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Thank you for your interest in the VIBE's Going Wild Sour and Belgian Homebrew Competition organized by Ventura Independent Beer Enthusiasts, Casa Agria Specialty Ales.

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.

Entry Registration is Open

47 entries have been added to the system as of 6:17 PM, Sunday, July 5, 2020.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.


This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

We use a 30 point must scoring system

0-29 No Medal

30-34 Bronze medal

35-39 Silver Medal

40+ Gold Medal

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Georgia Flair — Competition Coordinator


Ventura Independent Beer Enthusiasts is proud to have the following sponsors for the VIBE's Going Wild Sour and Belgian Homebrew Competition.

Brew Your Own Beverage (B.Y.O.B.)
3445 State St, Santa Barbara, CA
Brew Your Own Beverage (B.Y.O.B.)
B.Y.O.B. has agreed to be a drop off location for our competition, as well as a sponsor. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Casa Agria Specialty Ales
701 N. Del Norte Blvd, Suite # 310 Oxnard California 93030
Casa Agria Specialty Ales
Casa Agria Specialty Ales is our primary sponsor and competition host. There are the premier producer of wild ales in Ventura County. Eric the Head brewer and blender will be hosting a blending session with the best of show winner on the sour side of the competition.
Rincon Brewery Ventura
4100 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, CA 93003
Rincon Brewery Ventura
We are proud to have Rincon Brewing be our co main sponsor and will be brewing the winning Belgian entry at their Ventura location with Chas, their head brewer! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rincon Brewery is dedicated to providing the highest quality, full-flavored, malt beverages. Our inspiration originates from the beautiful Rincon Beach coastline to the fresh, thriving local Carpinteria farmlands. Combined, these Waves of Grain™ provide the ideal blend that define the essence of Rincon Brewery. With a strong commitment to preservation and restoration of our natural environment, we promise to bring you the freshest, most exceptional, hand-crafted beers the Central Coast has to offer. Our vision is to create an environment at Rincon Brewery, where along with serving the finest beers, friendships will be made, businesses will be shaped and conversations will be cultivated.
American Homebrewer's Association
American Homebrewer's Association
The premier association relating to anything Homebrew!
Amoretti Craft Purees
Amoretti Craft Purees
Nearly thirty years ago, two Armenian brothers had a dream to build something together. It could have been a spaceship. It could have been a skyscraper. It could have been the largest roller coaster the world had ever seen. Luckily for our taste buds, they chose Amoretti.
Country Malt Group / Brewcraft USA
Country Malt Group / Brewcraft USA
Our Homebrew segment was originally founded by Frank Steinbart in 1918 as the F.H. Steinbart Company. The Steinbart Wholesale division was opened in September of 1994 and was sold to Brewcraft Ltd. of New Zealand in July 2005. Since the beginning, our company has been a mainstay in the home brewing and brewery equipment industry throughout the Pacific Northwest. We take pride in offering excellent customer service and a high level of quality in all of our products. We use organic products and follow environmentally safe processes whenever possible. With over 100 years of combined brewery and brewing experience, our dedicated sales and support staff understand the importance of excellent ingredients, product knowledge, and the expertise which are involved in making great beers and spirits. In 2010, Brewcraft USA became a subsidiary of Great Western Malting Company. In 2019, Brewcraft USA merged with Country Malt Group and continues to supply a wide variety of premium quality local, imported, and specialty ingredients and equipment for the production of beer, wine, and spirits. As part of Country Malt Group, we now extend beyond the west coast and serves the entire United States.
Institution Ales
3841 Mission Oaks Blvd. Camarillo, CA 93012
Institution Ales
Visit us at our on-site tasting room connected to the brewery in Camarillo or our taproom located on State Street in Santa Barbara, Ca. Both locations are open seven days a week. Enjoy a rotating selection of beers from the source and freshly baked thin crust pizzas and soft pretzels from our kitchen. Our Camarillo location offers indoor seating with seven TVs, game room, and an outdoor patio area with fire pit. Our Santa Barbara location offers indoor seating with 10 TVs, an outdoor patio area and extended back room area.
Mecca Grade Estate Malts
9619 NW Columbia Drive Madras, Oregon, USA 97741
Mecca Grade Estate Malts
A smaller maltery in Oregon that produces only the highest quality American malt.
Seaward Brewing
1920 goodyear Ave Suite D Ventura,CA 93003
Seaward Brewing
Seaward Brewing is an independent, small-batch brewery that focuses on community, quality, and variety. We strive to bring new offerings monthly and create a space that brings the Ventura Community together with our modern and warm interior, familial atmosphere, and a fresh pint in hand. Dogs and children our welcome. Food from The Cave Tues-Sat. Check us out at 1920 Goodyear Avenue Ste D, Ventura, CA.
Topa Topa Brewing Company
4880 Colt St Ventura CA 93003
Topa Topa Brewing Company
Topa Topa Brewing Company is nestled in the shadows of the Topa Topa mountain range in the seaside town of Ventura, California. Just off the 101, 6o miles northwest of Los Angeles, and down the hill from Ojai, we are surrounded by all that inspires us – amazing friends, farms, mountains, and some awesome surf. Choose from 16 rotating taps of hand-crafted beers. Keep an eye on our social media pages for special events, offers, and new beer releases.