TORONTO, ON – While the main focus of the annual Toronto Beer Week (TBW) is on events that feature commercially produced beer, homebrewers have also been recognized in past years with an annual Toronto Beer Week Homebrew Contest, and that tradition will be continuing in 2012.
As in previous years, beers in all BJCP categories are welcome in the competition, and there are also two special categories for 2012: 1812-Era Beers (i.e. beers based on or inspired by styles that would’ve been around during the War of 1812) and Doomsday Beers (i.e. “Imperial Anything”, in honour of this year’s end of the Mayan calendar).
Due to the fact that the contest prizes include brewing sessions at various breweries in Toronto and surrounding area, entries this year are being limited to homebrewers in Southern Ontario. And while they won’t be able to win any prizes, homebrewers with affiliation to TBW and its partner breweries and establishments are still invited to enter in order to have their beers judged, and to get bragging rights should they end up being rated highly.
Registration for this year’s contest opened earlier in the summer and will remain open until September 8th. Full entry rules and other information about the contest can be found on the TBW website.