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.

FEBRUARY 2020

Entry Deadline: February 15, 2020
Judging Dates: February 23—29, 2020
Cowtown Yeast Wranglers Homebrew Roundup 2020
Calgary, AB
Entry Fees: $8 per entry
Contact: Ed Fech
Brewery of the Year competition circuit

Entry Deadline: February 17, 2020
Judging Dates: February 22, 2020
The Mellarius Cup
Vancouver, BC
Entry Fees: $12 per entry
Contact: Scott Butchart
Special notes: Mead only competition

MARCH 2020

Entry Deadline: March 2, 2020
Judging Date: March 19, 2020
2020 Garrison Home Brew-off
Halifax, NS
Entry Fee: $15
Contact: Justin Zinck

Entry Deadline: March 12, 2020
Judging Date: March 19, 2020
3rd Annual FemmeBrew Competition
Halifax, NS
Contact: Kelly Costello
Special notes: Women (or women identifying) entrants only

Registration Deadline: February 17, 2020
Entry Deadline: March 19, 2020
Pale Ale Homebrew Competition
New Westminster, BC
Contact: Barley’s Homebrewing Supplies Co.

APRIL 2020

Entry Deadline: TBD
Judging Dates: April 13—17, 2020
2020 ALES Open
Regina, SK
Entry Fees: TBD
Contact: Travis Mushanski
Brewer of the Year competition circuit

MAY 2020
Entry Deadline: TBD
Judging Dates: TBD
Vanbrewer Awards
Vancouver, BC
Entry Fees: TBD
Contact: Matt Anderson
Brewer of the Year competition circuit

Entry Deadline: TBD
Judging Date: May 9, 2020
Chinook Arch Cup: Hobby Mead Competition
Okotoks, AB
Entry Fees: $15 per entry
Contact: Chinook Arch Meadery
Special Notes: Mead only competition

JUNE 2020

Entry Deadline: May 29, 2020
Judging Dates: June 1—6, 2020
Aurora Brewing Challenge
Edmonton, AB
Entry Fees: TBD
Contact: Marie-Annick Scott
Brewer of the Year competition circuit

JULY 2020

Entry Deadline: TBD
Judging Dates: TBD
Because Beer Homebrew Competition 2020
Hamilton, ON
Entry Fees: TBD
Contact: Jason Stranak
Brewer of the Year competition circuit

Entry Deadline: TBD
Judging Date: July 18, 2020
The Niagara College Brewing Competition
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Entry Fees: TBD
Contact: Victor North
Special Notes: Special Styles for the Year

SEPTEMBER 2020

Entry Deadline: TBD
Judging Date: TBD
Members of Barleyment and Beau’s Oktoberfest 2020 Annual Homebrew Competition
Ottawa, ON
Entry Fees: TBD
Brewer of the Year competition circuit

OCTOBER 2020

Entry Deadline: TBD
Judging Dates: TBD
Winnipeg Brew Bombers Pro/AmChallenge
Winnipeg, MB
Entry Fees: TBD
Contact: TBD
Brewer of the Year competition circuit

NOVEMBER 2020

Entry Deadline: October 31, 2020
Judging Dates: TBD
Brew Slam 2020
Toronto, ON
Entry Fees: Eric Cousineau
Brewer of the Year competition circuit

Entry Deadline: October 31, 2020
Judging Dates: TBD
Saskatoon Headhunters Brewing Competition
Saskatoon, SK
Entry Fees: TBD
Brewer of the Year competition circuit

Last updated: Feb 4, 2020