San Diego International Beer Festival

June 18-20, 2021

Five Sessions. Hundreds of Beers. One Glass.

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The San Diego International Beer Competition

what makes our competition different?

We purchase every one of the hundreds of beers we pour at the Festival from you, the Competition Breweries. We also serve your beer at other Del Mar Fairgrounds events throughout the year including the legendary Del Mar Races.

Think any other beer competition does that? Nope, we asked around.

Our 2019 San Diego International Beer Competition featured 1,511 entries from 263 breweries from 26 U.S. states and 5 countries across the globe vying for the coveted Best of Show and Champion Brewery trophies. Are you this year’s top dog?

Covid-19 update

Thank you for entering the San Diego International Beer Competition. With the continued updates on COVID-19 and the effect on breweries, we’ve modified our competition to accommodate entries.

We now have the green light to hold a large enough gathering to facilitate judging, so we are moving forward with the competition and the revised timeline is posted below. If you have any questions, please contact us.

ready to enter?

The San Diego International Beer Competition is open to all breweries, large and small, to gain recognition for their skillfully crafted products.

top dogs

The competition is fierce.
The trophy is coveted. The rewards are great. Check out this year’s badass brewers.

beer styles

Our greatly-expanded list of categories are based on the style guidelines published by the Brewers Association.

important dates

Entry Materials Available December 19, 2019
Entry Deadline August 21, 2020
Submit Beer for Judging (Entry Delivery) August 24-28, 2020
Judging September 18-20, 2020
Virtual Awards Ceremony TBD
San Diego International Beer Festival TBD


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