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March 13, 2017 / by Clare Stanfield

9th Annual CTYW Homebrew Roundup Awards Gala!

After a week of judging some amazing homebrews from right across Canada, filling out hundreds of score sheets, and chewing on way too many palate-cleansing crackers, we wrap it all up with our spectacular Roundup Awards Gala!

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March 13, 2017 / by Chris van der Ploeg

Stewards for the Alberta Beer Festival

Time to start thinking about Calgary International Beer Festival on May 5th and 6th.

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February 01, 2017 / by Chris van der Ploeg

Brewing Sour Beer at Home

Sour beer for the homebrewer. Introduction and resources to get you started.

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January 13, 2017 / by Michal Foniok

The Cowtown Yeast Wranglers homebrew club is proud to present: The 9th annual 2017 Homebrew Roundup!

We’re accepting registration starting February 1st until March 15th.

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January 12, 2017 / by Chris van der Ploeg

Getting to and Parking at Canyon Glen

The Canyon Glen Recreation Centre is located at 330 Canterbury Dr SW, just off Elbow Dr and Anderson Rd SW. It is located in a townhouse complex, right next to the pool.

Please don’t park in any spaces that aren’t marked visitor.

You can park in spots marked visitor or, there is some street parking, see the image below for parking recommendations.

Canyon Glen Rec Center

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November 30, 2016 / by Chris van der Ploeg

December 2016 Meeting at Tool Shed

We will be having the annual Yeast Wranglers Christmas party at Tool Shed Brewery this year. The fine folks at the Brewery have agreed to make us a cask for the event, and also have food and much merriment.

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November 22, 2016 / by Chris van der Ploeg

New Site and Forums

In case you didn't notice

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March 14, 2016 / by Chris van der Ploeg

#RoundUp2016 in tweets

A timeline of the 2016 Cowtown Yeast Wranglers #RoundUp2016 as told by the tweets that went over the run up to judging, judging and the amazing gala held at National on 8th.

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January 20, 2016 / by

A new era for the Roundup Gala Awards Dinner: We're going to National

We’re taking our annual Homebrew Roundup Gala Dinner up a notch this year and holding it at The National Beer Hall on 8th.

We’re still working out some of the finer details, but can tell you now that tickets will be only $50 for an amazing four-course meal (possibly with beer pairings not only suggested, but supplied – that’s one of the details being working on!).

If you’ve patronized any of the National locations, you know this is a great spot for beer lovers, with over 40 craft beers on tap and absolutely delicious, inspired food coming from the kitchen.

So save the date: Saturday, February 27, 2016

Tickets on sale Feb 3rd @ 6pm

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January 18, 2016 / by

Homebrew Roundup 2016

The Cowtown Yeast WRanglers are proud to present the 8th annual Homebrew Roundup!


We welcome entries of beer, mead and cider from home brewers across Canada. This year we’ll be judging entries based on the new 2015 BJCP style guidelines, which include some funky new styles. Last year we had nearly 500 entries from coast to coast! This is the first competition in the Brewer of the Year circuit 2016, so if you want to see how you stack up against the best home brewers in Canada, or if you’re just after constructive criticism on one of your beers, be sure to visit the 2016 competition page to read the rules, and register. 

We’re accepting registration & entries until February 17th 2016. 

Just remember this year the drop off / shipping location is at the Vineyard only. If you’re eligible to judge (BJCP accredited judges and professional brewers) or want to help out as a steward during the judging, please register via the competition page. This year the judging sessions will take place at the Wild Rose Production facility, no longer in the backroom of the WR tap house. Judging dates and times are posted on the competition page.

The event will culminate with the spectacular awards banquet which is being held at National on 8th Saturday February 27th 18:00.

Please contact with any questions. 

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