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Competition Official
Registration Window
Entry Window
Entry Fees
Payment
Judging Dates
Categories Accepted
Bottle Acceptance Rules
Shipping Location and Address
Drop Off Locations
Awards
Awards Ceremony

Competition Official

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

  • Peter Bergler — Competition Coordinator

Registration Window

You will be able to register your entries beginning Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM, PDT through Friday, October 11, 2013 at 10:00 PM, PDT.

Entry Window

Entries will be accepted at our shipping and drop-off locations beginning Monday, September 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM, PDT through Friday, October 11, 2013 at 10:00 PM, PDT.

Entry Fees

$6.00 per entry.

Payment

After registering and inputting entries, all participants must pay their entry fee(s).

  • Cash
  • PayPal

Judging Locations and Dates

Hi-Fi Brewing Company - Fri
14950 NE 95th St, Redmond WA 98052 Map Hi-Fi Brewing Company - FriMap Hi-Fi Brewing Company - Fri
Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM, PDT

Hi-Fi Brewing Company - Sat
14950 NE 95th Street, Redmond WA 98052 Map Hi-Fi Brewing Company - SatMap Hi-Fi Brewing Company - Sat
Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 8:30 AM, PDT

Categories Accepted

1A Lite American Lager1B Standard American Lager1C Premium American Lager
1D Munich Helles1E Dortmunder Export2A German Pilsner (Pils)
2B Bohemian Pilsener2C Classic American Pilsner3A Vienna Lager
3B Oktoberfest/Marzen4A Dark American Lager4B Munich Dunkel
4C Schwarzbier5A Maibock/Helles Bock5B Traditional Bock
5C Doppelbock5D Eisbock6A Cream Ale
6B Blonde Ale6C Kolsch6D American Wheat or Rye Beer
7A Northern German Altbier7B California Common Beer7C Dusseldorf Altbier
8A Standard/Ordinary Bitter8B Special/Best/Premium Bitter8C Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
9A Scottish Light 60/-9B Scottish Heavy 70/-9C Scottish Export 80/-
9D Irish Red Ale9E Strong Scotch Ale10A American Pale Ale
10B American Amber Ale10C American Brown Ale11A Mild
11B Southern English Brown Ale11C Northern English Brown Ale12A Brown Porter
12B Robust Porter12C Baltic Porter13A Dry Stout
13B Sweet Stout13C Oatmeal Stout13D Foreign Extra Stout
13E American Stout13F Imperial Stout14A English IPA
14B American IPA14C Imperial IPA15A Weizen/Weissbier
15B Dunkelweizen15C Weizenbock15D Roggenbier (German Rye Beer)
16A Witbier16B Belgian Pale Ale16C Saison
16D Biere de Garde16E Belgian Specialty Ale17A Berliner Weisse
17B Flanders Red Ale17C Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin17D Straight (Unblended) Lambic
17E Gueuze17F Fruit Lambic18A Belgian Blond Ale
18B Belgian Dubbel18C Belgian Tripel18D Belgian Golden Strong Ale
18E Belgian Dark Strong Ale19A Old Ale19B English Barleywine
19C American Barleywine20A Fruit Beer21A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
21B Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer22A Classic Rauchbier22B Other Smoked Beer
22C Wood-Aged Beer23A Specialty Beer29A 1 - Light Lager - Imperial (Custom Style)
30A 1 - Light Lager - Session (Custom Style)31A 2 - Pilsner - Imperial (Custom Style)32A 2 - Pilsner - Session (Custom Style)
33A 3 - European Amber Lager - Imperial (Custom Style)34A 3 - European Amber Lager - Session (Custom Style)35A 4 - Dark Lager Imperial (Custom Style)
36A 4 - Dark Lager - Session (Custom Style)37A 5 - Bock - Imperial (Custom Style)38A 5 - Bock - Session (Custom Style)
39A 6 - Light Hybrid Beer - Imperial (Custom Style)40A 6 - Light Hybrid Beer - Session (Custom Style)41A 7 - Amber Hybrid Beer - Imperial (Custom Style)
42A 7 - Amber Hybrid Beer - Session (Custom Style)43A 8 - English Pale Ale - Imperial (Custom Style)44A 8 - English Pale Ale - Session (Custom Style)
45A 9 - Scottish and Irish Ale - Imperial (Custom Style)46A 9 - Scottish and Irish Ale - Session (Custom Style)47A 10 - American Ale - Imperial (Custom Style)
48A 10 - American Ale - Session (Custom Style)49A 11 - English Brown Ale - Imperial (Custom Style)50A 11 - English Brown Ale - Session (Custom Style)
51A 12 - Porter - Imperial (Custom Style)52A 12 - Porter - Session (Custom Style)53A 13 - Stout - Imperial (Custom Style)
54A 13 - Stout - Session (Custom Style)55A 14 - India Pale Ale (IPA) - Imperial (Custom Style)56A 14 - India Pale Ale (IPA) - Session (Custom Style)
57A 15 - German Wheat and Rye Beer - Imperial (Custom Style)58A 15 - German Wheat and Rye Beer - Session (Custom Style)59A 16 - Belgian and French Ale - Imperial (Custom Style)
60A 16 - Belgian and French Ale - Session (Custom Style)61A 17 - Sour Ale - Imperial (Custom Style)62A 17 - Sour Ale - Session (Custom Style)
63A 18 - Belgian Strong Ale - Imperial (Custom Style)64A 18 - Belgian Strong Ale - Session (Custom Style)65A 19 - Strong Ale - Imperial (Custom Style)
66A 19 - Strong Ale - Session (Custom Style)67A 20 - Fruit Beer - Imperial (Custom Style)68A 20 - Fruit Beer - Session (Custom Style)
69A 21 - Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer - Imperial (Custom Style)70A 21 - Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer - Session (Custom Style)71A 22 - Smoke-Flavored/Wood-Aged Beer - Imperial (Custom Style)
72A 22 - Smoke-Flavored/Wood-Aged Beer - Session (Custom Style)73A 23 - Specialty Beer - Imperial (Custom Style)74A 23 - Specialty Beer - Session (Custom Style)

