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.
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. 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 2018 – BOTY
Deadline: Nov 3rd
Judging: Nov 9th – 11th
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!
|Barnstormer Fly With Us 2018||Barrie, ON||Mar 28, 2018||Website|
|Short Finger TBN 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 GTA Brews Shipping for BOTY page for more info.
|Yeast Wranglers Homebrew Roundup||Calgary, AB||Feb 21, 2018||Website|
|Lethbridge Werthogs WertContest||Lethbridge, AB||Mar 16, 2018||Website|
|Mountain View Homebrew Open||Olds, AB||TBD||Website|
|ALES Open||Regina, SK||Apr 4, 2018||Website|
|VanBrewer Awards||Vancouver, BC||May 11, 2018||Website|
|Because Beer Homebrew Competition||Hamilton, ON||May 14, 2018||Website|
|EHG Aurora Brewing Challenge||Edmonton, AB||May 28, 2018||Website|
|National Capital Homebrew Competition||Ottawa, ON||TBD||Website|
|Beau’s Oktoberfest Homebrew Competition||Ottawa, ON||TBD||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||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.