California Craft Brewers Cup Best of Show

Rip Current Brewing
Breakline Bock 
Traditional German-Style Bock

California Brewery of the Year

Crooked Lane Brewing Company

California Guild of the Year

Sacramento Area Brewers Guild

2019 Pioneer

Tom McCormick

Winners – California Craft Brewers Cup

Table 1: Standard American Beer

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stAlvarado Street BreweryMonterey BeerStandard American Lager
2ndUrban Roots BrewingSideworkStandard American Lager
3rdTaps BreweryLightAmerican Light Lager

Table 2: International Lager

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stKnee Deep Brewing CompanyHola SeñorInternational Pale Lager
2ndDust Bowl Brewing CoTaco Truck Amber International Amber Lager
3rdDust Bowl Brewing CoTaco Truck LagerInternational Pale Lager

Table 3: Pilsner

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stDiscretion BrewingShimmer PilsGerman-Style Pilsner
2ndDust Bowl Brewing CoHobo German-Style Pilsner
3rdSecret Trail Brewing CompanyComanche CreekGerman-Style Pilsner

Table 4: Bohemian-Style Pilsner (Czech Lager)

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stEast Brother Beer CoBo PilsCzech Pale Lager
2ndTen Mile BrewingSwarthy CzechsmanCzech Dark Lager
3rdRip Current BrewingChoppy Surf Czech-Style PilsnerCzech Pale Lager

Table 5: Pale European Beer

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stAngel City BreweryEastside Export LagerEuropean-Style Export/Dortmunder
2ndDevice Brewing CompanyDas CrispyEuropean-Style Export/Dortmunder
3rdAlaro Craft BreweryLa BohemeKellerbier or Zwickelbier

Table 6: Munich-Style Helles

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stBike Dog Brewing Co.Summer Is Always HellesMunich-Style Helles
2ndSmog City Brewing Co.South Bay LagerMunich-Style Helles
3rdThe Original 40 Brewing CompanyChrispy BoiMunich-Style Helles

Table 7: German/Vienna-Style Marzen

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stCrooked Lane Brewing CoOktoberfestVienna Lager
2ndDust Bowl Brewing CoOktoberfestMärzen/Oktoberfestbier
3rdFiftyfifty BrewingOktoberfest Märzen/Oktoberfestbier

Table 8: European-Style Dark Beer

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stTaps BreweryDon’t Drop That Dun Dun Dunkel Munich Dunkel
2ndCrooked Lane Brewing CoThirsty PretzelsMunich Dunkel
3rdAngel City BreweryBlack LagerSchwarzbier

Table 9: Bock

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stRip Current BrewingBreakline BockTraditional German-Style Bock
2ndFaultline Brewing CoSpring BockHelles Bock/Maibock
3rdMain Street BreweryMain Street MaibockHelles Bock/Maibock

Table 10: German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stCrooked Lane Brewing CoOreamnosEisbock
2ndMorgan Territroy BrewingLubricatorDoppelbock
3rdPhantom AlesPhantom DoppelbockDoppelbock

Table 11: American Style Cream Ale

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stUnsung Brewing CompanyBuzzmanAmerican-Style Cream Ale
2ndClaremont Craft AlesNormanAmerican-Style Cream Ale
3rdSouth Park BrewingJennyAmerican-Style Cream Ale

Table 12: Kölsch

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stIndie Brewing CompanyPacific Kolsch HighwayKölsch
2ndStandard Deviant BrewingKolschKölsch
3rdKetch BrewingKetch KolschKölsch

Table 13: Altbier/CA Common

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stFiftyfifty BrewingAlternate Ending German-Style Altbier
2ndRedwood Curtain Brewing CompanyDusseldorf AltbierGerman-Style Altbier
3rdAngel City Brewery45rpmGerman-Style Altbier

Table 15: Baltic-Style Porter

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stAngel City BreweryBaltic PorterBaltic-Style Porter
2ndMorgan Territroy BrewingDark ReckoningBaltic-Style Porter
3rdEppig BrewingNatural Bridge: Baltic PorterBaltic-Style Porter

