Beer Competition


Department "AB1"


Superintendents: Lisa Parker


Beer Competitions: Commercial & Home Brewer


Only federally and North Carolina ABC permitted breweries may enter the commercial beer competition. Only amateur home brewers residing in North Carolina may enter the home brewer competition.


Online Entry Deadline: September 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.


Commercial Beer Exhibitors: When creating your account to register, type your brewery's name in the "First Name" and "Last Name" fields.


Registration is now CLOSED.

At the end of your online registration, don't forget to click 'SUBMIT'. If not, your entry/entries will not be received.


Click here for Bottle Identification Forms - Entry ID # will be completed by N.C. State Fair staff.

Exhibits must be received September 1-15, 2017. Registration is required prior to shipping/dropping off exhibits.


Exhibit drop off locations:

Asheville *Entries can be dropped off Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. or Friday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Highland Brewing Company

Asheville, NC 28803

(828) 299-3370

Durham *Entries can be dropped off Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Ponysaurus Brewing Company

219 Hood Street

Durham, NC 27701

(844) 369-7669

Total Wine & More *Entries can be dropped off Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m
Find locations acrosss North Carolina at

Wilmington *Entries can be dropped off Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. or by appointment

Waterline Brewing Co.
721 Surry Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

(910) 777-5599


Exhibits may be shipped to:

Ponysaurus Brewing Company

Attn: N.C. Brewers Cup

219 Hood Street

Durham, NC 27701

(844) 369-7669



Lot number category descriptions appearing online are abbreviated due to space limitations. Refer to the online premium book for a complete description of all lot number categories in each department before registering online.


If you have any questions, please contact the Superintendent, Lisa Parker: