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GCHC Competition – Deadline May 22 2014

The Great Canadian Homebrew Competition is Back

Get your best beers together and enter them to win prizes, medals and the admiration of your brewing peers.

 Get your not-so-best beers and enter those as well for evaluation and feedback from BJCP certified judges.

The competition is being sponsored by the good folks at

Black Oak Brewing and Beer Grains Supply

Please see the PDF for details, instructions and contact information.

Thanks for your support and Good Luck.



Evening with a Brewer(s) – 5 Paddles Brewery – April 4 2014 – 7pm @ The Rhino

We haven’t done one of these in a while, so we wanted to make sure that it was going to be great.

Starting out with the Durham Homebrewers, these five friends have put together a true homebrewers brewery. Always some thing new in the fridge, they make what they would like to drink, the best part is we get to have some as well.

The evening will center on the creativity of brewing, recipe development, ingredients and basically doing what you want with really greats results. We’ll also be talking about the upcoming competition and tips on how to make the most of your entry.

As always, we will sample some of their outstanding beer (styles will be a surpirse!) and members are encouraged to bring some homebrew along for positive constructive feedback, kudos, and the respect of fellow brewers.

Evening with a Brewer – 5 Paddles – April 4 2014 – The Rhino Bar and Grill (1249 Queen St W, Toronto)

EWB – April 4


New Homebrew Supply Store

Check your membership online and reset your password

Wondering when your CABA membership is going to (or has) expired? Forgotten your password?

One of the latest upgrades to the site is checking your membership due date online, and renew all from the website. You can also reset your password if forgotten or lost.

If you do choose to renew, one year will be added to your membership starting on the last day of your membership, so don’t worry if you renew a little early, there will be no overlap period.

Please try it out,


All About Ales Competition Winners

Pale Ales & IPAs
Place 3rd
Entry name T & E IPA
Brewer(s) Chris Talbot &  Will Ehgoetz Toronto
Place 2nd
Entry name 2010 Honest IPA
Brewer(s) Don Campbell Breadalbane PEI
Place 1st
Entry name Elbow Scratcher
Brewer(s) Michael Shedden Dundas ON
Stouts & Porters
Place 3rd
Entry name none awarded
Place 2nd
Entry name Nauti Tawts
Brewer(s) Anthony Legge Mount Pearl NL
Place 1st
Entry name Nighting Ale II
Brewer(s) Neil Partridge Caledon ON
Strong Ales
Place 3rd
Entry name Traitresse
Brewer(s) Simon Vigneault Sherbrooke PQ
Place 2nd
Entry name North End Tripel
Brewer(s) John Garland Halifax NS
Place 1st
Entry name Peculier 2009
Brewer(s) Kurt Seelenmayer Dundas ON
Specialty & Other Ales
Place 3rd
Entry name Daddy’s Wheat Pils
Brewer(s) Don Campbell Dundas ON
Place 2nd
Entry name For the Love of Chai!
Brewer(s) Neil Partridge Caledon ON
Place 1st
Entry name Turn, Turn, Turn
Brewer(s) Kurt Seelenmayer Dundas ON
Honorable mention Turn, Turn, Turn Kurt Seelenmayer
Place 3rd
Style Strong Ales
Brewer(s) Kurt Seelenmayer
Place 2nd
Style Porter & Stout
Brewer(s) Neil Partridge
Place 1st
Style Pale Ales & IPAs
Brewer(s) Michael Shedden