Competition Calendar

GTA Brews members are encouraged to enter their beers into homebrew competitions for feedback and possibly prizes! This page has information about tons of awesome local competitions, and also some info about some awesome competitions happening across Canada.


Brew Slam – National

We run one big national competition every year called Brew Slam, where brewers from all over Canada enter as part of the Brewer of the Year Circuit. This competition is judged by BJCP judges according to the BJCP Beer Style Guidelines. See the following page for more details:

GTA Brews Brew Slam 2017 – BOTY

Deadline: Nov 4th
Judging: Nov 10th – 12th

Seasonal Competitions

We run feedback only competitions several times per year on a seasonal basis. These competitions are means for GTA Brews members (though anyone can enter) to compete against each other to brew the best beer of the season. This competitions is restricted to seasonally appropriate categories. See the following page for more details:

GTA Brews – Spring Showdown 2017

Deadline: Saturday May 27th, 2017

Other Local Competitions

Here are some other local competitions in Southern Ontario that we think you should enter!

Competition Location Deadline Website
Because Beer Homebrew Competition Hamilton, ON May 26th, 2017 Website
Niagara College Brewing Competition Niagara, ON July 27th, 2017 Website
The Royal Finger Homebrew Competition Kitchener, ON Oct 14th, 2017 Website

BOTY Competitions

Competitions in this section are part of the Brewer of the Year circuit. A Canada-wide circuit of competitions tracked by the BOTY program. At the end of the year the brewer and club with the most points wins!

Competition Location Deadline Website
Lethbridge Werthogs WertContest Lethbridge, AB Feb 24th, 2017 Website
Mountain View Homebrew Open Olds, AB March 3rd, 2017 Website
Yeast Wranglers Homebrew Roundup Calgary, AB March 22nd, 2017 Website
ALES Open Regina, SK April 5th, 2017 Website
VanBrewer Awards Vancouver, BC May 7th, 2017 Website
EHG Aurora Brewing Challenge Edmonton, AB May <TBA>, 2017 Website
National Capital Homebrew Competition Ottawa, ON May 15th, 2017 Website
Beau’s Oktoberfest Homebrew Competition Ottawa, ON Aug 23rd, 2017 Website
Winnipeg BrewBombers ProAm Brew Challenge Winnipeg, MB Oct 13th, 2016 Website
Saskatoon Head Hunters Brewing Competition Saskatoon, SK Nov 4th, 2017 Website
GTA Brews Brew Slam Toronto, ON Nov 4th, 2017 Website


* All competitions on this page will be judged using BJCP Style Guidelines, unless marked otherwise.
* Competitions marked with NON-BJCP will not necessarily be judged using BJCP Style Guidelines and/or BJCP Trained Judges

If you would like to have your competition listed here please email