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

There were 90 entries judged and 282 registered participants, judges, and stewards. Awards for local winners can be picked up from Home Brew Stuff Bottle Shop & Taproom.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stKyle DurhamStarstruck Pils5D: German PilsSnake River Brewers
2ndJeremy JonesNyx Cherry23F: Fruit LambicSnake River Brewers

Winning Entries

Table 1: PALE BITTER LAGERS (6 entries)

1stKyle DurhamStarstruck Pils5D: German PilsSnake River Brewers
2ndKyle Durham'murica Light1A: American Light LagerSnake River Brewers
3rdKyle DurhamNumber Juan2A: International Pale LagerSnake River Brewers

Table 2: CIDER & MEAD (6 entries)

1stNicolas SellersVanilla Oak MeadM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
2ndTim OrenOld Trees AmarilloC2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices Snake River Brewers
3rdAndrew GarciaStrawberry BluebarbC2B: Cider with Other Fruit

Table 3: AMERICAN IPA (7 entries)

1stJacob LewandowskiSummer Stars IPA21A: American IPAMid Columbia Zymurgy Association
2ndMatthew Booth
Co-Brewer: Jason Booth
Booth Garage IPA21A: American IPA
3rdMichael JohnstonEagleeye Pa21A: American IPASnake River Brewers

Table 4: HAZY, SPECIALTY, & DOUBLE IPA's (6 entries)

1stRobby NarquisSacred Flame21B4: Red IPA Mid Columbia Zymurgy Association
2ndMatthew OrtizSwan Soup 21C: Hazy IPA
3rdJacob LewandowskiHopsidedown 21B4: Red IPA Mid Columbia Zymurgy Association

Table 5: AMERICAN PALE ALE (7 entries)

1stJason Booth
Co-Brewer: Matthew Booth
Booth Brother's 18b18B: American Pale Ale
2ndDaniel L CopelandThe Good Captain18B: American Pale AleSnake River Brewers
3rdMatthew Booth
Co-Brewer: Jason Booth
Booth American Pale Ale18B: American Pale Ale

Table 6: WHEAT BEERS (4 entries)

1stJim FisherBastone Wit24A: WitbierSnake River Brewers
2ndRon BarnesMr. Hefe10A: WeissbierKansas City Bier Meisters
3rdGary HuntHefeweizen 0110A: WeissbierSnake River Brewers


1stJeremy JonesNyx Cherry23F: Fruit Lambic Snake River Brewers
2ndRon BarnesCheer Bear Stare30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Kansas City Bier Meisters
3rdMichael MahlumCitrus Hibiscus Gose23G: GoseSnake River Brewers

Table 8: BELGIAN BEERS (8 entries)

1stDaniel L Copeland
Co-Brewer: Claire Copeland
Quadnundrum26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleSnake River Brewers
2ndJeremy JonesAthena26C: Belgian TripelSnake River Brewers
3rdJohn LearyOops I Did It Again Belgian25C: Belgian Golden Strong AleSnake River Brewers

Table 9: HYBRID BEERS (7 entries)

1stAaron HobergAj's Kentucky Common27A2: Kentucky CommonSnake River Brewers
2ndIsaac FlanzbaumKentuck This27A2: Kentucky CommonSnake River Brewers
3rdThomas ClementsElf's Nectar5B: Kölsch

Table 10: AMBER AND BITTERS (6 entries)

1stJohn LearyExtra Sensory Beer - British Edition11A: Ordinary BitterSnake River Brewers
2ndJim FisherStrong Bitter 2311C: Strong BitterSnake River Brewers
3rdBob GraffAir Tractor Irish Red Ale15A: Irish Red Ale

Table 11: MALTY LAGERS (8 entries)

1stRyan GregoryHelles On Fire4A: Munich HellesYakima Brewers
2ndJohn LearyMaibock!6A: MärzenSnake River Brewers
3rdMatthew OrtizLibby's Lager7A: Vienna Lager

Table 12: BOCK STYLE BEERS (6 entries)

1stRon BarnesCelebrating Goat9A: Doppelbock Kansas City Bier Meisters
2ndJeremy JonesEostre4C: Helles BockSnake River Brewers
3rdJon DavisonMaibock4C: Helles BockSnake River Brewers

Table 13: SCOTTISH AND IRISH ALES (7 entries)

1stDavid TarbetWee Heavy17C: Wee Heavy
2ndMichael JohnstonScotch Wee Wee Heavy14B: Scottish HeavySnake River Brewers
3rdCraig Strawn
Co-Brewer: Dan Strawn
Slàinte Mhath! 17C: Wee HeavyMalheur Mashers

Table 14: PORTERS AND STOUTS (7 entries)

1stChris StephaniA-Aron Birthday Suit Porter20C: Imperial Stout
2ndNina LearyB.O.R.I.S. +20C: Imperial StoutSnake River Brewers
3rdMichael JohnstonOatmeal Stout16B: Oatmeal StoutSnake River Brewers