Oaktoberfest Homebrew Competition 2018

Oaktoberfest is a yearly competition, held in conjunction with Oaktoberfest in the Dimond, a huge family friendly beer festival held each year in Oakland, CA. Our entry drop-off window is in August, with judging in late September to allow for check-in, entry verification and preliminary judging sessions. Awards are announced each year on the Main Stage at the festival.

Oaktoberfest Homebrew Competition Winners

Winners are announced live at the Oaktoberfest in the Dimond festival on September 29, 2018 on the main stage! (check the Oaktoberfest Schedule for time)

Grand Prize Award
Once again, the winner of the best-of-show beer for the 2018 Oaktoberfest competition will have his or her winning beer brewed by the 21st Amendment Brewery. This is such an exciting opportunity and we are so pleased to have 21A a part of our competition again this year.


The Oaktoberfest Homebrew Competition is open to German beer styles only; see the sidebar and Competition Rules for acceptable styles, and details on how to enter. Our entry window this year is from June 21st – August 25th.  We have two convenient entry locations: More Beer in San Leandro, CA and Hoptech in Dublin, CA.

Enter, Sign Up as A Judge or Steward

Oaktoberfest Homebrew Competition Online Site

Entry cost is $8 each, and payment is accepted by PayPal only, no checks please. Note: you need not have a PayPal account to register entries, you may simply pay through our online system with a credit card, to register your entries. Entry registration is now live; be sure to time your entries to arrive between August 11th – August 25th at 5:00 PM, PDT.  See full Competition Rules at oaktoberfest.bottletaps.com for more details.

Competition Judging

Competition judging date: September 22rd — BottleTaps, Pleasanton, CA. Winners will be announced September 29th live on stage at the Oaktoberfest festival.

Entry Registration

The entry window for the 2018 Oaktoberfest Competition is now open. Check oaktoberfest.bottletaps.com for details.