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NCF Homebrew Competition

Enter the Niagara County Fair Home Brew Competition!

Amateur home brewers 21 years or older, who are residents of New York State or Southern Ontario are encouraged to apply.

Our 2017 Home Brew Competition includes 5 categories:

1. IPA*

2. Pale American Ale + Amber and Brown American Beers

3. Dark British Beer + American Porter and Stout

4. Belgian, Strong Belgian and Trappist Ales

5. Fruit and Spiced Beers

*IPA Category is sponsored by 12 Gates Brewery*
Winner of the IPA category will have the opportunity to brew his/her IPA recipe at 12 Gates Brewery, with their brewer, on their big 30BBL system. Their IPA will then be served in the 12 Gates Brewery taproom and also distributed on draft around Erie and Niagara Counties.

Beer Label Design Contest

Brewers can print off an entry form, which must be dropped off or mailed to CCE-Niagara County headquarters,between July 17th-25th, 2017. Entries must include an entry form and a $7 entry fee. If you are entering more than one beer, additional entry fees are reduced to $5. No late entries will be accepted.

Judging and Awards Ceremony

Private judging will take place on Saturday, July 29th, 2017. Awards and prizes will be given on Saturday, August 5th at 11:00 a.m. on the Small Stage. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded per category, as well as a Best of Show and Label Design winner.


Marc Ducharme
PR & Marketing Coordinator
(716) 433-8839 ext. 229

Last updated April 21, 2017