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Riverside Market's first home-brew competition is March 19

Ever made a tutti-frutti beer? No? You might be able to sample one at the Riverside Market's first Home Brew Throwdown on March 19.

Brewers can submit their quaffs for review in five categories out of 11, including the tutti frutti division. Other styles for submission include IPA, double IPA, stout, pale ale, amber, Belgian, brown, malt beverage, judges choice and people's choice.

Registration to enter the contest closed March 10. Any homebrewers participating must bring in 240 ounces of their product for tasting, and the beer cannot have been brewed on commercially used equipment.

You can be a taster and judge of the people's choice category for $10. Judging starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and the official Throwdown deliberators will be Riverside  Market owner Julian Siegel, Adam Fine of Native Brewing Company, Brett Hubbard of By the Glass Show, and blogger Eric Barton of Barefoot Mailman.

See the complete contest guidelines on the Facebook event page.

If you can't wait until Tuesday, you might be able to check out the Funky Buddha Homebrew Store's first homebrew contest at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16. Unfortunately, registration closed early on and the 20 spaces allotted to blind tasters are filled.

You'll be able to go in and chat up the participants and any Buddha brewers present, but officially, the event is now closed to the public. For curiosity's sake, check out the Homebrew Funky Buddha Facebook page.

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