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 type||Beer||Brewery||Winner||Home City||Prize Sponsor||Prize|
|Overall Best of the Best||Hyperlocal Pale Ale||Fork Brewcorp||Aidan Jones||Lower Hutt||Brewshop||$1000 to spend at Brewshop.co.nz|
|Beat the Brewer||Become the Ocean Gose||North End Brewery||Paul Fraser||Christchurch||Lallemand and Braumeister||Lallemand Prize Pack ($250 cash and $250 Lallemand product) + $50 Braumeister voucher|
|Best Clone||Freedom APA||Behemoth Brewing||Mike Blair||Taupo||Hauraki Homebrew||$100 voucher + Mangrove Jack's Cooler Bag|
|Best Clone||Undercurrent Pilsner||Deep Creek Brewing Co||Mike Blair||Taupo||Homebrew West||$200 voucher|
|Best Clone||Hyperlocal Pale Ale||Fork Brewcorp||Aidan Jones||Lower Hutt||Snub Nose Fermentasaurus|
|Best Clone||Captain Cooker Spice Beer||Mussel Inn||Dunc Blair||Auckland||Your Shout||Mangrove Jack's Hops Spider, Grainfather Whirlpool Aeration Paddle and a $50.00 Your Shout Voucher|
|Best Clone||Become the Ocean Gose||North End Brewery||Paul Fraser||Christchurch||League of Brewers||"The League" recipe kit and 2 x White Labs yeasts|
|Best Clone||Paradisi Grapefruit Sour||Renaissance Brewing||Ryan Cameron||Wellington||Homebrew HQ||Hanna pH Meter|