2018 California State Fair Commercial Beer Competition Results


Best of Show

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Captain Fatty's Brewery Kalliope Berliner-Style Weisse
2nd MacLeod Ale Brewing Company Van Ice American Light Lager
3rd Drake's Brewing Company Santa's Brass Barleywine Wood- and Barrel-Aged (stored in barrels previously containing wine, port, or sherry)


Brewery of the Year

Mraz Brewing Company


1. Standard American Lager (33 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st MacLeod Ale Brewing Company Van Ice American Light Lager
2nd Dust Bowl Brewing Co Taco Truck Standard American Lager
3rd Temblor Brewing Co El Cerrito American Light Lager


2. International Lager (29 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Eppig Brewing Natural Bridge: Special Lager International Pale Lager
2nd Dust Bowl Brewing Co Taco Truck Amber International Amber Lager
3rd Angel City Brewery Little Tokyo Super Dry International Pale Lager


3. American Style-Pilsner or International-Style Pilsner (47 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co Paradise Road Pilsner European-Style Pilsner
2nd Seismic Brewing Company Alluvium Pilsner German-Style Pilsner
3rd Auburn Alehouse Gold Country Pilsner Pre-Prohibition Pilsner


4. Bohemian-Style Pilsner (Czech Lager) (13 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Dust Bowl Brewing Co Hobo Czech Pale Lager
2nd Big Stump Brew Co P & Q Pilsner Czech Pale Lager
3rd Smog City Brewing Co. Little Bo Pils Czech Pale Lager


5. Pale European Beer (15 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Blue Note Brewing Company Heidi German Leichtbier
2nd Porchlight Brewing Co Gtfo European-Style Export/Dortmunder
3rd Hop Dogma Brewing Company Ol' Keller Pils Kellerbier or Zwickelbier


6. Munich-Style Helles (15 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Ferment.Drink.Repeat Helles Afraid We'll Take Over Munich-Style Helles
2nd Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Company Mother's Beach Blonde Munich-Style Helles
3rd Garage Brewing Co Classic Lager Munich-Style Helles


7. German/Vienna-Style Märzen (13 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Sudwerk Brewing Company Marzen Amber Lager Märzen/Oktoberfestbier
2nd River City Brewing Company Vienna Amber Lager Vienna Lager
3rd Dust Bowl Brewing Co Taco Truck Amber Vienna Lager


8. European-Style Dark Lager (14 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Angel City Brewery Black Lager Schwarzbier
2nd Discretion Brewing Oh Black Lager Schwarzbier
3rd Fort Point Beer Company Black Schwarzbier



9. Bock (13 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Rip Current Brewing Breakline Bock Traditional German-Style Bock
2nd Morgan Territory Brewing Lock'd. Bock'd, & Ready To Rock Helles Bock/Maibock
3rd Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Company Malakoff Maibock Helles Bock/Maibock



10. Doppelbock (7 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Rip Current Brewing Delaminator Doppelbock Doppelbock
2nd Crooked Lane Brewing Co Wobblor Doppelbock
3rd Sudwerk Brewing Company Ultimator Doppel Bock Doppelbock


11. American-Style Cream Ale (21 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Seabright Brewery Sameting American-Style Cream Ale
2nd Tilted Mash Brewing Parental Responsibility Cream Ale American-Style Cream Ale
3rd Claremont Craft Ales Norman American-Style Cream Ale


12. Kölsch (27 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Amador Brewing Company Kolsch Kölsch
2nd Loma Brewing Company Warren Peace Kölsch
3rd Black Hammer Brewing Nectar of Life Kölsch


13. German-Style Altbier (4 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Amador Brewing Company Altbier German-Style Altbier
2nd Tioga Sequoia Brewing Company Firefall Red German-Style Altbier
3rd Indie Brewing Llc Indie Alt Rock Beer German-Style Altbier


14. California Common (6 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Ol' Republic Brewery Frontier Amber California Common
2nd Southpaw Sf Born & Raised California Common
3rd Brewyard Beer Company Llc Jewel City California Common



15. Baltic-Style Porter (12 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Faultline Brewing Co Petrov's Porter Baltic-Style Porter
2nd Eppig Brewing Natural Bridge: Baltic Porter Baltic-Style Porter
3rd Ol' Republic Brewery Heavy Fuel Baltic-Style Porter