Table 16: American-Style Wheat Beer

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stYorkshire Square BreweryWater-Upon-SeaAmerican-Style Wheat Beer
2ndInc 82 BrewingFor Hef’s SakeAmerican-Style Wheat Beer
3rdNew Glory Craft BreweryGummy Worms American-Style Wheat Beer

Table 17: German-Style Wheat Ale

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stTaps BreweryKrystal ClearKristal Weizen
2ndBeachwood Bbq & BrewingLa CabraWeizenbock
3rdIsland Brewing CompanyPch – Pacific Coast HefeweizenHefeweizen

Table 18: Berliner-Style Weisse

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stCrooked Lane Brewing CoStreet WeisseBerliner-Style Weisse
2ndStereo Brewing CompanySummer SunBerliner-Style Weisse
3rdBeachwood Bbq & BrewingTart SimpsonBerliner-Style Weisse

Table 19: Gose

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stPorchlight Brewing CoPatio SmoochesContemporary Gose
2ndAlesmith Brewing CompanyAlesmith GoseLeipzig-Style Gose
3rdMraz Brewing Company LlcPurple Plum Contemporary Gose

Table 20: Rye Beer

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stBurning Beard BrewingRoggen the LightningGerman-Style Rye Ale

Table 21: Fruit Beer

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stDel Cielo BrewingGuava DreamsFruit beer
2ndUrban Roots BrewingChocolate Moustache Coconut Imperal StoutFruit & Spice beer
3rdFort Rock BrewingGose the DestroyerFruit beer

Table 23: Herb & Spice Beer

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stMoksa Brewing CoIntemperanceHerb & Spice Beer
2ndMoksa Brewing CoSummerthymeHerb & Spice Beer
3rdGarage Brewing CoToasted Marshmallow Milk StoutHerb & Spice Beer

Table 24: Coffee Beer

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stGamecraft Brewing CompanyThere Is No Cow LevelCoffee Beer
2ndAmbitious AlesCentral PerkCoffee Beer
3rdPizza Port Brewing Co- Bressi RanchBacon and EggsCoffee Beer

Table 25: Chocolate Beer

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stBelching Beaver BreweryViva la BeaverChocolate Beer
2ndBeachwood Bbq & BrewingVanilla FudgeChocolate Beer
3rdPizza Port San ClementeDusk Til DawnChocolate Beer

Table 26: Smoked Beer

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stSouth Park BrewingBread & SmokeOther Smoked Beer
2ndHop Dogma Brewing CompanySmoke On the LagerOther Smoked Beer

Table 27: Historical

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stAnaheim BreweryAnaheim 1888 (R)Kentucky Common
2ndAngel City BreweryAdambierAdambier

Table 28: Blonde or Golden Ale

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stMountain Rambler BreweryVenusian Blonde AleBlonde or Golden Ale
2ndDos Desperados BrewerySurfeza Blonde AleBlonde or Golden Ale
3rdTrack 7 Brewing Co.Bee Line BlondeBlonde or Golden Ale

Table 29: British Mild & Bitters

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stBurning Beard BrewingBanksyExtra Special Bitter
2ndThorn Brewing Co.West Kensington Special Bitter
3rdThe Monk’s CellarCrooked Bridge EsbExtra Special Bitter

Table 30: Standard British Ales

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stPeter B’s BrewpubInclusion AmberEnglish-Style Brown Ale
2ndPorchlight Brewing CoThe O.P.English-Style Porter/Brown Porter
3rdStandard Deviant BrewingPorterEnglish-Style Porter/Brown Porter

Table 31: British Strong Ales

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stMorgan Territroy BrewingHighland MarauderWee Heavy/Scotch Ale
2ndAlesmith Brewing CompanyAlesmith Private Stock Ale 2017Old Ale
3rdCrooked Lane Brewing CoGnarly GoatOld Ale

Table 32: Irish/Scottish Ales

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stKarl Strauss Brewing CompanyRed Trolley AleIrish Red Ale
2ndTriple Rock Brewing Co.CleverpennyScottish Export
3rdIsland Brewing CompanyJubilee AleScottish Export

