Puget Sound Pro-Am Competition
- Hello all,
I've been working with a bunch of clubs in the Puget Sound to throw
together a new and very unique competition. Last year the Great
American Beer Festival opened a new category called the Pro-Am
category which consisted of homebrew recipes from winning beers
produced on professional brewery systems. Another club I'm in had
my beer produced and submitted by the Kent Ram Brewery and it was a
The GABF is holding the competition again and we are opening this
opportunity up to the whole Puget Sound. We are launching the Puget
Sound Pro-Am competition where the beers which make it to the best
of show round will be evaluated by several local breweries to be
scaled up and brewed on their systems. So far, we've got:
Diamond Knot Brewery
We are still waiting to hear back from a few more. I can safely
say, never before have brewers had a chance to have their beer
picked by this many breweries at one competition.
The breweries have specified style restrictions which can be found
on the competition website at www.bewbc.org/pro-am. The contest is
still growing so check the site often.
The entries are due on June 6th (at Larry's homebrew supply but we
are working more drop-off arrangements) and are $5 per entry (three
12 oz bottles). Judging will be on June 9th. AHA members have the
opportunity to have their beer go onto the GABF (so join now!) But
non-AHA members, don't worry, we have breweries who are still just
interested in producing non-AHA beers which won't go to the GABF but
will still be sold locally! (I still recommend joining the AHA.)
At the end of the competition, we are looking at having an AHA rally
release party that everyone will be invited to.
I've talked with Bob, and what we need from all of you are:
1. Entries, entries, entries!
2. Help with organizing the event
3. Judges (particularly if you are BJCP certified)
So, start brewing (almost every style is acceptable by at least one
brewery) and shoot me (markemiley@...) or Bob a message if
you can help out! This should be an incredibly fun event and we
just need some help with making it run smoothly.
Thanks, and good luck,