HALIFAX, NS – At a gala event held last night at Garrison Brewery in Halifax, the winner of this year’s edition of the annual Garrison Home Brew-Off Challenge was announced, and a commercially brewed edition of last year’s winner was served for the first time.
The winner of this year’s competition – which challenged homebrewers to create a Robust Porter – was Dave Martin. His recipe was chosen by a panel of BJCP-certified judges as being the best in a range of 84 entries from all three Maritime provinces.
As is the custom at this annual event, the evening also featured the release of a batch of last year’s winning beer brewed on Garrison’s system. 2014 winner Jason McDougall worked with Garrison brewmaster Daniel Girard to scale up his recipe for Professor McDougall’s Weisse~Guy Hefeweizen, and the result is available now in bottles at the Garrison retail store, and soon at private liquor stores & select NSLC locations in Nova Scotia.