California Commercial Craft Beer Competition 2023 Results

Congratulations to HiDef Brewing for winning Best of Show with their Bass Clef Barley Wine, a Wood and Barrel Aged beer!

We also commend The Monk’s Cellar for capturing Brewery of the Year with 3 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal!

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CategoryBreweryStyleEntry NamePlace
Best of ShowHiDef BrewingWood-and-Barrel-Aged (Spirit)Bass Clef Barley Wine
2023 Brewery of the YearThe Monk’s Cellar3 Gold Medals & 1 Silver Medal
01: American Light LagerJackrabbit Brewing Company01A – American Light LagerOhaguro1
02: American Style LagerFogbelt Brewing Co01B – Northern American-Style LagerRedwood Lager1
03: International Pale LagerTilted Mash Brewing02A – International Pale LagerMo’fun1
04: International Amber/Dark LagerDel Cielo Brewing02B – International Amber LagerMorena Mia1
05: European-Style PilsnerArtifex Brewing03B – European-Style PilsnerForza O-Side1
06: German-Style PilsnerDevice Brewing Company03C – German-Style PilsnerPincushion1
07: Czech LagerCanyon Club Brewery04A – Czech Pale LagerBeta Tested Pilsner1
08: Pale European LagerBrewbilt Brewing06A – Munich-Style HellesBrain Bypass Helles Lager1
09: Vienna/Märzen LagerHomebound Brew Haus07A – Vienna LagerScout1
10: Dark European LagerPocock Brewing Company08A – Munich DunkelPococktoberfest1
11: BockClandestine Brewing09B – Traditional German-Style BockBocklash1
12: American-Style Cream Ale21st Amendment Brewery10A – American-Style Cream AleEl Sully1
13: KölschFaultline Brewing Co11A – KölschLakeside Kolsch1
15: American-Style Wheat BeerSnowshoe Brewery15A – American-Style Wheat BeerApricot Wheat1
16: WeissbierKairoa Brewing Company16B – HefeweizenHasselhef1
17: Berliner-Style WeisseSmoking Cannon Brewery17A – Berliner-Style WeisseKerr1
18: GoseSan Francisco Brewing Company18A – Leipzig-Style GoseGolden Gate Gose1
19: Rye BeerOscars Brewing Company19A – Rye beerBear Meets Otter1
20: Fruit BeerMike Hess Brewing20A – Fruit beerApricot Hop Cloud1
21: Fruit or Herb/Spice BeerSouth of North Brewing Co.22A – Herb & Spice BeerHorchata Stout1
22: Coffee BeerBrams Beer23A – Coffee BeerBrams Coffee Cacao Stout1
23: Chocolate BeerSmoking Cannon Brewery24A – Chocolate BeerJoslyn1
24: Bamberg-Style RauchbierDanville Brewing Company25A – Bamberg-Style RauchbierStation 311
25: Historical StylesPocock Brewing Company26E – London Brown AleThe Old Road1
26: Blonde or Golden AleTarantula Hill Brewing Co27A – Blonde or Golden AleTarantula Hill Blonde1
28: BittersSummer Fox Brewing Company28C – Special BitterSanta Fe Ave Pub Ale1
27: English Dark AlesStandard Deviant Brewing29A – English-Style Brown AleEnglish Brown Ale1
29: UK StrongDanville Brewing Company30C – English BarleywineGranny’s Tipple1
30: Scottish/Irish AlesWaterman Brewing Company32A – Irish Red Ale Bald Ron’s Irish Red Ale1
31: English StoutsDel Cielo Brewing33B – Foreign Extra StoutSmooth Ride1
32: Imperial StoutsHidef Brewing36A – American Style Imperial StoutBlack Hole1
33: American Amber AleSan Francisco Brewing Company37A – American Amber AleAlcatraz Amber1
34: American Brown AleCalicraft Brewing Company37B – American Brown AleOaktown Brown Ale1
35: American Porter/StoutEtna Brewing Co38A – American PorterOld Grind Porter1
36: American Pale AleGrass Valley Brewing Co.39A – American Pale AleGold Pan Pale1
37: English-Style India Pale AleAntigua Brewing Company40A – English-Style India Pale AleGrand Hoppening1
38: American-Style India Pale AleMy Yard Live Beer Co.41A – American-Style India Pale AleFlight Of The Kiwi’s1
39: New England-Style IPA (Hazy IPA)Logoff Brewing42A – New England-Style IPA (Hazy IPA)Hazy Lazy Days1
