Home Brewers Contest

Winners of 2016

JP Lancaster has announced the winners of BrewLoops Beer Festival Home Brew Competitions

“Great representation of Kamloops brewers over the weekend. We had 40 entries and the majority of our top 10 were Kamloops folk. We had some really tough decisions and a lot of fun tasting!

The top 3 are:
1st place – Houbliner Weisse brewed by Derek Hyde
2nd place – Al-Truism West Coast IPA brewed by Al Renner
3rd place – Tennessee Tophat Java Porter brewed by Greg McCoy

Where the dedicated hobbyist and professionals cross paths. Red Collar Brewing Co. will be hosting a Home Brew Contest during the Brew Loops Festival. A panel of judges from the industry will be scrupulously enjoying the beers. At stake? The opportunity to have your winning recipe brewed at Red Collar sold throughout the province.

The contest will be open to any style of beer, though it must have at least water, malted barley, hops and yeast.Two labelled bottles or cans per entry are required. Please include ingredients, ABV, IBU, OG/FG, name and style of beer, date it was packaged, and name(s) of person(s) who brewed it and their location.

Entries can be mailed to Hops Canada or delivered in person to Red Collar Brewing Co.

Deadline for Submissions is Thursday, September 29th 5PM


1st Prize: Your recipe will be brewed at Red Collar Brewing Co, you will be invited to take part on the brew day, and you will receive a 20L keg of your beer.

2nd and 3rd Prize: A prize package from Hops Canada.


1. ELIGIBILITY. To be eligible for the Contest, an individual must:

(a) be a legal resident of Canadian province

(b) have reached the age of majority in the province you reside in at the time of entry.

(c) cannot be an employee of Hops Canada, be employed as a brewmaster or own your own brewing company or U-Brew.


(a) No restriction on entries – multiple entries are permitted

(b) You must provide two separate sealed bottles (or cans) per entry

(c) Please LABEL your beer entries. Provide a list of ingredients, ABV, IBU, OG/FG, name and style of beer, date it was packaged, and name(s) of person(s) who brewed it and their location.

(d) Must be a Canadian or legal citizen of Canada (d) Must be of legal drinking age in your province

3. CONTEST PERIODS. The Contest entry period is from June 1st at 8:00am Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) until September 30th, 2016 at 11:00 pm PST. 4. HOW TO ENTER.

(a) No purchase necessary.

(b) All beer must have a list of ingredients.

(d) Beer must be shipped in a sealed container and the sender is responsible for the shipping cost. Please ship to: Hops Canada Attention: Brew Off 2016 350 Dene Drive Kamloops, BC V2H 1P4

Beer can be delivered in person to: Red Collar Brewing Co. 355 Lansdowne St Kamloops, BC V2C 1X9

Red Collar Brewing Co. Homebrew Competition Contestant Terms 1. Red Collar Brewing Co (RCB) will distribute and sell the beer and retain all proceeds. 2. The winning contestant will allow RCB to use his/her name in the beer name at no cost. 3. In the event that RCB cannot order the necessary raw materials on a commercial scale, some modifications to the original recipe may be required. 4. If the winning contestant chooses to participate on the brew day at RCB, they will be required to sign a waiver.

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