California Homebrew

Assortment of beer glasses on table with burlap cloth, dark wooden background

Due to the impacts of COVID, a shortage of staff and volunteers, the California State Fair Home Brew Competition will not take place as part of the 2022 California State Fair. We are working to bring this important competition back for the 2023 California State Fair.

In this competition, homemade Californian homebrews are judged in a formal, professional manner. This competition aims to increase the knowledge, skills and abilities of the amateur brewer.

Funded in part by the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau through funds generated by the Sacramento Tourism Assessment Fee.

How to Enter

Check the guide for full instructions on how to enter.

California Homebrew Competition Guide

Competition Dates

Dates Details
TBA Entries Open
TBA Entries Close
TBA Brew Delivery Dates – Southern California
TBA Brew Delivery Dates – Northern California
TBA Final Brew Delivery Drop off at Cal Expo (9am-12pm)
TBA Judging Dates (not open to public)

Divisions & Classes

Please view the guide for full divisions and classes.

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