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

There were 115 entries judged and 176 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
1stThomas Byrne
Co-Brewer: Arthur Widmar & Joseph Kinney
Saison Cheval Rouge28C: Wild Specialty BeerJust Me & The Boys
2ndDaniel MillerHawaiian Pudge29C: Speciality Fruit Beer

Winning Entries

Table 1: Lager Style Beer (9 entries)

1stTiago DantasBock6C: Dunkels BockBrew Crew [CO]
2ndTiago DantasDantas Inferno4A: Munich HellesBrew Crew [CO]
3rdJeremy JonesEostra4C: Helles BockSnake River Brewers

Table 2: American Wheat, German Wheat (Weissbier), Belgian Wit (9 entries)

1stChristian Spencer
Co-Brewer: Rodney & Micheal Spencer
Oh, Bother... Honey Wheat1D: American Wheat Beer
2ndDavid ReishPw8 American Wheat1D: American Wheat BeerBoise Brewers / Snake River Brewers
3rdRob ShepardHefeweizen10A: Weissbier

Table 3: Pale, Amber, Red, Brown Ales (13 entries)

1stThomas ClementsMolly Malone's Irish Red Ale15A: Irish Red AleHigh Desert Brewing Association/Wild Hops
2ndBob GraffF/a-Hornet Irish Red Ale15A: Irish Red Ale
3rdDavid ReishSkytops Best Bitter11B: Best BitterBoise Brewers / Snake River Brewers

Table 4: Blonde Ale, K├Âlsch, Cream Ale (7 entries)

1stVirgil Booth
Co-Brewer: Beth Booth
Blond18A: Blonde Ale
2ndThomas ClementsThe Elves Nectar5B: KolschHigh Desert Brewing Association/Wild Hops
3rdBrian WeberWhite Walker Ale1C: Cream Ale

Table 5: Cider & Mead (9 entries)

1stJohn Leary
Co-Brewer: Nina Leary
John and Nina LearyC2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices Snake River Brewers
2ndMark PennickRay Ray's Mouth Puckerin' Snake OilC2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices Brew Crew [CO]
3rdJeremy GramkowHot Sweet and StickyM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadSnake River Brewers

Table 21: Porter, Stout, Strong Ale, Barley Wine (14 entries)

1stDoug Mohr Eldorado Stout 20B: American Stout
2ndChris StephaniChocolate Coffee Stout20B: American Stout
3rdChuck Combs
Co-Brewer: Joshua Gardiner
Comrade Rugutis9C: Baltic Porter

Table 22: India Pale Ale (IPA) (23 entries)

1stEd VillamorRussian Collusion21A: American IPAOther
2ndJames Gordon
Co-Brewer: Dragonmaw Brewing Guild
Juice In the Hood21B7: New England IPA Dragonmaw Brewing Guild
3rdBob LounsburyKama Se21B: Specialty IPA

Table 23: Belgian, Trappist, Belgian IPA (11 entries)

1stMark PennickMr. Dodgy's Tripel26C: Belgian TripelBrew Crew [CO]
2ndAndrew Weaver Sexy Mic Drop26A: Trappist SingleLift A Leg Homemade Beer
3rdDarryl Benson
Co-Brewer: Tommy West
Batch 03-121B1: Belgian IPA Bier Mongers

Table 24: Sour Beer (8 entries)

1stThomas Byrne
Co-Brewer: Arthur Widmar & Joseph Kinney
Saison Cheval Rouge28C: Wild Specialty Beer Just Me & The Boys
2ndBryce Straub
Co-Brewer: Steve Nesmith
Pink Lady Raspberry Gose27A1: Gose
3rdDarryl Benson
Co-Brewer: Tommy West
Batch 02-228A: Brett Beer Bier Mongers

Table 32: Fruit/Spice/Herb/Specialty Beer (12 entries)

1stDaniel MillerHawaiian Pudge29C: Speciality Fruit Beer
2ndJim IrelandPepper Rick30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdJohn Maloney
Co-Brewer: Alyssa Maloney
Triangulum29A: Fruit Beer