This fun and creative competition format has become very popular in recent years. If you’re not familiar with it, each contestant or team is supplied with a box of the same ingredients and given a fixed amount of time to brew 20 litres of any style of beer they like – using those ingredients and those only!

It all culminates in an awards night, when the brewers present and promote their beer, and then everyone (official judges and the general public) votes on their favorite. The winners are awarded some great prizes from our generous sponsors!


WHEN: November 3rd, 2018 at 6:00PM
WHERE: Espace 8 – 8 Rue Queen, Montréal, QC H3C 2N5

A suggested donation of $25 or more is payable online (see our online store!) or at the door. In return, you will be provided a limited edition tasting glass of the event!
We advise to pay in advance as the tasting glasses are required to sample the teams’ final products are limited in quantity. No outside glasses are allowed – it is to ensure the sample sizes are equal for everyone.


  1. The contest is open to individual contestants and teams of up to four people.
  2. All teams must include at least one member-in-good-standing of the MontreAlers.
  3. All contest participants must be 18 years or older as of November 3, 2018.
  4. Only homebrewed beer is allowed. No wines, gruits, ciders, or meads are allowed. No commercial beer or beer brewed at a commercial brewery is allowed.
  5. The beer may contain all or only some of the ingredients provided in the supplied box, but the all ingredients in the beer must come from the box (aside from water, obviously). Acids (excluding acid malt) and salts may be used to adjust your water profile. Yeast nutrients may not be used.
  6. Participants may only start brewing upon reception of the ingredients box on September 15, 2018 (unless otherwise mentioned by the club Officers). The finished beer must be ready to serve on November 3, 2018.
  7. Participants are responsible for serving their own beer, either in bottles or on draft, at the appropriate temperature at the competition/awards event. Sharing jockey boxes with multiple taps is permitted as long as each beer is clearly identified. Dextrose, corn sugar, table sugar, carbonation drops are permitted for bottling – if in doubt contact us. Participants must provide their own ice.
  8. Fermentation and conditioning MUST be in stainless steel, plastic, or glass. No wood/barrel aging is permitted.
  9. Participants are only allowed to advertize their beer at their allocated serving area.

If there are any questions or concerns regarding the rules, please do not hesitate to contact us at

More information on the main event coming soon!