Winnipeg Brew Bombers Present:
The Half Pints Pro/Am Brew Challenge
The Winnipeg Brew Bombers and Half Pints Brewing Company are pleased to present Manitoba’s first, BJCP/AHA sanctioned, Annual Pro/Am beer competition. This event is a friendly competition between professional and amateur brewers in the name of craft beer.
Amateur and Professional Brewers from across Canada are invited to send their finest crafted beer to the competition to be judged by professional, certified BJCP judges.
Along with first, second and third professional winners, and gold, silver and bronze amateur winners, a Professional or Amateur will be named winner for each category. At the end of the competition, Best of Show winners will be announced and an overall winner will be named.
Will the Professional brewers triumph over the Amateurs? Can the home brewers pull off an upset?
The Best of Show Winner gets to brew 1,000 litres of the winning batch at the Half Pints Brewery. This special release will be available at the brewery and on tap at select pubs in Winnipeg. (Travel costs are not included.)
Awards Ceremony – Saturday, November 30 – Location to be announced
Competition Judging Dates
November 28 – 30, 2013 (this is a closed, private event)
Online registration will be available October 15. Check back here for the entry registration link.
All 23 BJCP categories will be accepted. Mead and Cider/Perry categories 24-28 will be accepted and will be judged by professional wine & mead judges. Complete competition details will be posted shortly but entries will be due November 22nd, 2013 and we will be requesting two 355ml to 500ml bottles for each entry. Fees will be $8 for each entry for amateur brewers and $15 for professional brewers.
And with the help of great business like:
hpbrewchallenge (at) winnipegbrewbombers.ca
We need volunteers for many different jobs:
- Judges (Professional Brewers or BJCP certified)
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