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Cheyenne, Wyo. (KGWN) RELEASE: The committee for the 19th annual Wyoming Brewer’s Festival presented by Midas of Cheyenne is excited to announce Shawn Miller of Cheyenne as the winner of this year’s Homebrew Competition! A batch of Shawn’s winning creation, Lager brewed with Rye, will be brewed at Altitude Chophouse & Brewery and dispensed at the 2014 Brewfest.
“Home brewing gets to the very foundation of our Festival’s existence: sharing a love and passion for craft beer,” said Dave Haring, Event Chair. “After experiencing the outstanding talent in last year’s competition, the entire committee was excited to see what this year would bring and Cheyenne’s home brewing community certainly did not disappoint. On behalf of the Wyoming Brewer’s Festival Committee, we thank all of this year’s brewers for their efforts, we thank Jared Long with Altitude Brewery for lending his expertise, and we congratulate Shawn for creating a great tasting beer with a style all its own.”
The Homebrew competition semi-finals were held on April 16th and 17th with the top 5 beers from each night moving on to the finals held on Friday, April 18th. Celebrity judge and head brewer at Altitude, Jared Long, selected the winning beer from the 10 finalists, which was no easy feat. The lager was up against some tough competition to overcome a Cream Ale, an Orange Hefeweizen, an Irish Red, a Pale Ale, a Black Wit IPA, 2 American IPA’s, a Robust Porter, and a Chocolate-Orange Porter.
"I feel very honored being involved in this competition,” said Miller. The beers from the other competitors were phenomenal! I also want to thank Alitude Chop House & Brewery for the opportunity to brew a beer for the Wyoming Brewer’s Festival; representing all the home brewers out there with the same passion....beer!"
Shawn not only has the opportunity to assist in the brewing process at Altitude, he will also receive 2 tickets to Brewfest on June 20.
The Wyoming Brewer’s Festival Presented by Midas Cheyenne is a non-profit organization that has raised nearly $200,000 for the Historic Cheyenne Depot. In its 19th year, they will be serving up two days of great fun, good beer and tasty food in Cheyenne, Wyoming on June 20 & 21, 2014. For more information or to sponsor the event, please visit www.wyobrewfest.com.