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

The Rules

Teams and Team Fee

Each team will need to designate a team lead (the registrant) who is responsible for registering their entire team (6 people max). A team must have at least two members. ALL team members must be UC affiliates. We're happy to extend that affiliation to other nearby UC campuses, but you must plan to attend the tasting event to remain eligible. The registration fee is $10 per team entry. The fees collected will be used to help cover the cost of the facility and supplies (e.g. tasting glasses). Brewers can choose to enter up to two of the three categories.

Style Guidelines

Style guides for this year's selected brew styles can be found on The Brews page. More information about how to submit your entries will be shared as the date of the event nears.

Best of Show

The judging panels will include BJCP certified judges and industry professionals. They will select a Best of Show winner from the two beer categories. Cider entries are not eligible for the Best of Show prize. 

Judges Choice Awards

There will be a first place prize awarded in each style. More information about how to submit your entries will be shared as the date of the event nears. Teams must be represented by at least two members at the tasting event in order to be eligible for an award. Tasting event fees apply.

People's Choice Awards

There will be one People's Choice winner this year. Each attendee at the final event will be given instructions on how to vote via a mobile app which will automatically tally the votes and determine the People's Choice best beer/cider. Teams must be represented by at least two members at the tasting event in order to be eligible for the award. Tasting event fees apply.

Best Label Awards

There will be a People's Choice winner for the best label. Each attendee at the final event will be given instructions on how to vote via a mobile app which will automatically tally the votes and determine the People's Choice best label. Teams must be represented by at least two members at the tasting event in order to be eligible for the award. Tasting event fees apply.

Event Entry

At the time your team registers for the event, you will have the opportunity to register for tickets to the final tasting event. Food will NOT be included in the entry fee. However, delicious food options will be available on site for an additional fee. Your entry fee will include 30-2oz tastings and a souvenir tasting glass. The fees collected will be used to cover the cost of the facility, tasting glasses and prizes for the best brews. The cost of the event entry at time of team registration is expected to be only $10 per person. Those that register for the event separately should expect to pay the individual taster fee of $15 per person through the early bird deadline of Friday, April 20th. 

Deadline to Enter

Once 15 teams per style is reached.