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BEER WE GO AGAIN!

The Brightside #BeTheBrewer contest is back. The time of year where Alberta’s newest beer is selected by you!

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Brightside and Alberta Beer Festivals are partnering up once again to give you a chance to #BeTheBrewer and experience the basics of what it’s like to build a beer. You choose it, name it, design it, and brew it (with a little help from some of our friends). We’re once again partnering with the Brewmaster Program at Olds College to brew up your creation and we’re enlisting some new faces from Bitter Sisters Brewing and SYC Brewing to lend their expertise in the process.
A new twist: the theme of this year’s #BeTheBrewer brew is optimism. Last year was one for the books, so we’re looking to you, Alberta, to help us build a beer that spreads good vibes only for the year ahead. Keep that optimistic, glass half full spirit with all your voting and submissions. Time to get creative!

Have your say every step of the way for your chance to win amazing prizes. And then, give this winning brew a try throughout spring and summer when it will be available at some of our partner locations and at select liquor stores across Alberta. All beer proceeds from our 2021 #BeTheBrewer creation will support the Olds College Brewmaster Program.

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MAR 8TH – MAR 16TH

Your vote will determine Alberta’s next fav brew! Let’s sip our way to brighter times ahead. Cast your vote for the beer style that will be this year’s #BeTheBrewer winning beer.

    BEER STYLES

    PERSONAL INFO

    SOCIAL INFO

    MAR 22ND – MAR 31ST

    Name that beer! Channel all things optimistic, cheery, and bold and give our 2021 Saskatoon Pomegranate Wheat Ale a name.

      NAME THE BEER: Saskatoon Pomegranate Wheat Ale 2021 _________________

      PERSONAL INFO

      SOCIAL INFO

      APR 5TH – APR 13TH

      This beer is fresh and bright – and so are these name submissions! Help decide the name for this year’s #BeTheBrewer brew that gives you those “glass half full” feels (but sounds so good you’ll want it full).

        PICK YOUR FAVORITE BEER NAME

        PERSONAL INFO

        SOCIAL INFO

        APR 19TH – MAY 10TH

        Our 2021 #BetheBrewer Saskatoon Pomegranate Wheat Ale – “Your Wish Is Pomegranted” needs a label! No need to be a professional, design the label any way you know how (sketch it, draw it, fingerpaint it for all we care!) and our team will bring your label to life – don’t hold back! Don’t forget to keep the theme alive with some optimistic, bright and fun flair.

        DESIGN THE BEER LABEL FOR OUR 2021:
        Saskatoon Pomegranate Wheat Ale
        Your Wish Is Pomegranted

          UPLOAD DESIGN

          PERSONAL INFO

          SOCIAL INFO

          MAY 17TH – MAY26TH

          Look at that bold and beautiful bunch! We’re at our final stage of Brightside’s #BeTheBrewer contest with some labels for this beer that have us optimistic about the year ahead (and the beer we’ll soon have in our hands!). Vote for your favourite label.

            PICK YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN

            PERSONAL INFO

            SOCIAL INFO

            PRIZING – ALL PRIZING TO BE E-MAILED/MAILED AT COMPLETION OF EACH STAGE OF THE CONTEST

            STAGE 1 – YOU CHOOSE THE STYLE

            Winner (drawn at random from all voters) receives:

            • 2 VIP weekend passes to the Calgary International Beerfest (Pending Confirmation for 2021) and 2 VIP weekend passes to the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival (Pending Confirmation for 2021) plus $100 in sample tokens from Alberta Beer Festivals Inc. (tokens good for either festival)
            • 2 beer judging spots to the Canadian International Beer Awards held annually in conjunction with the Calgary International Beerfest from Alberta Beer Festivals Inc. (Pending Confirmation for 2021)
            • Invitations to the Festival Launch Parties for the Calgary International Beerfest and Edmonton Craft Beer Festival from Alberta Beer Festivals Inc. (Pending Confirmation for 2021)
            • $50 Hoppy Pass Craft Tours & Tastings Gift Card
            • $50 Gift Card to Brewsters/Beer Revolution
            • $50 Gift Card to SYC Brewing
            • $50 Gift Card to Bitter Sisters Brewing
            • $50 Gift Card to the Olds College Brewmaster Taproom
            • $150 deposited into your Brightside account (Terms & Conditions apply – must be 18+ and an Alberta resident to receive prize)

            STAGE 2 – YOU NAME THE BEER

            The person who names the beer receives:

            • 2 VIP weekend passes to the Calgary International Beerfest (Pending Confirmation for 2021) and 2 VIP weekend passes to the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival (Pending Confirmation for 2021) plus $100 in sample tokens from Alberta Beer Festivals Inc. (tokens good for either festival)
            • 2 beer judging spots to the Canadian International Beer Awards held annually in conjunction with the Calgary International Beerfest from Alberta Beer Festivals Inc. (Pending Confirmation for 2021)
            • Invitations to the Festival Launch Parties for the Calgary International Beerfest and Edmonton Craft Beer Festival from Alberta Beer Festivals Inc. (Pending Confirmation for 2021)
            • $50 Hoppy Pass Craft Tours & Tastings Gift Card
            • $50 Gift Card to Brewsters/Beer Revolution
            • $50 Gift Card to SYC Brewing
            • $50 Gift Card to Bitter Sisters Brewing
            • $50 Gift Card to the Olds College Brewmaster Taproom
            • $150 deposited into your Brightside account (Terms & Conditions apply – must be 18+ and an Alberta resident to receive prizer)

