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SPIRITED BEVERAGES & SODA POP

Superintendent Contact
Mary Helms
marymeet25@aol.com

2019 Department S

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FAIRGROUNDS Entry – Hoskins Exhibits:

Friday, August 9, 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, August 10, 11 am – 7 pm

FAIRGROUNDS Pick-up – Hoskins Exhibits:

Tuesday, September 4, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Bottles and Ribbons may be claimed on pick-up dates. All bottles and contents of unclaimed entries will be disposed of. No bottles will be returned by mail.

Entries without entrant contact/mailing information will be automatically disqualified and not judged. Entry forms are available prior to fair from the Exhibit Supervisor, please email requests to Lara@alaskastatefair.org

SUB-CATEGORIES:

Entry will be classified as OPEN, if sub-category is not specified.
For PROFESSIONAL consideration specify with a P on the entry form.

WINEMAKING

Entrants must be 21 years of age or older.

  • Score sheets will be returned with your bottles. If you do not want your bottles, your score sheets can be mailed after the Fair. Exhibitors may enter only once per class.
  • Entries must be in the standard glass 350 ml bottles with screw or cork tops. These bottles are sometimes called Splits. Bottles may be clear or colored. No plastic containers, pop bottles, or food jars will be accepted.
  • 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.
  • Federal laws prohibit distilled entries
  • Effective 2019 – all wine or spirits entries will be entered in bottles with no labels of any kind (written or printed). Labels must be removed prior to submission. BOTTLES WITH LABELS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
  • Bottles will be coded and numbered by entry crew.
  • Reminder: You must have your yellow claim tag to retrieve your entry on pick-up day. Not having your yellow slip will required you to return the final day of pick-up to allow volunteers time to sort out your entries.
  • Special awards will be given in the display at the discretion of the superintendent.
  • NOTE: Divisions have changed by the request of the Exhibits Supervisor. Please direct your comments and critique to her directly at Lara@alaskastatefair.org.

DIVISION 01: BERRY & FRUIT WINE

Class:

  • 01 Blueberry
  • 02 Cranberry
  • 03 Currant
  • 04 Raspberry
  • 05 Strawberry
  • 06 Other Berry
  • 07 Apple
  • 08 Cherry
  • 09 Stone Fruit (Peach, Apricot, Plum)
  • 10 Pear
  • 11 Other Fruit

DIVISION 02: GRAPE WINE – RED

Class:

  • 01 American Red
  • 02 Australian Red
  • 03 European Red
  • 04 Italian Red
  • 05 Rose
  • 06 Other Red Wine

DIVISION 03: GRAPE WINE – WHITE

Class:

  • 01 American White
  • 02 Australian White
  • 03 European White
  • 04 German White
  • 05 Italian White
  • 06 Other White Wine

DIVISION 04: MISCELLANEOUS WINES

Class:

  • 01 Birch
  • 02 Dandelion
  • 03 Rhubarb
  • 04 Port with Flavor
  • 05 Port with Chocolate
  • 06 Ice or Harvest Wine
  • 07 Other Vegetable Wine
  • 08 Other Fortified Wine

DIVISION 05: LIQUEURS & CORDIALS

Class:

  • 01 Blueberry
  • 02 Cranberry
  • 03 Currant
  • 04 Raspberry, Mix
  • 05 Raspberry, Red
  • 06 Strawberry
  • 07 Other Berry
  • 08 Coffee
  • 09 Fruit
  • 10 Nut
  • 11 Herb/Spice
  • 12 Seasonal
  • 13 Multi Flavor
  • 14 Other

DIVISION 06: FLAVORED SPIRITS AND CREAM LIQUEURS

Class:

  • 01 Berry
  • 02 Fruit
  • 03 Nut
  • 04 Coffee
  • 05 Herb/Spice
  • 06 Other Flavored Spirit
  • 07 Chocolate Cream
  • 08 Fruit Cream
  • 09 Berry Cream
  • 10 Coffee Cream
  • 11 Nut Cream
  • 12 Multi Flavor Cream
  • 13 Candy Bar Cream
  • 14 Irish Cream
  • 15 RumChata
  • 16 Other Cream

HOMEBREW

Entrants must be 21 years of age or older.

  • Brews will be judged using the AHA individual style guidelines.
  • Please review the Exhibitor Guide completely as Division and Classes have changed.
  • Enter three 12 to 22 ounce bottles per entry. All bottles will be returned at the end of the fair.
  • No labels on the bottles. Entry bottles will be returned at the end of the fair along with Judges’ Comments and Score Sheets.
  • All entries must be picked up using the yellow claim sheet. Lack of the yellow claim sheet will require you to come back and wait until the second pick-up date. This will allow time for the volunteers to locate your entries. No exceptions will be made.
  • NOTE: Divisions have changed by the request of the Exhibits Supervisor. Please direct your comments and critique to her directly at Lara@alaskastatefair.org.

SUB-CATEGORIES:

Entry will be classified as OPEN, if sub-category is not specified.
For PROFESSIONAL consideration specify with a P on the entry form.

DIVISION 07: LAGERS

Class:

  • 01 Light Lager
  • 02 Medium Lager
  • 03 Dark Lager
  • 04 Heritage Lagers
  • 05 Other Lager

DIVISION 08: MIXED STYLES

Class:

  • 01 Light Hybrid
  • 02 Amber Hybrid
  • 03 Dark Hybrid
  • 04 Heritage Hybrid
  • 05 Other Hybrid

DIVISION 09: ALES

Class:

  • 01 Light Ales
  • 02 Amber Ales
  • 03 Dark Ales
  • 04 Unclassified Ales
  • 05 Hybrid Ales
  • 06 Belgian Ales
  • 07 Sour Ales
  • 08 IPA Ales
  • 09 Wheat Ales
  • 10 Rye Ales
  • 11 Fruit/Spice or Vegetable Ales
  • 12 Smoked/Wood Aged Ales
  • 13 Specialty Ales
  • 14 Heritage Ales
  • 15 Other Ales

DIVISION 10: MEADS AND CIDERS

Class:

  • 01 Mead Dry
  • 02 Mead Sweet
  • 03 Mead Fruit or Berry
  • 04 Mead Spice
  • 05 Mead Grape
  • 06 Mead Other
  • 07 Cider Common
  • 08 Cider English
  • 09 Cider French

SODA POP

Soft Pop divisions are open to all ages.
If you are entering as a Junior, place the appropriate letter on the entry form under sub-category.

All divisions are 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

If sub-category is not specified, entry will be classified as OPEN.
Entries without entrant contact/mailing information will be automatically disqualified and not judged

DIVISION 11: SODA JERK / FOUNTAIN STYLE

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: If you use a fresh berry or other fresh items in your base you will need to keep your entries cold so it does not ferment. All syrups will be kept chilled through judging. Please do not send more than requested to prevent waste. If you are interested in Soda Jerk/Fountain Style, please email any questions to the superintendent and/or request a flyer containing easy how-to instructions and recipes for that division.

Class:

  • 01 Berry
  • 02 Citrus
  • 03 Cola
  • 04 Fruit
  • 05 Herb
  • 06 Multi Flavor
  • 07 Wacky and Off the wall
  • 08 Other

DIVISION 12: KOMBUCHA

Class:

  • 01 Berry
  • 02 Fruit
  • 03 Spice/Herb
  • 04 Natural
  • 05 Citrus
  • 06 Seasonal
  • 07 Multi Flavor
  • 08 Other

SPECIAL AWARDS

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