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Thank you for your interest in the Alameda County Fair Homebrew Competition (BABO) organized by the Draught Board homebrew club, Alameda County Fairgrounds. Be sure to read the competition rules.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Registration Window

Online registration on this site will take place between the following dates:

  • Open: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 4:00 AM, PST.
  • Close: Friday, May 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM, PDT.

If you have already registered, please log in to add, view, edit, or delete your entries as well as indicate that you are willing to judge or steward.

Entry Window

Entries will be accepted at our shipping and drop-off locations between the following dates:

  • Open: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 4:00 PM, PST.
  • Close: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM, PDT.

Judging and Stewarding

If you have not registered and are willing to be a judge or steward, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit My Info to indicate that you are willing to judge or steward.

Entries

Participants will be able to add and edit their entry registration data via this website between Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 4:00 PM, PST and Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM, PDT.

All entries must be received by Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM, PDT. No entries will be accepted after that date/time.
Please note, the last drop-off location to accept entries is Alameda County Fairgrounds.

If dropping off at one of our other drop-off locations. Make sure to check that location's drop-off deadline.
Individual drop-off locations will not accept entries after their individual deadline.

For a list of our drop-off locations and their specific dealine details, see the Entry Information page.

Judging Locations and Dates

#1 morning judging in San Jose & Hayward.
Contact competition coordinator for details. Map #1 morning judging in San Jose & Hayward. Map #1 morning judging in San Jose & Hayward.
Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM, PDT

#2 afternoon judging in San Jose & Hayward.
Contact competition coordinator for details. Map #2 afternoon judging in San Jose & Hayward.Map #2 afternoon judging in San Jose & Hayward.
Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 1:30 PM, PDT

#3 Judging in San Jose.
Contact competition coordinator for details. Map #3 Judging in San Jose.Map #3 Judging in San Jose.
Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 12:00 PM, PDT

#4 morning Preliminary Judge at the Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton CA 94566 Map #4 morning Preliminary Judge at the Alameda County FairgroundsMap #4 morning Preliminary Judge at the Alameda County Fairgrounds
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM, PDT

#5 afternoon Preliminary Judge at the Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton CA 94566 Map #5 afternoon Preliminary Judge at the Alameda County FairgroundsMap #5 afternoon Preliminary Judge at the Alameda County Fairgrounds
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 1:30 PM, PDT

#6 noon Preliminary Judge at the Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton CA 94566 Map #6 noon Preliminary Judge at the Alameda County FairgroundsMap #6 noon Preliminary Judge at the Alameda County Fairgrounds
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 12:00 PM, PDT

Final judge at the Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton CA 94566 Map Final judge at the Alameda County FairgroundsMap Final judge at the Alameda County Fairgrounds
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 9:30 AM, PDT

Sponsors

the Draught Board homebrew club is proud to have the following sponsors for the Alameda County Fair Homebrew Competition (BABO).

MORE BEER San Leandro
2315 Verna Court, San Leandro, CA 94577

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BEER And WINE MAKERS Of AMERICA
755 E. Brokaw Road, San Jose, CA 95112

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HOPTECH
6398 Dougherty Rd #7, Dublin, CA 94568

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Lodi Wine Lab
710 S Beckman Road, Lodi, CA 95240

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MORE BEER Los Altos
991 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 94022

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OAK BARREL WINECRAFT
1443 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

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THE BEVERAGE PEOPLE
1845 Piner RD Suite D, Santa Rosa CA 95403

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