Information:  This commercial competition is organized and run by Fairplex.    

General Requirements:  Open to any licensed brewery or brewpub.  All beers entered must be available for sale to the general public.  Beers may be entered only by a representative of the brewery.   

Entry Requirements:  Entries may be submitted in bottles, cans, or kegs with a minimum of either six (6) bottles of less than 22 oz. or four (4) bottles of 22 oz. or more; or one keg with an American Sanke fitting.  Each beer may be entered in only one category.  Breweries may enter as many entries as they desire.


Beers Received: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Monday, March 28, 2016 - Friday, April 1, 2016
Closed Judging:  April 18 - April 19, 2015
LA County Fair: (public tasting) September 2, 2016 - September 25, 2016

How to Enter: For early bird ‐ entry forms must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Entry forms must be postmarked by Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Entry Fee: Early bird entry $50.00 per entry postmarked on or before March 1, 2016 and $60.00 per entry after March 1, 2016.  Entry fee to be submitted with entry form.  Make checks payable to Fairplex.   

Tasting: A selection of award‐winning breweries will be contacted by Fairplex to purchase their award‐winning beer for tasting during the LA County Fair in our Marketplace. LA ON TAP: LA International Beer Competition & Festival: This year of honoring the participants in the 2016 Los Angeles International Beer Competition with LA ON TAP.  Saturday, May 7th will be a beer festival benefiting The Learning Centers at Fairplex.    

Awards: Three medals; Gold, Silver, and Bronze are possible in each category. In the event any category receives insufficient entries, beers will be judged individually on their own merits. Awards for each class may or may not be given. One Best of Show will be selected from all entries.  

Return of Kegs: Every effort will be made to return kegs promptly through local distributors. If other arrangements are required (such as return by UPS), the brewery is responsible for any costs that may be incurred. The LA County Fair Association and Fairplex will assume no liability for lost kegs.   

Storage: Beers will be kept in cold storage (below 40 Fahrenheit) until time of judging.  Beers may be chilled (or allowed to warm); if there are specific instructions, please indicate on entry form.   

Phone: (909) 865‐4043 / (909) 865‐4238 / Fax: (909) 629‐2067  
E‐mail: apond@fairplex.com and/or roman@fairplex.com
Website: www.labeercomp.com