Saskatoon Headhunters Brewing Competition

Competition Rules and Entry Guidelines

Revised 2017-10-05

The Saskatoon Headhunters Homebrewing Club is proud to host it’s 3nd annual homebrewing competition. Entries will be accepted at Paddock Wood Brewing Company as of October 10, 2017. The entry deadline is November 4th, 2016 at 6 PM. Please mail or drop off entries to:

ATTN: Saskatoon Headhunters Brewing Club
Paddock Wood Brewing Company
B1 - 116 103rd Street East
Saskatoon, SK
S7N 1Y7

Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

Entry fee: $7 Can be paid when registering via Paypal (preferred method), or by cheque made out to 'Saskatoon Headhunters Brewing Club' (included with entries).

Questions or comments can be directed to:

All entries must be registered on our website at: Please include all information relative to judging your submission. All submitted entries must include two (2) bottles greater than 300 mL in volume. 341 mL brown bottles are preferred. All identifying marks must be removed, except for the labels provided during registration. Cap markings must be blacked out with a permanent marker. The label must be securely fastened to the bottles and legible. Use a rubber band, with your label in a sealed plastic bag.

Please take great care to pack bottles for shipping. A tightly packed, padded box is best, and for everyone’s sake, please double bag the contents in garbage bags. If you bag each sample individually with its entry label, any breakage is easily identified. Take care to ensure your ‘yeast samples’ arrive before the due date, November 4, 2017.

This is a competition for homebrewers. As such: all-grain brews, partial-extract, and kit beers, meads, and/or ciders are welcome and will be treated equally. Beers, meads and ciders brewed using commercial equipment are not welcome. We invite all Canadian homebrewers to submit entries following the 2015 BJCP style guidelines, available at

Only one (1) entry per person will be allowed in a given BJCP category sub-style. For example: If you brew a porter, a stout, and an imperial stout, you are free to enter each in Category 20 (American Porter and Stout), under their respective sub-categories: 20A, 20B, and 20C. All entries will be judged based on the category they are entered as, and/or based on additional information provided by the brewer at the time of registration.

The total number of entries for this competition will have a hard cap of 250 entries. A limit of 10 entries per entrant (brewer) will be imposed.

Judging will take place between the 13th, and 18th of November, 2017 - as required based on the number of entries. The awards ceremony will take place on November 18th, 2016. A minimum average score of 30 must be obtained to be considered for the Best of Show judging round, and to be considered for a medal. The organizers reserve the right to reorganize categories as they see fit to award medals based on the mix of entries submitted. Medals and feedback sheets will be provided as promptly as possible to winners, and additional prizes will be handed out at the discretion of the organizer. All decisions by the competition organizers are final.

Points will be awarded as follows:

3 points Gold or Best of Show
2 points Silver or Runner Up
1 point Bronze or 2nd Runner Up

The Saskatoon Headhunters Brewing Competition is registered with the Brewer of the Year, and medal winners will receive points as described on their website. For more information see

The Saskatoon Headhunters Brewing Competition is registered with the Beer Judge Certification Program, and is subject to their requirements as applicable (eg. a brewer shall not judge their own category). Judges will be primarily certified or higher-ranked BJCP judges, provisional BJCP judges, and BJCP judges-in-training; with some experienced beer judges, professional brewers, and other qualified individuals. Judges will be selected by the organizing committee.

If you’d like to volunteer as a judge, please sign up via the registration/entry page or email the competition organizer.  You can register as a judge without submitting any entries.

Rules are subject to change. Please visit this website for the most up to date information.