San Diego Craft Breweries Dominate SDIBF 2015

San Diego Craft Breweries Dominate San Diego International Beer Festival 2015

The San Diego International Beer Festival was held last weekend at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, where California-based craft breweries certainly made their presence known. So much hardware was taken home by breweries throughout the state, but especially by local San Diego craft breweries, who absolutely dominated the competition.

If you want to include Refuge Brewery (1), Black Market (1), Ironfire Brewing Company (1), Garage Brewing Co. (2), and Golden Coast Mead (1), who are located a bit north of here, San Diego breweries took home 48 of the 132 medals. Where is the craft beer capital of the United States again?

The best overall performers were Pizza Port Brewing Company (5) and Ballast Point (4), who were both edged out by AleSmith, to be crowned the Champion Brewery. To win that title, AleSmith totaled up the most combined points overall, winning 4 gold medals: Olde Ale 2015, Barrel-Aged Olde Ale, Nut Brown Ale, and Old Numbskull.

There were 15 Bronze, 20 Silver, and 13 Gold medals awarded to San Diego breweries.

This is a list of all the winning San Diego craft breweries we compiled from the 2015 results page. If we missed anybody, our apologies — there’s only 100+ breweries to keep track of now:

Medal Brewery Beer Name Style
Silver Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment Back N The GSSR Rye Beer
Gold AleSmith Brewing Co. Barrel-Aged Olde Ale Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Beer
Gold AleSmith Brewing Co. Nut Brown Ale American-Style Brown Ale
Gold AleSmith Brewing Co. Old Numbskull Barley Wine
Gold AleSmith Brewing Co. Olde Ale 2015 British-Style Strong Ale
Bronze Arcana Brewing Company SD Saigeson Unique Ingredient Beer
Bronze Bagby Beer Company Hop Whompus Imperial Red Ale
Gold Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Ballast Point Pale Ale English-Style Pale Ale
Silver Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Calico Bitter
Gold Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Coral Fruit & Vegetable Beer
Silver Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Homework Series #5 Belgian-Style Pale Ale
Bronze Benchmark Brewing Blond Ale Golden or Blonde Beer
Bronze Black Market Brewing Co. Rye IPA Rye Beer
Bronze Breakwater Brewing Company Teahupo’o (pronounced Cho-Poo) Imperial India Pale Ale
Gold Breakwater Brewing Company Rye Dawn Rye Beer
Silver Coronado Brewing Company Barrel Aged Stupid Stout Wood and Barrel Aged Beer
Bronze Council Brewing Company Bully Pulpit IPA American-Style India Pale Ale
Silver Dos Desperados Brewery Habeerneros IPA Specialty Beer
Silver Garage Brewing Co. Apricot Wit Fruit & Vegetable Beer
Bronze Garage Brewing Co. Black IPA American-Style India Black Ale
Bronze Golden Coast Mead Orange Blossom Traditional Mead
Silver Green Flash Brewing Co. Hop Head Red Imperial Red Ale
Bronze Intergalactic Brewing Company Shut Up Wesley Wheat American Wheat Ale
Silver Ironfire Brewing Company Collateral Damage Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Beer
Silver Karl Strauss Brewing Company Windansea Wheat German-Style Weiss
Silver Legacy Brewing Company Clan Ross Scotch Ale British-Style Strong Ale
Bronze Mission Brewery Mission Blonde German-Style Ale
Bronze Monkey Paw Brewing Co. Patas Bitter
Bronze Mother Earth Brew Co. Four Seasons Autumn Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Beer
Silver O’Sullivan Brothers Brewing Co. Catholic Guilt Smoked Beer
Silver O’Sullivan Brothers Brewing Co. Our Father’s Stout Specialty Stout
Silver Pizza Port Brewing Company Backside Brown English-Style Brown Ale
Gold Pizza Port Brewing Company Party Pat Stout Bold Stout
Silver Pizza Port Brewing Company Poormans Imperial India Pale Ale
Gold Pizza Port Brewing Company Shagadellic Brown English-Style Brown Ale
Gold Pizza Port Brewing Company Shark Bite Red American-Style Amber/Red Ale
Bronze Port Brewing Company Port Pils Pilsener
Silver Refuge Brewery Refugee Tripel Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale
Gold Rip Current Brewing Body Surfing Blonde Belgian-Style Pale Ale
Silver Rip Current Brewing High Surf Helles European Lager
Silver Rip Current Brewing Lupulin Lust IPA American-Style India Pale Ale
Bronze Rough Draft Brewing Company Weekday IPA Specialty Beer
Silver Rough Draft Brewing Company Wheat Wine Ale Barley Wine
Bronze South Park Brewing Scripps Pier Stout Specialty Stout
Silver Stone Brewing Co. Stone Liberty Station Space Bar Friends German-Style Ale
Silver Stumblefoot Brewing Co. Schwarzbier Dark Lager
Gold The Lost Abbey Inferno Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale
Gold The Lost Abbey Veritas 015 Other Sour Beer

You can also visit the official SDIBF website to see the full list of winners: San Diego International Beer Festival competition results

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