National Competition – Brew Slam 2016

Deadline: Sept 23th, 2016
Judging Dates: Sept 30th – Oct 2nd, 2016
Pop Up Bar and Awards: TBA

**Everything below is still from 2015 Brew Slam, only the dates above have been updated for 2016.**

PDF version of Brew Slam 2015 Results

Sponsored By:torontobrewingBanner

GTA Brews is excited to announce the full details of the its first annual homebrew competition, GTA Brew Slam 2015! The judging will take place at the Amsterdam Brewery, Leaside, on October 2nd and 3rd. This is an AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition judged against the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines by BJCP qualified judges. This competition was chosen to be listed as a competition on the Brewer of the Year circuit, a nationwide set of competitions that count towards the coveted title, Canadian Brewer of the Year.

Registration is open now for participants, judges, and stewards to sign up for the competition. Entries for the Brews Slam will be accepted at the shipping and drop off locations beginning September 1st, the same day that the entry system will start accepting entry registrations. The entry deadline for all entries to arrive at the shipping and drop off locations is end of business day on September 25th. Each entry consists of two bottles, preferably 12 oz (355 mL) brown bottles. Bottles should be free of any brewery paper labels and identifying markings.

All BJCP beer categories will be accepted. The top entries in each category will receive a medal as well as points towards the Brewer of the Year circuit.

BJCP judges and stewards are needed for this competition and can sign up through the registration software link at the top of this page.

Awards Ceremony and Pop Up Bar – Oct 4th 12-4 pm

Buy your tickets here for the Brew Slam Pop Up Bar where the award ceremony will take place!

Come celebrate the winners of the GTA Brew Slam 2015 competition! At least 12 unique homebrewed beers will be brewed especially to be served at this event. Our members have volunteered to brew exciting beers that showcase the best of Toronto homebrewing. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own homebrew to share with others.

This event will take place on the afternoon of Sunday October 4th (12 pm – 4 pm) at Lansdowne Brewery in Toronto. Medals and prizes will be awarded to Brew Slam winners. There will also be exclusive door prizes for attendees provided by our sponsors.

Shipping Location

Toronto Brewing
3701 Chesswood Drive, Unit 115. Toronto, ON M3J 2P6

Drop Off Locations

Brew North
1578 Queen St. E Toronto, ON M4L 1G1 Map Brew NorthMap Brew North

Noble Hop
1567 Dundas St. W Toronto, ON M6K 1T9 Map Noble HopMap Noble Hop

Toronto Brewing
3701 Chesswood Drive, Unit 115, Toronto, ON M3J 2P6 Map Toronto BrewingMap Toronto Brewing
(416) 901-3900


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Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for helping to make this competition possible! If you are interested in sponsoring our competition please email:

Venue hosts:
Amsterdam Brewing Co.
Lansdowne Brewery

Lead Sponsor:
Toronto Brewing

Homebrew Stores:
Beer Grains
Brewers Pantry
Everwood Ave Brew Shop
Canuck Homebrew Supply
Brew North
Short Finger Brewing
Noble Hop
Ontario Beer Kegs

Homebrew Suppliers:
FastBrewing and WineMaking
Five Star Chemicals
Hops Connect 
Escarpment Laboratories

Pro-Am Sponsors:
5 Paddles Brewing Company
Junction Craft Brewing

Category Sponsors:
Local breweries are sponsoring their favourite categories with pro-ams and learning oppotunities!
10 – American Ale: Left Field Brewery – Brewer for a Day
12- Porter: Muddy York Brewing – Brewer for a Day
14 – India Pale Ale: Rainhard Brewing – Brewer for a Day
16 – Belgian and French Ale: Habits Nanobrewery – Pro-Am on Cat 16

Garden Brewers
Longslice Brewery

More sponsors will be added to this list over the coming weeks!

Please send questions to: