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Half Pints Pro/Am Challenge

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Winnipeg Brew Bombers and Half Pints Brewing Company are pleased to present Manitoba’s first, BJCP/AHA sanctioned, Annual Pro/Am beer competition. This event is a  friendly competition between professional and amateur brewers in the name of craft beer.
Amateur and Professional Brewers are invited to send their finest crafted beer to the competition to be judged by professional, certified BJCP judges.
Along with first, second and third professional winners, and gold, silver and bronze amateur winners, a Professional or Amateur will be named winner for each category. At the end of the competition, Best of Show winners will be announced and an overall winner will be named.
Will the Professional brewers triumph over the Amateurs? Can the home brewers pull off an upset?
The Best of Show Winner gets to brew 1,000 litres of the winning batch at the Half Pints Brewery. This special release will be available at the brewery and on tap at select pubs in Winnipeg. (Travel costs are not included.)
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Public Events

Judges’ Pub Night – Thursday, November 28 – Location to be announced
Brewer’s Beer Dinner – Friday, November 29 – Mise Restaurant
Awards Ceremony – Saturday, November 30 – Location to be announced

Competition Judging Dates

November 28 – 30, 2013 (this is a closed, private event)

Competition Registration

Online registration will be available at the beginning of September. Check back here for the entry registration link.

Details

All 23 BJCP categories will be accepted. Mead and Cider/Perry categories 24-28 will be accepted and will be judged by professional wine & mead judges. Complete competition details will be posted shortly but  entries will be due November 15th, 2013 and we will be requesting two 355ml to 500ml bottles for each entry.  Fees will be $8 for each entry for amateur brewers and $15 for professional brewers.
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