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CA Mid-state Fair Home Brewing Competition now open for registration

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Mar 17, 2023

Get ready for some cold brew, Central Coast.

The California Mid-State Fair’s annual Central Coast Home Brewing Competition is now open for entries starting today until May 7.

All entries are $7 each and are non-refundable.

In order to qualify, all exhibitors must be amateur beer makers and reside in either San Luis Obispo County or Santa Barbara County.

2022 Best of Show winner Jason Affourtit will make a special appearance as a first-year Chief Judge and will help determine the winner of the competition with a panel of judges of Affourtit’s choosing.

The competition will take place in May and feature beers, ciders, and perry's made from both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.

You can register online and learn how to qualify at