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2013 Joint Cascade Brewers Cup and Puget Sound Pro-Am PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Emiley   
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 10:56

Get ready for the 2013 Joint Cascade Brewers Cup and Puget Sound Pro-Am!

Thanks to everyone who participated.

BJCP winners list is available here

Pictures from the awards ceremony are here

Pro-Am selections (more coming soon as the rest of the breweries pick)

UPDATE: All brewery selections are in. "Like" us on Facebook for the most current updates:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Puget-Sound-Pro-Am/123752450971373

GABF Eligible Selections:

Bainbridge Island Brewing Company - Tim Frommer's "Kaiser" - Oktoberfest/Marzen

Big Time Brewery - Scott Greenwood's "Weizenbock"

Elysian Brewing Company - Mark Joy's "Ranier Ancient Ale" - Belgian Specialty Ale

Fish Brewery - Jeremy Allison's "5432 Vienna" - Vienna Lager

Harmon Brewery - Ian McFarlane's "IPA XWH" - American IPA

Naked City - Jonathan Permen's "Rauchbier" - Classic Rauchbier

Reuben's Brews - Daniel Hansen's "Dream Cream" - Cream Ale

Ram - Mike Ritzer's "Comfortably Numb" - American IPA

Rock Bottom - Tim Heryford's "Barefoot Brown" - American Brown Ale

Silver City - James Golovich's "Leelah's Dortmunder Lager" - Dortmunder Export

Recreational Selections (not for GABF):

Big Al Brewing Company - Jesse Nickerson's "This Is Not The Greatest Saison In The World. This Is Just A Tribute." - Saison

Bluebird Microcreamery and Brewery - Mark Emiley's "Little Brown Seal" - Northern English Brown

Issaquah Brewhouse - Brian Searfass's "Bungle in the Dunkel" - Munich Dunkel

Powerhouse Brewery - Randy Scorby's "Manny's Maibock" - Maibock/Helles Bock

Reuben's Brews - Jonathan Permen's "Backseat Action Alt" - Dusseldorf Altbier


A combination of one of Washington's most prestigious homebrew competitions with the country's largest GABF Pro-Am qualifying competitions

New Info and Tips for 2013:

- Changed drop locations (please read all info before dropping off)
- New Breweries!
- No need to print out the entry form, just the bottle ids!

- Entry fee is $7/entry ($1 off/entry for judges/volunteers)
- Do not contact stores for competition information, only opening hours
- Do not pay stores for your entries - payment must be attached to at least one of your bottles
- IF YOU ARE ENTERING A CATEGORY THAT REQUIRES A BASE STYLE OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, MAKE SURE TO ENTER THAT IN THE "SPECIALTY INFORMATION" AREA (judges do not see your recipes)
- If you run out of area for ingredients in the registration tool, put them in the "Specialty Information" area
 

Register Entries and as a Volunteer Here

Welcome to the Joint Cascade Brewers Cup and Puget Sound Pro-Am Competition website.

For 2013, the two largest homebrewing competitions in Washington are once again joining forces for one major competition, bringing the best of both events into one.  You'll get great feedback and compete for great prizes, including the ability to have your beer selected by a local brewery to be scaled up and brewed and qualify for the 2013 Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition.

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Here you'll find all of the forms, rules, and tips you need to help you win and have your beer produced commercially by one of several breweries with the hope of winning a medal at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition

This is a Washington Homebrewer of the Year Qualifying Competition!

Register Entries and as a Volunteer Here

WHOTY Qualifier

 


2013 Participating Breweries List (More Coming Soon)

Ram Restaurant and Brewery

Bainbridge Island Brewery

Elysian Brewery

Rock Bottom - Bellevue

Big Al Brewing

Naked City Brewing

Harmon Brewery

Powerhouse Brewery

Silver City Brewery

Reuben's Brews

Big Time Brewery

Fish Brewing Company

Bluebird Microcreamery


 

Core Competition Details

Entries Due: Saturday, April 20th, 2013

3 10-12 oz Brown Bottles

$7 per entry

$1 off every entry submitted by a competition helper (judges, stewards, event staff)

(checks payable to BEWBC)

All BJCP Categories

Online Registration

(entries and volunteers)

What is the Joint Cascade Brewers Cup and Puget Sound Pro-Am Competition?

