Oregon State Fair Home Brew Beer Competition

SALEM, Ore., July 12 /PRNewswire/ — Amateur beer makers are encouraged to submit their homemade brews to the 2006 Oregon State Fair Beer Competition. The 27 entry categories include: ales, stouts, lagers and bocks, fruit, spice and smoke-flavored beer, as well as mead, cider and soft drinks.

The deadline for entry is Friday, July 28 at 5 p.m. Judging will take place on Saturday, August 12 at the Floral Building at the fairgrounds. Entry information and forms are available on the State Fair’s website at www.oregonstatefair.org or by calling 503-947-3247 or toll free in Oregon, 1-800-833-0011.

An awards ceremony for entrants will be held on Opening Day, Friday, August 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the beer garden in the fairgrounds. All entrants are encouraged to attend. Winners will be announced at the reception and prizes presented. The grand prize for this year’s competition is a day at the Pelican Pub Brewery, which includes lunch, dinner and accommodations.

For more information, please call Curtis Hausam at Aycock Knives and Beer Supply at 503-378-0774.

The Oregon State Fair kicks off on Friday, August 25 and runs through Labor Day, September 4.

About the Oregon State Fair

Started in the late nineteenth century, the State Fair has become an Oregon family tradition. Families come from all over the state to take in great shows, rides, culinary delights, and animal and agricultural exhibits. Fair attendees will be able to see over 26,000 exhibits in livestock, home arts and hobbies, show horses, fine art, photography, professional wine, homebrew beer, small animals, including poultry, rabbits, doves, pigeons and guinea pigs, plus 4-H and FFA animals and events.

For more information call 503-947-3247 or toll free in Oregon, 1-800-833-0011 or visit the Oregon State Fair website at www.oregonstatefair.org.

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