Thanks To All Who Participated in the UK National Homebrew Competition

There were 403 entries judged and 188 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

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Thank you for your interest in the UK National Homebrew Competition organized by UK National Homebrew Competition, Bristol. Be sure to read the competition rules.

Thanks To All Who Participated in the UK National Homebrew Competition

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMatt DuttonCoup D’Etat: Brett BeerManchester Homebrew Club
2ndSean ClarkeMagic Tree IPA: American IPA
3rdAnthony WarhurstThe Beast From The (Y)East: Russian Imperial StoutBrewcialism
4thPhill TurnerVest Male Tripel: Belgian TripelLondon Amateur Brewers

Winning Entries

Table 1: Standard American Beer; International and Czech Lager (9 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJean Torgovitsky
Co-Brewer: Neta Torgovitsky
Desert Acacia (Shita) Dark Lager3D: Czech Dark LagerBeer Sheva
2ndTim StaleyPils2A: International Pale LagerBABA
3rdTim StaleyLawnmower 1/4 1C: Cream AleBABA

Table 2: European Lager (10 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMatthew FawcettFawcett Dunkel8A: Munich DunkelLeeds Home Brew Collective
2ndTemelko PampovDoppelBeGeR9A: DoppelbockBulgarian Homebrewers Association
3rdCraig LanchberyHellesfire4A: Munich Helles
HMTim StaleyHelles4A: Munich HellesBABA

Table 3: Pale and Amber Bitter European Beer (12 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stColm HassettAlty7B: Altbiersouth kildare brewers
2ndGraeme CoatesWackelig5D: German PilsOxford Brewers
3rdFraser WithersDas Gut5B: Kolschbrewcialism

Table 4: German Wheat Beer (14 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stNerijus SimkusSummer Freshness10A: WeissbierBABA
2ndCraig LanchberyUnweizen10A: Weissbier
3rdJacques MaraisEs Weiss Zwei10A: WeissbierLondon Amateur Brewers

Table 5: English Bitter (22 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stAlex BearneThe Usual11B: Best Bitterna
2ndGeoffrey WoodinTraditional English Ale11A: Ordinary Bitter
3rdJonathan FinchCamberwell Fuggly11A: Ordinary BitterLondon Amateur Brewers ('LAB')

Table 6: Pale English Beer (17 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stDavid ScottSUNSHINE12A: English Golden Ale
2ndSamuel Jeddere-FisherPeanut Butter12A: English Golden Ale Bristol Amateur Brewers Alliance
3rdSteve FurnivalIRON SPIDER12C: English IPAElectroid Craft Brewing

Table 7: Brown British Beer (13 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stDavid SmithLondon Porter13C: English Porter
2ndJean Torgovitsky
Co-Brewer: Neta Torgovitsky
Desert Acacia (Shita) Porter13C: English PorterBeer Sheva
3rdSimon SeatonTha’s Northern13B: English Brown AleLeeds Hombrew Collective

Table 8: Scottish and Irish Beer (11 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stAled MurphyCabbage Patch 80/-14B: Scottish HeavyScottish craft brewers
2ndRyan MathiesonLeann Dubh15B: Irish Stout
3rdEric Eckstein
Co-Brewer: Ariel Klein
The Munroe Drunkard14C: Scottish ExportBABA
HMRyan MathiesonMathiesons 80/-14C: Scottish Export

Table 9: Dark British Beer (14 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stDarren ShawEarthquake 16B: Oatmeal Stout(Urban Chicken Homebrew)
2ndSarah PantryEvent Horizon16A: Sweet Stout
3rdDaniel Holness
Co-Brewer: Gemma Brewin
Black Sapphire16C: Tropical StoutCambridge Craft Brewers
HMDomagoj Licanin
Co-Brewer: Matea Matić
Inspektor Stout16D: Foreign Extra Stout

Table 10: Strong British Ale (13 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stGraeme Coates2012BW17D: English BarleywineOxford Brewers
2ndPhill TurnerGone For An Old Burton17A: English Strong AleLondon Amateur Brewers
3rdSteve CrawshawMarmalade Barley Wine17D: English BarleywineBABA

