Competition Calendar

Homebrew competitions are a great way to get blind feedback on your beer/mead/cider! Check out the sections below for lists of local and BOTY (Canada-wide) competitions!

If you are new to homebrew competitions, please check out our BJCP Competition Guide. It has lots of tips, and helpful info to make your experience a success.

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.

GTA Brews Brew Slam 2019 – BOTY
http://www.gtabrews.ca/brew-slam/

Deadline: Nov 2nd, 2019
Judging:  Nov 8th – 10th, 2019

Seasonal Competitions

These seasonal competitions are designed to be a “low stakes” introduction to BJCP competitions for club members (and anyone else) to enter for feedback and fun.

GTA Brews – Spring Showdown 2019
http://www.gtabrews.ca/seasonal-competition/

Deadline: TBA

Other Competitions

Here are some other competitions that we think you should enter!

Competition Location Deadline
Redline Homebrew Competition (Non-BJCP) Barrie, ON Mar 7, 2019
SFBC Big Homebrew Competition Kitchener, ON Apr 20, 2019

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!

Club Shipping for BOTY Competitions
GTA Brews coordinates entry shipping for members to encourage participation. Visit our Club BOTY Shipping page for more info.

Competition Website Location Entry Registration
Opens
Entry Deadline
Cowtown Yeast Wranglers Homebrew Roundup Calgary, AB Jan 14, 2019 Feb 19, 2019
Lethbridge Werthogs WertContest Lethbridge, AB Feb 1, 2019 Mar 1, 2019
ALES Open Regina, SK April 18, 2019
VanBrewer Awards Vancouver, BC April 19, 2019
Because Beer Homebrew Competition Hamilton, ON  April 15,2019 May 11, 2019
EHG Aurora Brewing Challenge Edmonton, AB June 1, 2019 June 14, 2019
Beau’s Oktoberfest Homebrew Competition Ottawa, ON TBA
Winnipeg BrewBombers ProAm Brew Challenge Winnipeg, MB TBA
Saskatoon Head Hunters Brewing Competition Saskatoon, SK TBA
GTA Brews Brew Slam Toronto, ON Nov 2, 2019

* 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 info@gtabrews.ca