2019 Tasting Event

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

2019 Staff Brewing Competition Logo
Design Credit: Eri Furukawa

The 2019 Staff Brewing Competition at UC Davis, held on April 19, 2019, featured three brewing categories. American Pale Ales, and Sours 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 APA and Sour categories, was the return of the cider.

For the first year, the 2019 competition sold out in advance of tasting event with 200 registered attendees, 20 brewing submissions, and 12 unique teams.

Winners in the 2019 competition were as follows:

Best of Show & Judges' Choice Best Sour:

Here for Beer, Pineapple Guava Sour

People's Choice: 

​​​​​​Chris’ Angels: Wingin It Pale Ale

Judges' Choice Pale Ales:

Beer Pressure: Drink It! Pale Ale

Judges' Choice Ciders:

Hibiscus Bloom: Hibiscus Bloom

Best Label:

Here For Beer: Captain Ahab’s Pale Wh-Ale

For more information on 2019 winners see https://staffbrewing.ucdavis.edu/news/and-winners-are