The Black Rock

Homebrew Comp

Homebrew Comp

Deadline for entries 5pm - October 18
$10 per beer entered. No limit of entries

Presented by liquorland

Our Festival Brew

Our Festival Brew

This year we are privileged to have Black Rock on board as sponsors of the sixth Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival Homebrew Competition, in association with The Dunedin Malt House! In this competition keen homebrewers battle for the chance to brew the next year’s ‘Festival Brew’ on commercial brewing equipment with the guidance of a veteran brewer.

Black Rock  retunes this year as the sponsor for the Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival Homebrew Competition.! Home brewers battle it out for the chance to brew the next year’s ‘Festival Brew’ on commercial brewing equipment with the guidance of a veteran brewer.

This is a great opportunity for upcoming brewers to have their creations tasted, and feedback given by our panel of talented judges who are handpicked from the cream of the crop of Dunedin’s commercial craft brewers and beer aficionados. Previous overall winners have included a Raspberry Wheat Beer, a Bourbon Oaked Porter and a kettle soured Gose with many other brilliant brews! It’s a great opportunity to enter, or to taste a potential star in the making!

Big thanks to our friends at Malt House for all their help!

Comp Results

Comp Results
1st place
Harvey Kane : Session RIS
2nd place
Stephen Harris : Tootie Fruittie
3rd place
Douglas Williams : Winter Roasted Porter

Harvey Kane’s overall winning entry, Session RIS, a ‘small’ Russian Imperial Stout took out the Stout/Porter category and had been bottle aged for 15 months. It was described by the judges as a well balanced and silky drop with a nice roast and sherry, dark fruit and Christmas cake aromas. You’ll have the chance to sample the nice and smooth delight for yourself at this years festival, as Harvey has won the chance to brew it on commercial brewing equipment as the Festival Brew for 2018 Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival! Stephen Harris gained overall 2nd with Tootie Fruitie, an American Pale Ale with in your face grapefruit/lime/citrus hops weighed out with biscuit malt balance. Winter Roasted Porter, created by Douglas Williams placed overall 3rd for his deep, dark and malty American Porter.

All the best
All the best
Food & Drink
Food & Drink

We believe in the responsible use of alcohol, so make sure on the day you enjoy plenty of the free water about the place and get amongst the food. It’s about educating yourself and finding out what brews you love, so we recommend choosing the taster sized pour to get the best experience!

Vendor list will be released soon – stay tuned!