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

There were 327 entries judged and 262 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
1stJosh SmithSplit Your Infinities29A: Fruit Beer

Brewer of the Year (125 Participating Brewers)

1stJorge Pizarro Ramos20012.00

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Club of the Year (46 Participating Clubs)

1stLondon Amateur Brewers145133.00

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Winning Entries

Table 1: Pale Lager & Pilsner (20 entries)

1stSean O'TooleRake At the Gates of Helles Tonight4A: Munich Helles
2ndIan CosierApres-Festbier4B: Festbier
3rdJonathan PurdieFirst Contact4A: Munich Helles

Table 2: Amber & Dark Lager (15 entries)

1stRich CallerSomething Goaty6C: Dunkels Bock
2ndRob McVeyMunich Dunkel8A: Munich Dunkel
3rdRob GallagherKafka's Dark Prognosis3D: Czech Dark Lager

Table 3: Wheat & Rye (13 entries)

1stAnthony Warhurst Shamen Juice27A5: Sahti
2ndKeith BaileySventyfrty10A: Weissbier
3rdJames PettiforYakutian10C: Weizenbock

Table 4: Pale Ale (13 entries)

1stJason AustinGolden Quench12A: English Golden Ale
2ndMatic TrlepThe Great Unknown24B: Belgian Pale Ale
3rdMark SandersonCat's Cradle12A: English Golden Ale

Table 5: American Pale Ale (18 entries)

1stKieren Key
Co-Brewer: Digby Key
Hipster Pale18B: American Pale Ale
2ndSimon Pipola
Co-Brewer: Beer Boars
Poppy 201918B: American Pale Ale
3rdLee KellettMarooned5 18B: American Pale Ale

Table 6: IPA (15 entries)

1stDave Strachan
Co-Brewer: Richard Davies
IPA21A: American IPA
2ndMatthew HalesHazy Dayz21A: American IPA
3rdKieren Key
Co-Brewer: Digby Key
Sucker Punch21A: American IPA

Table 7: Speciality IPA (26 entries)

1stDarren Sloan
Co-Brewer: Pete Lewis
What Does the Fox Say?21B5: Rye IPA
2ndSasha MaznovDeadman's Special21B1: Belgian IPA
3rdRhys DaviesWhite Walker21B6: White IPA

Table 8: Amber Ale (15 entries)

1stNick DavisToo Alt To Rock 'n' Roll, Too Young To Die7B: Altbier
2ndSteven ScottWee Dusty's Delight11B: Best Bitter
3rdAndrew Oldridge4th Time Lucky19A: American Amber Ale

Table 9: Brown Ale (12 entries)

1stGarreth SmithGhosts Will Haunt My Bones 13B: English Brown Ale
2ndJonathan FleckFuddy-Duddy13A: Dark Mild
3rdRich CallerDamn It19C: American Brown Ale

Table 10: Porter (17 entries)

1stCharles Abbott
Co-Brewer: Jason Jones
Heavy On the Chips13C: English Porter
2ndRichard ClibbornHopping Puffin Porter13C: English Porter
3rdReinis StasulsBlack Honey13C: English Porter

Table 11: Stout (18 entries)

1stSimon GladdingAmerican Stout20B: American Stout
2ndAllen BowdenBege Stout20B: American Stout
3rdLee ImminsSpace Monkey Stout16D: Foreign Extra Stout

Table 12: Imperial Stout (21 entries)

1stVesna PotočnikSkrpet20C: Imperial Stout
2ndBojan Grdinic
Co-Brewer: Tapirs
Tzar Tapir I20C: Imperial Stout
3rdRobbie Gaston
Co-Brewer: Tim Passmore And Hugh Rowberry
Tsarry Night20C: Imperial Stout

Table 13: Strong Ale (13 entries)

1stOran KennedyWee Heavy17C: Wee Heavy
2ndIan CosierCabin Fever22C: American Barleywine
3rdRichard BradfordWee Heavy17C: Wee Heavy
HMRob GallagherHume's Heavy Induction17C: Wee Heavy

Table 14: Belgian & French (31 entries)

1stJorge Pizarro RamosCraufurds Quad26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
2ndCraig ReayCraigs #5126C: Belgian Tripel
3rdRichard BradfordSaison Belges25B: Saison

Table 15: Sour (21 entries)

1stSimon KoštomajBerlingo Passion28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
2ndDomen SrebotSad Hyene23B: Flanders Red Ale
3rdDarren WhittingtonLactoballistic28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
HMTom Gardner Seven Tales Gose27A1: Gose

Table 16: Fruit (19 entries)

1stJosh SmithSplit Your Infinities29A: Fruit Beer
2ndKarol ArizaAjá Maracuyá29A: Fruit Beer
3rdJoao Hilario
Co-Brewer: Robbie Gaston, Tim Passmore
Pinard St JacquesPRX3: Italian Grape Ale

Table 17: Spice, Herb & Vegetable (15 entries)

1stMatthew HalesSweet Like Chocolate 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndLee KellettMarooned At High Tea30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdTom Gardner Chocolate Chilli Black IPA30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 18: Wood Aged & Smoke (17 entries)

1stStuart HazeldenMacAroon33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndMark SandersonRauch6B: Rauchbier
3rdLee ImminsNot As Good As Fraser Withers33A: Wood-Aged Beer
HMMalcolm NewtonParkin Porter33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Table 19: Speciality (8 entries)

1stJorge Pizarro RamosCraufurds Brett Stout28A: Brett Beer
2ndAndrew HutchinsonNervii28C: Wild Specialty Beer
3rdMark CharlwoodNolo34C: Experimental Beer