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Competition Officials
Registration Window
Entry Window
Entry Fees
Categories Accepted
Bottle Acceptance Rules
Drop Off Location

Competition Officials

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

  • Peter Twigg & Mark Emiley — Competition Organizers
  • Peter Twigg — Competition Organizer

Registration Window

You will be able to register your entries beginning Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM, PST through Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM, PDT.

Entry Fees

$40 per entry.

Categories Accepted

Each entry must be placed into one of the following accepted categories:

Ordinary Bitter Special Bitter or Best Bitter Extra Special Bitter
Scottish-Style Light Ale Scottish-Style Heavy Ale Scottish-Style Export Ale
English-Style Summer Ale Classic English-Style Pale Ale English-Style India Pale Ale
Strong Ale Old Ale English-Style Pale Mild Ale
English-Style Dark Mild Ale English-Style Brown Ale Brown Porter
Robust Porter Sweet Stout or Cream Stout Oatmeal Stout
Scotch Ale British-Style Imperial Stout British-Style Barley Wine Ale
Irish-Style Red Ale Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout Export-Style Stout
Golden or Blonde Ale American-Style Amber/Red Ale American-Style Pale Ale
American-Style Strong Pale Ale American-Style India Pale Ale American-Style India Pale Ale - Northeastern Sub-Style
Session India Pale Ale Pale American-Belgo-Style Ale Dark American-Belgo-Style Ale
American-Style Brown Ale American-Style Black Ale American-Style Stout
American-Style Imperial Stout American-Style Imperial Porter Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
Imperial or Double India Pale Ale - Northeastern Sub-Style Double Red Ale Imperial Red Ale
American-Style Barley Wine Ale American-Style Wheat Wine Ale Smoke Porter
American-Style Sour Ale German-Style Kölsch German-Style Altbier
Kellerbier or Zwickelbier Ale Berliner-Style Weisse Leipzig-Style Gose
South German-Style Hefeweizen South German-Style Kristal Weizen German-Style Leichtes Weizen
South German-Style Bernsteinfarbenes Weizen South German-Style Dunkel Weizen South German-Style Weizenbock
German-Style Rye Ale Bamberg-Style Weiss Rauchbier Belgian-Style Blonde Ale
Belgian-Style Pale Ale Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale
Belgian-Style Dubbel Belgian-Style Tripel Belgian-Style Quadrupel
Belgian-Style Witbier Classic French & Belgian-Style Saison French-Style Bière de Garde
Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale Belgian-Style Lambic Belgian-Style Gueuze Lambic
Belgian-Style Fruit Lambic Other Belgian-Style Ale Belgian-Style Table Beer
Grodziskie Adambier Dutch-Style Kuit, Kuyt or Koyt
Australian-Style Pale Ale International-Style Pale Ale Contemporary Gose
Specialty Saison Finnish-Style Sahti Swedish-Style Gotlandsdricke
Breslau-Style Pale Schöps Breslau-Style Dark Schöps German-Style Pilsener
Bohemian-Style Pilsener Münchner-Style Helles Dortmunder/European-Style Export
Vienna-Style Lager German-Style Märzen German-Style Oktoberfest/Wiesn
Münchner Dunkel European-Style Dark Lager German-Style Schwarzbier
German-Style Leichtbier Bamberg-Style Helles Rauchbier Bamberg-Style Märzen Rauchbier
Bamberg-Style Bock Rauchbier German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock Traditional German-Style Bock
German-Style Doppelbock German-Style Eisbock Kellerbier or Zwickelbier Lager
American-Style Lager American-Style Light Lager American-Style Amber Light Lager
American-Style Pilsener American-Style Ice Lager American-Style Malt Liquor
American-Style Amber Lager American-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest American-Style Dark Lager
Baltic-Style Porter Australasian, Latin American or Tropical-Style Light Lager International-Style Pilsener
Session Beer American-Style Cream Ale California Common Beer
Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast Light American Wheat Beer without Yeast Dark American Wheat Beer with Yeast
Dark American Wheat Beer without Yeast American-Style Fruit Beer Fruit Wheat Beer
Belgian-Style Fruit Beer Field Beer Chili Pepper Beer
Pumpkin Spice Beer Pumpkin/Squash Beer Chocolate or Cocoa Beer
Coffee Beer Herb and Spice Beer Specialty Beer
Specialty Honey Beer Rye Beer Brett Beer
Mixed-Culture Brett Beer Ginjo Beer or Sake-Yeast Beer Fresh or Wet Hop Beer
Wood- and Barrel-Aged Pale to Amber Beer Wood- and Barrel-Aged Dark Beer Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer
Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer Aged Beer Experimental Beer
Historical Beer Wild Beer Smoke Beer
Other Strong Ale or Lager Gluten-Free Beer Non-Alcoholic Malt Beverage
Pro-Am Beer Collaboration Beer  

Bottle Acceptance Rules

  • You must provide at least six (6) 12-ounce containers, four (4) 22-ounce containers, or the equivalent of at least 72 ounces for each entry. Acceptable package sizes must be between 10 and 27 ounces. You must send at least 4 bottles of each beer being judged. All entries must be bottled or canned.
  • After confirmation of entries, you will be sent bottle labels via email. These bottle labels should be affixed to the bottles or cans using clear packing tape.
  • All beers must be mailed or delivered to the published drop sites on the Washington Beer Awards website.
  • Beers must be received between May 6th and May 20th. Late entries will not be accepted.

Packing and Shipping

  • Wrap each entry in bubble wrap (please use scotch tape to tape the wrapping closed, not packing tape).
  • Separate each bottle with cardboard.
  • Place each entry in a separate container (for example, a six-pack of one entry or 4 pack of 22 oz entries). Make sure that every bottle from the same entry is in the same box. Do not ship bottles from a single entry in multiple boxes.
  • Use packaging materials to fill the rest of the box. Bubble wrap is preferred but if Styrofoam peanuts must be used, please put them in plastic bags first. Do not use shredded paper.
  • Wrap each entry box in a plastic bag in case of breakage. Place the entry boxes in a strong shipping box.

Drop Off Location

See Entry Drop Off Page On WABA Website