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The Sonoma Beerocrats are back as of May 2022. Please check back for more meetings as the get posted. Our membership is now $20 for the year, good for 1 year from the date you pay. Memberships will be due starting June 2022, with a 30 day grace period. This membership allows us to host social and educational meetings, along with competitions and our annual Christmas Party.

The Sonoma Beerocrats is an American Homebrewers Association sanctioned homebrewing club based in Sonoma County, California. We are always accepting new members, so if you are in the area, please feel free to contact us about joining or simply show up to an upcoming meeting. The club meets on a monthly basis. Each meeting occurs at a different location---some are hosted by breweries, some at members houses, some at the Beverage People store in Santa Rosa.

Our sponsor The Beverage People offers a Fermenters Community Membership Program separately. The Fermenters Community includes store discounts, dividends, class discounts, and local brewery discounts. Please check with The Beverage People for more information, or contact the club with any questions you have.
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2022 Sonoma-Marin Fair Homebrew Competition Entry Drop-off

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This event is an in-person entry drop-off. Stop in to drop-off your entry or just stop by to hangout.

The Sonoma Marin Fair is excited to announce an AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Homebrew Competition to this year’s event! This competition is presented with the support of the Sonoma Beerocrats Homebrew Club, local Third Street Aleworks, and The Beverage People – Fermenter’s Warehouse.

New this year! Our friends at Third Street Aleworks have partnered with us to offer an additional grand prize. The winner of the Homebrew competition will get to bring their beer to life by brewing their recipe with Third Street Aleworks team at their facility in Santa Rosa! Additionally they are sponsoring a new beer label art contest where the winner will get to design a label with the Third Street Aleworks team. See full details including elgible styles and guidelines below.

Homebrew Entry Limit & Fees:
8 Entries per person. $14.00 Per entry. Entires open online April 15th - June1, 2022
Competition is limited to 150 entries.
Website: https://www.sonoma-marinfair.org/portfolio-item/home_brew_competition/

Entries: https://www.blueribbonfair.com/BRFairProd/BlueRibbonStart.aspx?ID=1627

Here are the correct steps needed
Create Account
Select Entries
Select Homebrew/Amateur Wine
dropdown/Select Homebrew IPA
Add your entries

Bottle Drop-off Location and Dates:
Bottles accepted only June 1st - June 8th

Sonoma-Marin Fair
175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA 94952 USA

The Beverage People - Fermenter's Warehouse
1800 Empire Industrial Court, Ste A, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, USA
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30 AM - 1:50 PM, CLOSED FOR LUNCH, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM.

3 Disciples Brewing
501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, USA
Wednesday,June 8th, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Contest Judging:
Saturday, June 18th.

2022 Homebrew Official Rules and Regulations:
Eligibility: The competition is open to all home brewers, who are residents of the State of California.

  • The Beer Judging Certification Program (BJCP) and American Home brewer’s Association (AHA)sanction this competition.
  • 2021 BJCP style guidelines will be used for the judging and judges will be a combination of BJCP certified judges, professional brewers and “novice” judges who will be guided by BJCP protocol.
  • Entries MUST NOT be made in a commercial brewing establishment.
  • Entries are limited to 8 per person.
  • Three 11oz bottles of beer are required for each entry with no identifiable markings other than Bottle ID label affixed with rubber band.
  • No refunds of entry fees will be allowed.
  • Prizes: Prize rosettes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners in each class. Best of Show winner will also receive Grand Prize Collaboration Brew with Third Street Aleworks Brewing Company.
  • Grand Prize styles are limited to:1C, 1D, 10A-C, 11A-C, 12A-C, 13A-C,14A-C, 15A-C, 16A-D, 18A, 18B, 19A-C, 20A-C, 21A-C, 22A, 22B, 24A-C, 25A-C, and 26A-D. If the winner entry is outside of this list the winner will still get the chance to collaborate brew with Third Street Aleworks.
  • Results will be posted online and at the Fair. All Winners will be given 2 tickets to the fair.

How do I enter?

  • Print out and mail in or drop off completed entry form with payment to Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds OR enter online
  • To enter online, register at: https://www.sonoma-marinfair.org/portfolio-item/home_brew_competition/
    A. You need to register as a new exhibitor using our secure online entry system. Those that entered last year must also sign in as a new exhibitor.)
  • Select the department: Homebrew
  • Create/add your home brew entries to your shopping cart.
  • During check out you will pay for entries in your shopping cart with a credit card and print out your receipt.
  • Print & fill out bottle identification label template. Use a rubber band to affix one label to each of your 3 beer bottles per entry.
  • Drop-off your home brew entries to Sonoma-Marin Fair or The Beverage People.

Bottle ID Labels
2021 Style Guidelines


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