Ale & Lager Enthusiasts of Saskatchewan (ALES)

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Tickets are on sale now for the 2014 ALES BBQ. Act fast, they sell fast and this year's BBQ is MAY 31... that's just two weeks away! No time to delay. You have until Thursday May 22 to purchase!

As in previous years, the BBQ is at the Kramer Park in north Regina. It starts at 4 p.m. and there will be several beers on tap along with the leftover competition beers (there are a lot of great beers in the mix!). We'll also be serving a WHOLE ROAST PIG!

Tickets are only $25 per person. Children are welcome - there's even a playground!

Bring appropriate clothing for the weather, as we'll hold the event rain or shine (there's a small structure if necessary). Bring your own lawnchairs. 

To get tickets email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or send us a message on Facebook ( or Twitter (@ALESClub).

Homebrew competition

ALES Open a BIG success!

Well, another ALES Open is in the books. Sure we’re still sorting out details and mailing prizes and score sheets but the results are in. Click here to read all the results.

Congratulations to the hundreds of brewers across the country that sent your entries in to the 21st installment of the ALES Open. You help make this one of the most competitive and successful home brew competitions around. We also had more than 30 judges and a dozen stewards put in over 600 volunteer hours to make this competition a success. It’s impossible to think how we could have pulled it off had it not been for their dedication and selflessness. Thank you.

Finally, our sponsors deserve the credit for believing in our success from the start and throwing their support behind such a great event. We couldn’t have made this such a great event without them. Thank you. Please support all of our sponsors, they deserve it.

Thanks again to everyone.

ALES Executive

Congratulations to ALES Club member Randy Baciu
for winning the Ontario Beer Keg’s sponsored Best Named Beer category for his “My wife’s bitter again ESB.”



Canadian Homebrew competition schedule 2014

 2014 Canadian home brew competition calendar

CowTown Yeast WRanglers Homebrew Roundup
Entry Deadline: February 14, 2014

Lethbridge Werthogs WertContest
Entry Deadline: February 28, 2014

2014 ALES Open
Entry Deadline: April 3, 2014

2014 VanBrewer Awards
Entry Deadline: May 19, 2014

Edmonton Homebrewers Guild Aurora Brewing Challenge
Entry Deadline: May 16, 2014

MontreAlers  Ale and Lager Throwdown July 12 and 13
Entry Deadline: TBA (expect a deadline in early July 2014)

Victoria Amateur Brewing Competition
Entry Deadline: TBA (expect a deadline in late May 2014)

National Capital Craft Beer Festival - mid August
Entry Deadline: July 17, 2014

Beau’s Oktoberfest & Members of Barleyment Annual Homebrew Competition
Entry Deadline: TBA (expect a deadline in September)

Winnipeg BrewBombers/Half Pints Pro Am Brew Challenge
Entry Deadline: TBA (expect a late November 2014)


2013-2014 Meeting Topics

We plan on having another great year this year.  Here is the list of meeting topics for the year.  As always, if you have any suggestions or contributions, feel free to contact anyone on the executive to let us know.  Remember, this is YOUR club!

Month Topic 
 Extra Special Bitters and Mead making
 November Big Brew Day beer competition/tasting and Oatmeal Stouts
 December Kit Beers and Brewing English Brown Ales
 January Yeast and Belgian Dark Strong Ale
 February EasyBrew competition entries, Pilsners and water quality
 MarchCompetition Brewing: A beginner's guide and Hefeweizens
 AprilNew Zealand brewing
 MayCanadian Craft Beers
JuneBeer and Cheese pairings