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 the COVID-19 situation and current brewery closures, we’ve decided to leave entries open until we schedule a new judging and beer take in date.

We will reach out as soon as we have the green light to hold a large enough gathering to facilitate judging. 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 TBD
Submit Beer for Judging TBD
Judging TBD
Festival Order TBD
San Diego International Beer Festival TBD

Sponsors

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