• Another FOAM Cup is in the books!
    Competitions, FOAM Cup
    A big thanks to to all who helped with this year’s FOAM cup. Pete Polczynski, Mac Butcher and Gary Elliot knocked out the check-in of the entries in just 2 days! Chris Mackechney did a fantastic job as Head Steward (as she always does). We had our core group of judges ready on a minutes notice to step in if needed and the Red Earth Brewers have become a part of the FOAM Cup family, coming up every year in force to help judge. The Stillwater Brewers League is also part of our reliable judging pool. For the first time in awhile we had help from Kansas City, plus we had a judge, Shawn Miller, drive down from Cheyenne Wyoming drive down to help! The banquet was a lot of fun and is always a great way to end FOAM Cup. I would have liked to see more fellow FOAMers attend the banquet. For those who didn’t make it I highly recommend you go next year. The chance to visit with other homebrew clubs is rare and you’re missing out. In summary, we had 18 medals from FOAM members beating the Red earth brewers (14 medals) the Kansas City Bier Meisters (11 medals) and Stillwater Brewers league (2 medals) Congratulations to all the winners!! To recap, here’s a list of the medal winners. BOS – FOAM Cup 2018 Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club 1st Jeff Landers The Anti Neipa- Cause Haze Kills German Leichtbier Urban Knaves of Grain 2nd Matthew Berkey Forty Eighters’ Weissbier Weissbier Kansas City Bier Meisters 3rd Tom Roan Red Ninja Experimental Beer Prairie
  • VP Competition report November 2018
    Competitions, FOAM Cup, High Plains, VP Competitions
      Just as quickly as the Fall competition season started it draws to an end with FOAM cup culminating November 17th. We have had fantastic participation this fall season.  Approx 70-80 entries over the first 2 competitions. The winners of 2 very challenging competitions are:   Sower’s Cup 2nd David Thompson C.R.E.A.M. Get the Money. Dolla Dolla Bill Y’all 1C: Cream Ale Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM) [OK] 3rd David Thompson Malted Milk Balls 8A: Munich Dunkel Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM) [OK] 1st Peter Polczynski Jeans Were Invented In Latvia 9C: Baltic Porter Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM) [OK] 2nd Mac Butcher Stark Americaner 22B: American Strong Ale Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM) [OK] 1st David Thompson Les Gardiens De La Galaxie 24C: Biere de Garde Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM) [OK] 1st David Thompson Campfire Helles 32A: Classic Style Smoked Beer Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM) [OK] 2nd Mac Butcher Miss Kitty M1B: Semi-Sweet Mead Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM) [OK] full list of results at   Hoppy Halloween Challenge: 1st David Thompson Broken Arrow, OK 3fer International Amber Lager Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers – FOAM 2nd Peter Polczynski Bixby, OK Spanky Mac Daniels Altbier Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers – FOAM 3rd Mac Butcher & Colleen Boucher Tulsa, OK Ball-Tick Porter – Now That’s Scary! Baltic
  • Tulsa State Fair
    Competitions, Events, Updates, VP Competitions
    For those of you that didn’t make it to the Tulsa State Fair here is the full final list of categories and winners. Congrats to all that ribboned.  109 entries 14 categories with  a total prize monies of $ 2,125.00.  