High Plains Drafters

Homebrew Club – Cheyenne, WY

8 Seconds of Froth

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


You can register here: competition.highplainsdrafters.com.

About Eight Seconds of Froth

Our competition is the second oldest on the front range, and one of the oldest in the United States. In 2018, we over 370 entries from over 200 entrants throughout the United States. We typically employ a volunteer staff of 40-50 judges and stewards to ensure every beer is fairly judged and handled during our competition.

New to homebrew competitions? Learn how to prepare your beer, cider or mead for competition entry.

Why Should I Enter? Aside from the accolades you can receive from your homebrewing peers, competitions exist primarily as a way to gain unbiased feedback on your beer.

How is My Beer Judged? Each entry is judged by at least one BJCP certified judge and will receive feedback from a pair of judges assigned to your entry’s category. Certified judges are educated in sensory perception and tested on their perceptive ability and knowledge of beer styles and brewing process.

Pro-Am Selection and Sponsors: https://comp.highplainsdrafters.org/sponsors

Best of Show

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:
1515 E. 16th St.
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Other Drop Off Locations: https://competition.highplainsdrafters.org/entry#drop-off-locations 

If by chance you are running late you can drop off beers on sorting day. Starting at 10:00 AM, Apr., 11th we will be sorting beers at 

Deport Street Merchants
316 W. 15th St.
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Please get your beer there before Noon.

Ace of Clubs:

2021 is the 17th year of our Ace of Clubs competition within a competition. Last year the traveling trophy was won again by the High Plains Drafters and we’re looking for a 6-peat 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:
Fred Hirsch
Competition Organizer
Judge Coordinator
(307) 287-0358
Doug Schmidt
Competition Lacky
(307) 823-3351