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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



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 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. There is also a $30 submission fee to enter a beer into this challenge that must be paid upon drop off.


How do I pay my submission fee?

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?!).


Should I label my entries?

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


Are there any beer recipe rules?
Only two. Your beer must qualify as one of three styles: IPA (any style), Mixed Fermented/ Sour, Stout and a portion of every brew needs 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 $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 8-9th, 2019 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.


Additional questions?
Email homebrewchallenge@gahan.ca





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, Brew HQ Bravest Beer, Rookie of the Year (under 10 home brews), Best Use of Local, the East Coast Hoppers Choice Award and more so be sure to tell us more about your beer in your recipe/ tasting notes! East Coast Hoppers will be providing a t-shirt and a $25 gift card to their online store for all secondary awards!


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

Beer & Munchies with the Brewers – November 9th, 2018


Tour the facility and chat with our brewery team while enjoying some munchies and a cold beer at the PEI Brewing Company in Charlottetown.


6:00 – 8:00pm


PEI Brewing Company Tasting Room
96 Kensington Road, Charlottetown PE

Maritime Home Brew Challenge Awards Ceremony – November 10th, 2018


Celebrate all of your hard work over the past few months developing your home brews. All awards will be presented at that time so we urge you to attend. Be sure to put this in your calendar! Friends & Family are welcome.


2:30 – 4:00pm


The Gahan House
126 Sydney Street, Charlottetown PE