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Kiwi Pilsner Brew~Off Brewing Competition

NZ Pilsner Brew-Off

Get ready to brew up a storm and showcase your hoppy prowess in the Kiwi Pilsner Brew-Off. Whether you're a seasoned brewer or just dipping your toes into the world of home brewing, this is your chance to shine. So fire up those kettles, let the hops flow, and join us in perfecting this iconic NZ style.

We have a team of judges from Gladfield, Lallemand, and Brewshop who will determine the winners.

This is a BJCP registered competition, and you can check out the style description that the judges will be using here.

The only recipe requirements, apart from brewing to a NZ Pilsner style, are:

  • That it includes Gladfield malt where possible
  • That it includes Lallemand yeast
  • That the majority of your ingredients are sourced from (your order number will be required for entry)

To help you get underway, we have an all grain recipe pack, high gravity wort recipe pack, and an extract recipe pack ready to go. Simply brew it, enter, and send us your bottles. Using this recipe is not a requirement, you can create your own recipe providing it meets the above conditions.


1st place - $500 Brewshop voucher
2nd place - $250 Brewshop voucher
3rd place - $100 Brewshop voucher

How to enter:

Brew your beer to the required specifications, and simply place an order for this free entry product and send us your beer as per the below instructions. Entry is free!

Enter here

Entry details:

  • Open to home brewers across NZ.
  • Commercial brewers may enter but the beer must be made at home.
  • Beer must be brewed with Gladfield malt and Lallemand yeast where possible, and the majority of your ingredients purchased from Brewshop.
  • Two bottles (min. 300ml each) must be sent to: Brewshop, 2/143 Maui Street, Hamilton 3200.
  • Bottles can be plastic, glass, or they can be cans, and each must be labelled with your entry/order number.
  • Entry bottles will be cool stored by Brewshop until judging.

Important info:

  • You must have entered and your bottles with us by the end of Friday 21 June 2024.
  • All entries must be labelled with your entry/order number.
  • You can enter as many beers as you like, but the same beer must not be entered more than once. Enter each beer separately.
  • You will be responsible for the delivery of your bottles to Brewshop. If they arrive damaged, we will contact you to organise replacements.
  • Your recipe may be requested for Brewshop use.
  • Judges decisions are final.

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