Account Registration

You can create your account today through Wednesday, May 22, 2019 4:00 PM, PDT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Saturday, June 8, 2019 12:00 AM, PDT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:59 PM, PDT.

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Entry Fees

$50.00 (USD) per entry.

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Styles Accepted

* = Additional info required

1A American Light Lager 1B Standard American Lager 1C American Style Malt Liquor
2A International Pale Lager 2B International Amber Lager 2C International Dark Lager
3A Pre-Prohibition Pilsner 3B European-Style Pilsner 3C German-Style Pilsner
4A Czech Pale Lager 4B Czech Dark Lager 5A Kellerbier or Zwickelbier
5B German Leichtbier 5C European-Style Export/Dortmunder 6A Munich-Style Helles
7A Vienna Lager 7B Märzen/Oktoberfestbier 8A Munich Dunkel
8B Schwarzbier 9A Helles Bock/Maibock 9B Traditional German-Style Bock
10A Doppelbock 10B Eisbock 11A American-Style Cream Ale
12A Kölsch 13A German-Style Altbier 14A California Common
15A Baltic-Style Porter 16A American-Style Wheat Beer 17A Kristal Weizen
17B Hefeweizen 17C Dunkelweizen 17D Weizenbock
18A Berliner-Style Weisse *19A Leipzig-Style Gose *19B Contemporary Gose *
20A Rye beer *20B German-Style Rye Ale 21A Fruit Wheat beer *
21B Fruit & Spice beer *22A Pumpkin Beer *23A Herb & Spice Beer *
24A Honey Beer *25A Coffee Beer *26A Chocolate Beer *
27A Bamberg-Style Rauchbier 27B Smoked Porter 27C Other Smoked Beer *
28A Lichtenhainer 28B Grodziskie 28C Adambier
28D Kentucky Common 28E London Brown Ale 28F Pre-Prohibition Porter
28G Finnish-Style Sahti 29B Blonde or Golden Ale 30A English-Style Mild Ale
30B Ordinary Bitter 30C Special Bitter 30D Extra Special Bitter
31A English-Style Pale Ale 31B English-Style Brown Ale 31C English-Style Porter/Brown Porter
32A Wee Heavy/Scotch Ale 32B Old Ale 32C English Barleywine
32D Other British Strong Ales 33A Scottish Light 33B Scottish Heavy
33C Scottish Export 34A Irish Red Ale 35A Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
36A Foreign Extra Stout 36B Oatmeal Stout 37A Sweet Stout
37B Milk Stout/Cream Stout 37C Tropical Stout 38A American Style Imperial Stout
38B British Style Imperial Stout 39A American Amber Ale 39B American Brown Ale
40A American Porter 40B Robust Porter 40C American Stout
41A American Pale Ale 42A English-Style India Pale Ale 43A American-Style India Pale Ale
44A New England-Style IPA (Hazy IPA) 45A Double IPA 45B Triple IPA
46A Belgian IPA 46B Black IPA 46C Brown IPA
46D Red IPA 46E Rye IPA 46F White IPA
47A American Barleywine 47B Wheatwine Ale 47C Imperial Porter
47D Other American Strong Ales 48A Belgian-Style Witbier 49A Classic Saison
50A Specialty Saison *51A Belgian Table Beer 51B Belgian Blond Ale
51C Belgian Pale Ale 51D Grisette 51E Bière de Garde
51F Other Belgian/French-Style Ales *52A Belgian Pale Strong Ale 52B Belgian Dark Strong Ale
52C Belgian Strong Specialty Ale *53A Trappist Blond/Single/Extra 53B Trappist Dubbel
53C Trappist Tripel 53D Trappist Quadrupel 54A Oud Bruin
54B Flanders Red Ale 54C Other Belgian-Style Sour Ale *55A Lambic
55B Gueuze 55C Fruit Lambic *56A Brett Beer *
56B Mixed Culture Beer *56C Wild Specialty Beer *57A Wood- and Barrel-Aged (stored in barrels previously containing wine, port, or sherry) *
58A Wood- and Barrel-Aged (stored in barrels previously containing distilled spirits i.e. brandy, bourbon, etc) *59A Alternative Grain Beer *59B Alternative Sugar Beer *
60A Experimental Beer *61A Session Beer (beer less than or equal to 5% abv.) *62A Chili Beer *

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Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 20 entries.

