Beer News




Washington Mead and Cider Cup

The Washington Homebrewers Association is sponsoring a mead and cider only competition to help encourage developing experience in making and judging meads and ciders.  The competition will be held August 15th, 2009 with entries being due by August 12th.  The competition will be held at Larry's Brewing Supply.  For complete details on the competition, CLICK HERE

Entry Fee: $7 per entry - Checks made payable to Larry's Brewing Supply
2 10-12 oz or 1 750 mm corked or capped bottle per entry
Entries Due:
July 27th - - August 12th, 2009
Mail to / Drop Off:
Larry's Brewing Supply
7405 S 212th St. #103
Kent, WA 98032

WAHA Awards Announcements 

The Washington Homebrewers Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2008 Awards Program.  They were announced and presented at the 2009 Cascade Exbeerience.

Washington Homebrewer of the Year

Awarded to the homebrewer who scores the most points in sanctioned WAHA competitions

Winner: James Golovich (15.7 points)

Bert Grant Competition Results

Awarded the "best of show of the BOS winners" 

Winner: Mike & Steve Brown
Training Wheel - Cream Ale
(will be brewed at Big Al Brewing)

Golden Mash Paddle

Recognizing homebrewers who help progress the Washington Homebrewing scene

Presented to Mark Emiley 

Congratulations to all of the winners.  Best of luck to all homebrewers and clubs in the 2009 awards! Including the new Club of the Year Award!


Congrats to everyone who took the BJCP exam on February 28th.  We are anxiously looking forward to everyone getting their scores and growing our judging pool in Washington.  Welcome to the BJCP family and we look forward to seeing you soon at upcoming competitions to start building your points!

We are scheduling another exam for November 14th for another round of new judges and a retake opportunity for current judges!  Talk to your club members about organizing a study group.

2009 WHOTY Qualifying Competitions

We are putting together the list of the 2009 WHOTY Qualifying Competitions.  Here is the current list:

Cascade Brewers Cup
Puget Sound Pro-Am
Evergreen State Fair
Washington Mead and Cider Cup

Make sure to enter these and all other competitions in Washington!