Competing in local homebrew competitions is a great way to push your boundaries, get feedback from certified judges on your beers, and meet people from lots of different clubs at the judging and award events.  Competitions can be entered by brewers of any method, any experience level, and with any beer style (depending on individual event restrictions).  Go out on a limb and give it a try!  Not sure how to get started, ask one of the guys listed below as a prior medal winner. We'll get you started on the right foot.

 Competition Calendar
(see AHA website for events outside our area)

January

February
Romancing the Beer (Thousand Oaks)
New Brewers Only (San Diego)
Domras Mead Cup (Savannah, GA)

March
BeerMe BrewCup (Riverside)
Mazer Cup (mead)(Wheatridge, CO)

April 
Orange County Fair (Costa Mesa)
Mayfaire Competition (Maltose Falcons)
LA County Fair 
Mead Free Or Die (Londonderry, NH)

May

June

July

August

September
Orpheus Mead Fest (Northglenn, CO)
Texas Mead Cup (Bastrop, TX)

October

November


December


* These competitions have odd or restrictive drop off or submission restrictions, so read carefully before entering.
 MBC Member Awards
(If others can do it, you can too!)


2018
Jim & Brian Grant, Nationnal Homebrew Comp (regional)
    Scratching Post Vanilla Imperial Porter, 3rd Place
Jim Grant & Ray Wolfe, Beer Me Brew Cup
    Chartreux French Saison, 3rd Place
Sean Grant, Mazer Cup International
    Braggot, 3rd Place
Jim & Brian Grant, California State Fair
    Sprawled on the Bed Red, 3rd Place

2017
Jim & Brian Grant, San Diego County Fair
    Zuur Poes Sour, 5th Place
Jim & Brian Grant, San Bernardino County Fair
    Zuur Poes Sour, Second Place
    Chartreux French Saison, Third Place
Jim & Brian Grant, California State Fair
    Zuur Poes Sour, Silver
    Scratching Post Vanilla Imperial Porter, Bronze
Jim & Brian Grant, National Orange Show HB Comp.
    IPA, Silver
    Orange Citrus Ale, Bronze
Jim & Brian Grant, Orange County Fair
    Scratching Post Vanilla Imperial Porter, Bronze
 
2016
Donnie Strodtman, Norco Fair
    Border Town IPA, Silver
    Lavender Hibiscus IPA, Bronze
    Double Oatmeal Coffee Stout, Bronze
Jim & Brian Grant, Hangar 24 Competition
    Scratching Post Imperial Vanilla Porter, Silver
Donnie Strodtman, National Orange Show
    IPA, Bronze
Jim & Brian Grant, National Orange Show
    Orange Tabby Wheat, Silver
    Farmyard Cat Belgian Saison, Gold
Jim & Brian Grant, Pacific Brewers Cup
    Scratching Post Imperial Vanilla Porter, Gold

2015
Jim Dodgen, 28th So. Cal. Homebrew Championship
    Vienna Lager, Bronze 
Jim Dodgen, Hangar 24
    Amber hybrid beer, Gold
    English Brown ale, Silver
    Amber Lager, Bronze
Jim & Brian Grant, Hangar 24 Competition
    Scratching Post Imperial Vanilla Porter, Gold

2014
Jim Dodgen, Hangar 24
    Amber hybrid beer, Gold

2013
Jim Dodgen, Hangar 24, 
    Amber hybrid beer, Silver 

2012
Jim Dodgen, IEBC Homebrew Competition
    Amber hybrid beer, Bronze

2011
Jim Dodgen, Pacific Brewers Cup
    English Brown Ale, Silver
Jim Dodgen, Hangar 24
    Amber hybrid beer, Silver 

2010
Jim & Brian Grant, IEBC Competition
    Innkeeper's Daughter Irish Red, Bronze
Jim Dodgen, Hangar 24
    Amber hybrid beer, Bronze
Jim Dodgen, 2010 Pacific Brewers Cup
    Amber hybrid beer, Bronze

* These competitions have odd or restrictive drop off or submission restrictions, so read carefully before entering.