It is the intention of the Joint Cascade Brewers Cup and Puget Sound Pro-Am to provide homebrewers with an opportunity to participate in a first-rate competition and provide local breweries a chance to find homebrew recipes to scale up and brew commercially.  All entrants are assured of receiving timely, constructive feedback from qualified beer judges. We intend to provide a forum for experienced judges to exercise their skills, and provide experience training for the next generation of beer judges. We welcome suggestions on how we can improve our competition.

This competition is unique in the fact that SEVERAL breweries will be participating and brewing multiple winning beers! Not only will your beer get judged in an AHA/BJCP (2008 guidelines) sanctioned event, but local professional brewers may taste and select your beer to be brewed on their systems and sold to the world!

If the breweries select winning beers of American Homebrewers Association members (or brewers willing to become AHA members by April 27th), they will be submitted to the Great American Beer Festival's Pro-Am Competition for the chance to bring home gold medals for the brewery and homebrewer! Please keep in mind that in order to have your beer sent to the GABF, you must be an AHA member at the time of the competition, so join now (at www.homebrewersassociation.org)  

How do I enter?

Each participating brewery has established defined target styles and limitations for the entries. Look over the Participating Brewery information tables below to help choose which beers you would like to try (see the FAQ page for tips on winning).

KEY INFO

1. Brew and bottle great beer!

2. Read the complete rules.

3. Register entries online (online registration is mandatory), Print out bottle IDs from online registration, and rubber band these to your bottles with your payment

4. Mail or drop off entries within the entry window

5. Wait for the competition results and brewery selections!

Click Here for the Top 10 Tips to Win

Entries (three 10-12oz bottles, two for meads or ciders) are due April 20th and must be submitted to Larry's Brewing Supply in Kent, WA or dropped off at one of the locations listed below.  The entry fee is $7 per entry registered online ($1 off each entry for competition helpers - CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER); up to 12 entries per entrant. Make checks out to BEWBC.  If you experience problems with the online entry system, you may contact the competition organizer for an exception.

Using 2008 BJCP Guidelines for Evaluation

 


Click here for a map of all of the drop locations!

Drop Off or Mail April 2nd - April 20th at:
Larry's Brewing Supply
c/o JCBC/PSPA
7405 S. 212th St. #103
Kent, WA 98032
(253)-872-6846

Drop Off Only April 2nd - April 20th at the Following Locations:

Bob's Homebrew Supply
2821 NE 55th St
Seattle, WA 98105
(206)-527-9823

or

The Beer Essentials
2624 112th St. #E-1
Lakewood, WA 98499
1-800-685 BREW

or

Cellar Homebrew
14320 Greenwood Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98133
1-800-342-1871

or

Diamond Knot Brewery (drop off at the brewery)
4602 Chennault Beach Rd
Mukilteo, WA 98275
(425)-315-0703

or

Fish Brewery (only at the brewery office on the corner of Jefferson and Legion)
515 Jefferson St SE
Olympia, WA 98501
(360-943-6480

or

Mountain Homebrew and Wine Supply
8520 122nd Avenue Northeast
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 803-3996

or

Olympic Brewing Supplies
2817 Wheaton Way #102
Bremerton, WA 98310
(360)-373-1094

or

Rocky Top Homebrew
(Entries may not be stored cold - it is recommended to drop off close to the deadline)
1617 Harrison Ave NW
Olympia, WA 98502
(360)-956-9160

or

Sound Homebrew Supply
6505 5th Pl S
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 743-8074


 

Online Registration

Register your entries online in advance and get your Bottle ID Labels and Entry Forms made for you. It is free, easy and allows you to upload BeerXML recipes into the database! Just print out the Bottle ID Labels and send your payment with your beers.  Filling out a complete recipe online is required for brewery selection! If you have problems with the registration tool, please contact the competition organizer for help.

Want to volunteer? People willing to volunteer as stewards or BJCP judges, please register here(we need people to pick up entries, sort, and on the day of the competition.  Volunteers get $1 off each entry.

