Scottish National Homebrew Competition 2023

Scottish Craft Brewers are delighted to announce the third Scottish National Homebrew Competition will take place in early 2023.

This year there will be 300 places available, our largest competition to date, and participants will initially be limited to two entries. The first entry will be £10, with subsequent entries £5. Registration will open at 9am on the 1st August.

Paid up members of Scottish Craft Brewers will receive a refund for their second entry. See the club section of this website for more details about joining..

Entries 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 guaranteed.

All BJCP 2021 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 three unmarked bottles, minimum of 330ml each, in either brown glass or brown PET with plain caps. We may disqualify entries that do not meet these requirements.

Postal entries will be accepted 1 week before the competition date. Drop off locations within Edinburgh will be confirmed closer to the date.

People’s Choice 2023
The People’s Choice 2023 is free-to-enter mini competition, judged by everyone at the results event. It’s a chance for attendees to get experience in judging beer to BJCP categories and (hopefully!) taste some great brews.

The category for People’s Choice 2023 is 3D Czech Dark Lager as voted for by the Scottish Craft Brewers Facebook Group. You do not need to register via the competition site, we just require three bottles delivered to the postal or drop off locations.

Judging will take place at the end of January 2023 in Edinburgh and there will be a results event at Edinburgh venue to be confirmed.

Registration will also be open for judging and stewarding. As we are keen to get BJCP qualified judges in attendance, a contribution towards expenses will be available for those travelling from outside the central belt. Lunch will be provided on the judging day.