Showcasing the best craft beers across the state

The second California Craft Brewers Cup is presented by The Sacramento Area Brewers Guild, in partnership with the California Craft Brewers Association.


To the Brewers of California,

It is with great excitement that I invite you to participate in the 2nd annual California Craft Brewers Cup, a celebration of the most innovative and high-quality beers from our state’s independent craft brewers. 

Last year’s inaugural competition featured 1,266 entries from 194 talented independent craft breweries. This momentum paired with our renewed partnerships with the California Craft Brewers Association and Brewers Guilds of California, ensures even more participation this year, as we establish the CCBC to be the state’s premier beer competition. 

I am honored to have been selected as the Lead Judge in this year’s competition. This year we will be adding new categories that reflect what Calofornia’s breweries are producing–including Hard Kombucha and Hard Seltzer. We believe these additions best reflect the changing brewing landscape, and we eagerly await the opportunity to see what you’ve created.

We look forward to highlighting the immense talent of California’s breweries and encourage you to take part in supporting and celebrating craft brewing excellence and innovation. If you have any questions, please visit our updated website, or email 

Wishing the best of luck to this year’s participants!


David Teckam

Lead Judge

2019 CCBC Brewer of the Year