Homebrew Judging at the Sioux Empire Fair

I look forward each August to the homebrewing contest at the Sioux Empire Fair. This is my fourth year on the judges panel. Ross Bell and Chad McKinney from Taylor’s Pantry (Good Spirits) in Sioux Falls were in charge of organizing the competition. Preliminary tasting and judging took place Thursday August 8 with finals scheduled for Saturday August 10.

The number of judges doubled this year and entries were decreased to 54. It was a fun time seeing friends from the Sioux Falls beer scene and sampling the beers! Check back this weekend for the results. Enjoy some photos below from the evening.

Ross Bell from Good Spirits
Ross Bell from Good Spirits
chad
Chad McKinney from Good Spirits
Derek Soukup helped steward the contest
Derek Soukup helped steward the contest

 

Judges Rich & Bud hard at work!
Judges Rich & Bud hard at work!