Announcing Canadian Homebrew Championship (CHC) 2022

This is an Invite-Only Homebrew Competition for BOTY Final Round

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Competition Details

Entrant/Volunteer Registration: Oct 24th, 2022, 12:00 PM
Entry Registration Opens: Oct 24th, 2022, 12:00 PM
Entry Deadline: Nov 11th, 2022, 4:00 PM
Judging Date: Nov 20th, 2022
Judging Location: Amsterdam Brewhall (45 Esandar Dr)
Results/Awards Ceremony: TBD

Cost of Entry: $10 per entry
– 2 bottles per entry
Payment: Paypal Only
Styles Accepted: All BJCP Beer styles (BJCP 2021 Guidelines)
Styles Limits:
– 1 entry per classic style subcategory (1-26)
– 2 entries per specialty subcategory (21B, 27-34), must be different beers
Entry Limits:
– Total cap: N/A (Invite Only)
– Per-entrant cap: 6 per person

Competition Overview

The Canadian Homebrew Championship (CHC) is a collaboration between the Canadian Brewer of the Year Circuit (BOTY), the Canadian Homebrewers Association (CHA), and the local organizing homebrew club (GTA Brews for 2022). This is an invite-only homebrew competition, where only the top 3 winners of each local club's qualifier competition are invited to submit entries.

This competition acts as a Final Round for the BOTY circuit, where BOTY 2022 titles will be awarded:

  • 2022 Canadian Homebrewer of the Year
  • 2022 Canadian Homebrew Club of the Year
  • 2022 Canadian Homebrewed Beer of the Year

This competition will be judged by BJCP Judges according to the newly released 2021 BJCP Guidelines.

Each invited entrant will be allowed to enter up to 6 entries each for their shot to take home the coveted BOTY titles. The competition will only accept Beer entries, no Mead or Cider will be accepted for this competition. Entrants may summit entries to any of the accepted subcategories. There is no restriction to enter only the subcategories of which the brewer originally won in to qualify for this competition.

Due to the small size of the competition, Award Categories will created after registration closes to create appropriately sized flights of subcategories with similar characteristics. For reference, here is the Summer Showdown 2022 Award Categories, created with this same methodology for our recent competition.

How To Register

Canadian homebrew clubs running a local qualifier competition are responsible to communicate their qualifying brewers to the CHC 2022 Competition Organizer (

Registration link will be sent to those qualifying brewers, and also to judging volunteers.

Additional Details

Additional details will be available when the competition homepage launches before Oct 24th.