Competitions

  • Upcoming competition season – information and dates
    Competitions, High Plains, VP Competitions
    Greetings from your new VP Competitions! I’m looking forward to an active year of competitions, with both Club and High Plains Circuit events happening. As you should know, our annual FOAM Cup competition is part of the High Plains Circuit, which includes a total of 7 competitions. Points are accumulated based on each individual and club results, and at the end of the year a High Plains Brewer and Club of the year are awarded. In 2018, our very own David Thompson took Brewer of the Year after a heated battle with the Butlers with the Kansas City Bier Meisters Club, which won club of the year. Club of the year is determined by the number of cumulative points each clubs members earn in the circuit. For more information on High Plains, please click on this link: kcbiermeisters.com/index.php/high-plains-award/ One of the many perks of being a FOAM member is that the club covers the shipping costs for entries into any of the High Plains competitions (sorry – you’re on your own for registration fees). As we’ve done in the past, drop off your entries at High Gravity and we’ll take care of shipping. Normally, the drop off deadline at High Gravity will be one week before the entry shipping deadline for each competition. Here is a list of High Plains competitions in 2020. Where possible, I’ve included relevant dates for registration, entry submission and judging. I will be reaching out separately for each of these as they come up. However,
  • FOAM Cup 2019 Results
    Competitions, FOAM Cup
    Best of Show Winners Best of Show – Beer Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club 1st Gary Black Gratzer 27A2: Piwo Grodziskie Jefferson County Home Brewers (JCHB) 2nd Fritz Schanz Stearman’s Scottish Export 14C: Scottish Export Denton County Homebrewers Guild 3rd Jeff Muse Old Screwups 22C: American Barleywine St. Louis Brews Best of Show – Mead Place Brewer Entry Name Style Club 1st Matthew Mead Michigan U-Pick Blueberry (You’re My Boy Blue!) M2C: Berry Mead Modern Mead Makers 2nd Mac Butcher Chile Today M3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM) [OK] 3rd Mac Butcher Mesquito Bite M1B: Semi-Sweet Mead Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM) [OK] Okie Cup (91 Participating Brewers) Place Brewer 1st 2nd 3rd HM Score Club 1st Mike & Stephanie Butler 4 4 2 1 22.04 Kansas City Bier Meisters 2nd Mac Butcher 3 2 0 0 13.03 Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM) [OK] 3rd Chad Medford 3 1 1 0 12.03 Red Earth Brewers Scores and tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology. Numbers reflected are rounded to the hundredth place. Hover over or tap the question mark icon () for the actual calculated value. FOAM Cup (33 Participating Clubs) Place Club 1st 2nd 3rd HM Score 1st Red Earth Brewers 7 6 6 0 39.07 2nd Kansas City Bier Meisters 6 5 6 1 34.06 3rd Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM) [OK] 5 6 4 2 31.05 Scores and tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology. Numbers reflected
  • FOAM Cup Banquet at BurnCo
    Competitions, Events, FOAM Cup, Uncategorized
    This year’s FOAM Cup Banquet will be held at BurnCo BBQ’s Boston Street location! We are still finalizing what will be on the menu but rest assured we will definitely have baby back ribs, chicken, bologna and more! Tickets are a steal at $25. Winners will be announced once everyone has a plate and is seated. Winners that are present will have their medals and prizes presented to them. We will have scoresheets ready for pickup at the banquet. Cost includes banquet dinner and one free raffle ticket. FOAM Cup winners will be announced live Facebook Live. Just follow our page at https://www.facebook.com/FOAMClub You do not have to purchase a ticket to attend the banquet but you need a ticket to be served dinner. We will have a list of those who purchased tickets. You will be given a ticket for the meal when you arrive at BurnCo. You will not receive a ticket in the mail or email. (You can print out your order confirmation if you want to.) Date: November 9th, 2019 Banquet time: 7:00 – 10:00 Location: Burn Co Barbeque, 1738 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74119 Click here to purchase tickets.
  • Oktoberfesticuffs, Taproom Meetup and FOAM Cup!
    Competitions, FOAM Cup, Meetings, Octoberfest, Officer Reports, VP Communications
    Desiree here! I’ve got updates for you fellow FOAMers and what the low-down is for the next several weeks for the Fellowship of Oklahoma Alemakers. Fist up is our October meeting. October is our second annual Oktoberfesticuffs competition.  We have 8 entries for this year. Come and vote for your favorite German style (bragging rights on this one), while judges decide on the winner, who gets an engraved glass beer boot as a prize! Bring a German side dish to go with the brats that FOAM is providing. This is one of our favorite meetings of year.  Don’t miss it!   Our October casual meetup for October is at Broken Arrow Brewing company on October 24th.  FOAMers are getting together from 5:30-8:30.   Don’t forget our November gatherings! Our regular meeting is Belgian Beer and the meetup is at Renaissance Brewing Company. Oh! One more thing. Get your beers entered into FOAM Cup. Judging is on Nov 8-9 and registration is now open! Click here to register.      
