San Diego International Beer Festival

June 16-18, 2017

Five Sessions. Hundreds of Beers. One Glass.

The San Diego International Beer Competition

what makes our competition different?

We want to give you an opportunity to sell your award-winning beer. If you enter our competition, we buy your beer to serve at the Festival tastings. 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 2017 San Diego International Beer Competition featured 1,564 entries from 291 breweries from 23 U.S. states and 20 countries across the globe vying for the coveted Best of Show and Champion Brewery trophies. Are you this year’s top dog?


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 January 13, 2017
Entry Deadline Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:59PM
Submit Beer for Judging If you are hand delivering your competition beer to the Fairgrounds,
please deliver March 27-30 and April 3-7 only.
Hand deliveries will not be accepted on March 31.
Shipped entries, via mail or other carrier, may arrive March 27-April 7.
Judging Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22, 2017
Festival Order Last Week in April (Approximately)
San Diego International Beer Festival Friday, June 16 – Sunday, June 18, 2017