Thank you for your interest in the Joint Novembeerfest Puget Sound Pro-Am (JNSPA) organized by The Impaling Alers and Boeing Employees Wine and Beer Club (BEWBC), Airways Brewing - Taproom.

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.

Entry Registration is Open

142 entries have been added to the system as of 9:13 PM, Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

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Judge and Steward Registration is Open

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Enter the Joint Novembeerfest, and Puget Sound Pro-Am, one of Washington's longest running homebrew competitions combined with Washington's largest Pro-Am qualifier! The competition will be held, on Friday and Saturday, Novembeer 8th and 9th, 2019.

For complete information on the Joint Novembeerfest and Puget Sound Pro-Am, visit

This competition is open to all amateur homebrewers. Beer, Cider, and Mead will be judged in accordance with the 2015 Beer Judge Certification Program guidelines. A maximum of 10 entries may be entered per brewer. The ten entries can be entered in just one category or as many as ten categories or any combination thereof.

This competition is only open to homebrewers (no commercial entries). Competition staff, judges, and stewards are eligible to enter. Judges and stewards may not participate in the judging of their own entries and safeguards will be taken to prevent judges from knowing who brewed the entries they are judging. All BJCP styles will be evaluated (only beer entries are eligible for Pro-Am selection).

The entry fee per entry is $7.00. All entries MUST be registered online (link available on the competition website) - any exceptions must be coordinated with the competition organizer. Competition helpers (judges, stewards, staff, etc.) get $1 off each entry. Only 10 entries are allowed per entrant. Make checks out to Impaling Alers. The competition organizers reserve the right to close the online registration early if more entries are registered than the judges can adequately judge. (Estimated 500).

Brewers must provide 3 brown, 10-12 oz bottles for judging. Each bottle will be labeled with a bottle entry form (from the registration tool) attached with a rubber band (no tape, glue or other labels). Markings on caps will be completely blacked out with a marker.

Recipes for all entries will be submitted via the registration tool on the website. The tool allows importing from brewing software that exports in BeerXML. Recipes that entrants desire to have eligible for brewery selection should include: the entire recipe, mashing schedule, water adjustments, fermentation profiles, and style category. If there is insufficient space for all ingredients, please include them in the "Specialty area." It is not necessary to print out the recipe form as all required information will be in the online tool.

All recipes and entries submitted become the property the Joint Novembeerfest & Puget Sound Pro-Am. Recipes selected by the breweries become the property of the participating brewery. The breweries retain the flexibility to change the winning recipe as necessary to accommodate their brewing equipment. The breweries retain the flexibility to choose the winning beer based on private concerns (marketability, balance to existing beer line, ability to participate in GABF or WABA Pro-Am Competition, etc.)

Entries must be collected by a participating club, mailed, or dropped off at Airways Brewery and Taproom by November 2nd (desired drop-off period is October 19th - November 2nd ) or dropped off at the locations specified above. Please call ahead before heading to any location to ensure they are open.

The AHA/BJCP sanctioned judging will be held on November 8th and 9th. Breweries will select the winners within few weeks of the initial judging. The winners will be announced shortly thereafter with results posted on the competition website. The recipe brewing dates will be scheduled in coordination with the breweries.

Winning beers from American Homebrewers Association members may be submitted to the Pro-Am competition at the Great American Beer Festival. Each AHA member may only have one beer continue to the festival. To join the AHA, visit

Homebrewers must be AHA members at the date of competition (November 8th/9th, 2019) and at the time of the GABF Judging (~October, 2020: membership will be verified by AHA - this rule may change with would require only AHA membership as of mid-June: details will be posted on the Great American Beer Festival website

Pro-Am Homebrewers may not be members of the brewery's staff. The homebrewer brewing their recipe with the professional brewery CANNOT be or have ever been an employee or contractor of a brewery or brewpub by the time of the GABF Registration Deadline.


Competition Officials

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

  • Sean Drew — BJCP Coordinator
  • Jen Treese — Competition Organizer


The Impaling Alers and Boeing Employees Wine and Beer Club (BEWBC) is proud to have the following sponsors for the Joint Novembeerfest Puget Sound Pro-Am (JNSPA) .

