Lodi Beer Fest

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Date: Apr 21, 2018
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Round three of the Lodi Beer Fest will be a great celebration of craft beer from local and national breweries. Join us and find a new favorite beer, toss a game of cornhole with friends and dance along to the live band. And new this year, the State BBQ Competition will held in conjunction with the Lodi Beer Fest! More than 10 BBQ teams will compete for prizes in a variety of categories.


Lodi Beer Fest
presented by F & M Bank
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Located at the Lodi Grape Festival grounds, 413 E. Lockeford Street, Lodi, CA 95240

VIP Tasting - $45 in advance
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
It's will feel like a one on one experience with participating breweries. All tickets include an hour early admission, unlimited tasting and a commemorative beer glass. A limited quantity of tickets will be sold.


General Admission - $30 in advance - THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
All tickets include a commemorative beer glass and unlimited tasting.

Designated driver tickets are $10 and are available at the door.

Tickets are available in advance at:
  • Lodi Grape Festival office, 413 E. Lockeford Street in Lodi
  • Raley's in Lodi
  • Online
Discount tickets can be purchased until close of business on Friday, April 20, 2018.
Ticket purchased online are subject to a processing and handling fee.
Must be 21 or older to attend - this includes infants, toddlers and all children.

The California State BBQ Championship sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS),

Contestants cook 4 meats:
  • Chicken
  • Pork Ribs
  • Boston Port Roast (Pork Shoulder/Boston Butt)
  • Beef Brisket

Which may be cooked using heat sources of

  • Wood
  • Pellets
  • Charcoal (lump or briquettes)

Entries are judged blindly on the following criteria:

  • Appearance
  • Tenderness
  • Taste

The OFFICIAL rules for this contest can be found here (PDF).


If more than 15 teams enter the contest the winner will be sent to the “World Series of BBQ” known as Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue (draw) and an American Royal Invitational Qualifier, as well as a Team of the Year (ToY) event.

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