QVxNF 4 Info
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QVxNF is back! We are happy to announce QVxNF 4.0 -the fourth annual edition of this brewing contest collaboration.
For those of you joining us for the first time, QVxNF is a collab between brewers and artists. Quidi Vidi Brewery hosts a brewing competition and invites any Newfermenters member (Or team of members!) to design, brew, and submit a beer. QV partners up with local artists to design the cans, and a fresh 4-pack featuring the winners of QVxNF 4 will be released in January 2022 for everyone to enjoy.
Last year, Quidi Vidi produced a total of 320 hectolitres for the collaboration brews - that’s over 16,000 cans of each winning entry! As of the writing of this blurb, last year’s 4-pack is available in at least 20 NLC locations in all corners of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as Marie’s and other convenience stores province-wide. You may be familiar with Quidi Vidi’s Iron Cherry Sour and Half Nelson, but did you know both were originally QVxNF winners? This competition is your chance to show the province your beer making chops.
After judging is complete, there’s a bottle share and meet and greet at the Quidi Vidi taproom, Public Health guidelines permitting of course. All the entries will be available to sample, and each entrant will get a chance to meet with the judges and discuss their beer and the judges’ feedback on it. All entrants are encouraged to join in; it’s been a lot of fun every year so far! Be sure to arrange a ride though.
Winners to be announced shortly after the event.
Good luck and good brewing!
Submission Deadline May 2, 2021
Bottle Share May 15, 2021 1:00 PM
Choice of beer style is entirely open andsubmitted beers need not strictly adhere to any styleguidelines.
Submitted beer are professionally judged by Quidi Vidi’sbrewing team using BJCP scoring methods. You should know, though, that winning beer are chosen by QV’s brewing team based on more than just the BJCP score: the recipe must be producible on both their pilot and full-scale systems, and be something that their customers might want to try, plus whatever other factors they may include.
Entrants must submit the following:
- 12 x 341ml bottles*
- Completed recipe form**
Recipe form can be downloaded here: QVxNF Recipe Form
*PET, 500ml, swing-tops, etc... are acceptable. Bottles will not be returned to entrants.
**Collection of recipes is strictly used by Quidi Vidi Brewery to ensure entries can be recreated on the larger scale of their brewhouse.
TIPS FROM QUIDI VIDI’S BREWING TEAM
Please refrain from using ingredients that are not readily available in mass quantities. Some fruits, hops, or foraged goods are fantastic in beer, but we are unable to procure. If you have any questions about sourcing ingredients that you’re interested in, please feel free to ask. But use discretion as we can 100% get mosaic hops.
Our system is a single infusion 2-vessel system.Step-mashing and decoction mashes cannot be effectively reproduce
All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).
BJCP 2015 Judging Styles
If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.
|1A American Light Lager||1B American Lager||1C Cream Ale|
|1D American Wheat Beer||2A International Pale Lager||2B International Amber Lager|
|2C International Dark Lager||3A Czech Pale Lager||3B Czech Premium Pale Lager|
|3C Czech Amber Lager||3D Czech Dark Lager||4A Munich Helles|
|4B Festbier||4C Helles Bock||5A German Leichtbier|
|5B Kolsch||5C German Exportbier||5D German Pils|
|6A Marzen||6B Rauchbier||6C Dunkels Bock|
|7A Vienna Lager||7B Altbier||7C Kellerbier|
|8A Munich Dunkel||8B Schwarzbier||9A Doppelbock|
|9B Eisbock||9C Baltic Porter||10A Weissbier|
|10B Dunkels Weissbier||10C Weizenbock||11A Ordinary Bitter|
|11B Best Bitter||11C Strong Bitter||12A English Golden Ale|
|12B Australian Sparkling Ale||12C English IPA||13A Dark Mild|
|13B English Brown Ale||13C English Porter||14A Scottish Light|
|14B Scottish Heavy||14C Scottish Export||15A Irish Red Ale|
|15B Irish Stout||15C Irish Extra Stout||16A Sweet Stout|
|16B Oatmeal Stout||16C Tropical Stout||16D Foreign Extra Stout|
|17A British Strong Ale||17A1 Burton Ale||17B Old Ale|
|17C Wee Heavy||17D English Barleywine||18A Blonde Ale|
|18B American Pale Ale||19A American Amber Ale||19B California Common|
|19C American Brown Ale||20A American Porter||20B American Stout|
|20C Imperial Stout||21A American IPA||21B Specialty IPA|
|21B1 Belgian IPA||21B2 Black IPA||21B3 Brown IPA|
|21B4 Red IPA||21B5 Rye IPA||21B6 White IPA|
|21B7 New England IPA||22A Double IPA||22B American Strong Ale|
|22C American Barleywine||22D Wheatwine||23A Berliner Weisse|
|23B Flanders Red Ale||23C Oud Bruin||23D Lambic|
|23E Gueuze||23F Fruit Lambic||24A Witbier|
|24B Belgian Pale Ale||24C Biere de Garde||25A Belgian Blond Ale|
|25B Saison||25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale||26A Trappist Single|
|26B Belgian Dubbel||26C Belgian Tripel||26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale|
|27A Historical Beer||27A1 Gose||27A2 Piwo Grodziskie|
|27A3 Lichtenhainer||27A4 Roggenbier||27A5 Sahti|
|27A6 Kentucky Common||27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager||27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter|
|27A9 London Brown Ale||28A Brett Beer||28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer|
|28C Wild Specialty Beer||29A Fruit Beer||29B Fruit and Spice Beer|
|29C Specialty Fruit Beer||30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer||30B Autumn Seasonal Beer|
|30C Winter Seasonal Beer||31A Alternative Grain Beer||31B Alternative Sugar Beer|
|32A Classic Style Smoked Beer||32B Specialty Smoked Beer||33A Wood-Aged Beer|
|33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer||34A Clone Beer||34B Mixed-Style Beer|
|34C Experimental Beer||PRX1 Dorada Pampeana||PRX2 IPA Argenta|
|PRX3 Italian Grape Ale||PRX4 Catharina Sour||PRX5 New Zealand Pilsner|
Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 12
Judging Sessions and Dates
After judging is complete, Quidi Vidi Brewery hosts a bottle share and meet and greet at the taproom, Public Health guidelines permitting of course.
All the entries will be available to sample, and each entrant will get a chance to meet with the judges and discuss their beer and the judges’ feedback on it.
It is not required that you attend the bottle share to win, but all entrants are encouraged to join in; it’s been a lot of fun every year so far! Be sure to arrange a ride though.
Winners to be announced online shortly after the event.
Quidi Vidi Tap Room
35 Barrows Road, St. John's, Newfoundland
Saturday 15 May, 2021 1:00 PM, NDT