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Thanks to all who participated in the UK National Homebrew Competition.

There were 312 entries judged and 251 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stCharles Read500 Miles17C: Wee HeavyReading Amateur Brewers
2ndSimon StubbingsPlumbers Mate 13A: Dark Mild
3rdAndrew AitchisonDortmund No More5C: German Helles ExportbierScottish Craft Brewers
HMLaura BraidSchwarzbier8B: Schwarzbier

Champion Brewer (159 Participating Brewers)

1stRick Woolliss1117.01 Twickenham Boars
2ndJerry Pringle1106.01 Reading Amateur Brewers
3rdAdam Waterson1015.01 Barnsley Homebrew Club

Scores and tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology. Numbers reflected are rounded to the hundredth place. Hover over or tap the question mark icon () for the actual calculated value.

Best Club (39 Participating Clubs)

1stReading Amateur Brewers320016.03
2ndNorwich Amateur Brewers301113.03

Scores and tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology. Numbers reflected are rounded to the hundredth place. Hover over or tap the question mark icon () for the actual calculated value.

Winning Entries

Table 1: Hazy IPA (24 entries)

1stMikko SaloSfääri21C: Hazy IPAPanomaju
2ndTimo OjaHei Hei Isi21C: Hazy IPAPanomaju
3rdMuhis Elwan
Co-Brewer: Roope Ruuhonen
Northern Haze V221C: Hazy IPAPanomaju

Table 2: American IPA (18 entries)

1stBartosz LeniecModern West21A: American IPAReading Amateur Brewers
2ndTimo OjaAmerikka21A: American IPAPanomaju
3rdRick WoollissLeft To My Own Devices 21A: American IPATwickenham Boars

Table 3: British Isles Red & Brown (19 entries)

1stSimon StubbingsPlumbers Mate 13A: Dark Mild
2ndNick WebbBrown Ale13B: British Brown AlePlace To Brew
3rdLes Manley49'er13C: English PorterLondon Amateur Brewers

Table 4: Stout (17 entries)

1stAdam WatersonBlack Coffee16A: Sweet StoutBarnsley Homebrew Club
2ndDavid MetcalfeCecil's Stout15C: Irish Extra Stout
3rdStuart HubbardDark Matter16B: Oatmeal Stout

Table 5: British Amber & Pale (21 entries)

1stKeith BaileyPrizefighter 12A: British Golden AleNorwich Amateur Brewers
2ndRick WoollissRace To the Horizon11B: Best BitterTwickenham Boars
3rdArthur OlcotHills and Hangovers14A: Scottish LightLondon Amateur Brewers

Table 6: Belgian and French (21 entries)

1stSimon BrattonJan Belgian Blond25A: Belgian Blond Ale
2ndSimon ThompsonTin Tin A Go Go26A: Belgian SingleTwickenham Boars
3rdRich HumphreyMagic Number26C: Belgian TripelNorwich Amateur Brewers
HMNick DavisLongbows At Agincourt24C: Bière de Garde Anglian Craft Brewers

Table 7: Sour and Wild (21 entries)

1stMarc HannewaldIncarnadine 28C: Wild Specialty Beer Norwich Amateur Brewers
2ndStuart WatkinsSpring Solstice28A: Brett Beer REBEL Homebrewers
3rdNathan EdwardsFleur de Sel23G: GoseREBEL Homebrewers
HMMarc HannewaldOberon 28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer Norwich Amateur Brewers

Table 8: Other IPA (17 entries)

1stDanny ClarkeNo Grey21B2: Black IPA Norwich Amateur Brewers
2ndMatti IsosomppiWcdipa22A: Double IPAPanomaju
3rdBrett Harman Boba's Bipa21B2: Black IPA The Hop Addition Homebrew Club

Table 9: Other Lagers (27 entries)

1stRowan GilmoreCzech Yourself 3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerHomebrew Collab (Bristol)
2ndMarissa TruglioGold Leaf RobynLSX5: New Zealand PilsnerReading Amateur Brewers
3rdAdam WatersonKiwi OraLSX5: New Zealand PilsnerBarnsley Homebrew Club
HMMark HopkinsLagtra 2A: International Pale LagerLondon Amateur Brewers

Table 10: Pale to Brown Strong (23 entries)

1stCharles Read500 Miles17C: Wee HeavyReading Amateur Brewers
2ndJerry PringleOld Napper17D: English Barley WineReading Amateur Brewers
3rdKevin Surridge-DinesHere You Go :)17B: Old AleAnglian Craft Brewers

Table 11: Dark Strong (17 entries)

1stJerry PringleA Tribute26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleReading Amateur Brewers
2ndJames PettiforClydesdale20C: Imperial StoutAnglian Craft Brewers
3rdStuart HubbardImperator20C: Imperial Stout
HMDan McGeeTainted Girls and Motel Frills26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleWee County Brewers, Ireland

Table 12: Weird (29 entries)

1stRick WoollissTrade Your Passion For Glory34B: Mixed-Style Beer Twickenham Boars
2ndBarry LongRory's Irish Red29A: Fruit Beer Wee County Brewers
3rdMalcolm NewtonSo I Shall Call You Keith33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Midland Craft Brewers
HMMarkku LeminenSweet Dreams30D: Specialty Spice Beer Panomaju

Table 13: German (20 entries)

1stAndrew AitchisonDortmund No More5C: German Helles ExportbierScottish Craft Brewers
2ndPaul WillisDas Bier5D: German PilsHomebrew Collab (Bristol)
3rdLuke RussellAndechs Gon' Give It To Ya4C: Helles BockLondon Amateur Brewers

Table 14: American Ales (22 entries)

1stShinji OgasawaraThe Black One20A: American Porter
2ndOlli-Pekka NiinimäkiBrow Ale #219C: American Brown AlePanomaju
3rdCraig AgnorAccidental Amber19A: American Amber AleLondon Amateur Brewers
4thGoran Boneta
Co-Brewer: Anita Vranjić Boneta
Amwh1D: American Wheat Beer#zaljev
HMIan ParkerTahoe Sundown19B: California CommonHomebrew Collab (Bristol)

Table 15: Euro Amber & Dark (16 entries)

1stLaura BraidSchwarzbier8B: Schwarzbier
2ndOwen PuckettProf Chem's Magical Marzen6A: MärzenThe Hop Addition Homebrew Club
3rdArthur OlcotStormin' Normal8B: SchwarzbierLondon Amateur Brewers
HMRobert IafratiAppetite For Decoction 3D: Czech Dark LagerBristol Craft Brewers