We are proud to announce, for the second year in a row, Raised Grain will be the official sponsor of the 2019 Waukesha County Fair Amateur Beer Competition, an open competition for home brewers at Wisconsin's Oldest County Fair. Enter a beer in any one of the 130 beer classes based on the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) sanctioned rules. Beers will be judged by Raised Grain and BJCP certified judges. Classes with low entry numbers may be combined with others in the same Division for award purposes.

Prizes include a Waukesha County Fair Blue Ribbon and the chance for the "Best In Show" to be brewed at Raised Grain on a commercial level.* Don't forget about the "Best Beer Label" division--unleash your creative talents on the outside of the bottle, too!

Amateur Beer Competition Details:

  • Entry submissions are due June 15th by 11:59 pm. NO EXCEPTIONS! Register online here. Trouble entering? Contact The Waukesha CountyFair Office at 262-544-5922 or email info@waukeshacountyfair.com.

  • Beer Submission Drop-Off will be at Raised Grain Brewing Co. between July 1st and July 7th during normal hours. All beer will remain in cold storage until judging.

  • Submissions are due Saturday, July 7th before 7 pm at Raised Grain Brewing Co.

  • Pre-Judging will occur at Raised Grain Brewing Co. on July 13th - 14th.

  • Final judging will occur on Wednesday, July 17th at 6 pm at the Waukesha County Expo Grounds-Arena Exhibits Building. You can view the contest rules here.

Entry fee is $5, and each entrant will receive a complimentary Adult Admission ticket valid on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019. Multiple entries are allowed, but only one entry per class.


Note: Raised Grain Brewing Co., at its sole discretion, reserves the right to select a beer to brew at the commercial level. Competition exhibitors will retain ownership of the recipe unless otherwise agreed upon by both Raised Grain and competition exhibitor in writing. Any beers with derogatory or inflammatory names will be disqualified from selection.