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

There were 330 entries judged and 297 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stRichard WilliamsSmells Lagery5C: German Helles ExportbierBedford Homebrewers
2ndLaura BraidOctoberness 6A: Märzen
3rdRobert IngoldbyNuremberg Hefeweizen10A: Weissbier
HMCarl Barrett
Co-Brewer: Serenna Barrett Nate Barrett
Good To Be Black16D: Foreign Extra Stout

Winning Entries

Table 1: Sour and wild (21 entries)

1stSean O'TooleMas Que NadaLSX4: Catharina Sour Midland Craft Brewers
2ndBarry LongUisce Bretta28A: Brett Beer Wee County Brewers
3rdMark SandersonCheckpoint Charlie23A: Berliner WeisseLondon Amateur Brewers

Table 2: American IPA (17 entries)

1stRick WoollissLeft To My Own Devices21A: American IPATwickenham Boars
2ndDale CharlesworthIt's A Snake Spider21A: American IPA
3rdDom AnthonyFlipper21A: American IPAAnglian Craft Brewers

Table 3: Specialty IPA (23 entries)

1stEuan WoodmanEuan Woodman21C: Hazy IPAHomebrew Collab (Bristol)
2ndOwen PuckettWhite Wizard Walking21B6: White IPA Butchers Hook Brewclub
3rdMathias BorjessonNull & Void21B2: Black IPA

Table 4: British and Irish beer (19 entries)

1stMark SandersonBluto's Beard13C: English PorterLondon Amateur Brewers
2ndRich HumphreyObsidian13C: English PorterNorwich Amateur Brewers
3rdLuke RussellRed Cortina15A: Irish Red AleLondon Amateur Brewers
HMBojan Grdinic
Co-Brewer: Monika Merlin Grdinic
Leftover RIS13A: Dark Mild

Table 5: British and Irish stout (14 entries)

1stCarl Barrett
Co-Brewer: Serenna Barrett Nate Barrett
Good To Be Black16D: Foreign Extra Stout
2ndRichard WilliamsHokum Stout16B: Oatmeal StoutBedford Homebrewers
3rdTomislav GmajnicKitzstout15C: Irish Extra Stout

Table 6: Porter and stout (31 entries)

1stMalcolm NewtonPoduszkowiec Pełen Węgorzy (Hovercraft Full Of Eels)9C: Baltic PorterMidland Craft Brewers
2ndTom NealeStill Only Counts As One20C: Imperial Stout
3rdMatt HazleyCopenhagen Suborbitals9C: Baltic PorterHomebrew Collab (Bristol)
HMIan SiviterAre You Experienced?20B: American StoutHertford Brew Club

Table 7: Strong British ale (21 entries)

1stJerry PringleOld Napper17D: English Barley WineReading Amateur Brewers
2ndPaddy GunnPaddys Old Ale17B: Old AleWee County Brewers (Ireland)
3rdIan BenfellOld Geoffers 17B: Old AleBarnsley Homebrew Club

Table 8: Pale American Ale (19 entries)

1stRick WoollissOrder Of Business18B: American Pale AleTwickenham Boars
2ndRichard WilliamsThe Beer Formerly Known As...18B: American Pale AleBedford Homebrewers
3rdMathias BorjessonRaw Citra18B: American Pale Ale
HMLucas StolarczykExpert Patrols18B: American Pale AleLondon Amateur Brewers

Table 9: American amber, brown and strong (18 entries)

1stJack DavisonOh Eh Where Did All Barley Go22B: American Strong AleNorwich Amateur Brewers
2ndIan CosierCabin Fever22C: American BarleywineLondon Amateur Brewers
3rdTim QuinlanEddie's Red19A: American Amber AleWater Into Beer
HMRobert IafratiGardens Of Lorien19B: California CommonHomebrew Collab (Bristol)

Table 10: Wheat beer (13 entries)

1stRobert IngoldbyNuremberg Hefeweizen10A: Weissbier
2ndLaura BraidGive A Hoot10C: Weizenbock
3rdStephen GreenAt My Wit's End24A: Witbier

Table 11: British Bitter (6 entries)

1stPhill TurnerHorsmonden Strong Bitter11C: Strong BitterLondon Amateur Brewers
2ndShane Van Der WesthuizenBitter Jessy11B: Best Bitter

Table 12: Belgian and monastic (27 entries)

1stLee ImminsOoldveek Tripel26C: Belgian TripelLondon Amateur Brewers
2ndJacques MaraisDeath's Quad26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleLondon Amateur Brewers
3rdJonathan Ritson
Co-Brewer: Natalie Wall
Bridge Season25B: Saison

Table 13: Pale Commonwealth Beer (17 entries)

1stAlex HallAle12A: British Golden AleScottish Craft Brewers
2ndJack DavisonThorn In The Side 12A: British Golden AleNorwich Amateur Brewers
3rdRichard SwindellsEnglish Country Garden12C: English IPAAnglian Craft Brewers

Table 14: Fruit and Spice (20 entries)

1stBrett HarmanDon't Make Me Destroy You30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndMartin LedsonGolden Sunrise29B: Fruit and Spice Beer
3rdLaura BraidPolar Shadow30B: Autumn Seasonal Beer

Table 15: Historical, Wood and Specialty Beer (18 entries)

1stBojan Grdinic
Co-Brewer: Monika Merlin Grdinic
Beast Of Bourbon33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndRichard CaldecottCiao Bella Birra34B: Mixed-Style Beer Liverpool Homebrewers Club
3rdPhill TurnerWhitbread 185027A: Historical Beer London Amateur Brewers

Table 16: Amber and malty lager (17 entries)

1stLaura BraidOctoberness 6A: Märzen
2ndLucie BurtonBat Out Of Helles4C: Helles BockBarnsley Homebrew Club
3rdPaddy FowlerEisbach4A: Munich HellesScottish Craft Brewers

Table 17: Light / pale lager and cream ale (11 entries)

1stMathias BorjessonSomething In The Water3B: Czech Premium Pale Lager
2ndMatthew ScorerMetamorphosis3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerLeicester Homebrew
3rdAnna LamontLionn Lager2A: International Pale Lager

Table 18: Dark lager and bock (7 entries)

1stRich CallerMillerova Chyba 3D: Czech Dark LagerManchester Homebrew
2ndCallum BracherFade To Black3D: Czech Dark LagerScottish Craft Brewers
3rdGareth OakesWelcome To The Dunkel8A: Munich DunkelWorcestershire HomeBrew Club

Table 19: Pils and exportbier (11 entries)

1stRichard WilliamsSmells Lagery5C: German Helles ExportbierBedford Homebrewers
2ndRichard SwindellsGrounds For Divorce5C: German Helles ExportbierAnglian Craft Brewers
3rdChris BurrowsGolden RobynLSX5: New Zealand PilsnerReading Amateur Brewers