New Jersey's Longest Running AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Event



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Have you ever dreamed of seeing your Homebrew sporting a blue ribbon, up on the podium alongside New Jersey's tastiest tomato, most pristine pumkin pie, handsomest heifer, speediest sheep shearer, most exquisite quilt, and beardiest lumberjack? It's time to enter the NJ State Fair Homebrew Competition! See below for dates and info.

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Our 21st annual competition is open to all amateur homebrewers, and it is a qualifier in the NJ Homebrewer and Homebrew Club of the Year competitions.

New to the Competition this year: the Jersey Pride Category! If you have a beer/cider/mead that captures the essence of the Garden State, enter it into this battle for Jersey Cred. Maybe you've gathered all your ingredients from Sussex County, maybe the recipe is inspired by a Springsteen song, maybe there's Taylor Ham in the secondary, maybe you've aged it in a Laird's barrel... Anything goes! Check out the rules and scoring.


The 2016 Competition judged 340 entries, and this year's entry cap will be over 375.



All volunteers and judges receive prizes and a ticket to the Awards Ceremony at the Fair.


All winners receive medals, and those who attend the Awards Ceremony receive prizes.


Entry Online Registration Open:


17 June 2017

Entry Dropoff Open: 


1 July 2017

Registration/Dropoff DEADLINE: 


 15 July 2017

Main Judging: 


29 July 2017

Awards Ceremony: 


5 August 2017

5:30 PM Richards Bldg






 The New Jersey State FairĀ®/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show


Organized by:

Sussex County United Brewers and Alchemists Homebrew Club - SCUBA


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