California Commercial Craft Beer

In this competition, California craft brews are professionally judged in order to recognize the best commercially brewed beers in California. Judges are selected by a BJCP Grand Master Judge and other respected craft beer industry professionals.

Different mugs and glasses filled with different types of beer on a table

Award winning benefits include:

  • Top awards are featured in the Best of California Magazine
  • Best of Show beer will be purchased and featured in the beer garden for the entire run of the California State Fair.
  • Invitation to attend the Brewmaster Award Luncheon.
  • Invitation to serve at the Best of California Brewfest at the California State Fair.

How to Enter

Check the guide for full instructions on how to enter.

2024 California Commercial Craft Beer Competition Guide Coming Soon

Bill Tarchala

Competition Coordinator

Competition Dates

Dates Details
TBA Entries Open
TBA Entries Close
TBA Shipping Entries Accepted at Cal Expo
TBA Angel City Brewery: Southern California Entry Drop-Off Dates
TBA Cal Expo: Northern California Entry Drop-Off Dates
TBA Judging: Closed Session
TBA Winners Announced
TBA Best of California Brewfest

Divisions & Classes

Please see the guide for a full list of divisions and classes.

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