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WAHA Historical Archives PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark Emiley   
Thursday, 17 July 2008 11:44

Jeff CarlsonThis page is for recording important events, awards and positions in WAHA history.

Formation:

The Washington Homebrewers Association was officially formed on November 15th, 2007.  The founding homebrewers present at the meeting were:

  • Bob Blade - North Seattle Homebrewer Club
  • Dave Hetteen - Boeing Everett Employees Wine and Beer Makers Club
  • Doug Buffett - Boeing Employees Wine and Beer Makers Club
  • Jerome Seipp - North Seattle Homebrewer Club
  • Mark Emiley - Boeing Employees Wine and Beer Makers Club
  • Nic Templeton - Impaling Alers
  • Tim Hayner - Impaling Alers
  • Steve Antoch - Mount Si Brewing Society 
  • Tom Schmidlin - Cascade Brewers Guild

Officers

2008:

  • Executive Chairperson: Mark Emiley
  • Vice Chairperson: Tim Hayner
  • Secretary: Jerome Seipp
  • Treasurer: Tom Schmidlin

2009:

  • Executive Chairperson: Mark Emiley
  • Vice Chairperson: Tim Hayner
  • Secretary: Jerome Seipp
  • Treasurer: Tom Schmidlin

2010:

  • Executive Chairperson: Mark Emiley
  • Vice Chairperson: Tim Hayner
  • Secretary: Jerome Seipp
  • Treasurer: Tom Schmidlin

2011:

  • Executive Chairperson: Mark Emiley
  • Vice Chairperson: Tim Hayner
  • Secretary: Jerome Seipp
  • Treasurer: Tom Schmidlin

2012:

  • Executive Chairperson: Mark Emiley
  • Vice Chairperson: Tim Hayner
  • Secretary: Jerome Seipp
  • Treasurer: Tom Schmidlin

Award Winners

Washington Homebrewer of the Year:
2008 - James Golovich
2009 - Mike and Steve Brown
2010 - Tavish and Laura Sullivan
2011 - Roger Kee

Bert Grant:
2008 - Mike and Steve Brown, Cream Ale 
2009 - Mike and Steve Brown, Belgian Dark Strong
2010 - Tim Hayner, Weizen/Weissbier
2011 - Dan Hansen

Golden Mash Paddle:
2008 - Mark Emiley 
2009 - Tim Hayner
2010 - Tom Schmidlin
2011 - Peter Twigg

Washington Homebrew Club of the Year:
2009 - Impaling Alers 
2010 - Impaling Alers
2011 - GEBL

Washington Spirit of Homebrewing Club of the Year:
2011 - Impaling Alers

Events:

  • March 2008 - Pyramid Wild World of Wheats: Winner: Kevin O'Keefe 
  • May 2008 - Educational Speaker - Dick Cantwell from Elysian Brewing
  • August 2008 - Powerhouse Pro-Am Face Off - Pale Ale - Winner: James Golovich
  • September 2008 - Mead/Cider Clinic
  • November 2008 - Educational Speaker - Ralph Olson from Hop Union
  • November 2008 - Powerhouse Pro-Am Face Off - Porter - Winning Homebrewers: Mike and Steve Brown
  • January 2009 - Decoction Clinic
  • January 2009 - Initiated Senate Bill 5060 to change Washington's homemade wine and beer transportation laws
  • January 2009 - Testified before Senate Labor, Commerce, and Consumer Protection Committee about benefits of homebrewing and winemaking in Washington's culture
  • March 2009 - Educational Speaker - Brian Perkey from Wyeast
  • March 2009 - Ran first Bert Grant Awards
  • March 2009 - Testitied before House Commerce and Labor Committee about benefits of homebrewing and winemaking in Washington's culture 
  • April 2009 - Announced 2008 WAHA awards at Cascade Brewers Cup
  • May 6th, 2009 - Senate Bill 5060 signed by Governor with WAHA Execs present
  • June 2009 - WHOTY Qualifier Puget Sound Pro-Am becomes first Washington competition to break 300 entries
  • June 2009 - WAHA attends National Homebrewers Conference with large contingent
  • July 2009 - WAHA host Mead and Cider Judging Clinic
  • July 26th, 2009 - Senate Bill 5060 Enacted allowing transportation of homemade beer or wine outside of the house of production
  • August 2009 - First homebrewing festivals organized (Beerstock 5060, BREW BASH, Lakewood Rotary Homebrew Festival)
  • August 2009 - WAHA runs first Washington Mead and Cider Cup, Winner: Jeff Carlson
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