Sunday, November 27, 2011

NZ National Homebrew Competition 2011 RESULT

I was so stoked on Saturday night having my result in my hand.

My beer did very well in the competition.

I got 4 golds, 5 silvers and 9 bronzes.

The champion brewer won 4 golds and 2 bronzes, and I didn't become champion brewer in the competition because of his gold winning beers were better than my gold winning beers. I had a chance to become a champion brewer and get 30L stainless conical fermenter. Sucks.

Anyway, the following is the detail.

American Wheat Ale - Gold

Black IPA 2nd - Gold

Sweet Stout - Gold

Pumpkin Amber Ale - Gold

Lagunitas IPA clone 2nd - Silver

Vanilla Scotch Ale - Silver

Motueka Golden Ale - Silver

Snake Dog IPA clone - Silver

Black Saison - Silver

NZ IPA - Bronze

Black IPA 1st - Bronze

NZ IIPA - Bronze

Schvale - Bronze

Hefeweissen - Bronze

Lagunitas IPA clone 1st - Bronze

Sauvin Oatmeal Stout - Bronze

American Brown Ale - Bronze

Rye Red Ale - Bronze

Hoppy Wit - No Medal

Smoked Porter - No Medal

Dunkel Wit - No Medal

ESB - No Medal

Strawberry Wheat - No Medal

Brown Ale - No Medal

I have been asked to send another bottle of Pumpkin Amber Ale and Sweet Stout for the NHC organiser to be judged again to choose the best beer. I'm guessing that the champion brewer, Zane Smith who started 6 months ago had better Spiced beer and Sweet Stout.

Well, result is the result. I'm starting my contract brew business next year. Now I know which beer I can brew commercially. I'm going to rebrew the gold winning beer first and Sauvin Oatmeal Stout, which I thought was the best beer I entered, but entered to wrong category...

Wheat Ale, Sweet Stout, Pumpkin Amber Ale, Black IPA....
Which one should I brew first?


  1. Shiggy brew the black Ipa first! Congrats on all the medals, well done! Cheers Brent

  2. Sure, that's a good idea. I'm going to brew black IPA again :)