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And the contestants are:

Due to space limitations, it was not possible to accept every beer that was entered. Below is a list of those accepted. Those beers that were not accepted may still be available for tasting, but will not be part of the judging. Also, substitutions and changes are still possible. By November 15 we expect to post the “final” list, along with brewer information and tasting notes.

Amber (Red and Brown)
Damon Smit River Red
Damon Smit Sierra Sunset
David Goodman Chipotle Red Ale (Unnamed)
Harmony Farnsworth-Warren Amber #5
Lance Jergensen Wild Candy Part 3
Nicholas (Nic) Olson Doppelganger
Barry Cochran Shiksa Pomegranate Amber Ale
Tyler Brower Hop Mess
Belgian / French
Glenn Cannon A Little Blondy Belgian
Jake Wiskerchen Nightcap (Belgian scotch)
Ryan Oeschger Ghost Chilie Saison
Will Whipple Saison
Dark (Porter, Stout etc.)
Andrea Reed The 16 Gauge
Darren Lovato The Bridge (Espresso Stout)
David Goodman Pumpkin Pie Porter
Jason Hobbs Vanilla Porter
Jave Patterson Neopolitan Porter
JB Balmut Oats for Hopes – Oatmeal Stout
Jeremy Shea Russian imperial stout on makers oak
Jessi Brown Black Vulture Boubon Vanilla Stout
Richard McCracken Cherry Chocolate Schwarzbier
Steve Scheetz, Adam Smith ULL’S ARROW
Tyler Brower Stout Mama
Will Whipple Willy’s Vanilly Porter
Andrea Reed Bitches Brewster
Darren Lovato The Crunge (Imperial IPA)
Dwight Peterson Cascadian Driftwood
Gideon Davis West Coast style Red IPA
Jake Wiskerchen Imperial Jackrabbit (double IPA w/honey)
Landon Lawson Valley Sunset Red IPA
Other (Fruit, Spice, Cider)
Glenn Cannon Poppin’ Cherry Cream Ale
Donna Smit Holiday cider
Tony Nixon, Dwayne Smith The Great Pumpkin Ale (The Sequel)
Jason Hobbs Honey Chamomile Wheat
Jeremy Shea black currant mead
Jesse Carlson & Martin Markee Thanksgiving me beer ale
Marc Tiar Ginger in yer Rye
Pale (Pilsner, Blonde, Hefe, Pale etc.)
Adam Summers Evolution Pale Ale
Tony Nixon, Dwayne Smith Pepper Oak Wheat
Lance Jergensen sMasH
Nathan Rhyne Hop-Tastrophy Extra Pale Ale
Nathan Rhyne Lord Nelson’s Armpit ESB
Ryan Oeschger Bine to Boil Fresh Hop Ale

Rules and stuff

Grand prize / “People’s Choice”:  Produce a batch of your beer at Silver Peak Brewery in Reno, NV

Brewer’s Choice award:  $500.00 Cash!

 Conditions of Entry

-Deadline for entries is October 12013

-Backwash event date November 23, 2013

-Contest is open to home brewers only.  No one with commercial brewing experience, and no commercially produced beers will be accepted

-Minimum submission is 5 gallons of beer

-Limit 20 brewers or 40 beers, whichever comes first

-Entry to contest is not guaranteed:  Space in the venue is limited and applicants will be screened based on their bios / brewing experience.

-Submission of bios and experience is mandatory.

-Individual brewers may submit more than beer entry, but contest organizers reserve right to reject multiple entries based on space and types of beers submitted (“too many IPAs”).  Each distinct entry must be at least 5 gallons.

-Brewers must bring own pouring apparatus on night of party

-Additional terms may apply.  By entering, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.


Brewer Perks:

-For each five gallon entry one brewer and one brewer’s assistant or co-brewer will get free admission to the Project Great Outdoors Backwash Charity fundraiser party (two free admissions total).  This is a strict limit.  All other guests, regardless of their relationship to the brewer will pay for admission to this charity fundraiser event.  All proceeds go directly to Project Great Outdoors, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that helps underprivileged youth.

-Discount room rates at the Siena Reno Hotel (quantities limited)



The grand prize winner beer, “best in show” will be strictly a case of people’s choice. Whichever beer gets the most votes, wins.

Brewer’s choice award will go to the entry which get the most votes from other brewers.  More details on voting procedures will be given to brewers who have successful entries to Backwash, 2013.  Brewer voting will be controlled and is not open to the general admission guests.