M.A.L.T. 2015

The MontreAlers Homebrewing Club is happy to announce that their annual BJCP-sanctioned MontreAlers’ Ales and Lagers Throwdown (M.A.L.T.) homebrewing competition is November 7-8, 2015!

This year’s competition, part of the BrewerOfTheYear.com circuit, will be accepting all lagers and ales from the 2008 BJCP style-guide for the last time and winners will take home some amazing prizes from our generous sponsors. The Best of Show winner will not only walk away with a shiny medal to show off to friends, will also have the chance to have the winning recipe brewed at Benelux Verdun (Montreal, QC), and get some sweet prizes!


Our Sponsors

Bières Quebec
Brasserie Dunham
Microbrasserie Le Castor
Beau’s All Natural
Lallemand Yeast
Five Star Chemicals
Moût International
Atelier Bières et Vin
Toronto Brewing
Everwood Ave Brew Shop
*** Please note that some categories may not feature a winner – a minimum score and criteria was required and places were given at the table judges’ discretion ***


Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDParker WillfongRye Oh RyeSpecialty BeerALES Club
SILVERChris BourdagesMildly NuttyEnglish Brown AleDurham Homebrewers Club
BRONZEChristian RobergeA-IPA TB1India Pale AleMontreAlers

Category 01: Light Lager (4 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDIan McLeodDee’s Light01AMOB
SILVERJon MainsJon’s Limited Lager01BVanbrewers

Category 02: Pilsner (3 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
N/ANo winners for this category

Category 03: European Amber Lager (3 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
SILVERChris BourdagesShout Out to the Quadruple-fisting,
Drindl-wearing, Pretzel-making
Wenches of Germany
03BDurham Home brewers Club
BRONZENathan KoopOktoberfest03BWinnipeg Brew Bombers

Category 04: Dark Lager (3 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
SILVERChris NowlanUncle Dunkel04BCowtown Yeast Wranglers

Category 05: Bock (5 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDAdam OlsonNot as Good as Evil Goat’s Dopplebock05CRiver City Brewers of Manitoba
BRONZEAdam OlsonGlacier Bay Eisbock05DRiver City Brewers of Manitoba

Category 06: Light Hybrid Beer (7 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDVin NaylorHold the Cream06AMontreAlers
SILVERMathieu BilodeauAB Rye06DMontreAlers
BRONZEStephane GagnonFenway06BMontreAlers

Category 07: Amber Hybrid Beer (3 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDMichal FoniokAltbierrior Motives07CCowtown Yeast Wranglers
SILVERManuel HellbigPlanika Common07BMontreAlers

Category 08: English Pale Ale (14 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDChris NowlanPin-Up08CCowtown Yeast Wranglers
SILVERMark McGrawThe Extra Bitter Ending08CBrewnosers
BRONZEMark McGrawThe Bitter End08ABrewnosers

Category 09: Scottish and Irish Ale (14 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDChris BourdagesGreat Scott09ADurham Home Brewers Club
SILVERAdam OlsonExtra Strong Kilt Lifter09ERiver City Brewers of Manitoba
BRONZECory DayPresident Business09D

Category 10: American Ale (25 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDJustin MacNeillMic Drop10AMOB
SILVERJonas HurtigP.D.Pale Ale10ACowtown Yeast Wranglers

Category 11: English Brown Ale (8 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDChris BourdagesMildly Nutty11ADurham Home Brewers Club
SILVERPaul HeslopTyne and Wear Best11CCowtown Yeast Wranglers
BRONZEFergus YarrowTruly Mildly Darkly11AMontreAlers
HMNeil BamfordBamnation Brown Ale11CCowtown Yeast Wranglers

Category 12: Porter (12 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDStephane HamelPublic12B
SILVERChristian RobergeMimi12AMontreAlers
BRONZEDavid FreemanNibblet Baltic Porter12CALES Club
HMDavid RonnebergSon of Fat Sherpa12BCowtown Yeast Wranglers

Category 13: Stout (17 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDYves PinetEmpereur Palpatine13E
SILVERDave MartinMarooks Milk Stout13BBrewNosers
BRONZEDarryl SheltonMorning Special13CMontreAlers

Category 14: India Pale Ale (22 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDChristian RobergeA-IPA TB114BMontreAlers
SILVERMattias GruvmanBob Magnale – Vermont DIPA14CMontreAlers
BRONZEAdrian Neculaul’Amere Roshee DIPA14CMontreAlers

Category 15: German Wheat and Rye Beer (10 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDShawn DuriezWeizen #215AMontreAlers
SILVERMattias GruvmanBob Magnale – Roger15DMontreAlers
BRONZEYannick LaplanteWeizenbock15C

Category 16: Belgian and French Ale (19 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDAlexander BourgetA Little Late Saison16C
SILVERBryan DavisMaple Chocolate Quad16ELethbridge Werthogs
BRONZEYves PinetBlanche D’Orient16A

Category 17: Sour Ale (14 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDAndy MorrissonLe Leftorium Rouge17BCornwall Home Brew Club
SILVERMichal FoniokBerlignar Weisse17ACowtown Yeast Wranglers
BRONZEJulien HuxleyElderberry Lambic17FMontreAlers

Category 18: Belgian Strong Ale (9 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDChris NowlanSugar Moon18BCowtown Yeast Wranglers
SILVERLudovic GoixAbeille Twa18CMontreAlers
BRONZEJean-Sebastien BenardMemoire de Bruges18CMontreAlers

Category 19: Strong Ale (4 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDJared CarlbergRubis19B
SILVERDavid FreemanG’day Raspberry19ABrewnosers
BRONZEGreg FelixLeftovers19AMontreAlers
HMVin NaylorChoke You Bastard19BMontreAlers

Category 20: Fruit Beer (9 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDYves PinetRubis20A
SILVERMark PennellG’day Raspberry20ABrewnosers
BRONZEEduardo ViadasCelebracion20AMontreAlers

Category 21: Spice/Herb/Vegatable Beer (16 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDSteve CarltonOrange you glad its white IPA21ACowtown Yeast Wranglers
SILVERIan MacLeodGrandma’s Chocolate Milk Stout21AMOB
BRONZEChristian RobergeL’Acrylamide21AMontreAlers

Category 22: Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer (12 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDAdam OlsonIslay Scotch Ale22CRiver City Brewers of Manitoba
GOLDChris BourdagesSmoke22ADurham Home Brewers Club
SILVERJeff StaceyBourbon & Oaked Porter22CWinnipeg Brew Bombers
BRONZEWilliam MarinFrambozen22C

Category 23: Specialty Beer (17 entries)

Pl.Brewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
GOLDParker WillfongRye Oh Rye23AALES Club
SILVERNatasha Baijot176023AMontreAlers
BRONZEDarryl SheltonBlack IPA23AMontreAlers