Aurora Brewing Challenge
Thank you for your interest in the Aurora Brewing Challenge organized by The Edmonton Homebrewers Guild, Edmonton.
You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.
Judge and Steward Registration is Open
If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.
If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.
WARNING!! ACCORDING TO THE AGLC, IT'S REALLY FRICKIN' ILLEGAL TO HAVE ALCOHOL SOLD IN THE SAME PLACE THAT CANNABIS IS PRESENT. BE COOL AND DON'T ENTER BEERS WITH THC OR CBD IN IT BECAUSE THE SHIPPING LOCATION WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO CONTINUE SELLING ALCOHOL. IF YOU DISREGARD THE RULES, YOUR ENTRY WILL BE DISQUALIFIED, A REFUND WILL NOT BE GIVEN AND YOU WILL BE BANNED FROM COMPETING NEXT YEAR.
Also, because PayPal is being stubborn, don't forget to click the "Return to Merchant" option when you've finished or the software won't record you as having paid.
ENTRIES NOT PAID FOR BY JUNE 3RD WILL BE PURGED FROM THE SYSTEM TO MAKE ROOM FOR ENTRANTS WHO DID NOT GET A CHANCE TO ENTER
This competition is BJCP sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 18 or older. If you're a professional homebrewer, you're probably not allowed to do that.
All entries must be received at Alley Kat Brewery on or before Friday, June 14th. If a bottle breaks, it's not our fault. If the shipping company breaks a bottle, that might be their fault but it's still not our fault. We can't judge it if we don't get it in time and in one piece, so assume that the shipping company hates you and pack your bottles accordingly. Also no packing peanuts. I'm pretty sure those are illegal or something.
DO NOT SHIP ENTRIES EARLY! ENTRIES RECEIVED BEFORE JUNE 3rd WILL BE DISQUALIFIED
All entries must be home brewed using your own equipment. If you work for a brewery, you still have to brew it at home with your own stuff. No, I won't believe you own a centrifuge at home. Though if you do, can I borrow it?
If we don't have enough of one entry in a particular category, we'll combine styles as similarly as possible. We'll try to avoid judging Pilsners with Lambics.
And just for those who don't follow the latest in brewing news, the BJCP has allowed the New England IPA to become a "Provisional Style". I mean, they kind of had to since it basically swept GABF last year. In order to judge your entry as fairly as possible, however, here are a few points of clarification:
1. If it has fruit in it, it goes in the "Fruit Beer" category (I'm looking at you "Milkshake IPA")
2. If it has spices added to it, it goes in Spice/Herb/Vegtable beer. "Coffee" anything goes in here.
If it has anything else that distinguishes it from a categorised beer, it goes in "Experimental". If you added fruit to it, but don't have a proper base style, it goes in Experimental. If you add spices to it, but don't have a proper base style, it goes in Experimental. If you summoned the ghost of Bob Ross and painted happy little trees, it goes in Experimental.
Each flight will have at least one BJCP qualified judge; more likely we'll have two. We try our best to make sure that judges are competent and qualified, but sometimes stuff happens and people don't show up. Even if your entry won BOS in another competition doesn't mean it will be amazing by the time it gets to us. Even the pros have infected bottles, so try not to take it too hard. However, if you have a genuine concern, like say the score doesn't match the feedback, please contact the judge via the email given for clarification. If you just don't like the way we judge, please come and volunteer.
If you mislabel a style that's your own fault. It might be an amazing stout, but if it's labeled a "helles", it's not going to do welles.
The Best of Show will be based on your second bottle. If your second bottle is broken or you don't send one, it won't be entered in Best of Show.
You're not getting your bottles back.
You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.
- Marie-Annick Scott — Webmaster
- Andrew Turba — Competition Coordinator
The Edmonton Homebrewers Guild is proud to have the following sponsors for the Aurora Brewing Challenge.
High Country Brewery