Home brew enthusiasts have the chance to win the Beer DeLuxe award for ‘Best Home Brew’ at the first ever Home Brew Heroes. A dream come true for many beer enthusiasts with simple home brew garage operations, this competition is a platform to move from unknown beer buff to beer hero in a matter of months.
The competition will launch on April 17th and run through the month with qualifying rounds held at each Beer DeLuxe in Hawthorn, Wagga, Albury and the new King Street Wharf in Sydney.
The Grand Final will be held on May 15th at Federation Square with the announcement of ‘Best Home Brew’ and ‘People’s Choice Award’.
Each qualifying event will be a ‘Craft Beer Festival’ in itself with live entertainment and local brewer pop-ups, such as local favourites Two Birds Brewing and 4 Pines Beer from Sydney. Here, the public can meet the home brewers and enjoy an afternoon of beer revelry.
The qualifying winners of each category in Sydney, Albury and Wagga will receive an all- expenses-paid trip to Melbourne for two people, for the Good Beer Week Grand Final event.
The winner of ‘Best Home Brew’ will have their recipe commercially brewed and available on tap at all Beer DeLuxe venues across Victoria and New South Wales. The winner will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to commercially create their winning brew, as well as an invitation to the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) as a guest of Beer DeLuxe for them and friend.
To enter the competition, each entrant is required to submit 500mL of beer in any or all of the three categories – Pale Ale, IPA and Brewers Choice – for the initial tasting. Those who make it to the finals will be required to have an additional 16L of their brew for judging of the ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the Grand Final.
Beer DeLuxe’s core value is that ‘they just love beer’. The Beer DeLuxe brand is known for unearthing emerging local breweries, importing never before tasted international beers and bringing together limited edition, award-winning beer collaborations and exclusive events such as Good Beer Week, Craft Beer Festival and many more, all under the one roof. To put your beer forward for Home Brew Heroes, all you need to do is:
1. Head to www.beerdeluxe.com.au/homebrewheroes
2. Fill out the entry form online (or in venue)
3. Bring your brew in to your local Beer DeLuxe ￼
Submission timelines are as follows:
Beer DeLuxe Albury
- Submissions by April 8th
- Qualifying event – April 17th
Beer DeLuxe Wagga
- Submissions by April 15th
- Qualifying event – April 24th
Beer DeLuxe Sydney
- Submissions by April 22nd
- Qualifying event – May 1st
Beer DeLuxe Hawthorn
- Submissions by April 29th
- Qualifying event – May 8th
Beer DeLuxe Federation Square
- Grand Final – May 15th