In light of recent events and campus policies regarding COVID-19. We are postponing the Staff Brewing Competition Tasting Event. See latest updates.


Staff Brewing Competition, New Date

March 30, 2020

Due to the current stay at home order by the Governor, the Staff Brewing Competition planning committee has decided to reschedule the judging and tasting event for later in the fall. The new date for the tasting event is Saturday, August 29, 2020. We have transferred all registrations for teams, tasting tickets, etc. to this date. If the new date works for your schedule, you do not need to do anything else.

Staff Brewing Competition Registration Open!

January 17, 2020

Registration is now open for tasters and brewers for the 6th Annual Staff Brewing Competition at UC Davis! The tasting event is on Friday, April 24, 2020 from 5 – 8 pm at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center.

2020 Staff Brewing Competition Registration Opens Soon

January 03, 2020

It is that time of year to get your teams together and sign up to brew (and taste!). This year’s competition will feature Porters, “Hazy” NEIPA’s, and the return of ciders!

Registration, for both tasters and brewers, opens Friday, January 17th. The tasting event will be on Friday, April 24, 2020 from 5 – 8 pm at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center, so mark your calendars.

And the winners are ....

April 22, 2019

The 5th Annual Staff Brewing Competition at UC Davis featured 3 style categories of pale ales, sours and ciders. Teams were comprised of UC affiliates (staff, graduate students, faculty, and alumni). The winners of each category were announced at the tasting event, held on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center.

This year's judging panels were comprised of Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) certified judges, non-BJCP certified judges, and industry professionals.

Best of Show & Judges' Choice Best Sour:

Here for Beer Team Members:

Event Sold Out

April 18, 2019

And just like that, we've hit ticked sales for our permitted capacity of 200! Wow that's a good problem to have. We're looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. Don't forget, you can still buy more raffle tickets!

Staff Brewing Competition Tasting Event Details

April 17, 2019
We are only 2 days out from the tasting event for the 5th Annual Staff Brewing Competition at UC Davis! The following is information you will need to know before the event.

Get your Team Info In

March 26, 2019

Brewers, in order to include your team information in the Tasting Event Program and People's Choice Best Label contest, you must submit your team information and beer logos by 4/5/19. Please fill out the survey using the button below to submit.

Submit Team Info

You could be a winner too!

March 14, 2019

We're just five weeks away from your favorite brew event of the year. Didn't have time to brew? Well you've still got a chance to win with RAFFLE PRIZES!! Thanks to the still growing list of sponsors for this year's raffle, we've already lots of fun prizes. Look over to raffle prizes already collected regularly to see what you're winning, unless you want to be left out.

Buy Raffle Tickets

Last chance to brew!

March 11, 2019

With just a month left until the Submission Deadline, the deadline to register your team and brew is quickly approaching. If you haven’t already registered your team/brew please do so as soon as possible. We currently have 11 pale ales, 4 sours and 5 ciders. This could be your chance! Sign up by Mar 22 to be eligible to win!

Staff Voice | Beer Style Correction

February 15, 2019

Staff Voice | Issue #254 included an announce of the Staff Brewing Competition, but included an factual error on the brewing styles featured in this year's competition.


The Staff Assembly Brewing Competition will feature Specialty IPA, Brown Ale and Cider.


This year's competition will, in fact, features Pale Ales, Sours, and Ciders. For more information, see The Brews.