Where: The Rhino Bar and Grill, 1249 Queen St W, Toronto
Part evening with a brewer, and part beer appreciation and education. We will be hosting an interactive session featuring the best beers of the holiday season.
The evening will include:
– Festive beer tutored tasting with BJCP judges and brewers
– Tasting notes with individual beer breakdown
– Historical notes and brewing tips
– Food pairings
– Serving suggestions
– A few surprises
Impress your guests this holiday season with your impressive knowledge of these complex and sometimes intimidating beers. Find the perfect pairing for your holiday feast, and lead your own tasting session!
Thaw out your brewing equipment, and brew your favourite styles! After a long cold winter, brew a long cold one for early June consumption. Submit in any style, for evaluation and feedback from a respected panel of BJCP-certified judges!
The competition will follow BJCP 2008 guidelines (plus a special category for Black IPA). The entry deadline will be in early June, with judging and awards wrapped up by June 20 at the Great Canadian Homebrew Conference.
Past President, and technical brewer Ian gets in touch with his creative side.
I have read Experimental Homebrewing: Mad Science in the Pursuit of Great Beer by Drew Beecham and Denny Conn, Voyageur Press, 2014. I thought it was very good so I want to let members know. Here is my brief synopsis of it. ”
Included in the day: Bus tour to the breweries, lunch with a pint, samples at each of the breweries, brewing prizes, demonstrations and professional tips from the brewers, lots of conversation about beer and brewing. Make some new friends and visit some you haven’t seen for a while. It’s a great day jam packed with fun and information, a really awesome time.
All About Ales is a fall competition focusing on the category of beer which is arguably the most common and most celebrated by homebrewers. All About Ales provides a great chance to get some feedback from expert BJCP judges on your homebrew in a fun and competitive atmosphere.
Notice regarding primary drop-off location (2014-10-23): Black Oak will be closed for Cask Days on Saturday, October 25, and won’t be able to accept entries on that day (only). Please consider another day/time, the alternate drop-off location, or contact the Competition Director for alternate arrangements.
Clarification on Bottle/Cap packaging suggestions (2014-10-23): Coloured caps will be accepted – please make sure you black out any designs on your caps. Alternate bottle sizes and glass colours will be accepted as well. (The standard bottles make it easier for sorting entries, but all homebrew deserves a chance in the competition!)
Competition update (2014-10-08): Registration is Open!!
The AAA 2014 rules and entry form are available now. Let’s say a big thanks to the sponsors supporting this competition:
5 Paddles will be supplying the prize for overall Best of Show: An opportunity for a 6th Paddle pro-am brew!
Thanks to Toronto Brewing for providing prize packs!
Thanks to White Labs for providing prize packs!
Thanks to Black Oak for being our main drop-off point, and judging location! And Happy 15th Birthday!!
Review the detailed rules, fill in the entry form and print it out. Entries can be delivered or dropped off at Black Oak between October 10 and October 31. Be sure to check out their special fall offerings when you’re dropping off your beer (mmmm… Oaktoberfest….)
Zack Weinberg of TorontoBrewing.ca was one of our key presenters at the Great Canadian Homebrew Conference on June 21. He gave a great presentation on his West Coast travels and related brewing research. Attendees were very keen on the topic, and the presentation spurred a lot of discussion! Zack has shared his slides online for those who attended (and also for those couldn’t make it). Thanks, Zack!