Oaktoberfest Homebrew Competition 2016

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 in early September, with judging in late September to allow for check-in, entry verification and preliminary judging sessions. Awards are announced each year on the Main Stage at the festival.

Oaktoberfest Homebrew Competition Winners

Winners are announced live at the Oaktoberfest in the Dimond festival on Oct 1st, 2016 at approximately 12:45pm on the main stage!

Grand Prize Award
Once again, the winner of the best-of-show beer for the 2016 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 again this year.


The Oaktoberfest Homebrew Competition 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 June 1st – Sept 2nd.  We have three convenient entry locations: Oak Barrel in Berkeley, CAMore Beer in San Leandro, CA and Hoptech in Dublin, CA.

Enter, Sign Up as A Judge or Steward

Oaktoberfest Homebrew Competition Online Site

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 August 20th – September 3rd at 5:00 PM, PDT.  See full Competition Rules at Oaktoberfest.beercomp.com for more details.

Competition Judging

Competition judging date: September 24th — Eight Bridges Brewing, Livermore, CA. Winners will be announced live on stage at the Oct 1st Oaktoberfest festival.

Entry Registration

The entry window for the 2016 Oaktoberfest Competition is now open. Check Oaktoberfest.beercomp.com for details.