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This competition is National Homebrew Club of Ireland sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 18 or older.

All entires should be submitted through your local club reps.

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 arrive 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.

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.


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.

13A Dark Mild13B English Brown Ale13C English Porter
15B Irish Stout15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout
16B Oatmeal Stout16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout


Judging Session Locations and Dates

57 The Headline
Sunday 27 October, 2019 00:00, BST



The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

The 1st place entry will be selected during Best of Show (BOS) round.

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. Score sheets will be available via the competition website in the days after the judging. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.


Awards Ceremony

57 The Headline
Monday 21 October, 2019 00:00, BST