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
Deadline: Nov 2nd, 2019
Judging: Nov 8th – 10th, 2019
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
Deadline: May 24th, 2019
Here are some other competitions that we think you should enter!
|Competition||Location||Entry Deadline||Judging Dates|
|Amber Waves of Grain (AWOG)||Buffalo, NY||Feb 8, 2020||Feb 21/22, 2020|
|Redline Homebrew Competition (NON-BJCP)||Barrie, ON||Mar 27, 2020||–|
|Rorschach Homebrew Competition (NON-BJCP)||Toronto, ON||Apr 12th, 2020||–|
|Short Finger – I Heart<3 Pils||Kitchener, ON||Apr 18, 2020||Apr 25/26, 2020|
|True Grist Blazing Paddles||Guelph, ON||Jun 7, 2020||Jun 13/14, 2020|
|Niagara College Brewing Competition||Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON||TBD for 2020||TBD for 2020|
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, 2020||Jan 25, 2020|
|ALES Open||Regina, SK||Mar 8, 2020||Mar 21, 2020|
|VanBrewer Awards||Vancouver, BC||TBD for 2020||TBD for 2020|
|Because Beer Homebrew Competition||Hamilton, ON||TBD for 2020||TBD for 2020|
|EHG Aurora Brewing Challenge||Edmonton, AB||May 1, 2020||May 16, 2020|
|Beau’s Oktoberfest Homebrew Competition||Ottawa, ON||TBD for 2020||TBD for 2020|
|Winnipeg BrewBombers ProAm Brew Challenge||Winnipeg, MB||TBD for 2020||TBD for 2020|
|Saskatoon Head Hunters Brewing Competition||Saskatoon, SK||TBD for 2020||TBD for 2020|
|GTA Brews Brew Slam||Toronto, ON||TBD for 2020||TBD for 2020|
* 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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