Table 34: Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stCrooked Lane Brewing CoDark BentClassic Irish-Style Dry Stout
2ndPocock Brewing CompanyIt’s My IslandClassic Irish-Style Dry Stout
3rdSociete Brewing CompanyThe PugilistClassic Irish-Style Dry Stout

Table 35: Stouts (Dry)

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stDel Cielo BrewingSmooth RideForeign Extra Stout
2ndSeismic Brewing CompanyOatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
3rdIsland Brewing CompanyStarry Night StoutForeign Extra Stout

Table 36: Stouts (Sweet)

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stSuper Owl BrewingUdder NonsenseMilk Stout/Cream Stout
2ndFeather Falls Brewing CompanyVolcano Mudslide Sweet StoutMilk Stout/Cream Stout
3rdRiley’s BrewingCowliforniaMilk Stout/Cream Stout

Table 37: Imperial Stouts

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stRip Current BrewingRescue Buoy Imperial StoutBritish Style Imperial Stout
2ndRouleur Brewing CompanyNiterideur Imperial StoutAmerican Style Imperial Stout

Table 38: American Amber & Brown Ales

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stTortugo Brewing Baltra RedAmerican Amber Ale
2ndInstitution Ale Co.RestraintAmerican Brown Ale
3rdCrooked Lane Brewing CoHard Headed RedAmerican Amber Ale

Table 39: American Porter & Stout

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stRock Bottom Brewery la JollaPadfoot PorterRobust Porter
2ndFiftyfifty BrewingDonner Party PorterRobust Porter
3rdKern River Brewing CompanyBrown ClawAmerican Porter

Table 40: American Pale Ale

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stAlesmith Brewing CompanyAlesmith San Diego Pale Ale .394American Pale Ale
2ndFigueroa Mountain Brewing CoFigueroa Mountain MosaicAmerican Pale Ale
3rdSociete Brewing CompanyThe PublicanAmerican Pale Ale

Table 41: English-Style India Pale Ale

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stAlaro Craft BreweryCastilloEnglish-Style India Pale Ale
2ndLoomis Basin Brewing Co.,incVindicator IPAEnglish-Style India Pale Ale
3rdFigueroa Mountain Brewing CoHoppy PoppyEnglish-Style India Pale Ale

Table 42: American-Style India Pale Ale

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stGamecraft Brewing CompanyPay To WinAmerican-Style India Pale Ale
2ndAuburn AlehouseGold Digger IPAAmerican-Style India Pale Ale
3rdOut of Bounds Brewing CompanyJoyriderAmerican-Style India Pale Ale

Table 43: New England-Style India Pale Ale

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stResident BrewingChasing MosaicNew England-Style IPA (Hazy IPA)
2ndNorth Park Beer Co.Art Is HardNew England-Style IPA (Hazy IPA)
3rdKnee Deep Brewing CompanyOopsie d’HazyNew England-Style IPA (Hazy IPA)

Table 44: American Imperial IPA

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stMoksa Brewing CoSticky SipsDouble IPA 
2ndTarantula Hill Brewing CompanyBatch 002Double IPA 
3rdTaps BreweryPoseidonDouble IPA 

Table 45: Specialty IPA

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stAlvarado Street BreweryChampagne HopiBrut IPA
2ndDrake’s Brewing Co.Aroma Coma Rye IPA
3rdKnee Deep Brewing CompanyMan Juice Other Specialty IPA

Table 46: Strong American Ale

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stBravery Brewing CompanyCentennial BarleywineAmerican Barleywine
2ndKnee Deep Brewing CompanyImperial Tanilla Imperial Porter
3rdMraz Brewing Company LlcOperiasImperial Porter

Table 47: Belgian-Style Witbier

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stTemblor Brewing CoUnder A Blood Orange SkyBelgian-Style Witbier
2ndMain Street BreweryKatarina WitBelgian-Style Witbier
3rdTarantula Hill Brewing CompanyT.O. WitBelgian-Style Witbier

Table 48: Classic Saison

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stResident BrewingGolden KissClassic Saison
2ndHillenbrand Farmhaus BreweryFarmhausClassic Saison
3rdAlaro Craft BreweryRabbit HoleClassic Saison

