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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

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

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 ....

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

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!

2019 Competition Logo Released!

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.