SD Homebrew Fest 2018

Join us as we celebrate the homebrew community and its capacity for caring and charity!

Come taste 35+ unique homebrews and mingle with the homebrewers themselves.

SD Homebrew Fest 2018 is a special event during which the homebrewers and their beers are the main focus.

Proceeds go to support Friends of Jefferson, a parent organization that helps teachers bridge the financial gap for art and science projects.

You be the Judge:

Festival attendees will taste and vote for their favorite beer. Prizes will be awarded for People’s Choice (favorite at the festival), as well for the top 3 beers selected by a group certified beer judges.

Tickets are available to designated drivers. You’ll help save a lives and support our local schools!

Visit the SD Homebrew Fest website for info and tickets, or to register your beer for the competition(s).

http://www.sdhomebrewfest.com/

Click here for Competition Registration

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SD Homebrew Fest 2017: Winners

SD Homebrew Fest 2017
Recap & Winners

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The 2nd San Diego Homebrew Fest was another success for many reasons. Most notably, we raised funds for a great local cause that is vital to the future success of our neighborhood – extra curricular activities for a local elementary school. Friends of Jefferson Elementary, the event organizers, raise funds help teachers cover the costs of valuable supplies and learning experiences that are not funded otherwise (other than the teacher’s pocket, of course).

The event also gave 40+ homebrewers, cider makers, and craft breweries the opportunity to connect with community and spread their passion. This is perhaps our favorite example of how the hobby of homebrewing can bring people and communities closer together.

Homebrewers attended with their friends and family to share their wares, and talk about their beloved hobby with attendees. All guests were allowed to vote for their favorite homebrew/cider.

For a complete list of the participating brewers, read below, but first, allow us to announce the winners of the 2017 San Diego Homebrew Fest:

Official Judging Session Results:

This session was judged/coordinated by members of the Beer Judge Certification Program, as well as esteemed members of the brewing community. Entries were grouped into similar categories when necessary. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards were granted to the top three of the entire competition. These entries were selected from the top 2-3 beers from each group. We also awarded ribbons to the beer with the most points in each group.

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1st Place:

Darrel Brown – Exquisite Blonde – American Blonde Ale – 18A

2nd Place:
Sean Thompson – Aperplop – Apricot Cider – Cider w/ Other Fruit – C2B

3rd Place:
Doug Brown – Suppermolly (Don’t Haze Me Bro) – American IPA – 21A

 

 

 


 

Group Leaders:

People's Choice Winner: Ben Elson
People’s Choice Winner: Ben Elson

The following brewers came out on top of their groups, and advanced to the overall Best of Show (BOS).

Pale Ale/IPA:
Doug Brown – Suppermolly (Don’t Haze Me Bro) – American IPA – 21A

Light/Amber/Dark/Strong/Cider:
Darrel Brown – Exquisite Blonde – American Blonde Ale – 18A

Spice/Fruit/Specialty Beers:
Ben Elson – Rope Swing: Dry Hopped Farmhouse Ale (NZ hops) – 28A – Brett Beer

Belgian/Sour Beers:
Ben Elson – Rope Swing: Dry Hopped Farmhouse Ale (NZ hops) – 28A – Brett Beer

People’s Choice Awards:

This award is granted to the crowd favorite. Each attendee placed a ballot for their top pick. The winner this year, by a sizeable margin, was Ben Elson for his Rope Swing: Dry Hopped Farmhouse Ale (NZ hops) – in the Brett Beer category 28A.

Other Participants/Thanks Yous:

We have several people/groups to be grateful for:

Waypoint Public, The Homebrewer, Barons MarketCommunity Real Estate Co, Observatory North Park, A7D Creative Group Inc, Green Beans PreSchool North Park Beer Co, Pariah Brewing Co, Coronado Brewing Co, Thorn St Brewery, Fall Brewing Co, Mike Hess Brewing, Home Brewing CoBeer Can Soap, SD Beer Talk Podcast, Woo Bars, Original Grain Watches

Many thanks to all of our participating homebrewers:

Hayden Charter, Roy Leyrer, Josiah Vivona, Ralph Carrasquillo, Doug Brown, Jeremiah Trammel, Edgar Regis, Joseph Herrmann, Mark Bolczak, Gloria Pratt, Nicholas Schoch, Mark Vacha, Ben Elson, Michael Lettieri, Edgar Regis, Joe Pastry, Ben Elson, Sarah Schoch, Doug VomSteeg, Daniel Huffman, Chris Sullivan, Darrel Brown, Daniel Huffman, Tricia Gallant, Nicholas Schoch, Sean Thompson, Jesse Valle, Charles Pulley, Andrea Cerda, Anthony Espinoza, Jeremiah Trammel, Michael Zimbric

 

First Annual San Diego Homebrew Festival and Competition

Friends of Jefferson Elementary presents the first of what we hope will become an annual North Park tradition. 30 brewers will compete for the title of San Diego’s Best Home Brewer. Tickets include unlimited tastings of the home brews, as well as offerings from our five guest breweries–Mike Hess, Thorn Street, Monkey Paw, Home, and Fall. 

In addition there will be chances to talk beer with local experts, play games with your friends, and compete for awesome prizes donated by nearby businesses. All proceeds go toward supporting educational and enrichment opportunities at Jefferson Elementary, North Park’s neighborhood public elementary school.