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 2023 – BOTY
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 2023
Other Comps will be listed here as we are informed of them!
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|
|Cowtown Yeast Wranglers Homebrew Roundup||Calgary, AB||Jan 13, 2023||Feb 3, 2023|
|ALES Open||Regina, SK||Mar 11, 2023||Mar 31, 2023|
|VanBrewer Awards||Vancouver, BC||May 15, 2023||May 29, 2023|
|True Grist Blazing Paddles||Kitchener Waterloo, ON||May 4, 2023||June xx, 2023|
|EHG Aurora Brewing Challenge||Edmonton, AB||May 1, 2023||May 18, 2023|
|Montrealers MALT||Montreal||???||Sept XX, 2023|
|Winnipeg BrewBombers ProAm Brew Challenge||Winnipeg, MB||TBD for 2023||TBD for 2023|
|Saskatoon Head Hunters Brewing Competition||Saskatoon, SK||TBD for 2023||TBD for 2023|
|GTA Brews Brew Slam||Toronto, ON||TBD for 2023||TBD for 2023|
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org