Bottle Acceptance Rules

Each entry will consist of three 12 to 22 ounce capped bottles or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

12oz brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Larger format bottles will be accepted.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

Completed entry forms must be submitted with all entries, and can be printed directly from this website. Entry forms should be attached to bottles with a rubber band only; glue and/or tape are unacceptable.

If you are paying with cash, please include the fee in an envelope, and write your name and number of entries on the envelope.  Attach the envelope to one of the bottles with a rubber band.

XBREW BEERS - Extreme beers should be entered using the custom categories for each style.  Select Imperial for a beer that is notably higher alcohol than any category in the style, and Session for a beer that is notably lower.  For example, a small Tripel would be entered under '18 - Belgian Strong - Session', and a big Kolch under '6 - Light Hybrid Beer - Imperial'.

Please fill out the entry forms completely. Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified per the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

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

Shipping Location and Address

Hi-Fi Brewing Company
14950 NE 95th Street, Redmond WA 98052

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Do not over pack! Write clearly: "Fragile. This Side Up." on the package. Your package should weigh less than 25 pounds. Please refrain from using "messy" packaging materials such a Styrofoam "peanuts" or pellets; please use packaging material such as bubble wrap.

Enclose your each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which beer has broken if there is damage during shipment.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

It is not against any Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) regulations or federal laws to ship your entries via privately owned shipping company for analytical purposes. However, IT IS ILLEGAL TO SHIP ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES VIA THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE. Private shipping companies have the right to refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass and/or alcoholic beverages. Be aware that entries mailed internationally are often required by customs to have proper documentation. These entries might be opened and/or returned to the shipper by customs' officials at their discretion. It is solely the entrant's responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

Drop Off Locations

Hi-Fi Brewing Company
14950 NE 95th Street, Redmond WA 98052 Map Hi-Fi Brewing CompanyMap Hi-Fi Brewing Company
425-307-1932

Larry’s Brewing Supply
7405 South 212th Street Suite 103, Kent, WA 98032 Map Larry’s Brewing SupplyMap Larry’s Brewing Supply
253-872-6846

Bob’s Homebrew Supply
2821 NE 55th Street, Seattle, WA 98105 Map Bob’s Homebrew Supply Map Bob’s Homebrew Supply
206-527-9283

Mt. Si Homebrew Supply
8032 Falls Ave SE, Suite A, Snoqualmie, WA Map Mt. Si Homebrew SupplyMap Mt. Si Homebrew Supply
425-292-9752

Whidbey Island Homebrew Supply
715 SE Fidalgo Ave Suite 102 Oak Harbor, Washington 98277  Map Whidbey Island Homebrew SupplyMap Whidbey Island Homebrew Supply
360-682-5011

Yakima Craft Brewing Co.
2920 River Road #6, Yakima, WA 98902 Map Yakima Craft Brewing Co.Map Yakima Craft Brewing Co.
509-654-7357

Icicle Brewing Company
935 Front Street, Leavenworth, WA 98826 Map Icicle Brewing CompanyMap Icicle Brewing Company
509-548-2739

Awards

The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.

The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Awards and score sheets not picked up will be mailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.

Award Ceremony

Hi-Fi Brewing
14950 NE 95th Street, Redmond WA 98052 Map Hi-Fi BrewingMap Hi-Fi Brewing
Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM, PDT