Award-Winning Beers from Sacramento-Area Breweries
Sacramento is a craft beer town, so it comes as no surprise that its local breweries took more than two dozen medals during the California State Fair Commercial Beer Competition. This year, nearly 20 breweries from throughout the greater Sacramento area took awards, edging out thousands of entries in more than 60 categories!
Best of all, more than 30 California breweries will be pouring during Brewfest 2019. The event will be held Saturday, July 20 from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Miller Lite Racetrack Grandstand. Tickets (which include entry to the fair) are $35 in advance, or $45 for VIP tickets, which will get you in an hour earlier!
Following are the 2019 commercial beer winners from Sacramento-area breweries, their rankings and their overall categories:
Crooked Lane Brewing Company
Thirsty Pretzels, 2nd in Dark Lager
Dark Bent, 2nd in Irish-Style Dry Stout
Nightfall at the Barn, 2nd in Imperial Stout
Knee Deep Brewing Company
Hoptologist, 3rd in Imperial IPA
Photo courtesy Super Owl Brewing
Bicycle Rights!, 1st in American Pale Ale
Lighten Up, Francis, 1st in Belgian Strong Ale
Udder Nonsense, 2nd in Sweet Stout
Photo courtesy Three Mile Brewing Co.
I Like Big Beets, 1st in Specialty Saison
Gneiss, 1st in Irish-Style Dry Stout
Devil’s Leap, 1st in Wood- and Barrel-Aged
Rampart, 3rd in Munich-Style Helles
B.Applebum, 2nd in American-Style Fruit Beer
Photo courtesy Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co.
Mother’s Beach Blonde Lager, 1st in Munich-Style Helles
Purdon Porter, 3rd in American Porter & Stout
Photo courtesy Out of Bounds Brewing Company
Hurly Burly, 2nd in Wood- and Barrel-Aged
Ryebiscus Saison, 2nd in Specialty Saison
Photo courtesy Fork Rock Brewing
FRB Brown, 1st in American Amber & Brown Ale
The Monk’s Cellar
Biere Blanche, 1st in Belgian-Style Witbier
Alaro Craft Brewery
Castillo, 1st in English-Style IPA
Photo courtesy Big Sexy Brewing Co.
Gifted Gunslinger, 1st in Strong American Ales
Gristmill Honey Ale, 3rd in Honey & Alternative Sugar Beer
New Helvetia Brewing Co.
Thurston Adambier, 1st in Historical Beer Styles
Tower Brewing Company
Puesto de Limonada, 3rd in Gose
South Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe Brewing Company
Fog Nozzle IPA, 2nd in New England-Style IPA
I Did it all for the Cookie, 1st in Experimental Beer
Yolo Brewing Company
Die Hard is a Christmas Movie, 1st in American-Style Fruit Beer
Separation Anxiety, 2nd in American Pale Ale
Photo courtesy Blue Note Brewing Company
Heidi German Leichtbier, 2nd in Pale European Beer