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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 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.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.


BJCP 2015 Judging Styles

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

12C English IPA21A American IPA21B1 Belgian IPA
21B2 Black IPA 21B3 Brown IPA 21B4 Red IPA
21B5 Rye IPA 21B6 White IPA 21B7 New England IPA
22A Double IPA35A Experimental IPA (Custom Style)  


Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3

Judging Session Locations and Dates

Main Judging
Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:00 AM, PST



The awards ceremony will take place once judging and bracket rounds are completed.

Places will be awarded to 1st and 2nd for each category, along with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for all entries, both through the bracket round and Best of Show.

The 1st and 2nd place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with three overall Best of Show beers 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 at the end of the compitetion. 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.


Awards Ceremony

Lazy Boy Brewing
715 100th St SE, Everett, WA 98208
Saturday, February 8, 2020 2:00 PM, PST


Circuit Qualification

This is a BJCP certified competition as well as Washington Homebrewer of the Year qualifier.