Homebrew and Microbrew Competitions

About the Competition

Beer Entries & Forms
Due January 4 - 18, 2021

Homebrew & Microbrew Entries
Fees, Forms & Entries Received:
Jan. 4 – Jan. 18, 2021, 9 am to 4 pm Monday-Friday at Fair Office, 100 Placerville Dr, Placerville, CA 95667
Deadline January 16 at drop-off locations listed below.

Judging will be remote at judges’ own locations, by January 31, 2021
Because Covid-19 restrictions are subject to change, please check here for any updates.

2021 Homebrew Info
2021 Commercial Mirobrew Info
NEW THIS YEAR! A Label competition! Open to all, any brewer (commercial or homebrew), any artist or individual.
2021 Beer Label Competition Info

Entry Form

Entries accepted at the following locations thru January 16. (Labels will only be accepted at fair office.)

Fair Office: Monday - Friday, 9am - 1 pm thru January 18.
100 Placerville Drive, Placerville
(530) 621-5860

DarkHeart Brewing
4339 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento
(916) 333-1192

Fort Rock Brewing
12401 Folsom Blvd., Suite 110, Rancho Cordova
(916) 936-4616
Entries should be in closed boxes.

Outbreak Brewing
640 Main St., Placerville
(530) 748-3258

Hop Hero Homebrew Supply
2947 Ramona Ave., Suite B1, Sacramento
Phone (209) 683-4677

Paying Online?

FIRST
Download the forms you need.
Open them in Acrobat Reader, fill them out, then save the completed file. (Do not fill them out online, your information will not be saved.)

NEXT
Please email your completed form(s) to the Fair office at entry@eldoradocountyfair.org

PAY
Once you have emailed your forms please pay for your entries using the "Add to Cart" button below and we will connect your entries with your payment. Include your full name in the body of the email to assist connecting your payment with your form(s).
Note: There is a 3% convenience charge per transaction.

Please, choose your entry fees from the dropdown menu below.
Choose $8.00 for Beer Entry or $1.00 for Beer Label Entry, add to cart, change the quantity to your total number of entries in PayPal.
After completing your online payment (processed through PayPal), you will be returned to our website letting you know that your transaction was completed successfully.

Entry Fees
Your name:

This competition is organized in partnership with the El Dorado County Fair Association, Hangtown Association of Zymurgy Enthusiasts (HAZE), and That Dam Brew Club (TDBC).
This is an American Homebrewers Association (AHA) sanctioned competition run in accordance with AHA and BJCP rules.
Each panel will have at least one BJCP qualified judge ranked Certified or higher.

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Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Benjamin Franklin

Commercial Microbrew Competition

Commercial Rules:
Open to all commercially licensed brewers. Entry to consist of four bottles or cans, preferably with no label other than the entry label. Commercial brews must be brewed at the licensed premises by the exhibitor; no pilot batches. Brews entered must have TTB/ABC Brand and Label approval and be commercially available at the time of purchase with the exception of “Seasonal” offerings (must indicate when these are available).

Homebrew Competition

Homebrew Rules:
Entry to consist of four bottles or cans, with no label other than the entry label. American Homebrewer’s Associations rules shall apply unless they are in conflict with State Rules. AHA/BCJP. Enter according to BJCP Style (ex. 9A or 9 B). Commercially produced beers or those produced at a brewery on premises facility are not eligible. (Enter those in the Commercial Competition). ALL BEER OTHER THAN COMMERCIAL.