Online Volunteer Registration

Judging begins on Saturday, April 27th at 9:30 am at McKinstry Corp. Stewards and staff please arrive at 8:30.  There will likely be a Friday night judging session as well at Larry's Brewing Supply.

Check out all of the document links below. These documents contain all the rules, information, entry forms, labels and tips to get you entered into the competition:

Check out the Pro-Am Flyer! Print and post it! -coming soon

Pro-Am Mini-Flier! Print them and hand them out! - coming soon

Judging will happen with weekend of April 27th.  Due to the need to keep the identities of the homebrewers anonymous to the selecting brewers, FULL RESULTS WILL NOT BE POSTED UNTIL ALL BEERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED.  Coded results may be posted soon after the competition.  Similarly, due to the need to have judging notes available to the brewers throughout the selection process, it will take a little while to get you your score sheets.  PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS IS A NECESSARY AND WORTHWHILE SACRIFICE TO BRING YOU THE OPPORTUNITIES OF THIS COMPETITION!

High placing brewers may be notified within a week after the initial judging.  We may encourage advancing brewers to send in an extra bottle or two for the brewery selection if they are close.  Breweries will select their beers 1 - 2 weeks later so please be patient.

After winners are selected, the breweries will work with the homebrewer to scale up and brew their recipe. Details will be worked out with the individual breweries to accommodate brewery, homebrewer, and "freshness" needs.

See the complete Rules for more details on entering the competition. For competition questions, please contact the organizer.  For more information on the Pro-Am component of the competition, contact Mark Emiley


Brewery Information

Brewery Name GABF
Pro-Am?
Must be
AHA?
Core Beer Line Style Requests

Ram Brewery

Yes Yes

Click Here

 

Bainbridge Island Brewery

Yes Yes

Click Here

 

Elysian Brewing

Yes Yes Click Here  

Powerhouse Brewery

No No

Click Here

 

Rock Bottom - Bellevue

Yes Yes

Click Here

 

Big Time Brewery

Yes Yes Click Here  

Fish Brewing Company

Yes Yes

Click Here

 

Issaquah Brewhouse

No Yes

Click Here

Ales

Big Al Brewing

No No

Click Here

 

Harmon Brewing

Yes Yes

Click Here

Typically aim for ales

Naked City Brewing

Yes Yes

Click Here

 

Silver City Brewery

Yes Yes

Click Here

 

Reuben's Brews

Yes Yes Click Here American Dark Lager, American Style Pilsner, Dopplebock, Dunkleweizen. Maybe even a bitter. If something stands out in one of these categories, we'll be interested!

 Bluebird Microcreamery

 No No Click Here Something that goes well with ice cream!

Joint Cascade Brewers Cup & Puget Sound Pro-Am Competition Rules

  1. 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).  An updated list of the breweries and desired styles will be maintained at: http://www.wahomebrewers.org/jbcbpspa).
  2. The entry fee per entry is $7.00All 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 12 entries are allowed per entrant. Make out checks to BEWBC.  The competition organizers reserves the right to close the online registration early if more entries are registered than the judges can adequately judge. (Estimated 500).
  3. 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 or other labels).  Markings on caps will be completely blacked out with a marker.
  4. Recipes for all entries will be submitted via the registration tool on the website or on a Puget Sound Pro-Am version of the American Homebrewer’s Association recipe entry form found on the website listed above. 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.
  5. All recipes and entries submitted become the property the Joint Cascade Brewers Cup & 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 Pro-Am Competition, etc.)
  6. Entries must be collected by a participating club, mailed, or dropped off at Larry's Brewing Supply by April 20th (desired drop-off period is April 2nd – April 20th) or dropped off at the locations specified above.  Please call ahead before heading to any location to ensure they are open.
  7. The AHA/BJCP sanctioned judging will be held on April 27th. 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.
  8. 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 www.homebrewersassociation.org
    1. Homebrewers must be AHA members at the date of competition (April 27th, 2013) and at the time of the GABF Judging (Oct 10th- Oct 12th, 2013: 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 http://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/the-competition/pro-am-competition/ )
    2. 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.

 

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