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The 2008 Puget Sound Pro-Am Competition

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PUGET SOUND PRO-AM BRINGS HOME GOLD!

The 2008 Puget Sound Pro-Am sent 11 of the 58 beers judged in the GABF Pro-Am Competition and Jeff Niggemeyer's and Big Time's "Barking Dog" Scottish 80/- (recipe) won first place!  Congratulations to Jeff and Bill on their win!  Get your entries ready for next year when we'll have even more shots to sweep the category!

2009 Pro-Am Details Will Be Posted Shortly! 

 

Competition Summary:

182 Beers

10 States

13 beers selected!

 

Photos 

 

BJCP Competition Results here: PDF

Note: In BOS section, after first four beers, the rest are strictly in order of category.

BEST OF SHOW

1st Place: James Golovich's Munich Helles

2nd Place: Mark Emiley's May Day Kolsch

3rd Place: Mike and Steve Brown's Oaked Father Time (Oaked Old Ale)

Honorable Mention: James Golovich's American Barleywine 2007 

 

Current Brewery Selections:

Pro-Am Qualified Selections 

1. Ram – Seattle/U District – Brian Thatcher’s “Tar Pit Stout”, Russian Imperial Stout - Released Sept 15th

2. Ram – Puyallup – Joel Pratt’s “Tilted Kilt Scotch Ale”, Strong Scotch Ale - Released late September (Photos) 

3. Ram – Tacoma – Kevin Davey’s “Davey Grande Reserve”, Belgian Dark Strong - Released Sept 6th

4. Diamond Knot – James Golovich’s “Munich Helles”, Munich Helles - Released late September (Photos) 

5. Elysian Brewing Company – Kenneth Reister’s “After the Supernova”, Russian Imperial Stout - Released in August - (Photos)

6. Rogue – Mike Fox’s “American Stout”, American Stout - Released in September  

7. Big Time Brewery – Jeff Niggemeyer's "Barking Dog", Scottish Export 80/- Released in August 

8. Rock Bottom – Seattle – Mark Emiley’s “May Day Kolsch”, Kolsch - Released July 10th- All gone! - (Photos) 

9. Rock Bottom – Bellevue – Colin Lenfesty and Rodney Clark’s “Saison du Beacon”, Saison - Released August 7th - (Photos)

10. Elliott Bay Brewery – Paul Cervenka’s “Pliny the Hop Shortage Denier”, Imperial IPA - Released in August- (Photos  

11. Elliott Bay Brewery (2009 Pro-Am) – James Golovich’s “American Barleywine 2007”, American Barleywine - BREWED - release information forthcoming

12. Pike Brewing Company – Dean Priebe’s “Pig Biting Porter”, Robust Porter - Released in August- (Photos 

 

"Recreational" Selection (not constrained to Pro-Am entrant selection criteria)

13. Powerhouse Mark Emiley’s "Cascade Cougar", Imperial IPA - Releaesed August 5th (Photos) 

 

Winning Homebrewer Profiles

 

Brewery Selection Notes

 

THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING! THIS EVENT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT SUPPORT FROM ENTRANTS, JUDGES, STEWARDS, AND OBVIOUSLY, THE BREWERIES!  SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL HOMEBREWING AND CRAFT BREWING INDUSTRIES! 

 

DUE TO A NEED TO KEEP THE JUDGE'S NOTES AVAILABLE FOR BREWER SELECTION, JUDGE'S NOTES WERE NOT RELEASED UNTIL ALL BREWERIES HAVE SELECTED - WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE NECESSARY DELAY, BUT IT WAS NECESSARY FOR THE COMPETITION FORMAT!

 

Watch for tapping parties throughout the summer as well as for an AHA Membership Rally on August 23rd at Big Time Brewery where several of the Pro-Am beers will be available! 

 

This was a Washington Homebrewer of the Year Qualifying Competition!

WHOTY Qualifier 

 

2008 Participating Breweries

Ram Restaurant and Brewery (3) 

Diamond Knot Brewery 

Elysian Brewery

Issaquah Brewhouse / Rogue Ales

Powerhouse Brewery

Big Time Brewery

Rock Bottom - Seattle & Bellevue

Elliott Bay Brewery

Pike Brewing Company  

 

 

What is the Puget Sound Pro-Am Competition?

This competition aims to provide homebrewers the chance to have their beers produced commercially by local breweries. While this concept has been done before, this competition will be unique in the fact that SEVERAL breweries will be participating and brewing multiple winning beers! Not only will your beer get judged in an AHA/BJCP (2004 guidelines) sanctioned event, but local professional brewers may taste and select your beer to be brewed on their systems and sold to the world!

 

This event is brought to you by the Washington Homebrewers Association (run by BEWBC and the Impaling Alers).

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Competition Sponsors

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