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), Tukwila, WA.

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.

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Rules

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 11th and 12th, 2016.

For complete information on the Joint Novembeerfest and Puget Sound Pro-Am, visit http://www.wahomebrewers.org/jnfpspa.

This competition is open to all amateur homebrewers. Beer, Cider, and Mead will be judged in accordance with the 2008 Beer Judge Certification Program guidelines. Note: This competition will use the new guidelines in 2016.  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 Larry's Brewing Supply by November 7th (desired drop-off period is October 24th - November 7th) 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 11th and 12th. 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 www.homebrewersassociation.org

Homebrewers must be AHA members at the date of competition (November 11th/12th, 2016) and at the time of the GABF Judging (~October, 2016: 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/)

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 — Competition Coordinator
  • Mark Emiley — Judge Coordinator, Pro-Am Coordinator, All Around Awesome Dude

Sponsors

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).

Larry's Brewing Supply
790 Andover Park East Tukwila, WA 98188
Larry's Brewing Supply
Larry’s Brewing Supply was founded by Larry Rifenberick in 1990. After initially selling supplies out of his garage, Larry soon opened the Kent location that we occupied for 25 years. We have always been a family owned, and mostly family run company for 3 generations. The Impaling Alers homebrew club was established in 1991, and still holds their monthly meetings here at Larry’s.
Brew Your Own Magazine
Manchester Center, VT
Brew Your Own Magazine
BYO Magazine has been around for over 20 years. I have their first issue and have subscribed almost continually (except during a brief homebrewing hiatus). Always a good source of brewing knowledge (theory and practice) as well as great recipes. The new boot camps look like a blast, but I haven't been to one yet.
Briess Malt & Ingredient Co
Chilton, WI
Briess Malt & Ingredient 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.
Cascade Beer Candi Company
Woodinville, 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. These products can be used to fortify any beer, such as Imperial IPA’s, English-style strong ales and your favorite Belgian-style beers. I have used these syrups and they are very good. Also, this company sponsors a lot of homebrewing activity!
Five Star Chemicals & Supply, Inc.
Commerce City, CO
Five Star Chemicals & Supply, Inc.
Perhaps you've heard of StarSan or PBW, or perhaps you don't homebrew. ;-> 5 star has been a great sponsor and I use a bunch of their products and like them! According to 5 Star, "Five Star is the leader in the home-brew cleaning and sanitizing market.", and that is tough to argue with. I also like the 5.2, which works well with my Kent/Renton water.
Four Generals Brewing
Renton, WA
Four Generals Brewing
A local, well balanced, handcrafted brewery, where small batches rule! Four Generals is passionate about creating delicious, local, well-balanced beers that are new and exciting but also delving into traditional beers of other countries. Expect to find new twists on Pacific Northwest style beers as well as forays into other regional beers from around the world.
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Petaluma, Calif
Lagunitas Brewing Company
The Lagunitas Brewing Co. was not so much an act of ordinary 'foundling' as it was willed into being by the unspoken desire of supportive beer-lovers in Northern California after which they continued to nurture their creation and urged us forward to fulfill the unifying needs of that same beer-loving diaspora from coast to coast and beyond. It is good to have friends!
Lallemand
Montreal, Canada
Lallemand
Lallemand/Danstar make great dried brewing yeasts. Nottingham is one of my fav all time yeasts. They have been a very generous sponsor throughout the years. LALLEMAND Inc. is a privately held Canadian company, founded at the end of the 19th century, specializing in the development, production, and marketing of yeasts and bacteria.
Rockin' Hops
Satsop, Washington
Rockin' Hops
Rockin’ Hops is western Washington’s fresh hops source, specializing in farm-to-brewer, on-the-bine and whole leaf hops. Currently offering Cascade, Nugget, East Kent Golding, Magnum, and “Old World” Hallertau Legacy hops. We’ll ROCK your brew!
Wyeast Laboratories, Inc.
Odell, OR
Wyeast Laboratories, Inc.
Since 1986 our Pure Liquid Yeast cultures and fermentations products have been crafted with skill and integrity. Our continuing devotion to providing superior products, insightful technical expertise and helpful customer service has earned Wyeast the reputation as a world wide industry leader. Whatever your fermentation needs, we have the products and the technical expertise to guarantee your success.