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.

Rules

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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. 

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Marie-Annick Scott — Webmaster
  • Andrew Turba — Competition Coordinator

Sponsors

The Edmonton Homebrewers Guild is proud to have the following sponsors for the Aurora Brewing Challenge.

Alley Kat Brewery
9929 60 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 3N9
Alley Kat Brewery
Edmonton's oldest craft brewery and longtime supporter of the Edmonton Homebrewer's Guild
Beer Grains
 
Beer Grains
Which competition don't these guys sponsor? They're awesome to homebrewers everywhere!
Everwood Ave Brew Shop
731 Old Sackville Rd Unit 6, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 3H6
Everwood Ave Brew Shop
Supplier of malt, hops, yeast and equipment for Nova Scotia
Hop Dawgs
 
Hop Dawgs
Supporter of The Edmonton Homebrewers Guild for over 10 years
Tool Shed
801 30 St NE, Calgary, AB T2A 5L7
Tool Shed
Town Square Brewing
2919 Ellwood Dr SW, Edmonton, AB T6X 0B1
Town Square Brewing
Winning Wines Plus Southside
5718 111 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 3G1
Winning Wines Plus Southside
Supplier of malts, yeast, hops and all manner of brewing equipment in Edmonton
5 Star Chemicals
 
5 Star Chemicals
AB Craft Beer Guide
 
AB Craft Beer Guide
ACME Meats
9570 76 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 0K2
ACME Meats
Beer Revolution
11736 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 2T7
Beer Revolution
BeerSmith
 
BeerSmith
Bent Stick Brewing
5416 136 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5A 0E4
Bent Stick Brewing
BlackJack's Roadhouse And Grill
2110 Sparrow Dr, Nisku, AB T9E 8A2
BlackJack's Roadhouse And Grill
Blind Enthusiasm
9570 76 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 0K2
Blind Enthusiasm
Modern European inspired beers
Blindman Brewing
Bay F - 3413 53 Ave, Lacombe, AB T4L 0C6
Blindman Brewing
Lacombe's craft brewery
Brew Culture
18 Armstrong St Bracebridge, ON P1L 1C1
Brew Culture
Cilantro And Chive
5021 50 St, Lacombe, AB T4L 1X9
Cilantro And Chive
Dandy Brewing
2003 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 3G6
Dandy Brewing
Dog Island Brewing
250 Caribou Trail SW, Slave Lake, AB T0G 2A0
Dog Island Brewing
Elbeck Brewing
 
Elbeck Brewing
Escarpment Laboratories
8 Smith Ave, Guelph, ON N1E 5V6
Escarpment Laboratories
Folding Mountain Brewery
49321 Folding Mountain Village, Yellowhead County, AB T7V 1X3
Folding Mountain Brewery
High Country Brewery
Leduc
High Country Brewery
Hops Direct
 
Hops Direct
Koha Apiaries
http://kohaapiaries.com/
Koha Apiaries
Little Guy Liquor
270 Baseline Rd #126, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 1R4
Little Guy Liquor
Medicine Hat Brewing Co.
1366 Brier Park Dr NW, Medicine Hat, AB T1C 1Z7
Medicine Hat Brewing Co.
MKT
8101 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton, AB T6E 3X8
MKT
Stylish bar featuring a huge draft beer selection, patio seating & elevated farm-fresh pub grub.
Northern Chicken
10704 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1
Northern Chicken
Otto
11405 95 St, Edmonton, AB T5G 1L3
Otto
Pair O' Dice Hops
 
Pair O' Dice Hops
Rahr Malting
Alix, AB T0C 0B0
Rahr Malting
Red Shed Malting
36501 Range Rd 275, Penhold, AB T0M 1R0
Red Shed Malting
Ribstone Creek
4924 51 St, Edgerton, AB T0B 1K0
Ribstone Creek
Rig Hand Distillery
2104 - 8 St. Bay B, Nisku, AB T9E 7Y9
Rig Hand Distillery
Sherbrook Liquor
11819 St Albert Trail, Edmonton, AB T5L 5B5
Sherbrook Liquor
Situation Brewing
10308 81 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1X2
Situation Brewing
The Brew Bag
 
The Brew Bag
The Canadian Brewhouse
 
The Canadian Brewhouse
Transcend Coffee
9570 76 Ave NW Suite 100
Transcend Coffee
Village Brewery
5000 12a St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5K9
Village Brewery
Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1E3
Yellowhead Brewery
Yukon Brewing
102 Copper Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2Z6
Yukon Brewing