Homebrew and Microbrew Competitions

About the Competition

Beer Entries & Forms
Due January 3- 23, 2026

2022 Homebrew Results
2022 Commercial Results
2022 Label Results

Homebrew & Microbrew Entries
Fees, Forms & Entries Received:
Jan. 4 – Jan. 23, 2023, 9 am to 4 pm Monday-Friday at Fair Office, 100 Placerville Dr, Placerville, CA 95667
Deadline January 21 at drop-off locations listed below.

Homebrew entries should have three bottles or cans.
Commercial microbrew entries should consist of a 6-pack or equivalent.

2022 Homebrew Info
2022 Commercial Mirobrew Info
Enter our Label competition! Open to all, any brewer (commercial or homebrew), any artist or individual.
2022 Beer Label Competition Info

Entry Form

Beer Label Entry Form

Entries accepted at the following locations thru January 19. (Labels will only be accepted at fair office.)

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Fair Office: Monday - Friday, 9am - 1 pm thru January 21.
100 Placerville Drive, Placerville
(530) 621-5860

Deliveries to breweries:
(1) entries delivered to  breweries should be in boxes, to allow the breweries to handle them without interfering with  brewery operations.

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

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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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.