Table 11: Pale American Ale (31 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMark AylingBuchan Blonde18A: Blonde Ale
2ndMiguel HuntCitra Pale Ale18B: American Pale AleOld Mill Home Brewers Group
3rdAlex BearneCitra Pale18B: American Pale Alena

Table 12: Dark American Beer (15 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stColm HassettAmbarella19A: American Amber Alesouth kildare brewers
2ndMartin HoldenVooDoo Doll19A: American Amber AleNottingham brewers group
3rdPaddy O’RiordanCitra Dark19C: American Brown Ale
HMWill Davies
Co-Brewer: Pete Davies
5 & Drive19A: American Amber AleBristol Brewing Circle

Table 13: American Porter and Stout; Baltic Porter (25 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stAnthony WarhurstThe Beast From The (Y)East20C: Russian Imperial StoutBrewcialism
2ndNick SwannGrease Monkey20A: American PorterR.E.B.E.L. Homebrew Club
3rdTony MilnerRIS20C: Russian Imperial StoutBOOHS

Table 14: IPA (42 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stSean ClarkeMagic Tree IPA21A: American IPA
2ndBen Kassous
Co-Brewer: Jamie Scott
Mother India21A: American IPA
3rdJosh SmithLila 21B: Specialty IPALondon Beer Lab Homebrew Club

Table 15: Strong American Ale (14 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stFraser WithersBig Foot22B: American Strong Alebrewcialism
2ndFraser WithersDeath Star22A: Double IPAbrewcialism
3rdAleksandr MaznovMeridian IPA22A: Double IPA

Table 16: European Sour Ale (9 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stReece Hugill
Co-Brewer: Josef Lythe
Ich Bin Ein Berliner23A: Berliner Weisse
2ndRichard CallerGammel Geueze23E: GueuzeManchester Homebrew
3rdRichard CallerBoering Beer23D: LambicManchester Homebrew

Table 17: Belgian Ale (25 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stRobert EdwardsKinky Karaoke24A: Witbier
2ndDerrick Elsey
Co-Brewer: Derrick Elsey
Saison De Elsey25B: Saison
3rdArturas Navickas
Co-Brewer: Brendan Murphy
August Gold24C: Biere de GardeNBC South Kildare Brewers

Table 18: Trappist Ale (23 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stPhill TurnerVest Male Tripel26C: Belgian TripelLondon Amateur Brewers
2ndJonathan FinchThree Graces Tripel26C: Belgian TripelLondon Amateur Brewers ('LAB')
3rdBrendan Murphy
Co-Brewer: Arturus
Old Belgian26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleKildare Brewers

Table 19: American Wild Ale (25 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMatt DuttonCoup D’Etat28A: Brett BeerManchester Homebrew Club
2ndChris LewisSelf Destruction Sequence Initiated28A: Brett BeerGlasgow Homebrewers
3rdRoger Burslem-Rotheroe Current Situation 28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
HMRoger Burslem-Rotheroe Subtle Balance28C: Soured Fruit Beer

Table 20: Fruit Beer; Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (21 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stMalcolm NewtonBelgian Chocolate30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerMidlands Craft Brewers
2ndJean Torgovitsky
Co-Brewer: Neta Torgovitsky
Desert Acacia (Shita) Neta’s Cherry Porter29A: Fruit BeerBeer Sheva
3rdTony MilnerVanilla Porter30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerBOOHS

Table 21: Smoked and Wood aged Beer (18 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stAnthony WarhurstImperious Old Bastard33B: Specialty Wood-Aged BeerBrewcialism
2ndThe Ken Bazley
Co-Brewer: Retribution & LAB Members
LARISBRIS33B: Specialty Wood-Aged BeerLAB
3rdAndrew JardineWood33A: Wood-Aged BeerBOOHS

Table 22: Specialty, Historical, and Alternative Fermentables Beer (20 entries)

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stLee ImminsFox And Groot31A: Alternative Grain Beer
2ndWill Davies
Co-Brewer: Peter Davies
Chaff Life34C: Experimental BeerBristol Brewing Circle
3rdTim WeeninkVelomobile31A: Alternative Grain BeerLondon Amateur Brewers
HMCraig LanchberyGan Raj34A: Clone Beer