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Homebrew

Enter Your Homemade Brew

Amateur brewers compete for medals and ribbons in the San Diego County Fair Homebrew competitive exhibit.

Commercial brewers — and those who aspire to be — can check out the San Diego International Beer Festival website.

The Fine Print

Want detailed information about this competition? Check The Fine Print for the answer, or download the General Information flier.

All amateur brewers 21 and older. You can not enter if you have applied for State or Federal licensing, or are a professional brewer. The Fair has a separate competition for professionals, called the San Diego International Beer Festival.

The processing fee is $10 per entry. Processing fees are non-refundable.

There is a limit of one entry per class.

Ribbons, donated awards, and for the entry judged Best of Show, an offer by Garage Brewing Company to brew the Best of Show beer and serve it at one of their locations!

Get in touch online or call us at (858) 792-4207.

Entry Information

Entry materials available: Early February, 2019.
Entry deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019.
Entry delivery: 
Saturday, April 20, 2019.
Awards Ceremony: 
Sunday, May 19, 2019.
Fair Dates: 
May 31 – July 4, 2019

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Entry Information
State Rules
Local Rules

Beer Judges

The Homebrew competition is looking for qualified beer judges. If you have competition judging experience, please apply.

Apply To Be A Beer Judge

Results

Congratulations to the winners in the 2018 Homebrew competition!

Award Winners By Last Name
Award Winners By Class/Division

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