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!
|Redline Homebrew Competition (Non-BJCP)||Barrie, ON||Mar 7, 2019|
|SFBC Big Homebrew Competition||Kitchener, ON||Apr 20, 2019|
|True Grist Blazing Paddles (100 Entry Limit)||Guelph, ON||Jun 15, 2019|
|Niagara College Brewing Competition||Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON||Jul 19, 2019|
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 14, 2019||Feb 19, 2019|
|Lethbridge Werthogs WertContest||Lethbridge, AB||Feb 1, 2019||Mar 1, 2019|
|ALES Open||Regina, SK||Mar 11, 2019||April 18, 2019|
|VanBrewer Awards||Vancouver, BC||Mar 25, 2019||April 19, 2019|
|Because Beer Homebrew Competition||Hamilton, ON||Apr 15, 2019||May 11, 2019|
|EHG Aurora Brewing Challenge
(Ships June 3rd from UANS)
|Edmonton, AB||May 27, 2019||June 14, 2019|
|Beau’s Oktoberfest Homebrew Competition||Ottawa, ON||Jul 17, 2019||Aug 7, 2019|
|Winnipeg BrewBombers ProAm Brew Challenge||Winnipeg, MB||TBA|
|Saskatoon Head Hunters Brewing Competition||Saskatoon, SK||TBA|
|GTA Brews Brew Slam||Toronto, ON||Nov 2, 2019|
* 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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