CHC 2022 Results (Canadian Homebrew Championship)

The 2022 Canadian Homebrew Championship (CHC) in Toronto was sponsored by the Canadian Homebrew Association (CHA).

This invite-only competition was open to homebrewers nominated by the 8 participating Canadian homebrew clubs, and served as the final round of the Canadian Brewer of the Year (BOTY) circuit.

The competition was a great success with 107 entries judged, 20 judges, hybrid digital and paper scoresheet entry, some incredible food, hosted by our friend Amsterdam Brewing! Our lunch menu on judging day included:

  • Butternut Squash Risotto Cakes w/ Sage Cream
  • Chicken Saltimbocca Skewer w/ White Wine Cream
  • Braised Beef Short Rib Bourguignon

The results of the competition saw Patrick Lalonde crowned as Brewer of the Year, then the Montrealers (Montreal, QC) club was crowned the Club of the Year, and finally Markus Ebner's American IPA (Syzygy) was crowned as the Beer of the Year! A big thanks to all involved in the competition!

Eric Cousineau
CHC 2022


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Brewer of the Year

The entrant with the most medal points in the competition will be crowned the coveted Canadian Homebrewers of the Year title. The Canadian Homebrewers Association is sponsoring a $250 cash prize for this aware!

Commemorative Glasses for All Entrants

To celebrate a successful CHC 2022, we have commissioned a custom glass with full colour logo printed on it.

The plan is to distribute these by shipping one per-entrant to a central contact per-club in the new year.

Click Here to see which BJCP styles are included in each Award Category

1 - Pale Lager / Hybrid Beer (17 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stPatrick LalondeTairua1B: American LagerMontreAlers
2ndCory DayPresident Business1B: American LagerVanBrewers

2 - Amber & Dark Lager (9 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJon Le HurayBawwk Bawwk Bock6C: Dunkels BockVanBrewers
2ndPatrick LalondeT-618A: Munich DunkelMontreAlers
3rdYacine Boujija
Co-Brewer: Dominic Gagnon
Smalt7B: AltbierMontreAlers

3 - Pale Ale (10 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stScott SterlingBitter Sweet Symphony11C: Strong BitterTrue Grist
2ndRiccardo SantopietroSolid Gold18A: Blonde AleMontreAlers
3rdRobert BrownWest Side Blonde Ale18A: Blonde AleEdmonton Homebrewers Guild

4 - Amber & Dark Ale (9 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stRobert BrownLeath Bhrogan15A: Irish Red AleEdmonton Homebrewers Guild
2ndCory DaySmooth Ride13A: Dark MildVanBrewers
3rdDave HeathBrothers Brown Ale13B: British Brown AleCowtown Yeast Wranglers

5 - Stout & Porter (7 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stAaron Krywicki
Co-Brewer: Ty Keep
Little Big Stout16D: Foreign Extra StoutHeadhunters Brewing Club
2ndPatrick LalondeWhere The Dam Beacon ?16A: Sweet StoutMontreAlers
3rdCory Day67% Of The Time It Works Every Time16C: Tropical StoutVanBrewers

6 - IPA (13 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMarkus EbnerSyzygy21A: American IPACowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndDave HeathNick Of Time21C: Hazy IPACowtown Yeast Wranglers
3rdPatrick LalondeJuicy Colonist21C: Hazy IPAMontreAlers

7 - Strong Ale & Imperial Stout (5 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMarkus EbnerEscape Velocity20C: Imperial StoutCowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndScott SterlingBitter Sweet Symphony II17A: British Strong AleTrue Grist
3rdMarkus EbnerFrankie Whitesocks Nine-Lives22C: American BarleywineCowtown Yeast Wranglers

8 - German Wheat & Belgian Ale (18 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stRiccardo SantopietroVincent10A: WeissbierMontreAlers
2ndHelio Lambais
Co-Brewer: Claudia Cunha
Canadian Monk26B: Belgian DubbelVanBrewers
3rdDarryl MaA Hoppy Saison25B: SaisonCowtown Yeast Wranglers
*(2022/12/21): 2nd Place Updated to Correct Admin Error (Eric)

9 - Wild & Sour Beer (9 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stRoss AndersonPoppy Red 202023B: Flanders Red AleEdmonton Homebrewers Guild
2ndDarryl MaAlberta Weisse23A: Berliner WeisseCowtown Yeast Wranglers
3rdAaron Krywicki
Co-Brewer: Ty Keep
Peach Sour28C: Wild Specialty BeerHeadhunters Brewing Club

10 - Specialty Beer (10 entries):

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stHelio Lambais
Co-Brewer: Claudia Cunha
Cranberry Sour29A: Fruit BeerVanBrewers
2ndTyler UstrzyckiNice Driveway27A5: Piwo GrodziskieTrue Grist
3rdYacine Boujija
Co-Brewer: Dominic Gagnon
A Pack Of Lutras Kingsize32A: Classic Style Smoked BeerMontreAlers

Best of Show (Canadian Beer of the Year)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMarkus EbnerSyzygy21A: American IPACowtown Yeast Wranglers
2ndPatrick LalondeTairua1B: American LagerMontreAlers
3rdHelio Lambais
Co-Brewer: Claudia Cunha
Cranberry Sour29A: Fruit BeerVanBrewers
HMMarkus EbnerEscape Velocity20C: Imperial StoutCowtown Yeast Wranglers

Canadian Brewer of the Year (BOTY)

1stPatrick Lalonde8.01MontreAlers
2ndMarkus Ebner7.02Cowtown Yeast Wranglers
3rdScott Sterling5.01True Grist
Riccardo Santopietro5.01MontreAlers
Helio Lambais5.01VanBrewers

Canadian Homebrew Club of the Year (COTY)

Cowtown Yeast Wranglers13.02