Canadian Homebrew Competitions

Homebrew competitions are a great way to get some feedback on the beers, ciders and meads you’ve been making, and potentially win some new brewing gear (or an endless supply of t-shirts).

If you’re the competitive type, Brewer of the Year tracks all the wins at Canadian competitions, and ranks everyone to find out who’s the best Canadian homebrewer of the year. They also track the homebrew club with the most points, so that’s something to encourage your club to get behind as well!

To learn more about running your own homebrew competition, head over to How to Run a Competition.

Competition Calendar

If you would like your competition featured on this page, and don’t see it listed, please send us an email about it.

MAY 2019

Entry Deadline: May 10, 2019
Judging Dates: May 20—25, 2019
Because Beer Homebrew Competition 2019
Hamilton, ON
Entry Fees: TBA
Contact: Jason Stranak
Brewer of the Year competition circuit

Entry Deadline: May 17, 2019
Judging Date: June 1, 2019
Chinook Arch Cup: Hobby Mead Competition
Okotoks, AB
Entry Fees: $15/ entry
Special Notes: Mead only competition

Entry Deadline: May 24, 2019
Judging Date: May 27, 2019
Spring Showdown 2019
Toronto, ON
Entry Fees: $4/ entry
Contact: Eric Cousineau
Special Notes: Open to active GTA Brews members only

JUNE 2019

Entry Deadline: June 14, 2019
Judging Dates: June 26, 2019
Aurora Brewing Challenge
Edmonton, AB
Entry Fees: $7/ entry
Contact: Marie-Annick Scott
Brewer of the Year competition circuit

Entry Deadline: June 15, 2019
Judging Dates: June 22—23, 2019
Blazing Paddles Brew Competition
Kitchener, ON
Entry Fees: $7/entry
Special Notes: See competition website for accepted list of styles

AUGUST 2019

Entry Deadline: August 18, 2019
Judging Dates: TBA
Members of Barleyment & Beau’s Oktoberfest
Ottawa, ON
Entry Fees: TBA
Brewer of the Year competition circuit

OCTOBER 2019

Entry Deadline: October 12, 2019
Judging Dates: TBA
Winnipeg Brew Bombers Pro/Am Challenge
Winnipeg, MB
Entry Fees: TBA
Brewer of the Year competition circuit

NOVEMBER 2019

Entry Deadline: November 2, 2019
Judging Dates: TBA
GTA Brew Slams
Toronto, ON
Entry Fees: TBA
Brewer of the Year competition circuit

Entry Deadline: November 11, 2019
Judging Dates: TBA
Saskatoon Headhunters Brewing Competition
Saskatoon, SK
Entry Fees: TBA
Brewer of the Year competition circuit

Last updated: April 29, 2019