The inaugural California Brewers Cup beer competition was held in conjunction with the 5th California Craft Beer Summit, in Long Beach, September 11-14. It was also the 30th anniversary of the California Craft Brewers Association.
One hundred and ninety independent California craft brewers submitted a total of 1,266 beers into competition, and awards were given in 58 style categories.
A total of 22 San Diego County breweries won 37 of the 170 awards given. That’s about 22% of the medals going to San Diego. The full list of winners is available here. San Diego Breweries won two-thirds or more of the medals in eight style categories.
The “Best in Show” award went to San Marcos’s Rip Current Brewing for their Breakline Bock, which was entered in the Traditional German-Style Bock category.
Here’s a chart of the SD winners: