UK National Homebrew Competition 2013 - Oxford

Local and National competitions, including the NHC and the Welsh National.
Post Reply
User avatar
alikocho
Posts: 1540
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:31 am

UK National Homebrew Competition 2013 - Oxford

Post by alikocho »

The UK National Homebrew Competition for 2013 will take place on the weekend of 14/15 September in Oxford.

The location has been chosen as it seemed that the competition needed to move from Bristol after being held there for the last two years, there was a group of people who are willing to act as local coordinators, and it is relatively more accessible for the concentrations of UK BJCP judges we have at present.

There will be several rule changes this year in order to deal with an anticipated large number of entries and based on the experience of last year:

All beer must have been dropped off or received by mail by the closing date. Judges and Stewards will NOT be able to bring entries on the day.

Brewers may enter ONE beer per subcategory (you may still enter multiple beers in a category - i.e. entering 14A, 14B and 14C is allowed. Entering more than one beer in 8B is not).

Registration is open at http://www.nationalhomebrewcompetition.org.uk
Ali

BJCP National Judge
BJCP Assistant Regional Director (North-East/Europe)
American Homebrewers' Association International Subcommittee
Organizer, National Homebrew Competition
CBA UK Competition and Training Coordinator

http://serenbrewing.com

User avatar
RogerP
Posts: 2344
Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:06 pm

Re: UK National Homebrew Competition 2013 - Oxford

Post by RogerP »

£22 for a train ticket if you book in advance :)

Anyone planning on going?
”spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ ʎɐld”

This year I think that I will finally develop an invisible cardigan and my project to extract gold from spiders legs will also reap great rewards.

User avatar
Bimster
Posts: 266
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:51 am
Location: Generally Bristol

Re: UK National Homebrew Competition 2013 - Oxford

Post by Bimster »

Ali,

Is this likely to be on both days or just one? Can you let us know the details (when you know) so we can sort out transport etc.

Cheers.
James

BJCP Certified Judge

User avatar
Taz Ales
Site Admin
Posts: 467
Joined: Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:07 am
Location: Bristol
Contact:

Re: UK National Homebrew Competition 2013 - Oxford

Post by Taz Ales »

I'm up for judging. Putting it the diary now to make sure I don't double book anything.
Taz... or Chris. It's up to you.

User avatar
alikocho
Posts: 1540
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:31 am

Re: UK National Homebrew Competition 2013 - Oxford

Post by alikocho »

Bimster wrote:Ali,

Is this likely to be on both days or just one? Can you let us know the details (when you know) so we can sort out transport etc.

Cheers.
I'll let you know when we have this straightened out. In many ways it would be easiest to have a one day affair, but the volume of beer vs available judges might mean that 2 days is easier.
Ali

BJCP National Judge
BJCP Assistant Regional Director (North-East/Europe)
American Homebrewers' Association International Subcommittee
Organizer, National Homebrew Competition
CBA UK Competition and Training Coordinator

http://serenbrewing.com

User avatar
alikocho
Posts: 1540
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:31 am

Re: UK National Homebrew Competition 2013 - Oxford

Post by alikocho »

Registration now open....
Ali

BJCP National Judge
BJCP Assistant Regional Director (North-East/Europe)
American Homebrewers' Association International Subcommittee
Organizer, National Homebrew Competition
CBA UK Competition and Training Coordinator

http://serenbrewing.com

User avatar
alikocho
Posts: 1540
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:31 am

Re: UK National Homebrew Competition 2013 - Oxford

Post by alikocho »

Note the changes for this year. All have been made to make the competition more manageable and the day more enjoyable for all.


Brewers may enter ONE beer per subcategory (you may still enter multiple beers in a category - i.e. entering 14A, 14B and 14C is allowed. Entering more than one beer in 8B is not). This applies to all categories EXCEPT 23 (Specialty Beer), where brewers may enter NO MORE THAN THREE beers.

The custom category of New Zealand Pale Ales will not be offered this year. NZPAs should be entered as APAs, and judges will be instructed not to mark down for non-US hop usage.

The entry window closes TWO WEEKS before the competition, and ALL beer must be in the week before (and local drop-offs need to get it to the main site prior to the day). No beer to be entered in the competition may be brought on the day by judges or stewards.

Entries are limited to 500. Once 500 entries have been reached, no further entries can be registered. We expect to hit this cap fairly quickly.
Ali

BJCP National Judge
BJCP Assistant Regional Director (North-East/Europe)
American Homebrewers' Association International Subcommittee
Organizer, National Homebrew Competition
CBA UK Competition and Training Coordinator

http://serenbrewing.com

User avatar
alikocho
Posts: 1540
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:31 am

Re: UK National Homebrew Competition 2013 - Oxford

Post by alikocho »

Less than three months to go!

The venue is set, and there are details on the competition site.

Entries are coming in, but remember that there is a cap of 500 entries and that your entries are only guaranteed if they have been paid for (the system will keep collecting "unconfirmed" entries).

I'm already excited!
Ali

BJCP National Judge
BJCP Assistant Regional Director (North-East/Europe)
American Homebrewers' Association International Subcommittee
Organizer, National Homebrew Competition
CBA UK Competition and Training Coordinator

http://serenbrewing.com

User avatar
alikocho
Posts: 1540
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:31 am

Re: UK National Homebrew Competition 2013 - Oxford

Post by alikocho »

Entries are now closed (although some still need paying).

442 entries with 201 participants.

Categories will run as follows:

Light Lagers and Pilsner - 9 entries
Amber and Dark Lagers - 12 entries
Bock - 6 entries
Light and Amber Hybrids 22 entries
English Pale Ale - 29 entries
American Ale - 34 entries
English Brown Ale; Scottish and Irish Ale - 14 entries
Porter - 30 entries
Stout - 47 entries
IPA - 52 entries
German Wheat and Rye Beers - 15 entries
Belgian and French Ale - 47 entries
Sour Ales and Fruit Beers -10 entries
Belgian Strong Ales - 25 entries
Strong Ales - 24 entries
Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer - 14 entries
Smoke and Wood-aged beer - 18 entries
Specialty Beer - 34 entries
Ali

BJCP National Judge
BJCP Assistant Regional Director (North-East/Europe)
American Homebrewers' Association International Subcommittee
Organizer, National Homebrew Competition
CBA UK Competition and Training Coordinator

http://serenbrewing.com

Post Reply