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 2023 - BOTY

Deadline: Oct 21, 2023, 4:00 PM
Judging:  Oct 27 - 29, 2023

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 2023
Deadline: TBD

Other Competitions

Other Comps will be listed here as we are informed of them!

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.

2024 Competition Calendar

Competition WebsiteLocationEntry Registration
GTAB Entry Drop-Off for
(Shipping Deadline)
Cowtown Yeast Wranglers RoundupCalgary, ABJan. 12, 2024EOD Feb. 7, 2024
ALES OpenRegina, SKMar. 1, 2024EOD Mar. 13, 2024
VanBrewer AwardsVancouver, BCMay 13, 2024EOD May 21, 2024
EHG Aurora Brewing ChallengeEdmonton, ABMay 1, 2024EOD May 21, 2024
Ottawa's Home Brew Society - 1st Annual National Homebrew ChallengeOttawa, ONJune 1, 2024EOD July 6, 2024
Battle River Sizzlin' Hop Summer ShowdownBattle River, ABJune 1, 2024EOD July 6, 2024
Montrealers MALTMontreal, QC
Saskatoon Head Hunters Brewing CompetitionSaskatoon, SKSep. 7, 2024
Winnipeg BrewBombers ProAm Brew ChallengeWinnipeg, MBOct. 1, 2024
GTA Brews Brew SlamToronto, ON


Competition WebsiteLocationEntry Registration
Competition Deadline
(Shipping Deadline)
Cowtown Yeast Wranglers Homebrew RoundupCalgary, ABJan 13, 2023Feb 3, 2023
ALES OpenRegina, SKMar 11, 2023Mar 31, 2023
VanBrewer AwardsVancouver, BCMay 15, 2023May 29, 2023
True Grist Blazing PaddlesKitchener Waterloo, ONMay 4, 2023June xx, 2023
EHG Aurora Brewing ChallengeEdmonton, ABMay 1, 2023May 18, 2023
Montrealers MALTMontreal, QC July 7, 2023Sept 09, 2023
Winnipeg BrewBombers ProAm Brew ChallengeWinnipeg, MBSept 18, 2023Oct 18,2023
Saskatoon Head Hunters Brewing CompetitionSaskatoon, SK2023/08/05TBD for 2023
GTA Brews Brew SlamToronto, ON2023/08/19Oct 21, 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.

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