Account Registration

You can create your account today through Sunday 22 April, 2018 23:59, BST.

Judges and stewards may register now through Tuesday 13 February, 2018 00:01, GMT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Sunday 22 April, 2018 23:59, BST.

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Entry Fees

£10.00 (GBP) per entry. £5.00 per entry after the 1st entry.

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BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

1A American Light Lager1B American Lager1C Cream Ale
1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager
2C International Dark Lager3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
4B Festbier4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier
5B Kolsch5C German Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Marzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier7C Kellerbier
8A Munich Dunkel8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock
9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier
10B Dunkels Weissbier10C Weizenbock11A Ordinary Bitter
11B Best Bitter11C Strong Bitter12A English Golden Ale
12B Australian Sparkling Ale12C English IPA13A Dark Mild
13B English Brown Ale13C English Porter14A Scottish Light
14B Scottish Heavy14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale
15B Irish Stout15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout
16B Oatmeal Stout16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout
17A English Strong Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale
19A American Amber Ale19B California Common19C American Brown Ale
20A American Porter20B American Stout20C Imperial Stout
21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA21B1 Belgian IPA
21B2 Black IPA21B3 Brown IPA21B4 Red IPA
21B5 Rye IPA21B6 White IPA22A Double IPA
22B American Strong Ale22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine
23A Berliner Weisse23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin
23D Lambic23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26A Trappist Single26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel
26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer27A1 Gose
27A2 Piwo Grodziskie27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier
27A5 Sahti27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager
27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter27A9 London Brown Ale28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer28C Wild Specialty Beer29A Fruit Beer
29B Fruit and Spice Beer29C Speciality Fruit Beer30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
30B Autumn Seasonal Beer30C Winter Seasonal Beer31A Alternative Grain Beer
31B Alternative Sugar Beer32A Classic Style Smoked Beer32B Specialty Smoked Beer
33A Wood-Aged Beer33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer34B Mixed-Style Beer
34C Experimental Beer  

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Entry Limit

There is a limit of 525 entries for this competition.

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Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 3 entries.

Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory – exceptions are detailed below.

Each entrant is limited to to 1 entry for the following subcategory:

  • Custom Style:

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Pay Entry Fees

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal

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Entry Acceptance Rules

Competitors must REGISTER themselves, their BEERS and PAY VIA Paypal, on this site, prior the end of March. Entires may then be amended through to 22 April 2017.

 

Volume required (per entry) but bring more if you like:

  • Minimum of 3 different bottles totalling 1.5 litres (or more). For example  3x500ml / 5x330ml / 3x660ml or any combinations of bottle sizes.

As this is a home brew competition and festival only one bottle is certain to be judged.  

The remainder will be available for sampling to all attendees after judging. This is a great learning opportunity for attendees and judges and we appreciate having enough of your beer for this rare experience to sample beers of one style category set out side by side, with good and excellent examples of the style flagged.

Bottles will not be returned. They can be collected at the end of the event, at 5PM.

Labelling Bottles

  • We need one bottle per entry labelled for judging which must be free of all other labels and other identifying marks. Print out an entry label from this site and place in a plastic zip lock bag (for identification in case of shipping breakages) and then attach to the beer bottle with a rubber band only. Use your smallest bottles for the judging bottle.

  • The other bottles for the festival must be identifiable by name. They can be labelled with your own design including the name of the beer, or alternatively attach further labels printed from this site. There is a prize for best label.

  • Note that other bottles may be used for judging, for example if the initial bottle arrives damaged or is infected when opened. Fresh bottles are opened for the Best of Show judging. The stewards ensure these secondary bottles are served blind to the judges (generally by serving via a jug)

An award will be given for the best label/clip design. Entries will gain points for originality, professionalism, and beer name.

 

For any queries, in  the first instance contact the Competition Organiser, Lee Immins, by E-mail

 

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Drop-Off Location

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Tuesday 1 May, 2018 12:00, BST through Friday 18 May, 2018 17:00, BST.

Four Pure Tap Room ( Fridays 4pm-8pm & Saturdays 11am-8pm)
Bermondsey Trading Estate, Rotherhithe New Rd, London SE16 3LL
020 3744 2141
*Open Fridays 4pm-8pm and Saturdays 11am-8pm. This is all in the heart of our brewery, located next to South Bermondsey rail station (one stop from London Bridge), a short walk from Bermondsey (Jubilee Underground) or Surrey Quays (London Overground).

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Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Tuesday 1 May, 2018 12:00, BST through Friday 18 May, 2018 17:00, BST.

Ship entries to:

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

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

If you live in the United States, please note that it is illegal to ship your entries via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Private shipping companies have the right to refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass and/or alcoholic beverages. Be aware that entries mailed internationally are often required by customs to have proper documentation. These entries might be opened and/or returned to the shipper by customs officials at their discretion. It is solely your responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

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Judging Session Locations and Dates

Friday Evening Judging, First Round
Fourpure Limited 22 Bermondsey Trading Estate, Rotherhithe New Road, London SE16 3LL
Friday 18 May, 2018 18:00, BST

Saturday Morning Judging, First Round
Fourpure Limited 22 Bermondsey Trading Estate, Rotherhithe New Road, London SE16 3LL
Saturday 19 May, 2018 10:00, BST

Saturday Afternoon Judging, First Round
Fourpure Limited 22 Bermondsey Trading Estate, Rotherhithe New Road, London SE16 3LL
Saturday 19 May, 2018 14:00, BST

Sunday Morning Judging, First Round and BoS
Fourpure Limited 22 Bermondsey Trading Estate, Rotherhithe New Road, London SE16 3LL
Sunday 20 May, 2018 10:00, BST

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Awards Ceremony

Fourpure Brewing Co.
Fourpure Limited, 22 Bermondsey Trading Estate, Rotherhithe New Road, London SE16 3LL
Sunday 20 May, 2018 15:00, BST

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