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 CA State Fair & Food Festival.
  • Invitation to attend the Brewmaster Award Luncheon on Saturday, July 23, 2022.
  • Invitation to serve at the Best of California Brewfest at the California State Fair on  Saturday,  July 23, 2022.

How to Enter

Competition Dates

Dates Details
May 26, 2022 Entries Open
June 1 – June 12, 2022 So-Cal Entry Drop-Off Dates
June 10 – June 12, 2022 Nor-Cal Entry Drop-Off Dates
June 12, 2022 Entries Close
June 22 – 26, 2022 Judging: Closed Session

Divisions & Classes

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

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