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Old 09-02-2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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What are your favorite homebrew competitions?
What is important to you in deciding which competitions to enter?

I enjoy the Colorado state fair:
Solid competition (15+ entries per category), great judges who give constructive feedback, beautiful award medals. Also Foam Fest is a great event that goes on at the fair where you can sample brews from all over the country.

I try and have brews for all my local competitions (so I don't have to pay for shipping), and I'm still entering competitions all over regardless of size or history. I think next year I'll have a better idea of ones I'll enter and ones I'll avoid. I think the quality of the judges comments are what's most important to me. I also enjoy the bling...gives my brewery (garage) character.

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Old 09-02-2008, 05:09 PM   #2
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I try and have brews for all my local competitions (so I don't have to pay for shipping)
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I was thinking the same thing, but have had a hard time finding them in time to enter. I've started this thread in the Colorado Dependency group. Please visit and list any comps you know of.
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Comps here in Canada are few so I enter all the national ones, about 4 per year.

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I've only entered three and those were one time only things: The International Mead Festival, The Nebraska State Fair, and the local Buffalo County Fair.

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