The Coopers Brewery is currently searching for Australia’s best homebrewer through its Master of the Brewniverse competition, which will see the winning beer brewed and canned by Coopers and then sold nationally through Dan Murphy’s.

The Coopers DIY Beer kits have been an integral part of Australia’s homebrew scene since the early 1970s and the only requirement for the competition is that Coopers DIY Beer brewing extract must be used in the brew.

Competition entries will be collected at nominated homebrew stores and then judged by certified BJCP judges to determine state finalists. Four finalists will be selected from each state to progress to the national judging, where the winner will be selected.

“We’re keen to discover Australia’s greatest DIY brewer and launch the next generation of DIY brewers, with this exciting opportunity,” said Scott Harris, Coopers, Brewing Products, Divisional Manager.

“With Coopers DIY Beer, brewing can be as simple as ‘Mix, Brew, Bottle, Enjoy,’ or you can get adventurous with your own additions and creative flair.

“While we know this will excite our current users, it is also the perfect opportunity for eager beginners. Many established craft brewers started their journey with Coopers DIY Beer so we’re hoping to incite some nostalgia and hear from some of our old fans too.”

The competition kicked off this week as part of Good Beer Week and will run through until the end of July, with the winning brew available in-store at Dan Murphy’s from May 2020.

‘Master of the Brewniverse’ key timings:

  • Competition launch: May 2019
  • Competition period: May – July 2019
  • State judging: September 2019
  • National judging: December 2019
  • Winner announced: February 2020
  • Winning beer Launched: May 2020
  • Winning beer sold in Dan Murphy’s: May-July 2020

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