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Pay Entry Fees

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Check, made out to California State Fair
  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal

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Entry Acceptance Rules

Entries may be bottled, canned, crowlers, in growlers or kegged in either Cornelius or Sankey kegs.

Do not remove any commercial bottle labels. Do not black out any commercial or identifying designs or text on caps of entries. This facilitates the Cellar. Attach bottle labels to kegs in a secure manner allowing them to be easily read by competition officials so that appropriate code numbers can be placed on the keg. Shipping tape appears to have worked well. It helps to put them in plastic baggies also.

Attach the bottle labels in 12-14 pt. font please or attach the bottle label from the competition website (copies are O.K.) to each bottle with CLEAR packaging tape. NO Rubber Bands please! Place bottle label on kegs so it may be easily read when processed (Plastic bags may be used to keep forms dry).

Each entry for each category shall consist of a minimum four (4) 12/16/20 ounce bottles/cans or four (4) 22/24 ounce bottles/cans or one (1) 5 gallon Cornelius or Sankey keg not to exceed 7.5 gallons or (4) 16 ounce or greater Crowlers or (2) 64 oz. Growlers.

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Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Monday, May 6, 2019 12:00 AM, PDT through Wednesday, May 22, 2019 4:00 PM, PDT.

DBI Beverage Company
3500 Carlin Drive West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 373-5700
*Entries accepted May 20-22 ONLY & Hours 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Please note: No late entries will be accepted after 4 pm of May 22, 2019

Angel City Brewery
216 S. Alameda Los Angeles, CA 90012
213.622.1261 x 200
*Entries accepted May 7 – May 17 ONLY & Hour: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Please note: Layton Cutler (Lead Brewer) 347.563.5596 Renee Rubin (Operations) 213.622.1261 x 200 to schedule an appointment.

Stone Brewing Co
2611 Business Park Dr. Vista, CA 92081
DC-SD@stonebrewing.com
*Entries accepted May 7 – 17 ONLY Please note: Please contact DC-SD@stonebrewing.com prior to deliver- ing to the warehouse to schedule an appointment.

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Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Monday, May 20, 2019 12:00 AM, PDT through Wednesday, May 22, 2019 4:00 PM, PDT.

Ship entries to:

DBI Beverage Company
3500 Carlin Drive West Sacramento, CA 95691

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

If you live in the United States, please note that it is illegal to ship your entries via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Private shipping companies have the right to refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass and/or alcoholic beverages. Be aware that entries mailed internationally are often required by customs to have proper documentation. These entries might be opened and/or returned to the shipper by customs officials at their discretion. It is solely your responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

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Judging Locations and Dates

DBI West Sacramento Thursday AM
3500 Carlin Drive West Sacramento, CA 95691
Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:30 AM, PDT

DBI West Sacramento Thursday PM
3500 Carlin Drive West Sacramento, CA 95691
Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:30 PM, PDT

DBI West Sacramento Friday AM
3500 Carlin Drive West Sacramento, CA 95691
Friday, June 7, 2019 9:30 AM, PDT

DBI West Sacramento Friday PM
3500 Carlin Drive West Sacramento, CA 95691
Friday, June 7, 2019 1:30 PM, PDT

DBI West Sacramento Saturday AM
3500 Carlin Drive West Sacramento, CA 95691
Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:30 AM, PDT

DBI West Sacramento Saturday PM
3500 Carlin Drive West Sacramento, CA 95691
Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:30 PM, PDT

DBI West Sacramento Sunday AM
3500 Carlin Drive West Sacramento, CA 95691
Sunday, June 9, 2019 9:30 AM, PDT

DBI West Sacramento Sunday PM
3500 Carlin Drive West Sacramento, CA 95691
Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:30 PM, PDT

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Awards Ceremony

Cal Expo
Saturday, July 20, 2019 12:00 PM, PDT

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