Thank you for your interest in the Western Idaho Fair Commercial Beer Competition organized by Snake River Brewers.

This competition is for commercial beer. The homebrew competition site is over here. You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered.

Entry Registration is Open

13 entries have been added to the system as of 9:33 PM, Saturday, June 24, 2017.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

This competition is open to any licensed commercial brewery or winery, operating in Idaho.

All entries from breweries in the Treasure Valley (Boise, Garden City, Eagle) will be be picked up from the brewery during the week of August 7, 2017.

Entries from breweries in other parts of the state can be shipped to or dropped off at designated locations. Entries must be received by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries must be commercially brewed products, from breweries operating within the state of Idaho. All entries must be products which have been, or will be commercially available to consumers in the state of Idaho.

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Steve Dockter — Head Judge
  • Jeremy Gramkow — Overall Competition Organizer
  • Chris Hillman — Website And Social Media Coordinator
  • Joe Weismann — Head Steward