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Thank you for your interest in the The Great British Brew Off organized by Wee County Brewers, @ Mo Chara, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 AH7W.

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.

Entry Registration is Open

41 entries have been added to the system as of 13:27, BST, Wednesday 17 July, 2024. There is a limit of 150 entries for this competition.

0 paid entries are in the system as of 13:27, BST, Wednesday 17 July, 2024. There is a limit of 150 paid entries for this competition.

Current entry count by style type and associated limits:

    To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

    Judge and Steward Registration is Open

    If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

    If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

    Rules

    Wee County Brewers are running a British beers based brewing competition in conjunction with Brehon Brewhouse, Mo Chara and the National Homebrew Club.

    Think English, Scottish and British styles, malty sweet, light and heavy beers - we're looking for them all!

    The Wee County Brewers 'The Great British Brew Off' Competition is a Beer Judge Certification (BJCP) sanctioned competition. 

    Brehon Brewhouse will brew the winning beer

    This competition is open to any amateur homebrewer, worldwide, age 18 or older.

    All entries must be received at the drop off location (either by shipping or in person) by 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.

    Style Guidelines and Eligibility
    Beers will be assessed against BJCP Style Guidelines 2021 available here: https://www.bjcp.org/bjcp-style-guidelines/

    Where

    • Mo Chara, 19 Roden Pl, Townparks, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 AH7W

    When

    • Judging starts approx. 10am
    • Awards ceremony approx 5pm

    Entry Costs

    Entry fee for the first beer is €10 and €5 for each beer thereafter.

     

    **Special Signature Entry**

    Keeping in line with the competition theme we will award a prize to the highest scoring Dessert/Pastry Stout entered in the following categories (scoring over 30):

    29D: Speciality Fruit Beer, 30D: Speciality Spice Beer & 31B: Alternative Sugar Beer

    Please consult the BJCP guidelines when considering which category to enter your beer in - https://www.bjcp.org/style-entry-suggestions/

    Entry Acceptance Rules

    Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

    Both bottles and cans will be accepted. Please read the following carefully:

    Bottles:

    Each entry will consist of capped or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely (e.g. using a Sharpie).

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

    If submitting 330mL bottles, please provide 3 bottles. 

    Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

    Cans:

    Each entry will need to be void of all identifying information. 

    Please provide 3 seperate cans for each entry e.g. 3 x 330mL, 3 x 440 mL or 3 x 500mL 

    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.

    Competition Official

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

    • Ross Chisholm — Competition Coordinator

    Sponsors

    Wee County Brewers is proud to have the following sponsors for the The Great British Brew Off.

    Brehon Brewhouse
     
    Brehon Brewhouse
    Mo Chara
     
    Mo Chara
    Inkbird
     
    Inkbird
    WHC Lab
     
    WHC Lab
    Boann
     
    Boann
    Brickyard
     
    Brickyard
    National Homebrew Club
     
    National Homebrew Club
    TheCru
     
    TheCru
    The Homebrew Company
     
    The Homebrew Company
    Wee County Brewers
     
    Wee County Brewers