Gahan Home Brew Competition

See the rules and prizes at: Gahan Maritime Homebrew Challenge

There will be only one Grand Champion brew. The Grand Champion will receive a $1,000 cash prize AND their beer will be canned for a limited edition release by The Gahan House and the PEI Brewing Company.

 The top 5 in each beer style will receive the following:

1st – $500 cash

2nd – $250 cash

3rd – $100 cash

4th – $100 Murphy Hospitality Group Gift Card

5th – $50 Murphy Hospitality Group Gift Card


 There will also be the following additional awards for:

Best Beer Name

Bravest Beer

Rookie of the Year (under 10 home brews)

Best Use of Local

East Coast Hoppers Choice Award

and more so be sure to tell us more about your beer in your recipe/ tasting notes!

As a proud sponsor of these additional awards East Coast Hoppers will be providing a t-shirt and a $25 gift card to their online store for all additional award winners.  The winner of the East Coast Hoppers Choice Award will receive a 14g FastFerment Conical Fermenter Kit valued at $259.99!



 How do I submit a beer into the Maritime Home Brew Challenge?

To submit a beer you must provide up to 6 bottles of the beer ~ 355mL or larger. You must drop it off by October 27th to your local Gahan House with a completed submission form (submitted online at There is also a $30 fee (per beer) to enter a beer into this challenge that must be paid upon drop off.

Where is my local Gahan House?

We have Gahan House locations in Charlottetown, Halifax, Saint John, Fredericton and Moncton (October 2018).

 Do I need to fill out a submission form online before I drop off my beer?

Yes- please fill out your submission form above. A separate form must be submitted for each brew you’re entering in the Maritime Home Brew Challenge.

 How Do I Pay?

You can pay with cash, credit or debit at the Gahan House location you are dropping your beer off to. Once this is paid, you will receive a complimentary Maritime Home Brew Challenge t-shirt (not bad, eh?!).

 Can anyone submit a beer?

Yes – as long as you are not a certified brewer or brew for your career and you are over the age of 19.

 Are there any beer recipe rules?
Only two. Your beer must qualify as one of three styles: Lager/ Pilsner,  Hoppy Ale/ Saison and a portion of every brew needs to be partially mashed or steeped.

 Can multiple people submit a beer together?
Absolutely! We’re all about partnerships. The person/ team listed on the submission form claims the prize.

Should I label my entries?
Yes – please put your name, your beer name and beer style on each beer you drop off.

 What are the prizes?
The Grand Champion (best overall beer) will receive $1,000 cash and a limited edition can release in partnership with the PEI Brewing Company and The Gahan House.
The top 5 in each style will receive the following:

1st – $500 cash
2nd – $250 cash
3rd – $100 cash
4th – $100 Murphy Hospitality Group Gift Card
5th – $50 Murphy Hospitality Group Gift Card

 When are prizes awarded?
Prizes will be awarded at our Maritime Home Brew Challenge weekend November 9-10th, 2018 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island at the original Gahan House! More information regard- ing weekend itinerary will be out soon, but it will be all about brewing.

 What if I have further questions?
Please email OR stop by one of our Brewer Knows Best sessions from 6pm – 8pm!

September 18th – Gahan Port City – Peter Reilly/ Spencer Gallant

September 19th – Gahan Riverside – Peter Reilly/ Spencer Gallant

September 20th – Gahan Charlottetown – Trent Hayes/ Chris Long

September 20th – Gahan Harbourfront – Peter Reilly/ Spencer Gallant