16. American-Style Wheat Beer (6 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Loma Brewing Company No Oranges Allowed American-Style Wheat Beer with yeast
2nd Eppig Brewing Eppig Kottbusser American-Style Wheat Beer without yeast
3rd Booze Brothers Brewing Co. Snow Blind American-Style Wheat Beer with yeast


17. German-Style Wheat Ale (27 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Karl Strauss Brewing Company Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen
2nd The Mason Jar Brewing Company Hungry Hefer Hefeweizen
3rd Brewyard Beer Company Llc Uptown Dunk Dunkelweizen


18. Berliner-Style Weisse (10 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Captain Fatty's Brewery Kalliope Berliner-Style Weisse
2nd Burning Beard D'Brücke Berliner-Style Weisse
3rd Sudwerk Brewing Company Funhouse Berliner-Style Weisse


19. Gose (12 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Angel City Brewery Strawberry Gose Contemporary Gose
2nd Big Stump Brew Co Salted Thicket Contemporary Gose
3rd Ferment.Drink.Repeat Spinderella Salt-N-Pepa Gose Contemporary Gose


20. Rye beer (4 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Phantom Ales Savannah Sunset Rye beer
2nd Burning Beard Roggen the Lighning German-Style Rye Ale


21. American-Style Fruit Beer (70 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Timeless Pints Brewing Company The Bear Reader Fruit & Spice beer
2nd Out of Bounds Brewing Strawberry Blonde Ale Fruit Wheat beer
3rd Woody's Brewing Company Apricot Wheat Ale Fruit Wheat beer


22. Pumpkin Beer

Combined with 23. Herb & Spice Beer


23. Herb & Spice Beer (17 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Owl Farm Unique Fermentations Ginger Bloom Herb & Spice Beer
2nd Danville Brewing Company Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Herb & Spice Beer
3rd Calicraft Brewing Company Chez Panisse Farmhouse Ale Herb & Spice Beer


24. Honey Beer (7 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Garage Brewing Co Green Tea-Bird Honey Beer
2nd Golden State Brewery Heritage Honey Ale Honey Beer
3rd Fiftyfifty Brewing Company Spring Fever Honey Beer


25. Coffee Beer (32 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Burgeon Beer Company Dutchman's Pipe Coffee Beer
2nd New Helvetia Brewing Co. Mystery Airship 4.0 Temple Cascara Golden Ale Coffee Beer
3rd Altamont Beer Works Mocha Something New Imperial Stout Coffee Beer


26. Chocolate Beer (13 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Smog City Brewing Co. The Nothing Chocolate Beer
2nd Mraz Brewing Company Muddy Brew Buddies Chocolate Beer
3rd Marin Brewing Company Airporter Chocolate Porter Chocolate Beer


27. Smoked Beer (6 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Ferment.Drink.Repeat Cuddling By the Fire Smoked Porter
2nd Island Brewing Company Scotch Barrel Aged Jubilee Other Smoked Beer
3rd Drake's Brewing Company Smoked Brette Other Smoked Beer


28. Historical Beer Styles (7 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Port O'Pints Brewing Company My Honey's Brown Ale London Brown Ale
2nd Iron Triangle Brewing Company Dark Pre-Prohibition Porter
3rd Ten Mile Brewing Hidden Hollow Kentucky Common


29. Blonde or Golden Ale (29) (52 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Feather Falls Brewing Co. Golden Feather Extra Pale Ale Blonde or Golden Ale
2nd Brewery At Simmzys Burbank Beach Cruiser Blonde Blonde or Golden Ale
3rd Claimstake Brewing Company Take You To the Magic Shop Blonde or Golden Ale


30. British Mild & Bitters (22 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Heretic Brewing Company The Bitter Truth Ordinary Bitter
2nd Arcana Brewing Company Dark Voyage English Ale Extra Special Bitter
3rd Freewheel Brewing Company Big Tree Esb Extra Special Bitter


31. Standard British Ales (21 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Draughtsmen Aleworks Meat and Potatoes English-Style Porter/Brown Porter
2nd Loomis Basin Brewing Co St. Patty's Brown English-Style Brown Ale
3rd South Park Brewing Company Totally Bollocks English-Style Brown Ale


32. British Strong Ales (21 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Inland Wharf Brewing Barley's Revenge Brlwn-1 English Barleywine
2nd Rip Current Brewing Black Lagoon Wee Heavy/Scotch Ale
3rd Moylan's Brewing Company Double Kiltlifter Wee Heavy/Scotch Ale


