It's no secret that home-brewers love beer. It's no secret that home-brewers try to clone commercial beers, lovingly tweaking the recipe until it's near perfect. Imagine if you could get your hands on original recipes from actual breweries, scaled to home-brew batch sizes… Imagine brewing a clone so good, it could fool the brewer… This year, at Beervana, we are doing just that. We will put your clone beer, brewed from the original recipe, in front of the commercial brewer of that beer. The brewer will blind judge all recipes with their own beer in the lineup. They will be trying to pick out their own beer, and the best clone recipe. If they pick your entry as their own then you have beaten the brewer and there will be celebrating! Will you be good enough to beat the brewer?
Click to see what prizes you can win

Judging Timetable

Session 1: 12:00pm Boneface: The Darkness
Session 2: 7:00pm Renaissance: Elemental
Session 3: 12:00pm Liberty: Sauvin Bomb
Session 4: 6:30pm Funk Estate: Sophisticuffs
Session 4: 7:30pm Behemoth: 6 Foot 5
Brewery Beer to clone
Funk Estate Sophisticuffs
Liberty Sauvin Bomb
Behemoth 6 Foot 5
Boneface The Darkness India Stout
Renaissance Elemental Porter

How it works

Entering the competition is pretty simple:
Step 1
Click here to enter.

Each entry costs $10 and once you have purchased an entry you'll be able to download your selected recipe.
Step 2
Get brewing! Once your beer is ready, label it clearly with:
  • your name
  • the name of the beer you've cloned (eg. Sophisticuffs)
  • the order number from the top of the confirmation email
Step 3
You will need to carefully package your beer be ready to ship it to Wellington by 7th August.

We'll provide delivery details to all registered participants.

We'd like to thank the following companies for supporting this competition:

Terms & Conditions

The fine print:
  1. All entries must be personally brewed, by the entrant, on home-brew equipment. Beer brewed at commercial breweries is not eligible for entry.
  2. Owners and employees of commercial brewing operations may enter this competition, but are not eligible for prizes. All entries must be home brewed.
  3. If your entry is disqualified for any reason, the entry fee is non-refundable.
  4. No entries will be returned whether received late or otherwise.
  5. All entries must be made via the Beat the Brewer website.
  6. Each single beer entry costs $10 inc GST.
  7. We require two bottles of each clone for judging. 330ml is the minimum size.
  8. The competition organisers are not responsible for any breakages, or for any entries that don't arrive by the closing date. Entry is entirely at your own risk.
  9. Each entry must have an attached label identifying the brewer name, cloned beer name (eg Sophisticuffs) and the order number from the top of your confirmation email.
  10. All entries will become the property of BrewEvents Ltd.
  11. All prizes described as vouchers are only redeemable with the sponsor that has supplied the voucher. They are not transferrable for cash or for purchases made through any other supplier.

We'll answer your questions and queries.
14 Vivian Pl, Tahunanui, Nelson
E-mail: Phone: 021 289 9448

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