The Competition

About The Competition

We had so much fun, we did it again! The Sonoma County Fair is excited for the 2nd annual NorCal Brew Fest. For decades Sonoma County has been known as a premier wine destination, however, we love beer too! We invited all breweries and cideries in the United States to celebrate our love of beer with us. Join us at the Sonoma County Fair on Saturday, August 4 for a taste of the award winning beers and ciders.

2018 Brew Competition Results

Best of Show went to Island Brewing Company of Carpinteria, CA for their Starry Night Stout.

Gold medal winners in each division were:

  • Station 26 Brewing of Denver, CO – Colorado Cream – Cream Ale
  • Garage Brewing Co of Murr, CA – Rancho Lager – International Pale Lager
  • Local Brewing Co. of San Francisco, CA – Bluxome Black Lager – Schwarzbier
  • Redwood Curtain Brewing Company of Arcata, CA – Special Bitter – Best Bitter
  • Island Brewing Company of Carpinteria, CA – Starry Night Stout – Foreign Extra Stout
  • Station 26 Brewing of Denver, CO – S26 Pale Ale – American Pale Ale
  • South Gate Brewing Co. of Oakhurst, CA – James Brown – American Brown Ale
  • Gilman Brewing Company of Berkeley, CA – ‘Merican Stout – American Stout
  • HenHouse Brewing of Santa Rosa, CA – HenHouse IPA – American IPA
  • Mazama Brewing of Corvallis, OR – Juicy IPA – Specialty IPA
  • Redwood Curtain Brewing Company of Arcata, CA – Strange Daze – American Strong Ale
  • Mazama Brewing of Corvallis, OR – Blonde – Belgian Blond Ale
  • Garage Brewing Co of Murr, CA – The Tow Truck – Belgian Tripel
  • Gilman Brewing Company of Berkeley, CA – Champ Rochaux – Fruit Beer
  • South Gate Brewing Co. of Oakhurst, CA – Oaktown Pecan Brown – Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
  • Garage Brewing Co of Murr, CA – Imperial Breakfast Stout – Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
  • Gowan Cider of Philo, CA – Macintosh – New World Cider

2017 Brew Competition Results

On May 6, 2017, the inaugural NorCal Brew Competition kicked off with the judging of over 160 entries.

Best of Show went to Heretic Brewing Company of Fairfield, CA for their Heretic IPA #6.

Gold medal winners in each division were:

  • HenHouse Brewing of Santa Rosa, CA – HenHouse STOKED! – Pale American Ale
  • Station 26 Brewing Co. of Denver, CO – American Copper – Amber & Brown American Beer
  • South Gate Brewing Company of Oakhurst, CA – Brooklyn Imperial Stout – American Porter & Stout
  • Heretic Brewing Company of Fairfield, CA – Heretic IPA #6 – IPA
  • South Gate Brewing Company of Oakhurst, CA – Bob Barley – Strong American Ale
  • Garage Brewing Co. of Murrieta, CA – The Tow Truck – Trappist Ale
  • Crystal Springs Brewing Company of Louisville, CO – Cherry Saison – Fruit Beer
  • California Cider Company of Sebastopol, CA – Ace Perry Hard Cider – Standard Cider and Perry
  • Heretic Brewing Company of Fairfield, CA – Strawberry Agony – American Wild Ale
  • South Gate Brewing Company of Oakhurst, CA – Oaktown Pecan Brown – Spiced Beer
  • Island Brewing Company of Carpinteria, CA – Bourbon Barrel Aged Rigamarole Double Brown Ale – Wood Beer
  • South Park Brewing LLC of Fairplay, CO – Milk Stout – Dark British Beer
  • Wormtown Brewery of Worchester, MA – Irish Red – Irish Beer
  • Benoit Casper Brewing Co. of Richmond, CA – AL Ten Amber – Amber Bitter European Beer
  • Garage Brewing Co. of Murrieta, CA – Golden Helles Lager – Pale Malty European Lager
  • Island Brewing Company of Carpinteria, CA – Tropical Lager – Standard American Beer

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