Airways Brewing
8611 S 212th St, Kent, WA 98031
Airways Brewing
We took our passion for making great beer, and combined it with our love of big jets to start Airways Brewing in March of 2010. Since then, we’ve made lots of new friends, won National and International awards, and have had our beer poured at some of the finest bars and restaurants in Washington and Oregon. We moved our Tap Room & Brewery to its current location on 212th in Kent in June of 2016, after spending six years down the road. We’ve grown from 18 seats in 2010 to room for more than a hundred folks in The Tap Room today.
Cascade Beer Candi Company
Monroe, WA
Cascade Beer Candi Company
The Cascade Beer Candi Company produces syrups that will add unique flavors to your handcrafted beer. Our syrups are made with 100% pure cane sugar for purity and incredible flavor. Each small batch of handmade syrup is slow cooked to give your beer a distinct flavor, such as toffee, vanilla, plums and raisins. We produce Clear, Blonde, Amber and Dark-style syrups. These products can be used to fortify any beer, such as Imperial IPA’s, English-style strong ales and your favorite Belgian-style beers
Five Star Chemicals And Supply, Inc.
Commerce City, CO
Five Star Chemicals And Supply, Inc.
Five Star Chemicals & Supply Inc. is a full service provider of cleaning, sanitizing and lubricant chemicals, parts, equipment, supplies and related technological services. The core business consists of the manufacture and distribution of cleaning and sanitizing chemicals for the beer, food beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, automotive, general maintenance, janitorial and agricultural industries throughout North America, Europe and Australia.
Hops Direct
Yakima, WA
Hops Direct
Hops Direct // Puterbaugh Farms is a 5th generation hop farming family, growing hops in the Yakima Valley of Washington State since the early 1930’s. We do all of our own processing, pelleting and storing; Selling and shipping directly to you from our farm, no middle man. Visit our website to shop our farm grown varieties as well as our imported varieties from hop countries around the world in both Leaf and Pellet form. Our hops are available in a variety of unit sizes and listed at wholesale pricing on our website. Can’t find what you’re looking for? We would love to talk HOPS with you:
Jon's Homebrew And Wine Supply
1430 East Main Ave Suite 1430C Puyallup, WA 98372
Jon's Homebrew And Wine Supply
Jon's Homebrew is a great new-ish shop in Puyallup. Jon is also an Impaling Aler and a very good home brewer!
Petaluma, CA
Lagunitas beers are available in 20-ish countries and growing. And whether supporting local communities by turning beer into money for the cause, or simply fueling stories and songs with IPA and other fine ales, we’ve learned one thing (aside for how to cook a turkey)… Wherever you go: beer speaks, people mumble.
Lallemand Brewing
Lallemand Brewing
Lallemand’s presence in the brewing industry dates from the early 1970s when the company started producing dried pure culture brewing yeasts for beer kit manufacturers in Canada. In subsequent years, this activity was expanded to the production of other specific ale and lager beer yeast strains for different clients in the United States, Europe and Australia and Asia. Supported by decades of long-standing industry experience, an extensive support network and strong technical expertise, Lallemand Brewing is positioned to help your brewery achieve its growth and quality goals. Beyond an unparalleled global technical support and expertise, we offer an extensive range of products, services and education.
Briess Malt And Ingredients, Co.
Briess Malt And Ingredients, Co.
If you crave unique flavors, colors and brewing performance that only fine handcrafted specialty malts can deliver, then Briess is your malting company! Since 1876, we've been supplying the brewing community with the highest quality malts in the industry. And for the past four decades we've distinguished ourselves by developing the most extensive line of specialty malts produced by any malting company in the world. We provide everything from a full line of malts to pure malt extracts, brewers flakes and filtering aids.
Wyeast Labs
Wyeast Labs
Pitch with Active, Hungry Yeast Every Time! Our patented packaging contains premium liquid yeast cultures and the Wyeast Smack-Pack Activator™. Give it a smack, and you kick start the yeast’s metabolism before pitching.