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

Thanks and Good Luck To All Who Entered the UK National Homebrew Competition!

There are 401 registered entries and 256 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

As of 06:10, there are 0 received and processed entries (this number will update as entries are picked up from drop-off locations and organized for judging).


The next UK National Homebrew Competition will be held in Bristol on the 16th February 2019.

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.

For full guidelines, go to:

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: £8 per first entry (plus any PayPal handling fees), £5 per subsequent entry (plus any PayPal handling fees).

Online Registration only:

Paypal payment only. 

There is a limit of 400 paid entries. The entry system will lock at 400 paid entries and all unpaid entries will be deleted at this time. Brewers are limited to a maximum of four (4) entries each.

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 clear tape.
  • The appropriate fee, based on the total number of entries. Paypal only.
  • Entries should be posted or dropped off no earlier than 21st January 2018 and no later than 5:00 PM on  8th February 2019. Register entries online at any time before 5pm on 27th January 2018, at 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 30, 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; Honourable Mention=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.

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 5 p.m. Entry will be free.

Judging Session Locations and Dates

Bristol Brewery School
20A Wilson St, Bristol, BS2 9HH
Saturday 16 February, 2019 09:00, GMT

Competition Officials

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

  • Phil Moulder — Treasurer
  • Sam Tait — Head Judge
  • Chris Tazewell — Organiser


UKNHC is proud to have the following for the UK National Homebrew Competition.

Craft Brewing Association (UK)
The Craft Brewing Association is a volunteer, self-help group of homebrewers who wish to maintain the craft of brewing in the UK and improve their beers. The CBA is recognized by CAMRA as the UK's national home brewing organisation.
New Bristol Brewery