2014 California State Fair Commercial Craft Brew Competition

2014 California State Fair Commercial Craft Brew Competition

There were 859 entries judged and 246 registered participants, judges, and stewards. The content was originally posted here but I wanted add BrewWave's video and add links back to the breweries. 

Best of Show Winners

1st Track 7 Brewing Co "Panic IPA" - American IPA

2nd Ol' Republic Brewery "California Common" -  California Common Beer

3rd San Pedro Brewing Company "Bruin Blonde" - Blonde Ale

Best of Show – Media Choice

Several media personalities will sit with a nationally ranked BJCP judge to select a beer that will be awarded a separate award chosen by the Media. This beer will not affect the results or influence the results of the main competition.

1st Ol' Republic Brewery "E.S.B." - Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

Winning Entries

Category 1: Light Lager (16 entries)

1st Solvang Brewing Co "Blue Eyed Blonde" 1D: Munich Helles

2nd Hangar 24 Craft Brewery  "Helles Lager" 1D: Munich Helles

3rd Loomis Basin Brewing "Buxom Blonde Pilsner" 1C: Premium American Lager

Category 2: Pilsner (22 entries)

1st Rubicon Brewing Company "Czech Pilsner" 2B: Bohemian Pilsener

2nd Sudwerk Brewing Co. "Northern Pilsner" 2A: German Pilsner (Pils)

3rd Lightning Brewery "ELEMENTAL PILSNER" 2A: German Pilsner (Pils)

Category 3: European Amber Lager (5 entries)

1st Sudwerk Brewing Co. "Zen Amber Lager" 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen

2nd Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits "Ballast Point Oktoberfest" 3B: Oktoberfest/Marzen

3rd Left Coast Brewing Co. "Una Mas" 3A: Vienna Lager

Category 4: Dark Lager (5 entries)

1st San Pedro Brewing Company "Terminal Island Black Lager" 4C: Schwarzbier

2nd Ol' Republic Brewery "Black Lager" 4C: Schwarzbier

3rd Ol' Republic Brewery "Dunkel Bock" 4B: Munich Dunkel

Category 5: Bock (13 entries)

1st Feather Falls Casino Brewing Co. "Doppel Down Doppelbock" 5C: Doppelbock

2nd Feather Falls Casino Brewing Co. "Wild Bill Winter Bock" 5B: Traditional Bock

3rd Sudwerk Brewing Co. "Ultimator Dopplebock" 5C: Doppelbock

Category 6: Light Hybrid Beer (69 entries)

1st San Pedro Brewing Company "Bruin Blonde" 6B: Blonde Ale

2nd santa cruz ale works "Castle Beach Kolsch" 6C: Kolsch

3rd Schooner's Grille & Brewery "American" 6A: Cream Ale

Category 7: Amber Hybrid Beer (10 entries)

1st Ol' Republic Brewery "California Common" 7B: California Common Beer

2nd Anaheim Brewery "Anaheim 1888" 7B: California Common Beer

3rd Dust Bowl Brewing Co "Sticke Alt" 7C: Dusseldorf Altbier

Category 8: English Pale Ale (19 entries)

1st Firestone Walker Brewing Company "DBA" 8A: Standard/Ordinary Bitter

2nd Ol' Republic Brewery "E.S.B." 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

3rd Anacapa Brewing Company "What The Fuggle ESB" 8C: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

Category 9: Scottish and Irish Ale (22 entries)

1st Schooner's Grille & Brewery "Marauder" 9E: Strong Scotch Ale

2nd Hermitage Brewing Company "Maltopia" 9B: Scottish Heavy 70/-

3rd Legacy Brewing Company "Clan Ross Scotch Ale" 9E: Strong Scotch Ale

Category 10: American Ale (101 entries)

1st River City Brewing Company "Woodenhead Amber Ale" 10B: American Amber Ale

2ndTrack 7 Brewing Co "Hoppy Palm Pale Ale" 10A: American Pale Ale

3rd Drake's Brewery "1500" 10A: American Pale Ale

Category 11: English Brown Ale (14 entries)

1st Tied House Brewing "Ironwood Dark" 11C: Northern English Brown Ale

2nd Barrel Harbor Brewing Company, LLC "Barrel Harbor Brown Ale" 11C: Northern English Brown Ale

3rd Lost Coast brewery "Downtown Brown" 11C: Northern English Brown Ale

Category 12: Porter (32 entries)

1st Feather Falls Casino Brewing Co. "Brown Bear Porter" 12A: Brown Porter

2nd Drake's Brewery "Black Robusto Porter" 12B: Robust Porter

3rd Lazy Daze Brewery at Mary's Pizza Shack "Party Foul Porter" 12B: Robust Porter

Category 13: Stout (58 entries)

