A photo of Walters’ award-winning Dark Mild.

The Best in Show winning entries from both the homebrew competition and the cider competition will be ready for you to sample in a couple weeks.

The keg will be officially tapped on the 2022 Erie County Fair Craft Beer during a free community celebration from 5 – 7pm at Hamburg Brewing Company on Thursday, July 28. This year’s winning brew, a “Dark Mild” developed by homebrewer Jesse Walters of Cheektowaga, was named “Best of Show” during the Erie County Fair’s 2022 Home Brew Competition. The event will feature samples of the winning homebrew.

The winning recipe from the best in show from the 2022 Erie County Fair’s Home Hard Cider Making Competition will be featured at a free community event on Thursday, August 4 at Buffalo Cider Hall.  This year’s winning cider, a “Hop Cider,” was created by Patrick McPartland of Kenmore. This event will feature free samples of the winning Erie County Fair Cider from 5:00-7:00pm.

These competitions have only been made possible with our partners from Try-It Distributing, Hamburg Brewing Company and Blackbird Cider Works.

These are just two of the thousands of competitions available to enter annually at the Erie County Fair  Some deadlines are as early as Friday, July 15th, be sure to visit www.ECFair.org for more information.

The 2022 Erie County Fair will be held August 10 – 21.