Thank you for your interest in the London And South East Craft Brewing Competition 2018 organized by London Amateur Brewers, Fourpure Brewing Company, Bermondsey, 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.

Entry Registration is Open

488 entries have been added to the system as of 06:56, Wednesday 21 February, 2018.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Rules

 

 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 (or more) 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 Fourpure Brewing Co., Bermondsey London.

Afterwards, celebrations will continue at the Fourpure tap room.


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

Fourpure Limited 22 Bermondsey Trading Estate, Rotherhithe New Road, London SE16 3LL


When

Sunday 20th May 2017

  • Competitor entry - 1-6pm an award ceremony and prize giving during the afternoon.

Important Deadlines

  • Register online and pay for all entries - We expect payment by the end of March. Entries can then be amended/changed through to 22 April 2018.
  • Delivery of entries to the brewery in person :  No earlier than the 1 May and no later than Thursday 17th May. Fridays 4pm-8pm and Saturdays 11am-8pm. (times will extend when new tap room opening hours known)
  • Delivery of entries to the brewery by delivery service - No earlier than the the 1st May and no later than Thursday 17th May.

Entry Cost

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 140 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.

We need money to set up the competition and appreciate early payment, please pay as soon as you can. We expect payment by the end of March, but you can amend entries through to the closing date of 22 April.

 

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 140 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

Food will be provided for staff, stewards and judges at judging sessions.

There will be a pop-up food van at the Fourpure Tap Room.

 


How to Enter and Important Deadlines

1. Register yourself on this site via the Registration page.

2. 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 by 11:55 22 April 2018. Your entries must be named and categorised correctly by this date. No subsequent changes can be made, the system is locked down to allow for preparation for judging.

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.

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.

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

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

  • Delivery of entries to the brewery in person :  No earlier than the 1 May and no later than Thursday 17th May .Fridays 4pm-8pm and Saturdays 11am-8pm.
  • Delivery of entries to the brewery by delivery service - No earlier than the the 1st May and no later than Thursday 17th May.

 

5. Come along in person on 20 May 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.

A Champion Brewer will be decided with points being awarded for the top 5 places on each table - 10 for 1st, 9 for 2nd etc. The brewer with the most amount of points will win. Entries will be restricted toi 3 per brewer intially, but may be increased if spaces are available.

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 2018.

Fourpure Brewing Company
Bermondsey, London
Fourpure Brewing Company
Fourpure is a London based family brewery founded in 2013 by brothers Dan & Tom. Our approach to exceptional brewing is all about attention to detail, not cutting corners and innovating yet staying true to the principles of brewing – respecting the four core ingredients used to make beer: grain, yeast, hops and water. This was the inspiration for the name Fourpure. We produce a range of year round beers, available in keg and can format. It is not our normal practice to filter, fine or pasturise. They are designed to be accessible examples of their styles, inspired by our adventures. Suitable to be enjoyed with food or on their own. Since our birth in 2013, we’ve committed ourselves to producing the highest quality beers, and being at the forefront of brewing innovation and efficiency. Early in 2014 we were the very first UK-based craft brewery to start can their core range. Customers expect their beer to be fresh and flavorful and we believe that cans - with their protection from light and superior seal, combined with lower environmental impact - help us to get them the beer in the best possible condition!
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.
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.
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.