BrewMania 2017 Results

First of all

Thanks to everyone who took part in BrewMania at the start of the weekend. We had a lot of great feedback from people about how well the format worked and how smoothly it all went. If you did not manage to make it as a judge, or to enter any beer for judging, we thoroughly encourage you to make sure you do next time!

This event is only possible due to the generosity of the prize sponsors and the efforts of the home-brewers who supplied the beer. THANK YOU!

18 spot-prize packages were also presented on the night, with a wide range of swag given away thanks to the generosity of Cryermalt, Eddyline Brewery & Pizzeria New Zealand, Hop Federation, Mangrove Jacks and Hauraki BCL.

Finally, many thanks to all of the following homebrew stores for receiving and shipping their customers beer: Brewers Coop in Auckland, Finney’s Homebrew Emporium and Your Shout, Linwood in Christchurch, Brewers World – Great Expectations in Wellington, Beer Necessities NZ in Tauranga and League of Brewers in Nelson. Support your local homebrew store!


The Results!

For the main BrewMania “Best Brewer” competition:

1st place

Jamie McQuillan from Dunedin

Prize: Commercial brew days with 8 WIRED BREWING, Choice Bros Brewing and Hop Federation, as well as a brand new Grainfather Connect thanks to The Grainfather

2nd place

Craig Shilliday representing Brewers Coop in Auckland

Prize: A Malt Mechanics 30L Pro-series conical fermenter

3rd place

Pete Norris representing Brewers Coop in Auckland

Prize: A programmable temperature controller from League of Brewers and a stainless growler from The Grainfather

For the follow-up Singles competition:

1st place

Mark Holliday representing Brewers World – Great Expectations in Wellington

Prize: A brew day with Kelly Ryan at Fork and Brewer plus a year’s supply of Gladfield Malt

2nd place AND 3rd place

Leo O’Shea from Australia

Prizes donated for these places were thanks to League of Brewers, Hauraki BCL, and The Grainfather. We will work with these sponsors to find out the best options for getting Leo his rewards.