Best of California Brewfest

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The California State Fair is excited to announce the Best of California Brewfest!

Over the course of 5 days this June, California’s top beer experts painstakingly tasted and ranked almost 900 entries of craft beer on characteristics such as clarity, aroma, and flavor to bring you California’s very best!

Two women holding glasses of beer at Brewfest

Tickets are available now to the Best of California Brewfest for an unlimited tastings of a selection of the most outstanding brews of 2023. Purchase VIP entry for a 1-hour early access taste.  This year’s selections from CA’s All-Star breweries, include — 2023 Best of Show winning brewery, HiDef Brewing Company, 2022 Best of Show winning brewery, Angel City Brewery, and 2023 California Brewery of the Year winner, The Monk’s Cellar.

Follow us on social media for updates on which brews will make 2023 Best of California Brewfest the “hoppiest” one yet!

All tickets include all-day entry to the Fair, and unlimited Best of CA Brewfest pours. Attendees must be 21+ and have a valid I.D. Please drink and transport responsibly.

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Heart Health Park

VIP: 2 pm – 6 pm

GA: 3 pm – 6 pm

$45 in advance, $50 on event day

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$55 in advance, $60 on event day

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2023 Brewfest Vendors

The Monk’s Cellar – 2023 Brewery of the year

  • 1st Place Belgian Style Witbier, “Biere Blanche”

HiDef Brewing Co – 2023 Best of Show winner

  • Flathead Six Hazy IPA

Angel City Brewery – 2022 Best of Show winner

  • 2022 Best of Show American Style Cream-Ale,”L.A.Blonde”
  • 2023 1st Place Chili Beer, “Srirachelada”

Antigua Brewing Company

Alaro Craft Brewery

  • 2nd Place English Style India Pale Ale “Castillo IPA”
  • 2nd Place UK Strong, “The Spaniard”

Canyon Club Brewery

  • 1st Place Czech Lager, “Beta Tested Pilsner”

Canyon Lakes Brewery

  • 2nd Place Historic Style Beer, “OB Brown Ale”
  • Players Premium Lager
  • Green Jacket IPA


  • 2nd Place Specialty IPA, “Hoppy Don”
  • Dobbel, Belgian Dark Abbey Ale
  • Tripel, Belgian Golden Abbey Ale

Dying Breed Brewing

  • 2nd  Place 50/50 Creamsicle Sour
  • El Macho Mexican Lager
  • 1871 DIPA

Feather Falls Brewing Co

Fogbelt Brewing Co

High Hand Brewing Co

Logoff Brewing

Sacrament Brewery

  • 2nd Place International Pale Lager, “Are You There God? It’s Me…Lager.”

Nitty’s Cider

Oak Park Brewing Co

Shadow Puppet Brewing Company

Solano Brewing Company

  • SBC Lite
  • Never Frozen
  • Scottie Rippen

Sudwerk Brewing Co

  • Overgrowth West Coast IPA
  • People’s Pilsner
  • Funhouse Sour
  • Solar Haze Lo-cal hazy IPA

Tilted Mash

Tipsy Putt

  • Pouring beer donated by Crooked Lane Brewing