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

Got questions about this competition? You may find the answer here.

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, with no limit to the number of classes you enter.

Ribbons, donated awards, and for the entry judged Best of Show, an offer by Home Brewing Company to brew the Best of Show beer and serve it at the San Diego International Beer Festival.

This exhibit is looking for qualified beer judges. You can apply by clicking the Entry button and following the prompts.

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

Entry Information

Entry deadline: Friday, May 3, 2019.
Entry delivery: 
9:00AM-4:00PM; Saturday, May 18, 2019.
Shipped entries: Must arrive by Friday, May 10, 2019.
Awards ceremony: Sunday, May 26, 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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