Oaktoberfest Homebrew Competition

LATEST NEWS: October 6th, 2014 – The 2014 competition winners list has been posted.  Thanks go out to everyone for helping to make the 2014 competition one for the record books. The 2014 competition had a record 125 entries (nearly double from 2013). Thanks go out to to the 21st Amendment Brewery for this year’s Best of Show winning grand prize, the HopYard Ale House & Restaurant In Pleasanton for hosting the final judging, and to all of the Judges, Stewards, and Prelim judging volunteers who helped us reign in this beast of a competition. We look forward to 2015 and another exciting year!

- Brian Cooper – Competition Organizer
- Jon Koerber – Judge Coordinator

About the Oaktoberfest Competition

Oaktoberfest is a yearly competition, held in conjunction with Oaktoberfest in the Dimond, a huge family friendly beer festival held each year in Oakland, CA. Our entry window is typically early– to mid–September, with judging in late September. Awards are announced each year on the Main Stage at the festival.

Grand Prize Award
The winner of the best-of-show beer for the 2014 Oaktoberfest competition will have his or her winning beer brewed by the 21st Amendment Brewery. This is such an exciting opportunity and we are so pleased to have 21A a part of our competition.
Best of Show Winner: Kölsch – Category 6C
Brewed by Daniel Owens of the San Francisco Homebrewers Guild

Oaktoberfest Homebrew Competition Winners

Winners are announced live at the Oaktoberfest in the Dimond festival on Oct 4th, 2014 at precisely 12:10pm on the main stage!

Oaktoberfest Homebrew Competition 2014

COMPETITION IS COMPLETE – Thank’s for everyones support!

Oaktoberfest is open to German beer styles only; see the sidebar and Competition Rules for acceptable styles, and details on how to enter. Our entry window this year is from Sep 6th–14th.  We have three convenient entry locations: Oak Barrel in Berkeley, CAMore Beer in Concord, CA and Brewmaster in San Leandro, CA.

Important Competition Documents

  Oaktoberfest Homebrew Competition Rules
  Oaktoberfest Entry Form
  Oaktoberfest Bottle Labels

Entry cost is $8 each, and payment is accepted by PayPal only, no checks please. Note: you need not have a PayPal account to register entries, you may simply pay through our online system with a credit card, to register your entries. Entry registration is now live; be sure to time your entries to arrive between Sep 6th – 14th.  See full Competition Rules for more details.

Competition Judging

Competition judging date: September 27th — HopYard Ale House and Grill in Pleasanton CA.

Entry Registration

Oaktoberfest Entry

The 2014 entry window is now closed.
Judging is scheduled for September 27th with winners announced live on stage at the Oct 4th Oaktoberfest festival.