40: Double IPAMy Yard Live Beer Co.43A – Double IPA Lawn Darts1
41: Triple IPAKnee Deep Brewing Co.43B – Triple IPASimtra 1
42: Specialty IPADying Breed Brewing44D – Red IPAWanted Red Or Alive1
43: American Strong Ale1886 Brewing Company45D – Other American Strong AlesRare Conundrum1
44: Belgian-Style WitbierThe Monk’s Cellar46A – Belgian-Style WitbierBiere Blanche1
45: Classic SaisonThe Monk’s Cellar47A – Classic SaisonMates In Belgium1
46: Specialty SaisonThe Monk’s Cellar48A – Specialty SaisonCellmates1
47: Belgian Blond/Pale AleKairoa Brewing Company49B – Belgian Blond AleCheeky Buggah1
48: Belgian Strong AlesSuper Owl Brewing50B – Belgian Dark Strong AleDon’t Call Me Francis1
49: Trappist Style AleApogee Brewing Co.51C – Trappist TripelMonks In Space1
50: Belgian SourAngel City Brewery53B – GueuzeTrois Annees Cuvee1
51: American Wild AleMraz Brewing Company Llc54B – Mixed Culture BeerGuava Lava1
52: Wood- and Barrel-Aged (Wine)Clandestine Brewing55A – Wood- and Barrel-Aged (stored in barrels previously containing wine, port, or sherry)Quad Pro Quo1
53: Wood- and Barrel-Aged (Spirit)Hidef Brewing56A – Wood- and Barrel-Aged (stored in barrels previously containing distilled spirits i.e. brandy, bourbon, etc)Bass Clef Barley Wine1
54: Alternative Sugar BeverageAbsolution Brewing Co57C – Honey BeerRector 20231
55: Experimental BeerShadow Puppet Brewing Company58A – Experimental BeerNeedle Tip1
56: Session BeerPizza Port Ocean Beach59A – Session Beer (beer less than or equal to 5% abv.)Guillaume1
57: Chili BeerAngel City Brewery60A – Chili BeerSrirachelada1
58: CiderWindy Ridge CellarsC1A – New World CiderWindy Ridge Cellars – Imperial Hard Apple Cider1
01: American Light LagerMacLeod Ale Brewing Co.01A – American Light LagerVan Ice2
02: American Style LagerPuesto Cervecería01B – Northern American-Style LagerPuesto Clara2
03: International Pale LagerSacrament Brewing02A – International Pale LagerAre You There God? It’s Me… Lager.2
04: International Amber/Dark LagerOscars Brewing Company02C – International Dark LagerPapa Bear2
05: European-Style PilsnerSouth of North Brewing Co.03B – European-Style PilsnerStrega Italian Pilsner2
06: German-Style PilsnerCommon Space Brewery03C – German-Style PilsnerFresh Pils Of L.A.2
07: Czech LagerTen Mile Brewing04B – Czech Dark LagerSwarthy Czechsman2
08: Pale European LagerCasa Agria Specialty Ales05C – European-Style Export/DortmunderNyland Extra2
09: Vienna/Märzen LagerTen Mile Brewing07A – Vienna LagerPlethora Of Pinatas2
10: Dark European LagerThe Monk’s Cellar08B – SchwarzbierMay The Schwarz Bier With You2
11: BockHigh-Hand Brewery09A – Helles Bock/MaibockHigh-Hand Maibock2
12: American-Style Cream AleCooperage Brewing Company10A – American-Style Cream AleEl Coopacabra2
13: KölschMorgan Territory Brewing11A – KölschSuper Bloom2
14: HybridBrewyard Beer Company Llc13A – California CommonJewel City2
15: American-Style Wheat BeerLodi Beer Co15A – American-Style Wheat BeerSummer Wheat2
16: WeissbierStandard Deviant Brewing16B – HefeweizenHefeweizen2
17: Berliner-Style WeisseCerveceria Del Pueblo17A – Berliner-Style WeisseLulo2
18: GoseClaremont Craft Ales18B – Contemporary GoseRaspberry Gose2
19: Rye BeerClandestine Brewing19A – Rye beerPhilly Special2
20: Fruit BeerDying Breed Brewing20A – Fruit beer50/50 Creamsicle2
21: Fruit or Herb/Spice BeerLogoff Brewing20B – Fruit & Spice beerWalker Texas Oranger2
22: Coffee BeerDarkheart Brewing23A – Coffee BeerDark Gallows2
24: Bamberg-Style RauchbierArts District Brewing Company25A – Bamberg-Style RauchbierKindling2
25: Historical StylesCanyon Lakes Brewery26F – Pre-Prohibition PorterOb Brown 2
26: Blonde or Golden AleFrogtown Brewery27A – Blonde or Golden AleKinky2