33. Scottish Ale (7 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Mountain Rambler Brewery Seven Gables Scottish Light
2nd Island Brewing Company Jubilee Ale Scottish Export
3rd Fall River Brewing Company Kilty Pleasure Scottish Export


34. Irish Red Ale (34) (18 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Tilted Mash Brewing Derrick the Red Irish Red Ale
2nd Port O'Pints Brewing Company Dean O'Dell's Irish Red Ale Irish Red Ale
3rd Karl Strauss Brewing Company Red Trolley Ale Irish Red Ale


35. Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout (7 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Peter B's Brewpub Molly By Golly's Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
2nd Ferment.Drink.Repeat Patrick's Stronghold Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
3rd Moylan's Brewing Company Dragoon's Dry Irish Stout Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout


36. Stouts (Dry) (18 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Ol' Republic Brewery Resolute Foreign Extra Stout
2nd Morgan Territory Brewing Grinding Stone Oatmeal Stout
3rd Seabright Brewery Oatmeal Stout Oatmeal Stout


37. Stouts (Sweet) (15 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Garage Brewing Co Marshmallow Milk Stout Milk Stout/Cream Stout
2nd Ten Mile Brewing Darkside of the Moo Milk Stout/Cream Stout
3rd Belching Beaver Brewery Beavers Milk Stout Milk Stout/Cream Stout


38. Imperial Stouts (26 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Geartooth Alewerks Father Cog American Style Imperial Stout
2nd Hermitage Brewing Company 2tun American Style Imperial Stout
3rd Marin Brewing Company Flake News Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout British Style Imperial Stout


39A. American Amber Ale (18 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Canyon Lakes Golf Course and Brewery Ace Amber Ale American Amber Ale
2nd Claimstake Brewing Company Kicked It American Amber Ale
3rd Bootlegger's Brewery Rocco Red American Amber Ale


39B. American Brown Ale (11 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co Davy Brown Ale American Brown Ale
2nd Mraz Brewing Company Brown Ale American Brown Ale
3rd Fort Rock Brewing Frb Brown American Brown Ale


40. American Porter & Stout (28 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Pizza Port - Ocean Beach Athena's Beer American Stout
2nd Phantom Ales Sir Alec American Stout
3rd Device Brewing Company Salted Caramel Porter Robust Porter


41. American Pale Ale (59 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Firestone Walker Brewing Co. C-Hops American Pale Ale
2nd South Lake Brewing Company Trail Builder American Pale Ale
3rd Madewest Brewing Company Madewest Pale American Pale Ale


42. English-Style India Pale Ale (10 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Absolution Brewing Company Angel's Demise IPA English-Style India Pale Ale
2nd Eel River Brewing Organic IPA English-Style India Pale Ale
3rd Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co Hoppy Poppy IPA English-Style India Pale Ale


43. American-Style India Pale Ale (121 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Urban Roots Brewing Like Riding A Bike American-Style India Pale Ale
2nd Auburn Alehouse Gold Digger IPA American-Style India Pale Ale
3rd Three Mile Brewing Company Downtown Tom IPA American-Style India Pale Ale


44. New England-Style IPA (Hazy IPA) (81 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Porchlight Brewing Co All Haze Is Not Created Equal New England-Style IPA (Hazy IPA)
2nd Waterman Brewing Company Tropical Haze New England-Style IPA (Hazy IPA)
3rd Phantom Ales 5.0 Hazy IPA New England-Style IPA (Hazy IPA)


45. Double/Triple IPA (84 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Knee Deep Brewing Co. Hop Trio Triple IPA
2nd Porchlight Brewing Co Hardnox Double IPA
3rd Lost Coast Brewery Fogcutter Double IPA


46. Specialty IPA (32 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st San Fernando Brewing Co Marty McRye P.A. Rye IPA
2nd Seabright Brewery Purrrfect 11 Red IPA
3rd Drake's Brewing Company Aroma Coma Double IPA Rye IPA


47. American Strong Ale (29 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st El Segundo Brewing Co. Old Jetty American Barleywine
2nd Eel River Brewing Triple Exultation American Barleywine
3rd Device Brewing Company Chairman's Choice American Barleywine


