The South Canterbury Home Brew Competition 2021

Are you a home brewer? 

WHO: Oxtoberfest Home Brewers in South Canterbury Competition
WHAT: Amateur home brew competition
WHERE: The Oxford

Monday 11th October: Entries Close 
Tuesday 12th October: Judging takes place
Saturday 17th October: *Oxtoberfest Event. Tickets will be available at the end of September 2021.

Your are invited to an amateur home brew competition being held at the Oxford and judged by a group of professional brewers, brew master and enthusiastic tasters. Winners will be announced at our Oxtoberfest event. Some of South Canterbury’s commercial brewers will come together to have their beers available for tasting in beer stalls, with entertainment and food available.

7 Categories

  1. Lager / Pilsner
  2. IPA / Pale Ale
  3. Red / Amber
  4. Dark / Porter /Stout
  5. Wheat / Rye
  6. Hazy
  7. Open / Specialty



Entries Close: 11th October. Entries can be dropped into the Oxford (152 Stafford St, Timaru) from 4th October.

Entry Instructions: 

  • Download and print your Bottle Identification Label or collect printed copies from the Oxford Restaurant.
  • Affix Bottle ID Label to a 1 litre bottle or 2x500ml bottles, covering the entire label with clear tape. Please mark on your bottles if you want them returned. You have one week from the awards to collect. Beers will be stored refrigerated unless specified otherwise.
  • Deliver your bottle to the Oxford Restaurant, 152 Stafford St Timaru.
  • Drop off can be up to a week prior to the event. Courier/Postal entries are accepted.
  • Judging takes place 12th October. *Winners announced at the Oxtoberfest party.
  • Get your tickets and join us at *Oxtoberfest on 16 October

 Hosted by the Oxford Restaurant to celebrate local amateur and professional brewers.


Judging Process & Disclaimer:  The Oxtoberfest Party and Awards Night could be postponed depending on the government requirements for Covid19 Pandemic. Beers will be judged according to category and will follow the New Zealand Brewers Guild guidelines to an extent, however due to the smaller scale competition, judges reserve the right to alter some processes to best suit this competition. Given the vast number of beer varieties and our limited 6 categories, they will be judged in the category that closest suits the beer style provided. Please note this could mean being judged against similar beer styles but not exact beer type. There will be some flexibility granted to the judges here. Entrants will be provided with some feedback on their brews by the judges, this will be available after the Oxtoberfest event.