Thursday, August 09, 2007
August 17th is the deadline for the home brew entries for the Colorado State Fair. Sure, this isn't exactly the Great American Beer Festival as far as competitions go. But medals are awarded in 28 different categories to both amateurs and professionals. And where else will you be able to have your ginger saison ale judged in a building right across a walkway from a guy who's selling fried Oreos?
Submissions can be sent to the Colorado State Fair, 1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004 or can be dropped off at designated sites in Fort Collins and Denver. For more information, call 719-248-4468 or go to www.coloradostatefair.com.
Winners will be honored at the Foamfest microbrew festival on Aug. 25, where a number of the state's breweries also will have their beers on display. And I would be honored if anyone from the Colorado Springs area who wins would let me know - or especially if you let me have some of your beer.