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Brew: Schleswig wine and beer contest will be Oct. 21

Brew: Schleswig wine and beer contest will be Oct. 21

2017 Schleswig Wine and Bier Contest

Judge Kevin Poggensee checks the aroma of a beer Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, during the Schleswig Wine and Bier Club's 42nd annual Wine and Bier Contest held in Ida Grove, Iowa. Sioux City Journal photo by Tim Hynds

The Schleswig Wine and Bier Club will hold its 43rd annual Wine and Bier Contest Sunday, October 21 in Ida Grove, Iowa.

The contest is open to all amateur wine and beer makers.

Entries in both the wine and beer contests will be accepted on-site starting at 9 a.m. Sunday. Entries will close at 12:30 p.m. and judging is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

Ribbons will be awarded to winners according to points awarded by judges. Grand champion and reserve grand champion honors will be awarded to the top beer and winemakers.

The homebrew contest is an AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition.

A pot luck dinner will follow the award presentations.

A competition among commercial brewpub beers will be held at 7 p.m  Saturday, Oct. 20, as part of a special judging seminar held by head beer judge Phil Rickert.

The judging seminar is open to Schleswig Wine & Bier Club members and to those who have pre-registered to be beer judges at the competition Sunday.

All events will be held at the Ida Grove Golf & County Club, 200 East 2nd Street.

For additional information, contact Schleswig Wine and Bier Club secretary Don Thompson at


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