About the Competition
Beer Entries &
Due January 3- 23, 2023
2023 Homebrew Results
2023 Commercial Results
2023 Label Results TBD
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 19 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.
2023 Homebrew Info
2023 Commercial Mirobrew Info
Enter our Label competition! Open to all, any brewer (commercial or homebrew), any artist or individual.
2023 Beer Label Competition Info
Beer Label Entry Form
Entries accepted at the following locations thru Thursday, January 19, 2023. (Labels will only be accepted at fair office.)
Fair Office: Monday - Friday, 9am - 1 pm thru January 21.
100 Placerville Drive, Placerville
Deliveries to breweries:
(1) entries delivered to breweries should be in boxes, to allow the breweries to handle them without interfering with brewery operations.
4339 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento
Fort Rock Brewing
12401 Folsom Blvd., Suite 110, Rancho Cordova
Entries should be in closed boxes.
Red Bus Brewing Company
802 Reading St Unit A, Folsom
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.
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Commercial Microbrew Competition
Open to all commercially licensed brewers. Entry to consist of a six pack or equivalent, 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).
Entry to consist of three 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.