High Plains Drafters

Homebrew Club – Cheyenne, WY

8 Seconds of Froth

This year, the folks at Cheyenne Beverage are helping us out and hosting our competition.  They are located at 2208 E Allison Rd., Cheyenne WY.


You can register here: comp.highplainsdrafters.com.

Pro-Am Selection:

This year we are proud to announce that we have three brewers working with us to select a Pro-Am!  They will be picking a beer to brew for the GABF Pro-Am from the first place beers.  For your beer to be selected for the Pro-Am you must be an AHA member.

We also have DanielMark’s selecting a beer to brew and serve on premise.



Last year, we had over 250 entries and we’re hoping for a repeat this year.  So enter early and often.

Here are some pictures of the past years trophies.  In addition to the Best of Show Trophy we are awarding a trophy for the highest scored beer entered by a Wyoming brewer.


How to get your beer to us:


Attention 8 Seconds of Froth:
4309 Superior Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Drop Off Locations

That Homebrew Store
213 W. 18th St.
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Dr. Fermento’s
122 E. Midwest Ave
Casper, WY 82601-2526

The Brew Hut
15108 East Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014-3906

Lafayette Homebrew Supply
400 S South Boulder Rd Ste 2500
Lafayett, CO 80026
(720) 484-5756

Tom’s Brew Shop
883 Parfet St. Ste J
Lakewood, CO 80215
(303) 232-5347

Boulder Fermentation Supply
2510 47th St Ste I
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 578-0041

Hop’s & Berries – North Store near Old Town
130 W Olive St. Unit B
Fort Collins, CO 80524-2833
970-493-2484 X 801

High Hops at The Windsor Gardener
6461 State Highway 392
Windsor, CO 80550
(970) 686-9771

Ace of Clubs:

2017 is the 13th year of our Ace of Clubs competition within a competition. Last year the traveling trophy was won by the High Plains Drafters and we’re looking for a repeat this year.

Homebrew clubs are awarded points for total number of entries and judges, and for all top three finishes by their members in each category and BOS. Winning club receives a travelling trophy plus other goodies. The winning club keeps the trophy for the year and then returns it at next year’s Dredhop to be made ready for the upcoming Eight Seconds of Froth and Ace of Clubs competitions.

Points are awarded as follows:
Each entry gets your club        1 Point
Each Judge gets your club       1 Point
Each Steward gets your club   1 Point
1st Place in a category gets    5 Points
2nd Place in a category gets  3 Points
3rd Place in a category gets   2 Points
Best Of Show gets                    5 Points

Tell your members to be sure to list the club name on the entry. Only one club per entry. No Club=No Credit.


If you have any questions or need any assistance please contact:
Doug Schmidt
Competition Organizer
(307) 286-4319
Fred Hirsch
Judge Coordinator
(307) 287-0358


The following sponsors helped make last year’s Eight Seconds of Froth possible.  Help us out this year to get your name on the list.  For more information contact Doug or Fred at the numbers above.

Altitude Chophouse and Brewery
Teton Distributors
C & W Crate Company
Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.
Cargill Malt
L.  D. Carlson Co.
Coopersmith’s Pub & Brewing
Odell Brewing Co.
North Country Malt Supply
Great Western Malting
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
White Labs
Birko Corp.
Boston Beer Company
Sturman BG, LLC
Full Sail Brewing
Northern Brewer
Taphandles, LLC
Library Sports Grille and Brewery
Five Star Chemicals
Upstream Brewing Co.
Golden City Brewery
The Brew Hut
Bridgeport Brewing