Account Registration

Registrations for judges and stewards only accepted through Thursday 13 June, 2019 17:00, BST.

Entry Registration

Entry registration is closed.


BJCP 2015 Judging Styles

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager2C International Dark Lager
3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager3C Czech Amber Lager
3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles4B Festbier
4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier5B Kolsch
5C German Exportbier5D German Pils6A Marzen
6C Dunkels Bock7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier
7C Kellerbier 8A Munich Dunkel8B Schwarzbier
9A Doppelbock 9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter
10A Weissbier10B Dunkels Weissbier10C Weizenbock
11A Ordinary Bitter11B Best Bitter11C Strong Bitter
12A English Golden Ale12C English IPA13A Dark Mild
13B English Brown Ale13C English Porter14A Scottish Light
14B Scottish Heavy14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale
15B Irish Stout15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout
16B Oatmeal Stout16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout
17A English Strong Ale17A1 Burton Ale17B Old Ale
17C Wee Heavy17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale
19A American Amber Ale19C American Brown Ale20A American Porter
20B American Stout20C Imperial Stout22C American Barleywine
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison 25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26A Trappist Single26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel
26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A9 London Brown Ale 


Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

Entries: For each entry, the brewer must submit the following:

Two 330-568ml brown or green glass or PET (Coopers type) bottles. Bottles must be free of labels, and any other identifying marks must be blacked out. Bottles will not be returned. Bottles with engraved or embossed lettering should be avoided but are acceptable. Beers may be bottle conditioned or force carbonated. 
Bottle labels, attached securely to each bottle with clear tape.
The appropriate fee, based on the total number of entries. Paypal only.


Drop-Off Location

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Monday 27 May, 2019 13:00, BST through Friday 7 June, 2019 15:00, BST.

Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.

Attn Dom Skeet ACB Homebrew Comp Colchester Brewery
The Viaduct Brewery, Unit 16, Wakes Hall Business Centre, Colchester CO6 2DY
01787 829422
*Note please deliver before 3pm if going to brewery


Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Sunday 26 May, 2019 13:00, BST through Thursday 6 June, 2019 13:00, BST.

Ship entries to:

Attn Dom Skeet ACB Homebrew Comp Colchester brewery
The Viaduct Brewery, Unit 16, Wakes Hall Business Centre, Colchester CO6 2DY

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

All entries must come with a label printed from this site, attached to the bottle by covering in clear sellotape.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

Private shipping companies have the right to refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass and/or alcoholic beverages. Be aware that entries mailed internationally are often required by customs to have proper documentation. These entries might be opened and/or returned to the shipper by customs officials at their discretion. It is solely your responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.


Judging Session Locations and Dates

Royal British Legion
Saturday 15 June, 2019 10:00, BST



The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.

The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Awards will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Awards not picked up will be mailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.


Awards Ceremony

Royal British Legion
The Quay, Wivenhoe, Essex, CO7 9BX
Saturday 15 June, 2019 17:00, BST