Deadline Nears for State Fair Home Brew Competition
Entries in the New York State Fair's annual Home Brew Competition have been pouring in and it's now last call for home brewers as the deadline is Thursday at 4 p.m.
Last year, 74 home brewers submitted 267 entries. They compete in 28 categories encompassing various types of beers, ales, meads and ciders.
This year, the recipe winning Best in Show will be brewed in F. X. Matt Brewing Company's new test brewing lab in Utica. The resulting beer will be entered in the Great American Beer Festival's competition in Denver, Colorado.
The State Fair competition takes place on May 31 and June 1. To enter, visit the fair's competitions website at nysfair.org/competitions. Rules and an entry form are available there. Entry forms can also be submitted online.