This is my first time entering.
Am I reading those dates right? We only have a month (March 9th) to get our beers turned in?
This caught me by surprise too. I think I did my planning based on the judge dates. I ended up bottling a batch 2 days before I took it to the drop off location, so fingers crossed on that one. The bottles I have at home have turned out really well so hopefully the judged bottles are good too (mostly worried about carbonation).
I have two entries that got judged this weekend in Seattle. An American Porter/Deschutes Black Butte clone which is "pretty damn close" direct from the mouths of two Deschutes brewers, so high hopes on that one.
The other is my CDA which has won some awards in the past (not at NHC though) and my 9th batch or so, so really dialing that one in. Sadly the batch I just transferred to secondary is better than the batch I bottled and sent, but c'est la vie... that's how it goes.