The California State Fair is on in Sacramento this week and one of the big features is the Craft Beer competition, a judging all the more important for the fair since the popular home winemaking competition is suspended for a second straight year because of budget cuts.

About 700 beers were entered by 83 breweries large and small. Best in Show  ribbon went to Una Mas, a Vienna Lager by Left Coast Brewing of San Clemente. Best in Show for a new beer, went to Ocho Barril, a wood-aged session beer  by Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.

Our local breweries brought home some medals:

 Complete results are here.

 – Sean Scully