48. Belgian-Style Witbier (14 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Common Space Brewery Josie's Wit Belgian-Style Witbier
2nd The Monk's Cellar Biere Blanche Belgian-Style Witbier
3rd Pizza Port Brewing Company- Bressi Ranch Fanny Pack Belgian-Style Witbier


49. Classic Saison (21 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Urban Roots Brewing Tomorrow's Verse Classic Saison
2nd Moksa Brewing Company Zesty Time Classic Saison
3rd Beachwood Bbq & Brewing Saison Du Kashi Classic Saison


50. Specialty Saison (14 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Solid Ground Brewing Rouge Le Champ Specialty Saison
2nd Angel City Brewery Batch 1500 Pineapple Saison Specialty Saison
3rd Hermitage Brewing Company Flower Sour Specialty Saison


51. Belgian & French-Style Ale (22 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Ladyface Ale Companie Lady la Blonde Belgian Blond Ale
2nd Seven Stills Brewery and Distillery Son of Hop Grisette
3rd Ferment.Drink.Repeat Homewrecker Belgian Blond Belgian Blond Ale


52. Belgian Strong Ale (15 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Culver Beer Co Tiger Ride Belgian Pale Strong Ale
2nd Heretic Brewing Company Torment Belgian Dark Strong Ale
3rd Kern River Brewing Company Choir Loft Belgian Dark Strong Ale


53. Trappist Style Ale (29 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st State Room Brewery Altered State Tripel Trappist Tripel
2nd Faultline Brewing Co Belgian Abbey Trappist Dubbel
3rd Tilted Mash Brewing Belgian In A Strange Land Trappist Quadrupel


54. Belgian Sour Ale (14 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Mraz Brewing Company The Cardinal Flanders Red Ale
2nd Hermitage Brewing Company Wild Blackberry Sour Other Belgian-Style Sour Ale
3rd Hermitage Brewing Company Rocinate Flanders Red Ale


55. Belgian-Style Lambic (12 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Hermitage Brewing Company Sour Cherry Fruit Lambic
2nd Mraz Brewing Company 2016 Drinking With Friends Lambic
3rd Mraz Brewing Company 2017 Drinking With Friends Gueuze


56. American Wild Ale (57 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Mraz Brewing Company Fallen Angel Mixed Culture Beer
2nd Crooked Lane Brewing Co Diablo's Delight With Raspberry Mixed Culture Beer
3rd Lucky Devil Brewing Company Oud Framboise Mixed Culture Beer


57. Wood- and Barrel-Aged (stored in barrels previously containing wine, port, or sherry) (22 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Drake's Brewing Company Santa's Brass Barleywine Wood- and Barrel-Aged
2nd Wiens Brewing End of the World Wood- and Barrel-Aged
3rd Garage Brewing Co Cherry Top Port Barrel Belgian Stout Wood- and Barrel-Aged


58. Wood- and Barrel-Aged (stored in barrels previously containing distilled spirits i.e. brandy, bourbon, gin, rum, rye, scotch, tequila, and other whiskey) (69 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Discretion Brewing Barrel Aged Scenic Stout Wood- and Barrel-Aged
2nd Out of Bounds Brewing Brandy Ba Regicide Wood- and Barrel-Aged
3rd Drake's Brewing Company Black Label Drakonic Wood- and Barrel-Aged


59. Alternative Fermentable Beer (4 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Ojai Valley Brewery Grasslands Alternative Grain Beer
2nd Calicraft Brewing Company Rosé Ale Alternative Sugar Beer
3rd Southnorte Beer Co. Agavemente Alternative Sugar Beer


60. Experimental Beer (26 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Calicraft Brewing Company Barrel Project: Hibiscus-Chamomile Sour Experimental Beer
2nd Moonraker Brewing Company Weird Boy Experimental Beer
3rd Owl Farm Unique Fermentations Gin Gose Experimental Beer


61. Session Beer (beer less than or equal to 5% abv.) (24 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Burning Beard Klausbier Session Beer
2nd Urban Roots Brewing Bier de Roots Session Beer
3rd Moonraker Brewing Company Head Change Session Beer


62. Chili Beer (8 entries)

Place Organization Entry Name Style
1st Hop Dogma Brewing Company Pyro's Prost Chili Beer
2nd Alosta Brewing Co MacHo Ancho Chili Beer
3rd South Park Brewing Company Baja 500 Chili Beer