Thank you for your interest in the Lights Out! - Dark Beers Only WHOTY Qualifier organized by Browns Point Homebrew Club, 7 Seas Brewery.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

22 entries have been added to the system as of 1:54 AM, Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.


This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

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

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.


Awards Ceremony:

The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 20th at 7 Seas - Tacoma beginning at 12pm. Please show up early and grab a beer to enjoy. If you show up late we will give you your medal(s) and prize(s) once the ceremony has finished. We expect the awards ceremony to end by 4pm at the latest.


Sponsors & Prizes:

*Brew the winning beer at 7 Seas Brewery!

Spike Brewing: 10 Gallon Brew Kettle

Exchilerator: Counterflow Wort Chiller

Skagit Valley Malting: 300lbs Assorted Grains

Blichmann: Beer Gun, Brew Vision, Brew Gloves

Anvil: Digital Scale, Thermometer

Imperial Yeast: Gift Cards, Shirts, Hats

Jon's Homebrew & Wine Supply: Gift Cards

Five Star Chemicals: PBW, Star San


*We encourage you to bring along your Halloween costumes for the awards ceremony! There will be separate prizes given out at the conclusion of the awards ceremony for the BEST COSTUMES!

Competition Officials

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

  • Trever Bohling — Treasurer
  • Brian Hale — Competition Coordinator
  • Matt Hibbs — Cellar Master
  • Tristan McCoy — Lead Judge
  • Lucas Rucks — Awards Ceremony
  • Caitlin Wippel — Graphic Designer


Browns Point Homebrew Club is proud to have the following sponsors for the Lights Out! - Dark Beers Only WHOTY Qualifier.

Lights Out!
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