitobytes.com or (907) 474-2138.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2016 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition
« on: July 20, 2016, 07:21:12 PM »
Please join me in congratulating Mike Cragen of Anchorage, Alaska for winning Best of Show in this year's competition!

The winning beer was a wonderfully malty Munich Helles.

Complete results as well as pictures from the judging etc. may be found at: 
http://www.mosquitobytes.com/Den/Beer/Events/ETB2016/ETB2016.html

Note that near the bottom of the webpage there is a listing of the categories that will be accepted in the 2017 competition.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2016 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition
« on: May 05, 2016, 11:28:03 PM »
Please note that I have just become aware that FedEx no longer delivers to Fox which is the location of the competition.

Entries shipped via FedEx will end up sitting in a warehouse near the airport in Fairbanks.

Such entries will not be received and, therefore, will not be entered into the competition.

Please do NOT ship your entries via FedEx!

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Homebrew Competitions / 2016 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition
« on: May 04, 2016, 04:22:50 PM »
Announcing the 20th Annual E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition!

This is a AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition.

The grand prize for Best of Show is $500!!!

Great prizes and custom medals will also be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd  place winners of each of the seven judged categories.

The seven judged categories will be: Pale Malty European Lager  (4A-C), British Bitter (11A-C), Dark British Beer (16A-D), Pale American Ale (18A-B), Amber and Brown American Beer (19A-C), Belgian Ale (24A-C), Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (29A-B and 30A).

Entries will be accepted: June 20 - July 13, 2016

Entry fees: Submit three 12-16 oz brown or green crown capped bottles and a check or money order for $5.00 in U.S. funds per entry.

Judging: Judging will take place on Saturday, July 16th.

Location: Fox, Alaska (a small mining community ~10 miles north of Fairbanks)

More information as well as Entry and Bottle ID forms may be found at the following URL: http://www.mosquitobytes.com/Den/Beer/Events/Events.html#ETB.

Should you have any questions or are interesting in judging contact Scott Stihler at stihlerunits@mosquitobytes.com or (907) 474-2138.

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Events / Re: 2015 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition
« on: July 22, 2015, 11:45:42 AM »
Please join me in congratulating Rodney Kibzey of Portland, Oregon for winning Best of Show in this year's event with a wonderful German Pilsner.

For complete results and pictures from the judging please go to: http://www.mosquitobytes.com/Den/Beer/Events/ETB2015/ETB2015.html

I would like to thank everybody who entered the competition and all of our wonderful sponsors!


Cheers,

Scott Stihler
Fairbanks, Alaska

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Events / 2015 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition
« on: May 11, 2015, 10:01:40 AM »
Announcing the 19th Annual E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition!

This is a AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition.

The grand prize for Best of Show is $500!!!

Great prizes and custom medals will also be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd  place winners of each of the seven judged categories.

The seven categories* that will be judged are: Pilsner (2A-C), English Pale Ale (8A-C), American Ale (10A-C), Porter (12A-C), Stout (13A-F), IPA (14A-C) andFruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (20 & 21A).

Entries will be accepted: June 22 - July 15, 2015

Entry fees: Submit three 12-16 oz brown or green crown capped bottles and a check or money order for $5.00 in U.S. funds per entry.

Judging: Judging will take place on Saturday, July 18th.

Location: Fox, Alaska (a small mining community ~10 miles north of Fairbanks)

More information as well as Entry and Bottle ID forms may be found at the following URL: http://ow.ly/K57M3.

Should you have any questions or are interesting in judging contact Scott Stihler at stihlerunits@mosquitobytes.com or (907) 474-2138.

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*2008 BJCP Style Guidelines

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Events / Re: E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition 2014
« on: July 21, 2014, 09:17:23 PM »
Please join me in congratulating Steven Jayich of Anchorage for winning Best of Show (and the $500) in this year's competition.

The wining beer was a wonderfully hoppy American Pale Ale.

Complete details as well as pictures of the judging may be found at: http://www.mosquitobytes.com/Den/Beer/Events/ETB2014/ETB2014.html.

I would like to thank everybody you entered the 2014 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition! Thank you for your support!!

- Scott

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: High Fill, is this a thing?
« on: May 31, 2014, 02:19:28 PM »
The first thing a judge does prior to opening the bottle is look at the fill level (low or high) and look for any obvious signs of infection. This section is not scored.

Noting a high or low fill level may point to potential problems which may or may not be realized. If there was a problem then it would be noted in elsewhere on the scoresheet.

A high fill level can result in under carbonated beer. If there was no comment regarding low carbonation or mouthfeel problems then the high fill likely did not affect the beer in question.

My guess is that judge wrote down that comment prior to actually tasting the beer.

Admittedly further explanation should have been given or that comment simply removed.