So remember to enter next year to get your share. Fun Fact: FOAM members took home blue ribbons in 13 out of the 14 categories Golden Corndog (Sweepstakes) – David Thompson (Biere de effing Garde) Standard American, International Lager & Czech Lager 1stb Place – Brandon Jones 2nd Place– Chuck Mills Pale Malty European Lager, Pale Bitter European Lager 1st Place – David Thompson 2nd Place – Peter Polczynski Amber European Malty Lager, Amber Bitter European Lager, Dark European Lager & Alternative Fermentables Beer 1st Place – Darren Vaughn 2nd Place – David Thompson Strong European Beer, Scottish Ale & Strong British Ale 1st Place – David Thompson 2nd Place – Peter Polczynski German Wheat Beer, Pale American Ale & Amber and Brown American Beer 1st Place – Mac Butcher 2nd Place – Brandon Jones British Bitter & Brown British Beer 1st Place – Mac Butcher 2nd Place – Alan Roten Irish Beer, Dark British Beer, American Porter & Stout 1st Place – David Thomposn 2nd Place – Darren Vaughn IPA & Strong American Ale 1st Place – Mac Butcher 2nd Place – Alan Roten European Sour Ale, Historical Beer & American Wild Ale 1st Place – Peter Polczynski 2nd Place – Robbin Duff Belgian Ale & Trappist Ales 1st Place – David Thompson 2nd Place
  • OKC State Fair Home Brew winners
    Competitions, VP Competitions
    The results of the Ok State Fair Homebrew Competition! Congrats to all of the winners! FOAM had 5 out of 10 entries place. Pretty good batting average if you ask me. Brown Ales, Bocks and Dark Lagers: 3rd-David Thompson 8A. Munich Dunkel 2nd-Pete Polczynski 13A. Dark Mild 1st-Ken Morris 9A. Doppelbock Strong Ales: 3rd-Sean McCanne 22B. American Strong Ale 2nd-David Thompson 17C. Wee Heavy 1st-Ken Morris 17C. Wee Heavy Wheat Beers: 3rd-Pete Polczynski 23F. Fruit Lambic 2nd-Sam Mosle 23F. Fruit Lambic 1st-Keith Wright 1DS. American Wheat Beer Specialty: 3rd-Chuck Mills 30C. Winter Seasonal Beer 2nd-David Thompson 32A. Classic Style Smoked Beer/Smoked Helles 1st-Eric Martin 30A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer/Imperial Coconut Porter
  • 2018 Hoppy Halloween
    Competitions, High Plains
    The Second competition of the High Plains Fall circuit (and one of my personal favorites) is here. Registration opens 9/30 Entries due to High Gravity by Sunday 10/21 so they can be packed and shipped Awards Ceremony will be 11/3.  Results are usually broadcast on Facebook live.  They will be posted here shortly after $7.50 per entry 2 bottles per entry 600 total entry limit
  • 2018 Sower’s Cup
    Competitions, High Plains
    Sower’s Cup the first High Plains fall competition is upon us. Registration is open.  Make sure and have your entries to High Gravity by Sunday 9/23 so they can be packed and shipped. Awards Ceremony will be 10/13 and is usually broadcast on Facebook live, but results will be reported here shortly after.   $8 per entry 2 bottles per entry 500 total entry limit
  • FOAM Cup 2018
    Club Competitions, Competitions, FOAM Cup
    The website for 2018’s FOAM Cup is now up and running. If you registered last year you do not need to register again but you will need to go into your profile to set you judging and stewarding availabilty. If you haven’t registered on the site before you can now register but you will not be able to input your entries till September 29th.
  • 1st Annual Oktoberfesticuffs
    Club Competitions, Competitions, Events, Octoberfest, Officer Reports, VP Competitions
    Reminder: We will be having our first German beer competition. (If all goes well we will turn this into a yearly competition) Brew your favorite German ale or lager and enter it at the October club meeting 10/11. (Let me know if you will be bringing kegs or bottles) We will have guest judges, tentatively, from Marshall’s, Cabin Boys, and Renaissance Brewing. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies and bragging rights.   Email or message me with any questions   Prost!!
  • Fall Competition Season
    Competitions, High Plains, Officer Reports, Updates, VP Competitions
    Keep an eye on the Calendar section.  All upcoming competitions and take in dates are listed there. Upcoming: -Oklahoma State Fair -Tulsa State Fair -Sowers Cup (High Plains Circuit) -Hoppy Halloween (High Plains Circuit) -FOAM cup (High Plains Circuit) All packing shipping to high plains events is paid for by the club as a perk of membership.