Thank you for your interest in the Cowtown Yeast Wranglers Homebrew Roundup 2018 organized by Cowtown Yeast Wranglers, held at the Canyon Glen Condominium Recreation Center.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

182 entries have been added to the system as of 23:34, Tuesday 16 January, 2018.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

COMPETITION RULES AND ENTRY GUIDELINES

  • Drop off location is The Vineyard
  • Bottle drop off deadline is February 21, 2018 @ 16:00
  • The Gala will be held at National on 8th (Steven AVE)
  • Entry score sheets will be mailed out to all entrants
  • Prizes will be mailed out to out of town entrants

The Cowtown Yeast Wranglers are proud to host the 10th Annual Cowtown Homebrew Roundup on the 25th of February to the 3st of March, 2018. The purpose of our competition is to promote homebrewing and beer appreciation. We invite all homebrewers to submit their homebrewed beer, mead, and cider for judging under the 2015 BJCP style guidelines.

COMPETITION RULES: Each beer entry needs to be registered on the yeastwranglers@brewcompetition.com website. If you have questions about registration, fire them off to mike.foniok@gmail.com

1. Only one entry per beer style or BJCP subcategory. If there is more than one beer style in a BJCP category, you can enter one beer for each style. For example, individuals can only enter one beer in each style under BJCP Category 18 (Pale American Ale). This means individuals can enter a maximum of one entry each in Blonde Ale (18-A) and American Pale Ale (18-B). The only exception to this rule is category 27A Historical Beer, where we are allowing 2 entries in the category.

If you are planning on entering a Fruit Beer, NE IPA, or British Brown Ale, please read this BJCP FAQ Bulletin regarding those styles. 

2. Entries will be limited to 8 per brewer and also limited to a total of 505 for the competition.  The reason for this due to and increasing interest in the competition and the limitation of qualified judges available to us.  Our goal is to provide quality feedback from certified BJCP judges or professional brewers.

3. Entries are judged under the beer style/sub-category you specify on your registration form. Make sure you pick the right style! Complete style descriptions can be found online at http://www.bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Beer.pdf

4. A minimum score of 30 must be obtained to qualify for a medal in any category. Some BJCP categories may be combined to create medal categories.

5. This a homebrew competition - so no commercial brews please (this includes beer brewed on equipment for commercial research, production, brew-on-premises establishments, or anything of that nature). You know what we mean - this is all about homebrew!

6. All-grain brews, beer from kits, and extract methods are all welcome.

7. All decisions by the competition organizers are final. Entries will be judged between the 25th of February to the 3st of March, 2018. Results will be announced at the Gala Awards Banquet on the evening of the March 3rd. Results will also be posted on our website shortly after the event, but due to event organizers drinking at the gala, the results likely won't show up until the morning of March 4th. Yowza!

The Yeast WRanglers CowTown Homebrew Roundup "Homebrewer of the Year" award will be presented to the brewer earning the most points in the competition.

Points are gathered as follows:

 Gold = 3 points

 Silver = 2 points

 Bronze = 1 point

 Best of Show winner = 3 points

 Best of show 1st runner-up = 2 points

 Best of show 2nd runner-up = 1 point.

ENTRY GUIDELINES: The deadline for receiving entries and fee payment is 16:00 on February 21, 2017.

 Submit two bottles of homebrewed beer, mead, or cider per entry. Bottles will not be returned.

 Each entry will consist of 300ml to 500ml capped bottles or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.  341ml brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles holding 500ml or less will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles of the same size. 650ml bomber style bottles are not acceptable as they do not fit in the milk crates that we must use to store and stack the beer.

To each bottle, attach a completed BJCP bottle entry label using a rubber band (tape, adhesives or glue  are unacceptable.  Bottles that still have commercial beer labels will be disqualified.  Furthermore, BJCP labels that are taped or glued on to the bottles may also be disqualified.  The BJCP labels are removed from the bottles when we sort the entries, and removing tape and adhesives is time consuming). BJCP labels, in pdf format, are available on the entry page on this site.

 The entry fee is $6 per entry. Fees can be paid by PayPal only as this allows the software to mark your entries as paid. Cash will be spend by the organizers to pay the bar tab and cheques will be used as coasters ;)

Entries may be dropped off or delivered to:

The Vineyard
6025 Center St S
Calgary, AB T2H 0C2

If dropping off entries in person, please be aware that these are business locations.  If you arrive at a peak business hour, please do not disrupt busy employees to drop off your entries. 

