You know how home-brewed beer is amazing? Yet only our buddies get to try it?

We created a chance for home-brewers to make delicious beer, and for all of us to try it. In fact, to not only spread the love of beer, but also support passionate home-brewers.

To get there, we've launched the first HopsAboard Competition where the winner will get 1,000 litres* her // his beer, brewed, bottled and sold on this site and at your favourite bottle shops. We also had a big judging party to celebrate the winner. Sorry if you missed it. Here are some photos. 


The details


Crowd-funding campaign opened on 8th July. We raised enough funds to pay for the beer that is getting brewed and the judging event. The rest of the sales will go to the distribution of the beer and HopsAboard Numero II - we'll announce this soon.


Our judges chose 1 winner, well two because it was a team effort: Ryan Molesworth & David Fisher. They brewed a Hefeweizen, perfect for summer! They also got a smick beer mug.

Second prize didn't go empty handed. Matt Kirkey went home with a case of beer from courtesy of Fury & Son, tickets to the brewery at Kooida. They are some of our awesome sponsors. 


We flipped roles and had an all-female panel; because we can, and believe we should be more gender-diverse. Judges were Kirrily Waldhorn from Beer Diva, Sarah (Salty) Otton, Becky Centeno and Tiffany Waldron. Brewers were in good hands.  

Who's behind this?

It all started with Alvaro Maz love for beer and his failure to brew anything remotely decent. He also loves // is stuck doing projects with Jake Lindsay who manages to win every uno game at Beermash, our main place for meetings.


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