Thank you for your interest in the 2019 California State Fair Homebrew Competition organized by Sacramento Area Brewers Guild.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

870 entries have been added to the system as of 5:47 AM, Saturday, February 16, 2019.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

Entry Registration & Fees 

1. Entry Registration: Entry registration (via online State Fair Homebrew Competition website noted below). All entries must be delivered by Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 by 12:00 pm. No extension of the entry date is planned. Official guidelines are also available at castatefair.org/ homebrew

2. Entry Fees: Registration fees are $15.00 per entry. Payment must be via check, money order or PayPal. NO CASH ACCEPTED FOR ENTRIES. Do Not send Payments with Entries. Payment must be received in advance by the date above per one of the following methods:

a. PayPal– Using online California State Fair Homebrew Competition web-site castatefair.org/homebrew. Before midnight February 16th, 2018;

b. Check or money order payable to “Sacramento Area Brewers Guild” at Homebrew Competition, California State Fair, PO Box 15649, Sacramento, CA 95852

3. Checks and money orders must be accompanied by a list of entry numbers for the identification of the sender. For any entries that are registered but not submitted, PLEASE notify the competition organizers immediately after the entry deadline. Refunds are available for those that miss the entry deadline and notify the organizers prior to the start of judging. 

General Information 

1. Additional Information: Should there be any information desired and not found in the prospectus, please contact of Homebrew Competition Director of the Sacramento Area Brewers Guild - statefairhomebrew@gmail.com. 

2. Revisions: This is sent out in advance and therefore may be subject to revision or change. 

3. Mailing List and Notification: Although we try to keep mailing lists current, we cannot be held responsible for any individual that is not notified or contacted. 

RULES & REQUIREMENTS

  1. Brewers must be official residents of California and be at least 21 years of age. Beers must be made in the home for private non-commercial use. Brews made at the commercial brewery (e.g., nano or micro-brewery) or a Brew - on - Premise are not allowed. 
  2. Brewers are limited to three entries per category. Each entry, however, must be in separate subcategories. 
  3. Most categories are divided into distinct styles, and beer will be judged as that style. Be sure to indicate on the registration form and the bottle entry form both the category of the entry and the style of the entry within the category. For example Category: Standard American Beer: Cream Ale. Entries that do not specify a style on the entry form may be disqualified at the discretion of the Homebrew Committee. 
  4. Submission of Entry(s) to this competition implies acceptance of all rules and conditions as stated in the Homebrew Guidelines and the California State Fair General Rules which can be found at http://www.castatefair. org/homebrew.
  5. For consideration of Home Brew Club of the Year, ensure that your club affiliation is associated with each entry online.
  6. If you are unsure of the category your beer should be entered in, contact the head judge or a competition representative. The Committee reserves the right to modify categories as needed.

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Mike Witherow — Competition Coordinator

Sponsors

Sacramento Area Brewers Guild is proud to have the following sponsors for the 2019 California State Fair Homebrew Competition.

Sacramento Area Brewers Guild
 
Sacramento Area Brewers Guild
Adventures In Homebrewing
 
Adventures In Homebrewing
Amoretti
 
Amoretti
Anvil Brewing Equipment
 
Anvil Brewing Equipment
BeerSmith
 
BeerSmith
Blichmann Engineering
 
Blichmann Engineering
Bootleg Biology
 
Bootleg Biology
Fermentis
 
Fermentis
Five Star Chemicals
 
Five Star Chemicals
GigaYeast
 
GigaYeast
GrogTag
 
GrogTag
Hops Direct
 
Hops Direct
Imperial Yeast
 
Imperial Yeast
Omega Yeast
 
Omega Yeast
Propper Starter
 
Propper Starter
Spike Brewing
 
Spike Brewing
Yakima Chief Hops
 
Yakima Chief Hops