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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.

  • Mark Emiley — Organizer
  • Peter Twigg — Competition Organizer

Registration Window

You will be able to register your entries beginning Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM, PDT through Friday, August 20, 2021 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 or Wee Heavy 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 Session India Pale Ale American-Style Amber/Red Ale
American-Style Pale Ale Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale American-Style Strong Pale Ale
Juicy or Hazy Strong Pale Ale American-Style India Pale Ale Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale
American-Belgo-Style Ale American-Style Brown Ale American-Style Black Ale
American-Style Stout American-Style Imperial Porter American-Style Imperial Stout
Double Hoppy Red Ale Imperial Red Ale American-Style Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
Juicy or Hazy Imperial or Double India Pale Ale American-Style Barley Wine Ale American-Style Wheat Wine Ale
Smoke Porter American-Style Sour Ale American-Style Fruited Sour Ale
German-Style Koelsch German-Style Altbier Berliner-Style Weisse
Leipzig-Style Gose Contemporary-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 Table Beer Belgian-Style Session Ale
Belgian-Style Speciale Belge Belgian-Style Blonde Ale Belgian-Style Strong Blonde Ale
Belgian-Style Strong Dark Ale Belgian-Style Dubbel Belgian-Style Tripel
Belgian-Style Quadrupel Belgian-Style Witbier Classic French & Belgian-Style Saison
Specialty Saison French-Style Bière de Garde Belgian-Style flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale
Belgian-Style Lambic Traditional Belgian-Style Gueuze Contemporary Belgian-Style Spontaneous Fermented Ale
Belgian-Style Fruit Lambic Other Belgian-Style Ale Grodziskie
Adambier Dutch-Style Kuit, Kuyt or Koyt International-Style Pale Ale
Classic Australian-Style Pale Ale Australian-Style Pale Ale New Zealand-Style Pale Ale
New Zealand-Style India Pale Ale finnish-Style Sahti Swedish-Style Gotlandsdricke
Breslau-Style Schoeps German-Style Leichtbier German-Style Pilsener
Bohemian-Style Pilsener Munich-Style Helles Dortmunder/European-Style Export
Vienna-Style Lager Franconian-Style Rotbier German-Style Maerzen
German-Style Oktoberfest/Wiesn Munich-Style Dunkel European-Style Dark Lager
German-Style Schwarzbier Bamberg-Style Helles Rauchbier Bamberg-Style Maerzen Rauchbier
Bamberg-Style Bock Rauchbier German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock Traditional German-Style Bock
German-Style Doppelbock German-Style Eisbock American-Style Lager
Contemporary American-Style Lager American-Style Light Lager Contemporary American-Style Light Lager
American-Style Pilsener Contemporary American-Style Pilsener American-Style India Pale Lager
American-Style Malt Liquor American-Style Amber Lager American-Style Maerzen/Oktoberfest
American-Style Dark Lager Australasian, Latin American or Tropical-Style Light Lager International-Style Pilsener
Baltic-Style Porter Session Beer American-Style Cream Ale
California Common Beer Kentucky Common Beer American-Style Wheat Beer
Kellerbier or Zwickelbier American-Style Fruit Beer Fruit Wheat Beer
Belgian-Style Fruit Beer field Beer Pumpkin Spice Beer
Pumpkin/Squash Beer Chocolate or Cocoa Beer Coffee Beer
Chili Pepper 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 Hop Beer - Lagers
Fresh Hop Beer - American-Style Pale Ale Fresh Hop Beer - Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale Fresh Hop Beer - American-Style Strong Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Beer - Juicy or Hazy Strong Pale Ale Fresh Hop Beer - American-Style India Pale Ale Fresh Hop Beer - Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Beer - American-Style Imperial or Double India Pale Ale Fresh Hop Beer - Juicy or Hazy Imperial or Double India Pale Ale Fresh Hop Beer - Other Fresh Hop Ales
Wood- and Barrel-Aged Pale to Amber Beer Wood- and Barrel-Aged Dark Beer Wood- and Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Other Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer Aged Beer
Experimental Beer Experimental India Pale Ale Historical Beer
Wild Beer Smoke Beer Other Strong Ale or Lager
Gluten-Free Beer Non-Alcohol Malt Beverage Pro-Am Beer
Collaboration Beer Wood- and Barrel-Aged Barleywine Kellerbier or Zwickelbier - Kolsch (Custom Style)
Kellerbier or Zwickelbier - Munich Helles (Custom Style) Kellerbier or Zwickelbier - Marzen (Custom Style) Kellerbier or Zwickelbier - American Lager (Custom Style)

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.

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