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, of 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 fight foot.

 Upcoming Competition Calendar
(see AHA website for events outside our area)
(see Calendar page for list
of annual events in our area)

September
September 24

Big Fresno Fair Homebrew Competition

Fresno, CA • AHA/BJCP Comp

September 24

Oaktoberfest in the Diamond

Oakland, CA • AHA/BJCP Comp

September 24

Pacific Brewer’s Cup

Longg Beach, CA • AHA/BJCP Comp

September 25

Tapping Into Local

West Sacramento, CA • AHA/BJCP Comp

October

October 1

Educate the Mash Heads

San Diego, CA • AHA/BJCP Comp

October 8

Celebrewtion

West Sacramento, CA • AHA/BJCP Comp

October 15

West Coast Coffee Beer Competition

Sacramento, CA • AHA/BJCP Comp

October 22

Queen Of Beer

Placerville, CA • AHA/BJCP Comp

October 22

Tulare County Home Brew Competition

Visalia, CA • AHA/BJCP Comp

October 29

National Organic Brewing Challenge – Homebrew Round

Santa Cruz, CA • AHA/BJCP Comp

November

November 5

CA State Homebrew Competition

San Francisco, CA • AHA/BJCP Comp

December

December 10

Ferment.Drink.Repeat Iron Brewer Competition

San Francisco, CA • AHA/BJCP Comp

February

February 11

Napa Homebrewers Classic

Napa, CA • AHA/BJCP Comp

February 25

The Temecula Valley Strange Brew

Murrieta, CA • AHA/BJCP Comp



 MBC Member Awards
(if we can do it, you can too!)


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