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.

Thanks and Good Luck To All Who Entered the Lights Out! - Dark Beers Only WHOTY Qualifier!

There are 197 registered entries and 85 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

As of 7:34 AM, there are 0 received and processed entries (this number will update as entries are picked up from drop-off locations and organized for judging).


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 26th at 12:00pm. 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:

*7 Seas Brewing ProAm (1st Place BOS)

*Fox Island Brewing ProAm (2nd Place BOS)

*Acorn Brewing ProAm (3rd Place BOS)

-Blichmann Engineering

-Bootleg Biology

-Cascade Candi Sugars

-Chapman Brewing Equipment


-Five Star Chemicals

-Imperial Yeast

-Jon’s Homebrew & Wine Supply

-Lallemand Yeast

-Mainstream Malting

-Mecca Grade Malting

-Olympic Brewing Supplies

-Omega Yeast

-Sound Homebrew Supply

-The Yeast Bay

-Wingman Brewers

-Wyeast Labs

*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!

Judging Session Locations and Dates

7 Seas - Gig Harbor
3006 Judson St Unit 100, Gig Harbor, WA, 98335
Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:00 AM, PDT

Competition Officials

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

  • Brian Hale — Competition Coordinator
  • Ryan Hawes — Lead Steward
  • Beth Hawes — Treasurer
  • John Hocking — Lead Judge
  • Caitlin Wippel — Graphic Designer