Announcing Brew Slam 2023 - Homebrew Competition

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Press Release

September 1st, 2023 - Toronto, ON

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GTA Brews is excited to announce our sixth annual nation-wide homebrew competition for beer, mead, and cider: Brew Slam 2023 (#BrewSlam)!

The competition has been on hiatus since 2019 due to the global pandemic and the club is so excited to finally bring the competition back for 2023! We are so thankful for the entrants and judges that reached out to us the past few years to express their desire to see the competition come back, and we can't wait to return to building on 2019's massive success. That competition saw 819 entries from 281 entrants representing 9/10 provinces, judged by 77 judges over just 3 days, which made it the largest homebrew competition in Canada!

We are ecstatic to have homebrewing luminary Annie Johnson attending as our guest judge of honour (Oct 27-29) to help ring in our 6th year!

As of Sept 1st, we have already secured over $7,600 in prizes from our fabulous sponsors. We expect this will increase significantly over the next few weeks leading up to the competition. We also have a brand new medal design to present to the winners!

To make this competition a success we need as many judges and stewards as possible. Please visit our Volunteer page to learn what is involved and for instructions on how to sign up.

This is a BJCP sanctioned competition and is part of the Canadian Brewer of the Year (BOTY) circuit. The judging will take place at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 (1083 Pape Ave) from Oct 27th to 29th. Judging will be performed by BJCP ranked judges and pro brewers using the 2021 BJCP Guidelines.

Entry Limits:
– Total cap of 500 PAID entries
– Per-entrant caps: 2 pp for Sept 7 - 13, then up to 6 pp starting Sept 14

Entry Registration Opens: Sept 7, 2023
Entry Drop Off Opens: Sept 28th, 2023
Entry Deadline: Oct 21, 2023, 4:00 PM
Judging Dates: Oct 27 - 29, 2023
Judging Location: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 (1083 Pape Ave)
Awards Ceremony: Nov 25th, 2023 at Society Clubhouse (967 College St)

About Brew Slam

BrewSlam is Canada’s largest homebrew competition, with hundreds of entrants from Canada and the USA. We can't wait to build on 2019's massive success. That competition saw 819 entries from 281 entrants representing 9/10 provinces, judged by 77 judges over just 3 days, which made it the largest homebrew competition in Canada!

About GTA Brews

We are Toronto’s local and Canada’s largest homebrew club. Since establishing in 2013, we have worked to strengthen and grow the Toronto homebrewing community through education, events, competitions, and camaraderie.