Time for the Pro-Am Beer Competition

by Nate Muller – Senior Homebrew Correspondent

Professional Brewers Turn to Home Brewers for Inspiration

Here’s a beer competition that’s great for home brewers and beer lovers alike: the Puget Sound Pro-Am Competition. This competition is all about bringing professional brewers and home brewers together.

For home brewers, this is an amazing opportunity to have your beer brewed at a commercial scale. The list of breweries is huge this year, with 15 breweries participating. Many of the breweries have even been kind enough to indicate what style they’d like to select from the competition.

For beer lovers, this event will inspire a bunch of new recipes at your favorite breweries. Keep an eye out for the Pro-Am winning beers. They are often creative and always tasty. Here’s the list of participating breweries:

Ram Restaurant and Brewery

Elysian Brewery

Big Time Brewery

Rock Bottom – Seattle

Rock Bottom – Bellevue

Big Al Brewing

Baron Brewing

Diamond Knot Brewery

Snipes Mountain Brewing

Naked City Brewing

Harmon Brewery

BJ’s – Tacoma

Flyers Brewery

Powerhouse Brewery

Issaquah Brewhouse

I plan to submit my entry soon. I’m going to try my hand with a hoppy cream ale that I like to call Muller Lite. The entries are due Tuesday, April 26th. I won a similar contest with my Belgian Dubbel named OmmeKNate which earned me the opportunity to brew with Al and Big Al’s Brewing. I hope many of you get to do the same.

For more Washington Homebrewer news, check out the April newsletter.

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