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Thank you for your interest in the Scottish National Homebrew Competition 2024 organized by Scottish Craft Brewers, Edinburgh.

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

258 entries have been added to the system as of 17:40, GMT, Wednesday 6 December, 2023. There is a limit of 300 entries for this competition.

165 paid entries are in the system as of 17:40, GMT, Wednesday 6 December, 2023. 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.


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. Opportunity to drop off entries in person is to be confirmed and is at the discretion of the competition organisers.

Entrants are initially limited to two entries. The competition organisers reserve the right to increase this limit.

We require three unmarked bottles, minimum 330ml brown glass or PET, or three unmarked cans, minimum 330ml. 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. 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.

Detailed and constructive feedback by qualified or experienced judges is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. Judges will assign a final score (this may not be the average of all scores) which will rank each entry in its category.

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

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.

Paid members of Scottish Craft Brewers (paid up at the point of registration) will recieve a refund on the second entry (excluding transaction fees) - these refunds will be processed periodically for the qualifying entries.

Any changes to the competition structure or timings will be communicated to entants as soon as possible.

Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3

Each entry will consist of:

  • Capped or corked brown glass or PET bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.
  • ORĀ Cans that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing.

We require a minimum of 3no. bottles or cans of a minimum 330ml volume to allow for transit damage, infections and/or Best of Show judging.

Failure to provide appropriate containers of sufficient number or volume may result in disqualification

All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached directly to bottles/cans and completely covered with see-through tape.

Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

Competition Official

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

  • Harry Kirkham — Competition Coordinator