'Battle of the Brews' coming up in Albany

Battle of the BrewsHomebrewers who think their handiwork is as good or better than others in that category will have a chance to prove their claims when the 20th annual "Knickerbocker Battle of the Brews" takes place in November.

The deadline for entering the event, co-sponsored by the Saratoga Thoroughbrews and Albany Craft Brewers, is Saturday, October 22. Judging will be held on Saturday, November 12, at the Albany Pump Station downtown brewery and restaurant, 19 Quackenbush Square.

Details on entry requirements are available online. The entry fee is $8 per entry. All categories, including mead and cider, are accepted. Medals or ribbons will be awarded to first, second, and third place in each award flight. The first place entry in each category will advance to the "Best of Show" round where the top three beers will be selected.

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