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Skagit County Fair Homebrew Competition - Aug 7, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Emiley   
Monday, 19 July 2010 20:25

The Skagit County Fair is bringing back its annual homebrew competition.  The Anacortes Brewery / Rockfish Grill plans to commercially brew the winning beer.

The competition is open to all BJCP Beer styles.  To keep it simple this first year, we are planning to bin the entries as follows:

1. American Pale Ales
2. India Pale Ales
3. Light Ales
4. Amber Ales
5. Dark Ales
6. Lagers – Light, Amber and Dark
7. Other Beer (Specialty, Fruit, Smoked, etc…)

Entries will be accepted until 5 August.

Judging will take place at the Balefire Pub in Everett at 10am on Saturday, August 7th.

I am not expecting more than 20 or 30 entries, so entrants should have pretty good odds to get a beer commercially brewed.

I will be collecting entries at Beerstock this weekend.  Or folks can drop them off at Homebrew Heaven or NW Brewers Supply.

Rules and flyer attached.  These may also be found at:


Mark Tanner


Skagit County Fair Homebrew Competition

7 August 2010 

What:  A homebrew competition sponsored by the Skagit County Fair.

When:  August 7, 2010 (Entries Due 19 July – 5 August 2010).  BOS winner & Brewers Choice Awards will be announced at the Skagit County Fair immediately following the Beer Judging Workshop (approx 2 pm) on Saturday, August 14.

Where:  Judging starts at 10 am on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Balefire Pub, 1801 Hewitt Ave. Everett, WA 98201, (425) 374-7248

Eligibility:  Anyone over 21 may enter.  Beers must be entered under the name of all brewers who helped.  Beers brewed in commercial facilities are ineligible.

Entry Fee:  $5 per entry.   Make checks payable to Upper Cellar.

Entry Requirements:  Bottles must be free of labels or other identifying marks.  Two 10 to 16 oz. brown or green crown capped bottles are required for each entry.  No swing tops, please.  A bottle label form must be attached to each bottle with a rubber band.  No tape, please.  All entries become the property of the Skagit County Fair.  You can print BJCP bottle labels at:

Categories:  The 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines will be followed.  Only one entry per subcategory per brewer - strictly enforced!  Multiple entries in the same subcategory will be disqualified.  The competition committee reserves the right to combined (or expand) categories based on number of entries.  All possible efforts will be made to combine similar styles.  All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style entered.  Beers will be binned in the following categories:

1. American Pale Ales
2. India Pale Ales
3. Light Ales
4. Amber Ales
5. Dark Ales
6. Lagers – Light, Amber and Dark
7. Other Beer (Specialty, Fruit, Smoked, etc…)

Deadline:  Ship or deliver your entries so as to arrive between July 19th and August 5th.  Entries will also be accepted at the Annual BEERSTOCK Event (see link below) event July 24th in Arlington, WA (See Mark Tanner at the judging sessions).

Drop Off Locations:  Entries may be dropped off in person at any of the following until August 5th:

1) Homebrew Heaven, 9109 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98204, (425) 355-8865

2) Northwest Brewers Supply, 1006 6th Street, Anacortes, WA 98221, (360) 293-0424 

3) BEERSTOCK Event, 24 July, 2 pm, Arlington, WA -

** You must have a check or money order attached to one of your entries made out to Upper Cellar.  The drop-off locations will NOT accept payment for entries.

Shipping:  You may pack your entries well and ship to:

Skagit County Fair HBC, c/o Mark Tanner, 1324 Bonnie View Acres Rd, Oak Harbor, WA  98277

Awards:  Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each qualifying category and for 1st, 2nd and 3rd BOS.  

  • The Brewery Selection winner: will get to brew their award-winning recipe at the Anacortes Brewery 
  • Commercial-scale adaptation of winning recipe will be subject to the brewery’s discretion.  Anacortes brewery retains the flexibility to choose the winning beer based on private concerns (marketability, balance to existing beer line, etc.)

Questions?  E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or 206-321-6567

Name of Competition  Skagit County Fair Homebrew Competition
Competition Date 7 Aug 2010
Entry Deadline  5 Aug 2010 
Location Name/Street Address Balefire Pub, 1801 Hewitt Ave
Competition City  Everett
Competition State  WA 
Competition Zip/Postal Code  98201 
Competition Entry Fee  $5
Number of Bottles Required 
Competition Website 
Sponsoring Club  BREW 
Drop/Mail Location Information 

Mail Location:

Skagit County Fair HBC
c/o Mark Tanner
1324 Bonnie View Acres Rd
Oak Harbor, WA  98277

Drop Locations:

Homebrew Heaven
9109 Evergreen Way
Everett, WA 98204
(425) 355-8865

Northwest Brewers Supply
1006 6th Street
Anacortes, WA 98221
(360) 293-0424

Beerstock 5060-2
24 July, 2 pm, Arlington, WA

Competition Organizer  Mark Tanner
Phone  206-321-6567
E-mail  Click Here
Judge Director  Mark Tanner 
Phone  206-321-6567 
E-Mail  Click Here 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 July 2010 05:31
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