Birthday All grain Brewing Competition

Birthday All Grain Brewing Competition

Celebrating 10 years in business with an all grain brewing competition. 3 beer styles....1 champion beer.....lot's of prizes

Competition rules

1. Beer must contain The designated base malt for each style in the lists below
2. Any other ingredients must be listed on entry
3. Multiple entries per style are allowed
4. Pro Brewers and Brew house staff may enter but are not eligible for prizes
5. Entry is 2 x 330ml bottles.
6. Entry must be delivered to The Brew House (1 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington by 17/9/2021
7. Entry is FREE!!!
8. See staff in store or email for any queries

Labeling your bottles:

Brewer/s Name/s:
Email Address:
Name of Beer:
Style of Beer

New Zealand-Style India Pale Ale

Color: Gold to copper
Clarity: Chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures. Hop haze is allowable at any temperature.
Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Low to medium intensity malt attributes are present in aroma and flavor
Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: High to intense, exhibiting attributes such as floral, fruity (tropical, stone fruit and other), sulfur/diesel-like, citrusy and grassy
Perceived Bitterness: Medium-high to very high
Fermentation Characteristics: Fruity esters are low to high, acceptable but not essential.
Body: Medium-low to medium with a dry finish
Additional notes: Diacetyl and DMS should not be present. The use of water with high mineral content may result in a crisp, dry beer rather than a malt-accentuated version. Hop attributes are dominant and balanced with malt character.
ABV 6.3-7.5%
Base Malt to be used : Gladfield American Ale

Juicy or Hazy Strong Pale Ale

Color: Straw to deep light amber
Clarity: Low to very high degree of cloudiness is typical of these beers. Starch, yeast, hop, protein and/or other compounds contribute to a wide range of hazy appearance within this category.
Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Low to medium-low malt aroma and flavor may be present
Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Medium-high to very high hop aroma and flavor are present, exhibiting a very wide range of attributes, especially fruity, tropical and juicy.
Perceived Bitterness: Low to medium. The impression of bitterness is soft and well-integrated into overall balance and may differ significantly from measured or calculated IBU levels.
Fermentation Characteristics: Medium-low to medium-high fruity esters may be present and can contribute to the perception of sweetness and be complementary to the hop profile. Diacetyl should not be present.
Body: Medium-low to medium-high. A silky or full mouthfeel may contribute to overall flavor profile.
Additional notes: Grist may include oats, wheat or other adjuncts to promote haziness. The term “juicy” is frequently used to describe taste and aroma attributes often present in these beers which result from late, often very large, additions of hops. A juicy character is not required, however. Other hop-derived attributes such as citrus, pine, spice, floral or others may be present with or without the presence of juicy attributes.
ABV 5.6-7%
Base Malt to be used. Bestmaltz Heidelberg

American-Style Stout

Color: Black
Clarity: Opaque
Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Coffee-like roasted barley and roasted malt aromas are prominent. Low to medium malt sweetness with low to medium caramel, chocolate, and/or roasted coffee flavor should be present, with a distinct dry-roasted bitterness in the finish. Astringency from roasted malt and roasted barley is low. Slight roasted malt acidity is acceptable.
Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Medium to high, often with citrusy and/or resiny hop qualities typical of many American hop varieties.
Perceived Bitterness: Medium to high
Fermentation Characteristics: Fruity esters are low. Diacetyl is usually absent in these beers but may be present at very low levels.
Body: Medium to full
Additional notes: Head retention should be persistent
ABV 5.7-8%
Base Malt to be used. Maris Otter or Golden Promise


Champion Beer

$200 Brew House Gift Voucher

Category prizes


Keg King Fermenter King


Keg King Chubby Fermenter


Gladfield and NZ Hops Prize Pack

Big thanks to our sponsors, Cryermalt, Gladfield malt, NZ Hops and Keg King