Details Announced for the National Homebrew Competition Canadian Qualifier 2012

REGINA, SK– From April 9 to 14, 2012, the best homebrewers from across Canada will compete in Regina at the 2012 National Homebrew Competition Canadian Qualifier & ALES Homebrew Open.

Now in its 18th year, the ALES Homebrew Open is the largest and longest running competition of homebrewed beer, cider and mead in Canada. It is organized by Regina’s Ale and Lager Enthusiasts of Saskatchewan (ALES) club, and is hosted by the Bushwakker Brewpub.

Medal winners from this competition advance to the 2nd round of the American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Competition, the largest competition of its kind in the world, taking place June 21 to 23 in Seattle during the AHA National Homebrewers Conference. Additionally, any medals won earn points towards the Canadian Brewer of the Year award for 2012.

Prizes and medals will be awarded in 28 categories of beer, cider and mead as classified by the internationally recognized Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). Certified judges will be evaluating entries in accordance with BJCP style guidelines and scoring systems, and awarding gold, silver and bronze medals in each category, along with an assortment of prizes donated by sponsors from throughout North America.

Submission details and other information about the competition can be found on the ALES website, or by emailing

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