Dozens of professional and homebrewers have been awarded prizes at this year's Indiana State Fair Brewers' Cup. Indianapolis-based Sun King Brewing Co. won Brewery of the Year and Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington took home Best of Show in the commercial division during last Saturday's event. You can see the full list of professional brewer winners by clicking here.

You can see the full list of homebrewing winners by clicking here.

Judges selected first, second and third prize winners from 23 separate beer categories.

In the Homebrew division, Tim Palmer of Fishers' “A Noble Daughter” pilsner earned Best of Show.

Medal-winning entries also came from Louisiana, Illinois, Michigan, Colorado, Virginia, Texas, Kentucky and California.

July 15, 2013

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. — Indianapolis' own Sun King Brewery claimed the Brewers of Indiana Guild Championship Brewery Trophy during the Indiana State Fair Brewers’ Cup competition over the weekend. Sun King earned the title after receiving the most points of the 31 professional breweries entered in the 23 different categories of beer, which included four first-place beers.

The other big award handed out was the professional Best of Show trophy, going to the highest-rated of the 23 gold medal winners. For the third straight year, that award went to Upland Brewing Co. for its Helios Pale Ale.

Tim Palmer, Fishers, swept the home brew awards winning “Home Brewer of the Year” by finishing first in four different categories. Palmer also took home the award for home brewers’ Best of Show trophy with his “A Noble Daughter” pilsner beer. As a result, Palmer will have his winning recipe brewed and served at the Broad Ripple Brew Pub.

The Home Brew Club of the Year went to Foam Blowers of Indiana, an AHA (American Homebrewers Association) sanctioned club that was found in the 1980s and is based in the Indianapolis area.

More than 80 judges from all over the country tasted and rated the beers over two days. Silver and bronze medals were also awarded in each of the categories, which range from American Ales to Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer. All the winning beers will be on display in the DuPont Food Pavilion during the Indiana State Fair, Aug. 2 – 18.

The Indiana State Fair Brewers’ Cup is a qualifying event for the Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing (MCAB); meaning first-place winners in each of the 23 different homebrew categories are qualified to compete in the MCAB championship competition.

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About Indiana State Fair

The Indiana State Fair is the state’s largest multi-day event celebrating Hoosiers’ spirit and agricultural heritage. Nationally recognized for offering great entertainment, showcasing youth, interactive agriculture education programs, premiere facilities and a variety of unique, fun foods, the Indiana State Fair has been an annual tradition for generations of Hoosiers since 1852. The 2013 fair boasts “Fun at Every Turn” and is celebrating the “Year of Popcorn” presented by Weaver Popcorn Company. For more information, please visit

Source: Indiana State Fair

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