Homebrew and Microbrew Competitions

About the Competition

Beer Entries & Forms Due January 2 - 16, 2019

2019 Homebrew Results

2019 Commercial Results

Entries accepted at the following locations

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

Old Hangtown Beer Works Facebook page
11327 Trade Center Dr. #350, Rancho Cordova
(530) 919-5166

This competition is organized in partnership with the El Dorado County Fair Association and the Hangtown Association of Zymurgy Enthusiasts (HAZE). 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.


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 a 6-pack or equivalent. 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:
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