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 this year and we want to find the best home brewer with the best home brew in the Maritimes! Once we find that Grand Champion, we’ll give them a cash prize, have them brew at their local Gahan House, and have their delicious beer canned for a 1,000 can limited-edition release.

Check out the below beer submission and FAQ’s for details, but we ask all brews be submitted by October 27th, 2018 to a Gahan House location and that the beers are in are within these three style: Lager/ Pilsner, Hoppy ale, Saison.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS +

BREWER KNOWS BEST SESSIONS

Are you smelling off notes? Need a bit of advice? Have a chance to chat about your beer with our brewers before submitting! These guys are the ones to talk too! Our Brewers will be available during the below dates and at the following Gahan locations just for you to pop by and ask questions from 6pm – 8pm!

AWARDS

Once all brews are submitted, judging will take place between October 27th – November 1st, 2018.

All awards will be presented during our Awards Weekend, November 9-10th in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island at the Prince Edward Island Brewing Company and The Gahan House. We invite all brewers to attend. Details on the full weekend are coming soon!

There will be only one Grand Champion brew. The Grand Champion will receive a $1,000 cash prize AND their beer will be canned for a limited edition release.

 

 

 

Brewer Session Schedule

September 18th Gahan Port City: Peter Reilly/Spencer Gallant

September 19th Gahan Riverside: Peter Reilly/Spencer Gallant

September 20th Gahan Charlottetown: Trent Hayes/Chris Long

September 20th Gahan Harbourfront: Spencer Gallant/Peter Reilly

 

 

 

Submit Your Beer

 

 

FAQ

 

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

To submit a beer you must provide up to 6 bottles of the beer ~ 355mL or larger. You must drop it off by October 27th to your local Gahan House with a completed submission form (submitted online at homebrewchallenge.gahan.ca). There is also a $30 fee (per beer) to enter a beer into this challenge that must be paid upon drop off.

 

Where is my local Gahan House?

We have Gahan House locations in Charlottetown, Halifax, Saint John, Fredericton and Moncton (October 2018).

 

Do I need to fill out a submission form online before I drop off my beer?

Yes- please fill out your submission form above. A separate form must be submitted for each brew you’re entering in the Maritime Home Brew Challenge.

 

How Do I Pay?

You can pay with cash, credit or debit at the Gahan House location you are dropping your beer off to. Once this is paid, you will receive a complimentary Maritime Home Brew Challenge t-shirt (not bad, eh?!).

 

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.

 

Are there any beer recipe rules?
Only two. Your beer must qualify as one of three styles: Lager/ Pilsner,  Hoppy Ale/ Saison and a portion of every brew needs to be partially mashed or steeped.

 

Can multiple people submit a beer together?
Absolutely! We’re all about partnerships. The person/ team listed on the submission form claims the prize.

 

Should I label my entries?
Yes – please put your name, your beer name and beer style on each beer you drop off.

 

What are the prizes?
The Grand Champion (best overall beer) will receive $1,000 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 – $500 cash
2nd – $250 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 at our Maritime Home Brew Challenge weekend November 9-10th, 2018 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island at the original Gahan House! More information regard- ing weekend itinerary will be out soon, but it will be all about brewing.

 

What if I have further questions?
Please email homebrewchallenge@gahan.ca OR stop by one of our Brewer Knows Best sessions from 6pm – 8pm!

September 18th – Gahan Port City – Peter Reilly/ Spencer Gallant

September 19th – Gahan Riverside – Peter Reilly/ Spencer Gallant

September 20th – Gahan Charlottetown – Trent Hayes/ Chris Long

September 20th – Gahan Harbourfront – Peter Reilly/ Spencer Gallant

 

ALL BEERS WILL BE IMMEDIATELY REFRIGERATED AFTER DROP OFF.

 

 

 

Awards

There will be only one Grand Champion brew. The Grand Champion will receive a $1,000 cash prize AND their beer will be canned for a limited edition release by The Gahan House and the PEI Brewing Company.

The top 5 in each beer style will receive the following:

1st – $500 cash

2nd – $250 cash

3rd – $100 cash

4th – $100 Murphy Hospitality Group Gift Card

5th – $50 Murphy Hospitality Group Gift Card

 

There will also be awards for the Best Beer Name, Bravest Beer, Rookie of the Year (under 10 home brews), Best Use of Local and more so be sure to tell us about your beer in your recipe/ tasting notes!

 

Join us on Prince Edward Island for our Award Weekend and stay at The Hotel on Pownal, starting at only $99 per night! Use the rate code: BREW