Sioux Empire Fair Homebrew Results


The Sioux Empire Fair Homebrew Contest was held last week.  Preliminaries were Thursday August 9 with 73 entries from Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.  Fifteen beers made the finals on Saturday August 11.  Entries ranged from wheat beers to ciders to Russian imperial stouts.

Sioux Empire Fair Homebrew Contest Entries

The contest was organized by Justin Johnson of Taylor’s Pantry (Good Spirits) in Sioux Falls.

Justin Johnson


Ten judges narrowed the 73 entries down to the final 15.  Most of the judges have served several years.

(l-r) Judges Casey, Paul & Charmel


(l-r) Judges Brian, Monte & Devon


(l-r) Judges Dale, Dave & Jake


Judge Kenny

The number of entries is growing and quality is improving.  The future of homebrewing looks bright in the Sioux Empire!


1st place Chris Pociask America IPA
2nd place Elisha Page Apricot Berliner Weiss
3rd place Elisha Page Robust Porter
4th place Tom Malowski Russian Imperial Stout and he tied 4th place with his Saison


1st Place-$100 Good Spirits Gift Card
2nd Place-$100 Monks House of Ale Repute Gift Card
3rd Place-$75 Good Spirits Gift Card
4th Place-$50 Old Chicago Gift Card

Congratulations to the winners!  It was fun to play a part in the contest & thanks to Justin Johnson and all of the sponsors!

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