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Indiana Brewers' Cup

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Indiana State Fair Craft Beer Competition
Entering its 16th year, the Indiana Brewers’ Cup is one of the nation’s largest competitions featuring home brewers and professional brewers. Nearly 1,300 entries are expertly judged with awards given in several categories. The 2014 Indiana Brewers’ Cup is July 11 and 12 in the Marsh Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. An awards dinner will be hosted July 12 to honor winners and celebrate craft beer.

Competitor Information
To register for the Indiana Brewers’ Cup, participants must review all competition rules and complete the online registration form found by clicking here. A participant is not fully entered into the competition until the online registration form is completed, payment is made and registered beers are delivered.

Online registration is open between June 2 and June 26 at 5:00 pm or until the cap of 1,300 entries is reached (800 home brew and 500 professional brew). To ensure participation, do not wait until the last minute to register. 

Once online registration has been completed and payments made, all registered beers must be delivered to Sun King Brewery between June 13 and June 28, 2014. Registered beers can be hand delivered during Sun King’s business hours or shipped between these dates. Deliveries or shipments made prior to June 13 or after June 28 will NOT be accepted.

Any and all Indiana Brewers’ Cup questions should be directed to Brian Blackford (317.927.7585 or bblackford@indianastatefair.com) or Ashleigh Burakiewicz (317.927.7540 or aburakiewicz@indianastatefair.com). These are the only Indiana Brewers’ Cup rep­resentatives who can fully answer questions related to the online registration process.

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Department 118 - Brewers' Cup

Judge Information
Get Paid to Be Judgmental. Your discerning palette and passion for good beer is needed at the Indiana Brewers’ Cup. You’re invited to be a judge at this popular annual event, now entering its 16th year. Home and professional brewers submit 1,300 entries to compete for bragging rights and you can help decide which ones takes home the hardware. Judges at the Indiana Brewers’ Cup earn BJCP points, receive a stipend, eat lots of good food and get the chance to enjoy Indy … ranked one of the 52 places to go in 2014 by the New York Times (and home to lots of new breweries)! To register to be a judge, click here.

Your help is needed! The Indiana Brewers’ Cup wouldn’t be possible without dedicated volunteers. There are opportunities to volunteer on June 29, July 11 and July 12. To register to volunteer, click here.

The Indiana Brewers’ Cup is one of the country’s biggest and best craft brew competitions. The Indiana State Fair, in partnership with the Brewers of Indiana Guild, is proud to host this annual event. Support from the following sponsors makes it possible.

- Broad Ripple Brewpub: “Brewer of the Day” to the Best of Show Home Brewer
- Blichmann Enginering: A Boilermaker pot to the Indiana Home Brewer of the Year
- Great Fermentations: A $50 gift certificate to second place home brewers
- Brewers Art Supply: A $25 gift certificate to third place home brewers
- Sun King Brewery: The space, time and energy required to cellar beers prior to the event


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