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Michal Foniok — Competition Dictator Aka: His Eminence Aka: Grand Admiral

Sponsors

Cowtown Yeast Wranglers is proud to have the following sponsors for the Cowtown Yeast Wranglers Homebrew Roundup 2018.

5 Vines
Calgary, AB
5 Vines
Wine, Craft Beer & Spirits
Alberta Beer Festivals
Calgary & Edmonton
Alberta Beer Festivals
Coming to Calgary: May 6-7 and Edmonton: June 3-4
Beer Revolution
Calgary & Edmonton
Beer Revolution
Join the Revolution
Blichmann Engineering
Lafayette, IN
Blichmann Engineering
Brewing Innovation
Brewsters Brewing Company And Restaurant
Alberta
Brewsters Brewing Company And Restaurant
In Beer We Trust
Fallentimber Meadery
Water Valley, AB
Fallentimber Meadery
Five Star Chemicals & Supply
Commerce City, CO
Five Star Chemicals & Supply
Makers of PBW, StarSan, SuperMoss and kettle defoamer
The Vineyard
Calgary, AB
The Vineyard
Your household name in brewing
Co-Op Wine Spirits Beer
Calgary, AB
Co-Op Wine Spirits Beer
Best Choice Of Wine And Spirits In Calgary
Gambrinus Malting
Armstrong, BC
Gambrinus Malting
Midtown Kitchen & Bar
Calgary, AB
Midtown Kitchen & Bar
Local Food | Craft Beer | Wine & Spirits
Wild Rose Brewery
Calgary, AB
Wild Rose Brewery
Wild, Strong, and Free
Alley Kat Brewing
Edmonton, AB
Alley Kat Brewing
Great brews. From scratch.
Beer Grains Supply Co.
Deep River, ON
Beer Grains Supply Co.
Huge selection, low prices, and fast delivery.
Big Rock Brewery
Calgary, Vancouver, Etobicoke
Big Rock Brewery
Boiling Oar Brewing Company
Calgary, AB
Boiling Oar Brewing Company
Good people. Good beer.
Central City Brewers + Distillers
Surrey, BC
Central City Brewers + Distillers
Makers of award winning Red Racer brews
Country Malt Group
Calgary, AB
Country Malt Group
Your complete brewing solution
Craft Beer Market
Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver
Craft Beer Market
Over 100 beers on tap!
Fernie Brewing Co.
Fernie, BC
Fernie Brewing Co.
Craft beers. Wild life.
Grapes To Glass
Calgary, AB
Grapes To Glass
We love helping people make quality wine & beer!
Hop Dawgs Home Brewing Supplies
Armstrong, BC
Hop Dawgs Home Brewing Supplies
The new dog in Canada for homebrewing supplies, equipment and ingredients.
Hops Connect
Pemberton, BC
Hops Connect
The finest hops, quality guaranteed!
Last Best Brewing & Distilling
Calgary, AB
Last Best Brewing & Distilling
Creating community-focused beer culture
National
Calgary, AB
National
Fine food, beer and spirits
Oak & Vine Wine And Spirits
Calgary, AB
Oak & Vine Wine And Spirits
Wine & beer organized by colour & taste.
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Vancouver, BC
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Driven by thirst!
Phillips Brewing & Malting Co,
Victoria, BC
Phillips Brewing & Malting Co,
Inspiration Through Fermentation
Rahr Malting Co.
Alix, AB
Rahr Malting Co.
Malt of reputation since 1847
The Dandy Brewing Company
Calgary, AB
The Dandy Brewing Company
Calgary's true nano-brewery
Tool Shed Brewing
Calgary, AB
Tool Shed Brewing
Hand crafted beer, best served with a story
Vine Arts
Calgary
Vine Arts
Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Calgary, AB
Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Canada's largest private wines, spirits and beer retailer
Wine Kitz Varsity
Calgary, AB
Wine Kitz Varsity
Advice, Selection, and Value for all of your Wine, Beer + Fermentation Needs
Yukon Brewing
Whitehorse, YK
Yukon Brewing
Beer Worth Freezin' For