We’re now live. Looking forward to judging all your fine entries!
We’re now live. Looking forward to judging all your fine entries!
This past weekend the 23rd ALES Open wrapped up. 712 beers were judged as part of Canada’s largest homebrew competition.
Six judges from our club made the trip down to help out, and a handful of members took home prizes.
Tyler B, Cedric G, and Tyrone K took home gold medals, Greg P won both a silver and a bronze, and Casey M won a bronze medal. The full results are available here.
Congratulations to everyone, and thanks to the ALES club for all their hard work.
Congratulations to Cedric Gillott for winning first prize in our internal English Bitters competition. Aaron Krywicki and Greg Paterson tied for second place, and David Caswell was our third place recipient.
The Cowtown Yeast WRanglers 2016 Roundup homebrew competition wrapped up this weekend, and our club did very well. Greg was runner up for Yeast WRangler of the Year with 9 points in the competition (two gold medals, one silver, and one bronze). Ted Engel was hot on his heels with two gold medals and a silver – which would make up 4th overall in the competition. Ty (and Jason) earned a silver medal and a bronze. See all the results here: http://yeastwranglers.brewcompetition.com/
Also, homebrewing and craft beer brewers were featured in a half-page write up in the Star Phoenix last Friday. Including our club host Steve Cavan (Paddockwood Brewing), previous club sponsor Mark Heise (Rebellion Brewing Co.), and club chair Greg Paterson (the article should have mentioned Tyler Backman co-brewer of Sail Hatan/Headhunters Black Bier – but it DIDN’T!). Check it out here: http://thestarphoenix.com/business/local-business/saskatoons-home-brewers-fermenting-success
Learn to Brew Day 2015
Come to Paddockwood Brewing on
Saturday November 14, 2015
11 AM to 4 PM
116 103rd St E
if you want to learn to brew your own beer.
The Saskatoon Headhunters Brewing Club will have several homebrewing setups producing various beers, open to the public.
Here are the unofficial results from the inaugural Saskatoon Headhunters Brewing Competition. Thanks to all the entrants, and congratulations to all the medal winners. We’ll be forwarding prizes, medals, and scoresheets this week. Download a PDF of the winners here: 2015 SHBC Award Recipients. Best of show was awarded to Alvaro Reyes for his Ich Bin Ein Passionfruit Berliner, a Berliner Weisse.
|Number||Category Name (BJCP #)||Place||Entrant||Beer Name||Club|
|1||Standard American Beer (1)||1st||Addison Babcock||Corn Hole||None|
|3rd||Dean Kelly||Ashley’s Lawnmower Beer||Saskatoon Headhunters|
|2||Czech Lager (3)
|1st||Michal Foniok||May Death Brew Us Part||None|
|2nd||Robert Doerksen||2 Minutes For CrossCzeching||Cowtown Yeast Wranglers|
|3rd||Chris Nowlan||KAB Traditional Pilsner||Cowtown Yeastwranglers|
|3||Pale Malty European Lager (4,5)||1st||Tyler Backman||The Captain’s Breakfast||Headhunter’s|
|2nd||Chris Bourdages||What The Helles?||Durham Homebrewers Club|
|3rd||Alvaro Reyes||Stange Brew||VanBrewers|
|4||Amber Malty and Amber Bitter European Lagers (6,7)||1st||Jared Carlberg||O-Fest||River City of Manitoba Brewers|
|2nd||Parker Willfong||Smoke Signals||ALES|
|3rd||Chris Bourdages||Smoke||Durham Homebrewers Club|
|5||British Bitter (11)||1st||Mark Pennell||Brit Bit||Brewnosers|
|2nd||Chris Nowlan||Pin Up||Cowtown Yeastwranglers|
|3rd||Mark McGraw||The Extra Bitter End||None|
|6||Pale Commonwealth Beer (12)||1st||Mark Pennell||Britannia||Brewnosers|
|7||Pale American Ale (28)||1st||Jared Carlberg||Torque APA||River City of Manitoba Brewers|
|2nd||Tyler Backman||Saskatchewan’s West Coast Ale||Headhunter’s|
|8||Dark European Lager (8)||1st||Michal Foniok||Dunkel’s Your Father’s Brother||None|
|9||German Wheat Beer (10)||1st||Jared Carlberg||O-Weiz-One||River City of Manitoba Brewers|
|2nd||Addison Babcock||Banana Wheaties||None|
|3rd||James Grayson||Reunion Dunkel||Vanbrewers|
|10||Dark American Beer (19)||1st||Ted Engel||Kitchen Sink Brown Ale||Saskatoon Headhunters|
|2nd||Mark Pennell||Poolside Amber||Brewnosers|
|3rd||Matt Braun||Browning Citra Fruit||ALES|
