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 2016 San Diego International Beer Competition featured 1,374 entries from 254 breweries from 28 U.S. states and 14 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.
The competition is fierce.
The trophy is coveted. The rewards are great. Check out this year’s badass brewers.
Our greatly-expanded list of categories are based on the style guidelines published by the Brewers Association.
|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|