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Thank you for your interest in the Blazing Paddles organized by True Grist Homebrew Club.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

72 entries have been added to the system as of 1:49 PM, Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

  • This competition is open to any homebrewer age 19 or older.
  • Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our competition. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.
  • Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.
  • We reserve the right to increase personal entry limits, or overall competition entry cap during the registration window based on demand by entrants and availabilty of qualified judges and volunteers.
  • The competition committee will combine style categories into Medal Categories, based on the distribution of entries the competition receives.
  • All entries will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.
  • Ranking in Medal Categories will be determined by a mini-BoS process. The highest average score will not necessarily be first place within a Medal Category.
  • The BoS ranking will be determined by a BoS panel based on a second judging of entries advanced from each mini-BoS panel.

Schedule of Per Entrant Limits

We have implemented the following schedule for Per Entrant Limits to ensure more individuals are able to participate. Return to this site after each of the dates listed below for a chance to add more entries (provided the overall entry cap has not been reached).

Effective Date Per Entrant Limit
May 18 2
May 25 4
June 1 6

Styles Accepted

The full list of accepted styles can be found on the info page.

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Jamie Fowler — Competition Organizer

Sponsors

True Grist Homebrew Club is proud to have the following sponsors for the Blazing Paddles.

Block 3 Brewing Co.
1430 King St N. - Unit #2, St. Jacobs, ON
Block 3 Brewing Co.
Contribution to our volunteer appreciation packages!
Counterpoint Brewing Co.
935 Frederick St - Unit #4, Kitchener, ON
Counterpoint Brewing Co.
Best of Show Pro-Am Sponsor as well as Judging and Awards Ceremony Hosts!
Escarpment Labs
8 Smith Ave, Guelph, ON
Escarpment Labs
Yeast pitches and Escarpment Labs swag for select medalists!
KJ Urban Winery & Craft Brewing Supplies
199 Victoria Rd S - Unit #6, Guelph, ON
KJ Urban Winery & Craft Brewing Supplies
Gift cards and brewing supplies for select medalists!
Royal City Brewing Co.
199 Victoria Rd S - Unit C8, Guelph, ON
Royal City Brewing Co.
Contribution to our volunteer appreciation packages!
Short Finger Brewing Co.
20 Hurst Ave, Kitchener, ON
Short Finger Brewing Co.
Tavistock Hop Co.
2509 Perth Line 26, Tavistock, ON
Tavistock Hop Co.
4oz hop packages and The Tavistock Hop Company swag for select medalists!
Together We're Bitter
300 Mill St - Unit #1, Kitchener, ON
Together We're Bitter
Topp's Hops
3768 Marion Rd, Abbotsford, BC
Topp's Hops
1lb packages of 2018 BC grown hops for select medalists!
True Grist Homebrew Club
Guelph, Cambridge, and Kitchener-Waterloo
True Grist Homebrew Club
Medals and items as part of our volunteer appreciation packages!
Wellington Brewery
950 Woodlawn Rd W, Guelph, ON
Wellington Brewery
Delicious Helles as part of our volunteer appreciation packages!