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by Fiona Anderson (subscribe)
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Calling all backyard brewers! Home brew enthusiasts have the chance to win the Beer DeLuxe award for 'Best Home Brew' in the first ever Home Brew Heroes competition. Here's your opportunity to be catapulted from beer enthusiast to beer hero.

Home Brew Heroes with Beer Deluxe
Brew up a storm and become a home brew hero

Beer DeLuxe is asking you to go to their website and complete an entry form, then come along to one of Beer DeLuxe's venues in Victoria and NSW for the qualifying rounds. Each qualifying event will be a 'Craft Beer Festival' with live entertainment and local brewer pop-ups, such as local favourites Two Birds Brewing (Australia's first female owned brewing company) and 4 Pines Beer from Sydney. At these events, 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 Grand Final event.

Home Brew Heroes with Beer Deluxe
Amongst the prizes is the opportunity to have your home brew commercially brewed and served at Beer Deluxe venues

There are some great prizes on offer. The winner of 'Best Home Brew' will have their recipe commercially brewed and available on tap at all Beer DeLuxe venues across Victoria and in NSW. The winner will also receive an all expenses paid trip to commercially create their winning brew, as well as an invitation (for two) to the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) as a guest of Beer DeLuxe.

Entry requirements

To enter the competition, you will need 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 provide an additional 16 litres of their brew for judging of the 'People's Choice Award' at the Grand Final.

The cut off dates to enter the competition are as follows:

Albury: Submissions due by 8th April, (qualifying event 17th April);
Wagga Wagga: Submissions due by 15th April, (qualifying event 24th April);
Sydney: Submissions due by 22nd April, (qualifying event 1st May), and
Hawthorn: Submissions due by April 29th (qualifying event 8th May).

To be eligible to enter, you must have the recipe written down, and you must not have brewed your beer with a brew-kit used for commercial brewing.

Home Brew Heroes with Beer Deluxe
The grand final takes place at Federation Square, Melbourne

Grand Final

The Grand Final will be held on Sunday 15th May at Federation Square, Melbourne with the announcement of 'Best Home Brew' and 'People's Choice Award'.

See the website for more information on the competition and prizes.
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Why? Go from backyard brewer to home brew hero
When: Competition launches on 17th April, grand final held on 15th May
Where: Various locations.
Cost: Free to enter
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