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Minnesota State Fair Homebrew Competition

Kinda’ funny how the State Fair always creeps up on us, not unlike “back to school” areas in department stores. In any case, it’s time to start thinking about the State Fair Homebrew Competition. Details below.

Minnesota State Fair Homebrewed Beer, Mead and Cider Competition

This isn’t your Grandma’s blue ribbon!  As part of The Great Minnesota Get Together the Primary Fermenters Brewers and Vintners will be hosting the 11th Annual Minnesota State Fair Homebrewed Beer, Mead and Cider Competition.

Get your entries brewing!  On-line registration will be open from July 20th to August 3rd. Competition is limited to the first 750 entries. You can drop off your entries in person at either Midwest Supplies or Northern Brewer Stores between July 27th and August 3rd. Mail-in entries will be accepted at Midwest Supplies only.

Judging will take place on Friday, evening August 17th, AND Saturday, August 18th, on the State Fair grounds.  Best of Show judging and awards will be held during the Minnesota State Fair, on Saturday, August 25th at 11 AM on the MN Craft Brewers Guild Stage, in the Ag-Hort Building.

Please join us for a fun competition!  To volunteer and help with the competition, contact Amanda Kutzke, the Competition Organizer, directly at or to judge/steward sign-up online at (beginning July 20th.)

Dates to Remember:
Online Registration:  July 20 – Aug. 3, 2012
Entries accepted at drop-off sites:  July 27 – Aug. 3, 2012 until 3 PM
Judging:  August 17-18, 2012 (Not Open to Public)
Best-Of-Show Judging and Awards:  August 25, 2012 (Open to Public)

For more information and additional details visit: