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Calling All Beards in the Northland

Updated: 02/07/2014 10:47 PM
Created: 02/07/2014 4:37 PM WDIO.com

It's been a long Northland winter and beards are an easy way to stay warm. This weekend, while the best winter athletes compete for the gold in Sochi, the best beards in the Northland will have one hairy competition.

Saturday, Tycoon's Alehouse will host the first ever Fitger's Brewhouse Beard Championships. Competition begins at 11 p.m.

Organizer Brad Nelson with Fitger's Brewhouse said he's not sure how many beards will show up, but he's heard men from St. Cloud and the Twin Cities plan to come and win the title.

"We're a beard town [Duluth]. If we can send people to the Olympics I'm confident that we can win in the beard realm," said Nelson. "It's cold, especially this winter, and people drink a lot of craft beer, which I think help fertilizes them."

So, what does it take to grow an impressive beard?

"Probably genetics...Then, a certain amount of apathy for shaving. That's really all it takes," said Bjorn Erickson.

Erickson has been growing his beard for 17 months.

Judges will measure the beards and rate them on manliness, composition, and style. The judges pick the top three and the crowd chooses the champion.

The beard champion will win a $100 gift card, beer for a year, a hotel stay, and a brewery tour.

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