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


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.

Let us know how we did

April 24, 2019

Well that was fun! For the first year, the 2019 competition sold out in advance of the tasting event with 200 registered attendees, 20 brewing submissions, and 12 unique teams. We also featured our largest raffle drawing, with 20+ prize packs from 18 local sponsors.

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:

Team set up

Brewers, please take note of the following details for serving your beer at the tasting event 

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.

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.

Program Information Submission Deadline

Team information and label entries must be submitted by Friday, April 5, 2019 at 5 pm to be listed in the tasting event program. Information submitted after the deadline will not be included.