We are now accepting submissions for the 11th Annual Sip Magazine Best of the Northwest!  After hosting the competition for 10 years, we thought it time to do a deep dive into the competition process and give it a refresh based on learned experiences and feedback from producers and judges.  So NEW this year:

  • A Best of the Northwest digital issue will be created for each specific beverage category and released within 30 days of the competition to our  40,000 followers and opt-in subscribers..  So …. no more waiting months to find out the results.  Additionally, the quicker turn should allow for product inventory to be more readily available for Sip Magazine readers to try. 
  • Tasting Notes will be provided for each product submitted; this will give you feedback from the judging team that blindly tasted your product. 

As in year’s past, all submissions will be tasted blind, by a panel of the Northwest’s top palates made up of writers, producers, mixologists, cicerones, sommeliers, beverage buyers, distributors, etc.  The top four from each category will be awarded Platinum, Double Gold, Gold or Silver.  The larger categories will have Judges’ Picks which are the next highest-ranking beverages after the four medalists (platinum, double gold, gold and silver).  At the end of the competition readers will gain further insight to the Pacific Northwest craft beverage scene and an expertly curated shopping list of what to drink for the next year.  

SUBMIT SELTZER HERE.

Seltzer submission deadline: July 22

SUBMIT BEER HERE.

Beer submission deadline: August 12

SUBMIT WINE HERE.

Wine submission deadline: September 6

SUBMIT SPIRITS HERE.

Spirits  submission deadline: October 7

SUBMIT CIDER – REGISTRATION OPENS JULY 1

View the results from the 10th Annual Best of the Northwest issue here.