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Thanks to all who participated in the Welsh National Homebrew Competition.

There were 238 entries judged and 155 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stIan CheeserightChocolate Milk Comes From Brown Cows30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable BeerLeeds Homebrew Collective
2ndFraser WithersYou Sexy Thing33B: Specialty Wood-Aged BeerLAB
3rdNick DavisBattle Of The Alamo2A: International Pale LagerAnglian Craft Brewers

Best Welsh Beer

The highest scoring beer from a brewer with a Welsh address. In the event of a tie we compare the score of the same brewers next highest scoring beer.

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stRhys DaviesDippy Kitty22A: Double IPAREBEL Homebrew Club
2ndBernie RamsaySpecial Saison25B: SaisonREBEL Homebrew Club

Winning Entries

Table 1: Pale Lager (9 entries)

1stNick DavisBattle Of The Alamo2A: International Pale LagerAnglian Craft Brewers
2ndColin TaylorNektonic3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerPortsmouth Homebrew Club
3rdStew HorneI Am Not Lee Immins1B: American LagerLAB

Table 2: German Lager & Hybrid (13 entries)

1stTim Passmore
Co-Brewer: Robbie Gaston, Hugh Rowberry
Crispy Boi5D: German PilsBeer Boars
2ndMatthew HalesTo Helles and Back 4A: Munich HellesMidland Craft Brewers
3rdSteven ScottWhirl of the Waltz7A: Vienna Lager

Table 3: Amber & Dark Lager (7 entries)

1stAlberto Pomares MurDark Side Of Lager8B: Schwarzbier
2ndNick DavisGarage Reserve2B: International Amber LagerAnglian Craft Brewers

Table 4: Wheat (7 entries)

1stAlberto Pomares MurBlanca24A: Witbier
2ndStuart WatkinsCotton-Topped Tamarin 10A: WeissbierREBEL Homebrew Club
3rdAlberto Pomares MurGreen Moon24A: Witbier

Table 5: English Pale (12 entries)

1stDan BurginDrinkability Brown's Bitter Beer11A: Ordinary Bitter
2ndMark SandersonCat's Cradle12A: British Golden AleLAB
3rdJason Jones
Co-Brewer: Charlie Abbott
Full English12A: British Golden AleAnglian Craft Brewers

Table 6: Brown Ale & Porter (14 entries)

1stLee ImminsBring Yor Daughter To the Porter13C: English PorterLAB
2ndJason Jones
Co-Brewer: Charlie Abbott
Heavy On the Chips13C: English PorterAnglian Craft Brewers
3rdIan Cosier174120A: American PorterLAB
HMGeoff Nix
Co-Brewer: Mike Anson & Doug Hayes
Black Eyed Porter20A: American Porter

Table 7: British and Irish Ales (6 entries)

1stJonathan FleckAuld Nick17C: Wee Heavy
2ndJerry PringleEnglish Barleywine17D: English BarleywineBrewcialism
3rdMatthew HalesSunset Red Ale 15A: Irish Red AleMidland Craft Brewers

Table 8: Stout (29 entries)

1stJames WilsonCareless16D: Foreign Extra StoutLAB
2ndBarry Walsh
Co-Brewer: The Hyperbolic Boys
The Disappearing Man20C: Imperial Stout
3rdJonathan FleckDark Abyss 16B: Oatmeal Stout
HMRichard LockRis20C: Imperial StoutBrewcialism

Table 9: American Pale & Amber (19 entries)

1stRhys DaviesCitra Smash18B: American Pale AleREBEL Homebrew Club
2ndIan CosierFall Line19A: American Amber AleLAB
3rdMark WilliamsBlonde18A: Blonde AleREBEL Homebrew Club

Table 10: IPA (19 entries)

1stRhys DaviesDippy Kitty22A: Double IPAREBEL Homebrew Club
2ndDan BurginSevenfold Shield21A: American IPA
3rdMatthew HalesSunshine IPA 21A: American IPAMidland Craft Brewers

Table 11: Speciality IPA (25 entries)

1stAleksandr MaznovDeadmans Special21B1: Belgian IPA Brewcialism
2ndTim Passmore
Co-Brewer: Robbie Gaston, Hugh Rowberry
East Coast Rules21B: Specialty IPA Beer Boars
3rdBryn ParkesBrut-Ish21B: Specialty IPA

Table 12: Sour and Brett (16 entries)

1stMatt KentDuchesse de Brewcon23B: Flanders Red AleOther
2ndMark SandersonPrickle Puss23A: Berliner WeisseLAB
3rdJorge PizarroCraufurds Brett Stout28A: Brett Beer Asociación De Cerveceros Caseros Españoles
HMNeil PageLazy Lamb23F: Fruit Lambic

Table 13: Belgian (30 entries)

1stØystein BorudThe Trinity-Tripel.26C: Belgian Tripel
2ndBernie RamsaySpecial Saison25B: Saison REBEL Homebrew Club
3rdAlberto Pomares MurMr B24B: Belgian Pale Ale

Table 14: Fruit, Spice, Herb, Veg (20 entries)

1stIan CheeserightChocolate Milk Comes From Brown Cows30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Leeds Homebrew Collective
2ndBryn ParkesA Sherry Wee Heavy 30C: Winter Seasonal Beer
3rdJoon ChungBounty Bar30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Beer Boars

Table 15: Wood, Smoke & Other (12 entries)

1stFraser WithersYou Sexy Thing33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer LAB
2ndPiotr MikuckiE27A2: Piwo GrodziskieBrewcialism
3rdPiotr MikuckiM32B: Specialty Smoked Beer Brewcialism