|11||Brown English Beer (13)||1st||Mark Pennell||Working Man||Brewnosers|
|2nd||Ken Noesgaard||Thresherman’s Mild||Headhunters|
|3rd||Chris Nowlan||Pit Brow||Cowtown Yeastwranglers|
|12||Scottish, Irish, and Dark British Beer (14, 15, 16)||1st||James Grayson||Kate’s Accomplice||Vanbrewers|
|2nd||Chris Bourdages||Great Scot!||Durham Homebrewers Club|
|3rd||Jared Carlberg||Zed’s Dead Red||River City of Manitoba Brewers|
|13||Strong British Beer (17)||1st||Jared Carlberg||Disasterwine||River City of Manitoba Brewers|
|2nd||Adam Olson||Ye Old Kick In The Pants||River City Brewers of Manitoba|
|3rd||David Freeman||Dave’s Old Ale #2||ALES Club|
|14||Strong European Lager (9)||1st||David Freeman||Honey’s Baltic Porter||ALES Club|
|2nd||Marc Loszchuk||Asleep At The Kettle Dopplebock||ALES|
|3rd||Chris Bourdages||CBOs Big Honk’n Bock||Durham Homebrewers Club|
|15||American Porter and Stout (20)||1st||Lucas Daniel||Luca High Temp Imperial||vanbrewers|
|2nd||Robert Doerksen||Ivan IV Imperial Stout||Cowtown Yeast Wranglers|
|3rd||Travis Wiens||RIS BG||Saskatoon Headhunters|
|16||Trappist Ale (26)||1st||Marc Loszchuk||Insert Witty Belgian Pun||ALES|
|2nd||Michal Foniok||Housefly Tripel||None|
|3rd||Chris Nowlan||Sugar Moon||Cowtown Yeastwranglers|
|17||Fruit, Vegetable, and Spice Beer (29, 30)||1st||Mark Pennell||G’day Raspberry||Brewnosers|
|2nd||Chris Bourdages||Peanut Butter Milk Stout||Durham Homebrewers Club|
|3rd||Greg Paterson||Black Forest Stout||Saskatoon Headhunters|
|18||Belgian Ale (24, 25)||1st||Chris Nowlan||Bruges Ale||Cowtown Yeastwranglers|
|2nd||Jared Carlberg||Gentlemen Prefer Blondes||River City of Manitoba Brewers|
|3rd||Greg Paterson||Tis’ The Saison||Saskatoon Headhunters|
|19||Wood and Smoked Beer (32, 33)||1st||Jared Carlberg||Rotten Insidious Stuff||River City of Manitoba Brewers|
|2nd||Adam Olson||Islay Scotch Ale||River City Brewers of Manitoba|
|3rd||Marc Loszchuk||Big Bourbon Bastard||ALES|
|20||IPA (21)||1st||Ken Noesgaard||Brennan’s Black IPA||Headhunters|
|3rd||Jared Carlberg||River City IPA||River City of Manitoba Brewers|
|21||Strong American Ale (22)||1st||Jared Carlberg||River City IIPA||River City of Manitoba Brewers|
|22||European Sour and American Wild Ales (23, 28)||1st||Alvaro Reyes||Ich Bin Ein Passionfruit Berliner||VanBrewers|
|3rd||Jared Carlberg||My First Sour Beer||River City of Manitoba Brewers|
|23||Specialty Beer (27, 31, 34)||1st||Greg Paterson||SCCS||Saskatoon Headhunters|
|3rd||Alvaro Reyes||Chicha De Chilliwack||VanBrewers|
|24||Mead (M1, M2, M3)||1st||Tyrone Keep||Orange You Glad||Saskatoon Headhunters|
|2nd||Chaim Sisson||Black Himal||brewVic|
|3rd||Chris Bourdages||Wenches And Mead||Durham Homebrewers Club|
|25||Ciders (C1, C2)||1st||Tyler Backman||Flying Ace Cider||Headhunter’s|
Our inaugural competition has begun. Our skilled judges are hard at work sampling the large quantity of entries that we are so pleased to have received.
The Hotel Senator
The inaugural Saskatoon Headhunters Brewing Competition has been open for 1 week, and 100 entries have already been entered. Soft cap limit is 200.
Attention Headhunters: The club member with the most points accumulated during this competition (for beers with 30+ points) will win the opportunity to brew a beer of your choice with Rebellion Brewing in Regina. Make sure to enter all your best beers.
We’re very pleased and thankful for the following companies who have pledged to support our competition:
Our club is excited to host the inaugural Saskatoon Headhunters Brewing Competition, coming this September.
All styles of beer are welcome, subject to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.
Entries will be accepted between August 17th, and September 4th, 2015. Awards will be presented on September 19th, 2015.
Rules and competition information can be found here.
The Registration Page can be found here.
Everybody better get brewing!
Congratulations to Travis Wiens for taking first place with his smoked Saison!
Second prize went to Kyle Maynes for a smoked Dunkelweizen, and third prize to Tyrone Keep for his smoked Scottish 70/-.
Thanks to all who entered.
© Saskatoon Headhunters Brew Club 2013