Table 49: Specialty Saison

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stGilman Brewing CompanyChamp RochauxSpecialty Saison
2ndInnovation Brew WorksCattle RancherSpecialty Saison
3rdFerment.Drink.Repeat – Fdr Brewing CompanyBarbados Grapefruit SaisonSpecialty Saison

Table 50: Belgian & French-Style Ale

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stBarmhaus Brewing Co.Batch #4Belgian Pale Ale
2ndResident BrewingIndustrial GrisGrisette
3rdTriple Rock Brewing Co.Bid AdieuBelgian Table Beer

Table 51: Belgian Strong Ale

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stSecond Chance Beer CompanyGloriousBelgian Pale Strong Ale
2ndAlesmith Brewing CompanyAlesmith Grand CruBelgian Dark Strong Ale
3rdRiip Beer CompanyMarooned 12Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Table 52: Trappist Style Ale

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stMain Street BreweryBishop’s Tipple TrippelTrappist Tripel
2ndFaction Brewing CompanyDefcon ITrappist Quadrupel
3rdSociete Brewing CompanyThe DebutanteTrappist Dubbel

Table 53: Belgian Sour Ale

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stSoquel Fermentation ProjectRed #2 -With RaspberryFlanders Red Ale
2ndAlesmith Brewing CompanyAlesmith ObkOther Belgian-Style Sour Ale
3rdPort Brewing and the Lost AbbeyRed PoppyFlanders Red Ale

Table 54: Belgian-Style Lambic

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stThorn Brewing Co.Framboise d’TatasFruit Lambic
2ndMraz Brewing Company LlcBlack CreekFruit Lambic
3rdFlatland Brewing CompanyUnwritten Stories Lambic

Table 55: American Wild Ale

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stOriginal Pattern Brewing CompanyBerrya 51Wild Specialty Beer
2ndChapman Crafted BeerAbsofruitly! RaspberryWild Specialty Beer
3rdSoquel Fermentation ProjectGolden Sour #4 With Mango and PassionfruitWild Specialty Beer

Table 56: Wood (Wine)

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stDuck Foot Brewing Co.Sour BlondeWood- and Barrel-Aged (stored in barrels previously containing wine, port, or sherry)
2ndFiftyfifty BrewingOld Digs Malbec Wood- and Barrel-Aged (stored in barrels previously containing wine, port, or sherry)
3rdSeismic Brewing CompanySteinstrasse Wood- and Barrel-Aged (stored in barrels previously containing wine, port, or sherry)

Table 57: Wood (Spirit)

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stBravery Brewing CompanyBourbon Barrel-Aged the ShroudWood- and Barrel-Aged (stored in barrels previously containing distilled spirits i.e. brandy, bourbon, etc)
2ndDrake’s Brewing Co.Santa’s BrassWood- and Barrel-Aged (stored in barrels previously containing distilled spirits i.e. brandy, bourbon, etc)
3rdSilva BrewingSilva StoutWood- and Barrel-Aged (stored in barrels previously containing distilled spirits i.e. brandy, bourbon, etc)

Table 58: Alternative Fermentable Beer

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stMorgan Territroy BrewingBees Better Have My HoneyHoney Beer
2ndAngel City BreweryRap On the BeezerHoney Beer
3rdDiscretion BrewingTen Million FlowersHoney Beer

Table 59: Experimental Beer

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stKings Brewing CompanyFluffernutterExperimental Beer
2ndBurgeon Beer CompanyBird’s MilkExperimental Beer
3rdSilva BrewingThe Pink StuffExperimental Beer

Table 60: Session Beer

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stPizza Port Brew Co. – Ocean BeachGuillaumeSession Beer (beer less than or equal to 5% abv.)
2ndEppig BrewingNatural Bridge: Vienna LagerSession Beer (beer less than or equal to 5% abv.)
3rdNoble Ale WorksNose CandySession Beer (beer less than or equal to 5% abv.)

Table 61: Chili Beer

PlaceOrganizationEntry NameStyle
1stDuck Foot Brewing Co.Slow BurnChili Beer
2ndStereo Brewing CompanyI Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your AssChili Beer
3rdGarage Brewing CoHatch Chile IPAChili Beer