MARITIME HOME BREW CHALLENGE

This challenge stems from an annual competition to find the best home brewers in Prince Edward Island at the original Gahan House in Charlottetown. We’re taking it a step further and we want to find the best home brewer with the best home brew in the Maritimes!

3RD ANNUAL MARITIME HOMEBREW CHALLENGE STYLES

West Coast IPA and New England IPA. A portion of every brew needs to be partially mashed or steeped.

2020 MARITIME HOMEBREW CHALLENGE AWARDS WILL BE AWARDED THROUGH @GAHANPUB’S SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH AT 10AM!

NEW ENGLAND STYLE IPA

An American IPA with intense fruit flavors and aromas, a soft body, and smooth mouthfeel, and often opaque with substantial haze. Less perceived bitterness than traditional IPAs but always massively hop forward. This emphasis on late hopping, especially dry hopping, with hops with tropical fruit qualities lends the specific ‘juicy’ character for which this style is known.

Vital Statistics:
OG: 1.060 – 1.085
FG:1.010 – 1.015
IBUs: 25 – 60
SRM: 3 – 7
ABV: 6% – 9%

WEST COAST IPA

A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately-strong American pale ale, showcasing modern American or New World hop varieties. The balance is hop-forward, with a clean fermentation profile, dryish finish, and clean, supporting malt allowing a creative range of hop character to shine through.

Vital Statistics:
OG: 1.056 – 1.070
FG: 1.008 – 1.014
IBUs: 40 – 70
SRM: 6 – 14
ABV: 5.5 – 7.5%

PAST WINNERS

2019 WINNER

Tingles Sichuan Stout
Lady Scotia Brewing (Chelsea Meisner)

2018 WINNER

D Rock’s Dunkel
Derek Wood

CHALLENGE FAQS

Where is my local Gahan House?

We have Gahan House locations in Charlottetown, Halifax, Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton.

How do I submit a beer into the Maritime Home Brew Challenge?

To submit a brew you must drop it off by October 30th to your local Gahan House with a completed submission form. There is also a $30 submission fee to enter a beer into this challenge that must be paid via eventbrite upon drop off.

How do I pay my submission fee?

You need to register and pay online through this Eventbrite link this year! Once this is paid and your beer dropped off, you will receive a complimentary Maritime Home Brew Challenge t-shirt from that Gahan House location (not bad, eh?!).

Should I label my entries?

Yes – please put your name, your beer name, your order confirmation and beer style on each beer bottle you drop off. You must drop off at least 6 x 355mL or larger bottles.

Are there any beer recipe rules?

Only two. Your beer must qualify as one of two styles: West Coast IPA or North Eastern IPA and a portion of every brew need to be partially mashed or steeped.

Can anyone submit a beer?

Yes! As long as you are not a certified brewer or brew for your career (and you are over the age of 19).

Can multiple people submit a beer together?

Absolutely! We’re all about partnerships. The person/ team listed on the submission form claims the prize.

What are the prizes?

The Grand Champion (best overall beer) will receive $500 cash and a limited edition can release in partnership with the PEI Brewing Company and The Gahan House.

The top 5 in each style will receive the following:

1st – $300 cash
2nd – $150 cash
3rd – $100 cash
4th – $100 Murphy Hospitality Group gift card
5th – $50 Murphy Hospitality Group gift card

When are prizes awarded?

Prizes will be awarded on Saturday, November 14 online through www.facebook.com/gahanpub

Additional questions?

Email homebrewchallenge@gahan.ca

ALL BEERS WILL BE IMMEDIATELY
REFRIGERATED AFTER DROP OFF.