  • Competition update for October
    Club Competitions, Competitions, High Plains, Octoberfest, VP Competitions
      Tulsa State Fair.   Big shout out to Mac “The Butcher” for keeping the coveted Golden Corndog (BOS) within the club. He officially has bragging rights for the year.   21 out of 31 ribbons were won by FOAM members. We kindly let some of the REB guys have a few. Congrats to all.   Sowers Cup awards ceremony is next weekend 10/12. I will update when winners are announced.   Hoppy Halloween registration is open. Take in (High Gravity) and Registration close is Sunday 10/13.   Oktoberfesticuffs is next Thursday if you haven’t contacted me about entering please do so Immediately. Same sweet trophies as last year.   I currently have:   Mac “The Butcher”   Peter Polczynski   Cody Cannon   Ryan Friedl   Darren Vaughn   Gary Elliott   David Thompson
  • Dead Armadillo Wort Giveaway Tasting & Potluck
    Club Competitions, Competitions, Events
    Hey Gang, Here’s a reminder that tomorrow is the tasting and judging event for the Dead Armadillo wort giveaway. This event is open to all club members, whether or not you participated in the wort giveaway. All you need to bring is a snack to share, and an appetite for homebrew! The event will be taking place at Dead Armadillo (1004 E. 4th St. Tulsa) from noon until 4 p.m. The judging will take place at 1 p.m. Dead Armadillo is an all-ages establishment, as well as pet friendly. So come as you are and bring whom you like. Hope to see you all there!
  • Start Brewing for FOAM Cup!
    Competitions, FOAM Cup, Officer Reports, VP Communications
    It’s official! FOAM Cup has been registered with the BJCP and the main judging will be on November 8th and 9th. FOAM Cup is the biggest fundraiser for the club which makes this a “all hands on deck” event. We will need judges, stewards and volunteers to help with setup and cleanup. Can’t do any of those things? No worries. You can brew a beer and enter it! This year entries are $8 and you must provide 2 bottles per entry. You can read the complete rules here. Please be aware that there are guidelines for preparing the bottles so if you have questions, please email me. Right now you can register online as a judge or steward but you cannot input entries until 09/28/2019. The registration site is https://foamcup.us. We are always looking for prizes so if you have any leads to vendors that might be a good fit, you can pass that along by sending an email to [email protected] I’ll be sending out emails and communications as we get closer. START BREWING!!!   Desiree Knott VP Communications [email protected]  
  • Fall competition update 2019
    Club Competitions, Competitions, FOAM Cup, High Plains, Octoberfest, Officer Reports, VP Communications, VP Competitions
    August is mead month and registration for the TSF the unofficial kick off to the Fall competition season (I can smell the corn dogs already)!! With the Summer coming to an end, kids going back to school, crisp autumn weather off in the distance.  It is time to resume brewing for competitions (some of us never really stopped). Look for the following dates updated as we have more information. We recently learned that the OKC State Fair home brew competition has been discontinued indefinitely.  This would have been early September event. The Tulsa State Fair is currently alive and well.  Registration has begun and is open until 8/30. Take in will be Saturday, September 14, 2019, 8am – 5pm, Central Park Hall. Judging dates and volunteer info to follow.  Registration link https://www.tulsastatefair.com/p/getconnected/competitive-exhibits/adult-entries The Sowers Cup hosted by the Lincoln Lagers and part of the High Plains Circuit.  Dates TBA but is usually in early October.  Look for a late September take in Hoppy Halloween hosted by The Prairie Homebrewing Companions registration is open 9/13-10/13 Entries are $8 ea. 2 bottles per submission.  Entries due to High Gravity by 10/13 at 2 pm. Awards Ceremony will be held 10/26. Registration link http://hoppyhalloween.com/index.htm FOAM cup registration open 9/28. deadline to High Gravity is 10/26 $8/entry.  Formal judging 11/4-11/9 wrapping up with the banquet and awards ceremony.  This event is one of the main revenue drivers
  • Iron Brewer Registration is Here!
    Competitions, Events, VP Communications
    It’s that time again, when we gather at Haikey Creek and brew a mystery beer! Registration for Iron Brewer teams are now underway. For those not aware of what Iron Brewer is, it’s modeled after Iron Chef. Teams choose either all-grain or extract in a 5 or 10 gallons batch size and are given a variety of ingredients for brewing their beer. There will be 3 “special” ingredients and teams must use at least one in their brew. Judging is at the July meeting with a Joe Six-Pack Award decided by the meeting attendees, and the FOAM Iron Brewer Award which is determined by judges that compare the beer against what the team said their beer will taste like. Teams must have at least 2 participants. Team Captains are responsible for registering the team. To register, click here. If you aren’t on a team but would like to participate you can also register and request a team. (Do not register if you already have a team.) This year’s Iron Brewer is April 27th at Haikey Creek Park. Setup starts at 9am. Ingredients will be presented at 10am. Lunch will be provided. For complete rules, click here.  
  • Winter 2019 competition updates
    Competitions, High Plains, VP Competitions
    A few competition update and results are listed below. Important dates March 9th:  Entries for IBU Open are due to High Gravity Entries fo NHC first round due to High Gravity for the Kansas City judging site Champion of the Pint awards ceremony and results March 23rd:  IBU Open awards ceremony and results   Tentative date for the Masters Champion of Amateur Brewing is late April early May details as they come available.   The Kansas City Biermeisters had their annual competition this weekend. A few of us braved the weather to attend and enjoyed overwhelming hospitality. Despite fierce competition FOAM managed to bring a few medals home. The winners are as follows 2nd David Thompson It’s Why We Won The War. Thanks Pete 5D: German Pils Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM) [OK] 3rd Eric Donie Kinglsey the Kind 2C: International Dark Lager Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM) [OK] 2nd Peter Polczynski Cofefe Common 19B: California Common Fellowship Of Oklahoma Alemakers 2nd Peter Polczynski Lancaster Bomber 12C: English IPA Fellowship Of Oklahoma Alemakers 3rd Larry Herriman Co-Brewer: David Thompson Future Bad Decisions 33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM) [OK]     Well it looks like the results have posted from the Minnesota Mashout (formerly The Upper Mississippi Mashout) and out 1000 entries a few attained victory. Looks like Peter Polczynski is the Belle of the Ball The rest of the results after the break.