San Diego International Beer Festival

June 14-16, 2019

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 2018 San Diego International Beer Competition featured 1,493 entries from 260 breweries from 25 U.S. states and 10 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 December 21, 2018
Entry Deadline Friday, March 8 at 11:59pm
Submit Beer for Judging Hand deliver or ship your competition beer to the Fairgrounds between March 18-22.
Judging Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 2019
Festival Order Last Week in April (Approximately)
San Diego International Beer Festival Friday, June 14 – Sunday, June 16, 2019