1st Hermitage Brewing Company "Ale Of The 2 Tun" 13D: Foreign Extra Stout

2nd Mendocino Brewing Company "Imperial Stout" 13F: Imperial Stout

3rd Bear Republic Brewing Co. "Big Bear Black Stout" 13E: American Stout

Category 14: India Pale Ale (IPA) (178 entries)

1st Track 7 Brewing Co "Panic IPA" 14B: American IPA

2nd Heretic Brewing Company "Evil Twin" 14D: Other IPA

3rd Bison Organic Beer "Kermit The Hop" 14B: American IPA

HM Bear Republic Brewing Co. "Hop Rod Rye" 14D: Other IPA

Category 15: German Wheat and Rye Beer (27 entries)

1st Faultline Brewing Company "Hefeweizen" 15A: Weizen/Weissbier

2nd American River Brewing Company "Riverbend Hefeweizen" 15A: Weizen/Weissbier

3rd Karl Strauss Brewing Company "Windansea Wheat" 15A: Weizen/Weissbier

Category 16: Belgian and French Ale (46 entries)

1st Telegraph Brewing Co. "Rhinoceros" 16E: Belgian Specialty Ale

2nd Karl Strauss Brewing Company "Fullsuit Belgian Brown Ale" 16E: Belgian Specialty Ale

3rd Telegraph Brewing Co. "Silent Partner Saison" 16C: Saison

Category 17: Sour Ale (9 entries)

1st Mraz Brewing Company "Flander Red" 17B: Flanders Red Ale

2nd Woodfour Brewing Company "Sour Farmhouse" 17E: Gueuze

3rd Boulder Creek Brewery "Cuvee" 17B: Flanders Red Ale

Category 18: Belgian Strong Ale (30 entries)

1st Mraz Brewing Company "Window Of Opportunity" 18C: Belgian Tripel

2nd Valiant Brewing Company "Axiom" 18E: Belgian Dark Strong Ale

3rd North Coast Brewing "Brother Thelonious" 18B: Belgian Dubbel

Category 19: Strong Ale (30 entries)

1st Schooner's Grille & Brewery "Old Diablo" 19B: English Barleywine

2nd Valiant Brewing Company "Stentorian" 19B: English Barleywine

3rd North Coast Brewing "Old Stock Ale" 19A: Old Ale

Category 20: Fruit Beer (22 entries)

1st Six Rivers Brewery "Rosie"s Strawberry Wheat" 20A: Fruit Beer

2nd Garage Brewing Co. "Flatbed Blueberry Cream" 20A: Fruit Beer

3rd Lost Coast brewery "Tangerine Wheat" 20A: Fruit Beer

Category 21: Spice/Herb/Vegatable Beer (16 entries)

1st Hangar 24 Craft Brewery "Gourdgeous" 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

2nd Karl Strauss Brewing Company "Wreck Alley Imperial Stout" 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

3rd 21st-Amendment Brewery "Mo’ Tcho Risin’" 21A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Category 22: Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer (30 entries)

1st Dust Bowl Brewing Co "Barrel Aged Great Impression" 22C: Wood-Aged Beer

2nd Discretion Brewing "Barrel-Aged Good Faith" 22C: Wood-Aged Beer

3rd Loomis Basin Brewing "Jacked Again" 22C: Wood-Aged Beer

HM Karl Strauss Brewing Company "Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Wreck Alley Imperial Stout" 22C: Wood-Aged Beer

Category 23: Specialty Beer (30 entries)

1st High Water Brewing "Campfire Stout" 23A: Specialty Beer

2nd Lagunitas Brewing Co. "NightTime Ale" 23A: Specialty Beer

3rd Sudwerk Brewing Co. "3 Best Friends" 23A: Specialty Beer

HM Monkey Paw Brewing Company "Great Ape Nectar" 23A: Specialty Beer

Category 27: Standard Cider and Perry (8 entries)

2nd Cider Brothers "Pacific Coast Ciders, Hard Apple Cider" 27A: Common Cider

Category 28: Specialty Cider and Perry (4 entries)

1st Common Cider Company "Blood Orange Tangerine" 28B: Fruit Cider

3rd Common Cider Company "Hibiscus Saison" 28D: Other Specialty Cider or Perry

Category 32: CHILI BEER (12 entries)

1st Highway 1 Brewing Company "French Mexican War" 32A: CHILI BEER

2nd Stumblefoot Brewing "Imperial Dragon Kiss" 32A: CHILI BEER

3rd Twisted Manzanita Ales "Where There’s Smoke" 32A: CHILI BEER

Category 33: SESSION BEER (31 entries)

1st Karl Strauss Brewing Company "Mosaic Session Ale" 33A: SESSION BEER

2nd 21st-Amendment Brewery "MCA Stout" 33A: SESSION BEER

3rd Firestone Walker Brewing Company "Easy Jack" 33A: SESSION BEER