Thank you for your interest in the Welsh National Homebrew Competition organized by REBEL Homebrew Club.

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.

Thanks and Good Luck To All Who Entered the Welsh National Homebrew Competition!

There are 323 registered entries and 237 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

As of 03:27, there are 0 received and processed entries (this number will update as entries are picked up from drop-off locations and organized for judging).

Rules

This competition is BJCP sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 18 or older. NB This competition is only for amateur brewers, if you own or run a commercial brewery then please do not enter as you will be disqualified. If you are a brewer at a commercial brewery owned by someone else then you are free to enter any beer you have personally brewed at home, however may be excluded from winning some prizes at the discretion of the company offering the prize, EG a brew day at a commercial brewery.

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.

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.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number 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.

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

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Entry fees are not refundable. 

Each entry will consist of 2 x 330 to 500 ml capped bottles or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

500ml brown glass or PET bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by the method specified on the bottle label.

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

Judging Session Locations and Dates

Morning Session
Tiny Rebel Brewing, Wern Industrial Estate, Chartist Dr, Rogerstone, Newport NP10 9FQ
Saturday 14 September, 2019 09:00, BST

Afternoon Session
Tiny Rebel Brewing, Wern Industrial Estate, Chartist Dr, Rogerstone, Newport NP10 9FQ
Saturday 14 September, 2019 13:00, BST

Competition Officials

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

  • Sarah Pantry — Organiser
  • Nick Swann — Treasurer

Sponsors

REBEL Homebrew Club is proud to have the following sponsors for the Welsh National Homebrew Competition.

Tiny Rebel
 
Tiny Rebel
One again we are very thankful to have Tiny Rebel sponsoring us and hosting the competition. As well as hosting us for the event, they are also offering a brew day for the overall winner of the event. NB The brew day is offered at the discretion of Tiny Rebel and if you are involved in the running of a commercial brewery or are a pro brewer then you may be ineligible to win this prize.
Malt Miller
 
Malt Miller
The Malt Miller was started in 2010 by Rob Neale, we're an independent family business that prides its self in supplying home brewers and breweries with premium ingredients and equipment. As home brewers ourselves we know how important it is to get the freshest ingredients possible, all of our malt is milled fresh to order, our hops are nitrogen flushed and cold stored, there are over 250 yeast strains to choose from and you can even make your own bespoke Recipe Kits through our website.
Stocks Farm
 
Stocks Farm
Stocks Farm is a 200 year old Hop and Fruit farm on the glorious Herefordshire/Worcestershire border. It has been in the Capper family for more than half a century, and is proud to be growing quality British Hops and Apples in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Welsh National
 
Welsh National
We have some extra prizes supplied by the Welsh National Homebrew Competition including glass sets by Spiegelau and other goodies