September 3rd 2011 will see the UK's first BJCP sanctioned National Homebrew Competition.
The competition will be held at the Tobacco Factory in Southville, Bristol.
All entrants will receive score sheets and commentary prepared by judges recognized by the BJCP. Winners will be announced upon completion of the competition.
Eligibility: This competition is open to everyone. Entries must have been made at home. Those made in commercial establishments, including brew-on-premise establishments, are not eligible.
Categories: All beer, cider and mead will be judged as per the 2008 BJCP style guidelines. For full guidelines, go to: http://www.bjcp.org/stylecenter.php
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: £5 first entry, £3 each additional entry.
Online Registration only: http://www.bristolhomebrewcompetition.org.uk
Paypal payment is preferable and can be made online, cheques will be accepted by arrangement with the competition organisers.
Entries: For each entry, the brewer must submit the following:
• A completed competition entry form, available online when you register;
• Two 330-568ml brown or green glass 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.
• Bottle labels, attached securely to each bottle with a rubber band. Labels secured by
tape, glue, or other means will result in a non-refundable disqualification.
• The appropriate fee, based on the total number of entries. Paypal or cheque only.
Entries should be submitted no earlier than 4 August 2011 and no later than 5:00 PM
on 26 August 2011. Register entries online at any time before 5pm on 26 August, at http://www.bristolhomebrewcompetition.org.uk
For a full list of entry drop-off points, and our mail in location, go here:http://www.bristolhomebrewcompetition
.o ... poffs.html
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. Rosettes will be awarded for each of the top three entries in each category.
The first-place entry in each award category will then compete for Best of Show.
There will be a club trophy based on points for placings.
It should be stressed that this is a competition NOT a festival and no tastings of entries will be offered.
Judges and stewards will be needed on the day (lunch and beer provided). Please contact the organisers or register online.
The competition is sponsored by:
Bristol Beer Factory
The Malt Miller
Brew Your Own Magazine
Victory Brewing Company
[astute listeners will have noticed that this was the Bristol Homebrew Competition. As a result of the failure of the national body to organise a competition, this has now taken its place]