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Spirited Beverages – 2022

Superintendent:
TeriLynn Girmscheid
deshkadog@gmail.com

Department S

Entry Drop Off – Hoskins Exhibits:

  • Friday, August 5, 11 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday, August 6, 11 am – 7 pm

Bottles & Ribbons Pick-up – Hoskins Exhibits:

  • Tuesday, September 6, 1 pm – 6 pm
  • Saturday, September 10, 1 pm – 6 pm

All unclaimed bottles and contents become fair property.

Contact superintendent if unable to bring entries on Entry Day. Special arrangements may be requested. Mail in entries are highly encouraged. For mail in instructions – See Competitive Exhibits General Info. Also see How to Ship Beer

Entries without entrant contact/mailing information will be automatically disqualified and not judged.

SUB-CATEGORIES:

  • O: Open
  • P: Professional

If sub-category is not specified, entry will be classified as OPEN.

REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS:

  • Entrants for Division 01 – 08 must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Exhibitors may enter only once per Class. Please enter as many Classes as you have an entry for.
  • Entries must be in the standard glass minimum = 12ounce bottles with bottle caps or cork tops. Bottles may be any color or shape, providing an air tight seal.
  • No plastic containers, pop bottles, or food jars will be accepted.
  • Enter a minimum of 36 ounces or 1.2 liter sample per entry.
  • Glass bottles are preferred.
  • Federal laws prohibit distilled entries.
  • Score sheets will be returned with your bottles. If you do not want your bottles, your score sheets may be mailed after the Fair. Mailed score sheets must be requested on Entry Day.
  • Superintendent has the right to refuse an entry due to health or safety concerns. (Only enter samples you would serve to your family & friends.)

DIVISION 01: BERRY & FRUIT WINES

Enter minimum volume of 750 ml

Class:

  • 01 Berry
  • 02 Fruit
  • 03 Other

DIVISION 02: GRAPE WINES

Enter minimum volume of 750 ml

Class:

  • 01 Red, dry
  • 02 Red, sweet
  • 03 Red, other
  • 04 White, dry
  • 05 White, sweet
  • 06 White, other

DIVISION 03: MISCELLANEOUS WINES

Enter minimum volume of 750 ml

Class:

  • 01 Rhubarb
  • 02 Trees/Flower
  • 03 Other

DIVISION 04: LIQUEURS & CORDIALS

A liqueur or cordial is a flavored spirit to which sugar or syrup solution has been added.

Enter minimum volume of 750 ml

Class:

  • 01 Berry
  • 02 Fruit
  • 03 Other

DIVISION 05: FLAVORED SPIRITS AND CREAM LIQUEURS

A flavored spirit is one in which flavorings have been added to the base spirit, but to which little or no sugar has been added.

Enter minimum volume of 750 ml

Class:

  • 01 Berry
  • 02 Fruit
  • 03 Flavored Spirit, Other
  • 04 Cream, Berry/Fruit
  • 05 Cream, Chocolate/Coffee
  • 06 Cream, Other

DIVISION 06: MIXED STYLE BEERS

Enter minimum volume 3 x 12 oz. = 36 oz. Full Volume

Class:

  • 01 Hybrid
  • 02 Lager
  • 03 Other

DIVISION 07: ALES

Enter minimum volume 3 x 12 oz. = 36 oz. Full Volume

Class:

  • 01 Light Ales
  • 02 Amber Ales
  • 03 Dark Ales
  • 04 Belgian Ales
  • 05 IPA Ales
  • 06 Wheat Ales
  • 07 Rye Ales
  • 08 Fruit / Spice / Vegetable Ales
  • 09 Other Ales

DIVISION 08: MEADS AND CIDERS

Enter minimum volume 3 x 12 oz. = 36 oz. Full Volume

Class:

  • 01 Mead, dry
  • 02 Mead, sweet
  • 03 Mead, fruit (Melomel)
  • 04 Mead, other
  • 05 Cider
  • 06 Cider, hard
  • 07 Cider, other

DIVISION 09: NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

  • Enter minimum volume 3 x 12 oz. = 36 oz. Full Volume
  • Spirited Beverages under .25% ABV (Alcohol By Volume)
  • Soda is defined as Brewed Sodas, i.e. Root Beer, Orange Cream Soda. Syrups for Seltzer Mixes are no longer acceptable.
  • Non-Alcoholic Division is open to all ages. If you are entering as a Junior, place the appropriate letter on the entry form under sub-category.

SUB-CATEGORIES:

If sub-category is not specified, entry will be classified as OPEN.

  • A: Junior, ages 8 and under
  • B: Junior, ages 9 through 13
  • C: Junior ages 14 through 17
  • P: Professional

Class:

  • 01 Soda, Berry & Fruit
  • 02 Soda, Cola
  • 03 Soda, Other
  • 04 Root Beer / Sarsaparilla
  • 05 Ginger Beer
  • 06 Non-Alcoholic Beer (under .25% ABV, Alcohol By Volume)
  • 07 Kombucha, Berry/Fruit
  • 08 Kombucha, Spice/Herb
  • 09 Kombucha, Other

DIVISION 10 – SPIRITED BEVERAGE LABEL COMPETITION

Requirements:

  • Create your own original Spirited Beverage Label.
  • Labels will be no bigger than 4″ x 5″
  • Label must be printed on card stock or affixed to stiff paper. Artist information must be on the back of the paper, include : name, address, and phone number.
  • Labels will be judged on originality, creativity, readability, etc.
  • Labels may be submitted on Entry Day or mailed to the Alaska State Fair. Mail in instructions – See Competitive Exhibits General Info.

Class:

  • 01 Original Spirited Beverage Label
  • 02 Fair Theme Label “Experience the Wonder”

SPIRITED BEVERAGE SPECIAL AWARDS & DONORS

Andrew J. Rawlings Award – Wine Champion

SPIRITED BEVERAGE SPONSOR

Author: Betty Shadura

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