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Thanks to all who participated in the Western Idaho Fair Amateur Beer Competition.

There were 117 entries judged and 229 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Medals and ribbons can be picked up from Bottle Shop & Taproom after September 10TH, 2021. There was a delay getting the medals picked up from the display at the fairgrounds. Non-local certificates & ribbons will be mailed to winners that aren't near Boise.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stIsaac FlanzbaumPolka Dot Bovine1C: Cream Ale
2ndDoug MohrStout 47220B: American Stout

Sockeye Brewing Beer of the Year

BrewerEntry NameStyleClub
Jacob LewandowskiEl Gato Divertido 2B: International Amber LagerMid Columbia Zymurgy Association

Winning Entries

Table 1: American Lager Styles (6 entries)

1stIsaac FlanzbaumPolka Dot Bovine1C: Cream Ale
2ndRobert LefleyBreakfast Ball1C: Cream AleBrixie's Brewers
3rdDavid WhelchelLa Casa Light1A: American Light LagerSnake River Brewers

Table 2: Pale International Lagers (10 entries)

1stJacob LewandowskiEl Gato Divertido 2B: International Amber LagerMid Columbia Zymurgy Association
2ndKathryn Smith
Co-Brewer: Mathis Zimmermann
Saltburger5D: German Pils
3rdScott PatrickBohemian Pilsner3B: Czech Premium Pale Lager

Table 3: Hybrid Beers (5 entries)

1stChristian Spencer
Co-Brewer: Micheal Spencer Rodney Spencer
Toe Head Blonde18A: Blonde Ale
2ndJohn LearyAltbier7B: AltbierSnake River Brewers
3rdNathan GuidingerKolsch5B: Kolsch

Table 4: Dark and Amber International Lager styles (7 entries)

1stBill BoyerElbonian Mud9C: Baltic PorterWoodstock Malt Monkeys
2ndDavid FettySchnettlerator9A: Doppelbock Brixie's Brewers
3rdPatrick SchneiderOde To Jean Dunkel8A: Munich Dunkel

Table 5: English and Irish Style Beer (8 entries)

1stNathan GuidingerStout16B: Oatmeal Stout
2ndChris StephaniMitch's Brown Ale13C: English Porter
3rdBob GraffU-2 Irish Red Ale15A: Irish Red Ale

Table 6: American Pale and Amber Ales (9 entries)

1stJohn LearyAmerican Amber19A: American Amber AleSnake River Brewers
2ndChris Stephani
Co-Brewer: Jeff McClain David Whelchel
Merica Amber Ale 19A: American Amber Ale
3rdPatrick SchneiderDamm Its Hot Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale

Table 7: American Brown/Porter/Stout styles (5 entries)

1stDoug MohrStout 47220B: American Stout
2ndJason Booth
Co-Brewer: Matthew Booth
Booth Brothers Robust Porter20A: American Porter
3rdDarryl Benson
Co-Brewer: Tommy West
McGoatface Vanilla Coffee Stout20B: American StoutOther

Table 8: American IPA (12 entries)

1stDoug MohrTropical Hop IPA21A: American IPA
2ndJacob LewandowskiDumpster Cat IPA21A: American IPAMid Columbia Zymurgy Association
3rdNathan GuidingerIPA21A: American IPA

Table 9: Specialty IPA (12 entries)

1stJacob Lewandowski
Co-Brewer: Ben Hoppe
The Hoppy Polack 222A: Double IPAMid Columbia Zymurgy Association
2ndMatthew Booth
Co-Brewer: Jason Booth
Booth Brothers Imperial IPA22A: Double IPA
3rdJacob Lewandowski
Co-Brewer: Ben Hoppe
The Hoppy Polack22A: Double IPAMid Columbia Zymurgy Association

Table 10: Wheat Beers (4 entries)

1stNathan GuidingerBelgian Wit24A: Witbier
2ndAustin Strabala
Co-Brewer: Aaron Hudson
Ströbele’s Hefe10A: Weissbier
3rdChris AndersonSpit Tooth10A: Weissbier

Table 11: Belgian Beers (5 entries)

1stScott Patrick
Co-Brewer: Ashley Patrick
Belgian Blonde 25A: Belgian Blond Ale
2ndDaniel MillerShepherd's Hook25B: Saison
3rdJohn LearySaison, Pale Standard25B: Saison Snake River Brewers

Table 12: Sour and Wild Beers (6 entries)

1stScott Patrick
Co-Brewer: Ashley Patrick
Sour Peach IPA28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
2ndBen GaylordFancy Gecko28C: Wild Specialty Beer
3rdTyler Vanden Heuvel100 Percent Cantillon Brett IPA28A: Brett Beer Snake River Brewers

Table 13: Fruit/spice/herb/vegetable Beers (12 entries)

1stTommy West
Co-Brewer: Darryl Benson
Lenny's Big Chairy Kriek23F: Fruit Lambic
2ndDonovan Hull-RiggsThe Lawn Mover29A: Fruit Beer Snake River Brewers
3rdDarryl Benson
Co-Brewer: Tommy West
Blueberry Pants Lemon Face23F: Fruit Lambic Other

Table 14: Strong Beers (5 entries)

1stDoug MohrKnee Shaker Barley Wine22C: American Barleywine
2ndJason Booth
Co-Brewer: Matthew Booth
Booth Brothers Wee Heavy17C: Wee Heavy
3rdMichael JohnstonImperial Stout20C: Imperial StoutSnake River Brewers

Table 15: Cider (6 entries)

1stBill BoyerBlack Is Beautiful - CiderC2B: Cider with Other Fruit Woodstock Malt Monkeys
2ndMatthew WilliamsonStockton Gala DaysC1A: New World CiderBakersfield Organization Of Brewers
3rdMatthew WilliamsonRaistlin's CiderC2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices Bakersfield Organization Of Brewers

Table 16: Mead (5 entries)

1stBill BoyerThe Black Knights Left ArmM2C: Berry Mead Woodstock Malt Monkeys
2ndMatthew WilliamsonThe ElderM2C: Berry Mead Bakersfield Organization Of Brewers
3rdMatthew WilliamsonIdunn's CeyserM2A: CyserBakersfield Organization Of Brewers