UK National Homebrew Competition
Thank you for your interest in the UK National Homebrew Competition organized by UK NHC.
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.
Entry Registration is Open
399 entries have been added to the system as of 17:57, GMT, Saturday 9 December, 2023. There is a limit of 400 entries for this competition.
342 paid entries are in the system as of 17:57, GMT, Saturday 9 December, 2023. There is a limit of 400 paid entries for this competition.
To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.
Judge and Steward Registration is Open
If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.
If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.
This competition is BJCP sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 18 or older. NB This competition is only for amateur brewers, if you own or run a commercial brewery then please do not enter as you will be disqualified. If you are a brewer at a commercial brewery owned by someone else then you are free to enter any beer you have personally brewed at home, however, may be excluded from winning some prizes at the discretion of the company offering the prize, EG a brew day at a commercial brewery.
All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.
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.).
The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.
The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.
Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.
Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.
The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on the number of entries. All possible efforts will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.
The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.
Bottles will not be returned to entrants.
Entry fees are not refundable.
Each entry will consist of 2 x 330 to 500 ml capped bottles or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.
500ml brown glass or PET bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing-top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles. Cans are not accepted at this time due to low numbers of homebrewers using them and the far higher risk of entries being unintentionally unblinded
Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.
All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by the method specified on the bottle label.
Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.
You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.
- Sarah Pantry — Competition Coordinator
UK NHC is proud to have the following sponsors for the UK National Homebrew Competition.