Thank you for your interest in the UK National Homebrew Competition organized by UK National Homebrew Competition, Bristol.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

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Rules

The competition will use the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

All entrants will receive score sheets and commentary prepared by judges who are recognized by either the BJCP or NGWBJ, or have significant experience/training (eg professional brewers).

 

Winners will be announced upon completion of the competition.

 

Eligibility: This competition is open to everyone. Competition Organizers, staff, judges and stewards may enter the competition. Measures are in place to ensure fair, anonymous, judging. Judges and stewards will not be assigned to categories that they have entered. Entries must have been made at home. Those made in commercial establishments, including brew-on-premise establishments, are not eligible. Categories: All beer will be judged as per the 2015 BJCP style guidelines.

 



NOTE: Brewers may enter ONE beer per subcategory (you may still enter multiple beers in a category - i.e. entering 14A, 14B and 14C is allowed. Entering more than one beer in 8B is not). This applies to all categories.

 

 For full guidelines, go to:http://www.bjcp.org/stylecenter.php

 

 Judges and competition organizers will not reclassify entries so please choose styles carefully. Styles may be collapsed and combined at the discretion of the competition organizers.

 

 

 

Entry fee: £10 first entry, £6 each additional entry.Online Registration only:http://www.nationalhomebrewcompetition.org.uk

 

 

 

Paypal payment only. 

 

 

Entries: For each entry, the brewer must submit the following:

 

 

 

    • Two 330-568ml brown or green glass or PET (Coopers type) bottles. Bottles must be free of labels, and any other identifying marks must be blacked out. Bottles will not be returned. Bottles with engraved or embossed lettering should be avoided but are acceptable. Beers may be bottle conditioned or force carbonated. 

 

    • Bottle labels, attached securely to each bottle with a rubber band. Labels secured bytape, glue, or other means will result in a non-refundable disqualification. 

 

    • The appropriate fee, based on the tot al number of entries. Paypal only

 

    • Entries should be submitted no earlier than 25 August 2016 and no later than 5:00 PM on 6 September 2015. Register entries online at any time before 5pm on 31st August, at http://www.nationallhomebrewcompetition.org.uk For a full list of entry drop-off points, and our mail in location, see the website. This applies to ALL entries. Judges and Stewards WILL NOT be permitted to bring beer on the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judging: Each entry will be judged by a panel of at least two judges, where possible with at least one of whom has achieved a minimum rank of Recognized by the BJCP. The first round of judging will determine the top three entries in each award category. Medals will be awarded for each of the top three entries in each category (note: medals will not be awarded to beers that score below 21, judges do not have to award all placings, there can be no joint placings). The first-place entry in each award category will then compete for Best of Show.

 

 

 

Club of the Year Trophy: All category placings will accrue points towards the club trophy (1st=6; 2nd=4; 3rd=2; HM=1). The club with the highest number of points will retain the trophy for 1 year. Entrants with multiple clubs list will be allowed to count in more than one club.

 

BJCP Experience: Judges and stewards will receive experience points toward advancement in the BJCP. All judges and stewards will be required to fill out registration and waiver forms.

 

Judges and stewards will NOT be allowed to bring entries on the day of the completion.

 

Judging score sheets and prizes (where applicable) will be sent out shortly after the competition. Competition organizers reserve the right to disqualify any entries, without refund. Questions or disputes will be settled by competition coordinators; their decisions will be final.

 

The judging floor will be closed to all except judges, stewards and organizers. The announcement of results, awards ceremony and raffle will be open to the public, starting at around 4 p.m. Entry will be free.

 

The intention is that the remaining beer be shared at the prize giving and in a social event afterwards. Bottles remaining from judging will be made available and entrants attending the award are invited to bring additional samples of their entries to share with others.

 

 

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via the Contact section.

  • Ali Kocho-Williams — Competition Coordinator