You can create your account today through Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:59 PM, PDT.
Judges and stewards may register now through Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:59 PM, PDT.
You can add your entries to the system today through Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:59 PM, PDT.
$7.00 (USD) per entry.
If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.
|2C International Dark Lager||3D Czech Dark Lager||6B Rauchbier|
|6C Dunkels Bock||8A Munich Dunkel||8B Schwarzbier|
|9A Doppelbock||9B Eisbock||9C Baltic Porter|
|10B Dunkels Weissbier||10C Weizenbock||13A Dark Mild|
|13B English Brown Ale||13C English Porter||14A Scottish Light|
|14B Scottish Heavy||14C Scottish Export||15B Irish Stout|
|15C Irish Extra Stout||16A Sweet Stout||16B Oatmeal Stout|
|16C Tropical Stout||16D Foreign Extra Stout||17A English Strong Ale|
|17B Old Ale||17C Wee Heavy||17D English Barleywine|
|19C American Brown Ale||20A American Porter||20B American Stout|
|20C Imperial Stout||21B2 Black IPA||21B3 Brown IPA|
|22B American Strong Ale||22C American Barleywine||26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale|
|27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter||27A9 London Brown Ale||28A Brett Beer|
|28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer||28C Wild Specialty Beer||29A Fruit Beer|
|29B Fruit and Spice Beer||29C Speciality Fruit Beer||30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer|
|30B Autumn Seasonal Beer||30C Winter Seasonal Beer||32A Classic Style Smoked Beer|
|32B Specialty Smoked Beer||33A Wood-Aged Beer||33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer|
|34A Clone Beer||34B Mixed-Style Beer||34C Experimental Beer|
Each entrant is limited to 10 entries.
After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:
Each entry will consist of THREE 12 to 22 ounce capped 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. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles.
Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.
All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by the method specified on the bottle label.
Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.
Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:00 AM, PDT through Saturday, October 12, 2019 5:00 PM, PDT.
Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.
Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:00 AM, PDT through Saturday, October 12, 2019 5:00 PM, PDT.
Ship entries to:
John Hocking (Lights Out)
3623 44th St Ct NE, Tacoma, WA 98422
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. Please do not over pack!
Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.
Enclose 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 entry 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.
If you live in the United States, please note that it is illegal to ship your entries via the United States Postal Service (USPS). 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 your responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.
Sponsors & Prizes:
-Cascade Candi Sugars
-Chapman Brewing Equipment
-Five Star Chemicals
-Mecca Grade Malting
-Sound Homebrew Supply
-The Yeast Bay
*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!
The awards ceremony will take place on (date to be determined). 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.
Medals 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.
Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Awards and score sheets not picked up at the awards ceremony will be mailed to participants. Results will be posted to the competition website soon after the day of the awards ceremony.