Colorado State Fair
Department of Agriculture
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2015
Chris Wiseman, General Manager, (719) 924-0151, Chris.Wiseman@state.co.us
Christi Lightcap, Dir. of Communications, (720) 480-8672, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us
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,
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 http://www.coloradostatefair.com/p/events/competitive-events/231.
The Colorado State Fair runs August
28 - September 7, 2015. For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com.
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
Interviews are available with General
Manager, Chris Wiseman. Contact Christi Lightcap at (720) 480-8672 or
Media outlets can apply for media
credentials at http://www.coloradostatefair.com/p/news/182.