Thank you for your interest in the London And South East Craft Brewing Competition 2017 organized by London Amateur Brewers, SOMEWHERE in London.

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

If you have not registered and are willing to be a judge or steward, please register: judge | steward.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

Dates and venues are to be confirmed and not yet finalised on this site

 

 

The London and South East Craft Brewing Competition and festival is a BCJP sanctioned competition where your homebrewed beers are assessed by qualified judges against current style guidelines. Score sheets and written feedback are provided on each entry. Rosettes, certificates and prizes  are awarded in each of 13 category groupings and for Best of Show places.

The beers are then made available to sample and discuss with fellow competitors and friends in a festival-type setting in the afternoon - providing a unique opportunity to sample hundreds of homebrews, arranged in their style groupings, with great and excellent examples of the styles flagged. A rare chance to compare your beers against others brewed to the same style, or just to explore the wide range of styles being made today.

This year's competition is being held at SOMEWHERE TBD, London.

Afterwards, celebrations will continue at SOMEWHERE ELSE TBD


Beers will be assessed against BJCP Style Guidelines 2015 available via this link.

Eligibility: This competition is open to everyone, worldwide. 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. 


 

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Where

 

SOMEWHERE easily accessible from SOME LOCAL UNDERGROUND stations.


When

MAYBE Saturday 20th May 2017

  • Judging session - 9am - 12pm
  • Staff lunch - 12-1pm
  • Competitor entry - 1-5pm an award ceremony and prize giving during the afternoon.

Important Deadlines

  • Register online and pay for all entries - no later than 11:55pm Sat SOME DATE 2017
  • Delivery of entries to the brewery in person or by delivery service -  to arrive no earlier than SOME DATE and no later than ANOTHER DATE at SOMEWHERE.

Entry Cost & Essentials

Entry fee is £10 (plus any PayPal handling fees) for the first beer entered. This includes entry to the awards ceremony and festival. Entry includes a festival glass for the first 100 paid entrants through the door.

Subsequent beer entries cost only £5.00 each (plus any pay pal handling fees).

PayPal handling fees are beyond our control. Paying for multiple entries in the same transaction may be cheaper than many individual transactions.

Friends/supporters entry to the festival and awards ceremony is £10 cash on the door on the day. Entry includes a festival glass for the first 100 paid entrants through the door.

At the festival no charges are made for homebrew. No charge to fill your glass all afternoon.

Competitors are encouraged to come along and share your beers with your friends and fellow competitors.

Sampling many homebrews within a style category, with good and excellent examples clearly flagged is a great opportunity to learn about a style and how you can improve your brewing. With examples entered across nearly all styles it's also a great opportunity to explore the world of beer. You may well find a new style to try to brew.


Food

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for staff, stewards and judges.

FOOD INFO HERE.


How to Enter

1. Register yourself on this site via the Registration page, Enter your beer(s) into the correct category and pay the fee via PayPal using the My Info and Entries Info page of this site. For help selecting a category see the BJCP Style Guidelines 2015.  The Judges and organisers will not reclassify entries so please choose styles carefully. E-mail the Competition Organiser if you need guidance.  Last date for registration/entries/payment SOME DATE 2017

You do not need to enter any recipe details, in fact only the style of beer is made available to the judges plus any special notes required for some styles. The system will force you to enter any required information.

We do produce a festival program and feel it is useful to include the ABV, so please enter ABV for each beer.

2. Label each of your beers as per the Bottle Acceptance Rules in the Entry Info page of this site.

3. Package your entries and then drop off or ship your entry to the drop off location of your choice.

Drop at, or ship to, the designated site(s) to arrive NO EARLIER than the SOME DATE 2017and NO LATER than SOME DATE 2017

4. Come along in person on  SOME DATE 2017 from 1pm to sample beers with your competitors and friends. 


Style and Award Categories

Styles will be grouped into beer categories/tables. Rosettes and prizes are awarded for the first 3 places in each category. A  framed certificate is provided to the winner.