            STAGE 3 – VOTE FOR THE WINNING BEER NAME

            All those who vote for one of the finalists in the naming portion of the contest are entered into a random draw to win the following:

            • 2 VIP weekend passes to the Calgary International Beerfest (Pending Confirmation for 2021) and 2 VIP weekend passes to the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival (Pending Confirmation for 2021) plus $100 in sample tokens from Alberta Beer Festivals Inc. (tokens good for either festival)
            • 2 beer judging spots to the Canadian International Beer Awards held annually in conjunction with the Calgary International Beerfest from Alberta Beer Festivals Inc. (Pending Confirmation for 2021)
            • Invitations to the Festival Launch Parties for the Calgary International Beerfest and Edmonton Craft Beer Festival from Alberta Beer Festivals Inc. (Pending Confirmation for 2021)
            • $50 Hoppy Pass Craft Tours & Tastings Gift Card
            • $50 Gift Card to Brewsters/Beer Revolution
            • $50 Gift Card to SYC Brewing
            • $50 Gift Card to Bitter Sisters Brewing
            • $50 Gift Card to the Olds College Brewmaster Taproom
            • $150 deposited into your Brightside account (Terms & Conditions apply – must be 18+ and an Alberta resident to receive prizer)

            STAGE 4 – YOU DESIGN THE LABEL

            Person who designs the winning label receives:

            • 2 VIP weekend passes to the Calgary International Beerfest (Pending Confirmation for 2021) and 2 VIP weekend passes to the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival (Pending Confirmation for 2021) plus $100 in sample tokens from Alberta Beer Festivals Inc. (tokens good for either festival)
            • 2 beer judging spots to the Canadian International Beer Awards held annually in conjunction with the Calgary International Beerfest from Alberta Beer Festivals Inc. (Pending Confirmation for 2021)
            • Invitations to the Festival Launch Parties for the Calgary International Beerfest and Edmonton Craft Beer Festival from Alberta Beer Festivals Inc. (Pending Confirmation for 2021)
            • $50 Hoppy Pass Craft Tours & Tastings Gift Card
            • $50 Gift Card to Brewsters/Beer Revolution
            • $50 Gift Card to SYC Brewing
            • $50 Gift Card to Bitter Sisters Brewing
            • $50 Gift Card to the Olds College Brewmaster Taproom
            • $150 deposited into your Brightside account (Terms & Conditions apply – must be 18+ and an Alberta resident to receive prizer)

            STAGE 5 – VOTE FOR THE WINNING LABEL

            All those who vote for one of the finalists in the label portion of the contest are entered into a random draw to win:

            • 2 VIP weekend passes to the Calgary International Beerfest (Pending Confirmation for 2021) and 2 VIP weekend passes to the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival (Pending Confirmation for 2021) plus $100 in sample tokens from Alberta Beer Festivals Inc. (tokens good for either festival)
            • 2 beer judging spots to the Canadian International Beer Awards held annually in conjunction with the Calgary International Beerfest from Alberta Beer Festivals Inc. (Pending Confirmation for 2021)
            • Invitations to the Festival Launch Parties for the Calgary International Beerfest and Edmonton Craft Beer Festival from Alberta Beer Festivals Inc. (Pending Confirmation for 2021)
            • $50 Hoppy Pass Craft Tours & Tastings Gift Card
            • $50 Gift Card to Brewsters/Beer Revolution
            • $50 Gift Card to SYC Brewing
            • $50 Gift Card to Bitter Sisters Brewing
            • $50 Gift Card to the Olds College Brewmaster Taproom
            • $150 deposited into your Brightside account (Terms & Conditions apply – must be 18+ and an Alberta resident to receive prizer)

            STAGE 1 – YOU CHOOSE THE STYLE

            The Brightside #BeTheBrewer Contest – You Choose the Style stage is open to the public from March 8th, 2021 to midnight on March 16th, 2021. Selection and Announcement of Beer Style will happen on March 18th,  2021. See prizing page for what you can win!

            Who is Eligible?

            Open to residents of Canada except the province of Quebec.

            Entry Requirements

            Once this portion of the contest is declared open, users must submit their style choice through the voting form on our website. See contest page for details.

            Voting Entry Must Include

            • First & Last Name
            • Personal Email
            • Social Media Handle

            Please note that the winner will be contacted for prizing.

            Rules & Restrictions

            All entries must be shared on social media to be considered final. You must share on at least one social media platform and include the following hashtag and account information: #BeTheBrewer @ABBeerFestivals @hibrightsider

            Any entries without a social media post prior to contest deadlines will not be entered in the contest and are not eligible to win or be awarded any prizes.