27: English Dark AlesTaproom Beer Company28A – English-Style Mild AleHow Original2
28: BittersAlosta Brewing Co.28D – Extra Special BitterElias2
29: UK StrongAlaro Craft Brewery30B – Old AleSpaniard2
30: Scottish/Irish AlesFort Rock Brewing32A – Irish Red AleRed My Mind2
31: English StoutsFeather Falls Brewing Co.35A – Milk Stout/Cream StoutVolcano Mudslide2
32: Imperial StoutsMike Hess Brewing36A – American Style Imperial StoutUmbrix2
33: American Amber AleFaultline Brewing Co37A – American Amber AleRedwood Ale2
34: American Brown AleTarantula Hill Brewing Co37B – American Brown AleWho’s That Brown2
35: American Porter/StoutGrass Valley Brewing Co.38B – American StoutWestern State’s Stout2
36: American Pale AleBurgeon Beer Company39A – American Pale AleCollective Minds2
37: English-Style India Pale AleAlaro Craft Brewery40A – English-Style India Pale AleCastillo2
38: American-Style India Pale AleBrewery X41A – American-Style India Pale AleInhale X-Hill2
39: New England-Style IPA (Hazy IPA)Summer Fox Brewing Company42A – New England-Style IPA (Hazy IPA)Joytone Hazy IPA2
40: Double IPASudwerk Brewing Company43A – Double IPA Overgrowth Imperial IPA2
41: Triple IPADying Breed Brewing43B – Triple IPAThe Wrecker2
42: Specialty IPACuver44A – Belgian IPAHoppy Don2
43: American Strong AleProject Barley Brewery45A – American BarleywineGood Boy (2022)2
45: Classic SaisonStone Church Brewing47A – Classic SaisonSaison De Church2
46: Specialty SaisonApogee Brewing Co.48A – Specialty SaisonLucy In The Rye2
47: Belgian Blond/Pale AleEl Segundo Brewing Company49C – Belgian Pale AleAileron2
48: Belgian Strong AlesPizza Port Brewing Co Carlsbad Village50A – Belgian Pale Strong AleLe Village 2
49: Trappist Style AleFaultline Brewing Co51B – Trappist DubbelDouble Trouble2
50: Belgian SourSan Francisco Brewing Company52A – Oud BruinOud Bruin2
51: American Wild AleSidellis Lake Tahoe Inc.54C – Wild Specialty BeerSlo-Ly Going Wild2
52: Wood- and Barrel-Aged (Wine)Calicraft Brewing Company55A – Wood- and Barrel-Aged (stored in barrels previously containing wine, port, or sherry)Red Wine Sour Cuvee2
53: Wood- and Barrel-Aged (Spirit)Knee Deep Brewing Co.56A – Wood- and Barrel-Aged (stored in barrels previously containing distilled spirits i.e. brandy, bourbon, etc)Distinguished Gentleman2
55: Experimental BeerFrogtown Brewery58A – Experimental BeerPainkiller2
56: Session BeerTioga-Sequoia Brewing Co.59A – Session Beer (beer less than or equal to 5% abv.)Low Dome Blood Orange Wheat2
57: Chili BeerAngel City Brewery60A – Chili BeerMiche Verde2
58: CiderNitty’s CiderC2B – Cider with Other FruitCandlelight & Roses2
54: Alternative Sugar BeverageSage Vegan Bistro & BreweryK1B – Fruit KombuchaBoozy Booch2
01: American Light LagerEvans Brewing Co01A – American Light LagerEvan’s 873
02: American Style LagerEl Segundo Brewing Company01B – Northern American-Style LagerBroken Skull American Lager3
03: International Pale LagerBurgeon Beer Company02A – International Pale LagerInvita3
04: International Amber/Dark LagerPuesto Cervecería02C – International Dark LagerPuesto Negra3
05: European-Style PilsnerHeadlands Brewing Company03B – European-Style PilsnerPt. Bonita3
06: German-Style PilsnerTrue Symmetry Brewing Co03C – German-Style PilsnerVitruvian Pilsner3
07: Czech LagerPuesto Cervecería04B – Czech Dark LagerPuesto Negra3
08: Pale European LagerTen Mile Brewing06A – Munich-Style HellesSegway To Munich3
09: Vienna/Märzen LagerTaproom Beer Company07A – Vienna LagerVienna Lager3
10: Dark European LagerTrue Symmetry Brewing Co08B – SchwarzbierMidnight At Noon3
11: BockMorgan Territory Brewing09A – Helles Bock/MaibockLock’d, Bock’d And Ready To Rock3
12: American-Style Cream AleDel Cielo Brewing10A – American-Style Cream AleÓrale3