The winner of each category progresses to a Best of Show final. There are rosettes and prizes for the top 3 places in the Best of Show.

There is also an award for the best label/clip design. Entries will be judged on originality, quality, professionalism, and beer name.

 

Styles will be grouped together to form judging flights. Beers will be judged against the style guideline under which it was entered. The best beers of each style category within the flight will be judged to obtain the winners of the flight. 


The competitions are non-profit. Funds from the competition are used to run the competition itself, including food provision for volunteers at the event. A small amount may be used to support the training of judges (for example to purchase off-flavour kits). Everything else is fed back as prizes or used to pay for up-front costs for the next competition. All the organisers and judges volunteer their time freely to support the homebrewing community.

 



 

Contact

In the first instance contact the Competition Organiser, Lee Immins, by mailto:simianbrewing@btinternet.com

 


 

Competition Officials

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

  • Mark Charlwood — Head Judges
  • Mick Harrison — Competition Coordinator
  • Lee Immins — Competition Organiser

Sponsors

London Amateur Brewers is proud to have the following sponsors for the London And South East Craft Brewing Competition 2017.

Craft Brewing Association
United Kingdom
Craft Brewing Association
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.
London Amateur Brewers
We meet at UBREW, Bermondsey on the first Monday of every month
London Amateur Brewers
We are an enthusiastic and informal group of home-brewers from London and the Home Counties who meet to share their skills, knowledge (and beer), to widen their appreciation of the world’s finest drink, and improve the beer they make themselves. If you’re a beginner interested in getting into homebrewing or an experienced brewer looking to improve your beers, come along… We meet at 6pm on the first Monday of every month, at UBREW, Bermondsey. Our meetings cater for a wide range of ages, and all levels of experience – from beginners looking to learn through to experts honing their technique. We are affiliated to the Craft Brewing Association and The National Associatiin Of Wine and Beermakers.
UBREW
Bermondsey, London
UBREW
UBREW is an open brewery. Simply put, that means you join as a member, turn up, and brew your own beers with our professional equipment and a community of like-minded beer lovers. Brew like a pro with your new stainless steel system. British built conical fermenters, immaculately insulated mash tuns and boilers that could kick the moon out of orbit if they weren't so busy brewing beer - all at your disposal. We know that you don't just love to brew - you also love to drink the brew. Which is why we're putting a craft beer pub front of house. We'll also be selling member made beer there. So if you want to brew, drink and sell beer, we have all of that covered. Beer doesn't get any more local than this. Brewing is exactly like drinking - it's best done with friends. That's why our community events are so important. Brewery tours, brewing competitions and beer tasting are just some of the schenanigans you'll be getting up to.
Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP)
USA
Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP)
The purpose of the Beer Judge Certification Program is to: •Encourage knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the world's diverse beer, mead, and cider styles;•Promote, recognize, and advance beer, mead, and cider tasting, evaluation, and communication skills; and•Develop standardized tools, methods, and processes for the structured evaluation, ranking and feedback of beer, mead, and cider. We certify and rank beer judges through an examination and monitoring process, sanction competitions, and provide educational resources for current and future judges.
National Association Of Wine And Beer Makers (Amateur)
UK
National Association Of Wine And Beer Makers (Amateur)
The ‘National Association of Wine and Beermakers’ is the primary organisation in England that draws together individuals, clubs, and federations in England who are involved in amateur wine and beer making. We hold an annual show -details on the website.
The National Guild Of Wine And Beer Judges
UK
The National Guild Of Wine And Beer Judges
The National Guild of Wine and Beer Judges is the body responsible for setting and maintaining the standards for judging at shows throughout England and Wales. It was founded in 1963 by a group of people who had become concerned at the variability of judging standards at various shows.The Guild holds an annual conference for Judges, which provides a useful forum for discussion and seeks to maintain standards by holding open judging for entries in a wine and beer competition staged at the conference.The guild also has a newsletter to keep judges informed and maintains the judges handbook. This is the judges bible and defines the standard which all judges apply at competitions.