Posted June 13, 2013

Toronto Beer Week releases 2013 Homebrew Competition results

TBW-LOGOToronto Beer Week organizers today released full results for its 2013 Homebrew Competition.  BJCP-certified judges gathered at Etobicoke’s Black Oak Brewing Co. over two days this past weekend to evaluate 195 entries from 81 homebrewers across Ontario.

Toronto Brewing sponsored this year’s Best of Show and Runner-Up prizes. For his “Pain in the Rear” Schwarzbier, Geordon Saunders earned Best of Show and its prize of a 10gal. Boilermaker Brew Pot from Bichman Engineering, while Eric Emery took home a Blichman BeerGun Bottle Filler for his “Black Blessing” Foreign Export Stout.

Victor North, a seasoned homebrewer who now heads the nanobrewery at The Ship in Hamilton, helped judge this year’s competition and noted, “throughout the experience the quality of beer remained extremely high! The flights were consistently tight and clearly reflected for me the mature state and high quality of homebrewing culture that now exists here. It was, without a doubt, the best homebrews I have ever helped to judge.”

In the Pro-Am competition, brewers from six Ontario brewers choose from top scoring beers which they will recreate on a larger scale in conjunction with the homebrewer.

  • 5 Paddles Brewing  + Jordan Rainhard, Flatline Imperial IPA
  • Amsterdam – + Geordan Saunders, Pain In The Rear Schwarzbier
  • Beau’s + Jordan Rainhard, Armed N’ Citra American Pale Ale
  • Great Lakes: TBA
  • Indie Ale House  + David Thompson, Black Belt IPA
  • Sawdust City + Chris Finnigan, Mystic Oyster Stout

Results in their entirety are available here.

Toronto Beer Week, a collective series of events dedicated to the celebration and advancement of the craft beer movement, runs from September 13-21, 2013.




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