Thank you for your interest in the Saskatoon Headhunters Brewing Competition organized by Saskatoon Headhunters.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Thanks and Good Luck To All Who Entered the Saskatoon Headhunters Brewing Competition!

There are 325 registered entries and 166 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

As of 8:52 PM, there are 0 received and processed entries (this number will update as entries are picked up from drop-off locations and organized for judging).


Competition Rules and Entry Guidelines

Revised 2019-10-07


The Saskatoon Headhunters Homebrewing Club is proud to host it’s 5th annual homebrewing competition. Entries will be accepted at Nortek Air Solutions C/O Greg Patterson of October 14, 2019. The entry deadline is November 6th, 2019 at 6 PM. Please mail or drop off entries to:


c/o Greg Paterson

Nortek Air Solutions Canada Inc.

1502D Quebec Avenue

Saskatoon, SK

S7K 1V7

Entry fee: $7 Can be paid when registering via Paypal (preferred method), or by cheque made out to 'Saskatoon Headhunters Brewing Club' (included with entries).


General questions or comments can be directed to:

Competition/Entry Specific can be directed to the Competition Organizer and/or Head Judge through the entry database.

This is a competition for homebrewers. As such: all-grain brews, partial-extract, and kit beers, meads, and/or ciders are welcome and will be treated equally. Beers, meads and ciders brewed using commercial equipment are not welcome. We invite all Canadian homebrewers to submit entries following the 2015 BJCP style guidelines, available at


Only one (1) entry per person will be allowed in a given BJCP category sub-style. For example: If you brew a porter, a stout, and an imperial stout, you are free to enter each in Category 20 (American Porter and Stout), under their respective sub-categories: 20A, 20B, and 20C. All entries will be judged based on the category they are entered as, and/or based on additional information provided by the brewer at the time of registration.


The total number of entries for this competition will have a hard cap of 300 entries. An initial limit of 5 entries per person for the first week of registration that will be increased if the overall entry limit is not reached. 

Judging will take place between the 11th and 16th of November, 2019 - as required based on the number of entries. The awards ceremony will take place on November 16th, 2019 (Note: Results will be posted to the website no earlier than Sunday the 17th to allow the organisers to enjoy the awards ceremony...)

A minimum average score of 30 must be obtained to be considered for the Best of Show judging round, and to be considered for a medal. Beers put forward for Best of Show are generally the best beer at the table but in the case of multiple tables per category a miniBOS will be implemented at the Head Judges and Organizers discretion. As well, judges reserve the right to push forward multiple entries from the same table (generally in the case of large combined style tables e.g. sours, mixes of wood aged and spice beer etc.). The organizers reserve the right to reorganize categories as they see fit to award medals based on the mix of entries submitted. Medals and feedback sheets will be provided as promptly as possible to winners and additional prizes will be handed out at the discretion of the organizer. All decisions by the competition organizers are final.


Points will be awarded as follows:

3 points Gold or Best of Show

2 points Silver or Runner Up

1 point Bronze or 2nd Runner Up


The Saskatoon Headhunters Brewing Competition is registered with the Brewer of the Year, and medal winners will receive points as described on their website. For more information see


The Saskatoon Headhunters Brewing Competition is registered with the Beer Judge Certification Program, and is subject to their requirements as applicable (eg. a brewer shall not judge their own category). Judges will be primarily certified or higher-ranked BJCP judges, provisional BJCP judges, and BJCP judges-in-training; with some experienced beer judges, professional brewers, and other qualified individuals. Judges will be selected by the organizing committee.


If you’d like to volunteer as a judge, please sign up via the registration/entry page or email the competition organizer.  You can register as a judge without submitting any entries.


Rules are subject to change. Please visit our website for the most up to date information.

Judging Locations and Dates

1) Monday Afternoon
Monday 11 November, 2019 at 1:00 PM, CST

2) Monday Early Evening
Monday 11 November, 2019 at 5:00 PM, CST

3) Tuesday Evening
Tuesday 12 November, 2019 at 6:00 PM, CST

4) Wednesday Evening
Wednesday 13 November, 2019 at 6:00 PM, CST

5) Thursday Evening
Thursday 14 November, 2019 at 6:00 PM, CST

6)Friday Morning?
Friday 15 November, 2019 at 9:00 AM, CST

7) Friday Afternoon
Friday 15 November, 2019 at 1:00 PM, CST

8) Saturday Morning
Saturday 16 November, 2019 at 9:00 AM, CST

9) Saturday Afternoon
Saturday 16 November, 2019 at 1:00 PM, CST

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Barrett Froc — Competition Organizer
  • Tyrone Keep — Head Judge