As part of the California State Fair festivities, hard-working people like me slaved away for days sipping at more than 500 beers to figure out which was the best in the Golden State. The California State Fair’s Commercial Craft Brew Competition is one of the most prestigious in the country, and I’m proud to say our local brewers turned in some mighty impressive results.
Most impressive was the showing from Sudwerk. The Davis institution took Best in Show with its Sudwerk Marzen, and 4th Honorable Mention Best in Show with its 20th Anniversary Dunkel Weiss Bock.
Other successful locals included River City Brewing Co.—which won top honors in two different style categories with its Cap City Pale ale and River City Kolsch—and Colfax’s Fox Barrel Cider Company that won a best in style for its Fox Barrel Mulled Cider.
You can try many of the award-winning beers at the California State Fair Brewfest on July 31 at Cal Expo, or at the respective breweries.
Sudwerk—Locations in Davis and Folsom
River City Brewing Co.—Westfield Downtown Plaza
Fox Barrel Cider—Colfax