13: KölschJackrabbit Brewing Company11A – KölschCatch Of The Day3
14: HybridDarkheart Brewing12A – German-Style AltbierAlternate Latitude With Attitude3
15: American-Style Wheat BeerAntigua Brewing Company15A – American-Style Wheat BeerBotanical3
16: WeissbierWaterman Brewing Company16B – HefeweizenHef ‘n’ Brau3
17: Berliner-Style WeisseMike Hess Brewing17A – Berliner-Style WeissePeachy My Other Vice3
18: GoseOld Stump Brewing Co18B – Contemporary GoseApricot Gose3
20: Fruit BeerTrademark Brewing Company20A – Fruit beerA La Playa3
21: Fruit or Herb/Spice BeerAntigua Brewing Company22A – Herb & Spice BeerCelebration3
22: Coffee BeerMike Hess Brewing23A – Coffee BeerMhb Vietnamese Pastry Stout3
23: Chocolate BeerAntigua Brewing Company24A – Chocolate BeerQuetzalcoatl3
25: Historical StylesSmoking Cannon Brewery26G – Finnish-Style SahtiSmoking Longhorn3
26: Blonde or Golden AleTen Mile Brewing27A – Blonde or Golden AleMaggie Mae3
28: Bitters1886 Brewing Company28D – Extra Special BitterElleigh’s Esb3
27: English Dark AlesTemblor Brewing Company29A – English-Style Brown AleAlmond Brown Ale3
29: UK StrongLodi Beer Co30C – English BarleywineBarleywine3
30: Scottish/Irish AlesEl Cid Brewing Company32A – Irish Red AleRed Chevrons3
31: English StoutsSolano Brewing Company35A – Milk Stout/Cream StoutSunday Mornings3
32: Imperial StoutsOak Park Brewing Company36A – American Style Imperial StoutStout Kang3
33: American Amber AleSidellis Lake Tahoe Inc.37A – American Amber AleOb Amber3
34: American Brown AleEl Segundo Brewing Company37B – American Brown AleStation No. 13
35: American Porter/StoutWaterman Brewing Company38A – American PorterOld Towne Porter3
36: American Pale AleDying Breed Brewing39A – American Pale AleMoosaic3
37: English-Style India Pale AleGrass Valley Brewing Co.40A – English-Style India Pale AleLightnin Mike’s IPA3
38: American-Style India Pale AleChapman Crafted Beer41A – American-Style India Pale AleWelcome To Citra3
39: New England-Style IPA (Hazy IPA)Brewyard Beer Company Llc42A – New England-Style IPA (Hazy IPA)Citra Bang3
40: Double IPAMorgan Territory Brewing43A – Double IPA Hoptomic3
41: Triple IPADust Bowl Brewing Co.43B – Triple IPATherapist Imperial IPA3
42: Specialty IPADanville Brewing Company44E – Rye IPABar 13
43: American Strong AleAntigua Brewing Company45D – Other American Strong AlesThor’s Hammer3
45: Classic SaisonBreak Even Beermakers47A – Classic SaisonJawbone3
46: Specialty SaisonJulian Beer Company48A – Specialty SaisonHillside Rendezvous 3
47: Belgian Blond/Pale AlePaperback Brewing49B – Belgian Blond AleSurrealist3
48: Belgian Strong AlesCamerado Brewing Co.50B – Belgian Dark Strong AleAzrael3
50: Belgian SourMraz Brewing Company Llc52C – Other Belgian-Style Sour AleWild Meadow3
51: American Wild AleHeadlands Brewing Company54C – Wild Specialty BeerSolar Sour Blackberry3
52: Wood- and Barrel-Aged (Wine)Porchlight Brewing Co55A – Wood- and Barrel-Aged (stored in barrels previously containing wine, port, or sherry)Three Hour Tour3
53: Wood- and Barrel-Aged (Spirit)Morgan Territory Brewing56A – Wood- and Barrel-Aged (stored in barrels previously containing distilled spirits i.e. brandy, bourbon, etc)Old Diablo-Slow Burn3
54: Alternative Sugar BeverageOld Stump Brewing Co57C – Honey BeerNot Tonight Honey – Honey Blonde3
55: Experimental BeerSmoking Cannon Brewery58A – Experimental BeerFuse3
56: Session BeerFour Sons Brewing59A – Session Beer (beer less than or equal to 5% abv.)4 Good Times3
57: Chili BeerMraz Brewing Company Llc60A – Chili BeerJust The Tip3
58: CiderNitty’s CiderC2B – Cider with Other FruitGypsy Rose3
48: Belgian Strong AlesOak Park Brewing Company50A – Belgian Pale Strong AlePaint The Globe Belgian Golden Strong AleHM