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Thank you for your interest in the Scottish National Homebrew Competition 2023 organized by Scottish Craft Brewers.

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

220 entries have been added to the system as of 5:33 PM, BST, Friday 19 August, 2022. There is a limit of 300 entries for this competition.

156 paid entries are in the system as of 5:33 PM, BST, Friday 19 August, 2022. There is a limit of 300 paid entries for this competition.

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

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

This competition is open to any amateur homebrewer aged 18 or older.

All entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

We require three unmarked bottles, minimum 330ml brown glass or PET. Organisers reserve the right to disqualify entries that do not meet this requirement.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

We are aware of the ongoing Covid-19 situation and potential restrictions that may be in place in early 2023 - this may result in some slight modification of the drop off and judging availability and timescales. Any changes will be communicated to entants as soon as possible.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

 

All fees must be paid on completion of entry registration. We will periodically any purge entries that remain in an unpaid state. Scottish Craft Brewers paid members (paid up at the point of registration) will recieve a refund on the second entry - these refunds will be processed periodically for the qualifying entries.

Competition Official

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Andrew Newall — Competition Coordinator

Sponsors

Scottish Craft Brewers is proud to have the following sponsors for the Scottish National Homebrew Competition 2023.

The Malt Miller
Swindon
The Malt Miller
The Malt Miller is THE place to purchase the freshest ingredients so that YOU can make the best beer possible. All backed up by unrivalled customer service. Check out all the fresh ingredients, quality equipment & their new indie beer fridge on their website.
Stewart Brewing
Edinburgh
Stewart Brewing
Stewart Brewing has been an award-winning brewery since 2004. Not only do they supply locally brewed beer but as of mid-May they opened their new Brewery Bar and Pizza Kitchen. With a wide selection of tank fresh beers available as well as handmade Pizza with some extras on the menu too! They have generously contributed some cases of beer - in the meantime head over to their webshop to check out their beers.
BrewKegTap
St Columb Major
BrewKegTap
BrewKegTap - We sell beer dispensing and homebrew equipment – all backed up by our excellent customer service.
Cold Town Beer
Edinburgh
Cold Town Beer
It’s time to paint the town cold! Cold Town Beer brews a range of delicious, award winning beer and serve it in an award winning bar.
Crossmyloof Brew
Glasgow
Crossmyloof Brew
Crossmyloof Brew - Brewery Supplies - are proud to sponsor the Scottish National Homebrew Competition for the third year running. Check out their website for some great brewing ingredients.
Tilt
USA
Tilt
The Tilt™ allows you to wirelessly monitor your brew's specific gravity and temperature on your smartphone or tablet! Our goal is to help homebrewers brew better beer. The Tilt allows you to test the specific gravity and temperature of your beer while it's fermenting, without ever having to open your fermenter or pour out any of your precious brew. This makes brewing more consistent and easy to track.