The Commercial & Homebrew competitions have closed.
Results are posted below.
Commercial Craft Brew Competition
The 18th annual California State Fair Commercial Craft Beer Competition took place June 21–23, 2013, at DBI Distributing in West Sacramento.
83 Breweries entered nearly 700 beers to compete in the state’s most comprehensive and prestigious beer judging.
Some 40 beer experts from all over the state judged the various panels with blind tastings of the entries considering beers by style and classification. The judging panels were selected by Head Judge Tom Dalldorf, publisher of Celebrator Beer News, a national beer magazine.
Best of Show
Beer enthusiasts can taste many of the award winning beers from the State Fair’s Craft Brew Competition at the “Brewers Festival” on Saturday, July 20, from 3 pm–6 pm at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA. More info here.
Special thanks to DBI Distributing in West Sacramento for the use of its facilities during the three-day judging process and to the Northern California Brewers Guild for producing and overseeing the competition.
Homebrew Beer & Label Competition
The Homebrew Competition Registration and Homebrew Label entry IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks to all for a great response of over 700 home brew entries!