            Limit of Entries

            There must be only one submission per person. Any further submissions will erase the previous submission.

            Technical Difficulties

            Alberta Beer Festivals cannot be responsible for entries not received due to technical issues and accepts no responsibility for technical support of any entries.

            Stages 2 and 3 – You Name the Beer

            The Brightside #BeTheBrewer Contest – You Name the Beer Stages 2 and 3 will run using the following timeline:

            • Call for beer Brightside #BeTheBrewer Contest name submissions – March 22 to March 31, 2021
            • Announcement of Top 5 names to be voted on – April 2nd, 2021
            • Voting for Brightside #BeTheBrewer Contest name of beer, April 5th to April 13th, 2021
            • Announcement of Brightside #BeTheBrewer beer name, April 15th, 2021

            Who is Eligible?

            Open to residents of Canada except the province of Quebec.

            Entry Requirements

            Once this portion of the contest is declared open, users must submit a form to enter a name for the ABF beer brewed by Olds College.

            Voting Entry Must Include

            • First & Last Name
            • Personal Email
            • Social Media Handle

            Rules & Restrictions

            All entries must be submitted via website form below.

            All entries must be shared on social media to be considered final. You must share on at least one social media platform and include the following hashtag and account information: #BeTheBrewer @ABBeerFestivals @hibrightsider

            Any entries without a social media post prior to contest deadlines will not be entered in the contest and are not eligible to win or be awarded any prizes.

            All entries must be based on this year’s theme: Optimism

            Limit of Entries

            There must be only one submission per person.

            Technical Difficulties

            Alberta Beer Festivals cannot be responsible for entries not received due to technical issues and accepts no responsibility for technical support of any entries.

            Stages 4 and 5 – You Design the Label

            Brightside #BeTheBrewer Contest – You Design the Label Stages 4 & 5 will run using the following schedule:

            • Call for beer label designs: April 19th to May 10th, 2021
            • Announcement of top 5 Brightside #BeTheBrewer Labels to be voted on – May 12th, 2021
            • Voting for Brightside #BeTheBrewer Label – May 17th to May 26th, 2021
            • Announcement of Brightside #BeTheBrewer Label – May 31st, 2021

            Who is Eligible?

            Open to residents of Canada except the province of Quebec.

            Entry Requirements

            File Types & Sizes

            • Must contain the winning name
            • 1500 x 1500 pixels minimum. Design submissions are only for the front of the beer can.
            • Only .png or .jpg file formats will be accepted. We will get the full files later if you are a finalist.
            • 5MB file size or smaller. Please only send a flattened file with no layers. If your entry is selected you will be contacted to supply the layered file(s).
            • Must be based on this year’s theme: Optimism

            Voting Entry Must Include

            • First & Last Name
            • Personal Email
            • Phone Number
            • Short description/artist statement about the design submission
            • Social Media Handle

            All entries must be submitted via form on ABF website.

            All entries must be shared on social media to be considered final. You must share on at least one social media platform and include the following hashtag and account information: #BeTheBrewer @ABBeerFestivals @hibrightsider

            Any entries without a social media post prior to contest deadlines will not be entered in the contest and are not eligible to win or be awarded any prizes.

            Please note that the winner will be contacted for raw files.

            Judging Criteria in Selecting Top 5

            Appropriate Content

            • Content should be appropriate for public use. The content/design should be unique and authentic to the Brightside #BeTheBrewer Contest
            • The layout should be legible and communicate the beer name and style clearly
            • Content must incorporate the name and beer style determined by the first two steps of the contest. There are three ways to get this information:
              • Visit the ‘Contest’ section of our website
              • Follow us on Social Media – @ABBeerfestivals
              • Email: Bill Robinson at brobinson@ablertabeerfestivals.com to be put on a list to have the information sent to you

            No Copyright Infringement

            All work must be released for individual usage or purpose usage grants. All entries must contain copyright-free art or art released for entrants and public use. No unauthorized use of copyright images, text, or other material will be accepted.

            Legal Stuff

            Each of the 5 stages of the Brightside #BeTheBrewer Contest ends at 11:59PM on the day that stage closes. Winners will be contacted via email within 72 hours of the contest closing. By entering the contest, you give permission for ABF and Brightside to add you to their email lists to receive information about the contest and other events. By entering the contest, you give permission for Brightside to contact you with information about what they do and special offers. Event tickets are for event-entry only and do not include the cost of beverages or food. This contest has no cash value and prizes are not exchangeable for monetary value. No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years of age or older by start of contest January 11th, 2020. Winners of label design and name stages of contest will be decided by voting. The other 3 stages will have winners selected at random. For the label design stage of the contest, anyone can enter – no design experience is necessary. Our graphic artists will render the final design if winning entry is not already designed to specifications. By entering the contest, you give permission to post possible names and labels on social media and on our website, and if you are one of the 5 winners, we also have permission to use your first name in all promotional/marketing material.