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 2018 – BOTY
Deadline: Nov 3rd
Judging: Nov 9th – 11th
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 2018
Deadline: Saturday May 5th, 2018
Other Local Competitions
Here are some other local Southern Ontario competitions that we think you should enter!
|Niagara College Brewing Competition||Niagara, ON||July 18th, 2018||Website|
|Short Finger Funks 2018||Kitchener, ON||Apr 14th, 2018||Website|
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!
GTA Brews coordinates entry shipping for members to encourage participation. Visit our Club BOTY Shipping page for more info.
|Competition||Location||Club Shipping Deadline||Entry Deadline||Website|
|Yeast Wranglers Homebrew Roundup||Calgary, AB||Feb 13, 2018||Feb 21, 2018||Website|
|Lethbridge Werthogs WertContest||Lethbridge, AB||Mar 2, 2018||Mar 16, 2018||Website|
|ALES Open||Regina, SK||Mar 23, 2018||Apr 4, 2018||Website|
|VanBrewer Awards||Vancouver, BC||Apr 20, 2018||May 4, 2018||Website|
|Because Beer Homebrew Competition||Hamilton, ON||N/A||May 25, 2018||Website|
|EHG Aurora Brewing Challenge||Edmonton, AB||May 16, 2018||May 24, 2018||Website|
|Beau’s Oktoberfest Homebrew Competition||Ottawa, ON||Coming Soon||Aug 22, 2018||Website|
|Winnipeg BrewBombers ProAm Brew Challenge||Winnipeg, MB||Oct 13, 2018||Website|
|Saskatoon Head Hunters Brewing Competition||Saskatoon, SK||Nov 4, 2018||Website|
|GTA Brews Brew Slam||Toronto, ON||N/A||Nov 3, 2018||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 firstname.lastname@example.org