2018 Tasting Event

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2018 Staff Brewing Competition Logo
Design Credit: Eri Furukawa

The 2018 4th Annual Brewing Competition and Tasting Event at UC Davis, held on May 11, 2018, featured three brewing categories. Specialty IPAs & Brown Ales were judged according to BJCP style guidelines and compared in a side-by-side final tasting to select Best of Show. In addition to the IPA and Brown Ale categories, 2018 introduced the addition of ciders as a non BJCP category.

The 2018 competition sold out in advance of tasting event with nearly 200 registered attendees, 29 brewing submissions, and 12 unique teams.

Winners in the 2018 competition were as follows:

Best of Show & Judges' Choice Best IPA:
Team Bar Sinister: Beyond Pale Hazy IPA
Team & Bar Sinister: Beyond Pale Hazy IPA

People's Choice:

One HR: Red IPA

Judges' Choice Brown Ale:

Team 20: Bigly Brown

Judges' Choice Ciders:

Hop Heads: Dry Hopped Cider

Best Label:

Dad Bod IPA Label
Beer Belly Brew: Dad Bod IPA