Oaktoberfest 2012

Thank you to those who entered the 2012 Oaktoberfest Homebrew Competition, and to those who came to Oaktoberfest on October 6th, 2012 to see us announce the awards live (at 1:50 PM) on the Main Stage of the festival.  Here is a complete list of winners:

Oaktoberfest-Winners-List-2012.pdf

This year we are proud to report that we had a record number of participants, with 66 entries total, across 21 BJCP Categories of German beers.  The competition was very healthy this year, and we expanded to 7 judging tables for the first time.  This means we were able to give out 7 full sets of ribbons for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place within each Category Grouping ("Table").  Congratulations to the winners and especially our BEST OF SHOW winner Bill Lynch, from the Carolina Brewmasters, for his phenomenal Classic Rauchbier.  Honorable Mention goes to Virg Redman from Vacaville, CA (2nd BOS) for his excellent Vienna Lager, as well as to Paul Brown of DOZE (3rd BOS) for an amazing Roggenbier.

Special thanks to everyone including our judges, stewards, staff, judging location (the HopYard Alehouse in Pleasanton) who made this competition possible.  Also, we greatly appreciate all of our entry locations (listed below) for their part in coordinating the incoming entries.  Brewers, plan your best German Lagers and Ales for next year, and keep an eye out here for updated information as the 2013 competition and festival draws near.

ACCEPTED CATEGORIES:

1D. Munich Helles
1E. Dortmunder Export
2A. German Pilsner (Pils)
3A. Vienna Lager
3B. Oktoberfest
4B. Munich Dunkel
4C. Schwarzbier (Black Beer)
5A. Maibock/Helles Bock
5B. Traditional Bock
5C. Doppelbock
5D. Eisbock
6C. Kölsch
7A. Northern German Altbier
7C. Düsseldorf Altbier
15A. Weizen/Weissbier
15B. Dunkelweizen
15C. Weizenbock
15D. Roggenbier (German Rye Beer)
17A. Berliner Weisse
22A. Classic Rauchbier
22B. Other Smoked Beer*
* With a German base style only

ENTRY LOCATIONS:

Ship-to or Drop‐off:

Brewmaster
2315 Verna Ct.
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 351‐8920

Drop‐off Only:
Oak Barrel
1443 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA, 94702
(510) 849‐0400
The Good Brewer
2960 Pacific Ave.
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 373‐0333
HopTech
6398 Dougherty Rd #7
Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 875‐0246

Oaktoberfest Entry

Oaktoberfest Entry

$7.00
Not available

THE ENTRY WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED. 
Thank you to everyone who entered this year!
AWARDS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT 1:50pm
ON THE MAIN STAGE AT
OAKTOBERFEST!

For more details see our complete rules above. Note that payment can be made by check or via paypal.; use our web payment form above if paying online. Thank you for your interest in our competition!  For more information about the festival (where awards are announced!) click on the Oaktoberfest in the Dimond banner below: