After much consideration, our committee has elected to cancel the 2020 Staff Brewing Competition at UC Davis. See latest updates.

Event Announcements

2020 Staff Brewing Competition - Cancellation Notice

May 15, 2020

Fellow homebrewers and beer aficionados,

In early March we had hopes that things would be stable by August. That is no longer realistic. After much consideration, our committee has elected to cancel the 2020 Staff Brewing Competition at UC Davis.

This decision did not come easy, and several alternatives were considered. Most of those alternatives involved compromising the enjoyment of the tasting event, and that event which brings us all together as a community is just too important to us.

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 Postponed

March 16, 2020

The Staff Brewing Competition Planning Committee has been following the situation around COVID-19.

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.

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

2019 Competition Logo Released!

February 08, 2019

As the 5th year of the Staff Brewing Competition comes together, the planning committee is proud to release this year's event logo, designed by our very own Eri Furukawa, from the School of Law. This year's logo ties together our campus culture with the creativity that reminds us that brewing is an art as much as a science & craft.

Registration is opened!

January 31, 2019

Registration is now open for tasters and brewers for the 5th Annual Staff Brewing Competition at UC Davis! The tasting event is on Friday, April 19, 2019 from 5 – 8 pm at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center. It is that time of year to get your teams together and sign up to brew (and taste!).

This year’s competition will feature pale ales, sours and ciders!

To get started, take a look at the Team Registration or Tasting Registration pages for more information.