WABA Special Awards

In addition to placements for the final style categories, the Washington Brewers Awards will provide some special awards in a few other areas.  Special recognition will be provided to:
      • Breweries of the Year: Awarded to breweries who win recognition in multiple style categories.  Each medal earned by a brewery will contribute points towards their Brewery of the Year total as a function of place (Gold, Silver, and Bronze).  Brewery of the Year awards will be awarded to different brewery classes as a function of their annual production volumes.
        • Large Brewery of the Year Sponsored by Briess Malt and Ingredients Briess Logo
        • Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year Sponsored by Skagit Valley Malting 
        • Small Brewery of the Year Sponsored by Crosby Hops  Crosby Hop
        • Very Small Brewery of the Year Sponsored by Yakima Chief Hops YCH Hops Logo
      • Washington Pro-Am Special Awards: Awarded to best beers that were scaled up from Washington homebrewer recipes and produced for commercial production by a Washington brewery. (Special Award Rules)
      • Washington Collaboration Special Awards: Awarded to best beers that were created by a collaborative process with another brewery. (Special Award Rules)
      • Fresh Hop Competition: A special competition focused on Fresh Hop beers (conducted separate from the main event).  (Special Competition Info)