One of the ultimate thrills for any homebrewer is to have a recipe you developed ramped up for production on a big system by a local brewery. That’s exactly what “Pro-Am” competitions do, and there are multiple opportunities at local competitions to become one of the lucky winners. Some of the winners even get to join in on the brew session, and many of these beers are even sent to compete at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. This Thursday from 6pm to 9pm, Naked City Brewery & Taphouse will be hosting a Pro-Am Rally featuring many of this year’s selected Pro-Am beers. You can see a preliminary list of beers for the event below.
More info from Washington Homebrewers Association (WAHA):
On Thursday, November 7th, Naked City Brewing will be hosting a Pro-Am Rally featuring many of Washington’s recently produced Pro-Am beers. All of these beers were selected in local homebrew competitions and events (such as the Joint Cascade Cup and Puget Sound Pro-Am) and scaled up for commercial production. They represent the close bond between Washington’s homebrewing and craft brewing communities.
This is your best chance to try these great homebrew inspired beers in one great setting (even more Washington Pro-Am beers will be available here than at the Great American Beer Festival). The event is open to the public so come on out with your friends and enjoy a great evening.
The celebration will be between 6 and 9 pm and a limited amount of each beer is available so come down early for your best opportunity to try the beers and celebrate Washington’s homebrewing and craft brewing community.
Date: Thursday, November 7th
Time: 6-9 pm
Location: Naked City Brewing
8564 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
The lineup isn’t perfectly nailed down, yet, but it will include most of the following beers.
Bainbridge Island Brewing Company – Tim Frommer’s “Kaiser” – Oktoberfest/Marzen
Big Time Brewery – Scott Greenwood’s “Weizenbock”
Elysian Brewing Company – Mark Joy’s “Ranier Ancient Ale” – Belgian Specialty Ale
Fish Brewery – Jeremy Allison’s “5432 Vienna” – Vienna Lager
Harmon Brewery – Ian McFarlane’s “IPA XWH” – American IPA
Naked City – Jonathan Permen’s “Rauchbier” – Classic Rauchbier
Reuben’s Brews – Daniel Hansen’s “Dream Cream” – Cream Ale
Ram – Mike Ritzer’s “Comfortably Numb” – American IPA
Silver City – James Golovich’s “Leelah’s Dortmunder Lager” – Dortmunder Export
Big Al Brewing Company – Jesse Nickerson’s “This Is Not The Greatest Saison In The World. This Is Just A Tribute.” – Saison
Bluebird Microcreamery and Brewery – Mark Emiley’s “Little Brown Seal” – Northern English Brown
Issaquah Brewhouse – Brian Searfass’s “Bungle in the Dunkel” – Munich Dunkel
Powerhouse Brewery – Randy Scorby’s “Manny’s Maibock” – Maibock/Helles Bock
Reuben’s Brews – Jonathan Permen’s “Backseat Action Alt” – Dusseldorf Altbier