We are proud to announce that Raised Grain will be the official sponsor of the 2018 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 21 beer divisions in the Ales, Lagers and Stouts divisions. Beers will be judged by Raised Grain brewers and staff. 

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 11:59pm. NO EXCEPTIONS! Register online here. Trouble entering? Contact The Waukesha County Fair Office at 262-544-5922 or email info@waukeshacountyfair.com.
  • Early Beer Submission Drop-Off at Raised Grain Brewing Co. between July 1st and July 13th during normal hours. All beer will remain in cold storage. (Map)
  • Beer submissions are due Tuesday, July 17th, between 2-8pm at the Waukesha County Expo Grounds. (Map)
  • Judging will occur on Wednesday, July 18th. 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 18th, 2018. Multiple entries are allowed, but only one entry per class.


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