- Scott


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Events / Re: E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition 2014
« on: May 04, 2014, 02:43:45 PM »
Is there any chance there will be a drop off location in juneau like they do for the haines competition.

Probably not.

You have to realize the running of this competition is by a committee of two (i.e. my wife and me). Our money and efforts are better spent on catering the judging, purchasing medals, tote bags, hot sauce, glasses etc. and shipping of the prize packages. Plus, of course, making up any short-fall in entry fees to cover the cash prize.

Also it would kind of kind of negate a special offer we have to encourage judges. We allow them to hand deliver their entries and thereby save of shipping costs. Of course, we do require them to pre-register the entries so all the paperwork is ready prior to the event.

This our 18th year of the competition and our focus right now is rebuilding our base of qualified judges after several have moved away.

- Scott

 

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Events / Re: E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition 2014
« on: May 01, 2014, 11:56:27 AM »
The shipping costs can be fairly expensive.

We try to give entrants a nice prize package just for entering to somewhat help offset the costs.

A lot people enter with friends and split the costs which can make the shipping costs a bit more reasonable.

- Scott

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Events / E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition 2014
« on: May 01, 2014, 10:17:58 AM »
Announcing the 18th Annual E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition!

This is a AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition.

The grand prize for Best of Show is a certified check for $500!!!

Great prizes and custom medals will also be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of each of the seven judged categories.

The seven categories that will be judged are: Bock (5A-D), English Pale Ale (8A-C), American Ale (10A-C), Porter (12A-C), Stout (13A-F), IPA (14A-C) and Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (20 & 21A).

Entries will be accepted: June 23 - July 16, 2014

Entry fees: Submit three 12-16 oz brown or green crown capped bottles and a check or money order for $5.00 in U.S. funds per entry.

Judging: Judging will take place on Saturday, July 19th.

Location: Fox, Alaska (a small mining community ~11 miles north of Fairbanks)

More information as well as Entry and Bottle ID forms may be foundi at: http://ow.ly/u5qqC.

Should you have any questions or are interesting in judging contact Scott Stihler at stihlerunits@mosquitobytes.com or (907) 474-2138.

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Beer Travel / Re: Kenai, AK
« on: February 22, 2014, 02:02:38 PM »
It sounds like a great trip.

The Kenai Peninsula is beautiful country.

The last time I was down there, Homer Brewing was the only brewery. Homer is a fun place to visit and Steve and Karen at the brewery are really good folks.

It is kind of surprising how many breweries there are now on the Peninsula. Unfortunately, being off-season the Kenai Peninsula's fifth brewery in Seward is closed now. I suspect you are probably not missing much in that regard but....At any rate, Seward is a nice place to visit in the summer but tends to be pretty much closed down this time of year.

So Steve, are you going to see any more of Alaska after touring around the Kenai Peninusla?

I assume you are leaving via the airport in Anchorage. If have time, Silver Gulch Brewing from Fairbanks (well, actually Fox) has an outlet there in Concourse C. It is kind of across from Chili's.  Not only can you sample their beers but you can even get growlers of their beer to take with you. They also have 22 oz. bottles of beer from various breweries in Alaska for purchase. Since you are already in the airport you can actually take such items with you as carry-ons.

Oh well, I look forward to hearing more about your trip.


- Scott

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Beer Travel / Re: Anchorage , AK?
« on: January 19, 2014, 01:23:36 AM »
As was already mentioned Midnight Sun is definitely worth checking out while in Anchorage. Their beers are excellent.

Anchorage Brewing produces excellent beers though I am not sure if brewery tours are possibly or not. While in Anchorage you should seek out any beers produced by Anchorage Brewing company. Their beers can often be found on tap. At the very least local bottle shops should have some of their products.

Moose's Tooth has very good pizza and is an outlet for Broken Tooth Brewing's excellent beers. Moose's Tooth is always busy regardless of the time. You should expect to wait at least 10-15 minutes but it is definitely worth the wait. My wife and I always go to Moose's Tooth at least once whenever we are in Anchorage.

Glacier Brewhouse is has very good food and beer. They are a bit more expensive but worth checking out at least once. Their oatmeal stout and bread pudding are excellent.

Snow Goose Restaurant/Sleeping Lady Brewing is worth checking out. I've heard very good things about their beers. However, I am afraid I have not actually eaten there or sampled their beers.

King Street Brewing is also in Anchorage. I've heard there beers are quite good but I do not know this first hand since I have not yet sampled any of their products.

There are two other places worth checking out while in Anchorage. Humpy's (http://humpys.com/anc), as was already mentioned, is a good place to sample local beers. Cafe Amsterdam (http://www.cafe-amsterdam.com/am/) is also a great place to sample beers from Alaska and elsewhere and enjoy a nice meal.

I hope this helps!

Cheers,

Scott

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