Thank you for your interest in the Best Of The Bay organized by Bellingham Homebrewers Guild, Bellingham, WA.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

67 entries have been added to the system as of 10:06 PM, Saturday, June 24, 2017.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.


This competition is open to all homebrewers (no commercial entries). Competition staff, judges, and organizers are allowed to enter. Judges will not participate in judging flights where their beer is being judged. 

Meads will not be allowed in this competition, but we are happy to accept ciders.

The cost to enter is $7 per entry, with a maximum of six entries per person. Registration must be completed online prior to the specified cut-off date. 

Entries will be judged according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines. The entries will be assigned into categories based on the style of the entry and the number of entries received. Effort will be made to balance the categories so each entry can be judged accurately and fairly. The winner of each category will receive a best of style award.

The winner of each category will advance to the Best Of Show (BOS) round. The winner of that round will be given the BOS award.

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Bill Arthurs — Location Coordinator
  • Michael Gan — Sponsor And Award Coordinator
  • Jason Mantello — Head Steward
  • Joe Postma — Competition Coordinator
  • Doug Ranney — Judge Coordinator
  • Andrew Richardson — Award Ceremony Coordinator
  • Craig & Erica Simons — Cellar Master