Black Rock Home Brew Competition

2014 -The Black Rock Home Brew Competition will be back. Information still to come :)

 

The Black Rock Home Brew Competition is back at Beervana for 2013 giving aspiring brewers an opportunity to have their brews judged and be champion home brewer for 2013.

The 2013 Results

The second competition judged at Beervana today was the Black Rock Home Brew Competition, with a record 146 entries.  Congratulations to everyone who entered.
 
The winners were:
 
1st: Brendan Bransgrove        Beer Style: Saison
2nd: Michael Blair                  Beer Style: Simcoe Stout
3rd: Matt Barnett                   Beer Style: Strong Belgian Ale

Head Beer Judge Kirsten Taylor said that the top seven or eight entries were easily of commercial quality, being well balanced, interesting and faultless.
 

The prizes

1st Prize
$500 cash
GA Double Pass to Beervana 2014
Three 6 Packs of Black Rock Malt Extract of their choice
1 year subscription to Dish

Two Runnersup
$150 cash
GA Double Pass to Beervana 2014
One 6 Pack of Black Rock Malt Extract

What you need to know

All entries must be registered online by Monday 29th July 2013 at 18:00 and received by the Black Rock Home Brew Competition Event Organiser by 5pm 2nd August.
All the information you should need is provided below, but if you have any other questions, be sure to conact us,

 

Be sure to read the competition rules and terms & conditions first. Then just fill in the online form to place your entry, and download the entry form below fill it in, and send it it with your home brew beer. Good Luck!!

 

- Black Rock Home Brew Competition Rules click here

- Black Rock Home Brew Competition Information for Entrants click here

- Black Rock Home Brew Competition Entry Form click here

 

Event Results for 2012

In 2012 the home brew entrants had their brews judged by Black Rock Master Brewer Kirsten Taylor, Taranaki brewing guru Joseph Wood from Liberty Brewing, and beer afficionados and home-brew advocates Simon Morton and Richard Scott from Radio New Zealand's 'This Way Up' programme.

  • Richard Jack took out first place with his 'Figaro' imperial oatmeal stout.
  • Second place went to Dale Cooper with 'Anntico Street Sour'.
  • And third place was picked up by Marcus Bird who brewed 'Trafalgar Ale', a late hopped saison ale.
  • Also receiving special mention were Dunc Blair for his 'Smoked Golden Fleece' and Vagn Dyson with his 'Dyson's Wit' Wheat Beer.
  • The other five finalists were Stu Marshall, Craig Boon (both entries), Adam Barnes (both entries), Simon Nicholas, and Antony Kennedy.

Richard took home a GA double-pass to Beervana 2013, three 6-pack cases of malt extract of his choice from Black Rock, $200 voucher for Martin Bosley's restaurant, a year subscription to Dish magazine, and a copy of Home Brewing Self-Sufficiency by John Parkes. The runners-up won a GA double-pass to Beervana 2013 and a 6-pack case of malt extract of their choice from Black Rock. 

Overall the judges commented on the high standard of entries, and felt all of the finalists had commercial potential with a little fine-tuning. Well done everyone! 

Our home brew competition is back again for 2013, so start brewing up your next creation!