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Thanks to all who participated in the Scottish National Homebrew Competition 2022.

There were 149 entries judged and 146 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stNick DavisLili Marlene6A: MarzenAnglian Craft Brewers
2ndMarc HannewaldConception 23C: Oud BruinNorwich Amateur Brewers
3rdJohn WatsonRaucous Rudholf 11B: Best BitterAnglian Craft Brewers

Best Overall Brewer (86 Participating Brewers)

1stPhill Turner2006.02 London Amateur Brewers
2ndCraig Jameson1105.02 Scottish Craft Brewers
Kane Templer1105.02
James Pettifor1105.02 Anglian Craft Brewers
Nick Davis1105.02 Anglian Craft Brewers

Scores and tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology. Numbers reflected are rounded to the hundredth place. Hover over or tap the question mark icon () for the actual calculated value.

Best Club (19 Participating Clubs)

1stScottish Craft Brewers345222.12
2ndLondon Amateur Brewers232114.07
3rdAnglian Craft Brewers321014.06

Scores and tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology. Numbers reflected are rounded to the hundredth place. Hover over or tap the question mark icon () for the actual calculated value.

Winning Entries

Table 1: American Standard Beers & Pale Ales (8 entries)

1stAlex HallSession Pale Ale18B: American Pale AleScottish Craft Brewers
2ndJohn WatsonThe Hop Pig 18B: American Pale Ale
3rdJohn WatsonChinwobbler18A: Blonde AleAnglian Craft Brewers

Table 2: Pale Lagers & Wheat Beer (7 entries)

1stStephen HoodlessA Hefty Kick For His Efforts 10A: Weissbier
2ndIan CosierMayday Leap4C: Helles BockLondon Amateur Brewers
3rdLaura BraidSunshine On The Rocks2A: International Pale Lager
HMIan CosierFauxhemian Pils3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerLondon Amateur Brewers

Table 3: Pale Bitter & Amber European Beer & Lagers (11 entries)

1stNick DavisLili Marlene6A: MarzenAnglian Craft Brewers
2ndCraig JamesonPilsner5D: German PilsScottish Craft Brewers
3rdSteven ScottThe Man From Dunkels6C: Dunkels Bock

Table 4: Dark European Lager & Beer (9 entries)

1stKeith BaileyMorgan9C: Baltic PorterNorwich Amateur Brewers
2ndKane TemplerLipstick On A Pig!8B: Schwarzbier
3rdColin TaylorComplex Function Theory3D: Czech Dark LagerPortsmouth Homebrew Club
HMJohn LivingstoneDark Doppelbock9A: Doppelbock Scottish Craft Brewers

Table 5: British Bitter, Golden and IPAs (8 entries)

1stJohn WatsonRaucous Rudholf 11B: Best BitterAnglian Craft Brewers
2ndCraig TarftJust A Bitter11A: Ordinary BitterLondon Amateur Brewers
3rdHarry KirkhamDrape Yourself In Greenery, Become Part Of The Scenery12C: English IPAScottish Craft Brewers
HMLes ManleyEnglish Bitter11B: Best Bitter

Table 6: Malt Forward Scottish & English Beer (4 entries)

1stCraig Jameson80 Shilling14C: Scottish ExportScottish Craft Brewers
2ndJack DavisonGeez A Bear Buh13A: Dark MildNorwich Amateur Brewers
3rdMark Watson1722 London Porter13C: English PorterScottish Craft Brewers

Table 7: Strong British Beer (8 entries)

1stPhill TurnerCounty Beermakers Old Ale17A1: Burton AleLondon Amateur Brewers
2ndGordon NicolA Strong Beer In Small Quantities17C: Wee HeavyScottish Craft Brewers
3rdAlex HallWee Heavy17C: Wee HeavyScottish Craft Brewers
HMMark KettleOne For the Road17A: British Strong Ale

Table 8: American Amber & Porter (9 entries)

1stJohn StewartSteaming Amber19A: American Amber AleAberdeen Homebrew Club
2ndJames PettiforHorsebolter 220A: American PorterAnglian Craft Brewers
3rdJohn LivingstoneAmerican Porter20A: American PorterScottish Craft Brewers

Table 9: English & American Stouts (9 entries)

1stTom MorleyTom’s Old Skool Stout20B: American Stout
2ndRichard HumphreyNo Diggidy, No Stout16B: Oatmeal StoutNorwich Amateur Brewers
3rdMark SandersonBella Lugosi16B: Oatmeal StoutLondon Amateur Brewers

Table 10: American IPAs & Strong Ales (7 entries)

1stSam Thakker-JonesDouble Down22A: Double IPA
2ndRob IafratiSeven Cities Of Gold (Idaho 7 & El Dorado Ipa)21A: American IPAHomebrew Collab Bristol
3rdOran KennedyTotally Tortie21A: American IPA

Table 11: Speciality IPAs (9 entries)

1stTom GardnerHop Juice21B7: New England IPA Scottish Craft Brewers
2ndJoon ChungAll Day Breakfast21B: Specialty IPA Beer Boars
3rdSam Thakker-JonesGreen Coast21B7: New England IPA

Table 12: Light Belgian Ales (9 entries)

1stJames PettiforFishing Rights25A: Belgian Blond AleAnglian Craft Brewers
2ndNick DavisLa Femme Au Coeur Sauvage24C: Biere de Garde Anglian Craft Brewers
3rdMichal PlodowskiSunny Beach25A: Belgian Blond Ale

Table 13: Saisons (6 entries)

1stPhill TurnerSpelt Rong, Grisette.25B: Saison London Amateur Brewers
2ndJames CollinGrisette Bier De Table Extra25B: Saison Scottish Craft Brewers
3rdFinlay StewartSzechuan Session Saison25B: Saison
HMMat BedfordThe Fusion Saison25B: Saison

Table 14: Strong Belgian Ale (12 entries)

1stNeil PageRock the Fort26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleHaandbryggerlauget Af 1970
2ndSean O'TooleThe Magic Number26C: Belgian TripelMCB
3rdSimas Vainauskas Imposter Strongman25C: Belgian Golden Strong AleLondon Amateur Brewers

Table 15: Sour Beers (11 entries)

1stMarc HannewaldConception 23C: Oud BruinNorwich Amateur Brewers
2ndAnna MoeGroseille23F: Fruit Lambic Haandbryggerlauget Af 1970
3rdSam JonesCitrus Preserve 27A1: Gose
HMSam JonesFunky Berliner28A: Brett Beer

Table 16: Fruit, Spice & Seasonal Beers (10 entries)

1stKane TemplerOutrageous Fortune29A: Fruit Beer
2ndSerge SavinThe Wolf Cries Mary30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer London Amateur Brewers
3rdJonathan FleckGet Some Nuts30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
HMJames BurnettRaspberry Wheat Beer29A: Fruit Beer Scottish Craft Brewers

Table 17: Wood, Smoked, Mixed & Experimental Beers (12 entries)

1stGordon Kingór Dubh33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndCallum BracherSmall Strong - Barrel Aged33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Scottish Craft Brewers
3rdAndy HannonBarrel Aged Ruby Port Wee Heavy34C: Experimental Beer Scottish Craft Brewers
HMMat RidgeFire The Lot6B: RauchbierNorwich Amateur Brewers