Scottish National Homebrew Competition


Scottish Craft Brewers are pleased to announce the first Scottish National Homebrew Competition to be held in January 2021.
Having organised successful BJCP judged club competitions for many years, we are now looking to expand the scope and scale of the competition.

There are 100 entries available, and participants will initially be limited to two entries. The first entry will be £6, with subsequent entries £4. Registration is now open at:

Entries, including the membership pre-sale, will be allocated on a first come, first served basis on receipt of payment via Paypal.
If you have not paid for your entries, your place in the competition is not reserved.

All BJCP 2015 categories will be eligible for entry; beers will be grouped in tables of complementary styles for judging. The groupings will be decided based on entries received. Although you will be able to edit your entries in the lead up to the competition, the sooner the final styles are confirmed, the easier it will be for us to organise. The winner of each table will go forward to the Best in Show competition. Scores and written feedback will be provided to all entrants after the competition.

Entry requirements
We require four unmarked bottles, minimum of 330ml each, in either brown glass or brown PET with plain caps. The competition organisers may disqualify entries that do not meet these requirements.

All entries must be posted to arrive by midday on 21st January 2021. Entries will be accepted at the postal location from 8th January onwards.

There will be no drop off locations.

Judging will take place remotely in a series of sessions at the end of January and beginning of February. Each table will be judged in a single session by two judges.

Organisers will distribute beer to judges within easy driving distance of Edinburgh. Unfortunately we cannot use judges based outside this area.

Please register on the competition site if you are interested in judging, especially if you have experience of beer judging and knowledge of the BJCP styles.

Results will be announced at an online ceremony in February.

People’s Choice 2021
The People’s Choice will be postponed until in person gatherings are permitted.

The People’s Choice 2021 will be a separate free-to-enter competition, judged by attendees at a future event. You do not need to register via the competition site, just bring three unmarked bottles of your beer along to where they will be processed to be judged by other attendees.

The category for People’s Choice 2021 is 20C Imperial Stout, as voted for by members of the Scottish Craft Brewers Facebook page.
(Imperial Stout is also eligible as a category in the main competition, however this must be registered as an entry via the competition site.)

Covid 19
We are acutely aware of the ongoing Covid 19 situation and potential restrictions that may still be in place in early 2021. We will endeavour to ensure that any changes to the competition format as a result of these restrictions is communicated to participants at the earliest opportunity.