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California State Fair Craft Beer Contest Results

By William Brand
Tuesday, June 12th, 2007 at 7:25 pm in Uncategorized.



A number of Bay Area craft brewers did very well in the 2007 California State Fair Craft Brewers Competition. But you could go blind trying to sort through the results of the professionally judged, blind tasting competition. Among other things, the results are arranged by COUNTY. Ohmygawd. After a search I found a list by category. But there are some other wrinkles as well. Like first place gold medals and third place gold medals.

Anyway here are the highlights; for the rest, go here. If you plan to travel in the state this summer, this is a handy list to print out and take with you. It also shows the incredible diversity of craft brewing in this state.

Best of show: Highest Honorable Mention: Green Flash Trippel, Vista (San Diego County).
Schooner’s of Show High Honorable Mention: Schooner’s Grille & Brewery, Antioch: American Ale.

Here’s a Greater Bay Area medal roundup:

Bear Republic, Healdsburg,
2nd Silver: Big Bear Black Stout, 3rd Silver: Peter Brown Tribute (Brown Porter), RACER X, Honorable Mention Silver, Jack London ESB (English Bitter), Silver: Red Rocket Ale, Racer 5, X Rocket (Smoke & Wood Aged); Hop Rod Rye, XPA,
Bronze: Maibock,

Bison, Berkeley, 1st Gold: Farmhouse Saison,
2nd Silver: Chocolate Stout; Silver, India Pale Ale
Bronze, Red Ale

Blue Frog Grog & Grille, Fairfield, 1st Gold: Blue Frog Maibock.
Silver: Red Frog Ale, Hefeweizen, Pell Ell (American Pale Ale), Blonde Frog Ale,
Bronze: The Big DIPA, (Imperial IPA),

California Cider Co., Sebastopol, 2nd Silver: Ace Apple Cider, Silver: Ace Apple Honey,Ace Joker
Bronze: Ace Perry (Ciders and Perry), Ace Joker, Ace Berry,

Devil’s Canyon Brewing, Belmont (San Mateo County),
2nd Silver: Deadicated Amber Ale, Silver: Hades Habanero (Spiced & Herbed), Devil’s Danish Lager.
Bronze: Hell Raiser Hefeweizen.

Drake’s, San Leandro, 1st.Gold: Drake’s Amber; 3rd Gold: Drake’s Expedition, Honorable Mention Gold: Drake’s Blonde (Cream Ale)
Silver; Drake;s IPA, Drake’s Hefeweizen, 1500 Pale Ale, Imperial Stout

E.J. Phair Brewing, Concord, 3rd Silver: Marzen,
Silver: Blonde Lager, Marzen, IPA, Pale Ale,

Faultline Brewing, Sunnyvale, 1st Gold: Kolsch, Faultline Pale Ale,
Silver: Pilsner, Doppel Bock, Faultline Stout; Faultline Hefeweizen;
Bronze: Brown Ale, Best Bitter (English Pale Ale),

Firehouse Grill & Brewery, Sunnyvale, Gold: Firehouse Pale Ale,
Silver: Firehouse Scotch Ale; Firehouse Red Ale, Firehouse Heferweizen.
Bronze: FH Brendan’s Irish Stout, Firehouse Maibock,

Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, 1st Gold: Firestone Pale Ale, 2nd Gold: Double Barrel Ale (English Bitter), 3rd Gold: Firestone Lager, Pale Nectar.
Silver: Hemp Ale, Red Nectar Ale, Walker’s Reserve, IPA Nectar.

Jack’s Brewing, Fremont, 3rd Silver: Penalty Shot Porter; Silver: Hardwood Pale Ale, Gridiron Amber

Lodi Beer Co., Lodi, 1st Gold: Lodi Helles (Light Lagers), Plowshear Porter, Lodi Eisbock, 2nd Gold: Lodi Barleywine;
3rd Silver: Lodi Doppelbock, Honorable Mention Silver: Lodi Export Stout, Silver: Lodi Light, Orange Blossom Wheat (Fruit Beer), Lodi Pale Ale, Lodi Sherry Bock (Smoke & Wood Aged),
Bronze: Western Pacific IPA, Gilt Edge Marzen, Lodi Amber, Lodi Mild (English Bitter), Lodi Wheat

Los Gatos Brewing Co., Los Gatos,
Silver: L.G.B. Weizen.

Marin Brewing, Larkspur,
3rd Silver: Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Dipsea (Smoke & Wood Aged); Imperial Stout; Honorable Mention Silver: Marin IPA, Silver: Old Dipsea Barleywine, Pt. Reyes Porter, Starbrew (Specialty Brews), Eldridge Grade White Knuckle Ale (Imperial IPA), Mt. Tam Pale Ale, Marin Hefeweizen,

Mt. St. Helena Brewing, Middletown (Lake County), 1st Gold: Stout (Russian Imperial Stout);
3rd Silver: IPA (American IPA), Silver, Honey Wheat.

Moylan’s Brewery, Novato, 1st Gold: Moylan’s IPA, Dry Irish Stout, Moylander Double IPA, 2nd Gold: Moylan’s Wheat Ale; 3rd Gold: Bluebeery Ale (Fruit Beer); Gold: Tipperary Pale Ale,
2nd Silver: Hoppy Holidaze (Spiced & Herbed), Silver: Pomegranate Wheat, Kiltlifter (Scottish & Irish),
Bronze: Celts Golden Ale

Pyramid Crystal WeizenPyramid, Berkeley, 1st Gold: Pyramid Hefeweizen,
Silver, Apricot Weizen, Curveball Kolsch-Style Ale, Thunderhead IPA

Rock Bottom, Campbell,
Bronze: Bottoms Up Kolsch.

St. Stan’s Brewery, Modesto, Honorable Mention Gold: St. Stan’s Barleywine, Silver: Porter, Wheat Ale, St. Stan’s Amber Ale, Whistle Stop (Amber Ale),
Bronze: Red Sky Ale, St. Stan’s IPA, Golden Ale, Maibock,

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, Santa Cruz,
Silver: Dread Brown,
Bronze: Devout Stout, Wilder Wheat, Organic Pale (Belgian & French).

Schooner’s, Antioch, 1st Gold: ((Runnerup Best of Show)) American Ale (Cream Ale), 2nd Gold: Krieken Cluster Funk (Sour Beers), English Red (English Brown Ales,
2nd Silver: California Lager, 3rd Silver, Oatmeal Stout; Silver: IPA, Pale Ale, Old Diablo (English Barleywine), Irish Stout, White Wheat (Belgian & French),. Old Woody (Smoke & Wood Aged),
Bronze: Alpha Avalanche (Imperial IPA)

Third Street Aleworks, Santa Rosa, 1st Gold: Vienna Lager,
2nd Silver: Stonefly Oatmeal Stout, 3rd Silver: Kalamity Kolsch, Annadel Pale Ale,Beer glass

Tied House Cafe & Brewery, Mountain View, 3rd Gold: Ironwood Dark (English Brown Ales)
3rd Silver: Alpine Gold (Blonde Ales); Silver: New World Wheat,
Bronze: Cascade Amber

Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse, Berkeley, Silver: Pinnacle Pale Ale
Bronze: Dragon’s Milk (Specialty Brews),

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