Meet your 2016 Brewers Cup Qualifier competitors. Those who advanced will compete in the 2016 United States Brewers Cup Champion in Atlanta, Georgia from April 14th-17th. Elizabeth Chai was apart of the Sprudge Team during the Kansas City Qualifying Round, photographing each Brewers Cup routine and conducting interviews with every competitor.

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Benjamin Lytle was the top placing 2016 Brewers Cup Qualifiers competitor in the Western Conference. Lytle scored a combined 158.32 for his compulsory and service rounds. Congratulations, Benjamin Lytle!

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Name: Ben Lytle

Company: Novel Coffee Roasters

Location: Dallas, TX

Years Brewing in Life and in Work: 4 years

Brew Method: TORCH Mountain Dripper

Image via Kurasu.me
Image via Kurasu.me

Coffee: W. Ethiopia Duromina Washed (Novel)

Image via Novel Coffee Roasters
Image via Novel Coffee Roasters

Brew weight, water volume, and time:

13.3g
200ml
2:40

Astrological Sign: Aries

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Spirit Animal: Platypus

Perry the Platypus (Image via Sodahead.com
Perry the Platypus (Image via Sodahead.com

Which celebrity would you like brew for? Anyone from Denton, TX

For a complete list of 2016 Brewers Cup competitors and standings, click here. Visit the official United States Coffee Competition website here.

Elizabeth Chai (@chaiamericano) is a graphic designer and freelance writer based in Portland. Read more Elizabeth Chai on Sprudge.