On May 18th Specialty Competitions LLC. held the state’s first Washington Beer Awards, a professional beer competition open to all of Washington’s breweries. This inaugural competition drew over 400 entries from nearly 70 breweries spread all over the state.
The competition was held at Elliott Bay Public House & Brewery with around 40 trained beer judges evaluating beers spanning over 90 styles from the Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines. Medals will be awarded in 26 categories along with special recognition for small and large breweries of the year.
The results of the competition were announced at the Washington Brewers Festival on Saturday, June 15th at Marymoor Park in Redmond.