Home Brew

Home Brew

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How Do I Enter?

It is necessary that you view all the important information listed below in order to enter correctly.

You may enter competitions by clicking the "Enter Online" link.  All competitions will be entered online.

*You will be directed to another web page "Blue Ribbon Fair Online" where you will be instructed to create an account.
*You will click on the "Entries" tab to find the classes you wish to enter.
*You can review the classes entered on the "Review Entries" tab
*YOU MUST go to the "Items/Checkout" tab to put in your payment information BEFORE your entry will be considered submitted.

To contact the Competitive Exhibits office at entries@ecfair.org or by phone at 716-649-3900 ext. 6407

Entry Information Deadline
2018 Homebrew Competition 4/6/2018ENTER ONLINE
Erie County Fair Rules and Regulations
Schedule and FAQ
Suggested bottle label-attach with rubber band

2017 Home Brew Winner - Sean Wall - Hamburg, NY

The brewing of the “Baltic Porter” took place at the Flying Bison Brewing Company in June. The brew was named “Best of Show” during the Erie County Fair’s 2017 Home Brew Competition. According to judges who follow guidelines published by Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP), Baltic Porters often have complex flavors that include those of layered malt and dark fruit. Often the brew contains caramel, toffee and/or licorice notes. The Fair’s winning entry is dark brown with ruby highlights in appearance filled with plum, dark cherry and raisin aromas. Also featured will be an American Pale Ale based on the 2015 winning beer submitted by North Tonawanda’s John Crossett and Brian Milleville from Niagara Falls.