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'11 Evergreen State Fair - WHOTY Qual PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Emiley   
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 14:14

2011 Totals
59 Entrants
11 Brew Clubs
302 Entries
236 beers
11 meads
3 ciders
1 sake
24 fruit and country wines
21 grape wines (vinifera)
6 soda pops

Name of Competition Evergreen State Fair
Competition Date August 13th, 2011
Entry Deadline August 4th, 2011
Location Name/Street Address Evegreen State Fairgrounds
Competition City Everett
Competition State WA
Competition Zip/Postal Code 98201
Competition Entry Fee No entry fee
Number of Bottles Required 2 12 oz bottles plus 1 water filled bottle for display
Competition Website
Sponsoring Club
Drop/Mail Location Information

Mail to:

Eric J. Wilson
2105 Lombard Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

Drop Locations:

Eric J. Wilson
2105 Lombard Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

Competition Organizer Eric Wilson
Phone 425 303-0585
E-mail Click Here
Judge Director Eric Wilson
Phone 425 303-0585
E-Mail Click Here

Additional Info:

In addition to BJCP categories and judging, we have entry categories and judging for sake, wine, and soda pop; and for creative display bottles/labels. Volunteers to judge and steward are very much needed, please contact the organizer for more information.

This is a WHOTY qualifier.


There is no entry fee. All rules and conditions are described in the handbook. All entrants and planned entries should be pre-entered online in the ShoWorks system by Friday, July 29. We can make adjustments to your actual entries when you bring the entries. Entries are physically received at the Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 31 and again on Monday, August 1. I can accept entries my mail or by appointment at my house (call first) from the last week of July until Thursday August 4.

The Fair website:

Beverage Department handbook: f

ShoWorks on-line entry system:


Judging for all department entries takes place before the Fair opens to the public. Beer and soda pop are judged on Saturday, August 13. Mead, cider and wine are judged on Sunday, August 14. Judges and stewards are needed on both days and lunch is provided. Judges can work for $25.00 from the Fair or for compensation in Fair tickets. Stewards receive Fair tickets. All judges for beer, mead and cider receive BJCP points as appropriate.

What will you get?

Every entrant gets score sheets and ribbons for their entries. Blue ribbons pay $5.00 and red ribbons pay $3.00. Additional awards include Best of Class and Best of Show awards, special prizes and additional ribbons for outstanding exhibitors, top BOS and flight placements count towards the WAHA WHOTY award.

There are special ribbons for presentation and creativity in recipe or labeling as judges on the display bottles, and your display bottles get to be seen by more than half a million fairgoers.

Individual entries and ribbons earned by brewing club members contribute to a club receiving the Club of the year award.

Special Awards

This year is the second year for two special recognitions. The best Category 10A American Pale Ale, as judged on score sheets, wins the Gordon Legg brewer of the year award. The best Category 33A Dry Red Wine, as judged on score sheets, wins the Mike Dennis winemaker of the year award.

Volunteer during the Fair

The other really important volunteer opportunity is to help staff the department booth during the Fair. Your four hours of time is compensated with tickets to get you parked and into the Fair on that day, and the service in invaluable as a way to explain home brewing to the general public, generate interest in brewing clubs and events, and as a way to keep Eric & Julie from working themselves to death over the 14 day run of the Fair.

Please do not hesitate and do not delay to contact me with any questions, and to sign up to help with judging or with the booth during the Fair. Thanks in advance!

Eric J. Wilson
ESF O/C Homemade Beverages
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