Beervana Road to Beervana

Here they are! Your 2019 Beat the Brewer winners. Keen home brewers took on six professional brewers with their version of that brewers beer. The goal of the brewer was to taste their way through the entries at a live tasting at Beervana and try to detect their own beer out of the line up of clones. If they couldn't, the home brewer beats the brewer!

Special congratulations to Aidan Jones of Lower Hutt taking out the Best of the Best award for his version of Hyperlocal Pale Ale by Forkbrew Corp. And to Paul Fraser, the only person to Beat The Brewer with his clone of North End's Become The Ocean.

Prize typeBeerBreweryWinnerHome CityPrize SponsorPrize
Overall Best of the BestHyperlocal Pale AleFork BrewcorpAidan JonesLower HuttBrewshop$1000 to spend at
Beat the BrewerBecome the Ocean GoseNorth End BreweryPaul FraserChristchurchLallemand and BraumeisterLallemand Prize Pack ($250 cash and $250 Lallemand product) + $50 Braumeister voucher
Best CloneFreedom APABehemoth BrewingMike BlairTaupoHauraki Homebrew$100 voucher + Mangrove Jack's Cooler Bag
Best CloneUndercurrent PilsnerDeep Creek Brewing CoMike BlairTaupoHomebrew West$200 voucher
Best CloneHyperlocal Pale AleFork BrewcorpAidan JonesLower HuttSnub Nose Fermentasaurus
Best CloneCaptain Cooker Spice BeerMussel InnDunc BlairAucklandYour ShoutMangrove Jack's Hops Spider, Grainfather Whirlpool Aeration Paddle and a $50.00 Your Shout Voucher
Best CloneBecome the Ocean GoseNorth End BreweryPaul FraserChristchurchLeague of Brewers"The League" recipe kit and 2 x White Labs yeasts
Best CloneParadisi Grapefruit SourRenaissance BrewingRyan CameronWellingtonHomebrew HQHanna pH Meter

Thanks to the NZ Home Brewers Conference and for another great Beat the Brewer event.