Entries into State Fair Homebrew Contest Hit Record High
Home beer makers have entered this year's New York State Fair Homebrew competition in record numbers.
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine says for this year's competition, 140 exhibitors have submitted 407 different homebrewed beers. That's up from 74 exhibitors and 267 entries last year.
Two bottles of the winning beer, and the beer's recipe, will be taken to the F. X. Matt Brewing Company in Utica. There, the beer will be analyzed and, with the winning brewer on hand, the recipe will be brewed in F. X. Matt's new state-of-the-art pilot brewing lab.
The resulting beer will be bottled and entered in the ProAm Competition in the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado.