Cascade Brewers Cup

Registration for 2018 begins!!

Register here!

The 22nd Annual Cascade Brewers Cup organized by the Cascade Brewers Guild is one of the largest and oldest competitions in the state of Washington.  This is a Washington Homebrewers Association (WAHA) qualifying competition for the Washington Homebrewer of the Year awards.  One winning entry will also be selected to be brewed at Crucible Brewery and may be entered into the Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am competition.


Prizes will be awarded to the Best of Show (BOS) winner and the second and third place runner up for BOS. 

Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each judged category (not each beer style). 


Judging for the event will take place at Hellbent Brewing Company in Seattle on:

Friday, May 4th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Saturday, May 5th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.   

Meals will be provided to all volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering as a judge or steward please register here.

Entry Rules 

This is an AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition for all BJCP beer, mead and cider categories. 

Entries will be judged under the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines. 

Entrants must submit 3 crown-capped 12 oz. bottles with a completed BJCP bottle ID label attached with a rubber band. Do not tape or glue labels onto the bottle.  Any colored glass is acceptable. Bottle labels will be generated by the registration system and can be printed out after registration is complete. An entry form generated by the registration system must also be included with entries. Fees are $8 per entry with a limit of 12 entry per individual.  You must pay via the competition website linked to PayPal.  Entries are not complete until payment is received. 

It is the entrant’s responsibility to enter their beer in the proper category, as specified in the 2015 BJCP guidelines. Entries in some styles and substyles need to specify special ingredients and/or substyle characteristics (Saison strength, IPA specialty type, etc.) 

All entries must be handcrafted products using private equipment by a hobbyist brewer (no use of commercial facilities). 

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles and substyles into categories for judging and award purposes.  Only reasonably similar styles will be grouped together.  Each entry will be judged per the style entered. 

Bottles will not be returned to entrants. 

Note: The competition software will automatically fill out your BJCP Bottle ID and Entry Form after you complete the on-line registration. 

Drop Off Locations  

The Entry drop off shall occur between Saturday, April 1st and Saturday, April 28th.  Entries will be held in cold storage at the drop-off locations. 

  • North Corner Brewing Supply, Bellingham, WA – will accept entries beginning April 13th 
  • Crucible Brewing Company, Everett, WA 
  • The Cellar Homebrew Shop, Seattle, WA 
  • MicroHomebrew, Kenmore, WA 
  • Brewhouse Provisions, WA 
  • Sound Homebrew Supply, Seattle 
  • The Beer Essentials, Lakewood, WA 
  • Rocky Top Homebrew, Olympia, WA 

Mail-In Location 

Cairn Brewery, 7204 NE 175th Street, Building A, Kenmore, WA,  98028

(425) 949-5295 

Mail-in entries may be submitted at any time, but must be received by April 28th. 

Awards Ceremony 

The awards ceremony will be held at Hellbent Brewing Company on Sunday, May 20th – 1pm to 3pm.

Should you have any questions you may contact this years’ organizer, David Streeter-Dybdahl at or post on our Facebook page.