Cascade Brewers Cup 2019

Overview

The 23rd 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 

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). 

DATES

Entry & Judge Registration Opens

January 4th, 2019

Judge Registration Closes

March 4th, 2019

Register here

Deadline for entries to be received

March 4th, 2019

Judging

Friday, 8th March 2019, starts 5:00 PM.   

Saturday, 9th March 2019, starts 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.   

Hellbent Brewing Company, 13035 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Winners notified by email

Monday 11 March

Winners announced publicly (normally the day after emails are sent)

Results here

Awards Ceremony 

Sunday March 17th, noon-2pm (upstairs)

Hellbent Brewing Company, 13035 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125

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 5 entries 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. 

Link to online registration

Register here

Drop Off Locations  

  • North Corner Brewing Supply, Bellingham, WA
  • 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
  • Jon’s Homebrew and Wine Supply, Puyallup, 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: March 4th 2019

FAQs

Have you posted the results yet?
No, they get posted after the ceremony 🙂

Will the awards start promptly at 1pm?
Yes they will, get your beer early so you don’t miss your award

Can I nominate someone to collect the award on my behalf?
Yes, please email us to let us know who will pick up the award in your place.

Are you photographing the event?
Yes, one of our volunteers will be taking photos of the event. They will endeavor to take photos of the awards for each person, but we cannot always guarantee that we will get every photo. If in doubt, ask a friend to come and take photos of you getting the award.

What happens if I’m late?
We’ll keep your award, and then present it to you after the ceremony.

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

Sponsors: to be confirmed, we hope that we’ll be enticing last years from below to sponsor this years.