The Winners of IRONALER 2016!

1st Place:drHOP dHEAD RaccoonDarryl Boone (Darryl Shelton)
2nd Place:Ton ale sous les tropiquesBob Magnale (Mattias Gruvman, Christian Roberge)
3rd Place:Malpr’hopDajubo (Julien Godin-Viau, David Dube, Beausoleil Samson, Renaud D’andre)
People’s Choice:drHOP dHEAD RaccoonDarryl Boone (Darryl Shelton)
Best Team Name:From Mild to Black AgainReinbeers (Trevor Livingstone, Lianne Finnie)
Best Beer Name:Junk-Punch to Your Man-BusinessO.A.K (Olivier Fournier, Andrew Stevens, Keegan Link)

The Results

1Petite MutantsGordian Nott42.435.648.03
2Bob MagnaleTon ale sous les tropiques49.143281.14
3Beauty and the Beard BrewingHibernebriation48.56.454.9
4Les Péteux d’broueOasis du Nord442872
6Darryl BoonedrHOP dHEAD raccoon49.2135.284.41
7Angry LonerAngry Loners Personality Enhancing Health Tonic45.831.647.43
8Team PedroPedrophile —46.815.262
94 Brewers 1 KegHop Tart – Not a Black IPA or a Saison48.59.658.1
10Les Buveurs Désignés / Designated DrinkersASSRYP (American Secret Session RYe Porter)ASSRYP (American Secret Session RYe Porter)48.4210.458.82
11Brasseurs de campagneRye of the Tiger porter42.673.245.87
12Les brasseurs masquésLucha Libre45.7520.866.55
13ReinbeersFrom Mild to Black Again43.582063.58
14O.A.K (The Brewing Chronicles of Olivier, Andrew, and Keegan)Junk-Punch to your Man-Business47.831259.83
15The Brothers GrimmerA Very Fairy T’Ale47.1722.469.57
16Les Brasseurs BrouetteSour Seas48.83856.83
17AB BrewWaca Season437.250.2
19La Bouilloire FlatulenteThe epic story of a shark who got lost in the arctic and befriended a seal that brought him back to his home but then he got hungry and ate it.43.66.450
20MorrbushL’Amère Orange45.425.651.02
21Cross-Mountain BrewingCessons Ces Onagres! – Sour Session Saison390.839.8
23Brasserie de l’Île-BizardJeanne-Cécile43.55.649.1
24Blackeye BrewingUnplugged5010.460.4

This year, the club officers have decided to try something new this year and hold an “Iron Brewer” type event.
We’re calling it the IronAler Competition!

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 5 gallons 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 favourite. The winners are awarded some great prizes.

The contest is limited to 25 contestants/teams. Single contestants must be card-carrying members of the club; teams (of up to four people) must include at least one club member.
The entry fee is only $25 per contestant/team. For this modest fee, you get:

  • Two kinds of base malt
  • Three kinds of specialty grain
  • Four varieties of hops
  • Three varieties of yeast
  • One IronAlers tasting glass

The ingredient box will be supplied no later than Sunday, October 9th and MUST BE picked up by a representative of the team.

The tasting/awards night will be on Friday, November 25 at La Cenne (7755 Boulevard Saint-Laurent) at 7 p.m.

Contestants/teams must register here to participate no later than Friday, October 7, 2016. Contest details and rules can be found below.

For more information, contact us!

In the box…

Click the name of the ingredient for more information

Base MaltsSponsorQuantity
CMC Canadian 2-Row MaltAtelier Bière et Vin1 bag of 3kg
Maltbroue Pale MaltMoût International1 bag of 3kg
Specialty GrainsSponsorQuantity
Briess 20LBeer Grains1 bag of 1kg
Weyermann Chocolat RyeMoût International1 bag of 1kg
Maltbroue Caramel WheatMoût International
1 bag of 1kg
El DoradoBeer Grains1 bag of 4oz
CalienteNanohoublons1 bag of 4oz
MosaicEverwood Ave Brew Shop
1 bag of 4oz
4 bags of 1oz
Fermentis S-04Brewtek
1 packet
Lallemand NottinghamAtelier Bière et Vin1 packet
Lallemand Belle SaisonLallemand2 packets


1. The contest is open to individual contestants and teams of up to four people.

2. All individual contestants must be members-in-good-standing of the MontreAlers Homebrewing Club (hereafter known as “MontreAlers”) as of November 25, 2016. All teams must include one member-in-good-standing of the MontreAlers as of November 25, 2016.

3. All contest participants must be 18 years or older as of November 25, 2016.

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 Sunday, October 9, 2016 (unless otherwise mentioned by the club Officers). The finished beer must be ready to serve on November 25, 2016.

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.

8. Brewers will have a maximum of 2 minutes to present their beer and brewing process at the event. A screen, projector, and laptop will be provided for this purpose. Any other computer equipment and connectors are the responsibility of the participant.

9. Fermentation and conditioning MUST be in stainless steel, plastic, or glass. No wood/barrel aging is permitted.