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Western Brewers Conference

Two-monthly, the Western Brewers Conference holds a brewing competition. The rules are simple: $10 to enter - winner takes all. At the end of the competition, the brewer who places third chooses the next style to brew. Every other style will be a clone - just to keep it fun

Location: Hallertau, Riverhead, Auckland
Members: 116
Latest Activity: Feb 14, 2017

Amended from above Sept 2015: Two-monthly, the Western Brewers Conference holds a brewing competition. The rules are simple: $10 to enter - all except for 2nd place who wins their entry fee back. At the end of the competition, the brewer who places third chooses the next style to brew. Choices are for 4 months hence so there is time to brew a lager if so chosen. 

Judging starts at 3 pm.

Discussion Forum

25th February 2017 - NZ Pale Ale

Started by Dunc Feb 14, 2017. 0 Replies

Location: Brothers at City Works Depot, Auckland. 2.30pm. Judging begins 3pm. The more the merrier.WBC members and events can now be found here:…Continue

WBC Keg for National Homebrew Conference

Started by Sam DT Feb 8, 2017. 0 Replies

Hi guys,The NZHC crew are keen to run a bit of a club night event along side brewmania again this year.Basically the aim is to have six kegs from clubs around the country to be served on the Friday…Continue

26th November 2016 - 1D. American Wheat Beer

Started by Peter Smith. Last reply by Dunc Nov 27, 2016. 18 Replies

Booking things for Saturday 26th Nov - get your brew in now!1D. American Wheat BeerOverall Impression: Refreshing wheat beers that can display more hop character and less yeast character than their…Continue

27 August 2016 - Oatmeal Stout

Started by Barbara Joppa. Last reply by Anatole Perry Aug 27, 2016. 16 Replies

What a fantastic style. I wish I had time to make this one but with travel plans (issue, which I will raise in a bit).Oatmeal Stout: BJCP Category 16BOverall Impression: A very dark, full-bodied,…Continue

21B Specialty IPA - Red IPA - 28May 2016

Started by Barbara Joppa. Last reply by Barbara Joppa Jul 4, 2016. 26 Replies

The next WBC style will be a Red IPA. Judging will take place on 28May at Hallertau. as always, judging will start at 3pm.Specialty IPA: Red IPA Overall Impression: Hoppy, bitter, and moderately…Continue

Tags: IPA, Red, competition, Hallertau

02April 2016: Classic Smoked Ale

Started by Barbara Joppa. Last reply by Barbara Joppa Apr 21, 2016. 13 Replies

Hi All,Ok, I have also moved this for Easter. Let me know if you can make it. Hoping the date doesn't clash with too many things. John has selected one of his favourite styles for our next…Continue

23Jan 2016: Czech Premium Pale Lager (Closest to Pilsner)

Started by Barbara Joppa. Last reply by Barbara Joppa Mar 3, 2016. 12 Replies

Couple changes to the format we had been following: The clones were not very popular so we have gone back to a BJCP 2015 based competition. Keep in mind that with our competitions are every other…Continue

Tags: Hallertau, WBC, Pilsner

BOCK!! 21Nov 2015 --> moved to 05Dec

Started by Barbara Joppa. Last reply by Barbara Joppa Jan 10, 2016. 20 Replies

Congratulations to Dunc for taking 3rd place (again) and for choosing a very interesting beer for us all to try. Dunkel bock - style 6C according to BJCP 2015link here: …Continue

Clone War - Tuatara Ardennes - Sept 19th 2015

Started by Barbara Joppa. Last reply by Barbara Joppa Sep 28, 2015. 13 Replies

Mike choose (with a little influence) the next style as Tutarara's Ardennes:…Continue

25th July 2015 ESB

Started by Barbara Joppa. Last reply by Barbara Joppa Aug 3, 2015. 17 Replies

As always, thanks to Hallertau for putting us up for these competitions. Our next style will be Extra Special Bitter: Category 1C - description can be found at SOBA NHC if you want a google search -…Continue

Tags: Homebrew, Competition, WBC

Comment Wall

Comment by Greig McGill on November 9, 2009 at 8:48pm
Yeah mate. We'll just chuck it on the bar, eh? :)
Comment by Martin Bridges on November 9, 2009 at 9:15pm
No wheat beers from me. I was still hoping to come along but it's looking a bit dodgy now - too much on that weekend. If I can make it I'll be there.
Comment by Andrew on May 3, 2010 at 2:04pm
What time is comp at? I've got an ale in bottle conditioning up at the mo but went a bit mental on the hops so its not "true to type", I'll throw in in anyway, just for the kicks!
Comment by Shannon on June 18, 2011 at 9:56am
Took a break from brewing ... just went to do my first one in a year to find I don't have the right power supply in the new house (need 15 amp) so am now in the market for a new kettle any ideas where to pick one up that doesn't cost the world?
Comment by Peter Smith on June 20, 2013 at 10:04am

whats the format ie how much to you bring along to the comp?

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