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.
Entry Registration is Open
5 entries have been added to the system as of 13:55, Friday 16 November, 2018.
To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.
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This competition is BJCP sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 18 or older. If you're a professional homebrewer, you're probably doing something illegal.
All entries must be received at Alley Kat Brewery on or before Friday, May 24th. 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.
And for our Trump loving friends across the border, it's cool if you enter our comp, but it's totally illegal to send alcohol into Canada. If you do manage to smuggle it across, we'll raise a pint in your honour and even send you prizes if you win.
Also, for those who enjoy free healthcare, even though it's technically legal to ship alcohol using a "common carrier" Canada Post is a bit of a stickler for not shipping things in alcohol boxes. That means you need to cover up any boozy labels or just turn the box inside out and use a tonne of packing tape.
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.
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. We still need to clarify things though.
If it has fruit in it, it goes in the "Fruit Beer" category (I'm looking at you "Milkshake IPA")
If it has spices added to it, it goes in Spice/Herb/Vegtable beer
If it has anything else that distinguishes it from a categorised beer, it goes in "Experimental". If you add 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 Ernie Boffa brewed it, it goes in Experimental. Just to be safe, enter everything in Experimental (actually, don't do that).
Each flight will have at least one BJCP qualified judge. We try our best to make sure that judges are competent and qualified, but sometimes stuff happens. 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