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Brewhaha Over Brews at Colorado State Fair


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Colorado State Fair

Colorado Department of Agriculture



July 20, 2015


Chris Wiseman, General Manager, (719) 924-0151,

Christi Lightcap, Dir. of Communications, (720) 480-8672,


Brewhaha Over Brews at Colorado State Fair


PUEBLO, Colo. – Two popular Colorado State Fair competitions bring in hundreds of beers to compete for a prestigious title. The “Homebrew Competition” and “Craft Beer Competition” provides a friendly battleground for hobby and professional beer and ale enthusiasts.


The Homebrew Competition is open to anyone 21 years of age or older who makes beer or ale as a hobby. The entry fee is only $7 with a cap at 500 entries. Registration is now open with an August 8, 2015 deadline. Judging will take place on August 28, 2015.


The Craft Beer Competition is open to any licensed brewery that conforms to state and federal regulations. The entry fee is $35 with a cap at 325 entries. Registration is now open with an August 8, 2015 deadline. Judging will take place on August 29, 2015.


Prizes in both categories include the Best of Show, John Hanley Memorial Award, and the Mead/Cider Best of Show. The awards ceremony will be held at Foam Fest on August 29, 2015. For contest details, official rules, and a list of other special contests, contact the Colorado State Fair general entry office at 719-404-2080 or visit


The Colorado State Fair runs August 28 - September 7, 2015. For more information, visit


The 2015 Colorado State Fair will mark the Fair's 143rd year as Colorado's premier celebration of agriculture. The Fairgrounds provides nearly $34 million in economic activity to Colorado throughout the year; $29 million of that activity is driven by the annual State Fair event. In addition to showcasing Colorado agriculture, the annual event features one of the country’s largest traveling carnivals, artwork, crafts, food competitions, thrilling rodeo action, a wide variety of food and merchandise booths and a Fiesta Day honoring Colorado's ties to the Hispanic culture. 




Editor Notes:

·         Interviews are available with General Manager, Chris Wiseman. Contact Christi Lightcap at (720) 480-8672 or 

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