California Mid-State Fair Announces 2024 Home Brewing Contest Results

PASO ROBLES, Calif. – The California Mid-State Fair announced the winners of its 2024 Home Brew Competition on Tuesday.

Below you will find a press release about the award winners:

(PASO ROBLES, CA) – The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 Home Brew Competition sponsored by Doc's Cellar. Central Coast breweries were equally well represented with entries of all styles.

“I was duly impressed by last year's competition, yet this year's field was even stronger. There are really a lot of experienced home brewers in our area and it's hard to believe that two very difficult to brew styles are at the top of this year's results,” says head judge Jason Affourtit. “The competition in our Best of Show round was tough and we were fortunate to have the support of very knowledgeable judges in evaluating all the beers submitted.”

The show would like to thank first head judge Jason Affourtit and all judges for their time and expertise in helping the competition run so smoothly. Thank you to Doc's Cellar for their continued support and help with the competition.


• Best of Show: Mike Meko, Arroyo Grande, Belgian Dark Strong Ale

• Reserve Best of Show: Ryan Foster, Grover Beach, Hazy IPA

The full list of results can be found at

The 2024 California Mid-State Fair will take place July 17-28 and this year's theme is “Wide, Open Spaces!” Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

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