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Spirited Beverages – 2020

Superintendent:
TeriLynn Girmscheid
deshkadog@gmail.com

Department S

Fairgrounds Entry – Hoskins Exhibits:

  • Friday, August 14, 11 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday, August 15, 11 am – 7 pm

Fairgrounds Pick-up – Hoskins Exhibits:

  • Tuesday, September 8, 1 pm – 6 pm
  • Saturday, September 12, 1 pm – 6 pm

Bottles and Ribbons may be claimed on pick-up dates. Bottles will not be returned by mail. 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

Entry will be classified as OPEN, if sub-category is not specified.

REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS:

  • Entrants for Division 01 – 08 must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Exhibitors may enter only once per class.
  • Division 01 – 05: Entries must be in the standard glass 350 ml bottles with screw or cork tops. Bottles may be clear or colored.
  • No plastic containers, pop bottles, or food jars will be accepted.
  • Enter a minimum of 32 ounces or 1 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

Class:

  • 01 Berry
  • 02 Fruit
  • 03 Other

DIVISION 02: GRAPE WINES

Class:

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

DIVISION 03: MISCELLANEOUS WINES

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. 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.

Class:

  • 01 Berry
  • 02 Fruit
  • 03 Other

DIVISION 05: FLAVORED SPIRITS AND CREAM LIQUEURS

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

Class:

  • 01 Hybrid
  • 02 Lager
  • 03 Other

DIVISION 07: ALES

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

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

Spirited Beverages under .25% ABV (Alcohol By Volume)

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:

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

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

Soda is defined as a flavored syrup base that is added to either fuzzy or still water to create a flavored beverage in a proportion of one part syrup and one part water. Each entry should have two cups of base. Note: All syrups will be kept chilled through judging.

Class:

  • 01 Soda, Berry & Fruit
  • 02 Soda, Cola
  • 03 Soda, Other
  • 04 Root Beer / Sarsaparilla
  • 05 Ginger Beer
  • 06 Non-Alcoholic Beer (under .5% alcohol)
  • 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 “Seeing is Believing”

SPIRITED BEVERAGE SPONSOR

SPECIAL AWARDS

Andrew J. Rawlings Award

Superintendent Awards to the Wine Champion

Author: Betty Shadura

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