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Thanks to all who participated in the Black Friday Homebrew Competition.

There were 83 entries judged and 132 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stHarry KirkhamDon’t Be Afraid of Anyone, Like Seasons Just Move On36A: Wood Aged Black BeerScottish Craft Brewers
2ndRobert GallagherKafka's Dark Morphology3D: Czech Dark LagerLondon Amateur Brewers
3rdJames WilsonHard Top20B: American StoutLondon Amateur Brewers
4thKeith BaileyMorgan9C: Baltic PorterNorwich Amateur Brewers
HMKev WarnesThe Ghost of Box Mill21B2: Black IPAAnglian Craft Brewers

Winning Entries

Table 1: Black-ish British Beer (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stPaul GauntFlat Cap13A: Dark MildAberdeen Homebrew Club
2ndAnna MoeChoco Monkey13C: English PorterHaandbryggerlauget Af 1970
3rdRichard SwindellsCapital Porter 13C: English PorterAnglian Craft Brewers
HMJack DavisonGeez A Bear Buh13A: Dark MildNorwich Amateur Brewers

Table 2: British and Irish Stouts (12 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stCarl Barrett
Co-Brewer: Serenna Barrett
A Sweatless Walloping16D: Foreign Extra Stout
2ndKen BazleyStouty McStoutface15B: Irish StoutLondon Amateur Brewers
3rdThomas Glon-VilleneuveIms16A: Sweet StoutLes Forces Du Malt

Table 3: European Black Lager (13 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRobert GallagherKafka's Dark Morphology3D: Czech Dark LagerLondon Amateur Brewers
2ndTony TilburyThe Dark Night3D: Czech Dark LagerAnglian Craft Brewers
3rdMark Rogers
Co-Brewer: Jamie Penny
Cashing Czechs (Obcdl)3D: Czech Dark Lager

Table 4: Black IPA (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stKev WarnesThe Ghost of Box Mill21B2: Black IPA Anglian Craft Brewers

Table 5: American Porters and Stouts (10 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJames WilsonHard Top20B: American StoutLondon Amateur Brewers
2ndRick WoollissGrain Matter20A: American PorterJunction Brew Club
3rdScott JohnstonHead Over Heart20A: American Porter
4thRichard DentOatmeal Porter20A: American PorterNorwich Amateur Brewers

Table 6: Imperial Porters and Stouts (11 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stKeith BaileyMorgan9C: Baltic PorterNorwich Amateur Brewers
2ndDan WaltersI Shall Have A Fishy On A Little Dishy When The Boat Comes In.20C: Imperial StoutWorcestershire HomeBrew Club
3rdLucas StolarczykThe Path To Inner Peace And Harmony20C: Imperial StoutLondon Amateur Brewers
4thIan Benfell
Co-Brewer: None
Chipotle & Chocolate Baltic Porter 9C: Baltic PorterBrewing Network, The

Table 7: Experimental Black Beers (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stHarry KirkhamDon’t Be Afraid of Anyone, Like Seasons Just Move On36A: Wood Aged Black Beer Scottish Craft Brewers
2ndRichard HumphreyCarry My Latte37A: Spiced, Herb or Vegetable Black Beer Norwich Amateur Brewers
3rdIan CosierNoirmottor40A: Other Black Beer London Amateur Brewers
4thMalcolm CruickshankWhat Was To Be Proved 36A: Wood Aged Black Beer Scottish Craft Brewers
HMLawrence CookeSmoked Porter35A: Smoked Black Beer