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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 Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM, PST through Friday, March 31, 2017 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 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 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 (Munich)-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 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

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